You probably own a slow cooker—80 percent of American households do. For more than thirty years, its unbeatable convenience and practicality have made it a staple of busy families, enabling anyone to return to a home-cooked meal at the end of a he......more
You probably own a slow cooker—80 percent of American households do. For more than thirty years, its unbeatable convenience and practicality have made it a staple of busy families, enabling anyone to return to a home-cooked meal at the end of a hectic day. Many slow cooker recipes, however, have relied on less-than-healthy convenience products.
Now, Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann’s Not Your Mother’s® Slow Cooker Cookbook takes a completely fresh look at cooking with this popular appliance. This comprehensive collection of 350 recipes combines the ease of slow cooking with the fresh, wholesome ingredients and exciting flavors of today’s kitchen.
For days when there’s just no time for prep, there’s Orange and Honey Chicken Drumsticks or Country Ribs with Onions, Apples, and Sauerkraut. For (slightly!) less hectic days there’s Tangy Tomato Brisket or Lentil and Red Pepper Soup. Stay out of the kitchen when guests arrive with Duck Breasts with Port Wine Sauce or wake up to breakfast with Hot Apple Granola Oatmeal. Hensperger and Kaufmann offer dishes for every time frame, without compromising on taste, quality, or variety. And Not Your Mother’s® Slow Cooker Cookbook showcases the best of home cooking while taking advantage of a global melting pot of flavors—so cooks can serve Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya one day and Japanese Beef Curry Rice another. All the classic slow cooker recipes are here, plus many more adventuresome and innovative dishes. There is also practical information on the different types of slow cookers, their latest accessories, and what sizes are best for what purposes.
I had borrowed this book from the library, and renewed in a few times, so I knew what i was getting--a good slow cooker cookbook, with some recipes you don't find other places. I checked out various sites to buy this book, and, considering shipping costs, Overstock was the best value.
I didn't have high expectations for a slow cooker cookbook. However, I was very excited to read so many interesting, delicious recipes. The book is well organized, has a lot of interesting notes and stories to correspond with the delicious recipes.
The book was an interesting read, and taught me about the fundamentals of slow cooking. And, the recipes are outstanding.
I highly recommend this book.
I wasn't sure what to expect - this was an impulse purchase! We have since cooked out of this book every single week since it arrived with excellent results. I feel like my crockpot is now a permanent fixture on my counter. Recipes range from breakfast cereals to soups to main dishes with very original meals and many easy to prep items.
This cookbook fits the current gourmet tastes in food and has preparations that are sophisticated but doable. And equally important to cook book collectors, it's a good read of food history and culture. It is truly not your mother's version of crock pot meals.
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