Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cookbook Testing: Slow Cooker: 100 Tried and True Recipes

Following up on the post I did about slow cooker recipes.
A feature on one cookbook in particular.

Let me take you through a few of the recipes I've made so far...

Sausage and Bean Casserole pg 110

Substituted chick peas for white beans.
Hearty and savory.  A perfect weeknight meal.


Spicy Chicken and Cheese Dip pg 44

Omitted the chicken.
I had to take something to a potluck dinner for the local Scout troop.
Add a bag of tostitos chips and you've got a party.
(Note:  this did not reheat well.)


Beef Ragu with Tagliatelle pg 81

Omitted the red wine (it was Valentine's day. we drank it instead)
Substituted creamy tomato soup for the tomato paste.
A totally drool worthy meal for a couple or a crowd.
The leftovers reheat beautifully.


Spicy Pulled Pork pg 73

Made the rolls myself.
Not so spicy...as the title claimed.
Add red pepper flakes when we reheated the meat and it was perfect!
I can see me making a ton of pulled pork this summer time.
The slow cooker plugged in on the deck.



A perfect addition to your shelf.
If you want slow cooker meals (both budget-friendly and easy to make),
this is the book for you.
If you want to expand your knowledge of what you think a slow cooker can do, 
this is the book for you.
If you just want some fun recipes for entertaining,
this is so the book for you.

Definitely a keeper!

PS.  Thanks to my awesome step mom Mary Elaine for gifting this cookbook!

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