• Cook Book Review #2: Better Homes and Gardens “Simple Slow Cooker Recipes” 390 Super-Easy Recipes, Great Potluck Favorites shopping list
  • Copyright 2004, $19.95 416 pages shopping list
  • Review by Paulette Le Pore Motzko shopping list
  • March 1st, 2009 shopping list
  • This book I discovered at Barnes & Noble and although I’m notorious for finding deals there; I paid full price for this one. The index alone is a prize because it is cross referenced by not only the recipe type but also by the ingredient so you can find anything you’re looking for. shopping list
  • It is a spiral-bound book and is a fairly thick volume and a indispensable reference if you like slow-cooking cook books like I do. I know I don’t have them all but I have some great ones! shopping list
  • In the contents you have: Appetizers, Snacks & Beverages; Soups & Stews; Slow Cooked Sides; Meaty Main Dishes; Poultry Entrees; Meatless Main Dishes; Perfect For Potlucks; Swift Sides For Slow Cooked Suppers; Slow Cooked Desserts; stocking The Pantry. shopping list
  • You’ll find simple recipes where the time for most of these recipes is under 30 minutes. There are more than 385 enticing recipes that use simple, basic ingredients combining unique flavors and creating dishes that look like it took much longer to make than it really did! Granted for many of the dishes you have to allow between 6 to 8 hours to cook them in the slow cooker. Often times if I’m awake in the wee hours of the morn, I’ll assemble everything then turn the crock pot on and then by the next morning or afternoon my dish will be done! That way, I can either have it for lunch or cool then refrigerate it for dinner that night. shopping list
  • I frequently cook for my parents and if you cook for crowds the crock pot is a great tool to use in conjunction with your oven. I have 2 slow-cookers: one is standard size and the other is large enough to put a large chicken in or ham or any large cut of meat. They conserve power making them very energy efficient and “green” if you will. Any time I don’t have to heat a massive oven up I think I’m contributing to the environment even in a small way. shopping list
  • I have a large pantry and rotate the appliances I have out on the counters in my kitchen. That way, when I’m cooking I can have as much open counter space as possible. So oftentimes my crock pots are in my pantry behind closed doors when I’m not using them. shopping list
  • I recently got a large electric griddle with a warming tray and aside from having a nice, large area to make pancakes, French toast or eggs you can grill Italian sausages for lasagne or meat sauces, and browning meat before you add it to the slow cooker often seals in the juices and gives more depth in flavor to the dish. shopping list
  • Some of the dishes that I want to try and would recommend in this book are: shopping list
  • Ratatouille Soup with beans shopping list
  • Country Italian beef shopping list
  • beef in red wine gravy shopping list
  • meatball Cassoulet shopping list
  • Swedish meatballs shopping list
  • Mediterranean Meat Loaf shopping list
  • tomato-Sauced pork chops shopping list
  • Moo-Shu-Style chicken shopping list
  • Teriyaki chicken with orange Sauce shopping list
  • chicken Pesto Sandwich shopping list
  • Zippy Italian Mini meatballs shopping list
  • rosemary-Buttered potatoes shopping list
  • Smoked Cheddar mashed potatoes shopping list
  • olive Bread shopping list
  • Nutty herbed Focaccia Wedges shopping list
  • Dutch apple Pudding cake shopping list
  • roasted chicken shopping list
  • Chunky marinara sauce shopping list
  • beef broth shopping list
  • chicken broth shopping list
  • vegetable stock shopping list
  • Slow Cooker Mexican tomatoes and much much more! shopping list

How to make it

  • The recipes in the book are all very easy yet provide an impressive result! You can have company dinners with ease by using this tried and true favorite. I guarantee if you like your crock pot and it likes you-you will have to have this book. The index will come in handy to help you use all kinds of things in your pantry and fridge!

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  • soupshell 8 years ago
    Thanks for info. Your review was appreciated.
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    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    thanks Polly sounds good to me Im a slow cooker fan as I love one pot meals thanks for info momo
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  • marmay 9 years ago
    I am always looking for a good slow cooker book. Thanks Polly!
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