The Great American Slow Cooker Book
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Release: January 7, 2014

About the Book:

The ultimate in slow-cooker books–with 500 recipes, each adapted for three sizes of appliance. From breakfast to soups, mains to grains, vegetables to desserts, this guide is the only book you’ll ever need to master your slow cooker or crockpot.

Millions of people are turning to slow cookers for their weeknight meals yet often can’t find recipes that match their exact machine. Adapting recipes meant for a different-size cooker doesn’t work–getting the right level of spice in your Vietnamese soup or keeping pulled pork tender requires having ingredients in the right proportion. But now, Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough have decoded slow cookers, and each of their recipes includes ingredient proportions for 2-3 quart, 4-5 quart, and 6-8 quart machines, guaranteeing a perfect fit no matter what machine you own. Each recipe is labeled for its level of difficulty and nutritional value, and they cover every kind of dish imaginable: delicious breakfast oatmeals, slow-braised meats, succulent vegetables, sweet jams and savory sauces, decadent desserts. This is the slow cooker book to end them all

What I Thought:

I thought that this was a really good cookbook, especially if you are a slow cooking fanatic like me. I love using my slow cooker/crockpot because I can prepare my meal and put it in the crock pot and go to classes, and when I get home I have a nice meal ready for me to eat! I also really like meat that is slow cooked, it really helps to hold in the flavor and moisture.
Needless to say, I was pretty stoked to get to review this cookbook. I love the sheer amount of recipes that there are! There are over 500 recipes in this book, that will really keep me busy for a few days! I also like that they have interesting recipes for each category of meals, like they have some for breakfast, lunch, dinner, soups, and even dessert! The format of the book is also really easy to follow, and I like way that they have the ingredients kind of gridded out so that the cookbook flows easier. My only nitpick about this book is that it had very little images, and for me, images really make a good cookbook that I enjoy reading, however this was still a pretty interesting cookbook, and I’m definitely trying the Cabbage Roll recipe later this week (thanks to our surplus of fresh garden cabbage)!

In a Nutshell:

Great Cookbook to have if you’re a fan of slow cooking/crockpot cooking. This cookbook is laid out really well, which is especially nice since its stuffed full of recipes! It’s a bummer that there aren’t as many images as I usually like to see in a cookbook.

 4 owlies!*

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