Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook

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If you have never heard of this cookbook, you really need to check it out.  This book has become so popular that a series has developed out of it.  It was first published in 2005 and is now in paperback.

There are 350 recipes in this cookbook.  This is a great book to give as a gift with a slow cooker.  The book not only has recipes, but it contains a tutorial in using the slow cooker.  Basically, it covers everything you ever wanted to know about how to use a slow cooker.  The recipes include everything from breakfast to desserts.  It has recipes for every kind of meat.  There is a section on cooking grains.  The slow cooker is perfect for cooking grains because the water will sometimes dehydrate from cooking them on top of the stove.  With the slow cooker, moisture is kept in and they turn out perfect.

Another thing the slow cooker is super for cooking is stuffing.  Find out all the secrets to making a perfect stuffing in the slow cooker.  Of course, it covers all the basic recipes. There are soups, 24 different types of baked beans, more than a dozen oatmeal’s, and 14 options for cooking chili.

The author of this cookbook, Beth Henperger, has over 20 cookbooks to her credit. She started her career in 1985 with Bon Appetite.  She started her culinary career by baking bread and then moved onto becoming proficient in counter top methods of cooking.  You are sure to learn many other cooking tips that go beyond slow cooking.

Praise has been given for the recipes because fresh ingredients are used.  The purpose of this book is to also make healthier meals for you and your family.  That can only be accomplished by using fresh foods and not canned or prepackaged foods.  You can control the fat, sodium, MSG and chemicals hidden in prepackaged and frozen meals.  This is the best thing you can do for yourself and your family. Click here to get your copy of this wonderful cookbook.

The majority of the reviews for this cookbook were positive.  It is definitely the book you want to give to someone who is new to slow cooking.  The criticisms were from those that didn’t want to take the time to cut up and prepare fresh food.  I have found the secret to that problem is to do all the prep on the weekend and then everything goes quickly throughout the week.  Set up an assembly line and include the whole family in the preparation.  There is no greater gift you can give a child than the knowledge of how to cook healthy for themselves and others.

When you get this cookbook, let us know what you favorite recipes are in the comment box below.

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Nancy A. January 12, 2014, 4:57 am

I have had this recipe book for a long time and love it! It is so informative and has great recipes. I love using slow cookers, and use them a lot, so this was a great addition to my books. It would be a wonderful gift along with a slow cooker!!

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