is the kind of book that Better Homes & gardens excels at hundreds of simple recipes for an appliance for which people are always looking for recipes,
especially simple, quick recipes. Quick in this case, of course,
refers to the preparation; the actual cooking time can top 12 hours.
Yes, the slow cooker is frowned upon by some, but for others, it
is a lifesaver. And if you can carve out 15 or 20 minutes in the
morning to prep ingredients and get them into the cooker, you can
arrive home from a long day at the office to a hot, tasty meal..
The 400+ recipes offer a lot of variety, which counters the claim
that the slow cooker is something of a one-trick pony. Recipes
include dips, snacks, drinks, desserts, and vegetable side dishes,
alongside the soups, stews, and meat-based main dishes that are the
domain of the slow cooker. There is also a chapter on meatless main
dishes, another on complete one-dish dinners, and perhaps the chapter that
may see the most use 5-ingredient recipes.
Many recipes include suggestions for side dishes (often with
packaged ingredients that speed preparation.) All the recipes also
come with comprehensive nutritional facts per serving.