Although you can use your slow cooker throughout the year, fall and winter is when it really shines. As temperatures drop, it’s natural to crave the comfort of hot soups and stews, so there’s nothing better to have on hand than a dependable slow cooker. That being said, you’re missing out if the only things you’re making in this handy kitchen appliance are beef stew and split pea soup.
If you love the convenience of cooking in a slow cooker, but are getting tired of fixing the same handful of dishes all the time, the Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook is just what you need. With 1,400 tried and true slow cooker recipes, you will find all sorts of new recipes to try in this impressive collection.
One of the best things about cooking in the slow cooker is that although the meals cook for a long time, it only takes a little bit of prep time to get things started. This is great when you know you have a busy day ahead and still want a delicious, home-cooked meal on the table that evening. With the slow cooker, you can be gone all day and still come home to the smell of a delicious, ready-to-serve meal. Plus, as an added bonus, cleaning up after dinner is quick and easy because everything cooks in one pot!
The Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook offers an impressive and extensive slow cooker recipe collection that will inspire you to take advantage of your slow cooker a lot more often. What’s nice about this particular cookbook is that the recipes don’t come from just one chef, but instead are a compilation of recipes from home cooks just like you. All recipes have been tested and chosen from a pool of thousands. In other words, author Phyllis Good has chosen the best of the best to share with you in this extensive volume.
To get a better idea of the quality of this collection, be sure to check out its ratings and reviews on Amazon.com. The Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook boasts an impressive 4.4 (out of 5 possible) star rating, with over 70% of the 750+ reviews giving it a full 5 stars. (That’s approximately 530 readers (at the time of this writing) who gave it a five star review).
A quick look at the table of contents shows that you will find a large variety of different recipes in this cookbook including:
Appetizers, Snacks, and Spreads
· Breakfasts and Brunches
· Soups, Stews, and Chilies
· Beef Main Dishes
· Chicken and Turkey Main Dishes
· Pork Main Dishes
· Seafood Main Dishes
· Pasta, Meatless, and Other Main Dishes
· Desserts and Sweets
All in all, there is very little bad to be said about this particular cookbook. However, no product or book is perfect for everyone, so it should be noted that one drawback is that some of the recipes include processed foods, such as canned “cream of” type soups or other premade items. However, since the premise of the book is to “Fix It and Forget It” (quick and easy meal prep), it makes sense that some of the recipes utilize processed foods as a shortcut. It’s much easier to open a can than to make everything from scratch.
If you prefer, however, you can work around this by making your own homemade variations of these items with a little extra Internet research. Plus, you will find plenty of other recipes that don’t include these ingredients in this extensive collection.
Bottom Line: the Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook offers a treasure-trove of diverse recipes that you will make again and again. Plus, you won’t find the same old slow cooker favorites found in other cookbooks or across online recipe sites. With a list price of just right around $16 on Amazon, the Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook is as affordable as it is impressive.
Find the book on Amazon: Fix-it and Forget-it Big Cookbook: 1400 Best Slow Cooker Recipes! by Phyllis Good
While you’re at it, another option you may want to consider is the Taste of Home Slow Cooker cookbook. It costs a little less (around $10) and with 431 recipes, it is a much smaller and less overwhelming cookbook. Both cookbooks would make a great addition to your own slow cooker cookbook collection or as gifts for someone new to this type of cooking.
Also find this book on Amazon: Taste of Home Slow Cooker by Taste of Home
Happy slow cooking!