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on June 18, 2013
I love using my slow-cooker. It is the easiest thing in the world. I have been researching how to make everything in there-including bread! So, when I got this book it was a delight for me.
Now, I've also checked out some of the reviews on the sites and I wanted to make sure I addressed some of the frequent points mentioned. Fortunately, they were things that I figured were going to be issues with some people. (That made it totally easier to address.)
Okay. First these are simple. I mean absolutely s-i-m-p-l-e! So, if you're not familiar with using a crock-pot this is definitely a good start. Now, that being said, there are only 5 ingredients. I may get this from my mother, but I love making the recipes as-is from the cookbook and figuring out what the recipe is missing based on personal preferences.
One of the issues I knew going in would be these are simple. Now, sometimes simple is best. I've been surprised by how delicious a 2 to 3 ingredient dish could be. These start off as tasty dishes. But, if you're anything like me, you love lots of flavor and constantly seeing what you can tweak in a recipe for an explosion of deliciousness on your tongue.
Now, you may be wondering where I'm going with all of that ... well, it's simple: You are given an amazing base recipe. I love the simplicity of it. But, if you're you are looking for something that helps you build a unique flavor that has been custom tailored by your family's tastebuds ... well, you start from here. These recipes taste great on their own. But, I know some people are going to want to see something more.
To those people I say: this is just a book. No one is going to see you take this recipe and make it your own!
One of my friends will be going away to graduate school soon. For her I have purchased a small single meal crock pot and made sure to get her a bunch of digital cookbooks. I was so inspired by the simplicity of this (since my friend cannot cook AT ALL) that it was one of the books I purchased for her.
This book is less than $4.00 on Amazon (e-book). So, the investment is small and worth it!