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Do You Own "Cover & Bake?"
on August 25, 2007
If you don't own "Cover & Bake," this a five-star book; skip down to "Here's What I Like ..."
I think this may be the lowest rating I've ever given to a CI book (I own seven in the Best series and a handful of others.) If you own "Cover & Bake," you have many of the recipes in this book, hence the low rating.
Some of the shared recipes include:
Slow Cooker Favorites (5 of the 17 are shared with C&B)
-Beef & Barley Soup
Sides (There are two shared recipes)
Casseroles (There are more variations of the recipes in this book) both books share:
-Mac & Cheese
-Chicken Pot Pie
-Beef Pot Pie
Lamb & Eggplant Moussaka
-Chicken & Rice Casserole
Breakfast & Breads (only the bread recipes are unique to this book. What irks me is that the same photo is used for the start of the breakfast chapters in each book.) Shared recipes are:
-French Toast Casserole
Here is what I like about the book
-TOC in each chapter
-The Double-Duty Cooking Chapter is great -- cook a little extra now for tomorrow's dish that won't taste like leftovers
-All of the stews and the majority of the casseroles can be made ahead and frozen. Outside of those categories, you'll find maybe 10 additional recipes that can be frozen.
-Make-Ahead Holiday Menus
If you don't have "Cover & Bake" get this book. When reviewed in isolation, it is a five-star book. If you're deciding which to choose, this book has a range of recipes across appetizers, sides, main courses and desserts. If you're looking for a complete make-ahead meal, this book is the way to go.