I bought the Kindle version of this book and tried half a dozen recipes. They have all been great and easy as promised. I hate slow cooker recipes that have numerous pre-cooking steps, brown this, saute that, let thicken overnight, etc. Not to mention the recipes with a zillion herbs, spices and assorted ingredients that raise the cost of your "easy" meal astronomically and often lack any real flavor enhancement to your meal. Seriously, do you really think I can taste 1/8 teaspoon of rosemary in a 6 quart chili recipe?
This book is great, if your like me and want recipes that can be prepared in less then 10 minutes, uses ingredients you typically find in every kitchen, clear instructions with cooking times in either Low or High setting. I have cut a number of recipes in half and all have turned out great. I too like the handy crock pot hints after each recipe. I also like that the format is very easy for grocery shopping for ingredients with your iPhone, (using free Kindle App), at the store.
If you fancy yourself a gourmet crock pot chef, an oxymoron in my opinion, then this book is not what your looking for. If you want tasty, simple and practical get this cookbook! You won't be disappointed.