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4.0 out of 5 stars Not exactly haute cuisine, but has a lot of useful recipes, February 1, 2002
This review is from: Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook: Feasting with Your Slow Cooker (Plastic Comb)
Yes, crock pots, once considered a kind of quaint relic of the seventies, are making a comeback. And why not? The basic idea is that you take a bunch of ingredients, throw them into the crock pot in the morning, and by dinnertime, voila--you have something hot, fragrant, and tasty. And what's more, a lot of the foods cooked this way taste even better as leftovers.
The strength of this cookbook is in the sheer volume of recipes provided, and in their overall simplicity. These truly are "fix it and forget it" types of dishes, including a lot of soups, chiles, and simple stews. Surely out of the 800+ recipes here anyone who purchases this book will find enough winners to make it a worthwhile buy.
Potential buyers should be forewarned, however, that this is by no means *haute cuisine*. Lots of the recipes include generous glops of canned creamed soups, dry soup mixes, canned vegetables, "American" cheese, and other gastronomical abominations. The point is, however, that there are so many recipes included that it's easy to skip over those and go on to ones that appear more promising.
The bottom line is that during the short time that I have owned this book, it has proven itself incredibly valuable and useful. My wife and my family are very glad that I picked it up, and that I brought the ol' crock pot out of its previously semi-retired state.
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Initial post: Dec 2, 2009 2:47:18 PM PST
Baazumi says:
Thank you so much for listing the below comments in your review. It helped me to not make a mistake and buy this cookbook.

Potential buyers should be forewarned, however, that this is by no means *haute cuisine*. Lots of the recipes include generous glops of canned creamed soups, dry soup mixes, canned vegetables, "American" cheese, and other gastronomical abominations. The

Posted on May 5, 2010 3:20:52 PM PDT
when i saw that it called for a lot of canned soups, dry soup mixes and canned vegetables, i decided not to get the book. i wanted slow cooking and healthy. thank you for the upfront review.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 9, 2011 1:28:47 PM PST
Same here. Now I know to keep looking. Thanks!!

Posted on Feb 26, 2013 4:51:45 PM PST
Yes thank you for letting us know 'what' ingredients were called for...in this book. :) I agree with the other customers...that we want healthier meals, for ourselves and our families. I will also look for a less complicated book with few and basic ingredients...!!!

Posted on Jan 3, 2014 3:04:15 PM PST
Another thanks! I tried several slow-cooker books from the library and couldn't remember which one I wanted to avoid specifically because of "gastronomical abominations". That's, probably, the one.
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