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101 Things to Do with a Slow Cooker

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Contents Helpful Hints 09 Beverages Party Hot Chocolate 13 Mallow-Mint Hot Chocolate 14 Almond Hot Chocolate 15 Hot Cranberry Punch 16 Holiday Wassail 17 Hot Spiced Cherry Cider 18 Dips and Fondues Mild Chili-Cheese Dip 20 Bodacious Bean Dip 21 Pizza Fondue 22 Cheese Fondue 23 Chocolate Fondue 24 Caramel Fondue 25 Peanut Butter Fondue 26 Soups and Stews Hearty Vegetable Soup 28 Quick Stew 29 Zesty Minestrone 30 Burton's Minestone 31 Cowboy Soup 32 Alphabet Soup 33 Spicy Tomato Beef Soup 34 Santa Fe Cheese Soup 35 Salsa Fever Soup 36 Simple Chili 37 Chicken Noodle Soup 38 Tortilla Soup 39 Turkey and Rice Soup 40 Broccoli-Cheese Soup 41 Four-Hour Stew 42 Easy Taco Soup 43 Vegetable Cheese Soup 44 Chicken and Wild Rice Soup 45 Beef Sunday Roast 49 Cola Roast 50 South-of-the-Border Pot Roast 51 Easy Swiss Steak 52 Beef and Mushrooms 53 Simple Beef Stroganoff 54 French Dip Sandwiches 55 Lasagna 56 Burritos 57 Easy Flank Steak 58 Sweet-and-Sour Beef 59 Unbelievably Simple Brisket 60 Family Favorite Brisket 61 Tri-Tip Roast 62 Shepherd's Pie 63 Aunt Patty's Italian Barbecue 64 Onion Meatballs 65 Barbecued Meatballs 66 Chicken Chicken and Potatoes 68 Chicken and Rice Casserole 69 Scalloped Chicken 70 Whole Cranberry Chicken 71 Mama's Italian Chicken 72 Favorite Barbecue Chicken 73 Cheesy Chicken Noodles 74 Tater-Tot Casserole 75 Hawaiian Chicken 76 Easy Chicken Bake 77 Sunday Chicken 78 Pineapple Chicken 79 Lemonade Chicken 80 Sweet-and-Sour Chicken 81 Hawaiian Haystacks 82 Creamy Italian Chicken 83 Italian Chicken with Mushrooms 84 Creamy Chicken Soft Tacos 85 Orange Chicken 86 Chicken Teriyaki 87 Chicken Cacciatore 88 Chicken in a Bag 89 Chicken Fajitas 90 Chicken Parmesan 91 Almond Chicken 92 Chicken Enchiladas 93 Cooked Chicken for Entrees, Soups, and Stews 94 Pork Savory Pork Roast 97 Cranberry Pork Roast 98 Barbecued Pork Chops 99 Italian Pork Chops 100 Sweet-and-Sour Pork 101 Polynesian Pork Chops 102 Pork Chops and Mushrooms 103 Pork Chop Casserole 104 Ehler's Pork Ribs 105 Barbecue Pork Sandwiches 106 Shredded Pork Burritos 107 Pork Sausage Casserole 108 Ham and Potatoes 109 Red Potatoes with Ham 110 Holiday Ham 111 Shredded Ham Sandwiches 112 Desserts Carrot Cake 115 Caramel Rolls 116 Triple Rich Chocolate Cake 117 Sugar and Spice Cake 118 Cherry Biscuit Cobbler 119 Easy Granola Apple Crisp 120 Cherry Jubilee 121 Lemon Custard Cake 122 Pineapple-Upside-Down Cake 123 Chocolate Custard Cake 124

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A collection of "throw-and-go" favorites from the author of the New York Times Best-Seller 101 Things To Do With A Cake Mix!

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Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith; Spiral edition (August 8, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1586853171
  • ISBN-13: 978-1586853174
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.4 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #407,542 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Annie K. Herron on November 16, 2003
Format: Spiral-bound
I love this cookbook! After owning a crock pot for 6 years and using it only once, I alsmost sold it in a garage sale. Thank goodness I found this cookbook. I used to be so overwhelmed at dinnertime when I was so worn out from all the kids at home and the housework that I never could get a good dinner made. Now I wake up in the morning and throw my dinner in the slow cooker. When dinnertime rolls around, I just have to make sure we have a side dish (easy enough) we can sit down to a good meal.
Some reviews pointed out that many of these recipes are obvious and unimaginative. Well, for someone like me, who has no imagination left at the end of the day, these recipes are perfect. Good, nourishing meals for my family who may have otherwise ended up with Pizza Hut AGAIN.
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I've reviewed cookbooks on slow-cookers before but this one has quickly become one of my favorites. The recipes are divided into various categories including beverages, dips and fondue, soups, and stews, beef, chicken, pork, and desserts.

The book starts with 22 helpful hints for cooking with a slow cooker. The actual recipes follow and there are a lot of really good ones.

For example, I don't generally like pot roast but there is a recipe for cola roast that is really good. It also has some unusual recipes like peanut butter fondue, or Sante Fe cheese soup. Not only are there unusual recipes but many good recipes that one would not normally associate with a slow cooker. For example there are recipes for French Dip sandwiches, Italian chicken and mushrooms, sweet and sour pork, carrot cake, and pineapple upside-down cake.

The only thing that I would like to see is the cooking time put at the top of the recipe with the ingredients instead of buried in the recipe instructions. This is particularly important with slow-cooker recipes because they can require anything from half an hour to twelve hours or more of cooking. It does have a nice plastic cover to make it easy to wipe off and food matter that might get on it. One of the best slow-cooker cookbooks around, 101 Things to Do With a Slow Cooker is highly recommended.
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First the positive: This Cookbook has some very simple, easy recipes. The majority of recipes are dump and go. The majority of recipes require ingredients that most people have on hand- cream of mushroom soup, chicken, etc.
If you have never really used your slow cooker, this is a great beginner book that will help you explore the wide range of meals you can make in a slow cooker.
Now the Negative: I bought this cookbook expecting some different types of recipes-However, most of the recipes in this cookbook are unimaginative and easy to think of without a cookbook. In fact, I would say that there are a majority of them that I have already made without picking up a cookbook.
If you have already used your slow cooker quite a bit and if you are looking for something a little bit different, this is probably not the cookbook for you. There are a few recipes I had never tried and a few combinations I hadn't thought of in this book. However, I don't think I would suggest you buy this cookbook for only one or two recipes.
I think this is a fine cookbook and if you decide to buy it, just be forwarned, the recipes are very simple and very easy and if you have used your slow cooker very much, very unimaginative.
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The design of "101 Things to Do with a Slow Cooker" grabbed my attention right away. It's small in size, only 5"x7", with a coil binding that makes it easy to fold back or lay flat. One of the best physical features is the plastic front and back cover protectors. I was very excited by this and thought "This is going to be a great cookbook."

Flipping through the pages I came to a different conclusion: that I wasn't going to like anything. This was due to the first three recipes being virtually the same other than one ingredient. I felt cheated by the title.
These could have fallen under one recipe with a note for variations. Continuing on it amazed me how little text was in this book for ingredients and for directions. I put the book aside for a week due to lack of

A couple weeks ago, I decided the least I could do was give some of the recipes a try before I wrote a review. After reading thus far I think you will be surprised with the results, I know I was.

Out of the 18 recipes I tried, only one received a rating below 6. I rated each recipe according to my standards. The highest rating was 7. Each recipe was rated for the following: availability of ingredients, clarity of instructions, ease of prep, husband factor, taste, reheatabity, and freezability. One point is awarded for each area. Any area that didn't pass is in brackets. Anything with an extra number was doubly good in the taste category.
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