Synopses & Reviews
Fondue pot, chafing dish, punch bowl, sauceboat, chili pot, soup tureen - and much more! The slow cooker is simply a must-have entertaining assistant. With these fabulous 300-plus recipes, you can offer your guests the kind of relaxed, welcoming, confident hospitality that comes from being able to prepare fresh, delicious food ahead of time. For casual entertaining, this book offers snazzy and flavorful recipes like Slow Cooker Cassoulet, Gringo Chili for a Crowd, Devilishly Good Beef Short Ribs, Chicken Mole Enchilada Casserole. For holiday entertaining, guests will savor Slow Steamed Artichokes; Candied Yams with Apples and Cranberries; Prosciutto, Parmesean, and Pine Nut Stuffing; Old-Fashioned Turkey Breast with Pan Gravy. And throughout this volume are treats like Champagne Fondue, Maple-Glazed Pecans, Plum Sauce Chicken Wings, Eggplant Caponata, and Slow-Poached Pears with Warm Chocolate Sauce.
Even if you have a smaller household, you can still take advantage of the ease, convenience, and versatility that are the hallmarks of slow cookers. These 125 recipes are for delicious meals specially created for preparation in a small (1 ½ -to 3 ½-quart) slow cooker. Beth Hensperger showcases fresh, wholesome ingredients (rather than relying on packaged convenience foods) to create fabulous brand-new dishes and contemporary takes on classic favorites, including Moroccan-Spiced Tomato Chicken with Almonds, Individual Pot Roasts, Jerked Pulled Pork with Rum Barbecue Sauce, Fresh Corn Risotto, and Chipotle Black Bean Vegetable Soup. The flavors are so big, the small slow cooker can barely contain them!
Hensperger and Kaufmann show that the slow cooker is the perfect tool for effortless entertaining on weekends and even weeknights, with more than 300 new recipes specially created to serve larger groups. Recipes range from casual to formal, and this is the only slow cooker cookbook that also includes tips on how to use your slow cooker for a wide variety of entertaining options and how to scale up those recipes for even more guests. It covers all the bases: appetizers, punches, dips, soups, entrees, fondues, desserts--all can be prepared ahead of time in the slow cooker, so that hosts will be able to focus on the guests, not the preparations.
Not Your Mother's guide to recipes for today's entertaining.
About the Author
Julie Kaufmann, a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, has lived in California since 1979. She is an editor of the food section of the San José Mercury News. Before becoming a food editor, she wrote “Kids in the Kitchen,” a twice-monthly food column for kids, also for the San José Mercury News. She previously worked on West, which was the Sunday magazine for the San José Mercury News, and spent a decade on the paper's business section. In addition to her work at the San José Mercury News, Kaufmann has taught editing in the Communications Department at Santa Clara University, in Santa Clara, California. Until recently she co-wrote a monthly mystery novel review with her husband for the San José Mercury News. She is an avid home cook who has coauthored several books with Beth Hensperger. Kaufmann lives in Palo Alto, California, with her husband and two children. Web: NotYourMothersCookbooks.com; Facebook presence.