Synopses & Reviews
Wouldn't it be nice if dinner could be ready when you are? It can be with a slow cooker and one of the 120 delicious recipes from Semi-Homemade Slow Cooking 2. Keeping to her formula of simple and quick, Sandra Lee presents recipes that taste like you spent hours in the kitchen. From traditional slow cooker menus that cover hearty soups, stews and chilis, Sandra introduces One-Pot Meals, 5-Ingredient Dishes, Poultry, Meat, and Desserts that all can be slow cooked to perfection.
"The seemingly unstoppable Lee returns with a second helping of slow cooker recipes that come together in minutes with just a handful of ingredients-in most cases, all the cook has to do is open a couple cans and pour the contents into a cooker with some meat. Like previous Semi-Homemade books (Semi-Homemade Cooking, Semi-Homemade Desserts, etc.), Lee's brand-name suggestions for virtually every ingredient-up to and including Christopher Ranch crushed garlic and ReaLemon lemon juice-border on the comedic and beg the question, who's writing her checks? As for the dishes themselves, most emphasize cuts of meat that benefit from low and slow cooking-pork shoulder for Asian Pulled Pork, brisket and lamb shanks among them-though some are head-scratchers, like a meatloaf and a brownie recipe that only gain hours of cooking time from these unconventional incarnations. Rounded out with recipes for soups, stews and chilis, this is a colorful, serviceable guide for slow cooker owners bereft of ideas, though there's little in the way of accompaniments or serving suggestions, and no explanation of unusual choices like the chocolate in her beef stew. Fans of Lee's semi-homemade approach will undoubtedly snap this up, but novices would better be served by whatever complimentary recipe book came with their cooker." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Keeping to her formula of simple and quick, Sandra Lee presents 120 recipes for traditional slow cooker menus, including hearty soups, stews, and chilis that all can be slow cooked to perfection.
About the Author
Sandra Lee is an internationally acclaimed lifeandstyle expert and New York Times best-selling author. She is the premier authority of Semi-Homemade(r) cooking - a quick and easy method of food preparation where nothing is made from scratch but everything tastes homemade. Her cooking approach, featuring smart shortcuts; fast, fabulous food; and savvy style ideas is a hit on Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee, one of Food Network's highest-rated cooking shows. Sandra has also been featured on The View, Today, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, CNN, Fox News Live, and Good Day Live. She has also appeared in numerous publications across the country including, People, Time, Newsweek, W Magazine, Brandweek, Better Homes and Gardens(r), Gourmet, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, and more.
Table of Contents
Letter from Sandra.
Dinner Tonight; Lunch Tomorrow.
Slow Cooker Entertaining.
Chapter 1. One-Pot meals.
Chapter 2. Beans and Chili.
Chapter 3. 5-Ingredient Dishes.
Chapter 4. Poultry.
Chapter 5. Hearty Soups and Stews.
Chapter 6. Meat.
Chapter 7. Desserts.
Chapter 8. Party Food.