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The Ultimate Slow Cooker Cookbook
If you're looking for new ways to make the most of your slow cooker, you've come to the right place. Natalie Haughton shares more than 250 delicious, no-fuss recipes that take slow cooker meals to a whole new level—and make the slow cooker your most valuable kitchen appliance. Soups, stews, and braises are the slow cooker's greatest hits, and Haughton gives you lots of fresh ideas to add zip to these old favorites. Her recipes feature vibrant international flavors and popular contemporary ingredients, including a whole chapter of vegetable, bean, and whole grain dishes. You'll never run out of crowd-pleasing dinner choices!
But Haughton also takes your slow cooker to places it doesn't often go. You'll discover how to produce complete pasta dinners—like lasagna and mac and cheese—as well as salsas and preserves. And for dessert, prepare to be amazed. You'll find more than 30 ways to indulge your sweet tooth. Best of all, Haughton keeps her recipes simple, with no advance browning or other time-consuming steps in most recipes. Complete with "Tricks of the Trade"to ensure perfect results every time, Slow & Easy is the one cookbook you need for a lifetime of great slow cooker meals.
More than 250 great recipes
Appetizers, Dips, and Drinks
Soups and Chowders
Pasta and Pasta Sauces
Gorgonzola and Walnut Ravioli Bolognese
Wild Mushroom Sauce with Pancetta and Rosemary
And 13 more
chicken, turkey, and seafood
Pulled Barbecued Chicken
Lemony Chicken with Olives and Capers
And 23 more
Beef, Pork, and Lamb
Vegetables, Grains, and Side Dishes
Breakfast and Brunch
Preserves, Chutneys, and Salsas
Slow cookers are incredibly popular among home cooks, and with good reason -- easy to use and cost, time, and energy-efficient, slow cookers are an ideal way to get dinner on the table fast. This book will provide slow cooker aficionados with expert advice on choosing the right slow cooker, tips on ideal foods for slow cooking, and of course, a wide range of great-tasting recipes.Whether you're a busy working parent cooking for a family or a hostess preparing make-ahead appetizers for a party, there's no question that the slow cooker makes preparing any meal quick and hassle-free. Haughton includes chapters on Appetizers, Dips, and Drinks; Soups and Chowders; Pasta and Pasta Sauces; Chicken and Turkey; Beef, Pork, and Lamb; One-Pot Meals; Vegetables and Sides; Breakfast and Brunch; Preserves, Chutneys, and Salsas; and Great Slow Cooker Desserts. The huge range of recipes highlights the versatility of the slow cooker -- there are 253 recipes in all, for tempting dishes such as Hot Artichoke Dip, Sweet Corn Chowder, No-Fuss Lasagna, Turkey Mole, Hungarian Goulash, French Toast Casserole, and Chocolate Creme Brulee. All the recipes include straightforward instructions and call for basic, fresh ingredients, and most dishes require only one pot to prepare. With expert advice on all things slow cooker and recipes for beloved classics and innovative new dishes, Slow and Easy is a must-have for every slow cooker devotee.
About the Author
Natalie Haughton has been food editor at the Los Angeles Daily News for more than 25 years and is the author of five bestselling cookbooks, including The Best Slow Cooker Cookbook Ever. Her food columns appear in newspapers nationally, and she has won numerous awards for her food writing. Her Web site is nataliehaughton.com.
Table of Contents
1. Appetizers, Dips, and Drinks.
2. Soups and Chowders.
3. Pasta and Pasta Sauces.
4. Chicken and Turkey.
5. Beef, Pork, and Lamb.
7. Vegetables and Sides.
8. Breakfast and Brunch.
9. Preserves, Chutneys, and Salsas.
10. Great Slow Cooker Desserts.