Cookbook Review: The Great American Slow Cooker Book


The Great American Slow Cooker Book 

By: Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough

Summary via Goodreads:

The ultimate in slow-cooker books–with 500 recipes, each adapted for three sizes of appliance. From breakfast to soups, mains to grains, vegetables to desserts, this guide is the only book you’ll ever need to master your slow cooker or crockpot.

Millions of people are turning to slow cookers for their weeknight meals yet often can’t find recipes that match their exact machine. Adapting recipes meant for a different-size cooker doesn’t work–getting the right level of spice in your Vietnamese soup or keeping pulled pork tender requires having ingredients in the right proportion. But now, Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough have decoded slow cookers, and each of their recipes includes ingredient proportions for 2-3 quart, 4-5 quart, and 6-8 quart machines, guaranteeing a perfect fit no matter what machine you own. Each recipe is labeled for its level of difficulty and nutritional value, and they cover every kind of dish imaginable: delicious breakfast oatmeals, slow-braised meats, succulent vegetables, sweet jams and savory sauces, decadent desserts. This is the slow cooker book to end them all.

*I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

My Review:

In a typical kitchen, you are probably going to find a coffee make, a toaster, and my favorite kitchen appliance the crock pot. Who doesn’t love throwing your ingredients in and letting the slow cooker do everything else. That’s where this book comes in. The Great American Slow Cooker Book is a really good companion for anyone who loves using their crock pot.

The biggest plus for this cookbook is that it has something for everybody. Whether you’ve got a tiny crock pot or a giant one. You’ll find recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. And for the adventurous types and hunters, you’ll find recipes for veal, duck, lamb, and even rabbit. It is a very comprehensive guide to getting the most out of your slow cooker.

My only wish is that there had been more recipes using staple ingredients. There are 500 recipes in this book and there are quite a few that use special ingredients like wine and some special spices, that some people probably do not keep in their pantries.

Overall I think you will enjoy this cookbook and will find many recipes your family will love. Enjoy and happy eating!


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