Hawaii Mom Blog: Fix-It and Forget-It Slow Cooker Magic Review




October 19, 2015

Fix-It and Forget-It Slow Cooker Magic Review

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Recipes here are perfect for every season and occasion, and feature more than just the usual soup, stews, and casseroles.  Highlights include Thai veggie curry, slow cooker pizza, black bean burritos, chile rellenos casserole, banana chocolate chip bars, cornbread, and expanded vegan offerings.

Ms. Good does not create all of the recipes; rather, recipes are submitted by her legions of fans and tested by a select group of home cooks known as “Team Fix-It”—real women cooking in Chicago, Kansas City, Washington, DC, Indianapolis, Louisville, Brooklyn, and across the country.

“Good cooks love to share their recipes rather than possess them,” Ms. Good says. “Readers feel surrounded by a community when they cook from Fix-It cookbooks. They take comfort in knowing that these recipes come from other people who are also working and feeding their families.”

Although I have a slow cooker, I usually only use it for one thing - chicken.  I'll slow cook chicken for tacos, pastas, and salads, and that's about it.

Therefore I was very eager to check out the recipes in Fix-It and Forget-It Slow Cooker Magic, so I could really make good use out of my slow cooker.  

After looking through the recipe book, which consists of hundreds of recipes contributed by cooks throughout North America, I realized I really underestimated the practicality of a slow cooker.

There are recipes for dips, soups, pastas, breads, desserts, and so much more!

Yes, there are numerous recipes for chicken dishes, but I had no idea you could make a French Toast Casserole, a BBQ Meat Loaf, or Apricot Salsa Salmon in a slow cooker!

The dessert-lover that I am just had to try one of the dessert recipes, and since I love bread pudding, I decided to try the Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce recipe.  I simply tossed some cubed bread in a slow cooker, poured a mixture of eggs, milk, sugar, melted butter, chocolate chips (the original recipe called for raisins, but I didn't have any on hand), cinnamon, and walnuts (walnuts were not in the recipe, but I love walnuts so decided to throw some in) on the bread, and slow cooked everything.

In just 3 hours the Bread Pudding was done, and after pouring on some Caramel Sauce, it was absolutely delicious!  All that was missing was some vanilla ice cream!

Fix-It and Forget-It not only offers hundreds of magical slow cooker recipes, but it also offers great tips on using a slow cooker so you can maximize its use.

I do wish there were more color photographs to accompany each recipe, but overall I thought the Fix-It and Forget-It Slow Cooker Magic recipe book was very practical, and I can't wait to try out more recipes!

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