Meet the only slow cooker cookbook I have ever fallen in love with: Fix It and Forget it Slow Cooker Magic
I genuinely love to cook. Give me a free afternoon, and people to feed for dinner and I will happily produce an elaborate meal! Sure, my feet might hurt at the end of the day but my heart is full. Besides, I like to make my bath tub feel appreciated!
Unfortunately pregnancy has put a real crimp in my cooking style. I don’t have the energy for very many big cooking projects and some days making dinner just does not happen. Heck, this year I even agreed to not cook Thanksgiving dinner. That alone might put me in therapy!
I have a few good slow cooker recipes, but every time in the I have picked up a new slow cooker recipe book to guide my experimenting I have been utterly disappointed. Ruined food. Disgusting dinners. Unclear directions. Honestly when other moms told me how much they loved slow cooker dinners I wanted to roll my eyes!
This summer I was sent a copy of Phyllis Good’s Fix-It and Forget-It Slow Cooker Magic. By page 5 I was starting to get excited. On page 6 I understood that this was a different kind of slow cooker book. Phyllis actually teaches you how to harness the power of a slow cooker and provides the correct guidance to make something amazing for dinner with little effort!
The first recipe I made was for simple country pork ribs. Everything was going great until I forgot to set a timer! (Pregnancy has not been kind to my mental facilities). When I remembered I frantically checked the meat temperature with the thermometer only to discover the ribs were disastrously overcooked. My husband arrived shortly afterward to a house that smelled amazing and a wife in tears.
Jonathan loves ribs and was not as ready to give up as I was. He tried the meat and declared it amazing! As much as he loves me, he does not lie to me, even to make me happy, so I tried it too. It actually was really great! Imagine my surprise: a slow cooker recipe book so good that even when you make a mistake the food still turned out!
At the end of the day this is one of the few books I review that I am actually keeping and cooking from on a regular basis! It is a book I would buy and give as a gift. It is a book worth using time and time again!
You can pick up a copy on Amazon today, or you can enter to win a copy from the publisher below! Either way I hope you enjoy this great book and that it makes your dinner time easier!