REVIEW – The Magical Slow Cooker: Recipes For Busy Moms

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The Magical Slow Cooker: Recipes for Busy Moms

The Magical Slow Cooker: Recipes for Busy Moms

  • Author: Sarah Olson
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Front Table Books (March 10, 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 1462115330
  • ISBN-13: 978-1462115334
  • Cover price $19.99

Do you believe in magic? Well, your slow cooker does. From breakfast to dessert, these recipes are perfect for busy moms who want something that’s quick and wholesome—not to mention delicious! With prepare-ahead tips and time-saving tricks from this little book—and the swish and flick of a wand—you can experience the magic of your slow cooker every night of the week!

I love my slow cooker. Well, all three of them, actually. I am always on the lookout for new recipes that will help me make a tasty meal without hours and tons of work. Which is why I accepted the opportunity to check out the cookbook “The Magical Slow Cooker: Recipes for Busy Moms.”

Chapters include:

  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Party Food
  • Side Dishes
  • Soups and Stews
  • Chilies
  • Main Dishes
  • Desserts

The recipes in this cookbook are all very simply written and easy to understand. The ingredients are all things you have in your kitchen or can easily get at your nearby grocery store. On the plus side, each recipe is accompanied by a large color photo, which I really love. I just think cookbooks need photos, to draw your eye in and help you know if what you’ve cooked looks like it should. On the minus side, the recipes don’t list prep or cooking time separately. To me it’s just so much easier when flipping through a cookbook to see the time listed at the top, instead of having to read through the entire recipe to find out how long it will take. After all, for me time is a big factor when I am selecting a new recipe to try. There are lots of tasty sounding recipes in this cookbook that I’d like to try, including Mixed Berry Syrup, Peach Butter, Country Scalloped Potatoes, Chicken And Dumplings, Beef And Bacon Man Stew, Meatloaf Onion Bombs, and Lemon Spoon Cake.

The Magical Slow Cooker: Recipes for Busy Moms would be a great cookbook for anyone who enjoys cooking with a slow cooker, as well as for someone who might have just gotten their first slow cooker and wants to put it to use.

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Leah April 7, 2015 - 2:43 pm

Looks like a great book! I love using my slow cooker and I try to use it as much as possible.

Tammilee Tips April 7, 2015 - 4:06 pm

This sounds like a great cookbook!! I love using a slow cooker and use ours at least three times a week!

Travel Blogger April 7, 2015 - 4:43 pm

I see recipes and cookbooks like these and I feel like I’m not making good use of my slow cooker. I need to use it more often.

Cecile April 7, 2015 - 4:57 pm

I love all slow cooker recipes! I use my slow cooker all the time and it really saves on time.

mary April 8, 2015 - 8:24 am

I like that they use simple ingredients. I am always missing just one item from a dish. Sounds like a good basic recipe book to keep within distance.


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