REVIEW – More Make It Fast, Cook It Slow

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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More Make It Fast Cook It Slow Cover


  • Author: Stephanie O’Dea
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion; Original edition (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401310389
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401310387


The New York Times bestselling author of slow-cooker cookbook Make It Fast, Cook It Slow returns with budget (and gluten-free!) meals that will satisfy the entire family. Stephanie O’Dea’s 200 delicious recipes include

• Baked Herbed Feta
• Smoky Bean and Corn Soup
• Maple-Glazed Pork Chops
• Moroccan Chicken with Lentils
• Apple-Pecan Bread Pudding
• Orange and Honey Tilapia
• Chocolate Pot de Crème with Ganache

—and many more. More Make It Fast, Cook It Slow is the perfect cookbook for easy-to-prepare meals that don’t take a toll on the family budget.

Stephanie O’Dea is the founder of the hugely popular slow-cooking website and author of Make It Fast, Cook It Slow. She lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.


I love this cookbook because everything in it is gluten-free, and yet the dishes are made with regular ingredients. The book is broken into three categories –  $7 and under, $10 and under and $15 and under. The recipes in each of those sections is then split into categories by type of food.  The ingredients are all easy to understand and easy to follow. The two things keeping this cookbook from being perfect is that it is missing prep and cooking time and it has no photos at all. I understand photos of crockpot food can be tough but photos do such a nice job of breaking up text on page after white page, plus they show you what the dish should look like. I’m thrilled with this cookbook and it’s definitely a keeper.

More Make It Fast, Cook It Slow is available for purchase with a suggested retail price of $18.99.

The product(s) featured in this review was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

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pat.navymom December 29, 2010 - 8:36 am

I am using my slow cooker right now for homemade pea soup. Love to use it for quick and easy meals, when I have no time to be in the kitchen, and to do something with leftovers. Must check out this recipe book.


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