As I'm sure you could guess, the last year has been.... well... there are a lot of words for what's it's been, but today I'll just go with 'busy.' Some days of course are busier than others, and on those days, I like to turn to my trusty crock pot. A penny's worth of work for a dollar's worth of dinner is my kind of cooking on busy days.
The problem I used to run into, however, is that so many crockpot recipes use processed ingredients and convenience items. I personally just try to avoid using those things, so I pretty much had 3-4 recipes that I made regularly, and didn't use my crock pot much outside of that.
That is, until two years ago, when I bought Slow Cooker Revolution. This cookbook really is a 'revolution,' and I haven't made a single recipe out of there that I wouldn't recommend. It has a great variety of dinners - everything from soups, stews, and chili, to roasts, breakfasts, and even some pasta dishes. I have made several things out of the cookbook, including the Loaded Potato Soup, Farmhouse Chicken and Corn Chowder, Tex-Mex Chicken Stew, Chicken Stew with Sausage and White Beans, Tequila-Lime Turkey Chili, Smoky Sausage Chili, Bolognese Sauce, Chicken and Mushroom Sauce, Tex-Mex Stuffed Peppers, Sloppy Joe's, and Irish Oatmeal with Bananas. And I still have a list of about 30 more recipes bookmarked to try soon.
Their latest edition is touted as being "The Easy Prep" Edition. One of the goals of this cookbook is that it takes less than 15 minutes from the time you begin assembling ingredients to the time you press 'start' and walk away. It has some great recipes, and I've already made the Spanish Chicken and Saffron Stew and the Three-Bean and Beef Chili, and both are awesome. It also includes some unconventional crockpot recipes, such as ideas for appetizers, veggies, and even some desserts. I'm definitely looking forward to exploring it further in the coming weeks.
So who wants to win a copy of both of these cookbooks? I'm giving away the Two-Book Set! All you have to do is leave a comment telling me your favorite crockpot dinner.
Rules, disclaimers, etc:
- One entry per person.
- US residents only - sorry!
- You must leave a valid email address to be eligible.
- Giveaway closes Sunday, October 20th at 11:59 pm. Winner will be chosen by a random number generator.
- This giveaway is sponsored by me! I really love these cookbooks, and just wanted to share the love.