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Subject: Crock Pot Cook Book
Date Posted: 9/8/2008 1:10 PM ET
Member Since: 10/27/2007
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I am looking for a really good crockpot cookbook.  I have a nice size electric crockpot that I have not used in awhile.  I am eager to find maybe 2 good cookbooks to use.

Mainly I am looking for chicken, soups,  and stew recipes but would be open to other things that I haven't really thought of putting in a crockpot.

Please give me some ideas on your favorite books.  I am a working mom of two growing boys so with school now starting I am open to anything.



Date Posted: 9/8/2008 2:29 PM ET
Member Since: 4/30/2007
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My favorite CP book is Fix It and Forget It- the original, though now there are a lot of off-shoots, such as low-fat, etc.  I have to be honest though and say that I haven't used it much- most of the CP recipes I use are ones I have collected on the internet.  My all-time favorite recipe is called Sticky Roast Chicken- you can find it if you do a Google search.  It is really fantastic, and I'm not sure where it originated, but I have seen it passed around on the 'net for years.

Date Posted: 9/8/2008 4:46 PM ET
Member Since: 7/11/2007
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I have used the Fix it and Forget it ALOT and while there are no pictures (LOL) it is the one I use to find simple and good recipes.

Date Posted: 9/16/2008 6:43 PM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2005
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I have to agree that the Fix It and Forget It series is the best CP cookbooks.  I have the original and have used it many, many times when I forgot to thaw something or when I'm very busy.  My aunt uses the low fat and the diabetic version to help her maintain her weight and diabetes.  While we haven't used the Entertaining version, my sister does have it and we've got several recipes marked to try for one of our next family get togethers.

Date Posted: 10/6/2008 5:41 PM ET
Member Since: 6/21/2008
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Easy Slow Cooker Cookbook by Barbara Jones and Mable Hoffman's Crockery Cookery, Revised Edition by (of course) Mable Hoffman are both easy and have some really great recipes.  The Fix it and Forget it series got lousy reviews on Amazon so I didn't order them, but the cooks here seem to like them.  Mable Hoffman's book is really fine.  On Sunday, I used the last of my garden tomatoes to make the Couscous recipe and it was a big hit.  I am anxious to try some of her lamb and chicken dishes.  The Easy slow cooler cookbook is great if you like to use a lot of canned soups.  The 6 recipes I have tried were also very well liked by my clan of eaters Especially the ones with chicken.




Date Posted: 11/6/2008 1:28 AM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2008
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Keep in mind, this is just my humble opinion, but I think the absolute BEST crockpot cookbook ever written is called The Best Slow Cooker Cookbook Ever by Natalie Haughton. Most crockpot cookbooks have the same old tired recipes, but you won't believe what she does with a crockpot...things you would never have thought of.

It's the best-selling crockpot cookbook in my cookbook shop, and I -highly- recommend it!