What week dedicated to slow cookers would be complete without a tribute to the mother of all slow cooker cookbooks?! The Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook has been my go to resource since I first bought my slow cooker as a newlywed back in 2002. (I don’t know what it is with me and the run on sentences today!) This book is a compilation of submitted recipes. If you want a recipe for Pea Soup, there are seven to choose from. This book really gave me a feel for how recipes come together. By being able to look at multiple recipes for the same thing, you can get an appreciation for flavors and differences. This book has helped me come up with a lot of my own slow cooker recipes, because now I know how long everything cooks for, and I know what does and does not work in a slow cooker. If you’re a novice with the slow cooker this is a book that I highly recommend.
Recipes Tried: Chick Roast, Beef Ribs, Tangy Barbecue Sandwiches, Cranberry Pork Roast + many, many others!
Pros: I think the barbecue sandwiches are worth the price of the book! I love all of the helpful hints that are throughout the book. There is amazing variety… if you can make it in a slow cooker, you can find the recipe in this book!
Cons: Once again no pictures (that’s probably not all bad, since a lot of these recipes don’t look appealing when they come out of the pot! Sometimes it’s a bit of an overload. I don’t always want to choose between ten million recipes for brisket!