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Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook: Feasting with Your Slow Cooker

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Finally! Simple Ingredients I have on Hand!

If I wanted to spend alot of time preparing sauces and pre-cooking ingredients, I wouldn't be unto Crockery cooking. THANK YOU for giving me recipes with simple ingredients like canned creamed soups that when added to the right main ingredients and perked up with the s...
If I wanted to spend alot of time preparing sauces and pre-cooking ingredients, I wouldn't be unto Crockery cooking. THANK YOU for giving me recipes with simple ingredients like canned creamed soups that when added to the right main ingredients and perked up with the simple herbs and spices that I keep on hand, make a delicious meal. I can put together a meal in 5 minutes on my way out the door!

posted by Anonymous on August 10, 2004

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Most Helpful Critical Review

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

AWFUL UNLESS YOU WANT TO GET SICK OR FAT

I bought this book after reading some online reviews and have never been so disappointed in a cookbook. Just about every recipe includes high-sodium, high-fat, junky canned and/or processed food ingredients such as cream of mushroom soup. I simply don't eat that way and...
I bought this book after reading some online reviews and have never been so disappointed in a cookbook. Just about every recipe includes high-sodium, high-fat, junky canned and/or processed food ingredients such as cream of mushroom soup. I simply don't eat that way and wasn't about to start just so that I could use my new slow-cooker. In all fairness, many crockpot cookbooks use these ingredients, I've learned, but this one doesn't even seem to have been put together by an expert. It appears to be a compilation of solicited reader submissions and reminds me very much of a community potluck fundraising cookbook. For instance, there are several recipes titled 'pot roast,' each submitted by a different person and no pictures, not that pictures would have changed my opinion of this book. When I purchase a cookbook, I'm trusting the author to have created or at least tried the recipes in the book and to present the best one. Not the case here. I went in person to my local B&N, returned the book and and sat there with a pile of cookbooks, reading through each to determine which one to buy. By the way, 'Fix it and foget it lightly' wasn't any better. My selection was 'Not your mother's slow cooker cookbook,' which presents recipes using only healthy ingredients that I would actually eat.

posted by Anonymous on February 25, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2006

    AWFUL UNLESS YOU WANT TO GET SICK OR FAT

    I bought this book after reading some online reviews and have never been so disappointed in a cookbook. Just about every recipe includes high-sodium, high-fat, junky canned and/or processed food ingredients such as cream of mushroom soup. I simply don't eat that way and wasn't about to start just so that I could use my new slow-cooker. In all fairness, many crockpot cookbooks use these ingredients, I've learned, but this one doesn't even seem to have been put together by an expert. It appears to be a compilation of solicited reader submissions and reminds me very much of a community potluck fundraising cookbook. For instance, there are several recipes titled 'pot roast,' each submitted by a different person and no pictures, not that pictures would have changed my opinion of this book. When I purchase a cookbook, I'm trusting the author to have created or at least tried the recipes in the book and to present the best one. Not the case here. I went in person to my local B&N, returned the book and and sat there with a pile of cookbooks, reading through each to determine which one to buy. By the way, 'Fix it and foget it lightly' wasn't any better. My selection was 'Not your mother's slow cooker cookbook,' which presents recipes using only healthy ingredients that I would actually eat.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2004

    Not a fan of this cookbook

    I was also disappointed with this book. Although there are a few recipes I would try, there are many recipes I wouldn't. Adding a jar of barbeque sauce or ketchup to chicken and calling it a home cooked meal isn't exactly appealing. Too many repeat recipes. I'm still looking for a good crock- pot recipe book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 7, 2010

    waste of money

    I bought it because it was on the NY Times bestseller list - big mistake. So many recipes call for canned soup, which is convenient but certainly not tasty. I couldn't bring myself to make a single recipe from this book. I gave my copy away. Luckily I got it on sale.

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    Posted January 29, 2010

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