Knack Slow Cooking: Hearty and Delicious Meals You Can Prepare Ahead

Overview

Slow cooking has gotten a bad rap over the years due to improper and unimaginative use of a versatile, cost-effective, and time-saving appliance. With the right recipes and proper know-how, you can prepare a diverse menu of hearty, healthy, delicious food in less time and for less money! Knack Slow Cooking makes mealtime easy with a clear, simple, step-by-step layout and more than 350 full-color photographs. Just prepare the ingredients, set the timer, and next thing you know, voila!  Hearty chilis, warming ...

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Overview

Slow cooking has gotten a bad rap over the years due to improper and unimaginative use of a versatile, cost-effective, and time-saving appliance. With the right recipes and proper know-how, you can prepare a diverse menu of hearty, healthy, delicious food in less time and for less money! Knack Slow Cooking makes mealtime easy with a clear, simple, step-by-step layout and more than 350 full-color photographs. Just prepare the ingredients, set the timer, and next thing you know, voila!  Hearty chilis, warming stews, beef brisket, poached salmon, Moroccan turkey wraps, quinoa pilaf, and even chocolate pudding cake! You’ll never look at slow cooking the same way again.

 
350 full-color photos
100 easy recipes &
250 variations

Beef Roasts
• Ground Beef
• Chicken
• Pork
• Lamb
• Chilis

Beans & Grains
• Fish & Seafood
• Vegetables
• Desserts & Puddings

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599216195
  • Publisher: Knack
  • Publication date: 9/15/2009
  • Series: Knack: Make It easy
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,396,576
  • Product dimensions: 8.12 (w) x 7.86 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Johnson Larsen is the author of many cookbooks—including Knack Quick and Easy Cooking and Knack Grilling Basics—she is the Guide for Busy Cooks at About.com. She has created and tested recipes for major food companies since 1987. Linda has written articles for Woman’s Day, and her recipes appeared regularly in Quick & Simple magazine.
 
Christopher Brown's work  has appeared in numerous magazines. He is the photographer for The Charleston Chef’s Table (Three Forks).

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1:  Getting Started

Spread 1: How it works (using photos)

Spread 2: How to fill it up

Spread 3: Large slow cookers

Spread 4: Small slow cookers

Spread 5: Entertain with slow cookers (3 slow cooker set)

Spread 6: How to adapt recipes

Chapter 2:  Gadgets and Accessories

Spread 1: Slotted ladle

Spread 2: Cooking bags

Spread 3: Meat racks

Spread 4: Timers and Keep Warm

Spread 5: Steamer

Spread 6: Meat thermometer

 

Chapter 3:  Beverages and Appetizers

Spread 1: Mulled Beverages

Spread 2: Hot Punch

Spread 3: Hot Chocolate

Spread 4: Dips

Spread 5: Snack Mixes

Spread 6: Meat Appetizers

Chapter 4:  Breakfast

Spread 1: Traditional Egg Casseroles

Spread 2: Vegetable Stratas

Spread 3: Fruit Stratas

Spread 4: Oatmeal

Spread 5: Fruit Cobblers

Spread 6: Ethnic Egg Casseroles

Chapter 5:  Hot Sandwiches Fillings

Spread 1: Chicken Wild Rice Sandwiches

Spread 2: Chicken Tacos Wraps

Spread 3: Sloppy Joes

Spread 4: Turkey ala King  

Spread 5: Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Spread 6: Chicken Veggie Pitas 

 

Chapter 6: Beef roasts

Spread 1: Beef and Potato Stew

Spread 2: Beef Brisket

Spread 3: Pot Roast

Spread 4: Sauerbraten

Spread 5: Beef Stroganoff

Spread 6: Corned Beef

 

Chapter 7: Ground beef

Spread 1: Meatballs

Spread 2: Spaghetti Sauce

Spread 3: Shepherd’s Pie

Spread 4: Meatloaf

Spread 5: Stuffed Cabbage

Spread 6: Tamale Pie

Chapter 8:  Slow Cooked Chicken

Spread 1: Breasts with Sauce

Spread 2: Easy Drumsticks

Spread 3: Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Spread 4: Chicken Meatballs

Spread 5: Chicken Casserole

Spread 6: Spicy Thighs

Chapter 9: Chicken and Turkey Stews

Spread 1: Chicken and Dumpling Stew 

Spread 2: Chicken Vegetable Stew

Spread 3: Turkey Sweet Potato Stew

Spread 4: Turkey Fruit Stew

Spread 5: Chicken Vegetable Stew

Spread 6: Rich Chicken Stew

Chapter 10:  Pork Entrees 

Spread 1: Pork Chops

Spread 2: Pork Tenderloin

Spread 3: Stuffed Chops

Spread 4: Loin Roast

Spread 5: BBQ Ribs

Spread 6: Crockpot Ham

Chapter 11:  Fish & Seafood

Spread 1: Fish Fillets with Potatoes

Spread 2: Poached Salmon

Spread 3: Mariner’s Stew

Spread 4: Crockpot Shrimp

Spread 5: Salmon Fillets with Pilaf

Spread 6: Fish Casseroles

Chapter 12:  Chiles

Spread 1: Tex Mex Chili with Beans

Spread 2: Classic Beef Chili

Spread 3: White Chicken Chili

Spread 4: Three Pepper Chile

Spread 5: Black Bean Chili

Spread 6: Beef and Bean Chili

Chapter 13: Vegetable Stews

Spread 1: Vegetable Quinoa Stew

Spread 2: Many Bean Stew

Spread 3: Squash and Vegetable Stew

Spread 4: Pumpkin Stew 

Spread 5: Wild Rice and Barley Stew

Spread 6: Wheat Berry and Vegetable Stew 

 

Chapter 14:  Vegetable Side Dishes

Spread 1: Creamed Corn

Spread 2: Sweet and Sour Carrots

Spread 3: Beets with Swiss Chard

Spread 4: Classic Stuffing  

Spread 5: Glazed Root Vegetables 

Spread 6: Onion Apple Stuffing

Chapter 15:  Beans and Grains

Spread 1: Baked Beans

Spread 2: Quinoa Casserole

Spread 3: Bean Cassoulet

Spread 4: Barley and Wheatberry Casserole

Spread 5: Rice and Lentils

Spread 6: Beans and Rice

 

Chapter 16:  Rice and Risotto

Spread 1: Brown Risotto

Spread 2: Creole Rice Pilaf

Spread 3: Mixed Rice Pilaf

Spread 4: Vegetable Rice Pilaf

Spread 5: Wild Rice Casserole

Spread 6: Chicken Risotto

 

Chapter 17:  Potato Recipes

Spread 1: Salt Roasted Potatoes

Spread 2: Sweet Potato Casserole

Spread 3: Cheesy Red Potatoes

Spread 4: Roasted Potatoes

Spread 5: Mashed Potatoes

Spread 6: Scalloped Potatoes

Chapter 18: Fruit Desserts

Spread 1: Curried Stewed Fruit

Spread 2: Fruit Soup

Spread 3: Cinnamon Poached Pears

Spread 4: Fruited Rice Pudding

Spread 5: Fruit Crisp

Spread 6: Stuffed Apples

Chapter 19: Chocolate Desserts

Spread 1: Chocolate Pudding Cake

Spread 2: Chocolate Fondue

Spread 3: Chocolate Decadence

Spread 4: White Chocolate Bread Pudding
Spread 5: Chocolate Rice Pudding

Spread 6: Chocolate Nut Candies

Chapter 20:  Resources

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