Today's slow cookers are bigger, better, and more versatile than ever, which makes slow cooking a great way for busy people to prepare delicious and appetizing meals in advance. Author Gina Steer provides simple instructions on the principles of slow cooking, tips on preparation, and guidelines for newcomers to slow cookers that focus on special ways to treat various ingredients. But that's just the start of the many good things you'll find in this color-illustrated cookbook and kitchen advisor! Easy, can't-miss slow cooker recipes cover everything from savory soups and hearty meat and fish courses to delectable desserts. A total of more than 50 recipes include a delightful wild mushroom and chili soup, a succulent rack of lamb, vegetable goulash with a sour cream topping, and wonderful desserts like sticky date and toffee pudding. Page spreads are beautifully laid out with vivid color photos of finished dishes complementing clearly presented, easy-to-follow recipes. Recipe types are divided into separate chapters, as follows: Chapter One: Broths, Soups, and Saucesmore than ten hearty recipes . . . Chapter Two: Fish and Seafoodsix imaginative ways to serve fish and shellfish . . . Chapter Three: Meateleven hearty ways to slow-cook beef, pork, and lamb . . . Chapter Four: Poultryeleven imaginative recipes for delightful main courses . . . Chapter Five: Vegetablesseven wonderful casserole-style dishes . . . Chapter Six: Dessertsmore than a dozen recipes for delicious meal enders. Here is the ideal dinner planner for all who want to serve tasty, nutritious meals but have limited time for preparation.