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The ultimate resource for a new generation of slow-cooker fans from the New York Times bestselling author who has sold 12 million cookbooks!Stock the Crock brings together the expertise of America's most popular slow-cooker authority with a fresh collection of 100 essential, innovative, and easy-to-prepare recipes—each with variations allowing readers to customize the dish according to their dietary needs. You'll find beloved classics, as well as dishes you might be surprised can be done successfully in a slow cooker. (Hello, slow-cooker crème brûlée!) Whether you are looking to accommodate gluten-free, paleo, or vegetarian diets, or prefer slow-cooker meals perfectly sized for one or two people, this cookbook provides smart ideas, more than 100 recipe photos, and cooking hacks that will change the way you use your favorite fuss-free cooking appliance. Learn simple make-ahead tricks, convenient baking tips, and how to make two recipes at once using the same cooker, so you can simplify cooking and spend more time enjoying your family and friends around a wonderful, delicious meal.
|Publisher:||Time Inc. Books|
|Product dimensions:||8.25(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)|
About the Author
Phyllis Good is the New York Times bestselling author of Fix-It and Forget It. Her cookbooks have sold 12 million copies. Phyllis and her husband, Merle, live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Visit her at stockthecrock.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I’ve been wanting to learn to make new dishes in my slower cooker for some time now. I make a pot roast with potatoes, baby carrots, and onions that is amazing (if I do say so myself). Other than that, my slow cooker sits empty. I think author Phyllis Good has changed that for me! In the beginning of, STOCK THE CROCK, author Good gives readers/cooks a personal introduction that is lovely. I enjoyed getting to know about her, to get the feel of the writer behind the book. After the introduction the author shares the symbols she uses to help readers find and make such variations as Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo-Free, and more. Tips on note taking that I absolutely loved (if you pass your book on, or leave it to the next generation, you will see why. Then on to Slow Cooker Fundamentals, wonderful tips and tricks, like baking in your slow cooker, and more! This book is filled with mouthwatering colored photos of just about every recipe listed, making them so very real to the reader that the smells practically emanate from the pages. Finally the recipes. There are some amazing dishes between the covers of STOCK THE CROCK. I will most certainly be trying some myself. Soups & stews, vegetarian, pasta, poultry, seafood, desserts! You name it, and you’ll find it. Just a few of the great dishes you’ll find are . . . Beef and Barley Stew, Creole-Style Red Beans, Veggie P0t Pie with Biscuits, Chiles, 4-Cheese Artichoke Dip---or Pasta Sauce, Honey Baked Chicken, Peppery Turkey Tenderloins with Apples, Shepard’s Pie, Holiday Ham with Apricot Glaze, Eggs and Shrimp, Baked Corn, Scalloped Potatoes, Peach & Berry Cobbler, Cream Cheese Pound Cake, and your own homemade Yogurt. STOCK THE CROCK was everything I hoped for and more. I was really surprised with the diversity of choices. If you’re looking to make more use of your slow cooker, this is the cookbook for you.
My crockpot and I are best friends. I absolutely love being able to throw a bunch of ingredients together and have a meal miraculously appear at the end of the day. The flavors from all of the ingredients stewing together for several hours all seem to be a bit richer. So I was very happy to be given the opportunity to review "Stock The Crock" by Phyllis Good. As the author mentions in her introduction, when she first came out with cookbooks quantity was the key. Assembled into one cookbook would be 600 or 700 recipes. This came about mainly because cook slow cooker cooking was new and there weren't a lot of recipes available. Now that there are a lot of recipes out there, this book focuses more on the quality of the recipe and provides 100 of the best. With these new 100 recipes, you get a bonus, many easy-to-follow variations showing you how to customize the recipes to your dietary needs. In order to help you personalize the recipes, you are encouraged to write in the book itself. Notes about the length of cooking time (if it needed to be adjusted), any substituted ingredients, whether it worked, whether it didn't, etc. You won't have to remember what it was you changed if you mark your recipes as you go along. The slow cooker "Fundamentals" pages are perfect if you need to buy, or have been thinking about replacing your slow cooker. This section will be invaluable as it discusses models, size, features, everything you need to think about before you purchase your new slow cooker. It even mentions other kitchen tools you may need. A set of excellent little tips and tricks on how to use your slow cooker to its fullest potential follow. This kind of tips section definitely makes a cookbook worthwhile. After the slow cooker tips, you get the "Slow Cooker Hacks". These are very useful ideas which go above and beyond the traditional uses for a slow cooker. For instance cooking two recipes at once in your slow cooker and, using your slow cooker as a double boiler. These types of tips really make cooks better. The first recipe category is "Soups, Stews, and Chowders". These are your go-to classic recipes from around the world. "Vegetarian and Pasta Mains" is next. I really had no idea that you could put uncooked pasta into a slow cooker and actually get something edible. A risotto recipe in the slow cooker is included as well, very cool. The "Poultry" section features some succulent chicken and turkey recipes. There is even a recipe for crunchy sweet chicken wings which I had no idea you can actually achieve crunchy in a crockpot. That will be tested next week for sure. The next category of recipes is "Beef and Pork". You'll find a Pot Roast here with a Mexican twist. Included are Beef Roast, Short Ribs, even a Beef Barbecue. The "Holiday Ham with Apricot Glaze" looks like it just might be better than mom made. Don't tell her I wrote that. "Fish and Seafood" come next. Salmon, Snapper, Flounder, and even a nice Jambalaya. The "Sides" category gives you recipes that you can add to any of the above. From Green Beans to Corn, Cabbage to Baked Beans, there is a lot of selection. My favorite right now is the "Carrots and Apples Duet" which would be the perfect side to a pork meal... See the recipe for The Raspberry Chocolate Cake with the full review at RecipesNow! The Reviews And Recipes Magazine. Thanks to the publishers for a complimentary copy of the book in return for an honest review.