Friday, October 18, 2013

365 Slow Cooker Suppers - Cookbook Review

For several years now I've been a follower of Stephanie O'Dea's blog A Year of Slow Cooking. The blog is all about slow cooker recipes, and what I like most is that the recipes are gluten-free or have gluten-free variations. Perfect for my family!!!

Last month, Stephanie's newest cookbook, 365 Slow Cooker Suppers, came out, and I got the chance to review a free e-copy of it! This cookbook has 365 recipes, so basically every day you could cook something different in your slow cooker.

Just going through the entire cookbook left me salivating. The food photography is amazing! I only wish my food pictures turned out as good as these. 

The cookbook is divided into categories, so if you're looking to make something with beef or if you'd rather use pork or if you just want a soup/stew, then there are specific chapters with slow cooker recipes that only use those ingredients. Each recipe also tells you what size slow cooker to use, which I think is helpful, although I only own a 2-quart and a 6-quart, so I'm not really sure what to do if the recipe says to use a 4-quart slow cooker. Oops.

my food photography - not as good as in this cookbook!
Having said that, I decided to try out one of the recipes from the cookbook. The recipe for Chicken Crock Pot Pie caught my eye because it involved ingredients that we already had in the fridge and freezer. (That's another one of the great things about Stephanie's recipes: they are all easy to put together!) The recipe said to use a 4-quart slow cooker, but I just used my 6-quart. I thought it all turned out okay. And it certainly smelled delicious while it was cooking!

If you want to get your hands on this recipe and 364 more slow cooker recipes, then get yourself a copy of this cookbook. It's sure to become a staple in your cooking rotation.

365 Slow Cooker Suppers is published by John Wiley & Sons and is available to purchase now. I received a free review copy for my honest review.

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