cool crock pot cookbooks

Food for Thought:

When the weather turns cold, many smart cooks turn to the comfort and convenience of their crock pot for hearty, healthy, one-dish meals. According to a study by Betty Crocker Kitchens, 80 percent of American households owned a slow cooker in 2002.

If you are considering adding a crock pot to your cooking arsenal, experts recommend that you buy an oval-shaped pot because it can hold meats of different size and shape. The crock pot should also have at least three settings: keep warm, warm and hot. Look for a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker to accommodate family-sized meals, and choose one with a removable insert, which can expedite the cleaning process.

Here are some new cookbooks designed especially for crock pot meals:

  • Betty Crocker More Slow Cooker Recipes: All-New Recipes Made Easier Than Ever (Wiley Publishing 2004)

  • The Gourmet Slow Cooker: Simple and Sophisticated Meals From Around the World by Lynn Alley (Ten Speed Press 2003)

  • Pillsbury Doughboy Slow Cooker Recipes (Clarkson N. Potter 2003)

  • Better Homes and Gardens Simple Slow Cooker Recipes (Meredith Books 2004)

  • Busy People’s Slow Cooker Cookbook by Dawn Hall (Rutledge Hill Press 2003)

  • 101 Things to Do With a Slow Cooker by Stephanie Ashcraft and Janet Eyring (Gibbs Smith 2003)

  • Better Homes and Gardens Low-Carb Slow Cooker Recipes (Meredith Books 2003)

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Diane Lofshult

IDEA Author/Presenter
Diane Lofshult is an award-winning freelance author who specializes in nutrition and weight manag... more less
October 2004

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