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Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook: Feasting with Your Slow Cooker (original 2000; edition 2001)

by Dawn J Ranck

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Who's hungry? EVERYONE. Who has time to cook? NO ONE. Dig out the slow cooker. Add a second and a third if you wish. Fill one with main-dish fixins and the others with go-alongs. Do it in the morning--or between work and after-school events. Come home to richly-flavored, ready-to-serve food. Slow cookers are having a comeback. With good reason. They are friends on a day of running errands. They allow easy entertaining with no last-minute preparation. And vegetarians won't find a better way to work with dried beans. Slow cookers are gentle with the food budget--less expensive ingredients flourish in their slow, moist heat. Fix-It and Forget-It offers the range of recipes slow cookers do well: Appetizers and Snacks, Soups and Stews, Main Dishes (with and without meat), Vegetables and Go-Alongs, Desserts and Beverages. Bring an element of simplicity--and quality--to your pressured life! Let your slow cooker work for you.… (more)
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Title:Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook: Feasting with Your Slow Cooker
Authors:Dawn J Ranck
Info:Good Books (2001), Plastic Comb, 284 pages
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This book certainly has many recipes. Many seem redundant, as if they took every recipe submitted and stuck them in the book. Sometimes this really works for me if I don't like exactly one recipe I can combine ideas. I am ambivalent about the usefulness of this book by itself. On one hand choice is good. On the other hand picking a recipe seems like a crap shoot.
My other quibble is the heavy usage of prepared food in the recipes. What is the point of a slow cooker if you use dried soup mix or canned vegis? Just throw an onion or carrot in for crying out loud!
There are no photos and the book is a paperback with glued binding, but it has stood up to the use. It is an OK book, but not the first book I would have bought for someone just starting to cook ( )
  edieh | Jan 10, 2014 |
Haven't tried everything, but what I have tried has been yummy and easy. Definitely a winner if you're looking for hearty meals with minimal prep that will take care of themselves all day while you're otherwise occupied.

My personal favorite? The Chicken Reuben Bake (p.195) - serve it with/on steak rolls. It might sound odd, but it's tasty. ( )
  SunnySD | Dec 17, 2011 |
While most of the recipes are good, this book is so poorly organized that it is a headache to use. For example, in the "Main Dishes" section, you might find 5 pot roast recipes, all scattered throughout, and 2 of them would be virtually identical save for one or two ingredients.

I find myself looking up all the recipes for what I want to make, and then mixing and matching between them to suit my tastes. I am still in the market for a good, easy to use slow cooker cookbook. ( )
  effulgent7 | Oct 29, 2010 |
Overall full of great slow cooker recipes. You'll find everything here from the standard beef stew all the way through how to make corn bread in a slow cooker. The only reason I give it less than 5 stars is because the index is almost useless so it makes things hard to find. Recipes are indexed by recipe name (e.g. Martha's Beef Stew) rather than by ingredients or food type (Beef Stew). Overall the book is broken up by meal types, though, so you can flip through the pages and usually find what you are looking for eventually. ( )
  the_jaded_mouse | Jan 9, 2009 |
I couldn't live through the winter without this cookbook. ( )
  girljedi | Nov 19, 2008 |
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Slow cookers have long ago proven to be the efficient friend of those cooks who are gone all day, but want to offer substantial home-cooked food to their households.
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Who's hungry? EVERYONE. Who has time to cook? NO ONE. Dig out the slow cooker. Add a second and a third if you wish. Fill one with main-dish fixins and the others with go-alongs. Do it in the morning--or between work and after-school events. Come home to richly-flavored, ready-to-serve food. Slow cookers are having a comeback. With good reason. They are friends on a day of running errands. They allow easy entertaining with no last-minute preparation. And vegetarians won't find a better way to work with dried beans. Slow cookers are gentle with the food budget--less expensive ingredients flourish in their slow, moist heat. Fix-It and Forget-It offers the range of recipes slow cookers do well: Appetizers and Snacks, Soups and Stews, Main Dishes (with and without meat), Vegetables and Go-Alongs, Desserts and Beverages. Bring an element of simplicity--and quality--to your pressured life! Let your slow cooker work for you.

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The recipes in this collection are tried and true favorites from heavy-duty Cooker-users. We've weeded out a lot of duplicates and still have 800 plus for you to try. There's tempting variety among the recipes, and many that differ only by a tantalizing ingredient or two. What's more, you'll find helpful Tips spread among the recipes-the kind of pointers that you usually learn only after a long acquaintance with a Slow Cooker. These Tips tell you how to maximize the usefulness of your Cooker, plus how to realize top flavor from the food you prepare in it. -Dawn J. Ranck and Phyllis Pellman Good
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