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Slow cookers for dummies
Lacalamita, Tom.
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Publication Information:
Foster City, Calif. : IDG Books Worldwide ; New York, NY : Wiley Pub., Inc., [2001]

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xx, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Includes index.
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The secret is out: That slow cooker that's been collecting dust in your kitchen cabinet is a wonderful and easy tool for making delicious entrees at the touch of a button. With new U.S. sales estimated at 6 million a year, more people are finding slow cookers indispensable in getting a home-cooked meal on the table. Besides tasting good, slow cooked meals are convenient and nutritious because you use fresh, wholesome ingredients.

Slow Cookers For Dummies is for working families, couples, single people, students, and anyone who is tired of takeout. Perhaps you love cooking but have little time to do it or want to decrease your reliance on prepared mixes or boxed convenience foods. Slow cooking may be right for you if you want to

Save money on food and utility bills Control your sodium and fat intake Free up your oven and cooktop for more holiday cooking Take a hot dish to a potluck supper

If you already know how to use a slow cooker, the delicious recipes in this book can help you expand your repertoire beyond soups and stews. If you're thinking of getting a slow cooker, Slow Cookers For Dummies takes you from the basics of how these cookers work to preparing special occasion meals, to troubleshooting slow cooker problems.

Here's a closer look at what Slow Cookers For Dummies includes:

Guidelines on how to choose the right slow cooker for you Techniques to help you slow-cook the right way Easy recipes for snacks, beverages, chili, stews, and casseroles Scrumptious recipes for roasting beef, pork, lamb, and poultry How-to's on cooking and freezing in batches Ways to adapt favorite traditionally cooked dishes for the slow cooker

In Slow Cookers for Dummies, food and appliance cooking experts Tom Lacalamita and Glenna Vance show that this classic cooking appliance is really a wonderful tool for making creative, delicious meals. With 75 recipes for making the most out of your slow cooker, you'll never put that slow cooker in your cabinet again.

Author Notes

Tom Lacalamita has written five appliance cookbooks and appeared on Good Morning America, CNBC, and NPR. Glenna Vance is a food writer and recipe developer.

Table of Contents

Part I Revving Up Your Slow Cooker
Chapter 1 Slow Cooking in the Fast Lane
Chapter 2 From the Fire to the Pot
Part II Making the Best and Safest Use of Your Slow Cooker
Chapter 3 Slow Cooker Basics from Start to Finish
Chapter 4 Food Safety 101
Chapter 5 From the Stove to the Slow Cooker
Part III Basic and Delicious Recipes for the Slow Cooker
Chapter 6 Snacks, Dips, and Beverages
Chapter 7 Spoonfuls of Goodness: Soups, Chowders, and Chili
Chapter 8 Slow Simmering Stews
Chapter 9 The Big Cuts: Roasts
Chapter 10 Casseroles
Chapter 11 Desserts and Jams
Part IV Jump-Starting Dinner with Your Slow Cooker
Chapter 12 Cooking with a Master Meat Sauce
Chapter 13 Master Roast Turkey Breast Recipes
Chapter 14 New York Penicillin: Master Chicken Broth Recipes
Part V The Part of Tens
Chapter 15 Ten Special Occasions for Slow Cooker Entrees
Chapter 16 Ten Problems and How to Handle Them
Chapter 17 Ten Web Sites to Check Out
Chapter 18 Ten Tips for Great Slow Cooking
Appendix A Contact Information for Slow Cooker Manufacturers
Appendix B Metric Conversion Guide
Book Registration Information

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