Tantalize your tastebuds, and get this cookbook! My review of "Creative Slow-Cooker Meals"
Mmmmm, mmmmm! Read on to learn about a cook book you'll be wanting to add to your collection, and check out my review near the end...
It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!
You never know when I might play a wild card on you!
Today's Wild Card author is:
and the book:
Harvest House Publishers; Spi edition (February 1, 2012)
***Special thanks to Karri James, Marketing Assistant, Harvest House Publishers for sending me a review copy.***
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Cheryl Moeller is a seasoned mother and a standup comic. She is also a syndicated columnist with her own blog (www.momlaughs.blogspot.com) and contributes monthly to several online parent websites. Cheryl has coauthored two books on marriage with her husband and has written for www.mops.org and Marriage Partnership. Cheryl does comedy for parenting classes, MOPS groups, wedding or baby showers, church retreats, women’s conferences, and those in line at the grocery store.
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SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:
From the celebrated coauthor of The Marriage Miracle comes a new kind of cookbook and a new attitude toward planning meals. With an eye toward the whole menu, not just part of it, columnist Cheryl Moeller teaches cooks to use two crockpots to easily create healthy, homemade dinners.
Don’t worry about your dinner being reduced to a mushy stew. Each of the more than 200 recipes has been taste-tested at Cheryl’s table. Join the Moeller family as you dig into:
- Harvest-time Halibut Chowder
- Salmon and Gingered Carrots
- Mediterranean Rice Pilaf
- Indian Chicken Curry
- Apricot-Pistachio Bread
- Shrimp Creole
- Rhubarb Crisp
... and many more! Perfect for the frazzled mom who never has enough time in the day, Creative Slow-Cooker Meals gives readers more time around the table with delicious, healthy, frugal, and easy meals!
List Price: $14.99
Spiral-bound: 272 pages
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers; Spi edition (February 1, 2012)
Cheryl Moeller has assembled a fantastic collection of recipes in Creative Slow-Cooker Meals.
Whether you are looking for something creative to serve for breakfast, want to provide a satisfying meal to your family after a busy day, or want something extra special waiting for when the company comes over after church, this book has it all! I also think that readers will appreciate the special sections at the end of the book containing the dairy free recipes and the gluten-free cuisine. The author's personal touch in her comments scattered throughout the book add to the homey and welcoming feel to the book, and I especially loved her great-grandmother's Swedish meatball recipee! A couple of things keep this book from getting a rating of 5 out of 5 stars. First, although I don't feel every recipe needs to be accompanied by a picture, I think it would have added to the book to have at least a picture included for each section of the book to liven it up. Secondly, while I found the index at the back very handy, I was disappointed to find that a couple of the references were wrong (for example, the index says the "spiced rice" recipe is on page 79, but it is actually on page 77). Beyond these minor details, I found this to be an excellent treasure trove of useful recipes and give it a solid recommendation of 4 out of 5 stars.
Book provided courtesy of the publisher and First Wild Card for the purposes of this unbiased review.
AND NOW...THE FIFTH CHAPTER (click on pages to enlarge):