Item description for Fix-It and Forget-It Recipes for Entertaining: Slow Cooker Favorites for All the Year Round (Fix-It And Forget-It) by Phyllis Pellman Good & Dawn J. Ranck...
Overview More wonderfully satisfying recipes to make in your slow cooker--for your own household or to serve to friends. Easy to prepare, economical for a few or for a bunch, these dishes require little attention but reward you with abundant flavor. Use these wonderful recipes to share dinner with your neighbors, with your summer weekend visitors, with friends after a chilly soccer game, with family for a birthday party. All the dishes in this bountiful collection share two qualities -- little fuss and lots of flavor. Relieve the pressures of hosting. Get rid of the last-minute stress of putting food on the table. Visit with your guests until it's time to eat -- then lift the lids of your steaming slow cookers -- and offer them Fruited Pork Chops, Garlic Lime Chicken, Navy Bean Soup, Oriental Shrimp Dish, Hot Cranberry Punch -- and more. Fix-It and Forget-It Recipes for Entertaining is bursting with absolutely delicious recipes, as well as Tips for Hosting, Menus for Meals with Friends, and Ideas for Go-Alongs that complement slow cooker dishes. You'll love cooking, hosting, and eating from this treasure of good food.
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Studio: Good Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.02" Width: 7.67" Height: 0.77" Weight: 1.03 lbs.
Binding Spiral Bound
Release Date Nov 1, 2002
Publisher Good Books
Series Fix-It And Forget-It
ISBN 1561483788 ISBN13 9781561483785
Availability 0 units.
More About Phyllis Pellman Good & Dawn J. Ranck
Phyllis Good is a New York Times bestselling author whose books have sold more than 11 million copies.
With Fix-It and Forget-It NEW Cookbook, she launches "Phase 2" of her nationally acclaimed Fix-It and Forget-It slow-cooker cookbooks, several of which have appeared on The New York Times bestseller list, as well as the bestseller lists of USA Today and Publishers Weekly. In this book, Phyllis adds her voice, offering Tips and personal comments in "Why I like this recipe."
Good has authored many other cookbooks, growing out of her commitment to make it possible for everyone to cook, even if they have too little time or too little confidence. For a complete listing of her books, as well as her blog, and excerpts from and reviews of her books, visit www.Fix-ItandForget-It.com or www.GoodBooks.com.
Watch Phyllis' weekly cooking show, "Cooking with Phyllis" at www.youtube.com/CookingwithPhyllis.
Phyllis Good is Executive Editor at Good Books. (Good Books has published hundreds of titles by more than 135 authors.) She received her B.A. and M.A. in English from New York University. She and her husband, Merle, live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. They have two young-adult daughters, a son-in-law, and one very sweet little grandson.
Phyllis Pellman Good currently resides in Lancaster, in the state of Pennsylvania. Phyllis Pellman Good was born in 1948.
Reviews - What do customers think about Fix-it And Forget-it Recipes For Entertaining?
No-nonsense, crock-pot recipes (details) Oct 29, 2008
If you love your crock pot, this cookbook will clearly benefit you.
Here's the focus of the book:
1. Crock pot recipes
2. No fuss
3. Common ingredients
While these are not what I'd term "terrific" recipes, they're still pretty solid and will yield supper for your family with no major complaints. I cook from scratch every day and, having borrowed this book from the local library, I found a few recipes in here which I liked.
Here's another feature of the cookbook that I found particularly helpful: there are multiple recipes for the same dish, chili for example -- there are about 20 chili recipes to choose from in here. You'll find that this feature holds true for many of the more common crock pot dishes herein.
On the other hand, be aware that this is a "collection" of recipes from folks all over the country so, in that regard, it's much like one of these local fundraiser cookbooks, only focused on Slow Cooker recipes, and drawing upon a much larger and more diverse source group. As a consequence, there's no way of gauging the quality of these recipes in advance, short of preparing it yourself. For me, I prefer to know ahead of time that I'm already working with a proven, top recipe.
This is the chief shortcoming of a cookbook like this one -- it's just easier for me to go online to a site like Allrecipes or Recipezaar, where others have already tested and rated the recipe for me, to achieve a dish of the highest quality. And of course, THOSE recipes are all free. This practice also eliminates a mountain of cookbooks atop my refrigerator.
In the end, if you're a cookbook person, a crock-pot person, and you additionally know how to modify a good basic recipe to suit your own tastes, this cookbook will likely work for you. There are 580 recipes in all (284 pages with a nice index) so clearly, you'll find something inside which suits your fancy.
A Few Gems Scattered in Mostly Drek Jul 20, 2007
I love reading cookbooks and trying new recipes, and I thought this would be a winner. After all, it's a New York Times best seller! But after reading a number of entries, I have to say I'm shocked! I agree with another reviewer on the "hot chicken sandwiches." Chicken and water?? This is a recipe? Under vegetables we get "Super Creamed Corn" which involves 2 lbs. of frozen corn, an 8oz. package of cream cheese, sugar, and butter. This has to be cooked 4 HOURS! I'm pretty sure you'll get great results in 15 minutes on top of the stove. To me, slow cooker recipes are for melding complex flavors and seasonings over long periods of time, for tenderizing tough cuts of meat. Chili, spaghetti sauce, soups and chowders, baked beans, and maybe even rice pudding come to mind. And many of the recipes in here deliver just that--and more. In fact, I can't wait to try some of them. But the rest of the recipes are just embarrassing. Oatmeal? Are you kidding?? Oatmeal? We're invited to cook oatmeal for breakfast for 6-8 hours on low. I for one am not putting oatmeal ingredients in the slow cooker at midnight so that I can save 15 minutes at the stove the next morning. Bottom line, buy it for the many good recipes that are actually in here, but don't be fooled into thinking they're all winners. Some of them are total duds.
Excellent! Jun 27, 2007
I Love this cookbook!!! I have bought this cook book as gifts a number of times.I truly love it as it helped me get more use out of my crockpot & enjoy more of my valuable time and rare time,enjoying my family & loved ones, who have always enjoyed a good meal from me. I wanted to share this joy with my kids & relatives!!! They also have thanked me! Many great recipes. Its great!
great slow cooker recipies Nov 19, 2006
This has been a great cookbook! I have a family of 6 and we are always on the run. It is great to walk into a great smelling kitchen at the end of the day and know we will have a delicious homemade dinner---not fast food!
Can't live without this book Mar 8, 2006
This is the greatest slow cooker recipe book I've ever bought, and I've bought quite a few. I have 3 young children and a business so my time is valuable. I just "set it and forget it." The recipes are so easy to prepare. Most with ingredients you find in most kitchens. I ate over my brothers house and a friends house and found 1 thing in common. Great food. The recipes were both from the same cookbook. Thats when I knew I had to have it. We eat from this cookbook at least 2 times a week.