A stellar collection of slow cooker recipes from best-selling author Donna-Marie Pye.
Slow cooking is the perfect mealtime solution for anyone who wants to enjoy delicious food with a minimum of effort. The premise is simple: Assemble and prepare the ingredients at your convenience, either the night before or earlier in the day Place the ingredients in the slow cooker Turn on the appliance and let the food cook unattended The author has collected her best recipes for everything from appetizers to desserts, including: Sweet and spicy BBQ beef pot roast sandwiches Steak fajitas with tomato-corn relish Polynesian pork Cinderella stew Pulled pork taco supper Italian chicken stew with crisp polenta Beef pot roast with caramelized vegetables
All of the recipes are easy and convenient to prepare yet provide incredibly satisfying results.
"Slow Cooker Winners" includes dozens and dozens of tips and techniques for slow-cooker success, as well as general kitchen counseling and serving suggestions. The "make ahead" advice helps make these easy recipes even more convenient. Each of these dishes will tantalize and inspire the busy home chef.
Pye's 300 recipes feature the best of North American regional cuisine as well as globally-inspired dishes from around the world -- all developed with convenience in mind. Her recipes are the product of her fastidious tweaking of ingredients. Simple and delicious.-- (02/28/2011)
A mixture of the retro and freewheeling (e.g., Bollywood Chicken loaf with Chutney Glaze), this ample compendium is a well-illustrated grab bag. Pye likes to evoke a given country's cuisines with a few ingredients -- chiles and salsa for Mexican, say, Thai basil and hoisin sauce for Vietnamese. Sticklers for authenticity will blanch at these shortcut gestures, some of which work spectacularly-- (02/28/2011)