Remember the slow-cooker? It's time to take it out of the garage and throw away those old, unworkable recipes. The Slow-Cooker Ready & Waiting Cookbook features 160 updated classics and delicious new recipes designed specifically for slow-cookers.
Because they benefit from a long, slow simmer at a gentle, continuous temperature, certain dishes-soups, stews, chilis, and pot roasts-have always tasted better when prepared in a slow-cooker. Rick Rodgers has gone beyond the tried and true and has developed an impressive array of foods that are better slow-cooked than when prepared in a conventional oven: Tuscan Beans with Sage and Garlic, Beef Stroganoff, and delectable desserts like Double Strawberry Cheesecake and the creamiest Crhme Caramel. There are also side dishes, relishes, and vegetables that use the slow-cooker when the oven is occupied. Recipes for seafood chowders, chicken fricassees, braised brisket, corned beef, and stuffed breast of veal round out this collection.