Please know I have purchased and own products I review including this one, the Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook.
Although you can use a slow cooker throughout the year, fall and winter is when I really start to get excited about my slow cooker. As temperatures drop, leaves change, and snow starts to show itself, I want those cozy hot soups and stews.
There’s nothing better to have on hand than a dependable slow cooker. That being said, I was really missing out for the longest time because I only ever seemed to be making beef stew or chili.
If you love the convenience of cooking in a slow cooker, but are getting tired of fixing the same handful of dishes all the time, the Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook is just what you need. With 1,400 tried and true slow cooker recipes, you will find all sorts of new recipes to try in this impressive collection.
One of the best things about cooking in the slow cooker is that although the meals cook for a long time, it only takes a little bit of prep time to get things started. This is great when you know you have a busy day ahead and still want a delicious, home-cooked meal on the table that evening. With the slow cooker, you can be gone all day and still come home to the smell of a delicious, ready-to-serve meal. Plus, as an added bonus, cleaning up after dinner is quick and easy because everything cooks in one pot!
The Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook offers an impressive and extensive slow cooker recipe collection that will inspire you to take advantage of your slow cooker a lot more often. What’s nice about this particular cookbook is that the recipes don’t come from just one chef, but instead are a compilation of recipes from home cooks just like you. All recipes have been tested and chosen from a pool of thousands. In other words, author Phyllis Good has chosen the best of the best to share with you in this extensive volume.
What I absolutely loved the most was that the recipes don’t come from just one person, but instead are a compilation of recipes from home cooks just like us! All recipes have been tested and chosen from a pool of thousands. In other words, author Phyllis Good has chosen the best of the best to share with you.
To get a better idea of the quality of this collection, be sure to check out its ratings and reviews on Amazon. The Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook boasts an impressive 4.4 (out of 5 possible) star rating, with almost 70% of the 899+ reviews giving it a full 5 stars. (That’s around 630 readers (at the time of this writing) who gave it a five star review).
A quick look at the table of contents shows that you will find a large variety of different recipes in this cookbook including:
- Appetizers, Snacks, and Spreads
- Breakfasts and Brunches
- Soups, Stews, and Chilis
- Beef Main Dishes
- Chicken and Turkey Main Dishes
- Pork Main Dishes
- Seafood Main Dishes
- Pasta, Meatless, and Other Main Dishes
- Desserts and Sweets
So, if any of this sounds intriguing, you can check out Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook for yourself.
The One Drawback
All in all, there is very little bad to be said about this particular cookbook. However, no product or book is perfect for everyone, so it should be noted that one drawback is that some of the recipes include processed foods, such as canned “cream of” type soups or other premade items. However, since the premise of the book is quick and easy meal prep, it makes sense that some of the recipes utilize processed foods as a shortcut. It’s much easier to open a can than to make everything from scratch.
If you prefer, however, you can work around this by making your own homemade variations of these items. you will find plenty of other recipes that don’t include these ingredients in this extensive collection.
No worries though because you still find plenty of other recipes that don’t include these ingredients in this extensive collection.
While you’re at it, another option you may want to consider is the Taste of Home Slow Cooker cookbook. It costs less and with 431 recipes, you may find it less overwhelming but still with enough recipes to keep the ideas flowing for a long time.
Both cookbooks would make a great addition to your own slow cooker cookbook collection or as gifts for someone new to this type of cooking.
Happy slow cooking!