Two People, One Appliance, No Freezer Full of Leftovers Twosomes who share a kitchen--but not the desire to spend all day in it--face a quandary: buy cheap but unhealthy takeout or sink time into preparing whole foods meals that they're likely to end up eating for days and days. With this cookbook, a third option is now on the table--er, countertop: good-for-you slow cooker meals that save hours and are portioned precisely for duos. Think slow cookers are only for soups and stews? Let Linda Larsen, master of the slow cooker, introduce you to the best of the best slow cooker recipes for all kinds of meals, from tender meats to seasoned vegetables to breakfasts, and more. In addition, you'll find: * 10 must-know do's and don'ts of slow cooking * A guide to the meats that are best for slow cooking * Tips for converting a stove-top recipe to the slow cooker * The reasons why heavy-duty aluminum foil is a slow cooker's best friend * Recipes for 3- or 3½-quart slow cookers that include prep and cook times; nutritional information; and labels that highlight gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, vegetarian or vegan meals Now go ride that tandem bike and let your slow cooker take care of dinner. Recipes include: Bone Broth, Chicken Stew with Gnocchi, Cuban Pork and Black Beans, Mussels with Tomato Curry, Mexican Lasagna, Chocolate-Cherry Lava Cake, and more!
Author: Mendocino Press
Publisher: Callisto Media Inc.
Release Date: 2014-03-06
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Create easy and delicious meals for two with Slow Cooking for Two. If you’re short on time, few in numbers, and craving the comfort of a home-cooked meal, Slow Cooking for Two is here to save the day. Slow Cooking for Two offers 101 easy recipes meant for just two people, including soups, stews, casseroles, desserts, and more. Slow Cooking for Two will save you time and money with simple and delicious meals that are flavorful without requiring hours of preparation. Slow Cooking for Two will give you all the tools you need to start enjoying slow cooking for two people, with: 101 easy slow cooker recipes specifically designed for 1½ and 2-quart slow cookers Comforting Slow Cooking for Two recipes, including Minestrone Soup, Beef Bourguignon, Chicken Pot Pie, Mac and Cheese, and Turtle Brownies Easy one-pot meals, including Short Ribs with Polenta and Meat Loaf with Potatoes Practical techniques for slow cooking for two, including shopping lists, and food preparation and storage tips Slow Cooking for Two will make it easy for you (and one more!) to enjoy delicious and hassle-free meals.
Small Scale, Big Flavor! Even if you have a smaller household, you can still take advantage of the ease, convenience, and versatility that are the hallmarks of slow cookers. These 125 recipes are for delicious meals specially created for preparation in a small (11/2- to 31/2-quart) slow cooker. Beth Hensperger showcases fresh, wholesome ingredients (rather than relying on packaged convenience foods) to create fabulous brand-new dishes and contemporary takes on classic favorites, including Moroccan-Spiced Tomato Chicken with Almonds, Individual Pot Roasts, Jerked Pulled Pork with Rum Barbecue Sauce, Fresh Corn Risotto, and Chipotle Black Bean Vegetable Soup. The flavors are so big, the small slow cooker can barely contain them! Praise for Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook ''These capable cooks wrest slow cooking from the back cupboard of uncertainty ... with a wide range of sound recipes and advice for every meal.... For today's home cook, this is a comprehensive and multi - cultural guide back to slow food, and a friend in the struggle to keep us cooking and eating at home.'' - San Francisco Chroniclea ''From meatloaf to soups to desserts, this book might make your oven a storage space.... The perfect companion to a Crock-Pot.'' -
Now a busy two-person household can enjoy easy-to-assemble, low-maintenance, effortless meals from this cookbook with chapters including everything from soups to desserts and even a special chapter on Double Dinners--two different meals cooked in the same slow cooker at the same time! Enjoy the reward of tasty, easy recipes that cook unattended.--From publisher description.
More than 380 flavor-rich recipes, from weeknight dinners to big-batch snacks and potluck dishes, will inspire you to get out your slow cooker more often, no matter how many you’re serving. Each recipe is created specifically for either a 1-1/2-quart or 4- to 6-quart slow cooker so you can match the recipe to the size of the group you're feeding. Quick preparation times (most can be assembled in 30 minutes or less) make these recipes a perfect fit for today's busy lifestyle. 40 inspiring full-color photos.
Meals that (practically) cook themselves, while you're out and about When Judy Hannemann's mother cooked dinner, she stood over a hot stove for hours on end for her husband and family. For her own family, Hannemann took those favorite family recipes and translated them into something that cooked at home while she and her husband worked. They would come home to the familiar smells of childhood and tuck into an amazing meal. Here are those tried-and-tested recipes, gathered from family and friends of her popular blog, bakeatmidnite.com. From festive appetizers to stick-to-your-ribs dinners to delightful desserts, here are the recipes you'll want to cook again and again. Recipes include: Hot Jalapeno and Chili Popper Dip Fruity BBQ Chicken Mississippi Ribs; Hot 5-Cheese Lasagna Citrus Greek Potatoes Slow Cooker Brownies Accompanied by stunning photography and great tips and advice for cooking with a slow-cooker, this book is sure to become your go-to resource.
A slow cooker is a recently popular form of cooking, even though it has been around centuries. It involves a method, using a counter top appliance, of slowly simmering a meal that does not involve a lot of attention. If one looks at slow cooker recipes, they will see that a lot of them consist of letting the meal simmer for 8 hours or more. Especially when cooking for a family of two, it is an amazing resource for creating easy and hassle free meals, all while creating something that is still enjoyable. Slow cookers are amazingly adaptable. They are wonderful for having a hot meal to come home to after work. Even on a day at home, I find it's so good to put something in the slow cooker early, leaving the rest of the day free in the sure knowledge that dinner is organized. A dinner can be started hours in advance so that by mealtime, all you need to do is serve. Here are some advantages of cooking with a slow cooker: -Slow cooker food is more delicious and nutritious. -The slow cooker is easy to clean. -A slow cooker uses less energy than an electric oven. -Slow cooker cooking needs very less oil, less oil means fewer calories. Under the cover you'll find 25 recipes for: -Breakfast -Dinner -Snacks -Lunch -Desserts Get your copy now!
Author: America's Test Kitchen
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
Release Date: 2014-04-01
50 Recipes for EVERYTHING You'll Ever Want to Make. Because smaller families shouldn't have to rely on recipes built for four or six, America's Test Kitchen has reengineered 650 of our best recipes to serve just two. Over the years we've discovered that scaling down a recipe isn't as simple as cutting the ingredients in half—cooking times, temperatures, and equipment need to be adapted as well. This comprehensive cookbook takes the guesswork out of cooking for two so you can be sure that anything you want to make—from Classic Beef Stew to Lasagna to a mini batch of Fudgy Brownies or a Fluffy Yellow Layer Cake—will come out right (and perfectly proportioned) every time. We'll also give you options when you're short on time. 150 recipes, including Chicken Saltimbocca and Pan-Seared Rib-Eye Steaks with Sweet-Tart Red Wine Sauce, can be on the table in 30 minutes or less. For those times when you want healthier fare, we've provided more than 100 recipes labeled "Light" such as Provencal Vegetable Soup and Poached Shrimp Salad with Avocado and Grapefruit, each with nutritional information listed in an easy-to-read chart in the back of the book. And we include chapters on for-two slow cooking, grilling, and baking pies, quick breads, cakes, and cookies. A 25-page manual teaches the basics of cooking for two, including clever shopping strategies to reduce waste, smart storage tricks help extend freshness of key ingredients, and our picks for the most useful kitchen equipment for any two-person household.
Author: Dawn Ranck Hower
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2015-01-27
Who's hungry? EVERYONE. Who has time to cook? NO ONE. Dig out the slow cooker. Add a second and a third if you wish. Fill one with main-dish fixins and the others with go-alongs. Do it in the morning--or between work and after-school events. Come home to richly-flavored, ready-to-serve food. Slow cookers are having a comeback. With good reason. They are friends on a day of running errands. They allow easy entertaining with no last-minute preparation. And vegetarians won't find a better way to work with dried beans. Slow cookers are gentle with the food budget--less expensive ingredients flourish in their slow, moist heat. Fix-It and Forget-It offers the range of recipes slow cookers do well: Appetizers and Snacks, Soups and Stews, Main Dishes (with and without meat), Vegetables and Go-Alongs, Desserts and Beverages. Bring an element of simplicity--and quality--to your pressured life! Let your slow cooker work for you. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Shares over one hundred recipes for dishes that are easy to prep, whether for cooking in the oven, on the stovetop or in a slow cooker, including such options as Korean-style beef tacos, pizza-stuffed chicken roll-ups, and peach-strawberry crumble.
With its emphasis on quality ingredients, nuanced global flavors, and sumptuous presentation, the original GOURMET SLOW COOKER inspired discerning home cooks to dust off-and fall in love with-their slow cookers again. Back by popular demand, Lynn Alley serves a generous second helping of sophisticated yet easy-to-prepare slow-cooker recipes, this time with a focus on regional comfort food. Packed with classic and innovative dishes designed to delight family and guests alike, THE GOURMET SLOW COOKER: VOLUME II will satisfy fans' hunger for new recipes-and encourage even more busy home cooks to join the bandwagon.ReviewsRecommended for "the cook who wants ease, but with more flavor than the bland crock-pot cuisine your mother made."-Portland Oregonian From the Trade Paperback edition.