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Cheryl Moeller is a seasoned mother and a standup comic. She is also a syndicated columnist with her own blog (http://www.momlaughs.blogspot.com/) and contributes monthly to several online parent websites. Cheryl has coauthored two books on marriage with her husband and has written for http://www.mops.org/ and Marriage Partnership. Cheryl does comedy for parenting classes, MOPS groups, wedding or baby showers, church retreats, women’s conferences, and those in line at the grocery store.
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SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:
From the celebrated coauthor of The Marriage Miracle comes a new kind of cookbook and a new attitude toward planning meals. With an eye toward the whole menu, not just part of it, columnist Cheryl Moeller teaches cooks to use two crockpots to easily create healthy, homemade dinners.
Don’t worry about your dinner being reduced to a mushy stew. Each of the more than 200 recipes has been taste-tested at Cheryl’s table. Join the Moeller family as you dig into:
- Harvest-time Halibut Chowder
- Salmon and Gingered Carrots
- Mediterranean Rice Pilaf
- Indian Chicken Curry
- Apricot-Pistachio Bread
- Shrimp Creole
- Rhubarb Crisp
... and many more! Perfect for the frazzled mom who never has enough time in the day, Creative Slow-Cooker Meals gives readers more time around the table with delicious, healthy, frugal, and easy meals!
List Price: $14.99
Spiral-bound: 272 pages
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers; Spi edition (February 1, 2012)
AND NOW...THE FIFTH CHAPTER (click on pages to enlarge):
Yeah, I'm a guy reviewing a cook book, but guys can cook too! I can cook, and often use a slow-cooker, so I was interested in this book. And yes, I have made a few things from it to try it out. :-)
The book is spiral-bound, making it very easy to use since it easily stays open to the desired page. There are 10 chapters/sections:
1) Take the "fast" out of breakfast
2) Shopping local, cooking fresh
3) Passport to the nations
4) For the kitchen with the revolving door
5) Simple meals: making life a little easier
6) Bulk bargains, brilliant meals
7) Parties, barbecues, and gatherings
8) Vegetarian and vegan
9) Without the cow: Dairy free
10) Gluten-free cuisine
Each chapter begins with a list of each item in that chapter with the page number it is on.
There is also a thorough index by types of foods, and there are things to make in the slow-cooker I never associated with a slow-cooker: Beverages, breads, dips, and also foods you more accosicate with slow-cookers like soups and stews.
The directions are concise and easy to follow, and there is a wide variety of foods to make in a slow-cooker. This book is for people who are serious about using their slow-cookers.