Creative Slow-Cooker Meals by Moeller

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.

Creative Slow-Cooker Meals
by Charyl Moeller
Harvest House Publishers
February 2012

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!

Who doesn’t love a crock pot! Especially, when your a busy mom on the go all the time. I was excited to get an opportunity to review this cookbook.

There are 10 chapters in this cookbook. Take the Fast out of Breakfast, Passport of the Nations, Simple Meals Vegetarian, Gluten-Free Cuisine, and Parties/Barbecues/Gatherings just to name a few.

There are over 250 recipes in this spiral-bound cookbook. The pages are extra thick and look like they can handle a few wipes of spills on the pages. Lots of how to tricks when using a crock pot. Each chapter begins with a scripture verse.

The author recommends that you use two crock pots to make a complete meal. Each page has side by side recipes that go together for a complete meal. I don’t own two crock pots and don’t plan on getting two either. But a very good idea using two crock pots.

I tried a few recipes. One was Pineapple Carrots. Very good, simple, and easy to make. I used baby carrots and canned pineapple and it still came out good with lots of flavor.

Another recipe was African Sweet Potatoes. Which wasn’t bad but did lack flavoring in my opinion. I added a few ingredients at the end and it suited my palette better. The recipe was easy to make and easy to adjust to my liking if needed. Most of the other recipes came out pretty good.

I like cookbooks with pictures. I am a visual person and would of love to have a few pictures added to the pages to tempt me to cook it! Overall, this is a great recipe book that is easily prepare home-cooked dinners and meals. The recipes are practical, not gourmet, and use easily-available ingredients.

ReneeK is a sweet tea addicted mamma who loves to cuddle up to a good book. She blogs at Little Homeschool on the Praire and writes about family, homeschooling, having a special needs child, and about whatever else tickles her fancy.

This book was provided by the publisher as a review copy.