The Family Table Slow Cooker

Easy, healthy and delicious recipes for every day

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Pub Date 06 Mar 2018 | Archive Date 15 May 2018

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The Slow Cooker is now middle aged! Invented in 1950, the Slow Cooker has been popular in the early 1970s. The miracle appliance was the perfect compliment to the busy modern life style, but considered a backwater to the world of fine food. That all changes now!
 
Veteran bestselling cookbook author Dominique DeVito introduces a whole new take on great slow foods! DeVito catalogs recipes covering breakfast, snacks, and dinner, and appeals to all sorts of ethnic traditions. She features fresh farm-to-table ingredients, and highlights ribs, roasts, chicken, pork, and beef, whiles also offering a wide range of International flavors, including French, Italian, Caribbean, Mexican, and other ethnic dishes, as well as new healthy takes on such staples as four-cheese mac and cheese, six bean chili, old fashion Boston baked beans, classic stews and amazing spicy jerk dishes. Detailed instructions smooth the way for cooks new to this time-tested cookware.

The Slow Cooker is now middle aged! Invented in 1950, the Slow Cooker has been popular in the early 1970s. The miracle appliance was the perfect compliment to the busy modern life style, but...


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Wonderfully delicious meals! Easy to follow directions! Can't wait to try!!

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Lots of great recipes and i really enjoyed the book

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I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher ---
The Slow Cooker is now middle aged! Invented in 1950, the Slow Cooker has been popular in the early 1970s. The miracle appliance was the perfect complement to the busy modern life style but considered a backwater to the world of fine food. That all changes now!

Veteran bestselling cookbook author Dominique DeVito introduces a whole new take on great slow foods! DeVito catalogs recipes covering breakfast, snacks, and dinner, and appeals to all sorts of ethnic traditions. She features fresh farm-to-table ingredients, and highlights ribs, roasts, chicken, pork, and beef, whiles also offering a wide range of International flavors, including French, Italian, Caribbean, Mexican, and other ethnic dishes, as well as new healthy takes on such staples as four-cheese mac and cheese, six bean chili, old fashion Boston baked beans, classic stews and amazing spicy jerk dishes. Detailed instructions smooth the way for cooks new to this time-tested cookware.
I really, really, really need to stop requesting cookbooks through #NetGalley as I keep ending up pre-ordering and buying them (for myself – I am more than happy to spend my library’s monies on them!) And since #thisisus made crockpots/slow cookers THE enemy of the state I was more than happy to un-vilify their reputation. I love my slow cooker and am always looking for new recipes to try out – this book has many, many that I have put the ingredient’s on next week’s shopping list for. Simple but gourmet, this book does not disappoint!!!

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Everything looks scrumptious, i loved the photographs! The banana oatmeal and pumpkin oatmeal used ingredients that a dieter can use and enjoy, which impressed me!
The cauliflower Italiano and curried cauliflower looked deliciuos, used readily available ingredients and they are both good for you! There are some unusual recipes too, like escargot and pumpkin and pear soup that look fun to try!
There is something for everyone - from Manhattan clam chowder to duck a l’orange and even leg of lamb!
Have fun and leave the cooking to the crock pot!

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I was given a copy of this book through Netgalley and the publishers for an honest review.
I absolutely love slow cooking and I think if I had to choose one item to take to a desert island it would be my slow cooker. I have many cookbooks filled with healthy and easy recipes for the slow cooker that I have made time and again for my family for dinner and they love to eat these meals. That said I was very pleased to read and try some of the wonderful and very delicious recipes in The Family Table Slow Cooker cookbook. Most cookbooks list so many items that are needed for every dish that I lose track sometimes but this cookbook has some very wonderful easy to make recipes that have a small list of ingredients and easy how- to -make and cook instructions. The Vegetable Soup with Herb Oil was amazing and it is a recipe I will use again and again as my family went gar gar over it. The Creamy Broccoli Soup was a favourite for me as I love broccoli. The Simply Sensational Roast Chicken recipe was a marvellous recipe and I will also use this one for my family for Sunday Dinners in the future. I also tried the Rice Pudding and the Pumpkin Custard recipes they were also very much enjoyed. I would recommend this wonderful cookbook that is filled with very delicious and nutritious recipes to all who like slow cooking and would like to try some lovely new recipes. I give this book 5+ stars.

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The Family Table Slow Cooker cookbook offers a fresh take when it comes to cooking up recipes using a slow cooker. Author Dominique DeVito's cookbook is filled with updated recipes and plenty of color photos depicting the completed recipes. Thanks to the delightful photos any cook should be able to complete the recipes found in this cookbook as the recipes clearly show what the foodstuff looks like.

Some of the recipes you'll find include:

Cinnamon Bread Pudding
Crustless Spinach Quiche
Stuffed Mushrooms
Seasoned Mini Meatballs
Salmon Chowder
Chicken Parmesan
Chocolate Fondue

Recommend.

Review written after downloading a galley from NetGalley.

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This book had me drooling at all the pictures. Some how they even made seafood (which I hate with a passion) look good. The recipes seemed like they would be easy to follow – your food should turn out perfect! I am seriously thinking about buying this book as I eat about 1/2 of what is in it. I have been having to use my slow cooker more often and this will be perfect!

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The Family Table Slow Cooker is a cookbook that offers a variety of recipes that can be made in a slow cooker. According to the cookbook's introduction, the author's goal is to give busy families a resource to get healthy meals on the table in minimal time. You get all the ingredients in the slow cooker, go about your day (or night), and it's waiting to nourish you and your family/guests. The 112 recipes cover multiple cultures, dietary/nutrition needs, and offer tips for how to add textures to the meal if so desired. It provides meal ideas and lovely photography for breakfast dishes, snacks, soups, side dishes, main dishes, and desserts. I bookmarked a few recipes I plan to try and it gave me a gentle reminder that the slow cooker can be used for far more foods than the few I associate it with.

Thank you to the following for permitting me access to an advance reader's copy (ARC) of The Family Table Slow Cooker: Easy, healthy and delicious recipes for every day. This generosity did not impact my honesty when rating/reviewing.
Source: NetGalley
Author: Dominique DeVito
Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group - Chartwell Books
Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine
Pub Date: March 6, 2018

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I really enjoyed this cookbook filled with lots of great ideas for healthy cooking in the crockpot/slow cooker. I can't wait to make some of the meals shown!

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I received a free e-copy of The Family Table Slow Cooker: Easy, healthy and delicious recipes for every day from NetGalley for my honest review.

I have always been a huge fan of the slow cooker. I also have a huge collection of different slow cooker recipe books. This book is one I will be purchasing a hard copy of for my collection. Wonderful instructions, bright colors and beautiful pictures. Fantastic healthy and delicious recipes including: breakfasts, appetizers, soups, side dishes, main dishes, seafood and desserts. Some of my favorite recipes so far include banana oatmeal, oatmeal with pumpkin, crustless mushroom and onion quiche, cauliflower italiano, braised baby artichokes with prosciutto, stuffed mushrooms, curried cauliflower, curried carrot soup, mad-good mushroom risotto, simply sensational roast chicken, baked peaches and chocolate fondue.

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And this just helps me get through meal times, usually dinner. So why the The Family Table Slow Cooker? I mean, don't you just chuck everything into the cooker and let it stew? Technically that is still true, but a slow cooker than do more than just stew okay!

One of the recipes that I fancy is the mashed potatoes. Don't laugh, but if you wake up early, chuck the potatoes in the pot and do what it says, by lunch time you would at least get mashed potatoes. All you have to do is grill some sausages, and viola! Lunch. Going out for lunch? the recipe includes baked potatoes and fritata, which can be part of dinner. For us in Autumn/ Winter where it's cold and soup soups delicious? There's a recipe for  that too!

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This is one of the best slow cooker cookbooks I have ever read. The recipes are simple and easy to read. The pictures are great and can instantly make you hungry if you weren't just by looking at the recipes! One thing to know, these are not your regular slow cooker recipes. There are many gourmet type recipes, ones that go along with current food trends. There are all kinds of foods - appetizers, soups, desserts, meals, etc. This is one great cookbook!

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A beautifully photographed slow cooker cookbook. I'm constantly looking for new recipes to cook in my slow cooker so we don't have to eat the same meal over and over again. While I haven't tried any of the recipes yet, I've already marked a few for future meals.

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This cookbook is filled with a ton of tasty recipes all for the slow cooker. There are recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, sides, and desserts. The recipes are all pretty simple to slap together then cook in the sow cooker.

The book is broken down by section and has wonderful pictures of the finished recipe. I personally am hungry after looking through this book. I have also listed several recipes I will be trying.

I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.

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Tons of tasty recipes for lunch,dinner,breakfast, sides and desserts! Pretty easy to follow. Thank you , I can't wait to try them out!

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Regular family dinner gatherings have been proven to achieve positive results in both the health and the general lives of children. But creating a healthy, tasty meal every night is difficult. For this, The Family Table Slow Cooker was born.
Comprised of recipes from around the world, the food in this collection is designed to be easy-to-make, simple, and delicious.

The brief introduction describes the recipes and philosophy behind this book. It also gives recommendations regarding ingredients and use of your slow cooker. It even provides a brief introduction to the inventor of the slow cooker, Irving Naxon. To those of us who live by our slow cookers, this is the man to whom we owe so much.

The recipe categories are divided into:

Breakfast Treats
Appetizers And Finger Foods
Soups, Stews, And Chilis
Side Dishes: Pasta, Potatoes, And Rice
Side Dishes: Vegetables
Main Dishes With Meat
Fish And Seafood cat dishes
Delicious Desserts

Each of the recipes includes a brief introduction and serving sizes. Some also include a tip for variations or substitutions.

Most of the recipes do include a picture of the finished item, a few are not a full page pic but all are beautifully photographed. Some of the recipes may surprise, for instance, I had no idea that one could make kabobs in a slow cooker.

Since these are supposed to be quick and easy recipes I would’ve been happier if the recipes also included the time required. The recipes may be delicious but I would like to know in advance the time required as far as prep is concerned.

Excellent Selection And Variety

There are very many recipes that I think would become family favorites in my household. Several of the recipes are classics, but with a slightly different take.

It is due to excellent recipe collections like this that makes one want to use more than one slow cooker at the same time. Because there are so many recipes for excellent main dishes, side dishes, desserts etc. more than one will be helpful to make full use of both the book and your device.

I was however very disappointed about the lack of an index in the book. There’s nothing worse than finding the perfect recipe only to forget what page it’s on. A good index saves you from searching for it forever.

See the full review and the recipe for Herbed Pork Roast at The RecipesNow! Reviews And Recipes Magazine. This review is written in response to a complimentary copy of the book provided by the publisher in hopes of an honest review.

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The only problem I have with this book is the cover. The cover does not do this book justice. This is the most upscale slow cooker book I have ever seen. I fell in love with all of the dishes. I mean this book has slow
cooker escargot...seriously!! The pictures are outstanding. This book brings slow cooking to another level. The soup recipes were so delicious looking. Most of the recipes have pictures with them and my goodness I am not sure which recipe I want to try first.. Great job on this. This definitely gets slow cookers out of the stigma of old ladies and chili recipes. I was very pleased

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If I had to choose between every single gizmo, gadget and small appliance in my kitchen and keep only one, hands down it would be my slow cooker. I have had too many jobs with long and unpredictable hours, so I know that I either set up the slow cooker before leaving for work or I would be picking up take out on the way home. I have a list of go-to recipes, however, some of the ingredients don't really 'scream ' healthy meals. The Family Table Slow Cooker provided me with many new healthy recipes that cover breakfast(never thought to use it overnight), appetizers, side dishes, vegetables, meat and even desserts.
So far I have tried the Banana Oatmeal, Seasoned Mini Meatballs, Chickpea Soup with Hearty Greens and the Pumpkin and Pear Soup. All the ingredients were easy to find for each recipe and tasted great. The one thing missing(for me) was nutritional information. When a recipe includes sodium totals, etc., I can easily decide on substitutions that will work if the numbers are too high for me or move on to another choice. This takes some additional research, but it is certainly doable. This book opened my eyes to additional ways to use my slow cooker, and as I always seem to need more than 24 hours in a day, that is a very good thing.
Thank you, Dominique DeVito, Quarto Publishing Group-Chartwell Books and NetGalley for the complimentary digital ARC

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Who knew you could make kebabs in a slow-cooker? This book has several recipes that you would not guess you could make in this appliance. It's organized in a simple fashion--recipe on one page, appetizing photo on another. However, some of the recipes are not accompanied by a photo. Being a visual person, I really would like to see a photo for each recipe. I found lots of things to try, such as Indonesian Chicken Curry, Cinnamon Bread Pudding, Curried Carrot Soup, Portobellos with Rosemary, and lots of egg dishes (quiches, egg bakes). The book has a good assortment of recipes in all categories and all ethnicities. I'd recommend it.

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I’m really excited to try these! I highlighted a couple favorite recipes to try! I tried one of the egg breakfasts dishes and I enjoyed it! I’ll tweak it a bit but I’m excited to try even more! I do wish I could’ve gotten this on my kindle instead of an app but I’ll definitely be using this cookbook in the future! The orange duck is a family favorite of ours but we’ve never tried it in a slow cooker!

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We do love our slow cooker in our house, so I'm always on the lookout for new things to try. I've never tried desserts in the slow cooker, and the rice pudding looked especially tasty. That will be my first one. Also the beef short ribs looked amazing. I think that one would make everyone happy too. There are lots of other really nifty recipes in this book. If you are looking to switch up your slow cooker repertoire, this would be a good book to look at!

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If you aren't already a fan of slow cooker recipes you must read this book! This cookbook is jammed packed with healthy and delicious recipes. Who knew you could use your slow cooker for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desert. Most of the recipes have small ingredients list. The photos are very good quality and make your mouth water! This would also be a great gift for any occasion!

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The Slow Cooker is now middle aged! Invented in 1950, the Slow Cooker has been popular in the early 1970s. The miracle appliance was the perfect compliment to the busy modern life style, but considered a backwater to the world of fine food. That all changes now!

Veteran bestselling cookbook author Dominique DeVito introduces a whole new take on great slow foods! DeVito catalogs recipes covering breakfast, snacks, and dinner, and appeals to all sorts of ethnic traditions. She features fresh farm-to-table ingredients, and highlights ribs, roasts, chicken, pork, and beef, whiles also offering a wide range of International flavors, including French, Italian, Caribbean, Mexican, and other ethnic dishes, as well as new healthy takes on such staples as four-cheese mac and cheese, six bean chili, old fashion Boston baked beans, classic stews and amazing spicy jerk dishes. Detailed instructions smooth the way for cooks new to this time-tested cookware.

I received an advance copy of this from NetGalley in return for an honest review. We swear by our slow cooker and it's great to find more original recipes so we can use it to it's full potential. There are a lot of recipes here that I can't wait to try out, especially the breakfasts and the puddings.

The recipes are set out in a very easy to follow way and the photography is excellent.

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Wow! 5 Stars for this amazing book of uncomplicated and absolutely delicious ways to use your slow cooker or Crockpot.

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I LOVE the title of this book, first off! It’s so comforting and appealing just to look at!

The photos within this cookbook look so good, I feel they DEMAND me to cook them for myself to convince me of how good they WILL be! The true test, of course, will be to see what my kids will think when THEY try these dishes!

Recipes span from kid friendly to exotic (like Indonesian chicken curry).

I LOVED the slow cooker roasted potatoes I made from this book-FINALLY a simpler way to actually make these successfully! I’m looking forward to trying out the artichokes with lemon and herb next, in my slow cooker…what fun!

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Chartwell Books and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of The Family Table Slow Cooker: Easy, Healthy, and Delicious Recipes for Every Day. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion was freely given.

The Family Table Slow Cooker is a comprehensive cookbook with sections such as : Breakfast Treats; Appetizers and Finger Foods; Soups, Stews, and Chilis; Side Dishes: Pasta, Potatoes, and Rice; Side Dishes: Vegetables; Main Dishes with Meat; Fish and Seafood Dishes; and Delicious Desserts. Readers are treated to a cookbook designed to give full use to the slow cooker. The Family Table Slow Cooker includes more than 70 easy to make dishes from around the world, with many healthy options for the busy family. With beautiful photographs accompanying many of the recipes, readers will easily be able to visualize the finished dishes.

Soon-to-be favorites for entertaining include Seasoned Mini Meatballs (p. 33), Stuffed Mushrooms (p. 45), and Mustard and Garlic Drumsticks (p. 54), giving readers a reason to have more than one slow cooker. Hearty offerings for fall and winter include recipes such as Chickpea Soup with Hearty Greens (p. 62), Bean, Corn, and Barley Soup (p. 71), and Can't-Miss Beef Stew (p. 89). Readers are sure to find many options that will be appetizing to adults and children alike. The Pasta, Rice, and Potato section has many versions of risotto, as well as different potato dishes and pastas smothered with delicious sauces. Main dishes with Meat have elevated offerings such as Beef Short Ribs with Rosemary and Fennel (p. 147) and kid friendly recipes such as Sweet-and-Savory Ham (p. 150). The whole family will enjoy recipes such as Arroz con Pollo (p. 168), Fall Fruit Crisp (p. 214), and Chocolate Fondue (p. 216).

With so many options and possibilities, readers are sure to find many new favorites that allow them to introduce different flavors to their families. I would recommend The Family Table Slow Cooker to readers of all skill levels in the kitchen, who are looking for new and easy dishes to serve.

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Author DeVito accomplishes what is promised on the cover: fairly easy recipes for items (not whole meals) using a slow cooker as the main cooking device. The recipes are beautifully presented with plenty of photographs of the finished items. The food is all very family-friendly with no strange or odd variations to make old recipes look 'new'.

There are roughly 100 recipes broken down into the following sections: Breakfast treats, Appetizers and finger foods, Soups, stews, and chilis, Side dishes (pasta, pork, rice), Side dishes (vegetables), Main dishes with meat, Fish and seafood dishes, Delicious deserts. The book includes a short 2 page introductions with a bit about slow cookers. But there are no tips sections on choosing a slow cooker, safety when slow cooking (to prevent food poisoning), or cleaning slow cookers.

Each recipe has a large main title, a short paragraph description, serving size in blue, ingredients list on the left in bold and italics, numbered steps on the right, and then a callout blue box underneath with more information/tips. The fonts are fairly small but the recipes are, for the most part, full page and cleanly presented. Nearly every recipe has a full page image of the finished product. The book is set up to be very no nonsese - very little fluff and everything you need to make the item.

If I had a nitpick and issue with the book, it's that the steps are really oddly numbered. I'm well aware of the trick of sticking everything into a chunk so it looks like only a few steps - rather than giving you step by step directions that would be easier to read and follow but with more numbers and shorter sentences. And while following these recipes, it became frustrating and irritating at how random so many of the step divisions were set up. E.g., step two would have you make two different sauces and be a big chunk of text. Step three would be one sentence telling you to mix the two. Why not separate the sauce steps so the step 2 wasn't so large? It felt so random - like it was written by someone who just randomly put steps together, making sure there weren't too many of them so that people weren't daunted if it looked like too much work to make an item.

But in all, I liked the recipes and for the most part, my meals came out tasting well and were fairly easy to cook. Be prepared to have a lot of fresh herbs available since most recipes call for very fresh ingredients. Reviewed from an advance reader copy provided by the publisher.

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A fantastic recipe book. A very simply setup with lovely recipes and stunning photos. It even has UK measurements.

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Brings the slow cooker into a whole new realm! There are some seriously great recipes in here. And beautifully photographed! Broken down into several categories (breakfast, appetizers, side dishes, main dishes, etc), it's easily navigable when one is wondering what to make for the family. I had to try several! The "cauliflower italiano" was delicious! And I never knew that you could make rice pudding in the slow cooker!
There are so many intriguing recipes in this book, it will take a long time to try them all. Challenge accepted!

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While I do love my slow cooker and believe in its magic, I have to admit that I'm not always the best at using it. So I was understandably excited to get this ARC and make better use of this contraption that is otherwise gathering dust in my closet. While this may not be the book to change that completely, I did find a number of interesting and delicious-looking recipes within its pages.

The recipes are clearly targeted towards moms, as they are unfussy, straightforward, and sure to please a number of palates. There's no exotic, gourmet ingredients here or complicated restaurant-style dishes. Just honest, commonly found grocery staples put to good use in recipes like Stuffed Mushrooms, Spicy Shrimp Scampi, and Super-Simple Split Pea Soup. For me, this was a disappointment, as my palate is more diverse and adventurous than most of the recipes in here. For families and new cooks, this is ideal.

Another negative for me--a lot of the recipes involve cook times that range between 2-6 hours. As someone who is usually out of the house for 8-10 hours on weekdays, these recipes are less practical, as they would require a programmable slow cooker and also being okay with your food being kept on the "warm" function for half the day. These are best for people with more flexible schedules or whose days keep them centered around the house, less for the full-time worker.

One big plus is that the book itself is bright, accessible, and colorful in its design, which gives it instant visual appeal. The pages are simple and uncluttered, with recipes laid out neatly and little tips on the bottom to streamline prep or add variety to the standard recipes. While there isn't a photo for every recipe, there are enough photos to get you inspired to cook, and the photos themselves are vibrant and beautifully styled.

While it may not be a staple on my bookshelf, there are a number of recipes that I do want to try out, and it fills a niche that was much needed in my household.

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While there are thousands of slow cooker cookbooks available, it’s nice when a new one comes out that has unique recipes that people actually want to make and eat. One such cookbook is The Family Table Slow Cooker: Easy, healthy and delicious recipes for every day by veteran cookbook author Dominique DeVito. This excellent cookbook will make readers pull out their slow cookers and get to work making dishes that take very little hands-on time, but are delicious. It’s also a good excuse to purchase a few new slow cookers in different sizes.

Mad-Good Mushroom Risotto was a hit and it turned out creamy like a good risotto should. Curry lovers will especially enjoy the Indonesian Chicken Curry; I added a few jalapeño peppers to add some heat, and my family devoured it. I also made the Raspberry Pear Cobbler, substituting blackberries for the raspberries; it was easy and absolutely delicious.

The photographs in this cookbook are beautiful, and the recipes are easy-to-understand and follow. Every recipe I have tried so far has turned out picture-perfect. Other recipes that are in my queue are Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Curried Cauliflower, and Thai Chicken. Also, Light-as-a-Feather Almond Cake and Flan are in the queue for dessert.

Anyone who uses a slow cooker will love this book. The recipes are different from the norm, and are easy enough for those who are beginners, and also those who are busy. Highly recommended, this slow cooker book should be on every cook’s shelf.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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This new crock-pot cookbook, The Family Table Slow Cooker, is very interesting to thumb through. I wouldn't have thought a lot of these dishes could be made in a slow cooker!

The photos are absolutely stunning and it's nice to see how the recipe will turn out. Dominique DeVito has clear instructions and I was pleased that most of the ingredients in the recipes were either in my pantry or readily available at my area grocery store.

I made the Crock-Pot Chicken Parmesan and it came out very nicely. I did find that for my slow cooker, the cooking time listed in the recipe was too long. I cut it back from 6 hours on low to 4 hours on low and I think if it had cooked the entire 6 hours, it would've been extremely overdone. You can judge that yourself, depending on your slow cooker, but be sure and check at about half the time listed. We enjoyed the Chicken Parmesan and will probably be making again. Easy to throw together recipes.

I look forward to making further recipes from the book and I recommend it if you are an avid slow cooker kind of cook.

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I love my slow cooker, but badly needed some new favorites (since the family had had enough of the old favorites). This cookbook delivered beautifully!

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Filled to the brim with easy to follow, beautifully delicious slow cooker recipes. There are many recipes in this collection that I can't wait to try. I am a huge fan of freezer meal prepping, and a lot of the recipes in this book with be perfect for that.

I have received a much appreciated digital copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Beautiful photos. More breakfast recipes for a slow cooker than I could have ever dreamed up. Many new dishes that will be great to try! A good addition for your cookbook collection.

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We love using the slow cooker -- the flavors and the ease of the meal cooking over time while we spend time together or get something else done. This book give us some yummy, yummy recipes that delight the entire family that are healthy too -- BONUS!! One I love is the mac and cheese and other fave is making a roast, but we had never done breakfast or snacks before -- great options here. The instructions are great -- a new favorite cookbook for us.

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When you've got a busy day ahead of you, the last thing you want to worry about is getting dinner on the table. If you've got a slow cooker, there's nothing to worry about. Dinner can cook itself, so to speak, while you take care of everything else that needs doing.

I love the convenience of using a slow cooker, so I'm always on the lookout for new recipes to try. The Family Table Slow Cooker is an excellent source for recipe ideas for everything you can think of, and a few things you would never have thought about making in your slow cooker. (Or maybe that's just me?)

The cookbook is divided into the following eight sections:

Breakfast Treats
Appetizer and Finger Foods
Soups, Stews, and Chilis
Side Dishes: Pasta, Potatoes, and Rice
Side Dishes: Vegetables
Main Dishes with Meat
Fish and Seafood Dishes
Delicious Desserts

To give you an idea of the recipes it has to offer, I'll give an example of one recipe per section that I'm excited to try:

Egg, Cheese, and Sausage Casserole
Stuffed Mushrooms
Can't-Miss Beef Stew
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
Italian-Style Peppers
Beef Short Ribs with Rosemary and Fennel
Salmon Cakes
Baked Peaches

I was very pleased with this cookbook. The recipes are easy to understand and follow, and the color photographs of the finished dishes are enticing.

If you enjoy collecting cookbooks as much as I do, this would be an excellent addition to your shelves.

I received an advance reading copy of this book courtesy of Chartwell Books via Netgalley.

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