- Would you like to get the most out of your slow cooker?- Do you want to create healthy home-cooked meals with the minimum of effort?- Do you want to save money and time without compromising on taste?Perfect Slow Cooking is an indispensable guide to this healthy and economical way of preparing meals. Covering everything from how to choose the right appliance to advice on the most affordable cuts of meat, it walks you through every aspect of the slow-cooking method e to advice on the most affordable cuts of meat, it walks you through every aspect of the slow-cooking method and offers tried-and-tested tips that will help ensure all your meals taste fantastic. With a selection of mouth-watering recipes for soups, curries, roasts and desserts, alternative options for those occasions when you don't have all the ingredients, and useful advice on finding the time to cook during a busy day, Perfect Slow Cooking has all you need to prepare delicious, healthy home-cooked meals on a budget.The Perfect series is a range of practical guides that give clear and straightforward advice on everything from getting your first job to choosing your baby's name. Written by experienced authors offering tried-and-tested tips, each book contains all you need to get it right first time.… read more
Whether lasagna is a fixed item on your weekly menu or an occasional indulgence, investing in a good lasagna pan is essential. Our shopping guide is here to help you find the best lasagna pans for your next lasagna night.
A skillet is a necessary kitchen pan for cooking on the stove or even in the oven. Our shopping will help you find the best skillet for you and your kitchen.
A cookie sheet helps you bake cookies just the way you like them—warm and ready to enjoy. Our shopping guide is here to help you find the best cookie sheet to satisfy your sweet tooth.
A baking dish is a must-have kitchen staple that cooks depend on for baking everything from main courses to side dishes and numerous goodies in between. Our shopping guide is here to help you find the best baking dish for your cooking preferences.
An oven is likely the most-used appliance in your kitchen. From boiling water to broiling steaks, an range oven is indispensable. Our shopping guide is here to help you find the best oven for your baking needs.
A baking pan gives you the opportunity to bake anything from luscious lasagna to a lively lemon torte. Our shopping guide is here to help you find the best baking pan for your cooking enjoyment.
This classic set-and-forget small kitchen appliance is always in style, thanks to its convenience and ease of use. There are several key factors to consider when buying a slow cooker. First, its capacity. How many servings do you want it to cook? Second, settings. Do you need a basic high/low option, or do you want to use your slow cooker for a range of cooking methods? Third is shape. Oval works best for larger cuts of meat, while round is ideal for liquid or small, uniform ingredients. You should also consider the type of lid, inside material, and handle design. Here are our top three recommendations.
A bread knife excels at slicing artisan and other styles of homemade bread. Our shopping guide is here to help you find the best bread knife to add to your cooking utensil arsenal.
A roaster oven offers the functionality of a conventional oven and the convenience of a small appliance. Our shopping guide is here to help you find the best roaster.
If you want to learn how to create delicious, nutritious & healthy baby meals that are simple to cook, cost effective and somethin...g your baby will love, then you want to read this book. read more
Growing your own food is exciting but, when it comes to knowing how to make the most of your produce, it can be daunting. In Grow,... Cook, Nourish, bestselling author Darina Allen draws on more than 30 years of experience gardening at Ballymaloe to take you through an extensive list of vegetables, herbs and fruits.Each entry includes explanations of different varieties, practical information on cultivation, growing and maintenance, plus instructions for the best ways to cook produce as well as preserve and utilise a glut. With more than 500 recipes, including dishes for every ingredient, Darina shows how to use your harvest to its full potential. Vegetables range from annual crops such as chicory, radishes and kohlrabi to perennials like asparagus and spinach. Fruits cover apples, currants and peaches as well as the more unusual and interesting myrtle berries, loquats and medlars. Plus a comprehensive list of herbs, edible flowers and foraged foods such as samphire, wild garlic and blackberries. read more
For more than a decade, Foster’s Markets have been cooking and baking foods made fresh each day from ingredients picked locally at... the peak of flavor. Now Sara Foster shares more than two hundred delicious recipes, providing modern takes on favorite home-style classics.The Foster’s Market Cookbook features old-fashioned ideas about how good food should taste and new-fashioned ideas about prep times and the use of high-quality prepared ingredients. Filled with eighty color photos, this is the perfect cookbook to refer to over and over again for everyday meals or for entertaining, whether it be for two or for twenty.Before moving to Durham, North Carolina, Sara worked alongside Martha Stewart in the kitchen of Martha’s catering business. When she opened her own catering company, Sara kept her food simple yet soulful, trusting the complex flavors of seasonal ingredients. This same basic principle guides the daily offerings at Foster’s Markets in Durham and Chapel Hill. Each week the markets serve nearly a thousand customers hungrily searching out Sara’s innovative, new-style home cooking. And now food lovers everywhere will be able to prepare with ease sumptuous dishes such as Roasted Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Arugula Salad; Herb-Grilled Salmon with Fresh Tomato-Orange Chutney; and Risotto Cakes with Roasted Tomatoes and Foster’s Arugula Pesto. Also featured are a host of wonderful desserts, such as Lemon Chess Pie with Sour Cherries and Chocolate Espresso Layer Cake with Mocha Latte Frosting.Featuring mouthwatering favorites from the market and dozens of helpful sidebars that discuss ingredients, techniques, and make-ahead tips, The Foster’s Market Cookbook provides all you need to know to make the most of every season’s finest offerings.From the Hardcover edition. read more
Phenomenal flavor packed into tiny red fruit, cranberries are a delectable, versatile ingredient. They can create a startling coun...terpoint to other flavors, such as in Braised Lamb Shanks with Sweet Garlic and Cranberry Jus; or take center stage, such as in Cranberry-Pear Crumble; or make terrific gifts, such as Cranberry-Blueberry Jam. In VERY CRANBERRY you'll find more than 40 recipes using fresh as well as dried cranberries to inspire year-round enjoyment of this fantastic fruit.More than 40 recipes for salads, starters, entrées, breads and other baked goods, desserts, holiday relishes, and gift items.An ideal hostess gift to bring to your next dinner party. read more
This tantalizing book celebrates the art of cooking slowly with time-honored methods that yield tender, delicious meals with littl...e hands-on cooking time. More than 80 recipes cover everything from slow-simmered soups and stews to hearty braised meats and a lemon cheesecake that cures to a creamy custard in a warm oven overnight. A chapter devoted to the sous vide technique will tempt the technophiles, while the slow-grilling section is a revelation for those who man the grill every weekend. Brought to life with 36 enticing photographs by award-winning photographer Alan Benson, this valuable package sells the dream of cooking and living well and is a must-have for dedicated home cooks. read more
'There is a time and a place for all types of cooking, but it was the process of slow cooking that really got my creative juices f...lowing and reinvigorated my passion for food. Since the day I started to cook, it wasn't just the end result that I loved, it was the process. The chopping, stirring, simmering and tasting along the way, makes the experience...I believe that cooking food slowly is the ideal method for transforming basic ingredients into something very special.' - Dean EdwardsCook Slow features 90 delicious slow cooker recipes, all with conventional oven options, which will make you fall back in love with food again. Dean's fresh approach allows you to fit the enjoyment of planning, preparing and creating a meal into a busy life. Enjoy family favourites such as Three cheese mac with chorizo crumb, Sticky cherry cola baby-back ribs and Slow cooker vegetable lasagne or try something new with Breakfast shakshuka, Pork belly bahn mi or Smoky ox cheek chilli nachos. read more
Beloved for her fresh, modern canning recipes, Liana Krissoff is back with modern slow cooker recipes that are sophisticated, full... of flavor and spice, and thoughtfully designed for those who wish to use their slow cookers on weekdays, when they can leave the Crock-Pot on all day. In Slow Cook Modern, Krissoff shares more than 150 recipes, including quick, fresh side dishes created for the adventurous home cook. All the slow cooker recipes are true 8-hour dishes, so you can actually prepare each dish in the morning and finish it quickly when you get home. The goal is to help people make complete meals with ease: Tarragon and Crème Fraîche Chicken with Cranberry-Orange Wild Rice, Curried Pork Loin with Roasted Squash and Scotch Bonnet Sauce, and more. Filled with recipes using real, fresh ingredients, Slow Cook Modern allows busy people with eclectic tastes to come home to a nourishing meal every night of the week. read more
The only cookbook you need for festive and simple slow cooker recipes that are just perfect for the holidays.The only full-color s...low cooking cookbook for Christmas that celebrates traditional holiday recipes with creative twists and healthful variations, all while requiring minimal time in the kitchen. Choose from over 250 recipes, each featured with a full-page photograph of the finished dish to give you a colorful glimpse of the holiday meals that will feast the family, warm the soul and satisfy every appetite.Between shopping, decorating, wrapping presents and entertaining, who has time to slave over the oven? This Christmas season you can dazzle your loved ones with a feast full of mouthwatering holiday dishes prepared with the slow cooker. Included are over 250 recipes from soups and stews to side dishes, desserts and even beverages. You’ll have every base covered to impress without the stress. Unlike most slow cooker cookbooks, Christmas Slow Cooking features an attractive full-page color photograph of the prepared dish with nearly every recipe. These irresitable illustrations paired with easy-to-follow instructions, slow cooker tips, conversion charts and helpful sidebar notes throughout, guarantee the courses can be prepared with confidence. Readers can count on following carefully crafted recipes that you won’t see in just any slow cooker book- they look, smell and taste like Christmas. Wake up Christmas morning to overnight eggnog cranberry steel-cut oatmeal; indulge in a citrus-cinnamon spiced ham for dinner and proudly pass apricot glazed chicken wings at your company potluck. Combining tradition with innovation, the book even covers vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, low-acid and other dietary specific recipes so you can please everyone. Let the slow cooker do the work so you can spend more time with your loved ones and less time in the kitchen this holiday season! read more
Featuring 350 full-color photographs, Knack Slow Cooking presents 350 easy, delicious recipes and variations you can prepare in ad...vance, from contemporary flavors to ethnic recipes to hearty classics. read more
The wildly popular Paleo diet is based on eating like our stone-age ancestors ate-with a diet rich in good fats, lean meats, an ab...undance of fruits and vegetables, and no trans fats, processed foods, or sugars. However, one of the problems with following the Paleo diet is that it can be work-intensive and require a lot of prep work and kitchen time.Idiot's Guides: Paleo Slow Cooking showcases mouth-watering photography and brings together the trusty, time-saving slow cooker and over 85 fantastic recipes to make eating Paleo less work, and more delicious. From hearty breakfasts to filling stews and soups; from satisfying main courses to delectable (and healthy) desserts; readers will learn how to eat Paleo the right way without spending all of their spare time in the kitchen. Readers will savor over 85 Paleo-friendly delectable dishes, all with simple instructions, all Paleo-friendly, and all full of fantastic flavor. read more
The practical cook book shares delicious classic and speciality meals for everyday family life, with a wide range of dishes to cho...ose from. read more
As the popularity of slow cooker cooking has grown, the number of cookbooks on the topic has grown, as well. However, the problem ...with so many slow cooker cookbooks is that while the convenience and easy-of-use of slow cookers is over-emphasized, the recipes often fall short on taste and excitement. Idiot's Guides: Slow Cooker Cooking is a cookbook that emphasizes the ease-of-use of the slow cooker while focusing on fresh ingredients for the most flavorful, fantastic recipes possible. Readers will benefit from over 120 fantastic, easy-to-fix recipes that are all beautifully photographed, and include everything from breakfasts and breads to main course and desserts. The recipes are easy enough that anyone can make them, and universal enough to appeal to almost any palate. read more
When someone says "slow cooker," do you think of pot roast or chili? Now you can think Slow Cooked Salmon, Caramelized Onion Soup,... falling-off-the-bone Lamb You Can Eat with a Spoon, and Flourless Pear Anise Soufflé. If these dishes whet your appetite, it's time to take that slow cooker out of the closet, plug it in, and get ready for Slow Cooker Cooking.Lora Brody knows her appliances. She inspired a whole new generation of bread bakers with her best-selling bread machine books. Here she pushes the slow cooker to places no one ever expected it to go, inventing fruit bases for soufflés and ice creams, reducing milk and sugar to make Dulce de Leche, and infusing oils with herbs. In addition to creating innovative takes on one-pot meals such as classic New England Boiled Dinner, Venison Stew with Mushrooms, and Osso Buco with Gremolata, here you will find recipes for ingredients that are the basis for other dishes, such as Duxelles, Braised Chestnuts, and vegetable and chicken stocks. Vegetarians will enjoy recipes such as Ragoût of Leeks, Fennel, and Celery and Virtuous Lentil Soup, and dessert lovers will rejoice when they see recipes for Hazelnut Chocolate Fondue and Coconut Rice Pudding.Creative cooking in the slow cooker doesn't mean giving up any of the convenience associated with this popular appliance. You still add the ingredients to the pot and go about your day (or evening), letting the slow cooker do all the work.Thanks to the pot's sealed insert and consistently even heat, food cooks under ideal conditions to make it tender and bring out maximum flavor. Come home to a kitchen perfumed with an aroma that promises good things to eat and find a perfectly cooked dish to enjoy. read more
Slow Cooking Cookbook is brimming with all the latest & greatest tips and tricks for making the tastiest meals with your slow cook...er. You'll find mouthwatering recipes like easy cheesy potatoes, Grandma's chili and smothered steak...delicious! read more
Slow cookers can today be found in most households—even if they’re just languishing in cupboards. But there are many reasons to pu...ll out that neglected slow cooker, including better tasting, healthier food; and time, energy, and money savings. Featuring 350 full-color photographs, Knack Slow Cooking presents 350 easy, delicious recipes and variations you can prepare in advance, from contemporary flavors to ethnic recipes to hearty classics. With a clear, simple, step-by-step layout that makes learning easy, and with plenty of safety information, this book will help you become a slow cooker pro and feed your family hearty, healthy, comforting food for less. read more
Feast your eyes on the largest collection of Italian slow cooking recipes. With beautiful full-color photographs throughout and mo...re than 150 recipes to choose from, this book gives you the means to fill your kitchen with scrumptious smells and your stomach with satisfaction. read more
Slow Cooking Cookbook is brimming with all the latest & greatest tips and tricks for making the tastiest meals with your slow cook...er. You'll find mouthwatering recipes like easy cheesy potatoes, Grandma's chili and smothered steak...delicious! read more
This handy kitchen companion offers a hassle-free approach to home cooking. Slow Cooking includes 140 mouth-watering recipes that ...can be prepared in advance and cooked while you're at work or just relaxing at home. More and more people are discovering the benefits these affordable cookers – they are economical, environmental and produce perfect results every time. Cookery writer and journalist, Katie Bishop, shows just how little effort is required to make great family recipes such as Rolled Shoulder of Lamb, Mini Chestnut, Mushroom and Red Wine Pies, Classic Bouillabaisse, Herby Italian Stuffed Peppers and Oat, Sunflower and Honey Bread. This book provides a fresh insight into this old-fashioned method of cooking, with straightforward dishes that will delight your friends and family. read more
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux disease) is a condition that affects upwards to 20-percent of the population of indus...tralized nations, and grumpy sufferers, forced to modify their diets, can now rest easy, because Ellen Brown has come up with more than 100 recipes that remove the acid but not the taste! Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, appetizers, and dessert are all covered, and recipes include: No Problemo Salsa, Black Bean Soup, Chicken Breast & Prosciutto, Apple & Arugula Salad, Sweet Potato No-Fries, Breakfast Smoothie, and more! read more
"Beautiful, classic recipes made with passion, by the man who taught me everything I know about Italian cooking." Jamie Oliver Gen...naro shows you how to prepare good Italian food with minimum effort by letting the oven or hob do the work. Slow cooking draws out flavours and softens the texture of food to create delicious, impressive, often inexpensive meals with little fuss. There are casseroles and one-pots that slowly simmer to perfection, roasts that tenderize in the oven, soups that quietly bubble away on the hob, puddings such as meringues and fruit compotes, and breads that bake to light perfection. Gennaro is a traditional, rural Italian cook. He uses lots of inexpensive cuts of meat, as well as beans and pulses, which all benefit from slow cooking, so there is plenty for the thrifty home cook to choose from. This is classic Italian food, such as Roast leg of lamb with baby onions, Rich Tyrolean beef goulash, Lasagne and Meringue with zabaglione cream and custard, that takes the hard work out of preparing supper. read more
The only gluten-free slow cooker cookbook available, from acclaimed author Ellen Brown, featuring 150 original recipes. Celiac dis...ease shouldn’t hold you back from the diversity of cooking! Whether you are strictly wheat-free, or just watching your diet, this book is the first of its kind, specializing in gluten-free slow cooking. Ellen Brown, the author of the highly acclaimed Complete Idiot’s Guide to Slow Cooker Cooking and Gluten Free Christmas Cookies, has created more than 150 new and original recipes for the first book to meet the needs of anyone suffering from gluten intolerance. read more
Family dinners...there’s nothing like coming home to be greeted by the aroma of a slow-simmered meal.In Super-Fast Slow Cooking, w...hether it’s Down-Home Chicken & Noodles, Sunday Pork Roast Dinner, Brown Sugar Ham or Pulled Pork Sandwiches, you just know dinner will be something to savor. And with only 5 ingredients in all of these recipes, they’re delicious time-savers! We’ve kept the prep time short, so you can quickly add all the ingredients to your slow cooker, turn it on, and forget about it. No matter how busy the days, there’s no need to miss out on the flavor of homestyle foods like Mom made.Round out dinner with servings of Peachy-Keen Sweet Potatoes, Apple-Walnut Dressing and Buttery Acorn Squash. Serve up sweet treats like Mom’s Blueberry Cobbler, Southern Caramel Pie and Hot Fudge Brownies...straight from the slow cooker! Your family can even wake up to a slow-cooked breakfast. Sunrise Hashbrowns, Caramel-Nut Rolls and Rise & Shine Ham are super take-alongs for on-the-road RV or camping trips.So pull out your new best friend...a slow cooker practically does all the work! Just think, you’ll have more time to enjoy with family & friends. Hardcover, 224 pages. (9-1/4" x 6-1/2") read more
An easy way to cook and eat that checks all the right boxes: healthy, wholesome, comforting, and convenient.Whole Food Slow Cooked... is the solution to nourishing friends and family with ease and style. Each recipe offers cooking methods for both slow cooker and stovetop and is designed to fit in around a busy schedule. And, because slow cooking means you can make the most of cheaper cuts of meat by braising them to melting tenderness, it's economical, too. Just fire up the slow cooker in the morning and come home to a kitchen filled with the aroma of caramel pork belly, pea and ham soup, or the ultimate bolognese ready to toss into a pan of pasta. With curries, seafood, lazy weekend fare, and plenty of meat-free options, you'll never be short of ideas to keep everyone happy and well-fed. Healthy and convenient don't usually go together, but now you can really have the best of both worlds! read more
The James Beard-nominated food writer revamps the slow cooker for the modern home cook, providing ingenious ideas and more than 10...0 delicious recipes for maximizing this favorite time-saving kitchen appliance and making it easier than ever to use.Sarah DiGregorio shares the nostalgia most of us feel when it comes to slow cookers. Her first memory of slow-cooker cooking is her grandmother’s pot roast. While these handy devices have been time savers for incredibly busy lives, traditional slow cooker food is sometimes underwhelming. Now, Sarah, an experienced food professional, has reinvented slow cooking for a generation that cooks for fun and flavor, taking a fresh approach to reclaim this versatile tool without sacrificing quality or taste.For Sarah, it’s not just about getting dinner on the table—it’s about using a slow cooker to make fabulous dinners like herb oil poached shrimp or the most perfect sticky toffee pudding for dessert. It’s about rethinking how to use this magic appliance—such as throwing a biryani dinner party with the slow cooker at the center of the table.Showcasing a beautiful, engaging design, inviting color photographs, and 105 original, innovative recipes thoroughly tested in a variety of brands of slow cookers, Adventures in Slow Cooking provides a repertoire of delicious food for any time of day. Inside you’ll find ideas for flavorful sweet and savory slow cooker dishes, including:Whipped Feta, Red Pepper and Olive DipGranola with Pistachios, Coconut and CardamomSavory Overnight Oatmeal with Bacon, Scallions and CheddarTurkey-Spinach Meatballs Stuffed with MozzarellaSpicy Kimchi and Pork RamenOrange, Olive and Fennel Chicken TagineDaal with Mango and Mustard SeedsFarro Bowl with Smoked Salmon, Yogurt, and Everything-Bagel SpiceOxtail and Short Rib PhoCorn, Mushroom and Zucchini TamalesProper Red Sauce Eggplant ParmPeach-Orange Blossom JamMatcha-White Chocolate Pots de CrèmeCardamom-Molasses Apple Upside-Down CakeStar Anise-Black Pepper Hot ToddySarah also provides ingenious tips and tricks that will help cooks get the most out of today’s slow cookers, and have them saying, "I never knew my slow cooker could do that!" With a foreword by Grant Achatz, a modernist chef and huge advocate of the slow cooker, Adventures in Slow Cooking makes this convenient appliance an indispensable tool for the modern kitchen. read more
Dianne Page's collection of over 100 traditional family recipes for the slow cooker has been a bestseller for many years and is pe...rfect for those who are buying (or thinking of buying) their first slow cooker, as well as for the expert.Now updated to cover the latest developments in slow cooking, her recipes prove that slow cookers not only produce tasty soups, stews and casseroles, but are also ideal for cooking fish, fruit and vegetables.Slow cooking enables the food's flavours to blend and develop. It tenderizes even the toughest, cheapest meats, offers flexible meal times for busy families and produces no cooking smells and steam in the kitchen. read more
Easy meals and creative recipes, tips, and techniquesMeals for two have never been so easy or delicious. Using nothing more than a... slow cooker for heat and a few common kitchen helpers--like foil, mini loaf pans, ramekins, a metal jar ring, a glass baking dish, plastic liners, and a stick blender--Cynthia Stevens Graubart turns the common slow cooker (3 1/2-quart) into a multi-use cooking convenience. Slow Cooking for Two includes basic instructions and creative methods for 100 recipes, plus tips and techniques.Cynthia Stevens Graubart is coauthor of Southern Biscuits and Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking with Nathalie Dupree, and author of The One-Armed Cook. She is married with two children. With her second child now away at college, she is adjusting to cooking for two at her home in Atlanta, Georgia. read more