Saturday, February 27, 2010

Molly Makes $7 Slow Cooker Suppers

image I have a slow cooker that I use occasionally and have wanted to use more, but I really didn’t have many good recipes to use for it. I bought a slow cooker cookbook a couple of months ago and have tried several of the recipes. I have found some good new recipes and have quite a few more that I would like to try. However, many of the recipes are ones that either my family wouldn’t eat or require ingredients that are expensive or that I don’t normally keep stocked in my kitchen. That’s why I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review Molly Makes $7 Slow Cooker Suppers.

First—dinners that cost under $7 to prepare—Great! My budget doesn’t allow for expensive meals. Second—these recipes are ones that my family will eat! These recipes are for basic, family-friendly meals that use ingredients that I have on hand—chicken, beans, potatoes, broth, etc.

These recipes are favorites that were submitted from all over the US and Canada and were tested before inclusion in the book. The testers’ comments and photos are included to the side of each recipe along with the cost to prepare the dish. I love the honest comments! Some testers suggest a change in cooking time or make suggestions for modifications.

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The book is loaded with colorful photos and is a delight to browse through. A bonus section at the end of the e-book includes recipes for desserts, breakfasts, and dips, for a total of 140 recipes.

There are several recipes that are very similar—several for macaroni and cheese,  sloppy joes, rice pudding, etc., so one could easily argue that there aren’t really 140 unique recipes. There is still a wide variety, though.

I tried several of the recipes this week and found them all very good—macaroni and cheese, chicken and dumplings, and dump cake.

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Molly Makes $7 Slow Cooker Suppers sells for $7.95 at The Old Schoolhouse Store.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Affiliate links are contained in this post.

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