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If you want to skip my review and go check out the Crock On ebook or print version or read the comments about the Kindle version, I’ll totally understand. I’m all about streamlining.
I am a recovering cookbook junkie. I love all things cookbook. My cookbook cupboard used to groan with overburdened shelves. And then I purged…the cookbooks, that is. One of the cookbooks I purged was my highly rated, but highly disappointing crockpot cookbook. It was filled with canned soups and powdered mixes, and the recipes rarely turned out well.
I was bummed, because I really wanted to love my crockpot, and I really wanted a cookbook to help make that happen.
Enter Crock On by Stacy Myers of Stacy Makes Cents!
Stacy’s beautiful cookbook belongs on a coffee table. I love perusing it, reading Stacy’s entertaining writing, and admiring the beautiful photography. It’s my new favorite e-cookbook. In fact, I like it so much, I bought a print copy.
Oh, I almost forgot. I love cooking out of it, as well.
And so will you.
First, the recipes are delicious. Let’s face it. That’s the top priority for the husband and the kids. If it isn’t good, it…well…isn’t good.
Second, the subtitle of Crock On is A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook. I like the Whole Foods aspect of the book, because every recipe uses real, healthy, wholesome ingredients, unlike most crockpot cookbooks that call for powdered mixes and canned soups. I like the Semi portion of that title, because it indicates that the recipes aren’t over-the-top. In other words, every recipe contains ingredients that are readily available (and easily pronounced). It’s wholesome, yet doable.
Well played, Stacy. Well played.
Check out some of these recipes:
- Mexican Chicken Chowder
- Hominy Taco Chili (I ate this three days in a row.)
- Broccoli Soup
- Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes
- Carolina Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches
- Chicken Tetrazzini
- Maple Sesame Chicken
- Swiss Steak
- Sloppy Chicken
- Beef and Broccoli (This was a hit.)
- Cream Cheese Chicken
- Broccoli Casserole
- Pizza Potatoes (Major yum!)
- Macaroni and Cheese
- Garlic Smashed Potatoes (This was on our Thanksgiving table.)
- Creamy, Cheesy Corn
- Coconut Sweet Potatoes
- Upside Down Apple Pie
- Honey Baked Apples and Pears
- Granola Apples
- Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cake
- And plenty more…
Want to try a recipe? Here’s a page pulled right out of the cookbook (with permission, naturally, so don’t tattle on me). Click on the image to see the full version or to print it.
Looks good, doesn’t it?
Stacy’s beautiful cookbook is only $5 as an ebook or on Kindle. It is worth much more, but Stacy’s goal is to help her readers save money, so she set the price low. She’s neat like that. I personally think the print version would make a great gift. (Ask her for an autographed copy–it makes her blush.)