Crock On Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook Review

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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.

Broccoli Soup

Oh, I almost forgot. I love cooking out of it, as well.

And so will you.

Here’s why.

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.

Garlic Smashed Potatoes

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.

Cheesy Sausage Potatoes

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.)

Buy Crock On here as an ebook or in print.

Buy Crock On for Kindle here.

Crock On


46 thoughts on “Crock On Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook Review”

  1. I love Stacy, love her zany smile……I just love Stacy. I would love, love, love, love, love to have this cookbook. Thank you for offering this giveawayl!

  2. Looks like you have a winner in this cookbook—would love to win this one for sure as I am new to cooking this way—thabks for writing a good cook book

  3. Thanks so much for offering this giveaway! I have been staring at the Crock on ad for about a week now, just waiting to buy it and I just never did!! We love our crock pot and use it weekly if not daily in the winter 🙂 I would just love to have a chance to try the Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cake because, well…do I really have to have a reason other than the name 😉

  4. The crockpot recipes look absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing this and for the giveaway! You might also enjoy some really great crockpot and simple recipes from Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC KITCHEN 101: Secrets to Cooking Confidence, which I have been going through since just before Thanksgiving. You can find the book here:

  5. I’ve been looking for a crock pot cook book that actually simplifies cooking (and tastes good). I want to try the chicken tetrazzini, maple sesame chicken, beef & broccoli… Sounds good.

    1. We had the beef and broccoli for dinner last week, and for lunch on Thanksgiving. Steve had it as a sandwich, too, en route to a concert. Stacy knows her stuff!

      Amber, Stacy has crockpot meals every Friday on her site. She has it all organized quite well to see back “issues” of recipes. It’s at, one of only a handful of blogs I subscribe to. Less time on your feet, more energy reserved for growing that baby! 🙂

  6. Thanks for linking this cookbook in. Have a good one

    PS I am now following your blog. It would make my day if you followed Carole’s Chatter – or are you already?

    Pps If you would like email reminders of future Food and/or Book Linkys, just pop by and comment and include your email – I won’t publish it – and the reminder will be by bcc so it will remain private

    1. We’ve eaten something from this book almost every day, and nothing has disappointed. I’ve even had to do dairy-free versions for me, and they’ve been tasty, too.

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