Cook Book Review: Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook

Thursday, August 05, 2010 Posted by Dina N

I own a slow cooker -  own being the operative word. As enthusiastic as I was when I first got it, I cooked a couple of disastrous meals in it back then. Since then, the cooker has been mostly vacationing in the kitchen cabinet. I love the idea of the slow cooker - throw in some ingredients, and have a nutritious meal a few hours later - but had been putting off getting to know my slow cooker.

Not any longer! I now have 700 recipes to try out, thanks to the newly revised and updated edition of the Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook by Phyllis Pellman Good. This recipe collection is a #1 New York Times bestseller, and has sold over 5 million copies.

The recipes in this cook book are organized by type: appetizers, breakfast, breads, soups, main dishes, and so on. I was surprised to find even recipes for desserts and beverages. The collection definitely goes far beyond your average beef stew in a slow cooker meal. I love the useful tips for using a slow cooker, and the list of substitute ingredients for those times when you are in a pinch. There is an excellent alphabetized index at the end of the book that allows me to find a specific recipe in seconds.

The best feature of this cook book is that the recipes are submitted by real people - all tried and true - and cover a wide variety of dishes. Many recipes also provide variations that are helpful in adapting them to your personal taste. No matter what your food preferences are, chances are you'd find something to try. And in case you'd like to branch out - there is an entire Fix-It and Forget-It collection, including: 5 ingredients favorites, cooking light, entertaining, and recipes for diabetics. Oh, and there is a similar collection for stove-top and ovens called Fix-It and Enjoy-It - all by the same author.

Find out more about the Fix-It and Forget-It books, and browse some mouth watering recipes here.

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book without any obligation to write a positive review. Many thanks to FSB Associates for the review opportunity. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours.


  1. Stefani @ said...

    I LOVE cooking meals in my crockpot.

  2. Sharon said...

    I love my crock pot too! I actually have this cook book and enjoy it.

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