Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook - Beth Hensperger, Julie Kaufman

Sometimes the best part of cooking dinner is letting someone else cook it, but few of us have a live-in chef or can eat out every night. Whenever I need a break during the year, my favorite way to cook without cooking involves my Crock-Pot and a fabulous recipe from Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook by Beth Hensperger. In the summer, I make the Southern Barbecued pork to shred for sandwiches. In the fall, I fill it with onions, peppers and sausages for a hearty, spicy pasta topping or to slather on hoagie rolls. I’ll start a homemade Bolognese sauce on the stove-top and then transfer it to my slow cooker to simmer for the afternoon. One of my favorite winter recipes is the Red Wine Short Ribs of Beef—you get restaurant quality flavor at grocery store prices, and, when served with the starch of your choice and a salad, this meal will get you through many a chilly winter’s night. With recipes from around the world, this cookbook will satisfy even the pickiest eater at your dinner table, and will minimize your workload in the kitchen.