Martha Stewart's Slow Cooker

Martha Stewart's Slow Cooker

110 Recipes for Flavorful, Foolproof Dishes (including Desserts!), Plus Test-kitchen Tips and Strategies

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Responding to the success of One Pot , the Kitchens of Martha Stewart return to practical cooking-what their audience clamors for-yet again to create what will be another blockbuster hit- Martha Stewart's Slow Cooker . One of the most popular kitchen appliances, slow cookers are beloved for their ofix it and forget ito reputation, but while so many of the recipes out there are convenient, they're lackluster in taste. The 110 recipes in this book are engineered to take advantage of the slow cooker's assets (low heat, hands-off cooking), while amping up flavor for results that are truly unforgettable. And this book shows readers that they can make all sorts of dishes in this appliance-from soups, stews, and roasts to souffles, puddings, jams-and even fish.
Publisher: New York :, Clarkson Potter/Publishers,, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780307954688
Branch Call Number: 641.5884 Ste
Characteristics: 272 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm

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Jun 14, 2018

Love my slow cooker/crock pot, especially with summer coming up and you really don’t want to cook. Martha Stewart usually has a few recipes with ingredients I’ve never heard of—so I have to skip those or make my own substitution. This book has several curry recipes which are always nice when you want something spicy/tangy. She has a recipe for poached salmon. I have never poached fish, but had the best poached halibut a while ago, wasn’t sure how to make it, so I will try Martha’s crock pot recipe without the wine. Also, an overnight oatmeal recipe which I have always wanted to try since most can’t wait for breakfast. There are several duck recipes (no one likes duck at my house). There are also some recipes I won’t make in a slow cooker—cheese cake? Just bake it. There is also a recipe for jam that I need to try since I have the monster blackberry bush across the street. I never got into making jam stored in jars--this sounds much easier. Lots of photographs which always helpful.

Some good recipes here but lots of them are a bit too posh for everyday eating. A FAR BETTER slow cooker book is "Essential Slow Cooker Recipes - 103 Fuss-free Slow Cooker Meals Everyone Will Love" by Addie Gundry.

CatherineG_1 Oct 11, 2017

Martha Stewart readily admits that neither she or her mother owned a slow cooker.
Her team have put together some great recipes as well as tips and tricks.
The most obvious is for best results put some effort into the preparation - do not use bottled sauces without caramelising the meat and add some crunch to your dishes to finish them so they have texture and crunch.
Some of my favourites or ones I would like to try:
baking potatoes in a bed of salt while cooking fish in parchment, summer vegetable tian (thee picture is so tempting) and making jam in your slow cooker!

For my husband, maybe one day, I would make the cinnamon rolls or apple french toast.
The cheesecake looks interesting but I had never thought of creme brulee in a slow cooker.

For those who like international menus, the recipes are very diverse.

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