Saturday, June 13, 2009

HIGH or LOW

Every 2nd Saturday of the month, I will be posting a HIGH or LOW review of cookbooks, crock pots, accessories, etc.

A HIGH rating means I liked it...
A LOW rating means I don't...
And I'm throwing in a WARM rating for those items that I just can't make up my mind on...

So my first HIGH or LOW is a cookbook:

Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook: Feasting with Your Slow Cooker





Pros: The recipes are simple to follow and are very easy to make. No real 'strange' ingredients

Cons: It has a lot of the same recipes throughout the book. Example: In the Beef section it might have a recipe for chili and then in the Soup section it will have the exact same recipe listed.

I don't know why that bugged me...other than I felt like I was getting less for my money...

It does use a lot of creamed soups and cheese, so this is definitely not the cookbook for anyone trying to diet or become healthier...

Final Thoughts: Someone new to slow cooking would probably find this cookbook useful because the recipes are quite easy. A college student could make these recipes even on a budget.

There are other Fix-it and Forget-it cookbooks, but I probably would not buy another one.

Rating: LOW

I guess I should have started on a HIGH note, but I had this cookbook and I know a lot of people buy it because it is inexpensive, so I wanted to share my thoughts...

So do you have this cookbook? What do you think? Do you find it useful?

Happy Slow Cooking and Hugs...

3 comments:

Bish Denham said...

I don't have any crock-pot cookbooks. So this info is good for me should I go looking for one. But who needs to when I've got your wonderful blog!?!

Mominin said...

I, also, do not have any crock pot cookbooks. But, your recipes on your blog look great!

Rena said...

I don't have this particular one, but I do have another of the Fix-It and Forget-It series. Like you, I'm not too impressed with it. I've made a few things, but like you said, there's a lot of repetition in the recipes.