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One gift idea for the cook in your life is the Stock the Crock Cookbook by Phyllis Good. We received a complimentary copy of this cookbook to test out and to share in our holiday gift guide.
Cookbooks are one of those gifts that your gift recipient will use time and time again. Yes, I know, let’s be fair. I know some people who I would never ever dream of giving them a cookbook as a gift! They would literally throw it at me! They just don’t like to cook. Take out and delivery are their best friends. I get it. And to be fair, there are some people I know who that even if I gave them a cookbook, they would still ruin the recipe. They just weren’t made to be cooks. And that’s ok. We all have something we like to do.
This cookbook is full of a yummy variety of slow cooker recipes that will fit everyone’s appetites! Does your family enjoy chicken? There is a great selection of slow cooker chicken recipes! Looking for healthy versions of the recipes? There are tips with each recipe on how to swap out different foods AND how to make it gluten-free! Have a loved one who is a vegetarian? There are even tips on many of the recipes on how to make them vegetarian friendly!
After going through the cookbook, I was really pleased on how many easy crockpot recipes are in there! I love using my crockpot and couldn’t imagine my life without one! I actually have two of them and many times I will have both of them going on once. After going through this cookbook, I’m thinking I need to buy a third crockpot. That way I can have the main entrée, side, AND dessert going all at once!
To put the cookbook to the test, I decided to try one of the recipes for dinner. My kids love Mac ‘n Cheese. They would literally eat it daily if I’d let them. So when I found the Awesome Macaroni and Cheese recipe, I knew I had to try it!
I won’t go into the recipe too much however, it contains cheese, evaporated milk, noodles and butter! I put the ingredients in, turned on the crockpot, left to go and volunteer at my youngest daughter’s school, did the after school car pool routine, then came home to a delicious smell in the kitchen!
Dinner was ready and the kids were starved! Here is our result!
Words at the dinner time were, “look at the cheese”!, “can you make this again”? “Can I have more please”?, “Mom you HAVE to make this again”. They, I should say WE polished this off! It was amazing and so so simple! There is nothing better then to discover easy crockpot recipes!
I am confident that your loved one will definitely find a favorite or two in this cookbook! When you are ordering one, make sure to pick up one for yourself! You won’t regret it!