Friday, February 24, 2012

Creative Slow-Cooker Meals by Cheryl Moeller

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!




You never know when I might play a wild card on you!









Today's Wild Card author is:







and the book:





Harvest House Publishers; Spi edition (February 1, 2012)




***Special thanks to Karri James, Marketing Assistant, Harvest House Publishers for sending me a review copy.***





ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



Cheryl Moeller is a seasoned mother and a standup comic. She is also a syndicated columnist with her own blog (www.momlaughs.blogspot.com) and contributes monthly to several online parent websites. Cheryl has coauthored two books on marriage with her husband and has written for www.mops.org and Marriage Partnership. Cheryl does comedy for parenting classes, MOPS groups, wedding or baby showers, church retreats, women’s conferences, and those in line at the grocery store.



Visit the author's website.








SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:









From the celebrated coauthor of The Marriage Miracle comes a new kind of cookbook and a new attitude toward planning meals. With an eye toward the whole menu, not just part of it, columnist Cheryl Moeller teaches cooks to use two crockpots to easily create healthy, homemade dinners.



Don’t worry about your dinner being reduced to a mushy stew. Each of the more than 200 recipes has been taste-tested at Cheryl’s table. Join the Moeller family as you dig into:




  • Harvest-time Halibut Chowder

  • Salmon and Gingered Carrots

  • Mediterranean Rice Pilaf

  • Indian Chicken Curry

  • Apricot-Pistachio Bread

  • Shrimp Creole

  • Rhubarb Crisp




... and many more! Perfect for the frazzled mom who never has enough time in the day, Creative Slow-Cooker Meals gives readers more time around the table with delicious, healthy, frugal, and easy meals!




Product Details:

List Price: $14.99

Spiral-bound: 272 pages

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers; Spi edition (February 1, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0736944915

ISBN-13: 978-0736944915








AND NOW...THE FIFTH CHAPTER (click on pages to enlarge):





















































Here is my review of this fascinating cookbook:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Cheryl Moeller and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Creative Slow-Cooker Meals" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

Cheryl Moeller’s cookbook “Creative Slow-Cooker Meals” is a welcome addition to my kitchen library. She suggests using two slow cookers to prepare your meals. I love this technique! Each pot can taste a bit different. Unlike when you cook everything in the same pot! Our first adventure was Buttermilk Chicken and Wisconsin Cranberry Stuffing. Both dishes were very tasty, although I didn’t like the consistency of the stuffing. I will have to play around with the recipe to perfect it.

The swedish meatballs with gravy and savory mashed potatoes were amazing, too!

This book is filled with good cooking tips and scripture verses that cleverly resembled the sections of the cookbook in which they appear. It has a convenient spiral binding so it can lay flat on the counter or on a book holder. The slick pages wipe clean from food spills. There is a wide variety of recipes including breakfast, ethnic recipes, party recipes, vegan foods, dairy-free meals and gluten-free dishes. My family and I have perused the book and can’t wait to try the grapefruit chicken, mile-high chicken stacks and baked brie with candied walnuts and cherries. Yum!

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