Simmer or Sizzle: Cooking with Your Slow Cooker or Contact Grill

June 27, 2013 - Comment

Simmer or Sizzle: Cooking with your Slow Cooker or Contact Grill provides new and inventive ways to bring great food to the table. Dinner can be a nightly challenge and most families are desperately in need of a realistic, creative guide that allows them to win this culinary battle. This book is unique in that

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Simmer or Sizzle: Cooking with your Slow Cooker or Contact Grill provides new and inventive ways to bring great food to the table. Dinner can be a nightly challenge and most families are desperately in need of a realistic, creative guide that allows them to win this culinary battle. This book is unique in that it combines great cooking and creative recipes with two time saving appliances: the slow cooker and the contact grill. Slow cookers, known for simmering rich stews and comforting soups, strike a flavor balance against the contact grill that sears burgers and creates crisp sandwiches. Most importantly, both of these electric marvels empower you to get dinner on the table. Slow cookers are different from other cooking techniques and far too frequently cookbooks did not address this difference. Many cooks enjoyed the convenience of the slow cooker yet found that foods weren’t appealing or flavorful. This book combines the convenience of a slow cooker with great flavor, and demonstrates the tremendous versatility of the contact grill. Each chapter conveniently presents general recipe mainstays like beef, chicken, pork, soups, stews, and burgers. Sometimes a pot roast or slow simmered beef ragout is appropriate but the next day you might enjoy an Asian flavored steak. Each recipe quickly guides you, via a distinctive icon, to a cooking style and appliance that fits the day: slow cooker or contact grill. Just turn to the traditional food category and find the recipe and timing that fits your schedule, and get ready to enjoy great food!

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Carla L. Brown says:

Simmer or Sizzle Full of practical tips on simple, home-cooked meal planning, “Simmer and Sizzle” is the ideal solution for today’s busy consumers. Using two of America’s most common appliances: the Crock Pot and the contact grill (AKA George Forman Grill). incorporating shortcuts and tips, and cooking from a pantry of prepared foods–whether canned, frozen, jarred, dried, Moore and Wyss tell how to make over 200 appetizers, sauces, salads, soups, sides, and main courses, vegetables, and deserts. This book contains a wide variety of unusual recipes for using your Crock Pot and the contact grill – without requiring expensive one-time use spices and seasonings.It has a great recipe for Beef and Onion Fajitas (always a favorite with kids!) as well as really good recipes for Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad and a fancy Grilled Tenderloin with Pepper Cream Sauce.This book makes a great gift for the new bride, college grad in their first apartment, or even the empty-nested seniors…

Stacey C. Martin "Cookbook Collector" says:

A Winner Even with Hard to Please Kids! This cookbook has quickly become a family favorite! We have yet to select and make a recipe that we didn’t love – including my two boys, ages 13 and 9. The recipes are easy to follow and delicious. I have two very picky eaters, and several of the recipes are so good, they will warm the leftovers for breakfast! A few of our favorites are Artichoke and Spinach Cheese Spread, Rustic Italian Beef Ragu, Chicken Con Queso, and Biscuit-Topped Chicken Potpie.

Anonymous says:

I attended a cooking course given by the authors. They were so warm and had such passion for what they did I went out and bought the book. I use it at least once a week and find that all the dishes come out so well. My husband thinks I am such a great cook too – that’s just the added bonus!

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