Slow Cooker plus Casseroles, Soups and Stews Recipes REview and FOUR WINNER Giveaway

I adore my Slow Cooker. I sometimes get in a rut though making the same thing over and over. I am always excited to try new recipes and so I was beyond thrilled to review Slow Cooker plus Casseroles, Soups & Stews Bookazine. This great book has recipes for your Slow cooker including quite a few that are UNDER 400 CALORIES! Whats great is that while this fantastic bookazine has plenty of slow cooker recipes there are also recipes for delicious salads, casseroles and more. There is also a great portion that gives you tips on the best Slow Cooker for you as well as Dutch Ovens, Casserole Dishes, and Stock Pots. I love this section because it takes into consideration versatility as well as style, ease of cleaning, budget friendly and more.


Hits Newsstands Nationwide on February 15

NEW YORK, NY (February 14, 2011) – Hearst Magazines today announced the release of Slow Cooker, Casseroles, Soups & Stews, a special bookazine featuring 105 easy, hearty recipes for simple slow cooker suppers, classic casseroles and savory soups and stews, developed and tested by the editors of Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and Country Living. Hitting newsstands nationwide on February 15 and on sale until May 17, Slow Cooker is 120 pages, with a cover price of $9.99.

Slow Cooker highlights hearty dishes and everyday favorites, including barbecued chicken, short ribs, chili, lasagna, tasty mac and cheese, flavorful soups—from old-fashioned vegetable to Thai chicken—as well as classics like Coq au Vin and new ideas such as Latin Chicken with Black Beans and Sweet Potatoes. Crisp side salads, like the Healthy Makeover Caesar and Spinach & Nectarine Salad, and fresh-baked breads complete the experience of this special recipe collection.

In addition, the bookazine features expert, step-by-step tips on using your slow cooker for effortless homemade meals, with nutrition information and low-calorie options, as well as a guide to the top kitchen equipment for making soups, stews, and casseroles.

One of the Delicious Recipes in this great Bookazine!
Latin Chicken with Black Beans & Sweet Potatoes
from Good Housekeeping

Active time 20 minutes
Slow-cook time: 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high


3 lb bone-in skinless chicken thighs
2 tsp. ground cumin
Salt and pepper
1 tsp. smoked paprika or 1/2 tsp. chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup salsa
3 large cloves garlic, crushed
2 cans (15 to 19 oz. each) black beans, rinsed and drained
2 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
1 jarred roasted red pepper, cut into strips (about 1 cup strips)
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Lime wedges

1. Sprinkle chicken thighs with 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet on medium-high until hot; add chicken thighs and cook until well browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Transfer to plate. Remove skillet from heat.

2. In same skillet, combine smoked paprika, allspice, broth, salsa, garlic, and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin.

3. In 6-quart slow-cooker bowl, mix beans and sweet potatoes. Place chicken on top of potato mixture; pour broth mixture over chicken. Cover slow cooker wih lid, and cook as manufacturer directs on low setting 8 hours on high setting 4 hours.

4. With tongs or slotted spoon, transfer chicken pieces to large platter.Gently stir red pepper strips into potato mixture. Spoon mixture over chicken. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with lime wedges.

Each serving About 415 calories, 36 g protein, 61 g carbohydrates, 6 g total fat (1 g saturated), 12 g fiber, 107 mg cholesterol, 875 mg sodium.

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  19. GFC follower and my favorite thing to cook in the slow cooker is pot roast

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    My favorite slow cooker recipe is my spaghetti sauce.

  24. Veronica Garrett says:

    I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect. I love the Smoked Sausage and Rice recipe.