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Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Recipes

Reviewing: Beth Hensperger Slow Cooker Recipes  |  Rating:
alice By alice on
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I think this might be the first review for a product I'm not happy with. Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Recipes for Two by Beth Hensperger looked and sounded lovely from the description offered by my Book of the Month Club. I only paid $9.99 which included shipping so it's not like I was out a lot of money. **This book contains absolutely no pictures except the ones on the front and back cover. I'm a visual person, I like to see what my food will look like, or should look like hopefully.

**The recipes in this book are geared for the small slow cooker. I have a large one and it was probably my fault for not realizing I would need to buy yet another appliance for my already filled to capacity kitchen cabinets. The author does do a great job of explaining why a small cooker is needed, how to convert recipes to slow cooker use and how to adjust for recipe size.

**There seem to be a lot of unusual spices and ingredients that I normally don't have handy. If I have to run to the store for this spice or that I most likely will not make the recipe considering the price of spices these days.

**A really hard thing for me to understand is why there is no nutritional information or facts for any of the recipes in this book. I need that information and I can't ever remember seeing a cookbook or recipe in a magazine that doesn't have that included.

**In reading through the cookbook it seemed quite a few of the recipes only need a cooking time of roughly 3 hours or less. If I work 8 hours a day and want to get this going before I leave, why would I make these dishes?

I've come to the conclusion that although this might be a great book for some, I'm not impressed enough to go out and buy the smaller size slow cooker needed for this book.