November 5, 2010

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Fix-It and Forget-It Kids’ Cookbook & Christmas Cookbook Review and Giveaway

Fix-It and Forget-It Kids’ Cookbook is the first-ever kids’ slow cooker cookbook.  Fix-It and Forget-It Kids’ Cookbook: 50 Favorite Recipes to Make in a Slow Cooker by Phyllis Pellman Good offers kids the direction and encouragement they need to prepare easy-to-make, tasty meals—everything from main courses to snacks and even desserts!

“This is one friendly and engaging way to bring your children into the kitchen with you,” says Phyllis Pellman Good. “Let them prepare a delicious meal for the whole family in that easy-to-get-along-with appliance – the slow cooker.”

With recipes such as Pizza Dip, Party Meatball Subs and Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake, the budding chef in your household will be back in the kitchen cooking up a storm. And as in all Fix-it and Forget-It cookbooks, the recipes in Fix-It and Forget-It Kids’ Cookbook are submitted and pre-tested by everyday cooks around the country, making sure of a good meal for the whole family.

Each recipe in Fix-It and Forget-It Kids’ Cookbook includes a full-color photo of the finished dish and gives clear step-by-step instructions. The book also includes a page on “Learning to Know Your Slow Cooker,” a conversion chart, cooking abbreviations, safety tips, a glossary and a “My Cookbook Diary” section.

More people entertain friends and family between early November and early January than any other time of year.  The pressure to deliver perfect holidays can be overwhelming.

“You absolutely can make holiday meals with ease and with pleasure,” says slow-cooker champion Phyllis Pellman Good. Her latest collection, Fix-It and Forget-It Christmas Cookbook: 600 Slow Cooker Holiday Recipes, will fill your head with menu ideas, give you gentle guidance with each recipe, and deliver dishes that your friends and family will love.

“Stop your fretting. Put an end to the nightmares. Get out your slow cookers!” Good urges. “Whether you’re making late suppers, family brunches, or amazing holiday meals, these 600 recipes from home cooks across the country will allow you to feast with your loved ones without being exhausted and frazzled.”

Good selected recipes that are manageable—and scrumptious. Feast on Holiday Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Cornish Hens with Potatoes, Sausage Tortellini Soup, Fruited Turkey and Yams, Seafood Cheese Fondue, Vanilla Steamers, and Fudgy Peanut Butter Cake. In addition, Fix-It and Forget-It Christmas Cookbook includes “Ideas for Meaningful Holidays” and “Happy Hosting Tips.”

The Fix-It and Forget It cookbooks have sold nearly 10 million copies. Fans credit the popularity of the cookbooks to their accessible recipes, geared to those with little time or confidence to cook.

Phyllis Pellman Good is the New York Times bestselling author of the Fix-It and Forget-It cookbooks. The series includes Fix-It and Forget-It 5-Ingredient Favorites and Fix-It and Forget-It Diabetic Cookbook, among other titles. She is also the author of The Best of Amish Cooking and “Fresh From Central Market” Cookbook. Good received her B.A. and M.A. in English from New York University. She and her husband, Merle, live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
I was lucky enough to receive copies of both of the books I mentioned above.   I was super excited to review these books.   I know the Fix-It and Forget-It Kids’ Cookbook is a family friendly cookbook, but even if you don't have kids these recipes are amazing!  One of my favorite recipes is the Hearty Ham and Cheese Breakfast casserole.  If you don't have ham on hand, you can always substitute bacon!  I had no idea you could make a breakfast casserole in a slow cooker until I saw the recipe.  It is perfect for Christmas morning or brunch!  Another great thing about Fix-It and Forget-It Kids’ Cookbook is all the recipe photos!  I love being able to show the kids what dinner will look like or should look like.  Being a working mom, slow cooker meals are a life saver!

Fix-It and Forget-It Christmas Cookbook is not only perfect for Christmas, but also for New Years and any other day!  With the temperatures dropping this book has you covered in the soup department!  I have never seen so many chili recipes!   I have not tried them yet, but they are on my list.  I did try the Ham and Potato Chowder recipe and it is a must for football season!

Everyone should have a Fix-It and Forget-It cookbook in their kitchen.  Well thanks to the wonderful people at Goodman Media for Good Books and Fix-It and Forget-It, they believe so too!  One lucky OneMommaSavingMoney reader (US only) will win a copy of both books!

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Disclaimer:  I  received copies of both books  to facilitate this review.   All opinions are my own.  I was not compensated in any other way.  For my full disclosure policy please click here