Monday, May 17, 2010

FIX IT AND FORGET IT: REVIEW AND BONUS ENTRIES FOR WHAT'S COOKIN' GIANT COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY

FIX IT AND FORGET-IT
REVISED AND UPDATED COOKBOOK
BY PHYLLIS PELLMAN GOOD

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The book has already sold more than 5 million copies, so we didn't want to spoil it! We have only added a few enhancements to this original cookbook in the wildly claimed Fix-It and Forget-It cookbook series and you can go to the original post to see all of those enhancements HERE. We've learned a lot since the original Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook first quietly appeared. Now you and your customers can benefit with this new edition of the beloved favorite -- Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook REVISED and UPDATED!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Phyllis Pellman Good is a New York Times bestselling author whose books have sold nearly 10 million copies.

Good's cookbooks have also appeared on the USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. She is the author of Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly: Healthy, Low-Fat Recipes for Your Slow Cooker; Fix-It and Forget-It 5-Ingredient Favorites: Comforting Slow- Cooker Recipes; Fix-It and Forget-It Recipes for Entertaining: Slow-Cooker Favorites for all the Year Round, and Fix-It and Forget-It Diabetic Cookbook: Slow-Cooker Favorites to Include Everyone (with the American Diabetes Association), all in the series.

She and her husband, Merle, live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

For more information about Phyllis Pellman Good, visit www.Fix-ItandForget-It.com and www.facebook.com/fixitandforgetit.

MY REVIEW:

The #1 New York Times Bestselling cookbook FIX-IT AND FORGET-IT COOKBOOK, Revised & Updated by Phyllis Pellman Good, is an unbelievable cookbook filled with 700 slow cooker recipes. If you are like me whose day is filled and you work, in or out of your home, this is such a great resource! Put the meal in the slow cooker and like it says "forget it" until it is time to serve. The slow cookers are the "ordinary workhorses" that are just in your kitchen begging for you to use them more. They enable you to prepare and serve a meal more economically and with little fuss and I think, best of all, allows you to sit with your family and friends and enjoy the meal rather than being up and down with preparations...and the clean-up is much quicker as well.

Phyllis Pellman Good gives you 7 tips on picking and using the cooker to its best advantage in her introduction and at the end of the book she has included: a superb index for an easy way to find whatever you are looking for; equivalent measures that I find invaluable like 1 medium sized onion is really 1/2 cup chopped; assumptions about ingredients and helpful hints; kitchen tools and equipment you really should have but don't panic as she means things like do you have a couple of wooden spoons to use?; and my favorite is "Substitute Ingredients for when you are in a pinch" like "Eek! I needed 2 tbsp. of tapioca and I don't have that!" so it tells you it is OK to substitute 3 tbsp. of all-purpose flour! Phew! That right there is worth the price of the book.

But the "meat" of the book is the recipes. They are gathered from people all around the country and each person is given credit. Phyllis tests them and includes them as she knows these are workable and good food to prepare in you slow cooker. The recipes are divided into eight sections from Appetizers, Breakfast Foods, Breads, and Soups, Stews & Chilis to Main Dishes, Vegetables, Desserts, and Beverages. Very helpful is the section on Main Dishes, the largest of course, and it is sub-divided into eight main ingredients like Beef Main Dishes or Seafood Main Dishes and even includes Meatless Main Dishes!

I won't begin to tell you all the recipes OR that I have tried them all but I will give you just a couple of examples that I did try and we all enjoyed and my family was shocked that I cooked something beside "take-out food"! EASY Pot Roast and Vegetables was one I tried because I saw that word EASY and boy was it. There were several variations by contributors but I used Betty Lahman's, Elkton, Va. Prep time was 5-8 minutes and cooking time was 6-8 hours. Simple ingredients of roast, potatoes, carrots, celery, dry onion soup mix, and water followed by 3 steps in the preparation. Mainly you put the things in the cooker, added the dry soup mix next, and added water. Can you believe that's it? And was it good!!!

My second recipe was a dessert and had 4 ingredients that are refrigerated pie dough, apple pie filling, cinnamon, and caramels (see my theme here still on "EASY"). I didn't think it would work but thank you Sue Hamilton from Minooka, IL, because with the 5 easy prep steps, we had a yummy dessert! I highly recommend this cookbook as an invaluable resource to make your life easier and meals varied and delicious!

Below are some extra BONUS ENTRIES using this post to add to your chances for the "WHAT'S COOKIN' FOR MOTHER'S DAY GIANT COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY" that ends May 25. Check it out if you'd like to win this and 4 other cookbooks/DVDs as you can enter there as well and have that many more chances.

THANKS TO CAITLIN AND ANNA AND MY
GOOD FRIENDS AT FSB ASSOCIATES, I
HAVE ONE COPY THIS COOKBOOK AS WELL
AS 2 OTHER COOKBOOKS TO GIVE AWAY!
AND FROM "GRANDMA BINGO", 2
PAULA DEEN "HOME COOKING"
DVD's TO ENJOY AND FOLLOW!

ONE WINNER WILL WIN ALL FIVE ITEMS!
ONE RUNNER-UP WILL WIN AN EXTRA
COPY OF "SKINNY ITALIAN" AGAIN
THANKS TO FSB ASSOCIATES



--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!

HOW TO ENTER

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING ABOVE THAT MAKES YOU WANT TO WIN "FIX IT AND FORGET-IT" AS WELL AS THE OTHER 2 COOKBOOKS AND 2 DVDs

+1 MORE ENTRY: TELL IF YOU OWN A SLOW COOKER AND USE IT OR NOT

+1 MORE ENTRY: READ THE ARTICLE FROM THE AUTHOR BELOW AND COMMENT ON IT

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, MAY 25 !

GOOD LUCK!

AUTHOR ARTICLE:

This recipe is an excerpt from the book Fix-it and Forget-it Cookbook: Revised & Updated: 700 Great Slow Cooker Recipes by Phyllis Pellman Good. The excerpt is a digitally scanned reproduction of text from print. Although this excerpt has been proofread, occasional errors may appear due to the scanning process. Please refer to the finished book for accuracy.

BROCCOLI CORN BREAD
BY WINNFRED EWY
NEWTON, KS

Makes 8 servings

Prep. Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 6 hours
Ideal slow-cooker size: 3- to 4-qt

1 stick margarine, melted
10-oz pkg. chopped broccoli, cooked and drained
1 onion, chopped
1 box corn bread mix
4 eggs, well beaten
8 oz. cottage cheese
1¼ tsp. salt

1. Combine all ingredients. Mix well.

2. Pour into greased slow cooker. Cook on Low 6 hours, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Serving suggestion: Serve like spoon bread, or invert the pot, remove bread, and cut into wedges.

Copyright © 2010 Phyllis Pellman Good, author of Fix-it and Forget-it Cookbook: Revised & Updated: 700 Great Slow Cooker Recipe.

39 comments:

Colleen Turner said...

I do have a slow cooker and love to use it, especially in winter when I can make soups! It is amazing what you can cook in it!
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Colleen Turner said...

Why wouldn't I want to win The Fix It and Forget It revised cookbook?! I love learning new recipes and anything that will cause me to have less stress when cooking is good by me!
Thanks,
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Colleen Turner said...

Oh my that recipe for Broccoli Cornbread looks so good! I will have to try it as broccoli is one of the few vegetables my four year old will eat, surprisingly. He thinks they are little trees and likes to pretend he is a giant eating them :).
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traveler said...

Fix It and Forget It would be wonderful to win as well as the other cookbooks for their diversity, their helpful hints on how to prepare and make it efficiently and well and for the ideas that are provided. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I don't own a slow cooker but have been thinking about obtaining one for a good while now. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I do own a slow cooker but don't use it as much as I could!

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traveler said...

This is a unique and lovely idea that the author has provided and her variety is helpful and great. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I love that there is info on substitutions. Please enter me!

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Sandy Jay said...

I love the substitute ingredients part. So many recipes I would have tried except I didn't have that one little ingredient. It would be nice to know what I could sub for it.

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Sandy Jay said...

I do have a slow cooker and I love to use it. I'm always looking for more recipes for it. Makes meal time so darn easy.

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Sandy Jay said...

Broccoli and cottage cheese in corn bread. Who would have thought? I love both but I've never heard of them used this way. Would be interesting to try.

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Cindy W. said...

I have wanted The Fix It and Forget It cookbook since it first came out but never was able to purchase it. I like that this is a new improved updated version. I would really love this as I need 'easy' in the kitchen because of my time limits.

Smiles,
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Cindy W. said...

My sister bought me a wonderful programable slow cooker for my birthday last November and I have only used it twice because I haven't found just the right receipes.

Smiles,
Cindy W.

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Cindy W. said...

I love the receipe for Broccoli Cornbread. It sounds YUMMO!

Smiles,
Cindy W.

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christina said...

Yay! I'm all about the quick and easy recipes. Sign me up!

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christina said...

I don't know if I'd like the bread recipe. I can't choke down cottage cheese...but I wanna see what else is in there for sure!

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christina said...

...and OF COURSE I have a slow cooker. It's like the cook's best friend, is it not?

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debbie said...

I would love to have some new recipes. I have been collecting cookbooks ever since I was young. This would be one that gets used often.
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Sandra K321 said...

I like the word EASY being mentioned. I also liked the ingredient substitutions because there's always some obscure ingredient that I don't have.
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Sandra K321 said...

I have a slow cooker and I have been using it quite a bit. My sons both do sports and with tennis you never know how long their matches will take so it's nice to have something all finished and waiting for them in the crockpot.
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Wendy said...

I have a slow cooker. I wish I used it more than I do. I use it probably once or twice a month. I wish it was once or twice a week.

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Wendy said...

700 slow cooker recipes? I'd love to have this. I have a busy day tomorrow and would love to have one of these recipes at my fingertips.

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Wendy said...

The author is from a town only about 40 miles from where I grew up. Bread isn't the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about cooking in a slow cooker.

Wendy
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debbie said...

I own 3 slow cookers. The 2 quart one, makes perfect meatloaf.
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Mash1195 said...

What stands out for me was the word...EASY
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Mash1195 said...

I do own a slow cooker and use it quite a bit in the winter. Ironically had this conversation yesterday with my physical therapist.
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Mash1195 said...

What I like from the article that stood out for me was..the 15 minute prep time. All for that!!!!
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throuthehaze said...

I do have a slow cooker :)
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throuthehaze said...

I would love this because I love trying out new recipes and using a slow cooker
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bison61 said...

I need some new recipes for my slow cooker! and I do love Paula Deen

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Linda Kish said...

We actually have 2 slow cookers.

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Linda Kish said...

That's my style of cooking. I like low stress foods.

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Linda Kish said...

I like cornbread but have never thought about adding broccoli

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holdenj said...

My dad gave me my first crockpot. I try to use it often, especially in the winter, but I'm definitely in a rut, recipe wise.
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holdenj said...

You're not the only one attracted to easy! I am always looking for good ways to feed the family, especially on busy days.
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LAMusing said...

I was delighted to read she has a "substitutes list" - I can't tell you how many times I've been one small ingredient short and didn't know what to use instead

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LAMusing said...

yes, I own a slow cooker and use it for exactly three recipes... obviously I could use some help LOL

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LAMusing said...

I don't know that I would like Broccoli Cornbread... but I love how SIMPLE the prep/cooking is

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Johnny said...

I own a slow cooker. I actually use it occasionally for my meal making.
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