When Paulene Christie started a Facebook group to share her slow cooker recipes, she had no idea that within eighteen months she would have an active community of more than 270,000 members. SLOW COOKER CENTRAL is a fantastic collection of dishes that have been created and shared by Paulene and this passionate network of slow cooker devotees - proving just how deliciously easy and versatile this style of cooking can be. With just a few simple ingredients in the slow cooker, you can make a huge variety of meals for the whole family, as well as soups and sides, desserts, cakes, sweets and preserves - almost anything you want to eat can be cooked in a slow cooker.
Tried and tested, these recipes not only taste great, they will also save you time and money. No wonder there are slow cookers on kitchen benches all around the world!
Slow-cooking internet sensation Paulene Christie is a busy working mum with a passion for sharing new and exciting recipes for the slow cooker. She now has more than half a million members in her Facebook group Slow Cooker Recipes 4 Families, and a hugely successful website, Slow Cooker Central. Her page is so popular she has a team of six to help her administer the thousands of recipes and comments that are posted each day. Paulene lives in Queensland with her husband and three young children.
Paulene Christie and the passionate Slow Cooker Central community have returned with a book that is even bigger and even better than before! All the recipes are by real people, cooking in real kitchens - with no obscure ingredients or complicated instructions. If you want to serve delicious, imaginative, home-cooked food without spending hours in the kitchen prepping and cooking - this book is the perfect solution!
With more than 270 all-new recipes, Slow Cooker Central 2 is organised into 14 chapters that will help you make meals to match your appetite or what's in the fridge. You'll find great ideas for casseroles, curries, soups and roasts; plus plenty of recipes you might not expect, such as those for desserts, cakes, fudge and even face paint and play dough.
Packed with useful tips and tricks, and including the size of the slow cooker used to make each dish, these are fail-safe recipes that will quickly become family favourites.
Slow Cooker fans have spoken - they want recipes that won't put a dent in the family budget!
Raising a family can be a challenge financially but SUPER SAVERS is packed with easy, tasty and inexpensive meals for anyone on a budget. Organised into dishes costing under $5, $10, $15 and $20, these all-new recipes are sure to hit the mark.
Slow cookers can turn even the cheapest cuts of meat or inexpensive veggies into delicious dishes. Whether it's casseroles or curries, soups or roasts - or even desserts and other treats - Slow Cooker Central's 200+ Super Saver recipes are flavour-packed as well as budget-friendly! There are recipes for every occasion, from weeknight dinners to holiday celebrations, and all the recipes are by real people cooking in real kitchens - with no obscure ingredients or complicated instructions.
Packed with Paulene's useful tips and tricks, and including the size of the slow cooker used to make each dish, these are failsafe recipes that will quickly become family favourites - and save you $$ at the supermarket.
** Over 150,000 copies sold **
A book for every parent who wants to be free from mealtime tussles with their kids!
'Amazing books, they get used at least 5 times a week sometimes more'
'I was hooked from the first book. Slow cooking has changed my life'
'I am a cookbook junkie and have not bought another cook book since I purchased all three Slow Cooker Central books'
From the trusted bestselling Slow Cooker Central series comes a book packed with more than 200 recipes that your kids will love to eat and are simple enough for them to help cook!
How do we know that? Because these are recipes from real mums and dads, who've road-tested these dishes in their own families, with their own kids. With so many recipes to choose from, you don't need to cook the same old boring meals week in week out - you can try something new with the confidence that there will be smiling faces and happy tummies at the table.
Amanda Freitag is a master at knocking out fabulous meals in her restaurant kitchen and on the set of Food Network’s Chopped and Iron Chef America. But until recently, she was totally intimidated to cook at home in her tiny apartment kitchen, relating to the fears of many home cooks. She realized she wasn’t alone!
She set out to help other home cooks and created a list of restaurant-quality recipes that shine in the home kitchen. The Chef Next Door teaches home cooks a wide range of confidence-instilling skills, tricks, and tips that Amanda has picked up working in professional kitchens and cooking competitively on television. In her bright, lively voice, she helps you master the basic techniques that are the foundation of good, flavorful cooking. She also teaches you how to think like a chef—to consider seasonality, balancing flavors, understanding the steps, and learning how to improvise—to create a menu and execute dishes with pro techniques, as if she were right there in the kitchen with you.
You’ll find everything from the basics—sauces, marinades, stocks, and rubs—to first impressions, salads, and easy dinner recipes, and will even become skilled in making “The Scary Stuff”—recipes that may seem out of reach but are not. With The Chef Next Door, you’ll be able to dazzle friends and family with a diverse range of dishes, such as Spinach Feta Pies, Kale and Farro Salad with Aged Goat Cheese, Lusty Lemon Chicken, Pop’s Beer-Braised Bold Beef Stew, Mediterranean Potato Salad, Marinated Artichokes, Cocoa Carrot Cake, and more.
Filled with beautiful color photographs that show how achievable good food really is, The Chef Next Door makes confident home cooking a breeze.
For over five years, John Catucci has crossed North America uncovering the great joints and legendary restaurants that most of us have never heard of. Now, in You Gotta Go Here!, you’ll learn what to do and see between meals: from roadside attractions to incredible experiences to the off-the-beaten path places that only locals know. Filled with photographs, great advice and more than 500 can’t miss places — pack your bags and get ready for a road trip!
Food Network superstar, celebrity chef, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Guy Fieri takes it outdoors with this smart, practical, four-color cookbook filled with dozens of recipes for meals, drinks, holidays, bashes, and more.
In this rollicking cookbook, Guy Fieri shares his favorite tips, techniques, and recipes for outdoor cooking all through the year, whether you’re hosting a backyard barbeque, relaxing around the campfire, or tailgating on game day. Stuffed with original recipes, dozens of color photos, and loads of great tips, Guy On Fire is guaranteed to get your grill going with palate-pleasing appetizers, phenomenal main courses for meat, fish, poultry and vegetables, cool salads, and fabulous desserts.
Loaded with tips on equipment, make-ahead plans, packing advice, and tons of sidebars, Guy On Fire provides all the tools you need for an outdoor feast.
Preparing a meal doesn’t need to be difficult or require a lot of time, celebrity chef Stuart O’Keeffe insists. If you work efficiently while keeping your space clean and cook with minimal yet flavorful ingredients, you can get a great meal from stove to table fast. In The Quick Six Fix, he offers dozens of delicious recipes for breakfast, salads, soups, pasta, fish, chicken, pork, beef, sides, and desserts that will get you in and out of the kitchen in thirty minutes or less. Each requires no more than 6 key ingredients, 6 minutes of prep work, and 6 minutes of clean up.
Chef Stuart begins with the pantry essentials and tools you’ll need to whip up a diverse range of amazing dishes at a moment’s notice, such as his tasty culinary school favorites, Moules Frites and Pistachio Basil Buttered Crispy Salmon. Indulge in delights that pay homage to his native Ireland, including Bangers with a Melted Leek Mash and Cranberry Compote, Sweet Berries “Yorkshire Pudding,” and an Easter dinner favorite, Mustard Crusted Pork with Apple Cabbage Slaw. And savor delights like Mexican Street Corn and the “LA” Cheeseburger influenced by his adopted California home.
Stuart O’Keeffe believes in simplicity: Fewer ingredients afford higher quality. With The Quick Fix Six, he teaches you how to take smart shortcuts, like pairing key store-bought items with homemade ingredients, to cut kitchen time and save you money. Illustrated with more than 75 full color photos, The Quick Fix Six is the secret to creating easy-to-make, great-tasting dishes that are sure to wow.