You never know when I might play a wild card on you!
Today's Wild Card author is:
and the book:
Harvest House Publishers; Spi edition (February 1, 2012)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Cheryl Moeller is a seasoned mother and a standup comic. She is also a syndicated columnist with her own blog (www.momlaughs.blogspot.com) and contributes monthly to several online parent websites. Cheryl has coauthored two books on marriage with her husband and has written for www.mops.org and Marriage Partnership. Cheryl does comedy for parenting classes, MOPS groups, wedding or baby showers, church retreats, women’s conferences, and those in line at the grocery store.
Visit the author's website.
SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:
From the celebrated coauthor of The Marriage Miracle comes a new kind of cookbook and a new attitude toward planning meals. With an eye toward the whole menu, not just part of it, columnist Cheryl Moeller teaches cooks to use two crockpots to easily create healthy, homemade dinners.
Don’t worry about your dinner being reduced to a mushy stew. Each of the more than 200 recipes has been taste-tested at Cheryl’s table. Join the Moeller family as you dig into:
- Harvest-time Halibut Chowder
- Salmon and Gingered Carrots
- Mediterranean Rice Pilaf
- Indian Chicken Curry
- Apricot-Pistachio Bread
- Shrimp Creole
- Rhubarb Crisp
... and many more! Perfect for the frazzled mom who never has enough time in the day, Creative Slow-Cooker Meals gives readers more time around the table with delicious, healthy, frugal, and easy meals!
List Price: $14.99
Spiral-bound: 272 pages
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers; Spi edition (February 1, 2012)
AND NOW...THE FIFTH CHAPTER (click on pages to enlarge):
You can get a good feel for this book by looking at the pages above. The "what's different" about this book is the suggestion of paired dishes and use of two crockpots for one meal. Honestly, there weren't that many recipes that caught my eye and some of the combos seemed like a lot of trouble. For example, the sloppy joes and herbed corn on the cob in the sample pages looks like a menu my family would like but the book takes a menu that I could get on the table 45 minutes after walking in the door after work and adds slow cooking to the instructions, making me put one dish in the slow cooker 6 hours before dinner and another 2 hours before dinner. A lot of the dishes have only 2 to 3 hour cooking times, which just doesn't work for a working mom like me.