Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Family Favorites: Healthy, Wholesome Meals Your Family will Love

Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Family Favorites: Healthy, Wholesome Meals Your Family will Love

by Beth Hensperger


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Not Your Mother's Guide to healthy, wholesome, family meals for the slow cooker. Family fare with flair! Beth Hensperger knows what families want: kid-friendly fare that's wholesome, economical, and appealing to adults, too. And she knows what busy parents need: slow cooker recipes that do all that and come together quickly, with a minimum of muss and fuss. Children and grownups alike will cheer for such tasty dishes as Maple Barbeque Chicken Wings, Cheese and Green Chile Fondue with Potato Dippers, Eggplant Parmesean, Char Siu Pork Fried Rice, Turkey Taco Salad, Barbeque Burgers, and Crock Macaroni and Tillamook Cheese. Dips, drinks, wings, ribs, roasts, risotto - if it can be made in a slow cooker, it's in here. For meals that are convenient, budget-friendly, and oh-so-good, let the slow cooker bring your family back to the table.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558324091
Publisher: Harvard Common Press, The
Publication date: 09/25/2009
Series: Not Your Mother's Series
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Beth Hensperger, a New Jersey native who has lived in California since her teens, has been educating, writing, and demo-lecturing about the art of baking for over 30 years. In the last few years, she has shifted focus to countertop appliance-driven cookbooks that embrace adapting traditional and professional recipes for the home cook: the bread machine, the rice cooker, the microwave, and a four-volume compilation specifically for use with the electric slow cooker, stressing personal creativity in preparation and selection of ingredients. Hensperger is the author of over 22 cookbooks, including the best-selling Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook series, which includes NYMSC Recipes for Entertaining, NYMSC Family Favorites, and NYMSC Recipes for Two, along with the blockbuster first volume, Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook. Her other books include highly-acclaimed titles such as The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook, The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook, NYM Microwave Cookbook, and NYM Weeknight Cooking. She is also the author of The Bread Bible (Chronicle Books), winner of a James Beard Award in 2000. She has twice been nominated for the Julia Child/IACP Cookbook Award. Hensperger wrote a San Jose Mercury News food column for twelve years, Baking with the Seasons. She is a contributor to dozens of national and online cooking & lifestyle magazines, such as Food & Wine, Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine, Veggie Life, Cooking Light, Working Woman, Victoria, Prevention, and Family Circle, and is a sought after newspaper and radio interviewee speaking on slow cooking, bread baking, and entertaining. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area. Visit her website at and blog at

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Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Family Favorites: Healthy, Wholesome Meals Your Family will Love 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The recipes are good but there are no pictures to show me if what I made looks close to what it should. This ebook must have a glitch because some sentences are jumbled together i have to tilt my nook and then tilt it back and then it unjumbles. Weird but i wont get the other cookbooks.
kristenn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I had high hopes for this cookbook because several friends had raved about others in the series. And it does (mostly) read well. Many delicious sounding recipes and a really handy general advice section. But at least a few recipes are missing steps on closer reading (although the publisher is great about promptly replying to emails with the answer). And the two recipes I actually tested turned out very badly. One was hurt on several levels by too much oil and (and!) butter and one was just bland. It's not my new crockpot -- I then tried similar recipes from books I already owned and they turned out great. There were a couple others I really wanted to test but they have even more expensive ingredients than the first two and I just can't take that chance. Fortunately, this was a library copy.
dianaleez on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Looking for a dependable slow cooker meal that even children or teens will love? Something quick and easy to put together in the morning before work? A book with clear, practical directions and ingredients that your family will like? Beth Hensperger has it all in her newest "Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Family Favorites." Hensperger has a deservedly fine reputation in the world of cookery books - her bread books stand as some of the finest currently in print. Her current offering seems to be aimed for the busy young cook, but it would also effective for older cooks who want a bit more time out of their kitchens. There's lots of variety here. For example, if you're looking for chili she offers her readers Big Sky Bison, Vegetarian Chili and Cheese Casserole, Creamy White Chicken Chili, Poker Party Creamy Cheese Chili Dip, Turkey Mac Chili, Turkey and Three-Bean Chili, Two Bean with Tofu and Cilantro, and Vegetarian 15-Bean with Black Beans and Corn Salsa. Plus she provides two great cornbread recipes and tortilla warming tips to go along with it. These are not gourmet slow cooker meals (try Lynn Alley's books for those); Hensperger gives the general cook reliable, easy-follow-to recipes for meals most families will enjoy.
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amaral40 More than 1 year ago
Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker: Family Favorites is full of delicious recipes that are easy to make. The ingredients are simple and my kids really enjoyed the results. Here is a great interview with Beth Hensperger about this book on