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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Complete Slow Cooking for Two: A Perfectly Portioned Slow Cooker Cookbook by Linda Larsen

Release Date - September 2015



The Complete Slow Cooking for Two: A Perfectly Portioned Slow Cooker Cookbook breaks recipes down into 11 chapters. Enjoy guides into converting standard recipes to slow cooker recipes and tips for making the most of your slow cooker. There are also appendixes to help you with cleaning tips, conversions, and a guide into the fruits and vegetables that are found to have the highest and lowest levels of pesticides and other contaminants before they're washed.

Categories in the slow cooker cookbook include:


  • Broths, Stocks, and Condiments
  • Soups, Stews, and Chili
  • Beef, Lamb, and Pork
  • Poultry 
  • Seafood
  • Meatless Meals
  • Beans and Grains
  • Vegetables and Sides
  • Breakfasts
  • Desserts


I love that it includes spice rubs. Spices are essential for flavor, but the right rub can also hold in moisture. The All-American Dry Rub was fantastic with slow cooker pulled pork. My second find was the slow cooker recipes for chicken and beef stock. I like to make my own stocks, and the chicken stock recipe was simple to follow and tasted amazing

There are recipes that I need to find time to try. The homemade slow cooker Bolognese sounds fantastic. I am also interested in making Vietnamese Beef and Noodle Soup in the slow cooker.

I'm in the process of building a cooking website full of recipes that my mom loves. She has Alzheimer's, so meals have to be nutritionally sound, full of flavor, quick to make, and ample enough that there are leftovers for her when I'm not there. The recipe for Cuban Pork and Black Beans caught my eye. She loves beans and the tomato, garlic, and beans will add nutrition.

Recipes are marked when they're nut-free, gluten-free, or soy-free. The nutritional facts are included. To me, that makes this cookbook extremely handy. I plan to start putting more of the recipes to the test as soon as the hot weather subsides. It's a win.

Thanks to the publisher and Callisto's Publishers Club for providing a download copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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