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$7 Slow Cooker Suppers with Molly



Econobusters  has come up with a new cookbook, Molly Makes $7 Slow Cooker Suppers Quick and Easy. This E-Book contains 140 slow cooker recipes, each commented on by a test family. Some of these recipes really appealed to me.  In fact, when I read through the book, I got so hungry looking at the pictures that I had to get several snacks!  (Smile)   The cost of each of these tasty recipes is broken down in detail, and the goal of the book is typical Molly:  to save time and money without compromising quality of life.


The book begins with tips to convert traditional recipes to slow cooker recipes, but with this wealth of recipes, you might not even need these tips—you’ll be too busy trying out the new recipes.  Molly fans from all over the US and Canada have contributed their favourite recipes to this collection, and slow cooker enthusiasts will be exploring them for quite a while.


Unfortunately, I’m not a slow cooker enthusiast.  Yes, I have a crock pot, and we use it for mulled cider around Christmas time.  (Yum!)  Other than that, our large crock pot is usually too small to feed our growing-up family of 7.   Also, we never need to cook ahead since we go out only in the mornings.  Perhaps that may change as I get well, but for now, that’s the way it is.  Obviously, then, this book did not make me jump up and down for joy.  A slow cooker fan would see things differently, of course, and she would indeed be jumping up and down to try out all these family favourites from across the continent.


Also, and unfortunately, we are a gluten-free family.  That means that almost all spice mixtures as well as anything containing gluten—including many sausages, tinned soups, cake mixes, as well as Worchestershire sauce—won’t work in our home.  Bye-bye to most ordinary recipes, including many of these!  Humph.


So, now back to business.  What kind of recipes are offered in this cookbook?  Well, this sneak peek will give you the entire table of contents, as well as some recipes. You’ll see there are all the usual supper categories, including soups, meats, sandwiches, and vegetarian.  There’s also a bonus section of sides, breakfasts, and even desserts. 


I am looking forward to trying theturnip green soup, although it will have to wait until garden season.  This easy recipe will use up many of our greens in a delicious way.   Most of the other recipes also look scrumptious. (By the way, these pictures are not doctored professional food photographs, but real-life pictures taken by real moms in their own kitchens).   As I mentioned earlier, however, many of the recipes include gluten and would therefore need serious tweaking for our family.  For some of the other recipes we already have a gluten-free version that we use in the oven or on the stovetop…but it was good to be reminded of them.  So, although we won’t be using this cookbook much for slow cooking, it is good inspiration for our regular cooking.


Molly Makes $7 Slow Cooker Suppers Quick and Easy is something we will not use much simply because it just doesn’t suit our family.  In fact, I feel like Kipling’s camels singing, “Can’t!  Don’t!  Shan’t!  Won’t!” for our own family, and then adding, “Pass it along the line!” to others, since I think many families will really enjoy the recipes like Taco Soup and Salisbury Steak,  Lasagne and Tater Tot Casserole, Pineapple Chicken and  Bacon Potatoes Au Gratin, as well as Super Bowl Cheese Dip and  Rice Pudding Caramel–to say nothing of the Chocolate Cake.  And many families would enjoy the convenience of slow cooking, as well as the money they’d save using Molly’s recipes.


You can download Molly Makes $7 Slow Cooker Suppers Quick and Easy for $7.95 US.    If you don’t yet have Molly’s previous cookbook, Molly Makes $5 Dinners and $3 Desserts,you can buy them together for $12.95 US. 



Disclosure Policy:   I received Molly Makes $7 Slow Cooker Suppers Quick and Easy for free so that I could review it. 


Dial-Up Friendly Policy:  For the sake of my dial-up readers, this blog avoids visuals. 


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