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Reviewed by Jen K.

The holidays are truly one of the best times to put your slow cooker to use. Typically, the oven is tied up, the stove top is crowded with pots and you still have side dishes to get on the table. What could be better than a hard working, easy to use slow cooker? There’s just the little matter of what dishes can be successfully made in there. Enter Phyllis Pellman Good, that author of the entire Fix-It and Forget-It series, which has ranked among the top ten best-selling cookbooks for over seven years.

This holiday addition to the cookbook line includes 600 easy to prepare recipes pulled from the files of generous cooks across the country. On the whole, I think these recipes are pretty basic – you will not be stumped by exotic ingredients or stymied by multi-step preparations. I would refer to this cookbook as “down home cooking” as the recipes rely on fresh or frozen vegetables, common cuts of meat, and readily available spices and seasonings. Creamed soups put in an appearance in a fair number of recipes and there is a [amazonify]1561487015[/amazonify]lack of emphasis on low-fat or reduced calorie dishes. For the holidays, just let go and embrace your inner meatball! You’ll find flavorful soups and stews, cheesy appetizers, chicken casseroles, barbecue sauced meats and creamy potato dishes.

The recipes are lined up in neat columns, with approximately three per page. A festive mood is created with the recipe titles in holly berry red and a miniature green crock pot icon steaming sweetly over each title. There are not photos of any of the finished dishes, but there are “Ideas for Meaningful Holidays” and “Happy Hosting Tips” scattered throughout. It’s a fun, sweet cookbook that will save you time and space in the kitchen. Just like the title advertises, fix it and forget it!

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Jen lives in Michigan with her husband and six year old son. She writes reviews of children’s books on her blog, FIRR-Kids and loves filling her shelves with cookbooks.

This book was provided free of any obligation by Goodman Media International. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.