The Family Table Slow Cooker by Dominique DeVito


When you’ve got a busy day ahead of you, the last thing you want to worry about is getting dinner on the table. If you’ve got a slow cooker, there’s nothing to worry about. Dinner can cook itself, so to speak,  while you take care of everything else that needs doing.

I love the convenience of using a slow cooker, so I’m always on the lookout for new recipes to try. The Family Table Slow Cooker is an excellent source for recipe ideas for everything you can think of, and a few things you would never have thought about making in your slow cooker. (Or maybe that’s just me?)

The cookbook is divided into the following eight sections:

  1. Breakfast Treats
  2. Appetizer and Finger Foods
  3. Soups, Stews, and Chilis
  4. Side Dishes: Pasta, Potatoes, and Rice
  5. Side Dishes: Vegetables
  6. Main Dishes with Meat
  7. Fish and Seafood Dishes
  8. Delicious Desserts

To give you an idea of the recipes it has to offer, I’ll give an example of one recipe per section that I’m excited to try:

  1. Egg, Cheese, and Sausage Casserole
  2. Stuffed Mushrooms
  3. Can’t-Miss Beef Stew
  4. Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
  5. Italian-Style Peppers
  6. Beef Short Ribs with Rosemary and Fennel
  7. Salmon Cakes
  8. Baked Peaches

I was very pleased with this cookbook. The recipes are easy to understand and follow, and the color photographs of the finished dishes are enticing.

If you enjoy collecting cookbooks as much as I do, this would be an excellent addition to your shelves.

I received an advance reading copy of this book courtesy of Chartwell Books via Netgalley.


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Author: Dominique DeVito
Title: The Family Table Slow Cooker
Genre: Cookbook
Publication Date: March 6th 2018 by Chartwell Books
Rating: 5 stars

About the Book

The Slow Cooker is now middle aged! Invented in 1950, the Slow Cooker has been popular in the early 1970s. The miracle appliance was the perfect compliment to the busy modern life style, but considered a backwater to the world of fine food. That all changes now!

Veteran bestselling cookbook author Dominique DeVito introduces a whole new take on great slow foods! DeVito catalogs recipes covering breakfast, snacks, and dinner, and appeals to all sorts of ethnic traditions. She features fresh farm-to-table ingredients, and highlights ribs, roasts, chicken, pork, and beef, whiles also offering a wide range of International flavors, including French, Italian, Caribbean, Mexican, and other ethnic dishes, as well as new healthy takes on such staples as four-cheese mac and cheese, six bean chili, old fashion Boston baked beans, classic stews and amazing spicy jerk dishes. Detailed instructions smooth the way for cooks new to this time-tested cookware.