December 1, 2010

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Review: Fix-it and Forget-it Christmas Cookbook: 600 Slow Cooker Holiday Recipes

 "You absolutely can make holiday meals with ease and with pleasure!" says slow-cooker champion Phyllis Pellman Good.

Her latest collection, Fix-It and Forget-It Christmas Cookbook: 600 Slow-Cooker Holiday Recipes, will fill your head with menu ideas, give you gentle guidance with each recipe, and deliver dishes that your friends and family will love.

"Stop your fretting. Put an end to the nightmares. Get out your slow cookers!" Good urges.
"These are 600 stand-out, slow-cooker recipes — all from home cooks from across the country.
"These are 600 manageable, slow-cooker recipes — from cooks who want to feast with their loved ones without being exhausted and frazzled."

"Most of us prepare dozens of meals during the 60 days between early November and early January. Your slow cooker and these recipes can come to your rescue — whether you're making late suppers, family brunches, hot drinks in the afternoon, or scrumptious meals of celebration from Thanksgiving to New Year's."

Here's a recipe sampling:
Cornish Hens with Potatoes
Sausage Tortellini Soup
Fruited Turkey and Yams
Seafood Cheese Fondue
Vanilla Steamers
Beef Stroganoff in Patty Shells
Holiday Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Fudgy Peanut Butter Cake

A Bonus:
In addition to more than 600 irresistibly delicious slow-cooker recipes, the Fix-It and Forget-It Christmas Cookbook offers "Ideas for Meaningful Holidays" and "Happy Hosting Tips." One more reason not to miss this cookbook — which will quickly become your kitchen companion!

One More Thing:
These recipes work at any time of the year! Don't restrict them to your holiday table.
From the Good Books website

I just got into cooking a couple of years ago.  Before that I preferred to eat out because I didn't have time or the confidence to make a meal at home.  Now, I have taken a total 180.  I would much rather spend time perfecting my own meals and now, when we go to a restaurant, I'm like "I could make this better".  So what's my secret?  I turn to what I call my "Cookbooks For Dummies".  The step by step directions are so easy that anyone can make the perfect meal.  The Fix-It and Forget-It Christmas Cookbook has become my bible in the kitchen.  It contains all the recipes you could ever need, for any occasion.  Appetizers, entrees, snacks, deserts, it's all there.  The Holiday Spinach and Artichoke Dip is amazing!  One thing I really love about this book is that you can make little changes and have exactly what you want at that moment.  I made Chicken Tortellini Soup instead of using sausage and it was phenomenal!  I love this book!  It would make the perfect present for the holidays. 

Good Books
October 2010
284 pages
$24.95 US

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Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you make a purchase using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.


  1. I would love this! Chicken Tortellini soup sounds delish! Thanks for the review.

  2. I'd love to have this cookbook. I have a few of the Fix-it and Forget-it cookbooks and love them!

  3. I have three others of these and love them.

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  4. Would love to win this book!
    Best wishes,

  5. I would love to make the Beef Stroganoff in Patty Shells.
    This book sounds great.

  6. I would love this cookbook. Sounds like a lot of great recipes.

  7. This would be a great addition to our kitchen!


  8. Nice! Sounds like something my family would really love...and use. :)

  9. I'm always looking for new recipes.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  10. This book sounds like the other ones JUST with more recipes to chose from. I need some help with fast easy meals this sounds perfect.

  11. I am a cookbook collector so would to win!! Thanks for the chance!! nanadorland at gmail dot com

  12. ooh, I need more crock pot recipes since my husband has gone back to work and I can't cook, lol

  13. This is such a great idea to make life easier and save some time this time of year! The spinach and artichoke dip caught my eye from the start!

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  14. I have a slow cooker that I think I have used a handful of times, only because I really dont know what to use it for! This book sounds perfect since it has so many recipes!

  15. I love my slow cooker and I'm always looking for new and unique recipes to cook. Great review.

  16. Looks like a great cookbook to have for the holidays!

  17. This sounds wonderful. I love the Fix-It and Forget-It cookbooks. That's neat that they have a Christmas one.

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  18. sound like a great cookbook

    jsididia at gmail dot com

  19. LOVE your website!!!

    Also your giveaways!!!

    I follow you on Twitter!!!


  20. I would love this cookbook!

  21. So many recipes. I'd love to try them!

    txhottie_86 at yahoo dot com

  22. I would love this cook book, I am always looking for good slow cooker recipes,

    angukena at yahoo dot com

  23. Sounds perfect--I have a slow cooker that I need to use.

  24. This is great for me since I'm not a good cook.

  25. I just started learning how to cook with the slow cooker. I would love to have this!


  26. I love using my slow cooker...this would be wonderful

  27. I like that this book has lots of recipes not just a few like some slow cooker books do

  28. I was thinking earlier today how I need to find some good slow cooker recpies. I neer thought about trying holiday ones! That sounds cool!

  29. I got the Fix it and Forget it Slow Cooker one out of the library and REALLY loved it. This one sounds great, too!

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  30. This cookbook would be a great must-have for any time you entertain.

  31. great cookbook, i am going to have to get it!

  32. I so need this cookbook.

  33. I enjoyed your review - this looks like a great cookbook!

  34. I love my slow cooker. I may have to get this book.