Peckish Sister's Profile

From: Central, FL USA

Joined: December 11th, 2010

About me: I have always liked to cook, particularly breads, fruits, vegetables, vegetarian, poultry and lamb dishes. After marriage we cooked together progressively more difficult dishes with him doing the meat, grilling and frying, and I did the "dough" and the same type of things I had before. After children we started cooking more simply. After discovering the cause of my frequent migraines was an evolving long list of chemicals and odd ingredients, I began getting back to cooking from basic ingredients, and found I could be well again. I also try to cooking from what I can get in season at the ever present fruit and vegetable stands.

Favorite cookbook: America's Test Kitchen / Cooks Illustrated Books

Latest review:

February 29th, 2020

Ratatouille from The Cook's Illustrated Cookbook: 2,000 Recipes from 20 Years of America's Most Trusted Cooking Magazine

This family favorite is the only way I have been able to eat eggplant, perhaps because it it salted, any excess moisture squeezed out and then roasted at a high temperature. If I am in a real hurry I use... read more >

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Best Slow Cooker Cookbook Ever: Versatility and Inspiration for New Generation Machines

By Natalie Haughton
William Morrow Cookbooks - 1995

February 8th, 2011 (edited 9th September 2012)

The main draw back is that most recipes cook in less time than the average person spends at work. I solve that problem by either cooking them on the weekend when I don’t want to be fussing over the stove, or using a timer like you plug your lamps into. It is so worth it as these recipes develop complex flavors and most you would not guess came out of a crockpot. I asked my Dad for the same crockpot cookbook that he had cooked from and raved about for years. It was out of print and so he very carefully picked this one out particularly for the feature that it has a hidden spiral binding and lays flat. I have treasured this cookbook and always think of him when I cook from it. The recipes grab your attention with the unusual ingredients. The recipes I have tried usually are good the first time and only need minor tweaking. Most of the recipes make a large volume and work best for me in a 5 quart crockpot.