More Make It Fast, Cook It Slow: A Cookbook You’ll Actually Use

I didn’t think I needed another cookbook, especially one focused on the slow cooker, but I was wrong.

More Make It Fast, Cook It Slow: 200 Brand-New, Budget-Friendly, Slow-Cooker Recipes” (Hyperion, 2011) is filled with winners that are not just easy for the time pressed, they’re also delicious. Actual taste and verve in these dishes versus the blandly mushy food that sometimes comes out of a slow cooker.

Author Stephanie O’Dea organizes the book by budget (meals under $7, $10 and $15) and then organizes by side dish, entrees, desserts, etc. And she has gluten-free instructions and ingredients for every meal.

This book is my pick for new and improved weekday meals. Try these Carnitas for starters!