This won’t be a surprise to my regular readers, but I have a (slight) blog crush on Stephanie O’Dea. I think she knows it, but she’s still very polite (not afraid) when she emails me. I love her, partly because she saved my life when I went gluten-free in the spring of 2010 and wasn’t sure how to adapt my cooking. I used her cookbook Make it Fast, Cook it Slow religiously, and we made the transition easily. I am constantly recommending her book to other moms making that dietary change. My kids love her food, and I love her easy recipes with few ingredients and a dash of humor, just like her blog. You remember her blog, because I talked about it all the time throughout 2008-2009. She was just a regular person, a mom trying to cook for her family, when she challenged herself to cook something in the slow cooker every day for a year. Not only did she achieve the goal of feeding her family healthfully, but she became downright famous, appearing on TV and publishing a cookbook. Yay, Stephanie!
So a few weeks ago I saw that she had a NEW cookbook coming out, focused on budget recipes for the slow cooker, it was like she was speaking directly to me. Right? So I emailed, and now I get to share a copy of this fabulous book with you. I know it’s fabulous because she sent me one too, and we’ve already tried five of the recipes (including an incredible gluten-free Triple Chocolate Cake for my birthday–yum!). My kids absolutely loved the Layered Ground Beef Casserole, and I was excited to have another use for the precooked ground beef/onion/green pepper mixture I freeze after bulk buying. This week, we’re trying the Cauliflower Gratin, and my kids are excited about the combo of cauliflower and cheese. She’s broken the book into three sections–$7 and under, $10 and under, and $15 and under–and you’ll find everything from appetizers to family meals.
One lucky reader will receive a copy of More Make it Fast, Cook it Slow: 200 Brand-New, Budget-Friendly, Slow-Cooker Recipes by Stephanie O’Dea. You don’t have to be a gluten-free family to enjoy it,and it’s a great way to get started with your slow cooker for the New Year.
To enter to win, just complete the form below. If you’re reading this in an email subscription, click over to MoneywiseMoms to comment on this post). This giveaway is open to US & Canada addresses only.
**This giveaway is closed. The winner was Kristin C. and I’m waiting to hear back from her!
I will draw the winner of this giveaway using Random.org on Sunday, January 9th at 11:00pm EST. Thank you for reading Moneywise Moms, and good luck!
And if you haven’t yet, check out Stephanie’s first book, Make it Fast, Cook it Slow. If your family doesn’t eat gluten-free, you can just use “regular” flour and ingredients where she calls for GF. The recipes are still easy and fabulous. My family loves her Crockpot Coq au Vin (it’s on this week’s meal plan), Turkey and Wild Rice Soup (I made it the day after Thanksgiving), and the Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole (we just had this on New Year’s Day with leftover Christmas ham).
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