Slow-Cooker Favorites

Country Comfort: Over 100 Hearty Family-Style Recipes

By Monica Musetti-Carlin; Mary Elizabeth Roarke
(Hatherleigh Press, Paperback, 9781578263745, 192pp.)

Publication Date: March 29, 2011

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Country Comfort: Slow-Cooker Favorites is a keepsake of wholesome, nutritious meals for anyone who enjoys valued family mealtime traditions, and anyone who is looking to save a little money by cooking at home.

Country Comfort: Slow-Cooker Favorites includes over 100 delicious “comfort food” slow-cooker recipes, and accompanying anecdotes from people across the country. From side dishes and snacks, to seafood or vegetarian entrees, and even desserts, this book proves that you truly can make an endless variety of delicious, healthy meals in a slow-cooker.

Each recipe has been carefully crafted to highlight the delicious flavors in everything from hearty stews to scrumptious casseroles. Some of the comforting and unforgettable recipes featured in Country Comfort: Slow-Cooker Favorites include French Toast with Blueberries, Artichoke Soup, Old Fashioned Rich Brown Beef Stew, Maple Meatballs, Chipotle Short Rib Chili, Chicken Cacciatore, Jambalaya, Blueberry Cobbler, Chocolate Fondue, and many more.

Country Comfort: Slow-Cooker Favorites also includes:
• Basic tips on slow-cooking
• A conversion guide for transforming oven or stovetop cooking into slowcooker recipes
• A customized meal and buffet menu planner

Eating at home saves money, strengthens family bonds, and allows for creativity in cooking. Whether you’re a beginner who prefers easy-to-follow recipes or an experienced chef looking to expand your culinary horizons, Country Comfort: Slow-Cooker Favorites provides a fresh and healthy update to slow-cooker meals and will bring new and exciting meal traditions into your home.




About the Author

Monica Musetti-Carlin holds a degree in liberal arts and is an award-winning media consultant for a chain of newspapers on Long Island. As a journalist, lecturer and “foodie” with over 30 years of experience in media, she continues to contribute to such publications as The New York Times, New York Magazine and many New York weeklies. Through her advertising agency, she has had the opportunity to work with Jane Brody, Pete Seeger and Yoko Ono. Most recently, in addition to writing the Country Comfort series, she is completing several nonfiction and fictional works in progress and is looking to enhance the marketing and distribution of her recipe and craft product lines.
 
Mary Elizabeth Roarke earned a Pastry & Baking Arts degree from her time at culinary school. She currently bakes alongside her daughter in their catering business on Long Island where she resides with her husband and four kids. She also has a BS in Nursing and has worked in the field for over 30 years, now working in clinical research as a global study manager with a pharmaceutical company. Mary Elizabeth has written a chapter for a book titled, Potluck Wisdom for the Pharmaceutical Professional. This opportunity sparked her interest in writing and she went on to combine her love of baking and sharing recipes in the Country Comfort Series. She continues writing stories for local newspapers, works on her project’s newsletter and has published both scientific and professional articles.

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