Friday, March 4, 2011

-closed- Slow Cooker, Casseroles, Soups & Stews Magazine Giveaway and Review

HI! Here I am! Wow it's been crazy around here this week and I haven't had much time to blog. I'll be posting some things over the weekend to play catch up.

The newly released Slow Cooker, Casseroles, Soups & Stews, is a special bookazine featuring 105 easy, hearty recipes for simple slow cooker suppers, classic casseroles and savory soups and stews, developed and tested by the editors of Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and Country Living. This hit newsstands nationwide on February 15 and is on sale until May 17, Slow Cooker is 120 pages, with a cover price of $9.99.

Slow Cooker highlights hearty dishes and everyday favorites, including barbecued chicken, short ribs, chili, lasagna, tasty mac and cheese, flavorful soups—from old-fashioned vegetable to Thai chicken—as well as classics like Coq au Vin and new ideas such as Latin Chicken with Black Beans and Sweet Potatoes. Crisp side salads, like the Healthy Makeover Caesar and Spinach & Nectarine Salad, and fresh-baked breads complete the experience of this special recipe collection.

In addition, the bookazine features expert, step-by-step tips on using your slow cooker for effortless homemade meals, with nutrition information and low-calorie options, as well as a guide to the top kitchen equipment for making soups, stews, and casseroles.

About Hearst Magazine
Hearst Magazines is a unit of Hearst Corporation (, one of the nation's largest diversified communications companies with interests in magazines, newspapers, digital media, business media and television. As one of the world’s largest publishers of monthly magazines, Hearst Magazines publishes nearly 200 editions around the world, including 14 U.S. titles and 20 magazines in the United Kingdom, published through its wholly owned subsidiary, The National Magazine Company Limited. Hearst Magazines is a leading publisher of monthly magazines in the U.S. in terms of total circulation (ABC June 2010) and reaches 73 million adults (Spring 2010 MRI).

Wow, this magazine is full of every kind of recipe! I decided to go with a casserole dish and a slow cooker dessert recipe for my review. Delicious Coconut Rice Pudding. First off, the dessert recipe called for Cream of Coconut. It's not as easy to find as I thought! A sales lady actually told me to look in the liquor Dept. and sure enough they had a bottle of it. I was looking for a can, but the 3 stores I checked only had coconut MILK. You want CREAM of coconut, it's thick. This took 5 hours on low in my crock pot, and smelled the house up with delicious coconut scent! YUM! But even more yum is how it tasted!! Oh my! Then you sprinkle toasted coconut on top for a pretty garnish (though I didn't care for eating it with the pudding). Going to have to keep this recipe and make more often.

check next to the mixers in the liquor dept. for this cream of coconut

For dinner I decided on this Spanish Chicken and Rice (Arroz con Pollo). I love an all in one kind of dish. Do you like those green olives? I do, but only to eat 1 or 2 at a time and they're even better to cook with. This was a pretty simple recipe, you cook the chicken separately, then the rice and veggies, then you add it all together and bake (I went ahead and put all mine in a 9x13 instead of 2 smaller dishes, you can freeze one for later if you want). I was eager to try this, since I've only ever had this kind of dish once before (Hi Penny!). However, I was a little let down, as there wasn't enough flavor to this. *sigh* The seasonings were just salt, pepper, garlic, onion and paprika. Oh well, I'm glad I tried it!

THREE "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" readers will win a copy of Slow Cooker, Casseroles, Soups & Stews Magazine too!

(This is a must before any extra entries will be accepted!)
1. Become a MIH Blog Follower with either Google Friend Connect or by RSS/email and tell me what's your favorite slow cooker meal? (feel free to share recipe links!)


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4. Follow along with my MIH recipe blog if you're hungry!

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I wrote this review for "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" about Slow Cooker, Casseroles, Soups & Stews Magazine. I received free product to keep for this review from Hearst. All opinions for this review are that of myself & family. Product info & stock images provided by PR or Co.

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38 Lovely Comments:

debbie said...

I am a gfc follower. I make a really good caribbean jerk pork roast. I don't really have a recipe- it is one of those that you throw everything in, but the kitchen sink.

carole said...

I love making stew in my crockpot...meat comes out so tender

Sugar Dipes said...

I am a MIH follower (sugar dipes)
My fav slow cooker meal is chili! It is a family favorite!

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Sugar Dipes said...

Follow at MIH recipe blog (which is awesome) :)

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Deborah in Atlanta said...

My favorite slow cooker meal doesn't come out of a cookbook. My husband and I love to make what we call "homemade soup". If we have a hambone left over, we start off with that, or maybe leftover check, beef, whatever...doesn't make any difference. We even make our soup without meat. I start off with a jumbo can of tomato juice, then add sliced cabbage (we sometimes buy slaw mix), a can (or two) of tomato chunks, corn, onions, baby lima beans, okra, potatoes, carrots, and from there, we just start branching out. Three colors of bell peppers. String beans. Careful and don't fill the crock too full, or it will overflow and you'll have a mess. I generally add my salt and pepper, boullions, etc in-between layers as we're adding more and more ingredients. Once we've added everything we want, the last thing we do is add a few spoonfuls of cooking oil on top of everything. Such a simple thing, yet I forgot it once and the flavor just wasn't the same. Our "homemade" vegetable soup.

Jennifer said...

I follow:)
My favorite slow cooker is crockpot pizza...i love pasta and its so good

Rachel C said...

I'm a new follower :)
and I love mac and cheese in the slow cooker!
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Joann said...

I am a follower and my favorite slow cooker meal is pot roast with carrots,potatoes and onions! Yum!

Joann said...

following you on twitter @jbdownie
and retweeted

Mindi said...

I follow you on GFC, and my favorite crockpot meal is pot roast!

Mindi said...

Following and tweeted!!/mae_01_sw/status/44755508132974593

Mindi said...

I like you on facebook and commented on a post!

Jeannette said...

i'm a blog follower via GFC.

our favorite slow cooker meal here has to be pot roast. i haven't found an easier way to make beef SO tender and delicious!! yum.

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janetfaye said...

I follow your blog on GFC - janetfaye

I like Chicken with Marinara Sauce in the slow cooker.

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janetfaye said...

I follow your recipe blog - janetfaye

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Candace said...

My favorite slow cooker recipe is a Cheesy Chicken that my kids love. I got it from this site:
Your Chicken and Rice looks fabulous!!
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Candace said...

I'm a facebook fan and said hi (candace r) readysetwin at gmail dot com

Nancy said...

I am following via GFC as Nancy.
My favorite thing to do in the slow cooker is chicken and dumplings.

polly said...

follow gfc
i love to make corn chip chili in the slow cooker

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Anonymous said...

I follow you on Facebook and said hello on your page.

Anonymous said...

I follow you on twitter
and tweeted message.

Anonymous said...

following your recipe blog.

shana said...

GFC follower! I like to do venison steaks with onion soup mix in my slow cooker
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