Book Review: The 150 Best Slow Cooker Recipes

I recently received a copy of The 150 Best Slow Cooker Recipes, now in its second edition. The book came out a decade ago but has been revised for its 10 year anniversary with 25 more recipes and many more gorgeous full color photos (full-page size as well). It is a lovely book to flip through.

The book covers Appetizers & Fondues, Soups, Beans/Lentils & Chilies, Beef & Veal, Pork & Lamb, Poultry, Fish/Seafood and Vegetarian , Grains & Sides and Desserts. This second edition also contains more vegetarian and vegan friendly recipes, giving something for everyone. It is well laid out and easy to use.

If a cookbook has breakfast recipes I will often try one out. This book has a very basic recipe for slow cooked oatmeal so I tried it out – and it made Kirk happy with ready-to-eat oatmeal for a couple of mornings! He just needed to sweeten it and nuke it for a minute. Good for the days when I cannot get out of bed till 8 am….

I adapted the recipe and followed it but then added raisins to the mix before cooking.

Hot Oatmeal (Page 230)


  • 1¼ cup old-fashioned oats
  • ¼ to ½ tsp salt
  • 4 cups water
  • ½ cup raisins


Liberally grease a small slow cooker (no bigger than a 3½ quart size).

Add in the ingredients, stir gently.

Turn on to low and let cook 8 hours or overnight.

Stir well and serve with brown sugar and finely chopped nuts.

PS: Also works with cinnamon added, a teaspoon works well.

Serves 2 to 4.


FTC Disclaimer: We received a review copy for potential review.



  1. I don’t know why I never thought to make oatmeal in the crockpot! Genius! 😀

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