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My youngest sis is a very stressed out single mom with limited cooking skills (our mom was not fond of the kitchen). Her job is very demanding, and her 10-year old boy is more than a handful. Due to time demands, she ends up resorting too much to fast food, and as a result (I think) both she and her son have a weight problem.
She wants to change this, and recently bought a slow cooker. I would like to give her a good slow cooker cookbook (or two!) for Xmas.
I looked around at my local bookstore and was disappointed. All the books I found (one by Hensperger and another by Finlayson) were filled with recipes that required so much prep work as to defeat the purpose of using a slow cooker. One of the books (can't remember which) had no pictures, which is a serious drawback for a beginner cook like my sister. And both books seemed more intent on showing off what the slow cooker *could* do (with sufficient help from the cook), rather than on solving the needs of the time-strapped cook.
Any suggestions would be most welcome.
Edited 11/29/2009 2:48 pm ET by Kynnjo <!-- KYNNJO1 -->
Edited 11/29/2009 2:49 pm ET by Kynnjo