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I had three kids in less than five years and cooking dinner used to be very challenging for me. When I first had kids, I would wait until last minute to cook dinner and scramble to throw something together before my husband came home from work. All while trying to enertain my babies. About three years ago, my mom gave me Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook: 1400 Best Slow Cooker Recipes! for Christmas and it was the best gift ever!

With my slow cooker, I could prepare the food the night before or during my kid’s naptime.  My life become so much less stressful when I had dinner prepared and cooking before lunchtime. No more frantically searching for ingredients to put a meal together 30 minutes before dinnertime and ending up with macaroni & cheese for the 3rd time that week. My husband was not impressed.

Now, I make a huge variety of recipes from this book: soups, homemade granola, lasagna, chile rellenos, roasts, whole chickens, beef & pepper rice and baked corn & noodles. Most of the recipes are very simple and quick to prepare, making a huge time saver for busy families or moms with kids, like me. Bonus is that my husband loves the food I cook now and doesn’t have to suffer through macaroni & cheese night all week long.

If you know a slow cooker fan, Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook: 1400 Best Slow Cooker Recipes! is the ultimate slow cooker cookbook and it’s only $22 on Amazon with Free Prime Shipping.

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