Today on our Page on Facebook, we asked this question...
Whether it's your trusty cast iron skillet, your slow cooker or your favorite baking dish, we want to know...what's your MOST essential kitchen tool?
We've had lots of creative responses but MANY folks count one of these as
their most essential. It's a good thing too because this week's
Cookbook of the Week is...
Just by reading the title of this book, you might think you can guess what's inside, and chances are, you'd be partially right.
What makes this book special though is that not only does it include recipes suited for slow cookers, baking dishes and stovetop skillets, it also breaks each of those essential kitchen tools into 3 special sections.
Let's take a look at the chapters...
So you can see that, under each section, you'll find recipes that take 5 ingredients or less, ones that are extra simple to put together and also recipes that you can whip up in one dish - something we can all appreciate.
This book is geared toward all of you who like to save time (and effort!) in the kitchen but don't want to sacrifice flavor or comfort. Add Slow Cookers, Casseroles & Skillets to your collection and we know you'll find yourself referring to it every week!
Here's a sample recipe, perfect for warming up a chilly winter day like today...enjoy!
Beef Tips & Gravy
Shared with us by Susan Ice of Simpsonville, South Carolina, this recipe will fill your home with the savory smells as it cooks and the tender beef will just melt in your mouth when it's finished. A family favorite from Susan's kitchen to yours!
1 c. all-purpose flour
1 t. onion powder
1 t. garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
2-1/2 lbs. beef tips or stew beef, cubed
2 to 3 T. oil
1 c. water
.87-oz. pkg. brown gravy mix
1/4 c. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 c. soy sauce
mashed potatoes or cooked egg noodles
Mix flour and seasonings in a large plastic zipping bag. Add beef; shake to coat beef thoroughly. Pour oil into a large heavy skillet and heat over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add beef to skillet; brown on all sides. Blend water, gravy mix and sauces in a slow cooker; add beef. Cover and cook on low setting for 6 to 8 hours, or on high setting for 4 to 5 hours. Add a little water if needed to thin gravy mixture. Serve over mashed potatoes or cooked noodles. Serves 4 to 6.
Want to see more of the recipes from this book up close and personal? Click here to view the special photo album we created from the Preview Parties hosted for this book!
Keep an eye out later this week for more recipes, helpful tips and a surprise from our Cookbook of the Week...stay tuned.
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