You almost certainly own a slow cooker – 80 percent of American households do. For more than thirty years, its unbeatable convenience and practicality have made it a staple of busy families, enabling anyone to return to a home-cooked meal at the end of a hectic day. Many slow cooker recipes, then again, have relied on less-than-healthy convenience products. Now, Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann’s Not Your Mother’s® Slow Cooker Cookbook takes a completely fresh look at cooking with this popular appliance. This comprehensive collection of 350 recipes combines the ease of slow cooking with the fresh, wholesome ingredients and exciting flavors of today’s kitchen.For days when there’s just no time for prep, there’s Orange and Honey Chicken Drumsticks or Country Ribs with Onions, Apples, and Sauerkraut. For (reasonably!) less hectic days there’s Tangy Tomato Brisket or Lentil and Red Pepper Soup. Stay out of the kitchen when guests arrive with Duck Breasts with Port Wine Sauce or wake up to breakfast with Hot Apple Granola Oatmeal. Hensperger and Kaufmann offer dishes for every period of time, without compromising on taste, quality, or variety. And Not Your Mother’s® Slow Cooker Cookbook showcases the best of home cooking whilst profiting from a global melting pot of flavors – so cooks can serve Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya in the future and Japanese Beef Curry Rice another. All of the classic slow cooker recipes are here, plus many more adventuresome and innovative dishes. There is also practical information on the various kinds of slow cookers, their up to date accessories, and what sizes are best for what purposes.