tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2206298082780423356.post7007682351291493090..comments2014-09-15T08:57:06.660-07:00Comments on The Book Vixen - A Romance Book Blog: In My Pocket (19)Brianna (The Book Vixen)http://www.blogger.com/profile/08609905630959271042noreply@blogger.comBlogger5125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2206298082780423356.post-7453150021643404542013-03-19T12:35:16.332-07:002013-03-19T12:35:16.332-07:00it&#39;s so much easier than regular cooking That...<i>it&#39;s so much easier than regular cooking</i><br /><br />That&#39;s music to my ears!Brianna (The Book Vixen)http://www.blogger.com/profile/08609905630959271042noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2206298082780423356.post-46768148808714798702013-03-19T12:17:14.345-07:002013-03-19T12:17:14.345-07:00I&#39;m making an Italian pot roast today. The bes...I&#39;m making an Italian pot roast today. The best thing about it is that it takes about 20 minutes to throw everything in the crock pot, then you are done! There will be a bit of additional work at the end to thicken the gravy, but it&#39;s so much easier than regular cooking. JenMhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08381388317577838604noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2206298082780423356.post-24395133898057926892013-03-19T11:30:00.940-07:002013-03-19T11:30:00.940-07:00Thanks for the recommendation - I&#39;ll check tha...Thanks for the recommendation - I&#39;ll check that book out. I&#39;m really excited and can&#39;t wait to finally get a slow cooker in my hands :)Brianna (The Book Vixen)http://www.blogger.com/profile/08609905630959271042noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2206298082780423356.post-38058492598919253232013-03-17T10:16:43.650-07:002013-03-17T10:16:43.650-07:00My mom never used a slow cooker, so I didn&#39;t e...My mom never used a slow cooker, so I didn&#39;t either until a few years ago when a friend recommended I get one. Now, I rarely cook anything else. It helps that my hubs doesn&#39;t like roasts, but he loves stews of all kinds. I don&#39;t have a specific blog I go to, but whenever I want to make something in the slow cooker, for example, chili, I google &quot;slow cooker chili&quot; or &quot;crockpot chili&quot; and usually get a slew of recipes. I&#39;d also highly recommend The Everything Slow Cooker Cookbook by Pamela Rice Hahn. When I first got mine, I bought this plus several others, and this one is consistently good. <br /><br />PS, if you like Mexican, I have a fantastic and really easy way to make slow cooker shredded beef, which I then use for tacos, burritos, etc. and it freezes really well also. Basically, you throw a rump roast or bottom round roast into the slow cooker with a 24 oz jar of salsa (mild, medium or hot, whatever you prefer), cook for 7-8 hours until it shreds easily, pull the meat out, scoop out most of the liquid, then shred the meat and mix back in with the remaining cooked salsa liquid. It&#39;s amazing how good it is. You can make it wetter by mixing back as much or little of the cooked salsa liquid as you like. JenMhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08381388317577838604noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2206298082780423356.post-22282590660922026602013-03-16T09:40:56.426-07:002013-03-16T09:40:56.426-07:00Love the bookworm infographic-if they&#39;d gotten...Love the bookworm infographic-if they&#39;d gotten my numbers, their totals would have been much higher :)Bookworm1858http://www.blogger.com/profile/03934853089105345052noreply@blogger.com