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Win-It Wednesday: The More Make it Fast, Cook it Slow Cookbook (10 Winners!)

by Tara Kuczykowski on April 20, 2011 · 693 comments

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New York Times bestselling author Stephanie O’Dea has a new book, More Make it Fast, Cook it Slow, where she breaks down slow-cooker meals into three categories of frugal meals: $7, $10 and $15 meals, and these meals aren't your standard slow-cooker fare with options ranging from mint chocolate fondue to leg of lamb with rosemary and lemon.

I've always been a fan of using my slow-cooker, but I've rarely ventured beyond the tried and true recipes that my mom passed on to me when I got married. I love that Stephanie's book encourages getting outside of your comfort zone with the crock pot. I would have never considered making lasagna in my slow-cooker otherwise!

I bought four cans of John McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oats off of Amazon a few months ago... and then I, ahem, forgot to cancel my Subscribe & Save order, so I ended up with eight cans of oatmeal and not a clue how to cook it easily. So I was really excited to try Stephanie's ingenious method for making them in the crock pot.

I threw all of the ingredients together last night and simply let it cook while we were fast asleep. Yes, apparently I slept right through a possible tornado touching down nearby! Anyhow, it was nice to wake up to a hearty breakfast that simply needed served with a little fruit and milk on top.

I'll probably do a little tweaking to the recipe because I've always preferred my oatmeal made with milk, so I missed that bit of richness that milk adds. I'm guessing that Stephanie used more water to keep the price of the recipe under $7, and it's perfectly delicious as is -- that's just my preference.

I'm totally looking forward to trying more recipes from More Make it Fast, Cook it Slow! Be sure to check out Stephanie's blog, A Year of SlowCooking, as well.

Ten lucky Deal Seeking Mom readers will each win a copy of the More Make it Fast, Cook it Slow cookbook by Stephanie O'Dea.

To enter, tell me what your favorite thing to cook in your slow-cooker is.

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Every reader has four methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, three, or four for up to a total of 4 entries!!!

If you are reading this in your email or feed reader, please CLICK HERE to visit the original blog post to enter. Email entries will not be counted.

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. What do you cook in a slowcooker at home?

2. Join the Deal Seeking Mom community on Facebook for more conversation, additional deals and a peek at the freebies I receive in the mail each week. Come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you've done so!

3. Follow @DealSeekingMom and @stephanieodea on Twitter and tweet the following. Be sure to come back and leave a separate comment with the link to your tweet!

Enter to win 1 of 10 copies of @stephanieodea's Make it Fast, Cook it Slow cookbook from @DealSeekingMom: http://dealseekingmom.com/?p=76333

4. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

Prize:
(10) More Make it Fast, Cook it Slow cookbooks

This giveaway ends at 9 p.m. EDT on 4/21 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I’ll use And the Winner Is to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!

{ 693 comments }

1 LauraF April 21, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Red beans and rice with sausage

2 Lori Z. April 21, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Beans and lentils--it's my favorit way to get them soft

3 Heather Ratliff April 21, 2011 at 6:22 pm

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4 Paul April 21, 2011 at 6:23 pm

BBQ are my favorite.

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7 Terri April 21, 2011 at 6:35 pm

My favorite meal to cook in my slow cooker is definitely pot roast with new potatoes and baby carrots. Melts in your mouth. Yum!

8 Margo April 21, 2011 at 6:41 pm

In my crokpot pot roast is the best!!!

9 Lisa April 21, 2011 at 6:50 pm

I like to make rump roast in a slow cooker---- It is sooo good!!!!

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11 Linda Davis April 21, 2011 at 6:54 pm

My favorite is a pot roast; but escalloped potatoes come quite close!!

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13 Jenna April 21, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Cream cheese chicken is my fave to cook

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15 jeanie April 21, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Roast is my favorite to cook in a slow cooker!!

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20 troy April 21, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Deer roast or stew meat!

21 Sara April 21, 2011 at 7:20 pm

I like to cook pork loin in my crock pot that we make into BBQ pork sandwiches. One of my husband's favorites!

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23 shelly aka allysmama April 21, 2011 at 7:23 pm

I love to cook roast with potatoes, carrots and onions!
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27 Shelly :) April 21, 2011 at 7:41 pm

I love to cook chili but that is about it at this point!

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30 jenny April 21, 2011 at 7:42 pm

I love to make a turkey breast in the crockpot!

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34 Kim Pollock April 21, 2011 at 7:57 pm

I like to cook BBQ and a roast, sometimes chilli too.

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37 Amy B April 21, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Love to make chicken tortilla soup in the crockpot!

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39 Liz April 21, 2011 at 8:34 pm

I do chicken pot pie and shredded chicken tacos in the crock pot.

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