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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

Join me every week for Win-It Wednesday, with 24-hour giveaways just for you!

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 Myra April 21, 2011 at 11:52 am

I love to make apple butter in my crock pot! Your house smells like a dream, and it's so beautiful and delicious!

2 sandra K321 April 21, 2011 at 11:56 am

My kids will actually eat a beef roast if I cook it in the crock pot with Golden Mushroom soup, onions, and real mushrooms.

3 sandra K321 April 21, 2011 at 11:57 am

I subscribe to your feed via Google reader as Sandra K321.

4 molly April 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I am making a yummy salsa chicken in my crock pot right now.

5 molly April 21, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I am also a subscriber

6 Sarah April 21, 2011 at 12:17 pm

My favorite thing to cook is a pot roast.

7 Sarah April 21, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I'm a facebook fan

8 Tiffany April 21, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I cook a lot in my crockpot. But my favorite is salsa chicken for enchiladas.

9 Tara L April 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I cook beef pot roast in my slow cooker!

10 Tara L April 21, 2011 at 12:40 pm

I follow the DSM community on FB. Tara Lieb

11 Tara L April 21, 2011 at 12:41 pm

I follow DSM and Stephanie O on Twitter. deallieb

12 Margie April 21, 2011 at 12:42 pm

I like cooking chicken and dumplings in the slow cooker.

13 Tara L April 21, 2011 at 12:42 pm

I follow DSM and Stephanie O on Twitter. deallieb
http://twitter.com/#!/deallieb/status/61107362974531584

14 Margie April 21, 2011 at 12:42 pm

I also subscribe to email.

15 Tara L April 21, 2011 at 12:42 pm

I subscribe to your blog via email.

16 Jennifer April 21, 2011 at 12:43 pm

It more like what don't I cook! I cook everything in mine! Almost everyday I use it!

17 Jennifer April 21, 2011 at 12:44 pm

I like you on fb!

18 Jennifer April 21, 2011 at 12:44 pm

I subscribe via e-mail!

19 Heather M. April 21, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Beans, lol.

20 Jen Fitzpatrick April 21, 2011 at 1:10 pm

I love to make corned beef in the crockpot

21 Nancy April 21, 2011 at 1:11 pm

I love to cook roasts

22 Jen Fitzpatrick April 21, 2011 at 1:11 pm

I follow you on facebook

23 Jen Fitzpatrick April 21, 2011 at 1:11 pm

I follow your rss feeds

24 Nancy April 21, 2011 at 1:11 pm

I follow dsm on fb

25 Nancy April 21, 2011 at 1:12 pm

I follow stephanie and dsm on twitter.

26 Paula April 21, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Today I have lasagna in my crock pot. Trying this recipe for the first time.

27 Nancy April 21, 2011 at 1:17 pm
28 Stacy April 21, 2011 at 1:25 pm

I just subscribed to your blog via email.. and ran into this giveaway right after doing so.. Alright!! I'll keep my fingers crossed...

29 Aimeemomof2 April 21, 2011 at 1:27 pm

I love Stephanie's rotisserie crockpot chicken, from her blog.

30 Cathy April 21, 2011 at 2:01 pm

I've been making chicken broth with veggies almost every week for the past 2 months. When I put the meat in it seems to get too soft, so I've either been adding the meat just before serving or adding a can of beans. Yummy. I'd love to try out new recipes.

31 Kristy April 21, 2011 at 2:02 pm

I make a roast, potatoes and veggies.

32 Kristy April 21, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I subscribe via email.

33 Joni April 21, 2011 at 2:09 pm

I make a delicious vegetable beef stew that my husband and I love.

34 Karen Gonyea April 21, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Chili :)

35 Karen Gonyea April 21, 2011 at 2:09 pm

E-Mail Subscriber ;)

36 Andrea April 21, 2011 at 2:13 pm

I make pot roast, or chicken in my slowcooker ( :

37 Andrea April 21, 2011 at 2:13 pm

I follow DSM on fb.

38 Mary April 21, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I love to make pepper steak.Not only does it taste great , its also really healthy

39 Amy Bravo April 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm

I make everything in my slow cooker--especially soups!

40 Amy Bravo April 21, 2011 at 2:56 pm

I am a member of DSM on FB

41 Amy Bravo April 21, 2011 at 2:56 pm

I subscribe via RSS

42 April April 21, 2011 at 3:14 pm

I look to cook pot roast in the slow cooker.

43 mari April 21, 2011 at 3:30 pm

my favorite is brisket

44 mari April 21, 2011 at 3:30 pm

i follow you on facebook

45 amy b. April 21, 2011 at 3:31 pm

I love making meat in the slow cooker. It is always fork tender and falls apart.

46 mari April 21, 2011 at 3:31 pm

i'm an email subscriber

47 Amanda April 21, 2011 at 3:42 pm

I cook ribs, roast, chicken. In the winter I try to do at least one slow cooker meal a week.

48 Amy L April 21, 2011 at 3:51 pm

I follow you on facebook! :)

49 Amy L April 21, 2011 at 3:51 pm

I love to make pork roast into shredded pork tacos or bbq pork for sandwiches!

50 Jessica-MomForHim April 21, 2011 at 3:55 pm

I'm making peanut butter chicken as we speak!

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