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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!

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4 misty April 21, 2011 at 4:28 pm

I love pot roast.

5 Nicole April 21, 2011 at 4:34 pm

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6 LaTanya April 21, 2011 at 4:40 pm

I usually cook a roast or a whole chicken in my crockpot. I really should find more recipes to cook using my crockpot, especially with summer coming!!

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8 Vickie April 21, 2011 at 4:52 pm

my top four of MANY faves:
Southern BBQ
Old Timey Pot Roast w/ Cola
Chicken Paprikas
Dessert...Various Fruit Cobblers

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11 Robyn Ely April 21, 2011 at 5:11 pm

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14 Katy P April 21, 2011 at 5:14 pm

A LOT! One thing I like to make though is beef stew or BBQ beef.

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20 Carrie M April 21, 2011 at 5:23 pm

I'm a fb fan and email subscriber AND crockpot cooker :) Though I don't venture too far from traditional recipes and would love a cookbook like this one!

21 Cheryl S April 21, 2011 at 5:23 pm

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22 Cheryl S April 21, 2011 at 5:24 pm

I love to cook "salsa chicken" in the slow cooker. Throw in a few chicken breasts, a cup of salsa, some black beans, canned corn, and a can of condensed soup (I like cheddar cheese, but the "cream of"s will also work). Cook until the chicken is done, shred it, add about 1/2 cup sour cream if you'd like, and you have a great meal to serve over rice or in tortillas!

23 Catelin April 21, 2011 at 5:27 pm

My favorite is Ranch/Bacon/Cheese chicken! Yummy!

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25 Kris I. April 21, 2011 at 5:28 pm

I like cook beef stew in my crock pot!

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29 Julie April 21, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Beef stew!

30 Idaho Jill April 21, 2011 at 5:42 pm

love to do pulled pork in the crockpot!

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35 Rebecca April 21, 2011 at 5:47 pm

We love to cook a roast in the crockpot.

36 Debbie P April 21, 2011 at 6:00 pm

I love to cook pot roast in my slow cooker.

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38 Denyse April 21, 2011 at 6:02 pm

I love my slow cooker. I put in pork chops and then a bottle of bbq sauce and cook on low for 8 hours. So tender and delicious!

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40 Heather Ratliff April 21, 2011 at 6:03 pm

I cook whole chickens, but I'd love to cook more!

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42 Frugal Science Gal April 21, 2011 at 6:05 pm

I make pulled pork sandwiches in the slow cooker!

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44 Hoang April 21, 2011 at 6:10 pm

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45 Rachael Mercer April 21, 2011 at 6:14 pm

We do meatloaf, pork roast, sirlion roast, and more in our crockpot!

46 Susan April 21, 2011 at 6:14 pm

My husband is from New Mexico and we love to cook "POSOLE" in our slow cooker! YUM......but I'd love some more recipes!

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50 Angie April 21, 2011 at 6:21 pm

I love to cook a roast with potatoes and carrots in the crockpot!

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