Slow cookers are incredibly popular among home cooks, and with good reason -- easy to use and cost, time, and energy-efficient, slow cookers are an ideal way to get dinner on the table fast. This book will provide slow cooker aficionados with expert advice on choosing the right slow cooker, tips on ideal foods for slow cooking, and of course, a wide range of great-tasting recipes.Whether you're a busy working parent cooking for a family or a hostess preparing make-ahead appetizers for a party, there's no question that the slow cooker makes preparing any meal quick and hassle-free. Haughton includes chapters on Appetizers, Dips, and Drinks; Soups and Chowders; Pasta and Pasta Sauces; Chicken and Turkey; Beef, Pork, and Lamb; One-Pot Meals; Vegetables and Sides; Breakfast and Brunch; Preserves, Chutneys, and Salsas; and Great Slow Cooker Desserts. The huge range of recipes highlights the versatility of the slow cooker -- there are 253 recipes in all, for tempting dishes such as Hot Artichoke Dip, Sweet Corn Chowder, No-Fuss Lasagna, Turkey Mole, Hungarian Goulash, French Toast Casserole, and Chocolate Creme Brulee. All the recipes include straightforward instructions and call for basic, fresh ingredients, and most dishes require only one pot to prepare. With expert advice on all things slow cooker and recipes for beloved classics and innovative new dishes, Slow and Easy is a must-have for every slow cooker devotee.