My Cookbook is Out!

I am taking a break from our normally scheduled recipe for an announcement. Today is the official publication date of my cookbook! I am so excited. It is hard to believe that something I spent an entire, hot summer developing and writing is available now on a library or book store shelf and of course, on Amazon. In the book you will find 300 slow cooker recipes, all with an eye towards using fresh ingredients and not a single one calls for condensed soup! I think you will enjoy it.

I am giving away a copy to one lucky reader. Please leave a comment on this post to be eligible to win. The comment must include your email address.


  1. Nakiya @ Taste of Baltimore


    I'd love a copy πŸ™‚ tasteofbaltimore [at] gmail [dot] com

  2. Congratulations!!!! And hooray for slow cooker recipes that don't involve cream of anything soups. This would definitely help with the weight loss our family is working on!

  3. How exciting! I look forward to taking a look. I'm always on the lookout for healthy recipes for the crock pot!

  4. Congratulations! I imagine having some tangible evidence of all that hard work (other than food, which disappears quickly) feels incredible.

    I'd love a copy – cfitz621 [at] aol [dot] com. I hope this doesn't throw me out of the running, but if I don't win, I'll probably buy one πŸ™‚

  5. Congrats! I'd love to win a copy! πŸ™‚

  6. I'd love more healthy crockpot recipes! Congrats on the cookbook.

  7. Congratulations!! I would love a copy.

  8. I would also love a copy of this cookbook. With the crockpot making a resurgence in popularity and the need for healthier options, I can see this being a bestseller. Great job!

  9. Heather (Heather's Dish)

    LOVE it! i would love love LOVE a copy of that!

  10. Nice job! Well done you!

    Kim AT beerlens DOT com

  11. WOW – congratulations! I'm so looking forward to this – I just love using my slow cooker. Way to go – looks like a great book!

  12. I hardly ever use my slow cooker since everything always seems to blah in it. Would love to win a copy of your book!

  13. A slow cooker recipe book WITHOUT a million recipes that require condensed soups?!? How wonderful!

    jenniferlee (dot) hsu (at) gmail (dot) com

  14. So proud of you, Rachel! I can't wait to try out some of your recipes because I'm a big fan of your blog!
    Know I have an idea for my recipe loving friends at Christmas time.


  15. thats so cool. congrats!

    qnrogue at

  16. Judy@nofearentertaining

    I have been waiting for this one to come out!!! Congrats!!! I would love to win a copy but if not I will still HAVE to buy it…love my crock pot and hate using condensed soups.

  17. Congratulations! That's awesome πŸ™‚


  18. Congratulations and how serendipitous! I am currently meal planning for the next two weeks, and was lamenting how few good slow cooker recipes I have — and I love my crockpot! We try to eat healthy and my husband is lactose intolerant, so many slow cooker recipes just don't work for us. Your cookbook looks wonderful! My email is erin [at] gringuitica [dot] com. Thanks!

  19. Congrats! I would love to win a copy![at]

  20. Oops, that was the first time I've left a comment on a blog and I didn't mean to be anonymous…
    Love, Gail.

  21. Wow! No condensed soup, nice. Congrats, it's a great accomplishment.

  22. Congrats that is so awesome! notoriousmle at yahoo.

  23. Congratulations! This is exactly the cookbook I need!!!

  24. Congratulations!! I would love, love, love to win a copy of this cookbook! I do a slow cooker recipe every Sunday just as soon as the weather cools off!

    sidewalkshoes2 (at) gmail (dot) com

  25. Wahooo! Congratulations! I've been soooooo looking forward to this! I'll bet your over the moon!

  26. 300 recipes, i need 65 more so that i can use my slow-cooker everyday! πŸ™‚ congratulations!!

    i'd love a copy! stephaniemcfadden[at]

  27. Congrats Rachel!
    My roommate and I look at your delicious photos and delicious recipes all the time, you are a constant source of inspiration and great meals!

    I love anything that emphasizes fresh ingredients. You are doin' stuff right my dear, and it shows!

    I'd love to win a copy πŸ™‚
    aviva.maltin[at]gmail[dot]com yay!

  28. Congrats Rachel – how exciting!!

  29. huge congrats! it's already on my wishlist. can't wait to check it out!


  30. Oh wow! Congratulations πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  31. Congratulations, that's so awesome! I'd love a chance to win a copy! πŸ™‚

    lennonninja AT

  32. Congrats! I'd love to win.

    grandeskinny (at) gmail (dot) com

  33. Congrats! Would love a copy to use over the cooling fall and winter months! πŸ™‚

  34. Nice!
    I'll have to look for it so I can pick up a copy.

  35. Oooh oooh! It looks awesome. Congratulations! And you won me over with the "no cans of soup" comment. moni_eran AT

  36. I just tried your slow cooker pulled pork with pear butter barbecue sauce so I would bet other awesome recipes would be in your cookbook. Hope I win!

  37. I think I love you!

    I cant wait to read it. The book will definitely help me lose some pounds and still enjoy eating!


  38. Congratulations! I love your blog and recipes and I love my crockpot, so there! πŸ™‚ I have made many of your recipes over the years.

    sulkygrrl (at) gmail (dot) com

  39. Congratulations! Can't wait to get a copy. My slow-cooker is seriously underused.


  40. Congrats… that's exciting! (And I'd love a copy, if for no other reason than to justify getting a slow cooker! My email's monkeydreaming (at) gmail [dot] com.)

  41. I love my crock pot, and having your cookbook will undoubtedly make me love it more! πŸ™‚

  42. Nancy Grossi ~ Churned In Cali ~ The Wife of a Dairyman

    First of all, Congratulations!!! That is so exciting! I can't wait to get into and read your cookbook. I use my slow cooker all of the time:)

  43. Hooray! I'm so happy for you! I'm a long time reader and I e-mail your recipes to so many people… now I have a book I can refer them to or order as a gift (or get for myself!)

  44. Congrats on your new cookbook!! I'd love a copy since I love your recipes and blog.


  45. Congrats to you! This sounds like a great cook book, I try to cook with "whole" foods as much as possible. Thanks for the chance!
    itsworthalook !at! gmail !dot! com.

  46. I am glad to hear that not one of them uses a condensed soup!!

  47. i don't use my slow cooker because most recipes call for condensed soup or dry icky mixes, so this book looks wonderful!

  48. oops, forgot my email address:

    kdjmom3 [at] gmail [dot] com

  49. This looks great! My sister, a new mom working full time, just bought a slow cooker and would LOVE this book.


  50. Oh, that's so exciting – congratulations! This is the perfect cookbook since my family works a 9 to 5 schedule so it's such a hassle to have dinner at a decent hour. We just bought a crock pot in hopes of evening/morning prep, but we haven't been brave enough to try anything yet. Even if I don't get a free book, hopefully my library will get a copy soon! (ashleyso2030[at]

  51. I love your blog and am very excited for you. Congrats. If I don't win can you just whip me up some of that pumpkin bisque? Thanks!

  52. Kristi aka Fiber Fool

    Congrats! I'm looking forward to getting to thumb through it and see if it will suit my family as we love the slow cooker.

    fiberfool (at) gmail

  53. This sounds perfect for us! We've started eating less preservatives, etc. I love using my crockpot but have trouble finding healthy recipes.

  54. Congratulations! I'm having a baby in December and I have a feeling I'll be super dependent on my slow cooker – I'd love to win!

  55. Well, I already love my crockpot, so this would prolly only increase the love…

  56. Kathy - Panini Happy

    Many congrats to you, Rachel! If I don't win the giveaway, I'll be sure to pick up a copy. πŸ™‚

  57. I love my Slow Cooker and am always looking for new recipes! Congrats on your book publishing!

  58. Congratulations! It's so refreshing for there to be a slow cooker cookbook that doesn't use condensed soup!


  59. Fantastic! A crockpot cookbook with healthy recipes!
    wsagefrm [at] yahoo [dot] com

  60. congrats! sounds like just the type of book i need.


  61. Congratulations! I just bought my first slow cooker last week. I still have yet to cook anything in it as I have been working so much.

  62. Congratulations, Rachel! Just the thing for a busy family!

    F. Plvan

  63. I hate condensed soup, and it's so hard to find a good crockpot recipe without it. I'd love a copy of the book, and congratulations! alison418 at gmail dot com.

  64. Congratulations!

  65. Awesome! I've been hooked on your blog for weeks now, cooking something every time I get a chance. Blew some guests out of the water with your recipe for bbq pork chops!! And now a cook book….


    Keep up the good work and good food!!!

  66. Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)

    Congratulations, Rachel. It's no small achievement to complete a cookbook!

  67. This cookbook looks amazing! I have pledged to try and use my slow cooker more often, so this sounds perfect. πŸ™‚

    schatfield (at) berkeley (dot) edu

  68. Congratulations!

    I'd love to get a copy. πŸ™‚

  69. I am so happy for you! at least someone accomplished something this summer, that is to say, when I had the time I was broke, when I had the means I was babysitting crowds of children…All summer long….. Makes for a good excuse anyway!

  70. Congratulations! How exciting πŸ™‚ I'd love to win a copy of the book!!

  71. Congratulations — I'm excited to see the recipes!

    (ladylynn71 at hotmail dot com)

  72. Oh this sounds great, I need to get my hands on it for this winter. Hate how so many slow cooker recipes assume you don't want to do more than open some cans.

    alisonkc at gmail dot com πŸ™‚

  73. Oh this sounds great, I need to get my hands on it for this winter. Hate how so many slow cooker recipes assume you don't want to do more than open some cans.

    Pick me pick me!! πŸ™‚

  74. I love my crockpot, but I only use it to cheat on making congee. I'd love to figure out other things to make that are healthy!

  75. Congrats!!!

    I'd love to win your cookbook!


  76. Congrats! I like the idea of a slow cooker cook book that doesn't use any condensed soups!

  77. This looks really, really good!

  78. Congrats! I'd love to win a copy.

  79. Would love this! Fresh food + slow cooker = a young mom's dream!

    lindsaymillerks (at) hotmail (dot) com

  80. Congrats!


  81. Congratulations!

    P.S. Just made your cherry lime jam and it is FANTASTIC. Thanks!


  82. This sounds like a great cookbook…I would love to win it!

    joellenzafacon at gmail dot com

  83. Now this, this is the kind of slow cooker cookbook I've been looking for! I have a rigid stance against using canned soup in the crockpot!

  84. Jessica ( frellathon )

    Congrats that is seriously awesome. My mother has been searching for a slow cooker cookbook that she likes. Coincidence I think not perfect timing. Count me in please.
    Congratulations again πŸ™‚


  85. Congratulations Rachel! And having tried many of your blog recipes already I know that the recipes in your new book will be a joy to make and eat πŸ˜‰ I'm a big slowcooker fan (I got one for christmas last year) so if I don't win the give away I'll definitely order one!

    erbar [dot] franziska [at] gmail [dot] com

  86. Looks great!

    A shame we don't have slow cookers in Europe (or at least not that I am aware of, any inputs welcomed πŸ™‚ ).

  87. Congratulations, Rachel. Win or lose, I need to own a copy of this book. Thanks for your consideration.

    Dave Budgar

  88. congrats!


  89. Congrats! How exciting!

  90. Congratulations!!!! I'll be looking for this in the store πŸ™‚

  91. Congratulations! I'll definitely pick up a copy (if I don't win) because this is definitely a void in my cooking knowledge. Simple & healthy sounds incredibly awesome:)

  92. Congrats! I'd love to win a copy πŸ™‚

    kimbrown25 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  93. Congratulations on the cookbook!
    ryan and tiffany (at) gmail (dot) com

  94. Congratulations on the cookbook!
    highermiles (at) gmail (dot) com

  95. Congrats! I would love a copy!

    laurenbflower (at) gmail (dot)com

  96. Whether or not I win, I will be picking this up! There are too many bad recipes for slow cookers out there…this looks great!


  97. This looks like an amazing book! Congratulations!

  98. Congratulations on your book! Any chance of it coming out for the Kindle? that's my preferred format nowadays, and I would love to buy a copy that way.

    If your giveaway is still active, I'd still love to be entered. bonnielyons [at] clearwater [dot] edu Thanks!

  99. That is so cool! I love my slow cooker and ended up with 4 after our wedding…yep! Kept them ALL! They do come in handy. I would love a copy!

  100. How exciting for you! I love my slow cookers! I ended up with 4 after our wedding and kept them ALL! I would love a copy!

  101. Congrats on the cookbook! I pretty much stopped using my slow cooker because all the recipes called for processed foods we don't eat. So this is great!

  102. I'd love to learn how to better use my slow cooker. I've been debating getting rid of it for years.

    annie dot lanning at gmail dot com

  103. Yay! I love my slow cooker and would love ideas for healthier recipes for the slow cooker.

    calgarygal [at] gmail [dot] com

  104. So exciting, and I can't wait to get my hands on your new cookbook! Congratulations on the publication, and I would not be sad if a free one landed on my door step (because payday isn't for another two weeks)!

    katy.hite [at] gmail [dot] com

  105. So happy for you! And so excited to dive into the book, but I wouldn't object to a free one appearing on my doorstep… payday isn't for 2 more weeks. πŸ™‚

    katy.hite [at] gmail [dot] com

  106. Congrats! Very exciting.

  107. Sounds great! I've been on the lookout for good slow cooker recipes and would love to get better use out of mine. If I'm lucky enough to win its my blogger account at gmail

  108. Lauren (athlEAT)

    Wld love a copy of this!


  109. I would love a copy! Congratulations!!

  110. Yay! Healthy crock pot recipes!!! Congrats!

  111. Hooray! And congratulations! I adore my slow cooker, and whether I win a copy of your cookbook or get a copy on my own, I can't wait to take a look! (punchitin[at]

  112. Your cookbook looks great! I have never posted on your blog before, but I diligently read and store your recipes away for future nights. I love using my slowcooker but admit I stay away sometimes because recipes that use it tend to use too many processed foods. This cookbook looks like it could change all that! Congrats!

  113. Congrats!!!! I'd love to win a copy.


  114. THIS is the slow cooker cookbook I've been waiting for. Maybe my slow cooker will stop collecting dust now.

    slkwinn [at] gmail [dot] com

  115. Congrats on the new book. I'm a fan of your blog recipes so I will be sure to check out your new cookbook!

  116. I am so excited for this cookbook! Congrats!

  117. Wow! I stumbled across this blog today in my search for a recipe for dinner, and I love this book! Easy dinners are almost always not healthy, this looks like the exception! I'd love a copy!!

  118. Congrats!! I would love to give a copy to my mom! She will love your Baltimore-inspired recipes — she's from Parkville, but moved away 40+ years ago. She gets so jealous any time I brag about picking crabs, smelling a neighbor cook sauerkraut, or going to a bull and oyster roast. And I think the use of fresh ingredients will encourage her to remember her childhood – minus the canned food her mom served up!

    Thank you!

  119. Congrats!! I would love to give a copy to my mom! She will love your Baltimore-inspired recipes — she's from Parkville, but moved away 40+ years ago. She gets so jealous any time I brag about picking crabs, smelling a neighbor cook sauerkraut, or going to a bull and oyster roast. And I think the use of fresh ingredients will encourage her to remember her childhood – minus the canned food her mom served up!

    Thank you!

  120. that is soooo awesome! an entire book on using just a slow cooker? that's pretty epic.
    i think my bf and i will have fun cooking with your book. slow cooker = more time behind closed doors πŸ˜‰

  121. Congratulations! So exciting. I would looove to get my hands on a copy of this being that I just went back to work full time and I'm eating healthier than ever before. This would be perfect!!

  122. Congratulations!

    I'd love a copy! kverbenko [at] gmail [dot] com.


  123. Awesome!! Congrats!


  124. Congratulations! We need more slow cooker cookbooks like this out on the market. I would love a copy. My e-mail is unraveledyarn [at] yahoo [dot] com.

  125. Congratulations!! How exciting πŸ™‚ My fiance and I are going to register for a slow cooker – so this cookbook would be a fabulous addition to our new lives together in the kitchen!

  126. Congrats, what a feeling of accomplishment!


  127. Sounds like something I'll need to buy anyway, if I don't win. Congrats to you! Your name and work in print is a BIG DEAL, no matter how you slice it.

  128. Congratulations! I obviously haven't read the book yet but want to offer my preemptive THANKS for a slow-cooker cookbook focused on good ingredients. I've yet to read one with recipes that I would actually cook (see: condensed soup) and am very excited for yours!!!

  129. Congratulations! It is so disappointing to buy a crockpot cookbook only to discover that it is full of recipes calling for condensed soup. Looking forward to getting a copy of this. Thanks!
    alissabrown [at] gmail [dot]com

  130. How exciting! Congratulations! I would love a copy πŸ™‚

  131. How exciting! Congratulations! I would love to have a copy πŸ™‚

  132. Oh heaven! Recipes from you, for the crockpot! The best of both worlds. I'll have to buy the book if I don't win πŸ˜‰ cblaser [at] videotron [dot] com

  133. Congratulations on the cookbook! Would love to win a copy!
    katidyd at hotmail dot com

  134. Congratulations!! I'm sure it's all delicious! My email is roadtripkaraoke AT gmail DOT com

  135. Congratulations! I'm so excited you published a cookbook. Way to go πŸ™‚

  136. With the fall coming soon here in Pennsylvania, I could use some new slow cooker recipes!! Please pick me!

    lotusgurl76 [at] gmail [dot] com.

  137. I got a slow cooker as a present last year and I have had SUCH a hard time finding recipes that are healthy, fresh, and tasty. This cookbook looks excellent!



  138. Big congrats on the cookbook! What an accomplishment! I would love to have this cookbook….I love the idea of a slow cooker, but I hate the condensed soup that inevitably seems to be involved! I would love to win…