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Growing up the only time the slow cooker came out of its resting place was when we were having chili. Recently, I have been wanting to use my slow cooker for more than just for chili.  So I’ve been checking out a variety of cookbooks for more recipes. Did you know that you can cook oatmeal in the slow cooker? It is great. You can put the ingredients in before you go to bed and have breakfast waiting for you upon waking.

I have learned so much from the books I’ve checked out  from the Library about slow cookery. Did you know that you can make risotto in the slow cooker? No more standing at the stove and constantly stirring. You can even make polenta in the slow cooker.

The Italian Slow Cooker by Michele Scicolone has several recipes for making polenta and risotto. There are even a few dessert recipes.

Another book that I thoroughly enjoyed was the 1001 best slow-cooker recipes cookbook you’ll ever need by Sue Spitler with Linda R. Yoakam. There is a great recipe for cube steak stew. It was delicious and I’ve been spreading that recipe around. This cookbook also has recipes for drinks, sides and even a few salad selections.

The Library has several more books on the subject of slow cookery. To see the other cookbooks, go to the catalog and under the keyword subject box, type in slow cookery. As the Italians say…. Mangia! Mangia!