Slow cooking is the perfect way to create succulent, tender, and flavor-packed dishes. And today's slow cookers are bigger, better, and more versatile than ever-which makes slow cooking a great way for busy people to prepare wonderful meals in advance. You prepare your meals hours ahead of time, leave the ingredients to cook for several hours while you carry on with your life, and have delicious results when mealtime arrives. * Includes advice on how to use your slow cooker * Explores recipes using meat, poultry, fish, seafood, and vegetables * Includes ideas for drinks and desserts Both beginners to slow cooking and knowledgable gourmets will find exciting dishes to add to their repertoires. Simply prepare and switch on, then relax and enjoy the wonderful cooking aromas, as your slow cooker transforms your ingredients into a taste sensation that you'll be proud to serve. Ideal for soups, stews, vegetables, and desserts, the slow cooker is as versatile as it is convenient to use. This handsome book provides simple instructions on the principles of slow cooking, tips on preparation, and guidlines for newcomers to slow cooking. But author Gina Steer's main focus is on imaginative recipes. From a piquant wild mushroom and chile soup to succulent braised lamb shanks, vegetable goulash with sour cream topping, and tempting desserts like sticky date and toffee pudding, you'll find recipes the entire family will enjoy.