Phyllis Pellman Good is best-known for her series of Fix-It and Forget-It cookbooks featuring hundreds of slow-cooker recipes. This newest offering stems from her desire to provide people with tried and true family favorite recipes. These are not gourmet recipes with hundreds of obscure ingredients. They are basic, friendly foods that help even novice cooks feel successful and able to prepare home-cooked meals.
Just as with her previous cookbooks, Fix-It and Enjoy-It! contains systematic categories that help you find what you’re looking for easily. Types of foods include: Appetizers and Snacks, Breakfast and Brunch Dishes, Breads, Soups, Main Dishes, Pastas and Pizzas, Grilling, Vegetables, Salads, Desserts, Snacks, Candies, and Beverages. And the Main Dish and Dessert categories are even further broken down by type as well.
As you can see, the possibilities are endless. There are over 600 recipes, so there is definitely something for everyone. Each recipe contains information about its preparation and baking time, so that you can choose one that will fit in with your preparation time schedule. Ingredient lists and directions are clearly outlined and simple to follow. This would make an excellent gift for someone needing a basic cookbook with many good-sounding ideas. The only thing that could improve this book is a section of photographs—it’s always helpful to see at least some of the foods already prepared.
If you are looking for a basic, down-home cookbook for you or someone you know, Fix-It and Enjoy-It! is a wonderful choice and every cook, no matter how experienced or inexperienced, will discover a recipe to try.