Ask Marilyn – “Crock Pots and Other Quick Meals”

by Marilyn Markel in Learn

Have questions about a recipe, cooking techniques, cooking tools or ingredients? Hosting your first dinner party or holiday gathering and need some ideas or tips?

Marilyn, our Cooking School Manager, is here to answer all of your cooking questions. We will protect your anonymity so feel free to ask anything, even the questions you never dared to ask about cooking. From novice to pro, this advice column is for food people, by food people.

Ask the questions you want answered!

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Reader Question:

I can’t cook worth a bit and I’m tired of going out all the time, can you please recommend a cookbook using a crock pot?? Thanks!!  
- Tara

Marilyn’s Answer:

Hi Tara,

Thank you for your question! A few years ago cooking teacher and author Diane Phillips wrote a slow cooker cookbook with other 400 recipes that I would recommend – “Slow Cooker: The Best Cookbook Ever”. There are a lot of other options for time saving meals as well! Many of our cooking classes can help you with time management cooking. You can view our Chapel Hill and Mt Pleasant class schedules online. If you roast a chicken or buy a roasted chicken, you can organize and create multiple meals. Our Chapel Hill store has a program called Dinner For You, where you can pre-order a delicious dinner 5 nights a week and pick it up. It’s a very reasonable way to eat nutritious meals five days a week without any preparation or planning on your part. There are also many ways to “cook your dinner” from a salad bar, besides just making a salad! For example, if you have on hand flour tortillas you can select fillings for quesadillas from a salad bar and make a very quick and easy dinner! I hope these tips help.

Thank you,