I am not ashamed to say that I love my crock pot. I am a busy person and I love the ability to just dump things in a pot and have something yummy to eat a few hours later. I was getting bored of my small selection of crock pot recipes so I checked out a stack of cookbooks and my kids and I went through them over the weekend. This was our unanimous favorite. I loved the variety and the choice to make a dish super-fast with prepared ingredients (cream of mushroom soup) or completely homemade. My kids liked the yummy recipes. We tried the chicken pot-pie with nummy success. Make It Fast, Cook It Slow is a great cookbook for busy families.