But the last section really takes the cake: Desserts. I have never thought that I could produce such amazing desserts in a slow cooker, but Pye includes decadent and surprising recipes here: Green Tea-Poached Winter Fruits, Peach and Blueberry Cobbler with Spiced Pecan Topping, Warm Chocolate Lava Cake; even Elephant Ears with Hot Caramel Sauce and Ginger Crème Brûlée! In a moment of epiphany, I realize that I can cook the first Double-Duty Dinner dish one night, and the next night use my slow cooker to prepare one of these desserts while I dress up the leftovers with the second recipe from Double-Duty Dinners. I am incredibly excited.
Without a doubt, I see Slow Cooker Winners becoming one of my go-to cookbooks for everyday meals and unusual dishes to awe guests when entertaining. Of course, I look forward to preparing all of the recipes I have mentioned here, but there are so many (300, in fact), that there are dozens more I could not even mention, complete with non-slow cooker side dishes, that I am equally eager to try. This is a book that will stand the test of time, and I am sure that I will come back to the recipes contained in these pages year after year, with great pleasure.