Mexican Food + Slow Cooker = I’m In! {Cookbook}

I’m about to take you on two little personal stories before we get into the real good stuff, so here we go.

Story One: My husband and I moved from California a few years ago to start our family in Arizona and we have loved every bit of this experience, although, I must admit I do miss like wake-up craving, drooling, can’t think of anything else type of miss my favorite Mexican restaurants back in So. Cal. Whenever we drive back “home” I am always trying to figure out how to make our GPS route take us by one of the streets without my hubby realizing my true intentions. Even when my mom would visit, she has on more than one, more like several occasions taken a burrito as part of her “carry-on-luggage” to bring to me. Yeah! I love Mexican Food.

Story Two: When my husband and I got married we received 9 Crock-Pots. True Story.

Which now brings me to The Mexican Slow Cooker Cookbook.

I am pretty sure when award winning author & executive chef, Deborah Schneider decided to write her fifth Mexican cookbook she researched me and thought, “I am writing this specifically for Jaclyn Douma.” Yep, that’s what she thought.

And then, as if this book filled with savory Mexican dishes all made in the convenience of your slow cooker couldn’t get any better, she went and included an incredible section of Mexican desserts that I have only ordered off menus, yet never dreamed of making. Pan y Chocolate, Dulce de Leche Flan, Pan Dulce con Manzanas each demonstrating the full ease and potential of your Crock-Pot while producing these mouth watering and traditional Mexican dishes.

So now, the question is, what will I be doing with my 9 Crock-Pots? Well, lets just say that I am glad that I have plenty of counter space because they will each be plugged in,  slow-cooking me some Enchiladas, Soup, Tamales, Rice and DESSERT! Wanna join me for a fiesta?

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Meet our SWEET Writers :: Jaclyn

“Reprinted with permission from The Mexican Slow Cooker: Recipes for Mole, Enchiladas, Carnitas, Chile Verde Pork, and More Favorites, by Deborah Schneider, copyright © 2012. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc.”

Photo credit: Maren Caruso © 2012

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