If you haven't busted out your crockpot yet this winter what are you waiting for? I've got the super mini for sauces, the mini for dips, a 4 quart for soups or smaller meals, and a 6 quart for larger roasts. Obviously not all sizes are required but they definitely are useful.
I made several hot dips and appetizers in my mini crock for holiday gatherings, two of my favorite being spinach dip and hot artichoke dip. The artichoke dip in this crockpot cookbook is dead on. Eating hot or cold leftovers this dip is great with veggies or chips.
I tend to be a person who generally does not follow a recipe to the letter, and especially when it comes to crockpots I just throw a bunch of stuff in, but if you're more of a cook who needs instructions and guidelines I really like what this cookbook has to offer. The variety is there and it's not all the typical things you would necessarily put in a crockpot.
I also tried her vegetarian chili recipe and her tortilla soup recipe, although for the soup I did take aspects of another soup recipe I love and combined the two with a great end result. The vegetarian chili I did follow almost exactly minus the corn that is listed and it was delicious.
Please check out Carrie's website: Ginger Lemon Girl and all she has to offer. I can't wait to try more tasty options that she's written about.