Once again I get the pleasure of reviewing the newest cookbook from Gooseberry Patch; Slow Cooking All Year Round.  Having four kids involved in extracurricular activities there are plenty of nights that I turn to my slow cooker to have dinner ready for us when we return home.  I’m sure a lot of you can relate!  When I review a Gooseberry Patch cookbook I always like to give something “extra” to go along with the book.  It’s my way of saying thank you for reading Flour Me With Love.  This time I knew the perfect gift would be a slow cooker and Hamilton Beach has graciously sent me the Deluxe Set & Forget 6 Quart Digital Slow Cooker and they are also offering one to you.  You can win the cookbook and slow cooker!   

I have a lot of recipes for my slow cooker, but not a cookbook…until now!  Gooseberry Patch has dedicated an entire cookbook (with more than 225 recipes) to slow cooking.  I love how they divided the contents into seasons too!  You have Warming Winter Dishes, Simply Speedy Springtime, Slow & Easy Summer, and Hearty Harvest Favorites.  They also offer time saving tips for every season that will inspire you all year around.  I got straight to work reviewing the recipes.  They’re easy, they use every day ingredients and the directions are simple!  Today I’m going to feature the Chocolate Pudding Cake and another recipe at the end of the week.

Ingredients are as follows:

3 C milk
3.4 oz. pkg. cook & serve chocolate pudding mix
18 1/2 oz. pkg. chocolate cake mix (plus the ingredients on the box to prepare it) 
optional garnish:

frozen whipped topping, whipped cream, or ice cream

Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
Whisk together the milk and dry pudding mix.

Pour into the slow cooker.

Prepare cake mix according to package directions.

Carefully pour batter into the slow cooker; do not stir!

Place a paper towel on top of the pot to absorb the excess moisture, secure the lid and cook on high…

for 2 1/2 hours…I love the digital features!

The cake is done and you can see some pudding!

Spoon some cake out, garnish, pour a little bit of pudding on top and enjoy!

As you can see this is just one of the fabulous recipes in Slow Cooking All Year Round. There are so many more and I’d love for you to win the cookbook plus this fancy slow cooker.  All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what your favorite slow cooker recipe is 🙂 Please note: since there are so many comments only a certain number are shown.  You will see a “load more…” underneath the comment box; click here to see your comment displayed.


Contest Closed!  Congratulations to:
Our families favorite crockpot recipe is cheesy chicken and rice! Amy
Thank you all for entering, it is greatly appreciated! 

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 This contest ends on March 3rd, the winner will be notified via email; you have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.  Due to shipping we can only ship to U.S. addresses; no P.O. boxes. 

Please note that I was provided with a Gooseberry Patch cookbook to review, however opinions stated are my own.  I was also provided with a Hamilton Beach Slow cooker to review and the opinions expressed are solely my own.