When I got married 2 years ago, no one bothered to shop off our registered list we told them about. Instead they all chose to buy things we had or never needed to start with. I had 2 crockpots my mother gave me which I, in turn, gave away because I didn't see the point. One of the many gifts I didn't want was a crockpot. 3rd time is a charm, huh? I decided I was meant to have one and got this book to see if they really were "all that".
I have had this book since it first came out, I love almost every singlerecipe in it. Learned, though, I am not a fun of Curry. YUCK! hehe.
After reviewing the other comments, I would say that that people in CA and "northern" states can't eat anything where you taste the food and not the salt. I have found nothing boring about this recipes. yes, a lot call for a "can" of something, but the point is cheap, fast, and ready when you are. If you want fancy, hard to make, and takes too much time to bother with then a crockpot might not be what you are looking for.
I loved this book so much, I bought the new one "Fix-It and Forget-It Recipes for Entertaining." I only have one complaint. One reviewer said "This cookbook offers many delicious, nutritious, and easy to assemble dishes that you can throw in the crockpot (or slow cooker) and leave to live your daily life!"
How do they know? It doesn't list the values of the food.