Stephanie O'Dea - Cookbook Author & Food Blogger


Stephanie O'Dea - Cookbook Author & Food Blogger

Stephanie O'Dea - Cookbook Author & Food BloggerStephanie started slow cooking as a newlywed and new mother as a way to save time and money in the kitchen. In 2008, she took her love for slow cooking to the Internet and made a New Year's Resolution to use her slow cooker every day for a year and write about it online.

This simple idea resulted in a highly-trafficked Web site and three cookbooks (her first cookbook spent six weeks on the New York Times best sellers list) and a housekeeping shortcut guide for busy moms (Make it Fast, Cook it Slow cookbooks, Totally Together: Shortcuts to an Organized Life).

Stephanie said she actually really wanted to start a blog to see if she could make a bit of money at home while tending to her children.

"I liked the idea of a food blog because it was a tightly-focused niche and I wouldn't have to share too many personal details of my family life," Stephanie said.

Stephanie has appeared on Good Morning America and The Rachael Ray Show. Stephanie's recipes are in her cookbooks, appear on, and have been featured in major women's magazines such as Real Simple, Parenting, Woman's Day, Woman's World, Parade, and on

Stephanie said she seems to have a knack for looking at a recipe and figuring out a way to slow cook it.

"I'm known to eat restaurant food, take notes on a napkin, then come home and figure it out in the slow cooker," Stephanie said. "Also, since we're a gluten free family I am unable to use the canned condensed soup that many traditional slow cooker recipes require."

As such, Stephanie said she tries to use from-scratch ingredients often.

"But I must admit, I've got a soft spot in my heart for Velveeta and bacon," she said.

Stephanie's Links:

A Year of Slow Cooking





Stephanie's Recipes on AllFreeSlowCookerRecipes:

"Baked" Brie Slow Cooker Recipe

16 Bean Soup Recipe

3 Packet Pot Roast

All Day Peppercorn Steak

Asian Peanut Butter Pork

Bacon Wrapped Cornish Game Hens

Bananas Foster Slow Cooker Recipe

Barack Obama's Slow Cooker Chili

Beer Cheese Fondue

Bleu Cheese and Dried Cherry Meatloaf

Blueberry Coffee Cake Slow Cooker Recipe

Boston Tea Book Club Punch

Broccoli with Toasted Garlic and Hazelnuts

Brownie In a Mug Slow Cooker Recipe

Candied Acorn Squash Slow Cooker Recipe

Cheese Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Chinese Lemon Chicken

Chocolate Turtle Pudding

Clean Out the Pantry Slow Cooker Chili

Clean-Out-The-Pantry Minestrone Soup

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake

Dijon Corned Beef in the Slow Cooker

Easy Slow Cooker Caramel Apples

Hawaiian Ribs Slow Cooker Recipe

Hoisin Chicken Wings

Honey and Cinnamon Glazed Carrots

Honey Glazed Ham Slow Cooker Recipe

Hot Buttered Rum In The Slow Cooker

How to Make Candles in the Slow Cooker

Irish Cream Coffee

John McCain's Rib Recipe in the Slow Cooker

Layered Dinner: Steak, Potatoes, Corn on the Cob

Margarita Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe

Meat Lover's No Bean Chili

Mongolian Beef Slow Cooker Recipe

Perfect Gluten Free Bread Baked in the Slow Cooker

Perfect Homemade Stuffing

Poor Man's Chili Slow Cooker Recipe

Red Wine Poached Pears

Retro Tuna and Noodle Casserole in the Slow Cooker

Roasted Cabbage and Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Spoonbread Slow Cooker Recipe

Rocky Road Candy for Slow Cooker

Rosemary Leg of Lamb

Salmon With Lime Butter Slow Cooker Recipe

Simple Rice Krispies Treats

Slow Cooked Cowboy Beans

Slow Cooker 'Roasted' Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Slow Cooker 5 Layer Brownie Recipe

Slow Cooker Apple Dumplings

Slow Cooker as a Foot Bath

Slow Cooker as a Smoker: Smoked Brisket Recipe

Slow Cooker as Rice Cooker

Slow Cooker Baked Bean Soup

Slow Cooker Banana Pudding

Slow Cooker Beef and Bean Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Black Eyed Pea Soup

Slow Cooker Blueberry Buckle

Slow Cooker Brandy Spiced Peaches

Slow Cooker Broccoli and Three Cheese Soup Recipe

Slow Cooker Carrot Pudding

Slow Cooker Cheesecake

Slow Cooker Cherries Jubilee

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Nuggets

Slow Cooker Chocolate Covered Strawberries And Apples

Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue

Slow Cooker Chocolate Frito Candy

Slow Cooker Christmas Ornaments

Slow Cooker Coconut Cake

Slow Cooker Cream of Asparagus Soup

Slow Cooker Creamy Turkey Dinner Recipe

Slow Cooker Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Slow Cooker Fried Chicken Recipe

Slow Cooker Fruit Leather Recipe

Slow Cooker Garlic Baked Potatoes

Slow Cooker General Tso's Chicken

Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole

Slow Cooker Hamburger Patties Recipe

Slow Cooker Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Slow Cooker Hot Dogs for a Crowd

Slow Cooker Irish Potatoes Recipe

Slow Cooker Jamaican Salmon

Slow Cooker Loose Meat Sandwiches Recipe

Slow Cooker Macaroni And Beef

Slow Cooker Maple Ham Recipe

Slow Cooker Matzo Ball Soup

Slow Cooker Orange Beef Recipe

Slow Cooker Peanut 'Brittle' Candy

Slow Cooker Peppermint Hot Chocolate or Peppermint Mocha Recipe

Slow Cooker Pesto Spinach Lasagna Recipe

Slow Cooker Pound Cake

Slow Cooker Puffy Pizza Casserole

Slow Cooker Roasted Winter Root Vegetables

Slow Cooker Shrinky Dinks

Slow Cooker Strawberry Jam Recipe

Smoky Country Style BBQ Ribs

Tex-Mex Pot Roast

Two-Hour Cornbread Stuffing

Vampire Chicken: 40 Clove Garlic Chicken

Walnut and Sage Potatoes Au Gratin


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I woll be trying these soon....

I will be trying these soon.....Look so good!


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