The Mexican Slow Cooker by Deborah Schneider caught my eye as it combines two things I adore - Mexican food and the slow cooker. The recipes do require more hands on work/time than a normal slow cooker recipe. This might hinder someone who needs to throw everything in before heading out for work. Since I am home most of the time, I am okay with that.
My favorite section has to be the "Basics, Rice, Beans, and Other Sides". These items are the building blocks for many other recipes in the book. They can also easily be used as the base of your own creations. The Mexican Slow Cooker also covers street foods, soups, and even desserts.
While this might not be my favorite cookbook, it does have enough redeeming qualities that I would keep it. I will definitely use the recipes in the "Basics...." section. That alone will earn it a permanent home on my bookshelf.
disclosure: I received this book from Blogging for Books but was not otherwise compensated for this review. All opinions are my own!