Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


January 13, 2012

Skinny Ms. Slow Cooker Cookbook a QVC sellout

CROSSVILLE — No time to cook healthy? Not so, according to Skinny Ms. Slow Cooker. The sellout cookbook features healthy, unprocessed recipes to conveniently prepare in a slow cooker. QVC announced a second sale of the popular cookbook Skinny Ms. Slow Cooker on their program "Kitchen Ideas with Jill" Sunday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. QVC offers the cookbook at a discounted price of $16.73 plus shipping and handling.

The cookbook is filled with natural slow cooker recipes that fit right into one’s healthy lifestyle. With 155 recipes that include Chai Tea Cocoa Latte, Ranch Turkey Sliders, Stuffed French Toast, Cod for Fish Tacos and Lemon Poppy Seed Bread Pudding, there's something for every taste bud and every meal.  This comprehensive cookbook recently sold 17,000 copies on QVC.

To watch the program "Kitchen Ideas with Jill," online, tune in on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at To subscribe, log on to Beginning Feb. 9, the cookbook will be available on and other national outlets for $24.95  plus tax. Subscribe to for a monthly newsletter filled with motivational support, tips, tricks and strategies to start, maintain or improve a healthy lifestyle.

By offering healthy recipes for the slow cooker and fitness tips and hints, Skinny Ms. Slow Cooker authors Gale Compton, a resident of Cumberland County, and Tiffany McCauley, have gained thousands of loyal fans. In less than two weeks of starting, they secured 77,000 “likes,” while helping people use healthy food to restore or maintain health. People are drawn to this healthy, easy lifestyle, which, as they explain, does not necessarily require a person to be overweight before beginning to change the way they eat.

The popularity of this “skinny” way of life is driven by Skinny Ms. devotion to flavor-filled, nutrient-packed recipes like Chicken Florentine, Sweet Potato and Kale Stew, Cranberry and Pumpkin Spice Granola, Pomegranate Poached Pears, Zucchini Tahini Spread and Vegetable Lasagna, just to name a few. The use of the word “skinny” explains the goal of helping people maintain the weight they view as healthy.

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