Saturday, August 24, 2013
Cooking the Books Review
I'm not much for cooking "light" so when my sister and my mom both recommended this book I was doubtful. My sister went ahead and bought it for me for Christmas anyway and I am glad she did. This is basically the go-to cookbook in our house. When we go away to the lake for a week, this is the only cookbook I bring with us because I can count on finding whatever it occurs to us to eat while we are there in this one volume. The recipes are all pretty clearly explained and I have found that the prep/cook time estimates are accurate.
Among my very favorite recipes included here are cajun shrimp (I have made all 3 of the recipes on that page and they were all good); apricot scones; pork tenderloin with rosemary and garlic; french chicken in vinegar sauce with pepper-spiked polenta (my husband's favorite); and skillet beef burgundy.
This book would make a great wedding or housewarming gift. If this were the only cookbook you had you could eat very well for a long time.