Family - General Cooking
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Mon Jan 03 00:00:00 MST 2011tcup42 Rating:5.0
This is a book I have read to my boys over and over again and now recently purchased it for a colleague's young son. You're going to love this one!
Sun Sep 23 00:00:00 MDT 2007331mud Rating:3.0
OK cookbook but not quite what I expected. Since I am a southener I expected more things I was familiar with.
Thu Jun 21 00:00:00 MDT 2012conngirl13 Rating:4.0
I am just an average cook, but this cookbook improved my skills in cooking and baking. My mother was a great cook, but she guessed at measurements, so it was very hard for her to teach anyone. With this cookbook, I followed the directions and also added a few tips from my mother on seasonings and spices. I have gotten high reviews on some of the recipes I have mastered.
Fri Oct 14 00:00:00 MDT 2011cocie Rating:5.0
I have now purchased all the Ina Garten Cookbooks. I discovered that several of my co-workers have her books and love them and I was not disappointed. Every recipe has a photo with it so you know what the dish is supposed to turn out like. If you never cook a single recipe, you will enjoy just reading these books.
Wed Jul 25 00:00:00 MDT 2012inga12 Rating:5.0
We've tried more than half a dozen recipes, and were happy with all but one. Not being happy with a recipe is kind of an issue when you're making enough to freeze for several meals in the future, but that's the risk you take. Once you've put in the initial effort, the convenience is amazing. We plan to try most of the rest of the recipes in the future, and modify as necessary to suit the picky eaters in the family. For a busy family with no time to cook during the week, this is a marvelous resource. We'd tried other, similar, recipe books in the past, but this is the best by far.
Sat Dec 07 00:00:00 MST 2013mzmam Rating:5.0
My friend Jack loved this cookbook and so did his family. Thanks, O.
Fri Sep 08 00:00:00 MDT 2006novicecook Rating:5.0
I don't have experience cooking and I sure don't know much about cooking technique. I have personally made all the recipes my family has enjoyed from this book with "technical" help from my wife. When my wife has made "new" recipes from other sources, we don't know what the final product will be like. With this book, not only do they tell you what the final product should be like, it most likely will turn out that way. I've watched America's Test Kitchen and thought that I could make some of the recipes they prepared. I like how detailed the nstructions are on the show and the book is even more detailed. I've seen Cook's Illustrated magazine in the book store and this book is similar though slightly condensed (explanations of the testing they did and why the final recipe is the way it is). While they have incredible detail on how and why, they do have to assume you have some rudimentary knowledge of cooking technique. So, when I tried the brownie recipe and it told me to "fold" the flour into the batter, I was clueless - fortunately, my wife supervises. They purposely change their recipe from "classic" recipes to make it more likely the average home kitchen has the tools required along with the ingredients being available at your supermarket. The brownies are incredible - the difference between out of the box brownies and the "classic" brownies is why people make food from scratch. Light and fluffy pancakes came out just the way they describe it...not the dense version I usually generate from packaged mixes (my wife had to give me a lesson on flipping pancakes - that's how inept I am in the kitchen). BBQ spare ribs with the BBQ dry rub - just like the ribs I had at "Smokey Bones" in the Atlanta area (the book tells you how to cook grill recipes for charcoal and gas grills). Cheese Straws drew rave reviews at a party (although not as pretty because my daughter and I couldn't get the twists described in the recipe so we just laid it out flat - the guests didn't care). Fallen chocolate cake (molten lava cake) was better than the local Chili's. Every recipe I've made has come out they way they said it would. As a totally novice cook, if I can get good results, then anyone should be able to do the same. As a novice cook, I do run into problems when timing is important when making a recipe the first time - like frozen dough becoming too warm because I took too long with something else before getting to the dough. They assume the average cook can get something done in X minutes while someone like me takes double the time. Fortunately, from America's Test Kitchen, I knew to just throw the dough back into the freezer when it got too warm. On my wife's advice, I am writing all over the book with my own notes on each recipe I make with any adjustments on spices or time allotments so each recipe will be MY Best Recipes. It's a great book.
Sat Sep 05 00:00:00 MDT 2009tgoepper Rating:5.0
Three people in my family have this cookbook and everyone loves it. Beautiful pictures and creative meals.
Wed Apr 23 00:00:00 MDT 2008bigbaker Rating:5.0
I MADE THE BANANA CAKE WITH CARAMEL ICING THE FIRST DAY I HAD THE BOOK, AND MY FAMILY LOVED IT.
Wed Dec 30 00:00:00 MST 2009mermaidvta Rating:5.0
A great book for when you are planning a party or just making a meal for your family! Also, makes a great gift, too.
Wed Jan 04 00:00:00 MST 2012writerjudd Rating:5.0
Every kitchen needs this book. For that matter, every family needs it. I'm continually surprised by how good yet simple these recipes are and how much my family has benefited from enjoying them together at dinner.
Mon Aug 13 00:00:00 MDT 2012moonpie72 Rating:5.0
All I can say is WOW! As far as cookbooks are concerned, this is a Rolls Royce! Without even opening it this cookbook is impressive! It is 889 pages of recipes. Thatís 1,485 recipes at your fingertips, all in one book! Just glancing through the book I see so many recipes I want to try. I find it a real treasure because Taste of Home has put together the very best recipes they have received over the past 20 years. I love the fact that it is a hardback, as in my experience large paperbacks donít hold up for the long run. This is a cookbook that can be used and enjoyed for years to come! It also has something most cookbooks donít: A pretty satin ribbon to mark your place! While it has the usual cookbook categories (appetizers, breads, cakes, etc.) 16 in all, it has some uncommon ones. These include Breakfast and Brunch, Celebrations and Holidays, Condiments and Sauces, Cooking for One and Two, Grand Prize Winners, Mealtime Express, Mom Made it Best, Our Contributors Meals, Potluck Picks, and Sandwiches and Pizzas. You can only imagine the varieties of new recipes available in these special categories! Two categories I was especially excited about was Cooking for One and Two as we are empty-nesters, and Mealtime Express, recipes for quick meals is something we all can use! I look forward to using the Potluck section because I am always looking for new recipes for our church dinners. The recipes were easy to read. The title is I an eye-catching blue. The ingredients are in a bold black print, making it easy to see what you need in a glance. The recipe instructions have the steps numbered for easy following. Recipes that were in the top 100 are marked with a medallion stating this. I liked the fact that each recipe has a personal story that made it memorable for the person submitting it. All color photos are beautiful, high definition, giving them a definite yummy factor. Throughout the book are helpful tips pertaining to the recipe or certain ingredients. I believe this cookbook could easily become a family heirloom to be passed down from generation to generation. But if your kids want one ďBefore youíre done dustín itĒ, as my mother says (which means before you pass on), it would make a fantastic gift for birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, and weddings! This cookbook is a MUST HAVE for your collection! That from now until September 13th Best Loved Recipes is only available through the Taste of Home website: http:/***=BLC71VH04M When you order from the Taste of Home website you'll get an exclusive Taste of Home Baking Guide Free and free shipping. Come September 13th it will be released to the trade and will be available on Amazon , Barnes and Noble and where books are sold. I received this book free from FBS Associates. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissionís 16 CFR, Part 255
Thu Dec 22 00:00:00 MST 2011brettk Rating:5.0
If you have a cook in your family that can't get enough meat, this is the gift for them! I love that it explains the 'why' behind the science of cooking!
Mon Nov 26 00:00:00 MST 2007Rating:4.0
I love the barefoot contessa! This is my least favorite of the collection of cookbooks. The recipes are great, and the photos are wonderful, but alot of the meals in this cookbook aren't really sensible family meals. Great for families with more refined taste maybe.
Wed Nov 02 00:00:00 MDT 2011lovedollie Rating:5.0
I purchased several and gave them to family members and friends. Great receipes and pictures. Everyone loved it.
Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 MST 2014twinkitty Rating:4.0
I bought two of these as gifts for friends and family. It is not a cookbook, but shows how different herbs and spices can be used to produce different flavors.
Thu Nov 05 00:00:00 MST 2009agjjr Rating:5.0
Received quickly in fine condition. Besides the great recipes, the book is simply a great read about families, conflict and recociliation. More than I expected!
Sat Feb 13 00:00:00 MST 2010cvillejill Rating:4.0
I've made several recipes from this book (met with varying reviews from my children), but overall there are some good, inexpensive family-friendly recipes here.
Tue Nov 19 00:00:00 MST 201311midwest22 Rating:5.0
For beginner through experienced. Quality cookbook. Good sensible instructions that clearly have been tested before written. Good practical everyday and special occasion advice on cooking ordinary family food. Nothing exotic that your family wouldn't eat. Good home cooking instructions. Good gift for novices! Will get them started correctly.
Thu Jul 29 00:00:00 MDT 2010pedricksix Rating:5.0
Ina comes through again. I now have her complete series and have always gotten rave reviews from friends and family for everything I've made from her book. Awesome Ina...
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