Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I love this cookbook!

Let me just say, I love to cook. Love it. I started cooking with my mom when I was 7, and I haven't stopped. There are times when I want to be innovative and experimental and come up with my own recipes. Those days are called weekends. But during the week, I do NOT have time for that. I run a business that requires long hours, plus I have a 10-year-old who doesn't see the point of doing homework. Or chores. Or listening to his parents in general.

I am a huge of The New Best Recipe, which I use all the time. So I snapped this up when I saw it at the bookstore a couple of weeks ago, and I've used it practically every weekday since.

Everything that I've made from here has been easy and delicious, even according to my son, who has annoyingly  surprisingly discriminating tastebuds. The recipes really have taken only 30 minutes to prepare. For the non-cooks out there, each recipe contains tips to save time. For instance, it might tell you to brown the chicken, but advise you to chop the onions while the chicken is browning. There are also tips that even seasoned cooks might not know. It recommended using refrigerated pizza dough (I buy mine from Trader Joe's) to make fresh rolls instead of buying the brown-and-serve variety. Worked great!

I know this cookbook isn't for everyone. But I highly recommend it if you don't have a lot of time and are even remotely interested in cooking.


  1. I've been in a huge cooking rut lately -- just doing the same few dishes over and over. This book looks great, especially the quick and easy part.

  2. Thirty minutes? That truly sounds great!

  3. I never have any time. This is perfect!

  4. Thanks for the introduction! I love the quick and easy cooking part!

    Have a lovely weekend, Michelle!



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