Top positive review
Favorite basics cookbook by far!
Reviewed in the United States on July 27, 2019
This book has well tested recipes with tons of variety: familiar American flavors done well, explained simply, and covering the basics my 11 year olds want to know.
Things that caught their eyes: Pancakes, French Toast, Waffles, Eggs (hard boiled, fried, and scrambled), Breakfast Tacos with Bacon, Blueberry Muffins, Monkey Bread, Smoothies, Yogurt & Berry Parfaits, Granola Bars, Stovetop Popcorn, Salsa, Guacamole, Cheese Quesadillas, Nachos, Hummus, Lemonade, Iced Tea, Hot Chocolate, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Tomato Soup, Oven-Fried Chicken, Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry, Beef & Bean Chili, Pizza (dough & sauce included), Corn Bread, Mashed Potatoes, Buttermilk Biscuits, Honey Butter, Banana Bread, Chocolate Sheet Cake, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Brownies, Strawberry Shortcake, Chocolate Sauce...
Things that additionally caught my eyes: veggie wraps, caprese panini, glazed salmon, quinoa, roasted broccoli, sesame noodles, strawberry cream paletas... I am attaching pictures of the index so you can read more.
The thing about good cookbooks is they should show you what you know you want to learn and help you discover other things that you never knew existed but suddenly might be enticed into learning. This book does that, and does it really well because ATK tests their recipes so thoroughly, that if you follow the directions you are guaranteed a good quality meal. Leaving a beginning cook satisfied with a positive result is what this is all about. And frankly this is a book I would recommend for college students because it doesn’t talk down to you; it’s just presenting good food.
Final word to the reviewer who was grateful to not “have” to watch their children in the kitchen: Yes, yes, you really do, but your relationship will be so much better for having spent real time together. Just do it.