Top positive review
Best cookbook I've had in a looooong time!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 31, 2009
Most cookbooks I buy have one or two recipes in them that I like but Rachel Ray's Big Orange Book is different. I have really enjoyed this cookbook and have made many of the recipes. I live in a small northern town and I can't always get the exact ingredients for the recipes but I have successfully substituted other ingredients whenever necessary.
While most may not think of Rachel Ray's recipes as camping food, I took this book with me while camping with my family this past summer. My kids have never like hotdogs, but I made Rachel's Ballpark Burritos and they were a hit! Now if make hotdogs, the Ballpark Burritos are the only kind they want. I've also tried many of her burger recipes and we have liked every one of them. The Winter White Lasagna is super easy to make and it tastes really good. I made two pans of it for some guests this summer and I didn't have any leftovers.
I like her combination of ingredients. She definitely is a lot bolder than I am with combining different flavors and I've been pleasantly surprised with many of the recipes.