I knew this cookbook was going to be a good one when I went to buy a copy of it and couldn’t find one anywhere. Everywhere online was sold out, as well as many of my local bookstores. I finally found one lonely copy – thank goodness! So it’s obviously popular. And you may be wondering why I chose this book – when clearly it was written with men in mind. Well, these recipes aren’t just for men!! This is a very basic, beginners cookbook that I’m sure the target audience is people who don’t cook very much – if at all. The recipes really are very basic and simple, but that is what drew me into it. I love the basics, and when you get a basic right, it’s a very good thing!!
Cooking Times Listed in Recipes: yes
Both prep times and cook times! Yay!!
Number of Photos: none
There are a few drawings, which are quite helpful – like how to carve a turkey or different cuts of meats. But no actual photos.
Difficulty Level of Recipes: easy
This is the perfect cookbook for a novice cook! I really think that anyone could cook from this cookbook.
Availability of Ingredients: easy
Any neighborhood grocery store should carry all of these ingredients.
Breakfast Burritos – 8 out of 10
Baja Fish Tacos – 8 out of 10
No Bake Cheesecake – 9 out of 10
Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf – 9 out of 10