Yes, I was a slacker this month and only made 3 recipes from this month’s Cookbook of the Month – The Joy of Cooking. But it’s not because there is a lack of recipes in this book!! Actually, it is almost overwhelming because it is full of so much information!!
I have mixed feelings about this book:
- SO many recipes. Even if you just need a head start or an idea to get something going, you will most likely find some helpful information in this book.
- Simple recipes. You won’t find a recipe that goes on for pages.
- SO many recipes. It is a bit daunting. And a lot of the recipes are ones that I would never make. Like the ones for stewed pigs’ feet or calf head. Ewww.
- Simple instructions. I honestly believe that you might have a hard time with this cookbook if you are a beginner cook. There is not a lot of instruction or guidance – mostly just an outline.
So basically, the pros are also cons, and the cons are also pros! But really, I think it’s a great book to have on hand for reference. I don’t imagine it will become my favorite cookbook, but I know I will get lots of use out of it.
Butterscotch Bars – 4.8 out of 5 stars
Cream of Tomato Soup – 3.8 out of 5 stars
Banana Cream Pie – 3 out of 5 stars
The cookbook of the month is another one that is coming straight from my shelf – Family Circle’s All-Time Favorite Recipes. Sometimes at night when we are sitting around watching tv, I’ll grab a cookbook off the shelf to flip through. This one caught my eye, and before I knew it, I had tons of recipes bookmarked. So I figured it would be a great time to make it the Cookbook of the Month!