Dinner

Clark, Melissa. Dinner: Changing the Game. New York: USA: Clarkson Potter/ Publishers. 2017.

SUMMARY:
With the premise that each included recipe is meant to be a complete dinner by itself, author Melissa Clark shares delicious recipes, easily obtained ingredients, well organized directions, and beautiful photography in her new book, Dinner. Organized into categories, each recipe includes a personal thought, smart cooking tidbits, and lots of menu variety. Effortlessly able to be made and served, dinner is solved…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Definitely a spectacular looking cookbook, the recipes are simple though not necessarily what I was anticipating. Full of more ethnic recipes than I expected, this book is sure to tempt our palates and widen our tastes. While I may need to substitute a few ingredients (due to personal preference and healthy diet restrictions), I actually cannot wait to try several of the meal ideas. Under the basis of each recipe being complete, I did find either a salad or loaf of bread would complement the dinners perfectly. With many of the recipes accompanied by stunning photographs, this cookbook would make a wonderful gift for busy families, newlyweds, empty-nesters and cookbook lovers.

RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Dinner from Blogging For Books for my honest review*

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A New Way To Dinner

Hesser, Amanda. Stubbs, Merrill. Food 52: A New Way To Dinner: A Playbook of Recipes and Strategies for the Week Ahead. New York, USA: Ten Speed Press. 2016.

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SUMMARY:
With busyness surrounding us everywhere, everyone could use some help…especially when it comes to dinner. Authors and co-founders of Food 52, Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, set up dinner for each week with seasonal favorites, a grocery list, full weekday meals, complete recipes and accompanying photographs. With the premise of making a week full of meals on the weekend before, there are also informational tidbits, personal stories, additional recipes for the included ingredients and cooking helps. Printed on sturdier paper in a well organized manner, A New Way To Dinner may make life a bit easier and definitely more delicious…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
What a useful cookbook! With fresh recipes according to seasons, Food 52: A New Way To Dinner is a beautiful book sharing the necessities of cooking for the week on Sundays. Following the full menus is easy with creative recipes full of inventive recipes yet common fare. Perfect for busy families, traveling couples or retired seniors, it would make a wonderful gift as well as kept for personal use. Ease and innovation paired.

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of A New Way To Dinner from Blogging For Books for my honest review*

Cravings

Teigen, Chrissy. Cravings: Recipes For All The Food You Want To Eat. USA: Clarkson Potter/ Publishers. 2016.

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SUMMARY:
Written by TV host, model and home chef, Chrissy Teigen, the new cookbook Cravings is full of everyday, favorite, hearty meals and recipes. Easy to make, delicious to eat, and fun to share, each included recipe can easily be made from staples in the pantry. Though the recipes may not allow exact nutritional guidelines, each is easily changeable as needed. With a rather Thai-influenced assortment of items, most are preparation-friendly and ready to pass. The accompanying photography of each recipe is appreciated.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Mostly a food-driven cookbook, there are also extra pictures and personal stories from the author as well. Though not quite what I expected (due to not being a follower of Chrissy Teigen), several of the recipes actually were delicious though needed some easily-achieved deviations (less salt, less fat, more raw). Not a diet book but full of tasty meals, this cookbook is sure to be a favorite among many.

RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Cravings: Recipes For All The Food You Want To Eat from Blogging For Books for my honest review*