Well it is August and time for a new cookbook of the month. This month I didn’t do Rachael Ray again but did go with one of her fellow Food Network stars. I chose Sandra Lee’s Semi-Homemade Cooking 3, I really like this cookbook and of all of the the recipes I have made so far, I have had great success.
The book is divided into chapters and each chapter is a different type of food. From “Comfort Food” to “Italian” to “Mexican” to “French” and “Soul Food” and “Pan Asian” and “Restaurant Remakes” and a “Secret Family Recipe” section; this book had it all. It had a wide variety of desserts, tasty breakfast foods, hearty entrees, and even a variety of beverages for the whole family. There is even a section at the front of the book that has information about ‘specialty’ ingredients and what to stock your pantry with for each section of the cookbook.
I like Sandra Lee’s recipes because ‘semi-homemade’ is sometimes a necessity in this busy world we live in. However, the majority of the recipes appear to be very tasty and you could easily pass them off as ‘made from scratch’ (I won’t tell if you won’t).
One of the best parts of this book is that not only are all of the recipes quick, easy and use ingredients you can find at you local grocery store; BUT there are tons and tons of pictures. Pretty much each and every recipe has a picture.
Of course, like pretty much every cookbook I get there are a bazillion recipes I want to try and I am having a hard time narrowing it down. Luckily there are 5 Mondays this month!
When I was trying to decide on the title of this post ( because you know I can’t just title it anything) it got me thinking….. Do you think that all the Food Network stars are friends or do you think they are secretly enemies? Do you think they all have a love hate relationship and get along and support each other on TV but secretly are out to get one another? Just wondering….