Monday, June 25, 2012

Taste of Home Cooking School Cookbook

I am in love with this cookbook. Why? Because I have tried three recipes and they have been easy to make and hits with my family. I've been on a chicken kick so we've had "Simple Salsa Chicken" "Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken" and "Zippy Paprika Chicken".

The "Simple Salsa Chicken" I made as directed and it was delicious with spanish rice. I didn't want to go out in the summer heat so I 'grilled' the "Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken" on my grill pan.

My chicken breasts were too thick (should have realized that before I started cooking) so I cut the chicken into strips and skipped the provolone cheese on top. Although I had to modify, it was still quite tasty. I remembered to slice my chicken breasts thinner for "Zippy Paprika Chicken" - this was probably THE favorite of the three. I didn't have the marinade mix called for so I just substituted spicy paprika.

This next week's menu has three more recipes planned. I'm expecting them to be just as easy and loved by my family. 
This is a cookbook for just about everyone - from the young adult venturing out on his/her own to the mom looking for new recipes that the family will enjoy. I think this would make a great gift for a bridal shower.

Learn to cook with confidence with The Taste of Home Cooking School Cookbook based on the popular Taste of Home Cooking Schools attended by millions.
The Taste of Home Cooking School Cookbook, "is just like having a Cooking School instructor in your very own kitchen," says Catherine Cassidy, Editor in Chief, Taste of Home. "This essential cookbook captures the highlights of our cooking school lessons and presents them in a way that allows people of all skill levels in the kitchen, to create memorable holiday meal moments in their own homes with family, friends and neighbors."
Learn fresh techniques, tips, secrets and entertaining ideas straight from the Taste of Home Cooking School team. Each chapter builds from simple, beloved classics to spectacular dishes handed down by families from generation to generation that are sure to impress family and friends. Better yet, all of these recipes can be created with affordable ingredients available at your local grocery store. As you move from one recipe to the next, you will enhance your cooking skills and discover new favorites.
Highlights Include:
  • Low-effort "Cheat It" recipes with big rewards like the refreshing Lemonade Icebox Pie, the 10-minute Zesty Salsa and Chocolate Cooking Cupcakes
  • More than 400 simple to spectacular recipes including mouthwatering Gnocchi in Sage Butter, snappy Sweet & Tangy Wings, and Fresh Cherry Pie
  • 140 how-to's, secrets and tips shared by Taste of Home Cooking School experts from how to shape drop cookies to the best techniques for shredding meat for sandwiches and grilling salmon fillets
  • Exciting twists on all-time favorites like burgers, pizza, Chinese takeout and more

Thank you to Leyane Jerejian of FSB Associates for providing me with a copy of Taste of Home Cooking School Cookbook to read and review.

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