Saturday, May 18, 2019

May 16, 2019


This month I used Indian Instant Pot Cookbook

The dish on the left front is Saffron Pulao on page 164.    The recipe was easy to follow, not expensive and taste was GOOD.

The dish on the right front Chana Masala om page 198.  The recipe was easy to follow, not expensive and taste was GOOD.

The pourable recipe is Ginger TumericLassi on page 48.  The recipe was easy to follow, not expensive and taste was GOOD.

A nice cookbook.  I did find that for myself the Cilantro overpowered the food.  Some of our group of tasters liked the food and some did not.  

You will have to try the recipes to see if you like the food or not.

Saturday, May 4, 2019



We met on April 18, 2019

The top picture is what I cooked from Tastefully Small Savory Bites

 On page 88 I made Mac'n'Cheese Tomatoes-  easy to follow, not expensive and taste was WOW.
My only criticism would be that it is really hard to scoop out and fill the cherry tomatoes.  I would probably use plum tomatoes.

On page 126 I made Citrus crackers- easy to follow, not expensive and taste was VERY GOOD.

On page 72 I made Polka Dot Squares- easy to follow, not expensive and taste was NOTHING SPECIAL.  This could be very good if the frittata had some spice to it.  Everything was bland.

I would definitely  use this cookbook again.

Ruby used Martha Stewart Cakes

On page 100 she made Cinnamon Streusal Coffee Cake- easy to follow, not expensive and taste was VERY GOOD.

 Ruby had no suggestions to improve it.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

March 21, 2019

sorry everyone I lost the pictures again

Ruby use The Oz Family Kitchen, Lisa Oz

On page 69 White Bean and Spinach Soup
On page 73 Creamy Red Lentil, Sweet Potato and Tomato Soup
On page 119 Asian Slaw with Ginger Dressing

I used Weight Watchers 50th Anniversary Cookbook

On page 32 Mushroom Barley Soup
On page 296 Mini Cheesecake Bites with Blueberry Topping

I also used Weight Watchers One Pot Cookbook

On page 40 Red Curry Tofu-Noodle Bowl

All recipes were easy to follow, not expensive and taste was WOW

The ladies of the fiber group loved them all and took home copies of all the recipes.




2/21/2019



Sorry but I lost the pictures for this meeting.  

I used Skinnytatse One & Done

On page 140 is the recipe for Turkey Cheeseburger Soup.
  It was easy to follow the recipe, not expensive to make and taste was WOW.

On page 132 is the recipe for White Chicken Chile with Hominy.
  It was easy to follow the recipe, not expensive to make and taste was WOW.

Ruby used Complete Cookery Baking Cakes , Puddings & Pastries

On page 120 is the recipe for Oat & Raisin Cookies
On page 126 is the recipe for Gingernuts
On page 128 is the recipe for Caraway Cookies

all were easy to follow , not expensive to make and taste was WOW.  

Everything we made went over with our Fiber Group as delicious and all took copies of the recipes home with them.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

January 17, 2019

This month Ruby tried Perfect Pie and Tart cookbook.
The recipes were organized by name of recipe, included .chapters on equipment and ingredients, well structured table of contents, index and cross referencing. The ingredients and cooking instructions were well organized and easy to follow and the ingredients were not hard to find.  The cookbook had pictures of the finished recipe. 

Ruby used a recipe on page 11 called Apple Pie and concluded that the taste was UGH and thought that the recipe was not kitchen tested.

The next recipe she tried was on page 99 called Bavarian Blueberry Tart and concluded that the taste was NOTHING SPECIAL and felt the recipe was not well written.
  
Ruby would not use this cookbook again.
The recipes were organized by name of recipe, included .chapters on equipment and ingredients, well structured table of contents, index and cross referencing. The ingredients and cooking instructions were well organized and easy to follow and the ingredients were not hard to find.  The cookbook had pictures of the finished recipe.

I used Anne Byrn Saves the Day.  

I used a recipe on page 64 called Fast Asparagus Soup and concluded that the taste was NOTHING SPECIAL and felt the recipe just lacked depth.

The next recipe I used was on page 127 called Ann's Fresh Tomato Pie.  The taste was VERY GOOD.

I also did a repeat recipe on page 33 called Laurie;s Goat Cheese, Pesto and Fig Cheesecake.  The taste was WOW.
I have done this recipe before and the taste is always a WOW.
These recipes were tested by a lovely bunch of ladies in our Fiber Craft Meeting.  They all agreed with the above assessments of the recipes.

Saturday, January 12, 2019






Cookbook Critique December 2018
Name of Cookbook- The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook

1.How are the recipes organized?  Name of recipe
 
2.Does it include equipment and ingredients chapters?       Yes
3.Are the Table of Contents and index well structured?      No
4.Are the recipes cross-reference (I.E. does banana bread appear under bread and bananas)?    No
5.Are ingredients and cooking instructions well organized and easy to follow?    Yes
 
6.Does the recipe include hard to find or expensive ingredients?     No
7.Is the recipe in a step-by-step format or do you have to read the whole recipe to understand what must be done first?    Step by step
 
8.Do the recipes have pictures of what the finished recipe should look like?  Some 

Page 45  Brown Sugar Banana Bread
Page 20 Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins
Page 205 Sunny lemon Bars
All recipes  were NOTHING SPECIAL
 
Would you recommend this cookbook?   NO
Was the cookbook written for both novice and seasoned cook?  YES