Saturday, January 30, 2021

January 2021
 
This month's cookbook is 
Cook It In Your Dutch Oven
 
 
 
Page 130
Quick Beef and Bean Chili
This recipe was easy to follow and did not cost much to make.
The taste was NOTHING SPECIAL.
My husband and I were not fans of this chili.

 
Page 110
Classic Beef Stew
This recipe was also easy to follow and did not cost much to make.
The taste was GOOD according to my husband and I did not think it was that great. 



Saturday, January 9, 2021

 For December 2020 I used Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook

Page 49 Pumpkin Bread

This was an easy recipe to follow and did not cost much to make.  The taste was GOOD however I hesitate to call this bread. I would say this is more like a sponge cake.


Page247 Pumpkin Pie

This was an easy recipe to follow and did not cost much to make.  The taste was OKAY.  I do not like the taste of evaporated milk and never make my pumpkin pie with it.  This recipe used evaporated milk and I could taste it.  Also, it took much longer to cook than was stated in the recipe and turned out rather flat and not light and fluffy.  


I have used this book before and some of the recipes are really good. 



Saturday, December 5, 2020


November 2020


I used six ingredients with Six Sisters' Stuff



Page 12 
Ground Beef Enchilada Casserole
This was an easy recipe, not expensive and taste was NOTHING SPECIAL.
I would have given it an UGH but parts of it were okay. I would leave out the corn tortillas altogether, cook the beans and meat together (maybe add a can of chopped green chili's) and put the mixture in a taco shell with shredded lettuce etc.  




Page 183
Cake Mix M&M's Cookies
An easy recipe, not expensive and taste was VERY GOOD


Page 158
Parmesan Orzo
An easy recipe again, not expensive and taste was GOOD.
I suggest you use unsalted butter and low sodium broth.  To me this recipe was a bit to salty.


Page 8
Easy Hamburger Gravy
Easy recipe, not expensive and taste was VERY GOOD

I will use this cookbook again.

 

Saturday, November 7, 2020

October 31, 2020
This months cookbook isWanda Brunstetter's 
Amish Friends Farmhouse Favorites Cookbook

Page 98
Juicy Meatloaf
Easy recipe to follow, not expensive and taste was WOW for me.  This recipe was not full of spices, just a great recipe for meatloaf paired with mashed potatoes.


Page 76 
Oven Fried Potatoes
Easy, not expensive and taste was Very Good.
Just watch the salt, mine was to salty.

Page 122
Green Tomato Cake
Easy, not expensive and taste was Nothing Special
This might appeal to some people, just not me.

Page 127
Cream Cheese Flitzers
Easy, not expensive and taste was Nothing Special
I wanted more spice in the filling, otherwise an easy quick recipe for drop-in guests to enjoy

Page 116
White Chili Soup
Easy, not expensive and taste was WOW
This was absolutely delicious and hubby even said so and that means it was really, really good.










Saturday, September 26, 2020

This month I used Cooking At Home With Bridget & Julia



Page65
Classic Chicken and Rice with Carrots and Peas
This recipe was easy to follow, not expensive to make and taste was GOOD but very ordinary.  I wanted more spice.


Page 11
Muffin Tin Doughnuts
This recipe was easy to follow, not expensive and taste was GOOD however it did not taste like a doughnut to me, just an ordinary muffin with sugar and cinnamon on top.



Page 211
Eclair Cake
This recipe was easy to follow and a bit expensive to make.  The taste was hard to describe.  The chocolate topping was not to my liking and I love chocolate and the rest of it was okay but again I wanted more flavor.

I would recommend this cookbook to a new to cooking person, excellent to get them started.



 

Thursday, September 3, 2020

 August 31, 2020

This month I used Magnolia  Table


Page 177
Potato Salad
Easy to make, not expensive and taste was VERY GOOD
My hubby even liked it!


Page 217
Chicken Fried Steak
Easy to make, not expensive and taste was NOTHING SPECIAL
A simple common recipe that everybody probably has.

Page313
Chewy Granola Bars
Easy to make, not expensive for the amount of bars you get and taste was VERY GOOD but very sticky.




Saturday, August 8, 2020

 July 31, 2020

This month I used Dinner For Two cookbook.

On Page 142- Deconstructed Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuit

This was easy to make, not expensive and taste was NOTHING SPECIAL.

This needed sausage gravy or something to get rid of the total dryness.

On page 157- Loaded Taco Tots

This was easy to make , not expensive and taste was GOOD.

This definitely did not look like the picture (what does?).  Picture showed a very saucy mixture-not mine and it really needed some sauce.


I was not crazy about this cookbook and probably would not use it again.