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Friday, October 28, 2011

Simmer: Recipes for the Teen Palate by T.K. Richardson

SIMMER
Recipes for the Teen Palate
Author: T.K. Richardson
Source: Author Submission
*I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*

Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: Chamberton Publishing (October 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 061548834X
ISBN-13: 978-0615488349

SUMMARY:

Everything tastes better when it simmers. If you're hanging out with friends and want a quick snack, or just want to eat something you have cooked, the recipes in this cookbook are simple and easy, but big on taste. A cookbook for teens and beginning cooks SIMMER is easy to follow, easy to use, and offers a variety of great recipes. Fast food is expensive and eats away money few teens have to spend. SIMMER can help! Mixed with step by step easy directions and common ingredients, these recipes will help the beginning cook prepare food that will satisfy and delight. From bacon cheeseburgers to simple spaghetti, or grilled pizza sandwiches to taco pie - these recipes are always a hit. Easy to prepare, even better to eat - the teen cook will have fun making their own meals. From my kitchen, where everything has a splash of olive oil, to your kitchen - I hope you find these dishes tasty. Simmer: Recipes for the Teen Palate contains over 70 recipes, including more than 30 vegetarian recipes.

MY THOUGHTS:

When author T.K. Richardson contacted me about her next book releasing for review, I never expected it to be a cookbook!  She knew I had teens at home, but she had no idea I am a lousy cook.  If the instructions aren't on the box or if I can't order it over the phone, then my family suffers through cereal for dinner.  Yes, I am that bad and I loathe cooking!  So when she explained that it is a recipe book geared towards the teens I was all for it.  I mean, come on! If I could teach my teenager to cook through a cookbook, then I would no longer need to do that cooking chore.  Well, I know I would have to do it, but that sounded good didn't it?


I was so surprised to find that the cookbook is set up nicely.  Not only are the dishes separated by meal time and such, but it also includes what utensils will be needed along with the ingredients.  No more searching for which pot to use or what baking dish.  Each recipe is explained clearly so that even the younger cook could understand them.  Now I picked an easy recipe to see how well a teen could accomplish it -- and lets face it, I needed to start out easy!  So I picked the Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwiches.  They are pretty self explanatory but I forced myself to follow the recipe as if I have never made one before.  I found it easy to follow and it tasted heavenly.  


Another thing that I enjoyed about the cookbook is that all of the recipes are easy and can be great for after school.  Tons of the recipes would be great for snacks or picnics for the weekend. If you are cooking challenged like myself, then this is a great beginner cookbook.  Not only will you learn to cook some fabulous dishes, but they are great for you to prepare with your children as well.  Great for family time and bonding!


MY RATING:


Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
For Rereading! 5 STARS



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