AUTHOR: Rachael Ray
STARTED: April 29, 2017
FINISHED: April 29, 2017
FIRST SENTENCE: I don't know what my total lifetime limit is for new recipes, but 365 is definitely this cook's limit for one book.
SUMMARY: [From BN] Even your favorite dinner can lose its appeal when it’s in constant rotation, so mix it up! With her largest collection of recipes yet, Food Network’s indefatigable cook Rachael Ray guarantees you’ll be able to put something fresh and exciting on your dinner table every night for a full year... without a single repeat! Based on the original 30-Minute Meal cooking classes that started it all, these recipes prove that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every night. Rachael offers dozens of recipes that, once mastered, can become entirely new dishes with just a few ingredient swaps. Learn how to make a Southwestern Pasta Bake and you’ll be able to make a Smoky Chipotle Chili Con Queso Mac the next time. Try your hand at Spring Chicken with Leeks and Peas and you’re all set to turn out a rib-sticking Rice and Chicken Stoup that looks and tastes like an entirely different dish. As a best-selling cookbook author and host of three top-rated Food Network shows, Rachael Ray believes that both cooking and eating should be fun. Drawing from her own favorite dishes as well as those of her family, friends, and celebrities, she covers the flavor spectrum from Asian to Italian and dozens of delicious stops in between. Best of all, these flavor-packed dishes will satisfy your every craving and renew your taste for cooking. With so many delicious entrees to choose from you’ll never have an excuse for being in a cooking rut again.
THOUGHTS: I did not like this cookbook all that much and it was mainly due to formatting. The colors used in the text were glaring. They were hard to read and just looked awkward. And the text itself, there was a lot of it. I prefer my cookbooks to have a few more pictures. Not everything needs a picture, but I need more than all the text I got.
As for the recipes themselves, if I'm being honest, they didn't really grab me. I can't tell you why. Maybe I couldn't get past the formatting, but nothing in this book jumped out and said, "Make me!"
RATING: 5/10 [meh]