Buying cookbooks is not something I do on a regular basis because I can’t stand it when I spend good money on one only to find out that I am not too fond of most of the recipes in the book. I would much rather check cookbooks out of the library or gather true and tried recipes from friends and family.
However, “The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook” is definitely a cookbook I can’t live without. I have made quite a few of the recipes from this amazing compilation and nearly everything I have tried has been scrumptious. Crepes, pasta salad, baked macaroni and cheese, tortilla casserole and beef and broccoli stir-fry have quickly become family favorites.
Another feature I like about this cookbook is it contains a plethora of cooking tips. For example, it tells you which brand name products its’ cooks prefer, it tells you why you do things so you don’t leave out an important step when you think you are creating a brilliant shortcut and of course it tells you which recipes are fast and easy. The recipes are also very detailed which makes it extremely helpful when you are cooking a new dish you have never tried before.
My only complaint about the book is I don’t like the D-shaped binder rings America’s Test Kitchen used. It makes turning pages rather difficult.
I know several other people who have also purchased this cookbook and every single one of them raves about it. It works for me, will it work for you?
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