365 Simple and Tasty Recipes to Satisfy the Entire Family
Your family is busy. But you still have to eat! Reclaim the family dinner in your household with these mouthwatering recipes, sure to draw your family into the kitchen and around the table day after day. From tasty breakfasts, soups, and salads to easy main dishes and desserts, Food Family Style delivers delicious recipes such as:
- Easiest Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- No-Rise Cinnamon Rolls
- Breakfast Pizza
- Grilled Apple Cheddar Sandwich
- Bistro Tomato Basil Soup
- Pesto Pasta Salad
- Slow Cooker Jambalaya
- Mexican Lasagna
- Molasses Barbecue Beans
- Southern Pecan Pie
- Toffee Ice Cream Squares
- Easy S’More Bars
- And much more!
Throughout Food Family Style you will find symbols indicating recipes that double easily, freeze well, are gluten free or vegetarian, can be made in a slow cooker, or are favorites contributed by moms around the country. And since there’s more to mealtime than just the food, this innovative book also includes tips about how to involve your kids in meal preparation, meaningful conversation starters, and simple ideas to bring warmth to your home.
While this cookbook is not filled with full-color or any finish meal items photographs, it is not that kind of cookbook. This is a friend and a helping hand in the form of someone who understands where I am and where I’m coming from and it’s amazing. As a mother to a budding preschooler and baby this is just what I need on my cooking shelf. While other family-cookbooks are about cooking for many and making conversation and self-serve friendly meals this is what’s right for me right now. Including recipes that I can double and freeze as well as gluten free for when my wheat-allergen sister comes to call and even healthful and vegetarian recipes are through out for when I’m inevitable pregnant and gestational diabetic or borderline again. Then there are even MOPS favorites and slow cooker meals that are sooo very friendly for my three year old (and new eater – the one year old)’s meals as well as making sure there is a meal on the table for my fabulously hardworking Enginerd.
Starting with a down-to-earth introduction that shows this author is human and someone a bit like me I’m pulled in. But it is the flavors and suggestions through out that show me I’m definitely going to be coming back for more again and again from this one. Trying to find recipes that have small enough ingredients that aren’t crazy on flavor for my young children is hard enough, and this one is just right (umm… Goldilocks?).
The fonts and formatting through out are attractive to the eye. Begin without images, I was a little concerned at first, but I need not be as the changes through out are just what there needs to be in transitions and things are easy to find and read at a glance until I get to where I need to be. I really think this one is a great addition to any young family’s shelf and would make a great gift.
*Thanks to Revell for providing a copy for review.*
Leigh Oliver Vickery is creator and founder of Leigh Oliver’s, a specialty “fun food” company with numerous products on the market in at least twenty-five states and grocery chains, including Whole Foods Market and Costco. She is the former food editor of the Tyler Morning Telegraph in Tyler, Texas, and now blogs at www.onebighappytable.com.