I am always looking for a new cookbook to add to my collection of books. I am an avid chef and sometimes wonder what I could make with a few ingredients. This was the perfect book for that task, many of these recipes are quick and easy and taste like I slaved over the stove all day.
I would like to say this cookbook has a wide variety of recipes, but it seems like chicken and smoothies predominated the book. The recipes were easy to follow and have ingredients that are easy to find in your local grocery store rather than having to find the in a specialty store. The instructions are even 3 steps or less so you are not spending a lot of time cooking a great meal.
I admit some are recipes I have seen and cook prior to owning the book and nothing really stood out a completely unique, but I think this would be a great book for a beginner or a parent teaching kids to cook. It helps get the understanding of cooking basics down. The front even includes a chart showing what everything equals like 3 teaspoons equal 1 tablespoon. A lot of the recipes include already prepared items like cornbread mix when it is fairly simple to make a cornbread.
I would recommend this book for beginners and young chefs. It has all the basics for growing the craft of cooking and baking. As for a rating, I would give this a 3 out 5 stars I expected a little more than chicken, and smoothies.