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Friday, August 31, 2012

Molly Crew Review: Everyday Cooking


The Molly Crew, the other half of the Schoolhouse Review Crew, is a team of reviewers that exists to bring you reviews of household items.  Anything that you have and use from gadgets and gizmos, to gardening products, and even food can be reviewed.  I was so thankful to be chosen as one of the team of 100 reviewers for the very first Molly Crew review, Everyday Homemaking.


From the website:"Everyday Homemaking is jam-packed with practical ideas and tools to help you better manage your household and time. Practical ideas, time- and money-saving tips, useful products, links to our favorite sites--family resources that God has used to enable us to live our lives more abundantly. Everyday Homemaking--practical ideas for busy families, like yours!"

I spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing food for our family.  I love to cook and am always excited to have an opportunity to try out new recipes.  I was thrilled to be chosen to review Everyday Cooking from Everyday Homemaking.

Everyday Cooking is a 100 page collection of tried and true recipes and tips for simple everyday cooking with an emphasis on whole foods.  Recipe categories include: Appetizers and Dressings, Bread and Grains, Main Dishes, Soups and Sides, and Desserts and Snacks.  There are also sections on: Basic Measurement and Helps, Meal Planning and Shopping Tips, Basic Cooking Skills Checklist,  Sample Menu and printable Menu Planning Sheets, Basic Kitchen Accessories, Kitchen Equipment, and Pressure Cookers verses Crock Pots.  Throughout the cookbook there are time saving and budget saving tips.  There are also color photographs of selected recipes.  

You can purchase Everyday Cooking as a 100 page, coil bound, glossy cover cookbook for $17.99, or you can purchase as a downloadable e book for $14.99. 

Every month they feature some of the recipes from Everyday Cooking on their site.  You can see these sample recipes by clicking here.

One of our favorites, Chicken Divan
We LOVE the Everyday Cooking cookbook!  The title Everyday Cooking really says it all.  In this cookbook you won't find recipes that are full of strange ingredients that you have to buy for one or two recipes and then never use again.  The recipes in this cookbook are written in a straight forward manner, use simple ingredients, and are easy to prepare.  There is a wide variety of everyday meals, appetizers, breads, and desserts to choose from.  The best part is that the food is delicious!!  There has not been one recipe that we have tried out of this cookbook that we haven't liked.  In fact, when I made the Chicken Divan in the picture above, I should've made two pans because the first one disappeared very quickly.  Each of  recipes that we have made the children have told me I need to make again.

Chicken Taco Rice

Each of the sections following the recipes contain a wealth of useful information.  Whether you are looking for meal planning helps, sugar substitutes. measuring helps, or basic kitchen equipment, you will find the information you are looking for.  One of the items I found to be the most helpful for me homeschooling young ladies, was the Checklist of Basic Cooking Skills.  This checklist lists several different foods in many different categories that for Home Ec credit you can have your child pick a recipe for that food and be able to make it on their own from scratch over the course of their High School years.  I found this list to be a wonderful tool, not just for the purpose of earning a credit but for my daughters to be well prepared to be able to cook a variety of foods for their families.

Chili Pie
I highly recommend Everyday Cooking!  It is my new favorite cookbook and I look forward to preparing many more delicious recipes!

To see what other crew mates said about Everyday Cooking and also The Everyday Family Chore System click here.

Disclaimer: As a member of the Molly Crew, I received a complimentary e book copy of Everyday Cooking to use and review.  I received no other compensation.

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