Monday, April 2, 2012
Book Review: Simply Grilling by Jennifer Chandler
I will say one of my favorite books to ever read is a cookbook. Sounds crazy, but there is nothing like reading and imagining what will taste fabulously. And Simply Grilling was no different. Jennifer Chandler had me thinking what can I cook next. I really kept thinking, "oh, super easy and it will taste fabulously!"
I loved how she started with Grilling 101--everything you need to know about grilling, grilling tools, marinades, rubs, etc can be found in this section. Just in case you are a novice to grilling, Jennifer even explains what the different type of grills there are.
Very rarely do I find a cookbook that every recipe makes me what to run to the grocery store and begin cooking. One of the things that I most appreciated about this cookbook was all the ingredients were everyday common food, which means I don't need to run to any specialty food stores. With three kids under the age of six finding food that everyone will enjoy is hard to come by, yet, this has so many possibilities to broaden their taste bud horizons. I never knew how many things you can grill--I dont think I will be doing much cooking in my actual kitchen this summer. Can you tell how much I loved this cookbook!!
Some of my favorite recipes were:
-Blue Cheese Stuffed Filet Mignon
- Grilled Bananas Foster
- Mixed Berry Crumble
- Caribbean Grilled Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa
One of the biggest draws for me was that this was available as an E-Book. I have over 50 cookbooks so adding one more to my library is a very unappealing idea to my husband. I am able to prop up my IPAD and begin cooking and grilling.
I have decided that this is going into the gift rotation for newlyweds and housewarming gifts. Who wouldn't love a new cookbook with actually 105 GREAT recipes!
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