Released March 2012
Taste of Home
Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth
I've been a huge fan of Taste of Home for years. The magazines are always filled with delicious recipes, not necessarily the healthiest out there, but they work and usually satisfy a craving. Plus, I find many of the less healthy recipes are easily converted to something a little healthier simply by switching things like butter with olive or grapeseed oil.
Taste of Home: Cooking School Cookbook is a huge collection of some of the best Taste of Home recipes. This selection focuses on their cooking school and each recipe contains instructions that anyone can follow. Sections in this cookbook include:
- Beef and Pork
- Better than Takeout
- Side Dishes
That reservation aside, I marked a full week's menu of recipes I wanted to try. The one I made last night was Lemon Chicken Tortellini. It's a very simple, delicious recipe that I think anyone could make. The instructions are extremely precise and some ingredients are things that you'd have on hand anyway. I did have to run to the store for the red pepper, baby spinach and frozen tortellini. Lemons, salt, pepper, hot sauce, Parmesan cheese, garlic, chicken broth, butter, and flour are staples in my home.
This recipe was a winner. It took little time to prepare, and it suited all members of the family, including my daughter who eats boneless chicken breast and little else when it comes to meat. I'm always on the look out for new chicken dishes and this is a keeper. Best of all, you can make it ahead of time and pop it in the freezer for a later date.
Taste of Home: Cooking School Cookbook has more than 400 recipes and includes loads of color photographs to guide you along the way.