Saturday, January 10, 2015

A Review of One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and More by Editors of Martha Stewart Living

My Review

This book is phenomenal!! As a busy working mom I need dinners to be simple- nothing is simpler than cooking an entire meal in one pot. 

Especially since I received a set of Crock-Pots for Christmas.

And many of these recipes are actually food my entire family will eat. So many recipes books are filled with fancy and exotic dishes with ingredients my kids wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole.

This book has real, edible food for families. 

Beef stew with noodles, roast beef, roast chicken, mac and cheese, lasagna, pulled pork, pork chops...hearty, real, edible food that my entire family will eat. It even has desserts!

Finally an honest cook book I can use. So many times I get a book that sounds fabulous only to read through the recipes and ingredients and realize I would be cooking for one because niether my husband nor my kids would even try half of the exotic ingredients.

This book now has a special place in my kitchen so I can grab it everytime I start planning weekly meals and grocery shopping.

I plan to try almost every recipe in this book (my kids don't eat fish, so those are out but the rest are pretty much fair game).

My favorites to try are all tabbed with little sticky notes to mark the page. And I've already made the beef stew with noodles...yum. Perfect winter meal.

Next up Three-Cheese Lasagna.

One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and More 

by Editors of Martha Stewart Living  

Using just one pan, you can stew, steam, sauté, simmer, braise, or roast your way to a fuss-free meal—and minimal cleanup to boot.

At the end of a busy day, you want to serve a delicious home-cooked dinner, a complete, all-in-one meal that can be prepared with little effort and few pans to wash. The editors of Martha Stewart Living present a brand-new collection of 120 recipes—organized by vessel—to help you do just that, all while adding savory new dishes to your weekly rotation.

One Pot is an exciting new way to approach everyday cooking: Imagine perfect pasta dishes for which everything goes in the pot at once (yes, that’s pasta, tomato, garlic, basil, and water all cooked together), dinner-party ready roasts with tender vegetables, and down-home casseroles, along with wholesome fish, chicken, and vegetarian dishes. You’ll get incredible flavor payoff from dishes such as comforting Chicken and Dumplings, easy Baked Risotto with Carrots and Squash, healthy Broiled Striped Bass with Tomatoes, hearty Pork Chops with Bacon and Cabbage, and the delectable Skillet Chocolate-Chip Cookie—each of which takes less than an hour from start to finish. Here, too, are a dozen outstanding recipes for surprising and simple desserts that can be ready when you are.

With chapters devoted to your essential cooking vessels—stockpot, skillet, slow cooker, and more—this book is sure to streamline your meals and to satisfy the people you share them with. Recipes include:

DUTCH OVEN: Beef Stew with Noodles, Chicken and Dumplings, Baked Risotto, Texas Red Chili, Cajun Stew

SLOW COOKER: Pulled Pork, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Classic Pot Roast, Lamb Shanks and Potatoes, Garlic Chicken with Barley

SKILLET & SAUTÉ PAN: Spinach Pie, Poached Cod with Tomatoes, Three-Cheese Lasagna, Macaroni and Cheese, Stir-Fried Chicken with Bok Choy

ROASTING PAN & BAKING DISH: Rib-Eye with Root Vegetables, Roast Chicken with Herb Butter, Salmon with Kale, Roast Beef with Acorn Squash, Tuscan Pork Roast

PRESSURE COOKER: Short Ribs with Potato-Carrot Mash, Kale and White Bean Soup, Chicken Cacciatore; Easy Chickpea Curry, Beef Stroganoff

STOCKPOT: Classic Chicken Soup, Split Pea Soup, Gemelli with Pesto and Potatoes, Corn and Shrimp Chowder, Pasta with Farm-Stand Vegetables

DESSERTS: Peach Crumble, Skillet Chocolate-Chip Cookie, Baked Blackberry Custard, Raspberry Sorbet, Molten Chocolate Cupcakes

Available at Amazon  and Other Major Retailers

About the Author:
Editors of Martha Stewart Living - One Pot 
For more than twenty years, the food editors and chefs in the kitchens of MARTHA STEWART LIVING have been producing bestselling cookbooks, including Meatless, Everyday Food: Light, Power Foods, and Martha Stewart’s Cooking School.
 MARTHA STEWART is America’s most trusted lifestyle expert and teacher and the author of more than eighty books on cooking, entertaining, crafts, homekeeping, gardens, weddings, and decorating.
 "I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."

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