The Cooking Pantry by author Tracy Roberts uses ingredients you can purchase and store in your pantry allowing you to fix dinner in a pinch. In a pinch, at least to me, means when I am rushed for time or perhaps I need to take a pantry walk. For the unknowing a pantry walk is when you decide to establish a set amount of time where you plan to use pantry ingredients to make your meals. I do this sometimes when the pantry is full and needs to be eaten from or when we need to save money. Using cookbooks such as the Cooking from the Pantry will help me use up what I've stashed away in my pantry.
Some of the recipes you will find in her cookbook include:
Simple Chicken & Dumplings
Awesomely Easy Oven Fried Chicken: It would have helped if the author and defined what IQF stands for. IQF stands for individually frozen chicken pieces, if I remember right. Also, Roberts did not state how much Bisquick to use in this recipe. A good cookbook clearly states the ingredient amounts in the ingredient list.
Happy, Happy Hamburger Gravy: The ingredients list is incomplete as there is no amount given for the thickener. Also, the author does not state or suggest what kind of spices to use in the recipe.
The author clearly states she uses affiliate links in her cookbook allowing the reader to make purchases giving her a small commission. Some how I found this a bit irritating although Roberts clearly states you can "If that bothers you, just go directly to the product website or do a quick Google search."
While I really wanted to like this cookbook, and I could probably cook from it easily as I've cooked for close to 50 years, this cookbook would probably not serve an inexperienced cook well.
Recommend with caveats given.