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An Actual Buyer & User of this Book!
on April 15, 2010
I too, stumbled upon this book after watching "GMA" and "The View" on a very rare day off. After the airing of GMA, I went to their site and downloaded one of the recipes they posted. After seeing Trisha again on The View, I thought, "Let me go ahead and try this." I am a Southern cook at heart and I while I suppress it most days en lieu of a healthier lifestyle, I was so happy to find a cookbook that was pure and honest and didn't have a "Heart Healthy Alternative" section for every recipe.
This book has great ideas and they are feasible for all skill levels and income levels.
The reason I didn't give it a perfect score is because I would prefer a spiral binding so it could lay flat on a countertop or copy machine (as every dish I've tried brings on requests for the recipe). Wipeable pages would be great to clean up any drips or drops. And while most of the recipes are pretty basic, there are a few that are quite complicated (The Seven Layer Cake calls for 4 pans, a Kitchen-Aide mixer and several bowls. Yikes! That's a once-a-year recipe if I ever saw one!).
The Saltine Crackers thing was a HUGE hit and so was the baked spaghetti and asparagus bundles. Reading Garth's Breakfast Bowl made my chest hurt, but I think I'd like to try that one too!
If you want to be the Talk of the Town at your next potluck or family reunion, get this book. You'll be glad you did.