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on April 29, 2014
I 100% agree with Nicholas. You are not getting a bargain with this book, just wish I'd read reviews before hand. I would really give it a negative 5 stars if that were possible. Seriously. I ordered it from ebay hoping to get some really good recipes since she is after all a professional chef & we're eating healthy. I've cooked all my life, country cooking...so good but not so healthy, and also very healthy recipes from sites like bhg.com and eatingwell.com. I made the potatoes au gratin and they were absolutely the worst I'd ever tasted, had an overwhelming sweet taste maybe from the paprika, not sure. We couldn't even finish them & I always use leftovers. I threw them out. The un-fried chicken was actually pretty good, but we didn't get excited about it. So I thought I'd try the bran muffins last night. I thought the 1 T. ginger sounded too much, but I went with it. They were moist enough, but the bitterness was more than overwhelming. You know how bad some medicines taste, like an aspirin if you chew it up. That's how bad it was. It said it went well with apple butter. Ok, I didn't want to throw them out, so this morning I decided to drown it with apple butter thinking it might help. Sadly, it didn't. I don't like to waste things, but I threw them out also. So disappointing. No other recipes I've ever tried have compared to these. I never take the time to submit reviews, but this was deserving because it gets the WORST rating of any cookbook, any recipes I've ever tried in my whole entire 40 years of cooking! !