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Just Enough: Home Cooking for 1 or 2 [Kindle Edition]

Marianne Giullian
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Book Description

Cooking for 1 of 2 can be a challenge- most recipes are intended for larger families, which means larger portions. When cooking for only one or two, you can make a regular size batch and freeze the rest and eat it later. But, sometimes you may not have the freezer space or you may not want to eat leftovers. A good alternative to that is to just make enough for a serving for one or two. The recipes in this cookbook are my own tried and true recipes, adjusted to make enough food for 1 or 2 people. There are over 75 straightforward, simple, and for the most part, healthy recipes. Even better, they don't require lots of extra dishes- everything you'll need to cook with can fit in one cupboard. And, 30+ new bonus recipes have just been added. Enjoy!


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  • File Size: 3427 KB
  • Print Length: 249 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D2KJV4Q
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  • Lending: Enabled
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars What Do You Do With The Rest? June 12, 2013
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I started living alone and cooking for one about 4 years ago after more than a half century of cooking for a large family - and it has been an adventure. I don't like eating the same thing meal after meal, frozen food is not particularly economical (and sometimes not so good) and I can hardly live on takeout since the available options where I live here in Vermont are pizza or pizza - or perhaps pizza.

I've adapted some of my favorite recipes. I can now make 5 biscuits instead of 14, make a killer 2-serving apple crisp and acquired some 7-inch pie pans so that I can bake a pie without throwing half away or worse, eating the whole thing. Still, I am always interested in expanding my repertoire and I had high hopes for Just Enough: Home Cooking for 1 or 2.

The very first recipe in the book, Apple Oatmeal Coffee Cake, makes 4 muffins. (Most of the extensive bread section makes 4.) However, it calls for 1 tablespoon of whisked egg (about a half an egg) and 1/4 of a Granny Smith apple. Just what are you supposed to do with the rest? Every recipe in the Breakfast & Breads sections (about half the book) as well as the Dessert section is like this - 1 tablespoon of whisked eggs and minute amounts of things like salt and baking powder, amounts so small I don't have measuring spoons for them and would have to eyeball it. And you see the same thing in the entrées & sides chapters, where recipes call for 1/2 cup canned tomatoes, 1/4 cup of condensed soup, a couple of tablespoons of canned green chile . .

My bottom line - I can give away extra muffins or put them in the freezer, but what am I supposed to do with half an egg, the rest of an apple, the remains of a can of soup? I know good and well that despite my best intentions those odd bits would go into the fridge for "later" and then be forgotten.

I guess I'll just keep looking . . .
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cooking for 1or 2 July 29, 2013
By Cindy V
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The recipes on this book look good. There is nothing out of the ordinary here, but the author includes a good variety. The book is indexed and the index works well. The recipes look like they would taste good, would appeal to lots of people, (unless you only eat healthy, unprocessed food), and the directions appear to be complete.
One thing that disappointed me was that there is a fair bit of convenience food used. I don't object to that, really, just to the fact that if I use these recipes, I'm going to have a refrigerator cluttered with half cans of the leftover ingredients.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect recipes for singles or couples January 25, 2014
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We are downsizing as the last of our adult children have flown the nest leaving us to learn how to live as a couple once again. I've been searching for cookbooks that offered recipes and advice when it comes to cooking for two. After almost 30 years of cooking for a family, I could use the extra help in learning how to downsize. I found the Just Enough: Home Cooking for 1 or 2 cookbook by author Marianne Giullian. I loved her clever ideas on how to cook in smaller quantities. Cooking and eating will not be boring, nor overwhelming thanks to her delightful and varied recipes. Some of the recipes I found that appealed to me included:

Orange Rolls
BLT Pasta Salad
Cream Soups
Parmesan Chicken
Creamy Enchiladas
Hot Cocoa Mix
Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are plenty of color photos illustrating the various recipes and an interactive table of contents making navigation easy.

Recommend.

MR
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars simple but delicious July 1, 2013
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This book is great for singles, couples, and people on a limited income. It would work for people on a strict budget. I highly recommend this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Uninspired May 16, 2014
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Mostly cooking from the 1970s. I'm not a fan of cooking with canned soup. I was hoping for more stand alone meat and vegetable ideas. To much pasta!
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