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Muffin Tin Chef: 101 Savory Snacks, Adorable Appetizers, Enticing Entrees and Delicious Desserts Paperback – April 17, 2012
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1. Easy to substitute ingredients with what you have around the house.
2. Most foods last for multiple meals and if not, the book mentions that something should be served and eaten fresh.
3. Huge variety throughout the book both in types of foods and variety among ingredients.
4. Most recipes are easy and if not super easy, the extra steps make the food so delicious that it's worth your time.
1. At least one recipe omitted the baking temperature, but I was able to figure it out.
2. The book doesn't lay flat on its own.
Even with tiny deficiencies, the recipes are so tasty that they're worth it. I highly recommend Matt's website as a compliment to the book and he's always been incredibly helpful about answering questions and expounding on techniques as well as unusual ingredients.
Muffin Tin Chef, written by Matt Kadey, has a broader range than I had imagined, with recipes for Breakfast, Appetizers, Main and Side Dishes and Desserts. The author give interesting insights and tips into what types of muffin tins work the best for which recipes, eg. silicon is great for panna cotta, not so great for browning pie crusts.
I loved how many savory dishes there were and how the muffin tin is used to create both complete dishes, like the Crustless Smoked Salmon Quiches or used as little cups to hold the food inside of, like the Pancetta Cups with Fig Jam. We made the Butternut Squash Souffles (fluffy and delicious!) and the Spinach Dip bowls, which are made simply from cutting rounds from bread and pressing them into the muffin cups before filling with the spinach mixture. I (and the whole family) loved how fun they were to make and to eat, too!
The author also encourages us to think beyond the typical muffins and cupcakes for dessert and branch out to cheesecakes, petite pies and more. I also really appreciated that, as a dietician, the author created recipes for sweets that are also wholesome, with ingredients like maple syrup, low fat ricotta and whole wheat flour, saving me the hassle (and experimentation) of having to tweak them myself.Read more ›
The reviews failed to mention that this is a "health nut" book. NOT that there is anything wrong with being a health nut.
I recently went from 140 pounds to 110 pounds after trying just about every known diet around (Gluten free, Paleo, Atkins, 17 Day Diet, etc) - you know my BIG SECRET? Portion control. I started really watching what I ate (but didn't limit ANYTHING)in March of 2012 and now it's 9/5/2012 and I've lost 30 pounds. The only exercise I do is walk my dog about 40 minutes a day. I do cut down on carbs but nothing is forbidden.
That's why I was so excited about this book! What a great way to stick to my portion control. And someone mentioned each recipe stated if it was freezer friendly (that was false - there are a few recipes that state it's made for the freezer to use at a later time...).
I was bummed when I discovered that most recipes call for whole wheat pastry flour. Sigh. My stores don't carry that. Everything is whole wheat this, whole wheat that. Coconut palm sugar, Wheani rice (??), and other various odd foods. The author does say you can substitute - but when the majority of recipes call for wheat pastry flour - I have to think the recipe was created so it would taste best using the flour called for in the recipe. I didn't buy this book to experiment and create my own muffins!
Not every recipe has a picture (but there are many).
I just wish someone had mentioned the whole wheat pastry/coconut sugar/health conscious aspect of this book, because I wouldn't have purchased.
If you are really into that sort of thing, this book would no doubt be a 5 Star for you. It's just that I'm not, and searching out the special ingredients for recipes I only plan to make occasionally is not for me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Some different recipes that I would not have thought of but not very many. Otherwise this is nothing that I couldn't have thought of myself. I think it's a wastePublished 23 days ago by Dottie
Giving as a gift but recipes look creative & innovative. I like that the book includes all courses.Published 2 months ago by Linda D.
Although I like the cookbook, it really didn't have as many recipes that I felt I could make easily in a muffin tin. Maybe I will use it a bit and discover something different.Published 6 months ago by Stardust
This book has SO MUCH to offer! There are a multitude of ways these recipes can be used. Being a widow, I struggle with eating, period. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Moonpie
Great, fun cookbook. I am a mini food nut presentation nut that hosts many Wine Parties, and this adds to my arsenal of offerings!Published 8 months ago by sandcort
Wow, very nice, easy-to-follow, AND theres lots of pictures! How many cookbooks I've purchased off of amazon, only to receive with no or hardly any, pictures inside......Published 9 months ago by Dian