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Simply Done, Well Done Paperback – April 5, 2011
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bold, flavorful food the whole family will love
In Simply Done, Well Done, Aaron McCargo, Jr.the star of the Food Network's Big Daddy's Houseshares 120 of the fun, family-friendly recipes that have made him a rising star. From hearty comfort foods to classic barbecue favorites to radically delicious desserts, Aaron whips up mouth watering dishes inspired by family, friends, and good times shared over great food. With simple techniques and audacious ideas, he delivers big flavors and big fun with recipes like Spicy Beef Quesadillas, Pepperoni-Cheeseburger Turnovers, and Tiramisu Cupcakes.
With his trademark charm and straight forward kitchen instruction, Aaron explains the basic cooking skills and the vital ingredients that make big, bold cooking easy for any cook. For home-cooked meals that will knock your socks off and satisfy even the heartiest of appetites, look no further than Simply Done, Well Done. Gather the family around the table and get ready for some serious fun!
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On Big Daddy's House, Aaron shares his passion for big, bold flavors and fun, family cooking. From comfort foods to barbeque favorites to breakfast delights, Aaron whips up mouth-watering recipes inspired by many years of culinary experience and his fun-loving family while bringing a down-to-earth vibe and warm smile to the kitchen. Whether cooking with his children, relatives,friends, or even by himself, big food and big fun reign supreme.
A family man who adores all things flavorful, Aaron's passion for cooking was sparked at the age of four when he started baking cakes in his sister's Easy Bake Oven. At the age of 13, Aaron worked as a Junior Volunteer in the kitchen at Cooper Hospital University. From there Aaron's entrepreneurial spirit set in as he began making and selling cakes and cookies to his childhood friends. He has since worked in nine New Jersey restaurants including casual and fine dining.
In 2003, Aaron opened his own restaurant in Camden, N.J., called McCargo's Restaurant. Most recently, Aaron served as the Executive Chef of Catering at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He attended Atlantic Cape Community College's Academy of Culinary Arts.
Aaron has been featured on numerous national news programs including The Today Show, Regis and Kelly, and Rachael Ray. His rise to fame has been covered everywhere from The New York Times, to Essence Magazine. As a contributing editor for both the June and July 2009 issues of Essence Magazine, Aaron shared his insight on one of his favorite topics: how to get the family into the kitchen.
Aaron has successfully launched his first signature spice line, now available
online and continues to donate his spare time to nonprofits likes Share Our Strength and their Great American Dine Out to help end childhood hunger.
Born and raised in Camden, N.J., Aaron regularly speaks to youth at schools and community events illustrating that they too can succeed despite the odds. He is also the founder of the Play to Win Charity to increase the graduation rates of male youths. Honoring him for his success and service, Camden Mayor Gwendolyn Faison presented Aaron with the keys to the city in 2008 and designated September 25 as Aaron McCargo, Jr. Day.
Aaron comes from a large family (he has five brothers and sisters) whose constant support has helped him achieve his goals. In his spare time, Aaron enjoys Bible study, tennis, buffalo wings,watching sports, and traveling.
Married with three children, Aaron lives with his family in New
Top Customer Reviews
I tried the pickle slaw and it is really good. I am going to do the pulled pork soon (so I can make the slaw again!), and I know that it too will be good. I really love the sandwich section of this book, and this is what I will use it for mainly. I look forward to serving a few of these dishes this summer when we entertain outdoors.
No special or advanced cooking techniques are necessary to make these recipes.
If you're into heavy meals, or lots of nice sandwiches, this is your book.
My only complaint: While I don't personally mind if there isn't a picture with every recipe, I thought it was kind of silly to have so many pictures of McCargo in the book. Yes, he's very handsome but it's not really necessary. (Though I'll admit the picture on page 63 is perfect.) That's such a small thing I feel a bit silly for even mentioning it, but it did stand out to me.
Overall, the dishes are what I've come to expect from McCargo and I can't understand why his show doesn't come on more often. I have a serious food crush on this guy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Haven't tried any of the recipes yet but they all look very southern and family friendly which is just what I was looking for!Published 11 months ago by justabusymom
I don't find anything simple about this recipe book. The steps are lengthy and a bit complex. I thought it would be a little user friendly for the not so experience in the kitchen. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Lissi B