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Special Dinners for Two (Easy Recipes from Scratch Book 1) Kindle Edition

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Length: 110 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Series: Easy Recipes from Scratch (Book 1)

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Reached #4 in all Kindle eBooks within one week (on Feb. 4, 2012)!
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"Whenever you have two generations of family come together for a cookbook, you know the results are going to be amazing... this book is no exception." ~Bryan J. Bowers

" . . . the best part for me are the suggested menus the authors include in the back of the book. Hint... menu #5 is amazing!" ~A.Pea

"The authors manage to bring the elegance of a traditional cookbook to the Kindle, photos and all. I also like it that they cooked the dishes themselves and took their own pictures." ~J. Sailors

" . . . this one has amazing formatting AND pictures for each recipe taken by the authors. Wow!" ~Shelley Lynne

Product Details

  • File Size: 1511 KB
  • Print Length: 110 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Two Green Onions Studios, Inc; 4 edition (January 27, 2012)
  • Publication Date: January 27, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0072XOCA2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #501,010 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Lucy Ditty on February 2, 2012
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I was absolutely charmed by the introduction and their philosophy about cream and butter makes sense to me. (Meaning it's a philosophy that allows me to eat butter and cream occasionally. Yum.)

The recipes are clear, the photos are lovely and realistic, and the book is formatted well with bold text and hyperlinks to make things clearer and easier to navigate. The tips are helpful, as well. Many of the recipes are indeed better suited for "special" meals where one can take some more time, but some could fit easily into my regular cooking rotation. Technically speaking, as an experienced home-level cook (not "accomplished"), I wouldn't hesitate to try these. Had I read these when I was more inexperienced, I think I would have been comfortable trying them.

The food itself sounds delicious and most recipes have a variation or two on ones I've seen before. I hadn't seen that particular version of cacciatore, and I'm definitely trying it soon.

The title says "Special Dinners for Two," but some recipes indicate they make more than 2 servings (although information and suggestions on leftovers are provided). I also almost skipped this book because I am usually cooking for more than two. Maybe this release is for the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday, but I think a less specific title would be more appropriate. I'd hate for this book to be missed because someone isn't interested in "dinners for two."

I think it's a good resource for planning a special meal, and it's definitely something I would use for that purpose, right down to the menus. I also think I am going to pull a few recipes out and put them into general use soon - those butter twists sound really tasty, and I need a side dish idea for tonight!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Geoff Wells on February 2, 2012
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I love that these recipes are from "scratch". I often balk at any recipe that tells me to use something pre-made or pre-packaged.
This recipe book was obviously put together not only with an exceptional attention to detail but with a lot of love as well.
They have interlinked recipes, making it easy to jump to items that go well together and also give complete meal suggestions.
The accompanying photos make this book irresistible.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Kat on January 31, 2012
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What a great cookbook! If you have been meaning to designate a "date night" with your significant other, this book gives you tons of possible menus. The Broccoli and Cheese Pie recipe has ALL of our favorite things in it and that will be the first one we try. Love the tips and the menu suggestions. Great find.
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22 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Mary Solomon on December 26, 2012
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If you are looking for recipes for two, save your money. The description is confusing as it states "this collection of easy dinner recipes for two." Thus one would believe they ordered a cookbook containing recipes for two people. I wish cookbook authors would realize that most people cooking for two are actually cooking for two and want recipes for two. I can buy any cookbook and get recipes that serve 4-8 people. If I buy a special cooking for two book, I expect the recipes to serve two people. I don't wish to have leftovers for 4 days nor do I have the freezer space in a small apartment to house that much in leftovers.

The best part of this book (irony intended) is how the authors talk about eating in moderation then give you recipes which undermine that nice little lecture.

Here is a break down on serving sizes for this cookbook
Light Starters
serves 2: 1
serves 4: 9
total: 10

Sides
serves 2: 7
serves 4: 3 (one of which is twice baked potatoes, that couldn't be made into two servings? really?)

Main Dishes
serves 2: 2
serves 4: 3
serves 6: 1
serves 8: 1

Desserts
serves 2: 2
serves 4: 5
total: 7
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. KUHN on January 30, 2012
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Really great addition to my kindle iPad app. The full color photos are great to have as a reference while preparing each recipe. Great job!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Sailors on January 30, 2012
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I really like Special Dinners for Two. The authors manage to bring the elegance of a traditional cookbook to the Kindle, photos and all. I also like it that they cooked the dishes themselves and took their own pictures.

The book offers a wide selection of entrees, starters and desserts, and they are presented with menus showing good ways to mix them and tips on things like how to complete certain steps. Very important, I like the emphasis on fresh ingredients, with most everything being made from scratch -- in a day and age when we eat too many things that are processed, frozen or come from a drive-through window.

I'm reading the book on a Kindle Fire, which offers additional benefits such as the ability to add notes or to do an instant Google search on a word.

All in all, I certainly recommend this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Marg Ruttan on January 30, 2012
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Marie and Nicole have written a wonderful cookbook that I will use again and again. It has fabulous photos of all the recipes and the recipes themselves are easy to understand and use. And there are many interesting recipes in this book. I particularly like the Bruschetta Hearts recipes and will be making that as an appetizer later this week. And the dessert recipes are second to none. They will be wonderful to share with someone special for a dinner for two.

Great book!

Marg Ruttan
International Best Selling Cookbook Author
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