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36 people found this helpful
on March 30, 2014
I have looked through the entire thing, and all I can say is wow! All of the recipes look like ones I would make for my family on a normal day. They do have a dessert listed for every meal plan and they look easy enough to make and look beautiful too! I love their "extras" that aren't food related. Examples of those are: Personalized plates, diy menu board, 52 family dinner conversation starters. My favorite of those extras was a tradition they do every Thanksgiving eve. Everyone in the family gets $5 to spend on anything they want at the grocery store and they make a crazy meal out of all of it. I believe that is a new tradition I want to start with my family!
I have already made a few recipes: Mandarin orange pretzel salad - a lot like the strawberry pretzel salad that is very popular, only made with mandarin oranges and orange gelatin. Delicious! I have also made the five minute jello salad, the berry cheesecake pudding (SO good!) and the layered green salad. So far, everything I've made has turned out wonderful.
In my opinion, this cookbook is geared toward families who are raising children, the recipes seem child friendly. Though, there are a few fairly elegant choices (the overnight caramel French toast - which I've made, and is so incredibly delicious, also the stuffed mushrooms) but I do feel like there are a lot more family friendly choices in here than in most other cookbooks. This has been deemed my most favorite new cookbook, and I have A LOT of cookbooks. LOVE the book, it is definitely worth buying!