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An Okay Cookbook but not for my Everyday Meals,
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This review is from: The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook, Heavy-Duty Revised Edition (Ring-bound)
I wanted an everyday cookbook with easy to make meals. I also wanted a ring bound cookbook. I read all the reviews on cookbooks and there were so many positive reviews on ATK Family Cookbook that I decided to order it. Well it came two days later and I didn't like it at all. Yes, the book is heavy duty and has a ton of recipes, but the content on the pages is so visually cluttered that I found it distasteful. Yes, it has a lot of tips to share, but basically I just wanted easy everyday recipes, not an education about ingredients, etc. I just couldn't see myself USING this cookbook on a daily basis.
So I went back to review other cookbooks, saw the content of Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook and said "That is what I wanted!" Simple easy recipes, easy to read on the page, everyday ingredients. Then I saw that there was a Pink Plaid edition of the same cookbook in the Bargain Bin and took a chance and ordered it. Great price, good condition and recipes I will enjoy.
I have a son in Calif who is a "foodie" so the ATK Family Cookbook will be making it's way to him to enjoy. I know he likes to watch the TV show.