6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Fabulous simple recipes,
This review is from: The I Love Trader Joe's College Cookbook: 150 Cheap and Easy Gourmet Recipes (Paperback)
I agree with other reviewers: though this would be a great gift for a recent high school grad, it isn't just for college kids! I live in a small apartment in New York with very limited kitchen space, and I think I could manage every recipe in here--and they all sound delicious. I love the idea of being able to pick up all the ingredients I need in one shopping trip, especially since Trader Joe's is so affordable.
Lynn's instructions are super easy to follow, and I love that every recipe is short, usually 2-4 steps. Some are as simple as taking a prefab TJ's meal and juicing it up a bit with some extra ingredients, and some are much more "from scratch," but not at all intimidating. There's a great emphasis on one-pot cooking (easy cleanup!), and even a whole section for meals you can make using only a microwave. And for all that simplicity, every recipe in the book sounds amazing--kind of incredible since there's so many of them.
In short: great concept, very well executed!