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Best Recipes from the Backs of Boxes, Bottles, Cans and Jars Hardcover – March, 2005

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My Halal Kitchen: Global Recipes, Cooking Tips, and Lifestyle Inspiration by Yvonne Maffei
"My Halal Kitchen: Global Recipes, Cooking Tips, and Lifestyle Inspiration" by Yvonne Maffei
Explore this bestselling cookbook filled with more than 100 diverse, popular, international recipes made with halal foods or halal substitutes along with tips on how to source them. Learn more
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Galahad Books; 1st Galahad Ed edition (March 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0883658275
  • ISBN-13: 978-0883658277
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #809,525 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent cookbook full of easy, relatively quick recipes. You won't have to go searching for strange-sounding, obscure ingredients, either. These are not gourmet dishes; they are delicious, every-day recipes which will become favorites around your house.
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Usually I cook recipes much more complicated than the ones in this book, but these recipes are all great. They are tasty and the vast majority are quick and easy to prepare. I have given this book to many people as a gift and they all love it. A few friends got rid of all their falling apart pieces of paper that contained these recipes. Most people will recognize a lot of the recipes because they are classic ones that many Americans grew up on such as Campbell's Green Bean Bake, Red Velvet Cake, Party Cheese Balls, California Dip and so on. All these classic recipes are found in this one book which you will refer to again and again.
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By A Customer on April 15, 2002
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This is one of my favorite cookbooks. My husband and I love the Hunt's meatballs and spaghetti recipe as our very favorite sauce, and it only takes 20 minutes! It's hard to believe that such a simple sauce tastes better than anything we've found in a jar. Many other recipes have turned out great too.
This book would make an excellent gift for someone, and it's also very reasonably priced for a hardcover book.
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I have this book and I use it all the time. It has a great variety of recipes from appetizers to desserts and they are all easy to make and taste wonderful. I would recommend it to everyone who likes to cook. It's the best cookbook I have!
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Because these recipes represented the company (since they were, after all, on the label) they had to taste good and not be too overwhelming to attempt. The companies who developed and printed the recipes wanted readers to _make_ the food so that they would be using their products.

You can save money with many of these scratch recipes (frosting, spaghetti sauce, and more), and every one of them that we've tried has been one we liked. And you don't have to use the brand-name product, of course. They turn out just as well with whatever was on sale. But shhhhhh, don't tell the manufacturers I said that.

Easy, tasty, and they'll save you money. I'm not sure what the downside is to this cookbook. It's a keeper.
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I have to say that this is one of the most fun, nostalgic, practical and enjoyable cookbooks in our collection. Over the years we have used it many times and still do so.

The title of this work sort of says it all. This indeed is a collection of all those recipes you find on the back of boxes, cans, jars and such, published by the maker of the product found inside the container. Now logic would tell you that these companies would not print a horrid, difficult or bad tasting recipe and attach it to their product with a recommendation that you try it. No, no, no! These food companies are trying to sell you their product, over and over and over again. This is how they make their money. They desperately want to put their best foot forward. And I must say that they almost always do!

I doubt seriously if you attend a church dinner, organization or community potluck, family gathering, etc. that you will be able to go through the food line without running into at least one of the recipes featured in this work. Many of the dishes here have become so ingrained in our eating culture that the original source is completely lost, and indeed, many have gone into the realm of "old secret family recipes that have been pasted down generation after generation." Little do we know that Aunt Grace or Granny actually copped the dish from the back of a can or box years ago and passed it on as her own.

There is something is this work for just about every one; whether it be main dishes, desserts, appetizers, snacks, sauces, salads, soups, sandwiches, breads, or just "stuff." All of the directions are extremely simple to follow; so simple in fact, that this is a great book to present the young lad or lass that is off to college and away from home for the first time.
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By A Customer on September 26, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book was given to me by one of my aunts for Christmas about 6 years ago. I love it. It was my first cook book and I found the recipes easy to make, had most of the ingredients on hand and have loved everything that I have made with it. When I left home I had to leave the original book behind because my family did not want to give it up. I have since bought a new one and use it frequently.
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How many times did you look for that small piece of paper where you have a favorite recipe and you didn't find it? Or maybe you have search for a recipe of that dish your mother use to prepare.

This book is a must have reference where you will find the all-time favorite recipes of every family member, well organized, and in an elegant, resistant format that will win stand the everyday use.

Every one of the popular recipes in the book are fast an easy to prepare, with detailed instructions from America's Best Food Manufacturers.

If you were felling nostalgic about something you use to prepare, there is a probability that you will find the cure here.
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