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Dated, and highly processed foods
on February 25, 2018
Well, the good news is, this cook book has absolutely everything. If you need a recipe for anything, say pulled pork, this will have at least 10 versions of it. Only complaints are that it is dated. It has some products that are not available any more (Butter Buds?), or have different sizes or ingredients than they did when this was published. Also the "healthy" recipes are not at all healthy by today's standards. This book's version of healthy is low-fat, and highly processed foods, which to me is what was considered healthy in the 80s and early 90s.
Many recipies contains a lot of highly processed food ingredients, like Stove Top stuffing, or other pre-packaged foods. There are probably 10 variations of recipes along the lines of chicken + cream of mushroom soup + Stove Top stuffing.
On the positive side, the recipes are very easy, usually only have about 5 ingredients, and pretty reliable.
We have found a few recipes that are easy weekday meals that can cook while we are at work. And that is what we were looking for.
I would say, it's worth the money, and a good cookbook to have on hand in a pinch.