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The Mom 100 Cookbook: 100 Recipes Every Mom Needs in Her Back Pocket Paperback – April 3, 2012
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The recipes were either too basic and obvious or too elaborate for children.
Examples include: oatmeal with toppings, popcorn for a snack, salad with dressing, scrambled eggs, spaghetti with sauce, pizza, fruit pieces on a skewer, tacos
versus Risotto (which cooks forever) and Honey-Hoisin Tofu where she suggests "you can sprinkle on additional scallions for color!"
I would return the book to amazon if didn't cost me about the same to ship it back.
It's not a horrid cookbook if you are trying to eat healthy and with whole foods rather than pre-packaged. She gives recipes for pudding and brownies that is a welcome change from the boxed prepared kind that you only add milk or oils. And I like that she has her own recipe for enchilada sauce and taco seasoning (that you don't have to use). Makes cooking a little more authentic.Read more ›
Make no mistake, this cookbook is a bit more basic than most. However, for all the basics, the photography, the stories and the tips make up for it two-fold.
Katie is a mom who knows kids. She knows we struggle to make good, healthy food for our families, she knows we struggle with the time to prepare wonderful meals, and she knows what it's like to have a picky eater.
I have a picky eater. Then I have two more semi-picky eater, and then I have two that will eat anything. An interesting variety to say the least. But how do I get the three pickier ones to join in with the two that aren't? I use Katie's cookbook, I introduce spices, seasonings, vegetables and ingredients slowly but disparately in recipes they are already familiar with. I make eating fun, I ask them to help me, I take Katie's recipes and I might even twist them up a bit.
I am a food blogger, so I am with no shortage of cookbooks, recipes or even my own knowledge and experience. Katie's cookbook is a wonderful book for busy mom's, young mom's and new mom's. It shows you how to get started early on, so you're not facing problems as they get older.
Yes, she has some basic, simple recipes that we might already know, but try her renditions - they are awesome. She also has several new twists on old classics, and my favorite part of the whole book is that most of the recipes have a number of ways to extend them or change them up so you could eat the same recipe everyday for a week and nobody would know because it's all so different.
Overall, I feel like this is an excellent cookbook. If you're an advanced chef, however you probably should skip this one, as you will just be complaining later and that isn't fair to Ms. Workman.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The recipes in here are very do-able, with easily accessible ingredients. I like that the ingredient lists for all of the recipes are not 20+ ingredients, but mostly around 8 to 10... Read morePublished 4 months ago by A Reader from PA
I’m a pretty bad mom. Really. I’m not kidding. How else to explain how I got to have a daughter who’s 24 years old but eats like a 4-year-old? A really picky 4-year-old. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Miss Ivonne
Enjoying this Cookbook. Bought it when I found vegetarian recipes. Found some other good recipes too.Published 9 months ago by LINDA HURTT
I love this cookbook!!! The recipes are easy and delicious. I pull it out over and over again. Nothing too fancy here, just staples, but I use it every week when planning my... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Peggy Steele
When pressed for time and want something tasty, this is the FIRST cookbook I reach for. As a busy mom with three kids, we can always find a good meal from Katie. Read morePublished 12 months ago by jillyb
Great family friendly recipes with tips on getting the kids involved. Instructions are easy to follow with photos of finished dishes.Published 16 months ago by Bookish