Saturday, June 25, 2016
The Make Ahead Kitchen Cookbook Review
Cedar Fort Publishing & Media has provided me with a complimentary copy of this cookbook free to facilitate this review. Affiliate links may be in this posting. Thanks for supporting my blog.
Annalise Thomas is from the big city and married to a man that is from a small town. As she learns to love small town life she enjoys sharing her foodie passions with others. Annalise is a wife and mom, a baker, a cook, and a blogger. She is also the author of The Make-ahead Kitchen.
The Make-ahead Kitchen: 75 Slow Cooker, Freezer, and Prepared Meals for the Busy Lifestyle by Annalise Thomas is a gorgeous picture-filled cookbook with simple recipes of delicious, healthy, and easy-to-prepare make-ahead dishes. No more kids asking what's for dinner and having to dig around the fridge, leftovers, or pantry for a last-minute meal. These family friendly foods, drinks, and desserts are just the ticket for less stress and no hassle.
The contents of this book are well laid out and easy to navigate. They start out with acknowledgements and general notes. The general notes are basically helpful tidbits of information about her recipes and way of cooking/using ingredients. In the notes she lets us know that their are symbols for those recipes that are gluten free (GF) and the ingredients that can be gluten free alternatives (GFA). The introduction is next with a little history of why the author wrote the book and a some background of the cookbook. The middle of the cookbook has recipes in 7 sections: Breakfast, Soups & Salads; Appetizers, Snacks & Sides; Main Dishes, Cookies & Bars, Desserts, and Drinks. The book ends with a wonderful index and about the author page.
The layout of each recipe is quite simple and each one has beautiful photograph of the completed meal, dessert, drink, etc. to accompany it. At the left side, each recipe includes the title, if it is GF or GFA or not, background of the recipe, and notes. On the right hand side it has the ingredients, directions, notes on what you can do ahead of time and freezing, and how many it serves.
All in all I believe this cookbook is a lovely addition to my cookbook library. It will be treasured in my kitchen. I am excited to make the recipes inside its pages for my family and friends.
DISCLOSURE/DISCLAIMER: I received this book for free to facilitate this review from Cedar Fort Publishing & Media. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review. Affiliate links may be in this posting. Thanks for supporting my blog.