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A varied and interesting family cookbook,
This review is from: Melinda Messenger's Family Cookbook: Delicious Recipes for All the Family (Hardcover)
I am a busy mum to 3 young children and have found this cookbook to be a straightforward, informative, down-to-earth book which has quickly become a firm favourite in my house. It has lots of delicious family recipes with clear instructions and helpful tips. Each recipe tells you how long it will take to prepare and how long it takes to cook, so I can use this to help me decide what to make depending on how much time I have. My children love looking through the baking chapter and choosing a cake or dessert for us to make together.
I would say that I have now made well over half of the recipes in this book and myself and my family have enjoyed all of them. There is a wide variety of recipes from simple omlettes to more unusual ideas such as beetroot chocolate cake (my kids loved both making and eating this one). My favourite chapter is the outdoor eating section, and the Campfire Chilli is delicious.
The only very small negative I have is that I like cookbooks to have a picture of every recipe, so I can see what the end result should look like. And I also find that I am much more inclined to make the recipes that do have a photograph of it. Having said that the book does have lots of lovely photographs throughout it.
Would love to see another cookbook similar to this style from Melinda, perhaps with more vegatarian recipes, more outdoor eating suggestions and maybe kids lunchbox ideas.
Overall I would highly recommend this cookbook for everyone in particular families with young children.
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