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I have several other cook books by Meredith Laurence and I was looking for other books by her when I found this one. It was probably written several years ago but it deserves to be in your cook book collection. In this book Ms. Laurence takes dishes and ingredients many of us are familiar with and she dresses them up and adds some sophistication and pizzazz. Meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food and she gives you four versions to choose from. You will also find recipes for basic home cooking such as making scrambled eggs and pie crust or another way to make a grilled cheese sandwich. We all think we can make a hamburger but you will find several recipes to make them even better. In the back of the book there is a page listing tips about ingredients, storing food and food prep an more. Her recipes call for ordinary ingredients most of us have in our kitchens, no surprises or items you will never use again. The recipe instructions are brief and easy to follow. The range of recipes are from appetizers to desserts. Highly recommended!
I love your book but the title stinks. I have never heard such a one sided title. You seem to think all women want to wear blue jeans meaning pants. Not all of us wear pants. I personally have worn skirts for 45 of the 50 years I have been married. The most elegant woman I ever met complimented me one day for wearing a skirt. She was the Grandmother of my husband and she could cook anything. But she wore dresses or skirts and blouses. She was almost 100 when she died. Denim can be used to make more than britches as ma called women's pants. She was a real lady and I realized I wanted to emulate her. I only wish I had gone to her and took cooking lessons from her. I have some of her recipes and if they were baked or fried she used only bacon fat/lard or butter. Most of the time it was bacon fat/lard and only find desserts as she called them had fresh made butter. She died in 1999 think of all the cooking knowledge she had and she never went to a cooking school.
This is a very comprehensive cookbook. I have followed Meredith for some time on QVC and made many of her recipes. Her instructions are clear and she explains things very well. Beautiful photographs. I have made the Asian Shrimp Noodle Soup twice already, the Chicken Nachos twice and have ingredients for 3 more recipes. I have not made a Meredith recipe that didn't turn out wonderfully and they never disappoint. I have been adding one cookbook at Christmas for the last several years and am so glad this is the book I chose for 2017.
Love the book. I really like that she goes into how you can expand the basic recipes. There are a ton of good ideas in here and I have used it quite a bit. I really love the fact that the recipes do not make you go out and buy things that you will never use again. These are easy to find ingredients and they are basic recipes with opportunities to take it up a notch. Great book!!!
Great book for someone who wants to try more with cooking but may be afraid to try. The fact that she starts off simple and by the time you finish the book, you are comfortable enough to cook for others is a great feeling. I went from being too reserved about others eating my food to cooking dinners for everyone