A Review of the Fifth Edition of The Damn Delicious Recipes Cookbook

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The new cookbook by the self-proclaimed “Dirt Food” creator, Darcy Keene, proves that easy and fast does not have to mean bland. The blogger, Chungah Rhee, has attracted millions of dedicated followers with her delicious recipes for k-cups, noodles, soups, stews, stir fries, dips, and desserts. She serves everything from pizza and spaghetti to grilled quesadillas and cappuccinos at her blog. The recipes are so delicious, some people say they would serve them at their own wedding. If you love to cook and can’t wait for the next meal, this is the book for you.

In the new book, The Dirt Food Kitchen: Creating Healthy Recipes in the Kitchen of Your Home, Darcy Keene shares over a thousand recipes, many of which have never been published on book cover. Although many of these recipes have been used as ingredients in print, this book offers much more than food for thought at your dinner table. For example, there are a number of “how-to” guides covering a wide variety of subjects including using herbs and spices, creating main courses, desserts, appetizers, salads, soups, and pastas. Some of these recipes have never been printed on a kitchen or dining room table. They’re guaranteed to be a hit at your next cookout or potluck.

An Overview

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The first quarter of the book includes forty-eight recipes, many of which are dedications to those who are in the know when it comes to healthy eating. These include a grapefruit salad with maple dressing, balsamic vinegar and chicken salad with kale, and a spinach and feta cheese soup with chickpea puree. Other gems include beet and fennel pasta, fettuccini Alfredo with kale and fennel, chicken noodle soup with vegetable sausage, and vegetable beef stew with broccoli. For those who are in need of a healthy alternative to bacon and apple sauce for their chicken, this book has that as well.

Oh, so you think that meal prep can be boring? Not anymore! The next quarter of this fifth edition of the best-selling How To Get The Most From Your Slow Cooker includes over a dozen new recipes, including black bean fajitas with refried beans, homemade corn tortilla soup, and grilled vegetable barley soup. Plus, you’ll find an exciting new take on the classic Sunday brunch: brunch nachos. If you want to up the ante, you can make spiked apple cider and chocolate chip cookies with refried beans and a dash of cinnamon for an extra kick.

In the next section, you’ll discover how to make delicious salads that are both delicious and easy to prepare. This section also includes such favorite recipes as macaroni and cheese, grilled peach salsa, zesty baked potato and bruschetta, and baby back ribs. There are fifty-six pages of easy to follow meal prep recipes, including a twenty-eight page index. The new recipes in this book will make any meal simple and delicious.

5th Edition Cookbook Review

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Another awesome new addition to the fifth edition of the best-selling How to Get the Most From Your Slow Cooker is a second appendix titled, “Ten Great Dishes Perfect for Second Bites.” This second appendix has recipes for ten new delicacies perfect for the potluck, hostess party, or family gathering that will not only impress your friends but will also impress your dinner guests. These recipes include baby back ribs (also known as baby back shawls), roasted portobello mushrooms, chanterelle mushroom rinds, macaroni and cheese with broccoli florets, fettuccini Alfredo with tomato sauce, fettuccini with garlic oil, and creamy ragu algae pearls. These delicious dishes will surely be a big hit at your next dinner party or get together!

The fifth edition of the “How to Get the Most From Your Slow Cooker” cookbook includes an adorable eleven page index. This index is jam-packed with delicious new recipes for all types of meals, desserts, snacks, appetizers, soups, stews, and beans. The index page includes recommendations on serving sizes and serving widths for all of these items. You will also find helpful information about how many servings you should take in each meal. And as always, much helpful information is provided on the individual food items as well.

This fifth edition of the “How to Get the Most From Your Slow Cooker” cookbook has some exciting new features. If you love using your slow cooker for slow-cooking healthy meals, now is the time to purchase this new book and add your own creative mind to preparing healthy meals. This new improved recipe album provides some simple yet delicious ways to make use of your food processor.

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