Thursday, December 27, 2012

Review - Not Your Mother's Make Ahead and Freeze Cookbook

Title: Not Your Mother's Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook
Author: Jessica Fisher
Publisher: Harvard Common Press (October 9, 2012)
Format: Softcover; Pgs 416
Genre: Cookbook
Source: Library
Series: NYM (Not Your Mother’s

I was more impressed with this “Not Your Mother’s” cookbook than I was in the previous book that that I tried. Like Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Recipes for Two, this one does not have pictures, but what it does offer are usable dinner solutions, with shopping lists and planning schedules, that will get you through the shopping and cooking process smoother and easier.

Another added bonus is that not all the recipes depend on tomato products as fillers. Other cookbooks that I have checked out in regards to make-ahead freeze recipes seem to be tomato heavy and after awhile that gets a bit redundant.

Jessica Fisher takes the time to introduce the concept and explains the ideas behind freezer cooking. What can and what cannot be frozen. Storage lengths and freezing techniques. Even spelling out specifics as to what containers and freezer bags will be needed.

Overall, this is a very good resource for busy families or even for those that are new empty nesters that are beginning to question the practicality of cooking for yourself every night.

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