Get Cooking: Staples + 5

100 Simple Recipes to Make the Most of Your Pantry

by Tanorria Askew

#Staples5 #NetGalley Pub date: 23 November 2021

I have not watched Master Chef but the author of this cookbook was a contestant on that show. I assume that means that she knows how to cook when under pressure. Maybe that it what inspired this collection of recipes, all 100 of them; she wants others to feel confident and relaxed in their kitchens.

In the introduction, readers learn that the author has been influenced by both Southern and Mid-Western cooking. From her family, she learned the joys of having people come around for a meal. This background is reflected in the book.

There are helpful beginning sections on topics like what to stock in a kitchen, a list of spices to have on hand, equipment needed and more. The recipes then go in a traditional order beginning with appetizers.

Some of the recipes included are for Butternut Squash Fritters, Classic Deviled Eggs, BBQ Pork Belly Tacos, Pasta Carbonara, Chicken n Biscuit Pot Pie, Red Beans & Rice, Dad’s Baked Beans, Blackberry Cobbler and many more. The directions seems clear and there are photos scattered throughout the book.

For those who enjoy good family food, this book is worth a look. It may make you hungry though.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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