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Everyday Homemaking- Everyday Cooking Review

As part of The Schoolhouse Review Crew, I received Everyday Homemaking’s Everyday Cooking ebook. This review is part of The Molly Crew. The Molly Crew provides product reviews for your home and family.

 

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Everyday Cooking is a collection of tried-and-true recipes for simple, everyday cooking with an emphasis on whole foods. Vickie Bentley is a busy homeschooling mother of eight. She knows what it’s like trying to take care of a family and put tasty, nutritious food on the table every day. Everyday Cooking also has plenty of hints and tips to help you.

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I didn’t print out the ebook, I used it straight from my computer. Check out my tip for cooking with the computer. Everyday Cooking will make a nice cookbook when printed out. I very well may do so in the future, especially as my daughters start making more and more recipes from it.

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Chapters included in the cookbook are:

Timesaving Tips
Breakfast Ideas
Appetizers and Dressings
Breads and Grains
Main Dishes & Soups & Sides
Deserts & Snacks
Basic Measurements and Helps
Meal Planning and Shopping Hints
Basic Cooking Skills Checklist
Sample Menus and Menu Planning Masters
Basic Kitchen Accessories
Kitchen Equipment
and more…

The only thing I didn’t like was quite a few recipes called for instant rice. I never use instant rice. I try to use brown rice most of the time, but my husband prefers white rice. So I make that about half the time for him. Other than that, I didn’t have any problems with any of the recipes. There are a lot of recipes that I want to try. I also found quite a few recipes that I’ve seen before online. It does make it handy, though, to have them all included in this cookbook.

Here are a few of the recipes I tried:

Italian Chicken and Rice This recipe was one that called for instant rice. With a simple adjustment, I served it with brown rice and green beans from our garden.

Italian Chicken

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hamburger Gravy – served over our homemade biscuits, it was a lunch that the kids loved. My mother used to make something similar when I was growing up, only the gravy was milk based. It’s nice to have a non dairy version.

Hamburger Gravy

 

Chicken Taco Rice Ok, that’s not chicken, it’s hamburger. That would be user error. I guess I was thinking “tacos” when I pulled the hamburger out of the freezer. It was already defrosted when I realized my error, so I just went with it. This picture was taken before the cheese was added on the top. Chicken or beef, this is a recipe that my family loved. Next time, I will use chicken and try serving it on a bed of lettuce with diced onion and sour cream on top. yum!

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Italian Chicken and Pasta was another winner for my family. I served it with zucchini from our garden and it was delish.  This will definitely be a regular on our menu.

 

Italian Chicken with Pasta

I haven’t tried any of the desert or bread recipes yet. I went straight for the main courses. Those are the recipes that make the biggest difference in cooking for my family. I know my daughters will love to try all the desert recipes.

You can view sample pages , 12 in all, including the table of contents. Under the picture of the book, click “Preview” . Everyday Homemaking is a great cookbook and kitchen help for young and old alike. With all the extra helps included, it would also make a great addition to a home ec course.

Everyday Homemaking is a 100 page coil bound print book selling for $17.99, $14.99 in eBook form.

 

 

 

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*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this ebook in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. My opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. If it would be of help to you, the recipes to which you refer are probably calling for converted or parboiled rice (which is a step between white and brown, but it is not instant – it has more nutrition than white but a bit less than the brown–it’s brown rice that is pressurized to PARtially BOIL it to reduce the cooking time slightly, to 20 minutes; in the process, the nutrients are driven inside the grain before polishing, so it retains more of the nutrients than white rice — it’s tan). There is one recipe that calls for instant simply because of how quick it is (taco rice), but I should revise that to give the option of precooked regular or brown rice!

    Your meals look lovely! Thanks for sharing the photos and your thoughtful, candid review. :)

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