Sunday, August 14, 2022

Quick & Easy Recipes with Help...From My Instant Pot, Air Fryer, Slow Cooker, Waffle Iron & More

Quick & Easy Recipes with Help is a well curated collection of recipes utilizing small kitchen appliances. Due out 15th Aug 2022 from Gooseberry Patch, it's 288 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats. Recipes are credited for each contributor with general location.

This is a solid, down to earth, well organized cookbook full of everyday recipes which each use "kitchen helper" small appliances such as the air fryer, sheet pan preparation, slow cookers, waffle irons, instant pot type pressure cookers, etc. The recipes are arranged in chapters by which helper appliance is utilized in the recipe: air fryer, instant pot, slow cooker, blender, waffle iron, sheet pan, skillet, and muffin tin. 

Recipes include an introduction description, yields, and a bullet list of ingredients in a sidebar, followed by step by step preparation directions. Ingredient measures are given in imperial (American) units. There is no included nutritional information. Each recipe includes a color picture. Serving suggestions are appetizing and appropriate. Graphically, it's a very appealing book with a very "Heartland Americana" vibe. The recipes include a lot of comfort foods and also food which would be good for potlucks and buffet dinners. The dishes pictured are professionally styled and attractive.

The book includes an index with recipes listed by category, so they're easy to find. The editors have also included a metric conversion chart in the back of the book. 

Five stars. There are lots of family and crowd favorites included here. This would be a good choice for public library acquisition, for church kitchen libraries, and for folks involved with other "group gathering" activities. You could hit the family reunion for the next 20 years with the recipes in this book and never repeat a dish.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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