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Cookbook Reviews

One Pan, Two Plates

Cookbook by: Carla Snyder

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“I can’t help you with your laundry or bills, but One Pan, Two Plates can help you get a healthful meal on the table in less time and with less cleanup. All the dishes are complete made-from-scratch meals, with one-pan cleanup and ready to eat in less than 1 hour (many less than 30 minutes),” Carla Snyder. 

As someone who mostly cooks for two people I bought this cookbook years ago. I have always been interested in making meals that do not have a lot of leftovers, since I am not a huge fan of them. One Pan, Two Plates offers a wide variety of meals that are great to feed two people. 

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One-Pan Roast Deviled Chicken

Chicken is something that I eat a lot of but tends to get boring and I am always searching for new ways to make it. I was drawn to this recipe had it had turnips and parsnips in it and I have never cooked with either of them. 

All of the ingredients were easy to locate at the grocery store. Although the only bone-in chicken breasts I could find were huge and could have served two people. I prepped all of the ingredients before starting to cook as usual. The recipe was simple and easy to follow. My chicken skin did get a little chard and started to fall off but it was still really yummy. 

I had to cook mine a little longer than the recipe stated due to the large size of the chicken breasts. Everything was so tasty and cooked perfectly. I loved the way the mustard tasted on the chicken.  The only change I would make to the recipe would be to double the amount of the vegetables as I could have eaten more!

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Wild Mushroom Frittata

I love all types of eggs and mushrooms so this recipe was perfect for a Sunday morning breakfast. The mushrooms I used were shiitake as my grocery store only had those and button mushrooms. 

The recipe was very straight forward and simple. It didn’t take long to get the frittata ready and the kitchen smelled so good as it cooked. The hardest part was letting it cool for three minutes before cutting. It tasted really good and would be just as good as dinner. I had enough leftovers to freeze and am going to warm it up in the oven this weekend for dinner. 

Cookbook Ratings: Recipe directions easy to follow: yes, Ingredients easy to find: yes, Specialty ingredients needed: no, Specialty equipment needed: no, Accurate time estimates: yes, Best for home chef skill level: novice, Taste/flavor: delicious, Family friendly: yes, specialty diet: no, How many recipes are unique: most, overall cookbook rating: love it

A cookbook that helps me have less leftovers is always a good thing. One Pan, Two Plates is a great cookbook with creative recipes that are perfect for any weeknight meal. I can’t wait to cook more of these recipes!

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