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Cookbook Reviews

WeightWatchers Family Meals

Cookbook by: Weight Watchers

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“Family meals helps you build confidence in the kitchen and shows you simple ways to carve out time so that even busy families like yours can gather together for a well-balanced-and crazy delicious-meal,” Theresa DiMasi.

Family Meals has a wide variety of recipes from chocolate bark to old-fashioned chicken pot pie to tender beef shanks with polenta. The recipes are very easy to understand and the ingredients easy to find. 

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London Broil with Sweet Onions and Peppers

I grew up with my family cooking london broils often on the grill. Since I don’t have a grill at our apartment I decided to make this recipe using the broiler. I broiled the meat and vegetables on high for 6 minutes and then flipped the meat and broiled all of it another 6 minutes. It was really good and reminded of the london broil I would have growing up. 

Loved using the taco seasoning on the meat, I never would have thought of that. If you have never made a london broil don’t let it intimidate you – it’s a really nice cut of meat and not difficult to cook. 

Picture of Old Fashioned Pot Pie in a glass pie dish on a white counter

Old-Fashioned Chicken Potpie

Recipe 2: Old-Fashioned Chicken Potpie

It was raining the night I made this and it was the perfect dish for the weather. The filling for the potpie was really flavorful and simple to put together. (Remember that the chicken needs to be cooked before adding to the mixture – this would be a great place to use leftover roast chicken.) 

Using the crescent dough just on the top of potpie works really well and it is pretty easy to make it look nice. I will say that my sister and I both had two helpings! 


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

Weight Watchers Family Meals is a great cookbook. The recipes are straight forward and easy to follow. The cookbook has so many different types of recipes. I have another ten recipes marked that I want to make. Of course I will be making the Old-Fashioned Chicken Potpie again soon!

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