Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 29
Rated 5 out of 5 by Police Wife LPD Jackpot
I'm no chef!! I need easy delicious recipes and this is it! I have looked everywhere for recipes that are family friendly and don't take too long. Thank you Mandy for this book!!! I also purchased the advanced order!!
Rated 3 out of 5 by Florida Foodie Good book for a beginner
Some things they did right: ingredients are highlighted and printed in bold type, typeface throughout is larger than most other cookbooks, the book is well organized and presented, and almost all recipes include photographs.
Some things they did wrong (unless this is your first cookbook): I will not follow a recipe that includes refrigerated crescent rolls or cookie dough, instant pudding, Cool Whip, Bisquick, cake or brownie mix, cornbread stuffing mix, or Lipton Soup Mix. Enough said.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jean Ross OMG -- Every Recipe is a Winner!
Beautiful illustrations, clear instructions and YUMMY recipes--Made 6 dishes for a dinner party to rave reviews... Yes, you can make healthy substitutions, but for a party, LIVE a little! Soooo good! Thanks, David Venable and Mandy Rivers!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ahhhbiteme Southern Cooking... "A La Max!"
All 9 recipes that we have tried from this book have been a hit with family and friends. It's great to know that the time being spent in the kitchen preparing a meal for your family is time well spent when they say, "mom this is good, or can you make some of that (whatever the choose) again?" I hate to cook, I feel like one spends so much time preparing a meal and come to find out family doesn't like it. With this cookbook, one can not go wrong. Great recipes, simple and fast. Therefore I salute you Mandy, thanks!
Rated 5 out of 5 by gingerlove Yummy!!!!! To The max!!!!
I always think if I get one recipe that I love its worth the price of the book!!! I am already tired of request for me to make ice cream cake with Oreo crust,the preacher asked in front of everyone if I would make it for potluck..I did and he hid it!!! So I have made it like 4 times,people love it!! My favorite is snickers brownies,love them!! Love this cookbook!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by hbam Awesome cookbook!
Every single recipie that I have made from this cookbook has been amazing! My family are very picky eaters and it has been nice having them enjoy dinner.
Rated 3 out of 5 by bunnyduk Preview Your Review
I cook for myself only but love cookbooks. These recipes look really good, and I am looking forward to trying them. I rated this book only three stars because of the lack of servings info, and no nutritional info. However, I would rate the recipes five stars, which is why I decided to keep it. Another plus was the nice crisp black print and good font size. Sadly some books now being printed elect to look pretty with fancy fonts too small to read without a magnifying glass, and with gray print. Whoever is responsible for producing any cook book needs to be aware that not only young people with perfect eyesight will be using them. Unfortunately you can't tell until you receive them unless you buy in a store.
Rated 5 out of 5 by mike923 Not a bad one in the lot...
I have had the cookbook for a number of weeks now and have tried some baked goods, some main meals and some desserts. We have enjoyed every one. The raisin and bran muffins were wonderfully moist and tasty, but the biggest hit at my house has been the shrimp and grits. The seasoning for the shrimp has made it a favorite here. Unlike many "Southern" cookbooks (which, in my opinion, are too bland), Mandy uses enough spices in her recipes to enhance the flavors of the food without overpowering them. We look forward to many flavorful meals in the future. As David would say..."happy dance...happy dance...happy dance.