One of the things that I love most about this cookbook is all of the Tips & Tricks that are included. As well as all of the money saving techniques that everyone could benefit from! As I look at the recipe for "Picnic Hot Dog Surprise" (located on page 26) I notice a note at the bottom of the page which says: "When the weather is nice, carry dinner outdoors to the backyard for a picnic. You'll be making memories together...and just about anything tastes even better outdoors!" Other Tips & Tricks:
Stuffed Cabbage Soup (page 46)
We just loved my mom's stuffed cabbage, but it took so long to prepare. I took all of the ingredients she used and turned it into a soup that is a lot quicker and tastes just like the original!
1 pound ground beef
garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste
2 14-1/2 ounce cans beef broth
3-2/3 cup water
2 10-3/4 ounce cans tomato soup
1 4.4 ounce can sauerkraut
1/2 head cabbage, chopped
1 cup cooked rice
Brown beef in a large soup pot over medium heat; drain. Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Add broth water, soup and undrained sauerkraut; stir until mixed well. Mix in cabbage and rice; bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for one hour. Makes 10 servings.
A splash of cider vinegar adds zing to any cabbage dish.
Over all I find the cookbook very easy to use and very easy to understand. The recipes are straightforward and so far have proven to be accurate and correct! I love all of the extras that are included and enjoy reading them too. I can't wait to continue to try more recipes. This cookbook will be sitting nicely next to my stove for some time to come!