Thursday, September 6, 2012

Everyday Cooking Review


Everyday Homemaking is packed with practical ideas, time-and money-saving tips, and useful products and tools to help you better manage your household and time.

Whether you are a homeschooler looking for advice and encouragement or an overwhelmed homemaker trying to get the house organized and dinner on the table, Everyday Homemaking has something for you.

Their website includes free recipes and articles and a great section called Kitchen Servants, which includes links to recommended mixers, grain mills, and cookware.  Oh yeah, and here is the page on the dream appliance!  If you have some time, these pages have some great information! 

Photobucket They also have a wonderful Book Series.  I had the opportunity to review one of their books called Everyday Cooking.  

Everyday Cooking is a collection of tried-and-true recipes and hints for simple, everyday cooking with an emphasis on whole foods - from a busy homeschooling mother of eight. 

Here you can click on the preview to see a few sample pages.  The book includes photos, sample menus, shopping and equipment tips, and more than 125 recipes!!

Each month they feature some of the recipes from Everyday Cooking on their site.  Here are some sample recipes to try for free. 

My Thoughts:  I like how Everyday Cooking is laid out.  After a short Introduction it starts right away with Timesaving Tips and Breakfast Ideas.  It's then broken down into Appetizers & Dressings, Bread & Grains, Main Dishes, Soups, & Sides, and Desserts & Snacks.  In concludes with Basic Measurements and Helps, Meal Planning and Shopping Hints, Sample Menus and Checklists.

I do wish there were more pictures throughout.  There are a few like the one below, but I am visual and really like to see what the end result looks like for each recipe.  I do love the photo explanation in the Breads & Grains section!!

There were also helpful tips scattered about, which I thought were great.

Another thing I would have liked is for more recipe variations and substitutions.  There were several like the one below, but I would have liked more ways to alter the recipes due to allergies or to just make them healthier. 

I do think this is a great cookbook for mothers and daughters and a great resource for the busy mom. 

Find Out More:  You can find out more online at Everyday HomemakingEveryday Cooking can be purchased as an e-book {which is what I received} for $14.99 or coil-bound with a glossy cover for $17.99. 

My Crewmates are also talking about Everyday Homemaking, so you can check out what they think about it HERE.


Disclaimer:  This product was given to Our Homeschool Reviews for free for review purposes, and I do not have to return the product to the vendor.  I have received no compensation from it and all opinions and experiences within this review are my own.



Thanks for your comment about the photos -- even if I can't get them all in the book (cost prohibitive), I think I can get them online so you at least have them for reference. For the ebooks, we may be able to link them. Would that help?
Thanks for your candid review! :)

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Thanks for considering adding the pictures to your site. I know it is not cost effective to add them to every recipe in the book, but pictures do help me decide what to For instance, I am more drawn to Bekah’s Blueberry Buckle than anything else because it looks so yummy!!! ;)

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