Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Simply Grilling by Jennifer Chandler

Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to making dinner? Take a quick look at the book Simply Grilling and you'll want to jump out of that rut and try some new and delicious sounding meals prepared on the grill! I'll readliy admit that our meals tend to folow the same patterns--I do like to try new things, but for our busy lives I tend to fall back into the "winners" that are healthy, easy to prepare, and I already know my family likes.

I will say that I'm not a big grill-er. My husband usually monopolizes the grill, preparing hamburgers, sausage, and chicken. We don't usually branch out more than that. I have seen yummy-looking foods prepared on the grill in magazines and such before, but always wondered how they made them, and how difficult it would be to.

Now, having read this book, a whole new world has opened up to me!! The first section of the book explains all those things I didn't know about, such as "Essential Grill Gear" "Oil Your Grates" "Control the Heat" and the oh-so-important "Checking for Doneness." If you have a lot of broad experience with preparing different foods on the grill, this section may seem obvious to you, but it was a great eye-opener and empower-er to me! This section is followed with the recipes, each one with a beautiful, mouth-watering, full-page color picture of the food prepared from the recipe. Reading through the recipes, they are not filled with obscure, hard-to-find grocery items (for the most part). I was definitely inspired! I started marking different recipes to try soon, and noticed that I have more than twenty that I'd like to try right away! There are appetizers, fruits, veggies, side dishes, and main dishes. Oh, and the all-important desserts as well!

I definitely recommend this book! It's a beautiful cookbook, with very do-able recipes! You will enjoy the addition to your grilling repertoire!

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review.

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