I have decided that after I’ve made a few recipes from a cookbook I will do a review of that book! This way you can see the recipes that I’ve tried, all in one place and find out some more information about the book. It is sad that it has taken me many, many years of blogging to come up with this idea. Very sad. But have no fear, I expect this to become a regular feature!
So, without further ado, let’s begin with Weeknights with Giada: Quick and Simple Recipes to Revamp Dinner
Like all of Giada’s books, it is filled with gorgeous pictures of both the food, Giada and her family. Some people have complained that there are too many photos of family and not enough of the food, but I love the family shots.
The book is organized in 8 sections: soups & salads; bruschettas, sandwiches & pizzas; pasta & grains; meat, poultry & fish; change of pace; breakfast for dinner; veggies & sides; and desserts.
From the bruschettas, sandwiches and pizza section, I made the Arugula Pesto, Ricotta and Smoked Mozzarella Pizza.
From the meat, poultry and fish section, I made the Broiled Tilapia with Mustard-Chive Sauce.
And from the Veggies and Sides section, I made the amazing awesome Fried Smashed Potatoes with Lemon.
Every single thing I have tried, I have loved! Seriously. And I still have lots marked to try: Grilled California-Style Chopped Salad with Shrimp; Grilled Cheese with Spinach and Pancetta; Risotto with Currants, Pine Nuts and Feta Cheese; Crispy Chicken with Rosemary-Lemon Salt; Asian Quinoa with Salmon; Fig and Brie Panini; …..I could go on and on.