Anyone who has read this blog for any amount of time will know that this is not a food blog. While I do cook for my family, I can’t say that it’s a passion. I’ve improved over the years thanks to the many tips and recipes that my friend Nicky has shared with me but I still don’t really call myself a cook.
The hardest part for me is having meals in my repertoire that I can get on the table quickly after soccer practice or dance class or play dates. We have long ago tired of my recipes that fit this description so I was awfully glad when Keepers was released. And then I was even more glad when I learned that this cookbook’s subtitle (Two Home Cooks Share Their Tried-and-True Weeknight Recipes and the Secrets to Happiness in the Kitchen) was true. Keepers is truly a cookbook full of recipes that can be cooked quickly. And the food tastes good.
Our favorites so far include Roasted Orange Chipolte Shrimp, Turkey Taco Night and Maple Barbecue Drumsticks. Caroline even asked me to make Green Beans with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Breadcrumbs more than once and this is coming from a girl who will pick the basil out of tomato sauce because it is too green.
Needless to say, this one is indeed a Keeper.