Rose Reisman’s Family Favorites by Rose Reisman is not just a cookbook about recipes. It is a cookbook filled with information that teaches the importance of nutrition, the best food for your family, and planning balanced, healthy, delicious meals for your family.
It also features recommendations on making wise food choices at the supermarket, ordering healthy meals in restaurants and food safety at home.
The recipes are well written, easy to follow and include information about the ingredients, substitutions and serving suggestions. Nutritional values are listed at the end of each recipe.
The over 270 quick and healthy recipes are categorized into 14 chapters: Breakfast and Brunch, Appetizers, Salads, Soups and Chilis, Sandwiches and Wraps, Vegetables Side Dishes, Grains and Pasta, Vegetarian Main Dishes, Fish and Seafood, Chicken and Turkey, Pork, Beef and Lamb, Recipes for the Slow Cooker, Children’s Favorites, and Desserts.
Some of the recipes that your family can enjoy are French Strawberry Crêpes, (Breakfast and Brunch), Shrimp and Cheese Eggrolls, (Appetizers), Onion Soup with Toasted Swiss and Mozzarella Baguette, (Soups and Chilis) Fresh Corn Salad (Salads), Smoked Salmon and Egg Salad Pitas, (Sandwiches & Wraps), Traditional Spaghetti and Meatballs,(Grains and Pasta),Mushroom, Spinach and Goat Cheese Phyllo Pie (Vegetarian Main Dishes), Grilled Halibut with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce (Fish and Seafood), Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry (Chicken and Turkey), Pork Tenderloin with Peach Glaze (Pork, Beef and Lamb), Meatloaf with Roasted Red Peppers and Goat Cheese (Recipes for the Slow Cooker), Chicken Fingers (Children’s Favorites), and Miniature Chocolate Mud Pies (Desserts).
I really enjoyed browsing through this cookbook and choosing which recipes to make for this review. Since we have a pear tree that produced an abundance of pears this year, a couple of the recipes I chose include pears. The following are just some of my family’s favorites:
Buttermilk Pancakes with Caramelized Pears (Breakfast and Brunch)
Buttermilk pancakes are a weekend treat in our household. These pancakes tasted light and fluffy. The caramelized pears topping adds just enough sweetness.
Spinach Salad with Caramelized Pears (Salads)
This salad is amazing! The goat cheese gives the combination of the spinach and dried cranberries a creamy taste while the toasted almonds adds crunch and the caramelized pears add sweetness. (I left out the red pepper by request). The vinaigrette adds just the right flavor to the combination of the ingredients.
Polenta Squares with Roasted Vegetables and Goat Cheese (Vegetarian Main Dishes)
Layered Tortilla, Chickpea, Tomato and Cheese Lasagna (Vegetarian Main Dishes)
Rose Reisman’s Family Favorites – Healthy Meals for those who Matter Most
This cookbook should be part of every cookbook collection. You will want to keep it close at hand to refer to information on nutrition and to make delicious and healthy recipes your family will enjoy.
Copyright © 2010 by Rose Reisman
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Rose Reisman’s Family Favorites
Author: Rose Reisman
Publisher: White Cap Books
Softcover, 392 pages
Rose Reisman’s Family Favorites cookbook can be purchased at local bookstores or online retail booksellers.
Visit Rose Reisman’s website, The Art of Living Well, for more information on Rose Reisman’s cookbooks and recipes.
Rose Reisman is the spokeperson for Breakfast for Learning, an organization dedicated to child nutrition programs in Canada.
Read Rose Reisman’s guest blog post on My Cookbook Addiction.