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Posted November 25, 2009
I love this cookbook! By no means have I made all of the recipes in it, but the ones I have are simple, easy, and delicious. The best thing about this cookbook was when I first flipped through it... There were so many recipes my grandmother has made and that have been made at potlucks at my home church. Being away from home so much, it was like a nice visit with family.
Another fun thing... the authors' comments on writing the book and on their recipes in the book. Fun to read... a nice behind-the-scenes look at the Potluck books.
These are great, tasty, home-cooking type recipes to be savored. Love this cookbook... can't wait to make more!
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Posted October 2, 2009
The Potluck Club Cookbook by Linda Evans Shepherd and Eva Marie Everson is filled with so many terrific recipes! I had so much fun going through this book, first I read it cover to cover, because the authors supplement the recipes with stories about how they found them or use them. Second, I went through it again putting sticky notes on each recipe I couldn't wait to try out. The recipes are easy, a must for an amateur cook like me, but they are for downhome, traditional foods that families love. The chocolate cake recipe is to DIE for, I can't tell you how many compliments I received after making it. The chapter with healthy foods has recipes that genuinely taste good as well as being good for you. The Italian chicken was a big hit in my house. The Cheddar cheese soup was a true success: both girls ate two bowls, and my husband took the leftovers to work for a couple of days after. I served the taco casserole to some family, and they requested the recipe for it, and you know that's the best indicator of a good food, if someone asks you for the recipe. I had that happen several times with this book, and I'm not done sampling! It has definitely earned a permanent place in my kitchen.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 29, 2009
This companion cookbook to A Taste of Fame is good one for those looking to step away from the normal rotation of their cooking repertoire. Beginning cooks may find some of the recipes frustrating in that some of the portions servings and ingredients are missing.
Dr. Linda F. Beed, Reviewer
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Posted September 27, 2009
Having just read my first Potluck Club book, I looked forward to reviewing the accompanying cookbook. It did not disappoint. The recipes are easy to follow using food items found in most kitchens, with encouraging side notes like, "We always made this dish following the holidays. What a great thing to do with your leftover turkey." and "Here's a no-bake, easy-to-make panful of yum." and "This is one of my husband's very favorite cakes!"
It's organized so that any cook can find a new eating adventure to try. At the end, "Meet the Authors" is an interesting question/answer segment that fans will appreciate. It would be fun for a book club to read a Potluck Club book and hold the discussion meeting with members creating recipes found in this cookbook.
Any new cook or young bride would appreciate this as a gift. In addition, we old (ahem!) veteran cooks will rediscover foods we've tasted at potluck dinners.
Posted July 3, 2010
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