Simply Done, Well Done
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Simply Done, Well Done

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by Aaron McCargo
     
 

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bold, flavorful food the whole family will love

In Simply Done, Well Done, Aaron McCargo, Jr.–the star of the Food Network's Big Daddy's House–shares 120 of the fun, family-friendly recipes that have made him a rising star. From hearty comfort foods to classic barbecue favorites to radically delicious desserts, Aaron whips up mouth watering dishes

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bold, flavorful food the whole family will love

In Simply Done, Well Done, Aaron McCargo, Jr.–the star of the Food Network's Big Daddy's House–shares 120 of the fun, family-friendly recipes that have made him a rising star. From hearty comfort foods to classic barbecue favorites to radically delicious desserts, Aaron whips up mouth watering dishes inspired by family, friends, and good times shared over great food. With simple techniques and audacious ideas, he delivers big flavors and big fun with recipes like Spicy Beef Quesadillas, Pepperoni-Cheeseburger Turnovers, and Tiramisu Cupcakes.

With his trademark charm and straight forward kitchen instruction, Aaron explains the basic cooking skills and the vital ingredients that make big, bold cooking easy for any cook. For home-cooked meals that will knock your socks off and satisfy even the heartiest of appetites, look no further than Simply Done, Well Done. Gather the family around the table and get ready for some serious fun!

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Publishers Weekly
As unwieldy as its title, Food Network host McCargo's cookbook debut lurches wildly, offering rote recitals, some genuine hits, and head-spinning combos that are more likely to raise questions than satisfy cravings. Must-try dishes like Pork Empanadas with Ranchero Sauce and Jerk Chicken Sandwiches with Smoked Gouda make a strong case for the book. But when McCargo misses, he swings just as hard: Spicy Steamed Mussels with Tomato and Basil calls for an entire can of condensed tomato soup, and Barbecue Chicken Penne Melt adds a full quart of barbecue sauce to shredded chicken, cheese, and pasta, resulting in recipes that are more dare than dish. He's eager to offer reliable recipes for marinades, seasoning blends, and marinara sauce, but puzzlingly just as happy tossing tablespoons of salty bouillon into almost every soup, cracking open a can of cherry pie filling for Spicy Chocolate Truffles, or busting out the boxed cake mix and an entire container of Cool Whip for Tiramisu Cupcakes. With a little more time and focus, McCargo could have created a unique and usable guide. Instead, his collection feels rushed and cobbled together, likely leaving many readers with plenty of room for more. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470615331
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/05/2011
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
549,023
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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