Simply Done, Well Done

Simply Done, Well Done

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by Aaron McCargo
     
 

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The first cookbook from Food Network star Aaron McCargo
Simply Done, Well Done is the new cookbook from one of the television’s fastest-rising stars. Aaron McCargo won the fourth season of The Next Food Network Star in 2008 and is quickly becoming a household name. Now starring in his own Food Network show, Big Daddy’s House,

Overview

The first cookbook from Food Network star Aaron McCargo
Simply Done, Well Done is the new cookbook from one of the television’s fastest-rising stars. Aaron McCargo won the fourth season of The Next Food Network Star in 2008 and is quickly becoming a household name. Now starring in his own Food Network show, Big Daddy’s House, McCargo shares his passion for big, bold flavors and fun family cooking.
Simple, flavorful, and down to earth, these mouthwatering recipes are sure to satisfy every member of the family. Leaving out the fussy cooking techniques and hard-to-find ingredients, McCargo shows you how to create bold flavors and satisfying dishes like Spicy Beef Quesadillas, Jerk Chicken with Smoked Gouda Sandwiches, or Salisbury Steak Bundles. And if, somehow, friends and family have room left for dessert, they’ll love his Candybar Cookies and Tiramisu Cupcakes.
•    Includes 120 recipes covering soups, salads, appetizers, side dishes, main courses, sandwiches, sauces, and desserts
•    Features enticing full-color photographs throughout
When it’s time to cook for the family, Simply Done, Well Done will make sure that “delicious” is definitely on the menu.

Editorial Reviews

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:
9780544188129
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
05/09/2011
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
841,331
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Aaron McCargo, Jr., was the winner of season four of The Next Food Network Star and currently stars in Big Daddy's House on Food Network. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and children.

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Simply Done, Well Done 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like a lot of the recipes in this book. They are not to hard to do and they are different from some other cook books that I have.
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2noelle More than 1 year ago
Truthfully, I was so waiting for this book to come out, because Aaron is a fantastic cook, but the book doesn't hold any interest for me, especially the recipes. There are probably one or two I might try, but the book overall is very disappointing.