Thursday, June 12, 2014

Book Review: Kitchen Confidence

I enjoy cooking, watching the Food Network, and trying new recipes I see online. I was excited to try out Kelsey Nixon's new cookbook, Kitchen Confidence.

In the past, I've enjoyed her fun tv show, Kelsey's Essentials, on the Cooking Channel. Her recipes and techniques are easy to follow yet informative. Since I love her clothing choices and kitchen decor, I was excited to read her recipe book as well. 

Flipping through the colorful, glossy cookbook felt a bit like a mini-vacation for this stay-at-home-mom. It seems that this particular book would be most beneficial for a beginner cook. Filled with tips and tricks, I found myself learning a few things to help in my next cooking endeavor. The recipes were for basic foods that every cook should learn to make. Further explanations of common cooking terms can be found throughout the book. Each recipe included variations or add-ins to spice up the original food. I marked a few recipes to try in the near future, including her Buttermilk Biscuits. The directions seem easy to follow.

Although this book is in full color, I was disappointed that some of the recipes did not include a photo of the food. When searching for a new recipe, I gravitate towards those that look appealing. Some of the recipes in this book, however, didn't have a single image showing either the prep or the final product. I've noticed that the recipes I intend to try for her book are the ones that include an image of the food.

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.
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