Lil’ Luna’s So Easy & So Yummy Cookbook Review

Lil’ Luna’s So Easy & So Yummy Cookbook Review

Title: Lil’ Luna’s So Easy & So Yummy: The Ultimate Resource for Feeding Your Friends and Family
Author: Kristyn Merkley
Published: October 10, 2023, Flashpoint Publishing
No. of Pages: 312
Cover Price: $31.46 Hardcover, $11.99 Kindle

Looking for a cookbook that is focused on family? Lil’ Luna’s So Easy & So Yummy: The Ultimate Resource for Feeding Your Friends and Family by Kristyn Merkley, is what you’re looking for. It’s packed with traditional recipes that have become unfancy standards over the years.

The first part of the cookbook has excellent information on planning meals including holiday meals, timetables for how long dishes keep, feeding a crowd, cooking supplies, spices to have on hand, food substitutions, items to keep on hand, and tips for quick and easy cooking. The recipes aren’t particularly innovative or unique, but they are for dishes that everybody likes and that are easy enough for older kids to prepare for the family. Even though this cookbook is designed for family cooking and includes lots of recipes for kids of all ages, the recipes are suitable for everyone – singles, couples, families, and friends. The recipes are written in the traditional form with the ingredients listed first, followed by step-by-step instructions for preparation. The recipes are easy to follow, and suitable for both beginning and advanced cooks. Many of the recipes are ones that have been found in community and church cookbooks over the years, and have become classics. While the recipes aren’t particularly exciting, and certainly not gourmet, they are good. Also included are basic recipes for time-honored dishes such as hamburger goulash, and basic cookies like snickerdoodles, peanut butter, and chocolate chip.

One of the fun things about this cookbook is that most of the recipes include a QR code to scan for videos, and there are also videos of tips and preparation helps. Another plus is that there are beautiful, professional photographs of the recipes, and the cookbook is colorful and fun to read.

All told, this is a great book to have on the family cookbook shelf.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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