I’m so excited to kick off our first cookbook club with my friend and partner in crime. If you have no idea what I’m talking about you can read my post here, but the idea is just as it sounds. Each month, we will choose a cookbook to cook from and pick a favorite or new recipe to make from it. Take photos of your finished dish and tell us all about it.
I am so happy to have all of you joining along. Simply grab the logo below and enter into your post, then link up to join the club.
To get this party started we’ve turned to one of our favorites, Ina Garten. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with her latest cookbook Cooking For Jeffrey.
Ina never disappoints and this book is another testament to her expertise at creating recipes. I love the personal stories she includes and tips and tricks for planning a recipe ahead of time. There’s an entire section devoted to just bread and cheese and how to prepare the ultimate appetizer spread. Ina, you are my spirit animal!
If you’ve ever watched Ina on the Food Network then you know she is always wowing friends and family with her chicken dishes. In fact, I’ve read she makes chicken every Friday night for Jeffrey. One things for sure, Ina knows how to cook chicken.
It only seemed right for me to choose a chicken dish from Cooking for Jeffrey. I made the Skillet Roasted Lemon Chicken and it was absolutely wonderful.There’s very little hands on time and even better I assembled it ahead of time, per Ina’s recommendation, so come dinner all I had to do was place it in the oven. The end result was tender, flavorful chicken that will fill your house with the most wonderful aroma. This chicken is a true showstopper. I didn’t change a thing to the recipe but next time I will probably serve it over mashed cauliflower or parsnips to soak up some of the sauce.
Other noteworthy recipes I cant wait to try is the butternut squash hummus,
Roasted Vegetable Paella,
and Spaghetti Squash with Garlic and Parmesan.
I can’t wait to see what other amazing things I need to try out through the cookbook club. Let me know if you have other tried and true favorite Ina Garten recipes in the comments section.
If your like me and want to plan ahead, here’s a look at the next two months cooking club picks.