Nov 20, 2014

When you're almost too lazy to cook...

OH yes, you know exactly what I'm talking about, the days that you are almost too lazy to cook. You could easily be persuaded into ordering in or running through a drive through. But, your family's health enters into your mind, and you sigh, possibly mumbling, and drag yourself to the kitchen. You did it, you decided to cook... but now you don't want to spend hours in front of the stove,  and sink cleaning up after the meal, do you?

OF COURSE you don't! That's why, when I had the opportunity to review this book, I couldn't click my mouse fast enough!

One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and More, from the Editors of Martha Stewart Living

Using just one pan, you can stew, steam, sauté, simmer, braise, or roast your way to a fuss-free meal—and minimal cleanup to boot.
At the end of a busy day, you want to serve a delicious home-cooked dinner, a complete, all-in-one meal that can be prepared with little effort and few pans to wash. The editors of Martha Stewart Living present a brand-new collection of 120 recipes—organized by vessel—to help you do just that, all while adding savory new dishes to your weekly rotation.
One Pot is an exciting new way to approach everyday cooking: Imagine perfect pasta dishes for which everything goes in the pot at once (yes, that’s pasta, tomato, garlic, basil, and water all cooked together), dinner-party ready roasts with tender vegetables, and down-home casseroles, along with wholesome fish, chicken, and vegetarian dishes. You'll get incredible flavor payoff from dishes such as comforting Chicken and Dumplings, easy Baked Risotto with Carrots and Squash, healthy Broiled Striped Bass with Tomatoes, hearty Pork Chops with Bacon and Cabbage, and the delectable Skillet Chocolate-Chip Cookie—each of which takes less than an hour from start to finish. Here, too, are a dozen outstanding recipes for surprising and simple desserts that can be ready when you are.
With chapters devoted to your essential cooking vessels—stockpot, skillet, slow cooker, and more—this book is sure to streamline your meals and to satisfy the people you share them with. Recipes include:
DUTCH OVEN: Beef Stew with Noodles, Chicken and Dumplings, Baked Risotto, Texas Red Chili, Cajun Stew
SLOW COOKER: Pulled Pork, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Classic Pot Roast, Lamb Shanks and Potatoes, Garlic Chicken with Barley
SKILLET & SAUTÉ PAN: Spinach Pie, Poached Cod with Tomatoes, Three-Cheese Lasagna, Macaroni and Cheese, Stir-Fried Chicken with Bok Choy
ROASTING PAN & BAKING DISH: Rib-Eye with Root Vegetables, Roast Chicken with Herb Butter, Salmon with Kale, Roast Beef with Acorn Squash, Tuscan Pork Roast
PRESSURE COOKER: Short Ribs with Potato-Carrot Mash, Kale and White Bean Soup, Chicken Cacciatore; Easy Chickpea Curry, Beef Stroganoff
STOCKPOT: Classic Chicken Soup, Split Pea Soup, Gemelli with Pesto and Potatoes, Corn and Shrimp Chowder, Pasta with Farm-Stand Vegetables
DESSERTS: Peach Crumble, Skillet Chocolate-Chip Cookie, Baked Blackberry Custard, Raspberry Sorbet, Molten Chocolate Cupcakes


Sounds like such a great book right? I have to say, I believe this one will stay in my collection for years. The recipes are easy to understand, simple layout. The ingredients are mostly common items, some are a little fancy, but do we expect anything less from the Martha Stewart world?

I truly like this cook book. I've flagged about 20 recipes already to try! 
All in all, if you have the chance to get this book for yourself, or maybe as a gift because you put it on your Christmas wish list, you will not be sorry! 

I give it 4 stars! 

**I received this book complimentary from Blogging for Books for my honest opinion.**


  1. I love one pot meals! And can I admit that I'm "almost" too lazy to cook almost every day? haha The cleanup alone is torture. I'm definitely looking into this book!

  2. This is great! Thanks!

  3. I love the idea of a one pot wonder type of meal. Sometimes we want something delicious but also something that doesn't require hours of labor. :] // ▲ ▲

  4. Yummm!!!! :) Those recipes look amazing!!


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