Foodie Friday: Sheet Pan Suppers by Molly Gilbert

Title: Sheet Pan Suppers
Author: Molly Gilbert
Publisher: Workman
Publication Date: December 2, 2014
ISBN: 9780761178422
Number of Pages: 304
How I Got It: NetGalley
Format: BlueFire


NetGalley Description:
The virtue of cooking on a sheet pan is two-fold. First there’s the convenience of cooking everything together and having just one pan to clean up. Then there’s the cooking method—roasting, baking, or broiling—three techniques that intensify flavors; in other words, food tastes better when cooked on a sheet pan (move over, slow cooker). But the real genius here is Molly Gilbert’s fresh, sophisticated approach. There are easy dinners for weeknight meals— Chicken Legs with Fennel and Orange; Soy-Mustard Salmon and Broccoli; Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Squash, Apples, and Onions. Special occasion meals—Rack of Lamb with Herby Bread Crumbs and Buttered Carrots; Asparagus and Black Cod in Parchment. Meatless meals—Israeli Couscous–Stuffed Peppers. Plus surprise extras, including in-a-snap party snacks—Baked Brie and Strawberries, Corn and Crab Cakes with Yogurt Aioli; quick brunch dishes like Greens and Eggs and Ham, and Baked Apricot French Toast; and, of course, dessert—Stone Fruit Slab Pie, Halloween Candy S’mores.
Maximum ease, minimal cleanup, and mouthwatering recipes. In other words, a revelation that will change the way we cook.

It’s the one-pot meal reinvented, and what is sure to become every busy cook’s new favorite way of getting dinner on the table. It’s Sheet Pan Suppers—a breakthrough full-color cookbook with more than 120 recipes for complete meals, snacks, brunch, and even dessert, that require nothing more than a sheet pan, your oven, and Molly Gilbert’s inspired approach.

My Review:
I love my slow cooker and despite the fact there are thousands of slow cooker recipes out there, there are only so many that I like. Sheet pan cooking allows for crispier outcomes versus softer outcomes from a slow cooker. These recipes are perfect for winter when I don't mind (and actually enjoy) having my oven on. I also like the idea of pulling supper out of the oven and everyone serving themselves from one sheet versus plating for the family or us all reaching over each other to make our plates from several dishes on the counter (we're not big kitchen table eaters.) This cookbook's layout and photos are beautiful! I had never heard of Molly Gilbert or her blog Dunk and Crumble before reading this cookbook, but I've added her to my blog roll. I would buy this book for myself, for a new cook, or as a housewarming gift. I definitely recommend this as an addition to everyone's cookbook library.

** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **
Update 2/25/2015: This release is now available online here: http://issuu.com/kewlbeans/docs/sheet_pan_suppers/1

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