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Simply Scratch: 120 Wholesome Homemade Recipes Made Easy

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From the popular blogger behind Simply Scratch comes a debut cookbook of easy and accessible family recipes — the new bible for cooking with whole foods.

For Laurie McNamara, growing up on a farm in the country had major perks: her mother cooked with vegetables from the family garden, they collected fresh eggs from the chicken coop, and absolutely everything—from ketchup to cas
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published November 17th 2015 by Avery (first published October 13th 2015)
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Jul 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great "staples from scratch" recipes
Robert Bob
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Dijon roasted brussel sprouts- made me a beliver, Ha!
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Nov 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
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This was a GoodReads ARC, edition. This is an early production draft and does not include updated internal page cross referencing. There are typos in this copy. Most of the photos are only in black and white, although they still look delicious.

It's a cook book, so I'm not sure what else to say. I love the narratives setting up the recipe introductions. I do want to start cooking more. Learning how to start from scratch does take a big change in my attitude, so I will not jump into it whole hog,
Dec 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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This is my kind of cookbook! The author realizes after she has children how much she is relying on processed foods when cooking for them. She decides to go back and do things from scratch the way she grew up eating. I really like that she starts the cookbook with recipes for making scratch condiments and pantry staples then gets into recipes using some of those staples and whole foods. She shows that cooking from scratch is NOT as hard and time consuming and the media would have you believe. The ...more
Mooselovingmamabear (aka:Gail) Ptach
Being a cookbook "collector, " I own many that I intended to use, but they became collector books in my vast library of cookbooks.
"Simply Scratch" is not in that collection...
It is back to the basics of wholesome goodness which includes making pretty much everything required in a recipe (I made Catalina Dressing & Ketchup for the Ancho Chicken Chopped Salad with zesty Catalina Dressing). Sure I could have taken a short cut and just used bottled ones, but who wants to ingest Xanthan gu
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First and foremost I must mention that I received this book via Goodreads giveaways.

I love to cook, especially from scratch, so this book is great for anyone who is just learning "scratch" basics or is a seasoned cook. My favorite part of this book is Laurie McNamara's suggestions for a well stocked "scratch" pantry. The recipes are a great, and creative, and give you lots of room to experiment for yourself.
Nov 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I won this book through the goodreads giveaways. This is such a beautiful cookbook. I love the design and layout. I was excited to see a section dedicated to condiments and staple pantry items. Can't wait to try the Sweet Barbecue Sauce. A lot of the recipes have minimal ingredients which I definitely can appreciate. There's even a recipe for a Strawberry-Cinnamon Sugar Compound Butter. Yum!
Nov 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this book free through the Goodreads giveaway. I tried a couple of recipes this weekend and even my picky eater liked them. I really liked the simple tips and the menu suggestions for the main items. Thanks
Rachel Rogers
Mar 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
I found it very interesting the things that she decided to make from scratch and the things that she didn't. Ketchup from scratch but not applesauce? I'd flip that. Might have to try making cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soup from scratch, since it seems I never have it when I need it.
Ambur Taft
Jun 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Great pictures, super simple recipes with easy to find ingredients, and I love that she promotes using glass storage containers.
Dec 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
pesto pizza & salted pistachio dark choc chunk cookies...yes please
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