The more than 125 inventive, repertoire-building recipes in Plated will help you cook and eat food you love without having to think so hard about it. Every dish here will work no matter how much (or little) time you have to cook, whether it’s quick dinner on a Monday for two or a backyard barbecue for a crowd.  The recipes are all rooted in a core technique—think One-Pan Roasted Chicken, Slow-Simmered Turkey Chili, or Cheesy Baked Penne—but can also be customized according to peak produce and just what you’re in the mood for. Step-by-step prep instructions and menu ideas take the stress out of cooking, so you know exactly what to do and when. Here, too, are ways for you to stretch these recipes, like basic marinades and spice rubs that can be used on almost anything, reinventions for leftovers, big-batch make-aheads, company-worthy feasts, and perfect sides. Plated is sure to become a well-loved, sauce-splattered staple in your kitchen

Yeah I know that I have been reviewing a lot of cookbooks lately. I have had to make some changes in my food due to health issues and BAM I’m obsessed with finding new recipes. Hence, my new obsession with cookbooks.

Let me say how much I loved PlatedThis cookbook was soooooo amazing. It had me right off with the first few pages being rubs, marinades, and salad dressings. I love that homemade dressings and spice rub. The brown sugar barbecue rub in fact is on my beef brisket for dinner tonight. It tastes so good but has that heat that I love creep up on you.

One of my favorite things about this book was in the weeknight dinner section there are seasonal vegetable options with every recipe.  I love recipes that can be flexible like that.  Like the pizza for every season page. Oh my goodness…..

One of main things with any cookbook is the pictures. I know that is silly but I just like seeing my dinner “should” look like. Because honestly its never that pretty. 😉 The pictures in this book are amazing. Directions are very easy to follow as well.

This  cookbook has so many delicious and yummy recipes it is not to be missed. Especially the season fruit crumble. (Oh how I love crumbles!!) Just try this cookbook. It may go down as one of my favorites.


  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter (May 17, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1101903937
  • ISBN-13: 978-1101903933

I received this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for my honest review.

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