Friday, January 27, 2017

Apples, Apples, and More Apples

In my house, apples turn into apple pie, applesauce, sauteed apples to go along with pork chops, or Waldorf salad.  But, beyond that...

Sometimes it's fun to get new ideas of what to do with apples.  My family likes apples and there's only so much apple pie that one can eat.  The Apple Cookbook by Olwen Woodier is filled with such ideas.  My mom and I had a mixed experience with the recipes.  Of the ones we tried--some were
good, some were just okay.

The recipe I remember most was for the English Apple Crumble.  My oldest daughter doesn't have a super sweet sweet-tooth.  So, she loved this dish.  It was nice, especially with a little whip cream on top.  I generally found that true of the recipes in this book--they weren't overly sweet.  This can be good thing if you're trying to cut back on your sugar intake or if you prefer dishes that are not overly sweet.

I liked how this cookbook was formatted.  The ingredients are clear and easy to read.  The formatting makes it easy to follow the directions which weren't flowery or wordy.  And of course, the pictures.  The pictures are appealing and well done--they make me want to cook, which is what they're supposed to do.

If you love apples as an ingredient, this cookbook is probably right up your alley!

Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this cookbook for review from Storey Books.