Taste Of Home Cooking School Cookbook by Readers Digest

Taste Of Home is a name that is synonymous with great recipes. This cookbook is no exception. Just one look inside at the pictures of the recipes and you'll want to dig into the book. The recipes are easy enough for a beginner but also appealing to the seasoned cook.

The inexperienced cook will appreciate the many how-to's, secrets, and tips. They will learn how to dice a mango, create a successful creme brulee, read tips on purchasing the best chicken, and much more.

The experienced cook will enjoy the variety of recipes that are in this cookbook. It has appetizers, side dishes, breakfasts, desserts, soups, and meats to name a few. Better Than Takeout is a chapter that stands out for me.

Those just setting up their kitchen will learn about cooking and food items that are needed for a well-stocked pantry, freezer, and refrigerator.

I have been enjoying cooking for myself and others for more than 20 years. The recipes in here are appealing to me. My daughter is just learning how to cook and she wants to make and eat almost every recipe in this cookbook. Check out Taste Of Home Cooking School Cookbook for yourself and discover it's fabulous collection of recipes with attractive pictures for many of them. Here is one of the more than 400 recipes in this cookbook:

Beef Gyros courtesy of Taste of Home

Beef Gyros
1 cup ranch salad dressing
1/2 cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber
1 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
2 tablespoons olive oil
5 whole pita breads, warmed
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
1/2 small onion, thinly sliced
1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
2 1/2 cups shredded lettuce

In a bowl, combine salad dressing and cucumber; set aside. In a large skillet, cook beef in oil over medium heat until no longer pink.

Layer half of each pita with steak, tomato, olives, onion, cheese, lettuce, and dressing mixture. Fold each pita over filling; secure with toothpicks.

Thanks Taste of Home for this recipe. Visit www.tasteofhome.com for more great recipes.

I received a free copy of this book from FSBMedia for my honest opinion.

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