Kitchen 101–Dont let the kitchen scare you or your waist line


Kitchen 101 by Holly Clegg

Does the kitchen intimidate you? This book is your answer as it offers “the easiest of easy” recipes. Whether you’re off to college, your first apartment, getting married, having a family, single or just plain busy, KITCHEN 101® will hold your hand through the cooking process with simple, super-satisfying healthy recipes as well as the basic tools and tips you need to cook with confidence.
Kitchen 101 offers:

  • 150 easy recipes with full-color photographs
  • Nutritional and diabetic information with each recipe
  • Highlights Diabetic Friendly recipes within ADA guidelines
  • Highlights Freezer FriendlyVegetarian and Crock Pot recipes
  • Terrific Tips offering recipe short-cuts and options
  • Kitchen reference chapter with cooking fundamental

Get confidence in your kitchen through:

  • Cooking Basics
  • Start Simple
  • Ready-Made Menus
  • Rapid Rotisserie Chicken Recipes
  • Building on Basics
  • Fix It Fast
  • Crock Pot Convenience
  • Sweet Temptations

I love that all the recipe pages have pictures attached.  I am a visual cook so seeing what I am about to cook helps me in the kitchen as well as chosing the recipe.  I made this quick rotissere chicken pot pie recipe that can also be made ahead for the busy weekdays.

Not only does each page have a picture but also nutritional analysis and a quick tip for that particular recipe.  This is the prefect gift for any level cook on your gift list!!
I was provided this book to review but not given any further compensation.  All the opinions expressed in this review are my own.


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A forty something Mom who enjoys cooking, crafting, entertaining and traveling. I love sharing our adventures and sharing family friendly products to make your day to day easier too.


  1. Hi Everyone,
    I promise this is my easiest of all my books and I am excited to indicate diabetic-friendly recipes. You would never know you are eating trim & terrific as the book includes all your favorite recipes! Enjoy the holidays and I hope I am your cooking inspiration!!!!

  2. My husband would love that!

  3. My sister would love this as she’s a college student and still learning how to cook. I am going to look into it for a Christmas present.

  4. Great idea! My dad is a diabetic. I’m going to share with him

  5. I really need some new crcopot recipes!

  6. This sounds terrific! It would make a great gift for weddings, graduations and Christmas!

  7. I love that is diabetic friendly

  8. I really need to find more freezer recipes, this sounds great!

  9. the nutritional breakdown is great for someone like me who is doing WW!

  10. That recipe looks so good. I look for recipe books with pictures all the time. I like seeing what the end result is supposed to look like. :)

  11. I want to get this for my mom who is Diabetic! Thanks!

  12. I love that is has pictures.

  13. I love that this highlights diabetic-friendly recipes! A1 is Type 1, so I try to make things I know she can eat more easily than others. Having it noted in the book would be really helpful!