I can happily admit that Giada and her new cookbook had more to offer than I expected. Not all of the recipes went on my to try list, but I have yet to find any cookbook that had a 100% win rate. I am sure the ones I am not a fan of are at the top of another reader's best list.
Frank's Bolognese is a simple recipe, and I already have all of the ingredients on hand. I could easily make a meal of the Make It at Home Fried Rice. The Warm and Spicy Popcorn would be a healthy snack. I am not a fan of the fact that pictures of Ms. De Laurentiis are featured almost as prominently as the food. I understand this is part of her celebrity appeal, but I got the book for the recipes and the food. This is a nice book but would be one that I would prefer to borrow from the library rather than purchase.
I can say that I am more interested in Giada De Laurentiis' cooking and will no longer simply pass by her cookbooks and recipes. For that alone I think the cookbook did its job. My horizons have expanded a bit more!
disclosure: I received this book from Blogging for books but was not otherwise compensated for this review. All opinions are my own!