I know I said I was going to try not to acquire any more cookbooks. I was looking for a new book to review and Cravings by Chrissy Teigen jumped out at me. I truly had no idea who Chrissy Teigen was. Just in case you are in the dark too, she is a Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model (among other things) and is married to John Legend.
I honestly am always let down by celebrity cookbooks. I feel like they are so far off from what real people eat and cook. This cookbook completely changed my mind. Now I need to say "I am usually but not always let down by celebrity cookbooks". I think the best thing about the recipes is that most of them use normal, everyday ingredients. Do not expect any health foods. The title gives that away. I really enjoyed the quirky humor that is included in the recipe introductions.
Oh how I wish my life was a bit calmer so I could just cook my way through this cookbook. On my to try list is the Pot Pie Soup. I am even hoping for another cooler day before spring arrives just so I can make this soup. The Honey Mustard-Ranch Dressing gave me a nice twist on the one I make. I am also anxiously awaiting garden season when my jalapeno peppers are producing so I can try the recipe for Hawaiian Pizza Jalapeno Poppers.
I can say that I was pleasantly surprised by this cookbook. I have also learned never to say "always" about anything. Cravings changed my mind about celebrity cookbooks. Wondering if it might be a cookbook you would enjoy? Check out Chrissy's blog - Delushious - to see a few of her recipes.
disclosure: I received this book from Blogging for Books but was not otherwise compensated for this review. All opinions are my own!