Book Review: Super Easy Cookbook for Beginners by Lisa Grant

 Super Easy Cookbook for Beginners by Lisa Grant

Rockridge Press (August 14, 2018)



The Super Easy Cookbook for Beginners offers a hands-on approach to learning how to cook with essential techniques and easy, 5-ingredient recipes.

The best way to learn how to cook is to actually start cooking. When you’re ready to set foot in the kitchen, the Super Easy Cookbook for Beginners offers the easiest, 5-ingredient recipes to teach you how to cook―while cooking!

Beyond basic cooking skills, this beginner’s cookbook gets you started by serving up simple, home-style recipes that require only 5 main ingredients or less. Alongside step-by-step guidance for kitchen techniques―plus useful tips like how to hold a knife―the Super Easy Cookbook for Beginners is the easiest recipe to make anyone a good cook.

From preparing ingredients to roasting a chicken, the Super Easy Cookbook for Beginners sets you up for success in the kitchen with:

  • 120 easy, 5-ingredient recipes that use commonly found ingredients for hassle-free cooking
  • Cooking skills that range from safety practices to storage rules, and explain key terms so that you know the difference between braising and caramelizing your food
  • Kitchen tips that outline essential appliances along with staple pantry products to keep on hand

Get started with recipes like Zucchini Au Gratin or Spinach Baked Tilapia, and learn how easy cooking can be with the Super Easy Cookbook for Beginners.





This is a very good beginner’s reference/cookbook. Teaches you the essential cooking skills with super simple recipes. Lists the essential kitchen tools, necessary appliances, and staple ingredients for your pantry to get your kitchen set up and ready. Knife techniques, how to measure ingredients, and cooking terms are all covered. Recipes all have short prep time. Throughout the book there are tips and techniques that guide you through the process. Ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery store. A lot of home-style favorites. Recipes are clear and easy to follow.  A great gift for the new cook and also the season cook will benefit from the recipes.

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (August 14, 2018)

ARC provided by publisher


Click the link below for recipe for Three Minute Blender Salsa (also a video included):


LISA GRANT is the creator of the cooking blog Jersey Girl Cooks (www. While she loves to travel, her kitchen is her favorite place in the world. When she’s not in the kitchen, she can be found exploring cities with her college-age daughter or watching her teenage son’s soccer games with her husband. She lives in southern New Jersey.


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