I love blender recipes, which is kind of weird considering I don’t own one. Oh I have in the past, but they never last. I have dreams of someday owning an amazing blender that can make the smoothies of my dreams, but for now I make due with a Magic Bullet (not a product I’d recommend by the way) and a food processor for bigger jobs. So you might wonder why I offered to review 125 Best Blender Recipes Bookazine: Quick and Easy Ideas for Summer Smoothies, Shakes, Cocktails, and More. It’s from the editors of Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and Country Living: Hearst Books.
I chose to do it because with my food processor and some manual maceration, I can usually replicate a recipe good enough for our liking. And this book offers up more than the usual sweet treats. It’s got soups, sauces, salads and breakfast recipes as well! I’ll be trying many of them over the next few months, but we’re having an unexpected and unexplained power outage so I decided to sit down and read the cookbook. I know, weird, huh. But I love reading cookbooks. This one is a small magazine-type and it’s inexpensive ($9.99) so I won’t feel bad if I splash on it (which I seem to do a lot). And it lays flat – another bonus. But the best part is that it’s full of amazing color photos! There is at least one full-size photo on every 2-page spread. They’re beautifully photographed and have awesome serving suggestions on how to garnish or finish them. There’s also an entire section in the front on blenders and their step-cousins, the stick blender (which until now I’d completely forgotten I owned).
Good Housekeeping tested 42 blenders and recommended four of them for home use in this book. You can check out the reviews and watch videos on the best blender at the Good Housekeeping website. One in the Oster I’ve been wanting for years – a simple classic model. I may just have to ask for it for my next birthday or anniversary. Anyway, the book has some ridiculously easy recipes – like the strawberry lemonade which is strawberries and store bought lemonade. While it’s a time-saver, it’s hardly worth the space in the book. Especially when homemade lemonade is so easy and so good! But there are other recipes in flavor combinations that I’ve never seen before, so they’ve definitely piqued my interest. So, I’ll be dusting off the stick blender, breaking out the food processor, and keeping my fingers crossed for a new Osterizer blender while I finish reading the book. Who says power outages are a bad thing?
125 Best Blender Recipes Bookazine: Quick and Easy Ideas for Summer Smoothies, Shakes, Cocktails, and Moreis available at newstands or you can download an electronic copy at Zinio.com. :free: