When I heard that The Mom 100 Cookbook by Katie Workman was being touted as the must-have cookbook for busy moms, I admit that I was a bit skeptical. When it comes to cookbooks, I have a bit of an obsession and I really couldn’t imagine any one cookbook being so essential to me that I would use it again and again for different needs.
But then I received a copy of the cookbook to review and started leafing through it. After trying one of the recipes and perusing a few of the others, I was sold!
The Mom 100 Cookbook contains twenty common mealtime dilemmas moms tend to encounter with five solutions for each one. The dilemmas include everyday meals like Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks as well as some of the less common occurrences like Potlucks and Bake Sales.
But the book doesn’t just provide a few recipes and leave it at that. Most of the recipes also feature a handy “Fork in the Road” option that lets a meal be customized in different ways to suit different members of the family. I decided to try The Basic Cheese Quesadilla (and Its Infinite Variations) recipe in the Vegetarian Mains section because it seemed to really exemplify the quick, easy and versatile theme of the cookbook. [Read more…]