the cook(book)ing school: One World, One Pot

One Pot by Weight Watchers

When it comes to Weight Watchers cookbooks, One Pot is probably the best so far. It’s colorful and chock full of multicultural recipes that will satisfy various taste buds. And the thing I love the most about this book is that the chapters are divided by the type of cooking device: bowl, skillet, wok, saucepan, dutch oven, roasting pan, casserole dish, slow cooker, grill, baking pan, and more. Now, while I only have a few of these cooking tools, this cookbook makes me want to run out and get one of each so that I can try all of the recipes, I’m especially itching to get me a dutch oven. One Pot is an excellent choice to add to your cookbook collection.

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the cook(book)ing school: the good cook, greatest book club EVER!

So recently,  I’ve become a cookbook nerd (as evidenced from my creation of a whole blog devoted to cookbook reviews) and I joined The Good Cook ( book club! OMG! You would have thought I had died and gone to heaven! Nothing but cookbooks, cookbooks, and more cookbooks (all to help feed my latest obsession – I probably really need to talk to someone about this, LOL).  The Good Cook is a “book-of-the-month” club that sends monthly catalogs for you to peruse and choose from cookbooks by your favorite celebrity chefs to your favorite regional faire and ethnic cuisine.  Here is a list of my first books from The Good Cook (I will review them all later):


One Pot by Weight Watchers 












The Big Book of Slow Cooker, Casseroles, and More by Betty Crocker













300 Best Taco Recipes by Kelly Cleary Coffeen












The Meat Free Monday Cookbook by Annie Rigg with forward by Paul and Stella McCartney


the cook(book)ing school: book review – a cookbook for people with new year’s cooking resolutions

weight watchers new complete cookbook

the cook(book)ing school: a cookbook for people with new year’s cooking resolutions

One of the goals I started off  2012 with has been  to post reviews of cookbooks that I have read or tried recipes from and share with you, my journey  through what I like to call “cook(book)ing school” – how to become a  great cook without going to cooking school.  In the process, I hope to create what I hope will become a pretty impressive cookbook collection.

Since 2012 began, I have also been on a kick to try my best to eat healthy.  One of my other goals for the new year was also to pick up a copy of the Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook, to begin my cookbook collection. I love this book because 1) all of the recipes come already calculated with Weight Watchers Points Plus and 2) the book came with a free subscription to Weight Watchers Magazine. 2 great benefits if you ask me!  The only thing I would criticize about this book is that there are not enough photos, however, I do like the fact that the book is made like a 3-ring binder with dividers for each section which makes it easy to find recipes. So far, I haven’t cooked anything from the cookbook but as soon as I do, I will post an update to let you know how it turned out.

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Kellea Tibbs, editor

the cook(book)ing school