Maureen: This has been the best month, by far, in 2015.
Kirstin: Absolutely. i’m so sad it’s coming to an end. It’s been an epic month.
Maureen: I think it’s funny that one of our readers has twigged that the more recipes we publish, the more we like the book.
Kirstin: Ah yes.
Maureen: This book was so great for so many reasons. I loved that there was a wide array of things to try, everything from breakfast to dessert. I loved how for the most part they were straightforward to prepare. I loved that they were just different enough to make them interesting, but not so different that the boys would refuse to eat it.
Kirstin: And the recipes are really tasty.
Maureen: Even Andrew commented on how much he loved the food from this month’s cookbook. I did so some recipes that were just okay, but I didn’t write those up and there weren’t that many of those anyway.
Kirstin: The winners were so good it evened out. It was a fantastic book.
Maureen: Mine’s already splattered and stained and all sorts. It already looks very well loved. That’s always a good sign.
Overall Grade (A- F): A+ (Kirstin) A+ (Maureen)
Best recipes: Kirstin: Nutella Brownies and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pots. Maureen: In addition to those, the salted chocolate tart was unbelievably good.
Grade for Photography (A-F): A
Any disasters? Kirstin: Only when I didn’t read the recipe correctly. Maureen: There were no disasters, but there were definitely some recipes we didn’t absolutely love, so I didn’t write those up.
Bookshelf or Charity Shop Donation? Kirstin: Bookshelf, high rotation. Maureen: Same