Small Batch Cooking..."Going Solo in the Kitchen" Review

 In my quest for one person cookbooks I recently purchased the book Going Solo in the Kitchen by Jane Doerfer. The book contains more vegetable recipes than I will ever make, which is not to say they aren’t good just that I am not a veggie eater. 
 There are some salad recipes and salad dressing recipes, all of the usual sections in a cookbook just sized down for a small household.
 I am finding that they are too much for what I will eat in one meal though if you are young and active they might be OK. I just use the ones that I know will keep or freeze for another meal though that defeats the purpose of buying the book.
 I would not buy it again or give it as a gift for that reason. 
Her section on setting up a kitchen for one and buying staples for one is very good and interesting even for us older more experience cooks. I will post some of the recipes I have tried and how they worked and maybe give you an idea of what they look like. 
 It is available used or new from Amazon and used from other sites such as 
Thrift Books. If I am not sure about a book, I try to find a used copy or maybe a library copy I can read or purchase for a lower cost. 

 All in all not a bad purchase just keep in mind that the serving sizes are generous.


  1. I need to sell some cookbooks. Oh goodness, I have so many.

    1. I donated many of mine to a thrift store in Pella. Still have to many but I am working on it.

  2. I quit counting my cookbooks once I hit the 300 mark. Yes, I did say 3 hundred. Have no idea how many I have at the moment.

    1. That is a major amount of cookbooks. At one point I had close to that but gave many to my Granddaughter and donated many to make life easier, at least for me.


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