Scrumptious from The Girl Who Ate Everything

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Pub Date 02 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 16 Nov 2021

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If you can’t be left alone with warm cinnamon rolls or a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies, or if you enjoy creating photos of your culinary creations almost as much as eating them, Christy Denney,  the blogger known as “The Girl Who Ate Everything,” has the perfect cookbook for you.

Scrumptious from the Girl Who Ate Everything combines Christy’s expert professional experience as a recipe writer for both Betty Crocker and General Mills with her life experience as a mother of five and one of ten siblings. Christy knows food often is the centerpiece of family life and can be a major undertaking, requiring creativity, planning, practice, and purpose.

Christy showcases 101 of her favorite recipes, each beautifully photographed using natural light from a window in her home, and includes detailed instructions for prep time along with helpful tips.

From unforgettable Sunday brunches with Banana Muffins, to easy weeknight one-pan dinners like One-Pan Chicken Enchilada Skillet, to low-carb meals like Egg Roll in a Bowl, to rolling out the works for a game-day crowd—including her NFL-husband’s favorites like Jalapeno Popper Bread and Garlic Parmesan Wings—this is the family-friendly cookbook for anyone looking to plan quick-and-easy meals and wants a way to bring people together, feasting on food which can only be described as scrumptious.

If you can’t be left alone with warm cinnamon rolls or a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies, or if you enjoy creating photos of your culinary creations almost as much as eating them, Christy...

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Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC of Scrumptious from The Girl Who Ate Everything.

I liked how easy and straightforward the recipes were, but they were nothing special. I could Google these recipes and find many variations of them online.

I liked the photos and the inclusion of a low carb recipe but there was little to no personalization accompanying the recipes; no memories or stories from the author as to why she was including a particular recipe.

I wasn't sure why this book existed without a foreword and/or introduction.

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Scrumptious is a delightful culinary journey that wholly lives up to it’s name as it meanders about touching on all sorts of cuisine.

Give me a cookbook that promises deliciousness and draws me in with delectable looking stuffed shells (an all-time personal favorite), and you’d be hard pressed not to have my mouth watering.

The best thing I can say about this cookbook is that it doesn’t really have a niche. So many cookbooks are catered to a specific type of cooking or a specific geographic cuisine, which while they provide top notch recipes in those areas, I can’t turn to them any night of the week for fear of palate fatigue. Scrumptious bucks that trend hard throwing in recipes from all over the place, in a good way. I can’t imagine anyone struggling to find a handful of recipes that could become personal or family favorites.

In some ways though, that also hurts the title because without a more focused subject matter, it could very easily be forgotten when you are trying to meal plan, or come up with dinner ideas.

Unlike most cookbooks, this title just dives right into the recipes without any backstory on the author or why the recipes were selected. There are little tidbits that start each section and are included with the recipes themselves, however without that fluff at the beginning the title risks not drawing people in (fair or unfair as that may be).

The recipes I tried were very good, though a handful in there are not suitable for beginners. The directions were clear and I greatly appreciated that there was a picture for every single dish (I really hate when you can’t see what you’ll be making).

Overall this was a 4/5 for me. A cookbook I could see myself revisiting over and over, but also one I might forget about because I have a craving for a specific type of food and the recipes in it that fit that craving don’t jump to mind as easily as others. This is a super safe title for anyone who cooks, you will not be disappointed, and there’s close to a 0% chance you wont find at least a few recipes you use again and again.

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I really enjoyed this cookbook. There was a photo for each recipe, and all the photos were beautiful and tasteful. The recipes contained food that is easy to find in any grocery store. A lot of cheesy comfort foods which are my favorites. The only thing that would make this cookbook better would be Christy Denney adding personal stories or information about the recipes.

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The best thing about this cookbook is the variety of recipes. The cookbook begins with some one pot or one pan recipes. The Sheet Pan Philly Cheesesteak immediately caught my eye and I’ll be trying this recipe first. I also liked the idea of the Alfredo Gnocchi and Broccoli Bake, and Sheet Pan Omelette in this section.
There was a section with snacks, dips and appetizers and the Greek nachos look especially good.
There’s a section of “tried and true” recipes that might be a little more time investment than most of the other recipes but they look very good. The chicken noodle soup with homemade noodles looks fantastic,
There’s main courses of all cuisine styles and desserts too. The cookie butter lava cookies look incredible.
I like the variety, I like that the recipes sound mostly easy and fairly quick, there’s a decent amount of pictures and the ingredients are ones you can find anywhere.
I got to read an early ebook edition from NetGalley. Thanks!

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As a mom of 5, it's clear that Denney is used to feeding a lot of people and doing it efficiently. Filled with easy sheet pan dinners and one-pan skillets, this book is loaded with hearty, simple meals like Alfredo Gnocchi and Broccoli Bake and One Pan Enchilada Skillet. One-Pan Breakfast bake and single tray pancakes and omelettes give you great breakfast options too!

All of the recipes are only one page long, involve a reasonably simple number of ingredients, and include a photo! There's not a lot of "flavor" text, and you don't see a lot of the author's perspective and personality here, but the recipes are straightforward, albeit not especially original. It's clear their meant to be crowdpleasers not gourmet productions. I, for one, am excited about this, because I think it will be great for expanding my picky kids' repertoire. Although recipes like Mushroom Risotto and Salmon Fresca are sure to keep the adults happy too. It's the kind of book you could start at page 1 and try out each recipe along the way! Can't wait to get started!

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I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is a great recipe book!

The book has beautiful pictures of unique comfort foods! There's a variety of fun recipes from totchos to apple cookie pizza and all sorts of dishes in between. Some of the recipes are time intensive and aren't the kind of things I'd make on a week night. The recipes are clear and helpful.

A fun recipe book to try!

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Anyone else love that title? Scrumptious is apt as we salivate over the gorgeous pictures. Plenty of recipes that I would love to make for a gathering with the comfort of flavor.

What did I like? This recipe book is from an online blog and it’s geared toward big family meals or gatherings. Things like appetizers and meals for large groups. Recipes with lots of flavors that might be considered comfort food. My daughter and I poured over the recipes trying to decide which one we want to cook first. It was an delightful event as we loved the gorgeous food pictures.

Would I recommend or buy? None of the recipes look hard, and all the ingredients you can find in a regular grocery store. All you need is a skillet, sheet pan, or casserole dish for most of the dishes. Even the desserts looked great! I loved it! Five stars! I would love a copy!

I received a complimentary copy to read and voluntarily left a review!

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I was not familiar with this cookbook author before requesting this book for review. The photo on the front cover drew me in. After paging through the entire book, studying the recipes within, I declare it a winner! Each recipe is accompanied by a very mouth-watering photo and most recipes appear easy to prepare. There is a variety of types of food, from salads, to sheet pan meals to desserts. There's even a low carb chapter with lots of interesting foods. And, while some recipes are common favorites, many take a slight variation on the usual in order to make preparation easier. Some of the recipes that tempted me: Cheesy Taco Pasta Shells, Egg Roll in a Bowl, Basil Parmesan Salmon, Prosciutto Asparagus Bundles, Crispy Chickpea/Avocado/Tomato/Feta Salad, Raspberry Cream Cheese Puffs, and Churro Saltine Cracker Toffee. I've already pre-ordered the cookbook, and can't wait to try some of these yummy dishes!

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I have never heard of the author of this book before, but I will definitely be keeping my eyes open for more from her! This cookbook is fantastic! The recipes are simple, with easy to find ingredients, small ingredient lists, and gorgeous pictures for every single recipe! I also loved that she had a low carb section that included how many net carbs were in each recipe. The meals are all yummy recipes that would widely appeal and easy to integrate into a weekly menu, seriously I loved all of them! I'm a picky cookbook enthusiast, but I'm telling you, this one is a MUST!

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This is a perfect cookbook for busy families. Most of the recipes seem to be very quick to make with easily accessible ingredients for a wide variety of tastes. I definitely want to make the one pan breakfast bake and sheet pan steak and Parmesan potatoes. Before this cookbook I’d never heard of the blogger-author so I’m not sure if these recipes are available on her website but I will be checking her blog out soon.

Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the e-arc I received in exchange for my honest review.

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OH MY! So many scrumptious recipes! I can’t wait to try many of them. Even some low carb and quick and easy recipes. I’d say you and I both need to check this book out and give the recipes a try. One pan dinners could become my new go to. 

What I really like are her tips throughout the recipes on what you can substitute, like shredded mozzarella for fresh if you don’t have it. Little things like that might leave a newer cook from making a recipe unless they knew they CAN swap things out like that. Kudos for the tips and the recipes! I’m going to be writing out my shopping list now and try a few to start.

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I thought this was a fun cookbook. You could definitely find these recipes elsewhere, but the beauty of this book is that they are all together in one place saving you the time and energy of going on the hunt. Most of these will be family favorites and comfort food, but I loved seeing the inclusion of some low carb recipes as well.

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Scrumptious from The Girl Who Ate Everything by Christy Denney is a great cookbook if you are looking for simple and delicious “one pot” meals. Every recipe has a beautifully photographed picture. There are options for low carb, gatherings, and even deserts. I think this is a great cookbook for someone who is newer to cooking and looking for a guide that has it all. A great addition to your shelf!

Thank you to NetGalley and Shadow Mountain Publishing for the opportunity to read this book for an honest review.

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I like this cookbook. It has some simple recipes that we love like: broccoli cheese soup, stuffed shells, enchiladas, garlic knots, mac and cheese, fried rice, and cookie dough balls. Nothing special but it's good to it have at home. I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

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This book is loaded with lots of yummy sounding, mostly "one pot or pan', quick to make and easy recipes. I tried both the "one pan chicken fajita rice" and the honey garlic pork roast and they were both delicious! I look forward to trying a lot of recipes in this book.

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FINALLY! A cookbook that actually has recipes I'll make 95% of! I love love LOVE how there's a section for one-pan dinners. I always hate cleaning up every pan and bowl I own after making just one meal, and this is such an easy fix with yummy recipes. I also love the fact that each recipe has it's own picture JUST LIKE EVERY COOKBOOK SHOULD.

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I love The Girl Who Ate Everything blog, so was super excited for this cookbook. It did not disappoint! This book is full of family friendly recipes for all seasons. I will be using this one over and over again!

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Great cookbook!! It's a little bit understated for the quantity of recipes included, with the recipes broken up into less traditional categories so that could actually be a detriment, making some recipes harder to find. I do love the categories and wide variety of options available, it just might make it tricky to find a certain recipe when I need it. The categories are One-Pan Dinners, Feeding a Crowd, Game-Day Eats, Low-Carb Favorites, Quick and Easy, Tried and True, and Something Sweet. I tend to look for recipes to prepare based on what I have to cook with that night, which meat I need to use from my fridge, etc. However, I LOVE that every single recipe has a picture!! The pictures are also extremely well done, providing a beautiful visualization of each dish. The recipes all appear to be fairly straight-forward and simple, with easy-to-find ingredients that everyone will most likely have in their pantry or be able to readily get. The recipes also aren't complicated, with excellent step-by-step instructions, a small list of ingredients (instead of a long list of lots of ingredients), as well as tips to help make the recipe even easier on the majority of the recipes. I really like how there is just a short-and-sweet introduction to each recipe. A cookbook should be mostly about the recipes, not a lot of narrative to wade through to get to the actual recipe. This cookbook provides that -- beautiful photos for every single recipe, straight-forward recipes with a reason why we should try that recipe, easy-to-find ingredients, and great step-by-step instructions. I received a digital ARC of this book, and I will be purchasing a physical copy to add to my cookbook library in my kitchen!! The look forward to adding so many of these recipes to my family's meals!!

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Filled with simple recipes that fit most family needs, this is really a must read for folks trying to feed a family with children. Recipes are contemporary, appealing, easy to prepare, and kid friendly. The vegetable loaded Easy Beef Stir Fry was a hit at my house, as were several of the sheet pan recipes. While many of these recipes have more fat than are popular with today's young adults, the book does have a wonderful low carb section. The Buffalo Chicken Salad in lettuce wraps was an instant fave with my diabetic husband--I loved it too, and it's definitely worked its way into our family rotation, as has the Creamy Parmesan Shrimp. The Reuben Hot Pockets are a jumping off point for other low carb sandwiches (low carb, however, doesn't always mean low calorie) which have made a big difference in our family. Parmesan Brussel Sprouts--with bacon--a giant YUM! This book is packed with delicious ideas!

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Loved this cooking guide/cookbook. The cover is totally delightful -- right of the bat, I'm thinking SCRUMPTIOUS! So really, it's already captured its aims for me. Either way, the rest of the cookbook is very high quality. I loved the range of recipes. One of the things that I think sets the book apart from others like it is its 1) top quality photos/layout and 2) straightforwardness. You don't have to worry about fluff and unnecessary details. Also, the range of recipes means that there's something to try for everyone.

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Such a great cookbook!
Love the recipes, love the ease of finding ingredients and love all the extra content too.
This will be a very well read & used book in my home.

Thank you to the author, publisher and NetGalley for my complimentary ARC in exchange for an honest review. Please excuse my tardiness in posting my review as my TBR list continuously grows and I keep finding so many book with so little time!

So much gratitude for this copy shared with me, always xo

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Christy Denney's new cookbook is full of comforting, generous recipes for feeding your family. As the mother of five children, she's clearly familiar with making big batches, and she has some great ideas--like sheet pan pancakes that you bake and then cut into squares, instead of being stuck at the stove for hours. Readers with smaller groups to feed (or just one person) will have to cut down recipes or plan for lots of leftovers. This is an attractive cookbook, with glossy color photos accompanying each recipe. Cooks of all interests and skill levels should find something they want to try.

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This cookbook is fantastic! Denney has a firm grasp on modern cooking. Not only does everything look and sound amazing, there is something for every skill level. The variety of meal types is perfect for busy homemakers. There’s recipes for the oven, stovetop, slow cooker and Instapot. There’s also carb conscious and healthy options. She has it all! My particular favorites were the honey garlic pork roast and the key lime bars.

I think this book would make a spectacular housewarming gift or a great guide for those who are never sure what to make for dinner.

Thank you so much Netgalley and Shadow Mountain for my gifted copy!

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This cookbook lives up to its name with photos of every recipe that look very scrumptious. There's something for everyone in this book with recipes that are easy, most with minimal prep time. Healthy, keto, and low carb recipes are offered in addition to sweets and indulgent recipes.

These recipes are great for families who don't have the time for complicated recipes and hours-long meal prep.

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Get in my Belly! I love this cookbook. I have an ebook copy and I want the print version for my kitchen. Great options for dinner with realistic ingredients. Nothing I couldn't easily get from the grocery store. The pictures are great and actually make me really hungry when I look at them.

I received an ARC copy from Netgally. The opinions expressed are my own.

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A family friendly cookbook. This cookbook has a variety of recipes with sections called: one-pan dinners , feeding a crowd, game day eats, low-carb favorites, quick and easy, tried and true and something sweet. The recipes directions are clear and the ingredient lists are things that every (American) shopper should easily be able to find in their supermarket. I appreciate each recipe is complimented with a photo. (Not that my food ever looks quite as good.) I was a little surprised that there isn't much personalization from the author about the recipes or extra cooking tips. She evidently is a popular food blogger but I'm not familiar with her. Thank you NetGalley and Shadow Mountain Publishing for an ARC ebook in exchange for an honest review.

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Such a fun cookbook! It has so many quick dinners that I can't wait to try for my family. I also love that it has desserts as well. I am excited to work my way through these yummy recipes

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You will not find a more perfectly named book. There should be a warning not to read if you are hungry. Actually it doesn’t matter if you just ate because I just had dinner and it still made me hungry.

The recipes are super easy to follow. Ingredients are extremely accessible. There’s recipes for everyday (even low carb recipes) and ones for game day. Oh and the pictures (with all the recipes) are gorgeous.

I highly highly HIGHLY recommend this cookbook.

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There was very little in here that didn't look scrumptious! The recipes were simple, clear, and accessible and all were accompanied by attractive, detailed photos. There is definitely an emphasis on feeding a crowd, so this is especially suitable for people with large families or who like to entertain. Though there is a low carb section (and I was pleased to see it included a few things I hadn't seen before) most of these recipes are definitely on the indulgent side. This is not a complaint--they looked amazing!

Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!

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I have been following the author’s blog for quite some time so I was excited to receive a copy of her cookbook. This books has Easy one pan dinners and delicious desserts that are beautifully photographed. I thank Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this cookbook.

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All the recipes in this book look delicious. The photos are beautiful and I enjoyed the simplicity of the layout and of the recipes themselves.

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The Girl Who Ate Everything is one of my most trusted food blogs. She always has family friendly meals that won't break the bank and delicious looking sweets. I've made numerous recipes of hers of the years and they have all been enjoyable.

It looks like she has a winner with this new cookbook too. I can't wait to try some of the new recipes and revisit a couple of her old favorites of mine. Love the food pictures too!

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I have followed The Girl Who Ate Everything blog forever it seems, it is always a go to for me for recipes. I was so excited to check out this cookbook with the blog author's recipes! Christy Denney always has easy to follow recipes and I love her wit that she inserts everywhere! The recipes are family friendly and I love how easy they are. I also love how there are so many of them that are quick to prep because who has time these days to make a major dinner every night? Not me! This is a great cookbook that I know I will use over and over again!

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Talk about a perfectly titled book – every recipe looks positively scrumptious! I know this because every single recipe is accompanied by a photo, which in my mind is the mark of a great cookbook. This cookbook is jam-packed with tried and true recipes from blogger Christy Denney (The Girl Who Are Everything).

“Scrumptious” includes one-pan dinners (a favorite of mine), recipes for feeding crowds and game day munchies, tried and true classics, and of course desserts! There are some low carb recipes that look so good, you won’t even know they’re keto friendly. There’s also a quick and easy section, but none of the recipes in the book are overly complicated or fussy, and the directions are clear and easy to follow.

These recipes are super approachable and family-friendly. There are no “weird” ingredients or spices; these are all things that most people have on hand or buy regularly, and comfort ingredients abound: cheese, cream cheese, butter, heavy cream, and bacon. Yum! This is a cookbook I’ll reach for often.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Shadow Mountain Publishing for providing me an advance copy of this book.

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From low carb to game day recipes author Christy Denney has created a cookbook filled with yummy recipes that will help with daily meal preparation. Throughout her cookbook you will find plenty of color photos showing the prepared dishes. Some of the recipes you'll find in her cookbook include:

Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet
Sheet Pan Pork Tenderloin
Sheet Pan Omelet
Egg Roll in a Bowl
Million-Dollar Chicken
Strawberry Feta Walnut Salad
Ham, Sweet Potato, and Kale Skillet
Chicken Parmesan Meatballs
Butter Swim Biscuits
Birthday Cake Cinnamon Rolls
Easy Blueberry Cobbler


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This is quickly becoming one of my favorite cookbooks! Every time I look at my I find something else I want to cook. The recipes have pictures, they’re not too complicated, and they range from one-pan dinners to delicious desserts. There’s a chapter of low-carb favorites, and another one called game day eats as well as quick and easy.

I’ve enjoyed these recipes so far: One Pan Chicken Enchilada Skillet, Panzanella Salad, Honest Garlic Pork Roast, Garlic Parmesan Wings, and Sheet Pan Apple Crisp. I’m sure I’ll have more favorites in the future. 5 stars.

Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Scrumptious is a cooking and recipe guide with recipes developed and curated by Christy Denney. Due out 2nd Nov 2021 from Shadow Mountain, it's 224 pages and will be available in hardcover and paperback formats.

This is a nice cookbook with an emphasis on ease of preparation, tastiness, casual dining and family appeal. These are really uncommonly tasty dishes. Many of them are one-pan/sheet pan dinner which make cleanup easy, and all the ones we tried were delicious.

There is no lead-in or introduction, the author opens with the recipes, grouped in chapters thematically: one pan dinners, feeding a crowd, game day eats, low-carb favorites, quick and easy, tried and true, and something sweet. The recipes are nearly all based on wholesome unprocessed ingredients (the exceptions are for things like premade marinara sauce which almost everyone has on hand).

Each recipe includes serving yields, special notes, and prep times. Recipe ingredients are listed bullet point style along with optional ingredients. All measurements are given in American standard measures only. The directions are given step by step, numbered sequentially. The nutritional information is not provided. The recipes' ingredients are easily sourced and the resultant dishes are family friendly and appealing to kids and adults. All of the recipes include photos. The food is beautifully presented and the serving suggestions are appetizing and appropriate. Nearly all of the recipes make a LOT of servings. This would be great for meal planning fans - make enough for dinner and have enough to pack a lunch for work the next day(s). There are a number of these recipes which have made it into my personal potluck recipe book of dishes to take to group dinners and family gatherings.

Good recipes, full of hearty and satisfying food.

Four and a half stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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There are a lot of old favorites here with a few new ones I can't wait to try all packaged in one beautifully presented cookbook. There are gorgeous pictures of each recipe: always a win in my book. She starts off with one-pan dinners, which is the key to my heart. The dessert section looks amazing and definitely things that are new to me: No Churn Banana Pie Ice Cream?! There is a section for potlucks and game day food options.

My only drawback on this book was the lack of nutritional information. No one is going to confuse these meals with anything but comfort food but in the day and age of updated food labels, calories at restaurants, etc. this should just be a given. Somewhat out of place was the chapter on low-carb/keto friendly dishes, which I guess is her husband's thing, where net carbs were provided which just goes back to my original point. I would take a 1/2 star off for that but still rounding up to 5 because the rest is spot on.

I will be adding this one to my permanent collection. Pre-ordering now for it's schedule November 2021 release.

Thank you to #Netgalley and Shadow Mountain Publishing for an advanced temporary e-copy of #ScrumptiousfromTheGirlWhoAteEverything in exchange for an honest review.

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in "Scrumptious from The Girl Who Ate Everything' Christy Denney has produced an exceptionally well-rounded offering of recipes that I look forward to trying. As a long time follower of her blog I appreciate this repository of her ideas and experiences in producing wonderful recipes to enjoy in one location. I am very happy with the Low-Carb section which is appealing to many in my household. The pictures are so helpful and beautifully done to guide a cook to a proper outcome. I think this will be a treasure to those who love to cook and 'eat everything!'

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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If you like comfort foods, you want this book in your hands! It is an excellent addition to any kitchen. I personally love the photography with each recipe; I like to see what I am working towards. These are simple, easy to follow recipes with basic, everyday ingredients. Chapters include: One-Pan Dinners, Feeding A Crowd, Tried and True and Something Sweet. This means there truly is something in here for everyone. I felt enabled and empowered to try every single recipe represented here. Dishes are quick, with prep time and cook times provided. There is a reason Christy Denney is such a popular blogger. This book showcases so many of the reasons.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via NetGalley and all opinions expressed are solely my own, freely given.

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Scrumptious is a great start for a home cook. Recipes that I generally think of as comfort food that every home cook should have a go to recipe for, like chicken noodle soup, chicken and dumplings, stuffed shells, etc. There isn't anything that seems incredibly unique but not everything needs to reinvent the wheel, so to speak. Nothing wrong with going back to basics.

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I’ve been following this food blogger for a few years so I was excited to peak inside her newest cookbook and let me tell you, it did not disappoint! In fact, I’m going to buy a couple hard copies to give as gifts, particularly to newly weds as this book has a bit of EVERYTHING! From comfort food to game day to fancy appetizers, this cookbook really covers the gamut from cooking for a crowd on soccer night to “look at this yummy dessert I made”!

Let me just list a few to give you an idea what’s inside these pages; chicken and dumplings, easy Bolognese, garlic knots, various sheet pan dinners as well as casseroles. But also there are jaw dropping recipes for Raspberry cream cheese puffs, crepes, Prosciutto aspagaus bundles and Cookie butter lava cookies, WHAT?! That cookie recipe alone might be worth buying this cookbook!

There are so many recipes inside these pages and each has its own photo, which I personally love so I know how it’s supposed to look. This cookbook is a treasure for anyone who has been cooking for many years to the ‘just launched’ young adult who wants to learn to cook.

Thank you to Netgalley, Shadow Mountain Publishing, and Christy Denney for this eARC in exchange for my honest review.

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Another great cookbook! I can't wait to try some of these recipes especially the churro saltines!

Thank you to netgalley and the publishers for providing me with an arc for an honest review!

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This recipe book is presented beautifully with vibrant photography accompanying each recipe. The layout is simple and easy to understand and the recipes easy to follow. They all contain pretty basic ingredients that are not hard to source and will not cost you an arm and a leg. The book contains several chapters with a range of recipes from one pan dinners to feeding a crowd to something sweet. It covers a broad range. The recipes aren't one of a kinds or something you have never tried before but are simple crowd pleasers or weeknight meals. I feel this would definitely suit a beginner cook. Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for the ARC in return for an honest review

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This is a fantastic cookbook and resource. The photography is stunning. The recipes look divine, I can't wait to give them each a try! This is one I'll return to again and again. Many thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the advanced copy of the book.

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Oh where, oh where, oh where to even begin? This one is a solid 5 stars! I am a long-time fan of The Girl Who Ate Everything and have followed the blog for years. I have also already made many of her recipes and have her other cookbooks too. Biased? A little, but this is a really good, extremely easy to follow, beautifully photographed book. Is it gourmet? Not at all. Is it quick, delicious meals that your entire family will love and ask for again and again? ABSOLUTELY!! I can definitely recommend the One-Pan Creamy Spinach-Artichoke Pasta and Basil Parmesan Salmon. I have been already been making her Eggroll-in-a-Bowl, Honey-Garlic Pork Roast and Spinach Artichoke Dip for awhile and they are in regular rotation at my house. Buy this book!!! You will not be disappointed!

Thank you to #NetGalley, Christy Denney and Shadow Mountain Publishing for this ARC!

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What a fun cookbook! Great pictures and well laid out recipes. The first recipe that went on my "must try" list is the salsa verde chicken skillet...sounds (and looks) delicious and perfect for a weeknight dinner for the family. Lots of good options also in the "game day" and "sweets" sections. Not sure I'll spend much time in the low carb section, but I was glad to see some vegetarian options in here.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the eARC of this cookbook, in exchange for this honest review.

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All I can say is wow!!!

I first opened the book just for a quick perusal and found that I could not stop exploring it after getting just a peak. The book itself is beautifully laid out, with delicious looking pictures for every recipe and easy to understand instructions. But I’m top of that, I could probably imagine myself making just about every one of them!

There are a lot of pretty standard favourites in the book like broccoli cheese soup, shepherds pie, and cheesy taco pasta shells. However, while most of the recipes seem like things I’ve heard of before, many of them have their own exciting twist (like Cuban sandwich dip, birthday cake cinnamon rolls, and sheet pan Philly cheesesteak). Plus, this book is just layered with the reality that it is a mom cooking for her family. The recipes often make enough to feed a group, come together in a relatively short period of time, and if there’s a way to make an arduous task quicker, she does it (like by cooking pancakes on a sheet pan or lasagna as a one pan meal).

Even reading the table of contents gives the clear impression that this is the kind of book anyone feeding a family could use everyday without getting bored. It’s divided into one pan meal, recipes to feed a crowd, game day snacks, low-carb favourites, quick and easy recipes, her tried and true favourites, and sweet desserts or snacks.

I am thoroughly impressed by this cookbook that features tons of recipes with easy instructions and big payoffs. Frankly, I think that for anyone looking for a cookbook that can help them get delicious meals on the table each day, this book is beyond worth it. It may not be filled with the most creative or new flavour profiles, so if you’re looking for that then I’d try elsewhere, but if you’re just looking for good and simple food, this is the book for you!

Thanks to the publishers and netgalley for a digital arc of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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The pictures and recipes in this outstanding cookbook will surely give your eyes a heart attack! I was literally salivating, oohing and aahing as I turned each page: this was truly a feast for the eyes and the stomach! These recipes and the graphics truly live up to the title: absolutely <u>Scrumptious</u>!

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As I was taking my time, enjoying each new entry, I was so pleased to discover a recipe for chicken and dumplings: one of my very favourite comfort foods! I appreciated the tip of sprinkling the rolled out dumplings with extra flour to avoid sticking. (Smart!)

Christy Denney has five children (three boys, two girls) and an ex-Miami Dolphins football player husband to feed. All those sheet pan recipes must come in handy come meal time!

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I loved the picture of the entire clan in the first few pages of the book. A well-fed family is a happy family! (So, okay, I made that up, but <i>I</i> would have been a happy camper if my parents had been capable of whipping up even HALF of the goodies to be found in this absolute keeper of a cookbook.

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The author gets right down to business and warms us up with a few quick sheet pan meals for the busy home chef. The One Pan Breakfast Bake (hash browns, bacon, cheddar cheese and olive oil) topped with six eggs) looked divinely enticing! (I love that you aren't bombarded with three pages of ingredients in each recipe.) I marveled at the simplicity but tastiness of each recipe. Cheese is a major ingredient in just about every recipe here, but I was not complaining. (I am going to try to make the "chaffles' - flourless waffles made with cheese and eggs on a waffle grill.)

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The desserts almost had me in tears: I'm writing this review at one a.m. in the morning. No snacks allowed for me, although my taste buds are dancing up a storm. The Brownie Cookies looked divinely sinful, and for sure I am going to try the Birthday Cinnamon Roll Cake - secret ingredient: cake mix!!!

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The Cookies and Cream Brownies also looked utterly decadent, and I'm pretty sure I gained weight just THINKING about eating one!

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Christy Denney truly knocked one out of the ballpark with this keeper of a cookbook. I absolutely loved every single recipe and I know that any foodie would love to receive a copy of this book as a gift. I know I certainly would!

My thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this extremely well executed cookbook. It was an absolute pleasure to read and review! 5 out of 5 Scrumptious Stars!
(Note: because the book has not yet been published, the pictures that I am using here are from the internet, and not from this recipe book. Hopefully after the book is published, I will be sent some of the amazing photos of the dishes in this book: they were absolutely mouthwatering!)

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This excellent book is divided into six sections:
*one-pan dinners
*feeding a crowd
*low-carb favourites
*quick and easy
*tried and true
*something sweet
Each recipe has a colour photo and the instructions are clear, simple and easy to understand.
I particularly enjoyed the Cajun Sausage and Rice skillet, packed with sweet bell peppers, followed by a Blueberry and lemon blondie.

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This was just divine - I just loved the recipes in here and they were easy to follow, with just the right touch of decadence if that makes sense.

I was given an advance copy by netgalley and the publishers but the review is entirely my own.

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Fun, fast and filling recipes perfect for families. Nothing fancy but lots of great ideas. Great gift idea!

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A great book for families. This contains tons of recipes that look fairly easy to make, and the full color photos are mouthwatering. Recipes are in chapters on One-Pan Dinners, Feeding a Crowd, Game-Day Eats, Low Carb Favorites, Quick and Easy, Tried and True, and Something Sweet. I think my family would be willing and happy to eat the majority of these dishes. One drawback, there is not much in here for vegetarians.

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Scrumptious from The Girl Who Ate Everything by Christy Denney is full of recipes that almost anyone will enjoy. Each recipe is mouthwatering while not overly complex. The photography is visually pleasing and manages to capture the beauty of each dish. I especially appreciated the “Scrumptious Tip” that was included with so many recipes. These sections were thoughtful and bursting with helpful advice about the ingredients or substitutions.

The busy cook will appreciate the many sheet pan dinners and I can’t wait to try the Million-Dollar Chicken, One minor criticism is the the estimated prep times seem a bit unrealistic to me but maybe I’m just slow. All in all a solid edition to the family cookbook shelf. (I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy and all opinions are my own.)

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All American comfort food...

A cookbook packed with easy to make recipes. Lot's of snacking recipes, and comfort foods, there is a low carb section and an extensive sweet section. I liked that there were color photos and could be made with ingredients you have on hand. I found that the majority of recipes were quick to prepare and not labor intensive (a plus for sure) and geared toward things that would appeal to kids and a family.


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Beautiful pictures, delicious recipes…

If a cookbook makes me hungry I know it’s going to be good. From the tantalizing photos that had my taste buds dancing, to the low-count ingredients, there was lots to love about the recipes included here. From one-pan sheet meals to yummy cinnamon rolls, there was a huge variety of foods to choose from…

The author is a blogger who added a personal touch to the recipes she included. Whether a testimonial from her large family or a comment about the meal, there was a small intro to every recipe. The recipes were simple (for the most part) and used ingredients that most kitchens would already have. Heavy on elements that bring flavour to the dishes (cheese is a huge one!) the meals are sure to bring smiles to those who eat them…

If you are on a diet, be wary, but adapting the recipes to cut down on calories or carbs could be done as well. Overall, I would definitely add this to a new cook’s recipe repertoire. Or for anyone afraid to step into the kitchen as this is simple, delicious (if carb and calorie fearless) food.

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I love cookbooks, especially when they're loaded with color pictures of delicious looking food. This cookbook meets and exceeds that expectation. There are so many recipes in here that I can't wait to try out! I had several on my menu plan last week, but then I gave myself a concussion, because I'm awesome like that, so I was only able to make the Alfredo Gnocchi and Broccoli Bake (I added chicken and mushrooms to make it a complete meal) which was a huge hit, and the Cheeseburger Sliders, which actually turned out to be full-size because apparently I can't read. But they were really yummy as well.

I tend to shy away from cookbooks that don't include pictures, because if I can't see what a recipe should look like (if you're not me, because mine never looks that good) then it just doesn't sound as appetizing for some reason. I guess I'm just a very visual person. At any rate, I really appreciate the full-color pictures. The recipes all seem to be relatively simple to make as well, which is another huge plus for me. Definitely a book that will be used over and over again.

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Feel like eating something comforting but quick and easy to make? Trying to feed a crowd without breaking your wallet or missing the kick-off? Look no further than Scrumptious from the Girl Who Ate Everything, a cookbook for those who like to eat more than to cook.

From one-pan dinners to low-carb favorites to something sweet, many yummy meals are 30 minutes or less from start to table. Some of the recipes are familiar comfort food made easier: Creamy Chicken Soup, Cheeseburger Sliders and Chicken Fried Rice. Others are new: Sheet Pan Pancakes, Egg Salad BLT (using a chuffle) and Cuban Sandwich Dip.

All the recipes include a color photo, which is helpful. The low-carb chapter includes net carbs per serving. Unfortunately, no other nutritional information including allergens is included. Still, the 101 recipes in Scrumptious from the Girl Who Ate Everything do look tasty. 4 stars!

Thanks to Shadow Mountain Publishing and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.

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From the food blogger, The Girl Who Ate Evening. A cookbook filled with illustrations and step by step instructions. One Pan Dinners, Desserts and Feeding a Crowd, etc.
I like that, the recipes have ingredients you can find on your pantry shelf. There are so many I want to try.

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Oh my GOD all of these recipes sound delicious. Most of them also sound bad for me, but I don't care, they all look and sound delicious. Most cookbooks have only a few recipes that I think I'll ever actually use, but this one? If I had a physical copy in front of me I'd be putting a sticky note tab on every single page. Mmmm, delicious, not-entirely-nutritious foods.

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This is a beautiful new cookbook from Christy Denney of The Girl Who Ate Everything website. Each two-page spread has a full-page colorful picture on one side and the recipe on the facing page. There are many familiar foods with a twist – like making it low carb or quick and easy. The categories are: One-Pan Dinners, Feeding a Crowd, Game-Day Eats, Low-Carb Favorites, Quick and Easy, Tried and True, and Something Sweet. Some of the recipes have instructions for both the slow cooker and instant pot.

I highly recommend this cookbook. I started marking the recipes I wanted to try, but quickly realized I was marking almost every page. I think the Feeding a Crowd section is unique and very helpful, especially as family gathers for the holidays. Quick and Easy recipes always come in handy, and you can’t go wrong with the Tried and True section full of classics and comfort foods. Thanks to Shadow Mountain Publishing for an ARC to use for my review.

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Scrumptious by Christy Denney
From The Girl Who Ate Everything

Deliciously decadent but easy to prepare recipes with gorgeous photos populate this book. YUM! I am currently drooling as I think about the recipes I just looked through!

What I liked:
* The recipes are easy to read and follow
* Ingredients are easy to find and not exotic
* More than one flavor profile is used
* The recipes would be family/child friendly
* Rich flavors and ingredients such as cream cheese, cream, butter…
* Beautiful photographs
* Tips with recipes
* I could see using these recipes for entertaining
* The chapters were divided into:
- one pan dinners
- feeding a crowd
- game day eats
- low carb favorites
- quick and easy
- tried and true
- something sweet
* The recipes seemed a lot like comfort food
* I could see gifting this to a friend
* Wondering how the author and family manages to stay healthy and slim if they eat this way every day
* Looking up the author’s website and thinking I might return:

What I didn’t like/might have found helpful:
* Nutritional information

Did I enjoy this book? Yes

Thank you to NetGalley and Shadow Mountain Publishing for the ARC – This is my honest review.

4-5 Stars

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Beautiful little cookbook with photos of every dish. The recipes in here are perfect for working Mom and Dads. You can throw a lot of these dishes together quickly and still have time to relax with your family. I'm going to try one of the recipes out this weekend. This is one of those cookbooks that I think you'll pull off your shelf again and again.

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If you want quick and easy meals and you like to entertain, this is the the cookbook for you! Gorgeous photos, simple but flavorful recipes that can be whipped up quickly and have plenty for leftovers. Broken out into chapters like: One Pan Favorites, Feeding a Crowd, Game-day Eats, Low-carb Favorites, Tried & True, and Something Sweet. My favorites were the one pan meals and will definitely be wearing out that chapter.

Thank you to Shadow Mountain Publishing and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of this cookbook. My review is voluntary and all opinions are my own.

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Oh wow! This recipe book is so wonderful. I really appreciate the beautiful pictures of the recipes. There are so many I want to try and my family is excited too! I think the most helpful is the first section One-Pan Dinners.

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This is the first cookbook that I have ever reviewed on Goodreads and it's a great one!

Many of you don't know this but I love to cook. I have been following Christy Denney's blog for a long while now. She's a mother of five and wife to a former Miami Dolphins football player so needless to say she has a lot of mouths to feed. What I like best about her recipes are that they are user friendly. No whacky ingredients that I'll never use again or can't find at all. No slaving over the stove for hours on end. The recipes are for *every* family and they aren't going to break your bank account. Every recipe here contains a photo - YAY! I hate making a recipe without knowing what the end product is supposed to look like. Most of the recipes also include a *scrumptious* tip at the end. Some of these tips I was already aware of but for the novice cook they can be quite helpful. I also want to high-five her for using rotisserie chicken in many of her recipes. Your store bought rotisserie chicken is a lifesaver especially on weeknights after a long day of work.

The book is broken down in sections but is a little different than your standard cookbook format. I'll present them to you here with a mention of the recipes that I am most excited to try.

One Pan Dinners

Cajun Sausage and Rice Skillet - Bring on the heat!
Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Pasta - My favorite dip in pasta form. Yes, please!

Feeding a Crowd

Mini Chicken Chimichangas - Baked not fried so they must be healthy! Right? Don't answer that.
Twice Baked Potato Casserole - I'm not drooling you are!

Game Day Eats

Creamy Queso- I don't care, drown me in queso, I have no shame!
Jalapeno Popper Bread - Carbs + Heat + Cheese = LOVE!
Cuban Sandwich Dip - Don't mind me while I lick the bowl!

Low Carb Favorites

Carne Asada - Simple yet delicious!
Tuscan Soup - Creamy and dreamy!
Million Dollar Chicken - It looks like a million calories but it's low carb so who cares!

Quick and Easy

Beef and Broccoli - When your craving take out but don't won't to go out or put on pants!

Tried and True

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup - I had no idea that egg noodles were so easy to make!
Chicken Parmesan Meatballs - Because why not!
Easy Bolognese - She had me at easy! Most Bolognese take hours so I'm curious about this one.

Something Sweet

Raspberry Cream Cheese Puffs - I loved Flaky Puffs as a kid and these remind me of my childhood favorite!
Cookies and Cream Brownies - I'm making these for my Oreo loving son. Not for me. Nope! (lies, all lies)

So there you have it. A wonderful cookbook for the everyday cook. A gourmet chef may not be impressed but I certainly was. Time to get cooking! 5 stars!

Thank you to NetGalley and Shadow Mountain Publishing for my complimentary copy!

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Uncomplicated and fun, Scrumptious fromThe Girl Who At Everything has the kind of recipes you'd search for online, but now they are easy to find in a beautiful cookbook filled with ways to customize and enhance your food. These are crowd-pleasing, easy to serve and easy to share dishes - families who entertain need this cookbook. There are no long-winded explanations or complicated instructions - it is a user-friendly cookbook with ideas that work. It will be an asset to any cookbook library because it can be used again and again. The recipes are often updates on classics or mash-ups of fan favorites. Seriously, I am in awe of Cuban Sandwich Dip! Where has this been all my life? Buy this for the holidays - it is going to be a fan favorite!

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Christy Denney, a former recipe writer for Betty Crocker and General Mills, offers an array of delicious recipes for busy family dinners and gatherings with friends. My favorite section, One-Pan Dinners, features crowd-pleasers including Spinach Lasagna, Enchilada Skillet, and Cajun Sausage and Rice. Do-ahead dishes fill the cookbook's pages, enabling the cook to enjoy the game day party or birthday bash they are hosting. Most recipes require basic ingredients that most home cooks have on hand. Bon appetit!

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This book was received as an ARC from Shadow Mountain Publishing - Shadow Mountain in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

I have been wanting to review this cookbook for the longest time and it definitely did not disappoint. I was shocked to see how Christy Denney approached this cookbook and not wasting so many pages on what the reader will need rather than incorporate it all in the recipe so that it is all in one place and the reader does not have to jump back and forth. I can definitely see this book as a potential candidate for our cooking demo and all of the recipes look simple and delicious. I can't wait to try the garlic knots, mashed potato casserole, the egg roll bowl and definitely the stuffed shells. I know our community will love this book and it will definitely be a hit in our cookbook collection.

We will consider adding this title to our TX Non-Fiction collection at our library. That is why we give this book 5 stars.

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Who does not want a cookbook that is called "scrumptious", even the picture looks delicious. The recipes in this cookbook all sound super yummy. I haven't tried any yet but they are certainly going to be making their way to my menu soon.

This cookbook is one that I hope to use a lot. It has one-pan dinners, low-carb favorites. and a ton of recipes that have cheese or chicken in their name. I live in WI, the state for cheese, so you got to know that we love to have cheese on everything.

A lot of the recipes seem like they could be quite heavy even though they do include some vegetables in them. The recipes include prep time, cook time, and servings but no calorie or nutritional information, which I always find helpful. The author includes additional information about some of the ingredients in the recipe or some substitutions, which she calls "scrumptious tip".

There are photos and the dishes in them look delicious. I did find it confusing that the photos came after the recipes instead of at the beginning with the title of the recipe.

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This book is amazing! All of the recipes and language is delicious and reading this was wonderful. The photos are also pretty.

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Loved this cookbook. I found some very good recipes and new ideals to try in the future. I do recommend this book.

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Delicious recipes and eye-catching photos lead the reader through page after page of inviting meals. I found myself taking notes, and pausing as I read the cookbook. I felt that the format and photographs were very clear and easy to follow, and the meals were a nice mix of comfort food and new takes on familiar dishes.

My husband and young children are often difficult to cook for as everyone has their favorite things to eat, and plenty they'd rather avoid. Many of the meals are casseroles or one-pan dishes, so I feel like it wouldn't be too much work to try a new dish, and maybe let them experiment with some new flavors.

I can't wait to dive in and try these recipes! Highly recommended!

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'Scrumptious' is an utterly decadent cookbook full of delicious recipes and beautiful pictures that are bound to have you drooling.

One of the big plusses of the recipes in 'Scrumptious' is that Denney knows how to feed a big crowd and many of the recipes are either made to feed an army or can easily be scaled up. Considering I usually just cook for myself, I'm in for some amazing leftovers in the future! There is also a picture for every recipe which is amazing because I need to be able to visualize it to cook it! Denney also sticks to easy ingredients which is great in between the more experimental recipes I've been trying to make. I want something delicious that I can make with what's easily available! The only downside I would say is that the recipes are very carb and cheese heavy. While I absolutely adore these things, I'll have to mix in a solid vegetable dish or salad sometimes to balance everything out.

I'll definitely be trying out the Creamy Chicken Soup', the 'Easy Bolognese' and the 'Cookies and Creams Brownies' because ooh myyy goooddd!

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This book made me SO hungry! Everything looked so delicious. I loved reading all the yummy this she ate and made.

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I've been making The Girl Who Ate Everything's recipes for years and have another cookbook by her. I love how this one is set up, with family favorites, treats, appetizers, and even feeding a crowd. The pictures are as mouth-watering as the recipes. Our family favorite was hands down the Egg Roll in a Bowl. This is one book I'll be coming to again and again.

*I received a complimentary copy on Netgalley. All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given.*

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My new go-to cookbook! The recipes are easy to follow and delicious. The photos are a nice touch. I honestly bookmarked so many recipes in this cookbook I finally just stopped because it was most of the book- unusual for me! Even better- these are recipes my whole family will eat and make weeknight meals easy. 5⭐️

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3.5 Stars

This cookbook is perfect for anyone new to cooking and looking for meals and recipe ideas for a family. The instructions are easy to follow and the layout of the book makes it easy to find a recipe that will be of interest. Also, the photos are very stunning, which is something that I love in a recipe book. That being said, there isn’t a lot to offer in this one for anyone with experience in the kitchen. The recipes themselves are quite basic and many of them use pre-packaged ingredients.

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I admit, I wasn't familiar with Christy Denney or her blog before, but now I'm signed up for her newsletter. I'm so cool with quick and easy cooking, and have no problem using shortcuts of the semi-homemade kind. Chapters included cover one-pan meals, feeding a crowd (a small crowd at least, or meals with leftovers), game day eats (if your house is like my house and no games are watched, consider this the appetizer/nosh chapter), low carb/keto-friendly, quick and easy, tried and true (a.k.a. comfort food), and sweets. The recipes are all pretty easy, the oddest ingredient I saw was almond flour, which isn't very odd, and the majority of the recipes can be made quickly. My only real problem with the book is trying to decide what to try first! I mean, it all looks and sounds so tasty, with a nice, high number of recipes I want to try (and actually believe I will try - y'all know what I mean!).

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I am unfamiliar with this author/blog, so wasn’t quite sure what the cookbook would contain. He “girl who ate everything” made be think it would require a lot of things that my plain-Jane tastes wouldn’t like (Im pretty much a meat and potatoes gal). I was pleasantly surprised to see appetizing and easy recipes that mostly appeal! This is a rarity!

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This is a great cookbook for people interested in simple, tasty recipes. The recipes are easy to prep and cook. The one-pan dishes are perfect for people who hate washing the dishes.

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A refreshing surprise! "Scrumptious" is a straightforward and fun collection of recipes: some classic takes accompanied by plenty of originals. This cookbook is well organized and skips all the extra introductions (pantry organizing, culinary background and theory, etc.) and gets right to business. I flagged plenty of recipes to try!

Thank you to NetGalley & the publisher for providing a eARC for review.

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Everything in this book made me hungry! Loved how the sections were broken up. Simple, easy to follow recipes with everyday, easy to find ingredients. I want to try about 98% of these recipes myself! I think I am going to have to buy a physical copy. I will get that much use out of this cook book! Take a look for your self. You won't be disappointed!!!

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This cookbook is exactly the kind of cookbook I need. I didn’t even get past the front cover with out drooling. All the recipes are simple and quick. Which is exactly what i need when I get home from work and don’t feel like cooking. Pictures are incredible and don’t make me feel like the dish is impossible to make.

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I'm giving Scrumptious from the Girl Who Ate Everything a 3.5 stars. All the recipes were easy to follow. I enjoyed reading the cookbook and all the imagery.

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Home cook staples that look positively scrumptious! Christy Denney captures the spirit of home cooks everywhere with her simple recipes and bright photos. There a sure to be crowd pleasers found within these pages! I for one cannot try the French Toast Custard. Make sure to check out this cookbook, happy cooking!

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Yummy. I got full just reading the recipes. The one-pan meals were my favorites but I will definitely give all the recipes a try. I need to start working out more.

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This is my first cookbook by this author and I really like how she had the book arranged: One-Pan Dinners, Feeding a Crowd, Game-Day Eats, Low-Carb Favorites, Quick and Easy, Tried and True, and Something Sweet. I also like how easy the directions are laid out and the pictures are truly mouth-watering. There are a lot of dinners for when you're short on time and I really like the low-carb options.

Some of my favorite recipes are One-Pan Chicken Enchilada Skillet, Egg Roll in a Bowl, Honey Shrimp and Broccoli, Key Lime bars and the Brownie Cookies.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, Shadow Mountain via NetGalley. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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What a great cookbook! The material is well written and presented in an easy to follow manner. I look forward to trying out several of these recipes.

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This book was very interesting and full of fun recipes and wonderful photos to go along with the different recipes. I appreciated how creative the different ideas are. My only other feedback is to include more variations for dairy free, gluten free or allergy free.

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