A food blogger with more than half a million Facebook followers shares 75 brilliant new recipes for the most timeless all-purpose pot in your kitchen. For generations, Dutch ovens have been the most beloved pot in the kitchen, and in this cookbook, popular food blogger Kim Beaulieu keeps things fresh with delicious, easy recipes for the whole family. The slow cooker and Instant Pot certainly have their places on the kitchen counter, but the Dutch oven has a lot going for it. First, it's the most affordable, with a basic 5-quart by Lodge checking in at only $32.99 on Amazon. Plus, it's just as versatile as the Instant Pot, and Kim shows readers all the amazing things they can do with this beautiful and cherished cooking utensil that belongs in every home. Readers will enjoy trying simple yet impressive braises such as Apple Cider Braised Pork Roast with Root Vegetables or Country Style Ribs with Whiskey Sauce; crowd-pleasing casseroles such as Lazy Lasagna; hearty stews such as Not Your Gramma's Goulash; and delightful sweet treats such as Caramel Apple Monkey Bread.
All of the recipes are approachable for busy families; if it's not ready within 30 minutes, it's hands off while the dish cooks slowly in the oven. Kim has mastered the nuances that make Dutch oven cooking so special, and here she reveals all of her secrets to help you cook family meals that are satisfying to your wallet, your time and your taste buds. This cookbook has 75 recipes and 75 photos.
Kim Beaulieu is the cook and photographer behind the food blog Cravings of a Lunatic with nearly 600,000 followers. She also runs a second food blog focused on grilling and smoking, called Kiss My Smoke. Her recipes have been featured on the websites of Delish, Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Babble, Huffington Post Taste, Yummly and more. She lives in Essex, Ontario, in Canada.