I received a copy of this book from Page Street Publishing/ Manda Group for review, as always, all opinions are mine.
This past month, I was proposed with reviewing an amazing One Pan Oven Cookbook written by Lana Konovalova. Creator of Imagelicious, Mother of one and photographer. With time being of the essence for everybody these days, this Ultimate One Pan Oven Cookbook is perfect for any family, no kids or 8 kids large.
I was super excited to begin reviewing and cooking quite a few of these dishes. My family is very large (8 kids) so understandably, I was overjoyed with the number of different recipes to choose from. Yeah, 75 in total ranging from everything from sandwiches and breakfast, all the way to desserts. All this with just one sheet pan, dutch oven, or baking dish has exponentially made dinner time at my house so much easier and less stressful.With the Ultimate One Pan Oven Cookbook coming out just before school’s start this year, it was the absolute perfect time for my family. With 6 of 8 kids returning to school, the cold and flu season around here starts early and ends rather late. Never good for any of us. Dinners have become much simpler as we have already been experiencing the first rounds of many colds and touches of flu this year. Take for instance this amazing Spatchcocked Chicken with Lemons and Oranges (pg. 79), literally no mess, the prep time was next to nothing and I made two trays in a matter of minutes. The kids fancy drums only so, why not? This dad got some well-deserved rest while this amazing recipe was cooking.
Dessert? There is a dedicated section for desserts that are incredibly simple to make and the taste is out of this world. One of our personal new favourites out of this Ultimate One Pan Oven Cookbook is the Cake-Stuffed Peaches found on page 169. My, oh my, I haven’t seen my kids eat a dessert so quickly in a long time. Again, one pan, next to no mess, and super easy to follow instructions. My older daughters jumped right in and started helping and that is a rare occasion.Some great breakfast, one pan complete meals and dinner recipes found in the Ultimate One Pan Oven Cookbook for my large family are depicted below:
- Ricotta Cheesecake Pancakes (pg.19)
- Easy Cranberry-Pecan Granola(pg.16)
- Oven-Baked Maple-Sriracha Bacon (pg.27)
- Sheet Pan Sausages with Sweet Potatoes, Onions and Peppers (pg.34)
- One-Pan Chicken and Rice with Peas (pg.37)
- Delicious Mini Dill Meatballs (pg.91)
- Spatchcocked Chicken with Lemons and Oranges (pg.79)
- Baked Milk (pg. 158)
- Cake-Stuffed Peaches (pg.169)
The list of recipes is long and diverse. Perfect for all of us struggling to keep ourselves caught up in an ever increasingly busy life. With all that we have going on in our lives, it’s a breath of fresh air having this amazing One Pan Oven Cookbook at my side to make meal preparation simple and delicious.“As a new mom, Julia Konovalova, founder of popular food blog Imagelicious, knows that time is limited and space in an already overflowing sink of dirty dishes is precious. That’s why Julia began creating her sheet pan recipes: just pop them in the oven and you’ll have a delicious meal in no time with very little clean-up. They’re also healthier since they use less oil and other fats.
Julia’s recipes save on time but don’t skimp on flavor, proving that a delicious meal doesn’t require hours in the kitchen. From family-favorites like Oven French Toasts, to dishes that will please even the most sophisticated palate, like Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Sauerkraut and Apples, The Ultimate One- Pan Oven Cookbook has something for everyone.
With 75 recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between, mealtime just got a whole lot easier.”I have a ton of cookbooks and I must say that most of them sit and collect dust. This Ultimate One Pan Oven Cookbook hasn’t nor do I foresee it leaving my counter or ever collecting dust. What an inventive and comprehensive guide to taking the chore and task out of meal planning and making.