The Ultimate Cooking for One Cookbook is a great tool for a variety of people and situations. You don’t have to live alone to get use out of this book!
I was recently sent The Ultimate Cooking for One Cookbook to review and I was amazed! There are 175 recipes in the book and they are all written for one person. Some recipes are very simple while others require a bit more knowledge in the kitchen. But every recipe is a perfect single serving.
So, who is this good for? Anyone! You don’t have to be single or live alone. Although, it is great for that.
Here are a few people I can think of that this would benefit:
- College students (dorm room kitchens and cooking for yourself)
- Stay at Home parents (we need lunch during the day!)
- Those who eat lunch at work (perfectly portioned just for you)
- Busy parents (especially if your schedule has you eating at different times)
- Single people (so no worrying about leftovers)
- Elderly in a retirement community (since they are usually preparing food for just themselves)
- Kids learning to cook (single portions means they can make it for themselves)
- Parents looking for a meal for their kids (for instance, if you know they won’t eat what you plan to make for dinner)
I’m sure there are more but those are the first that come to mind.
Note: I was sent a free copy of The Ultimate Cooking for One Cookbook to review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
So, what did I think of the book? I love it! There are so many days that I am home by myself at lunchtime and I don’t know what to make. I don’t want anything big because there are usually enough leftovers in my refrigerator.
The book has beautiful photos that go along with delicious recipes. So many are ones I wouldn’t have thought could be scaled down to a single-serving, but Joanie does it!
Justin really wanted to try this recipe for Barbecue Chicken Drumsticks. He made it for himself for lunch one day and was very impressed. It’s a recipe we will be making again. As you can see, each recipe has the prep and cook time so you have an idea of how long you need. There’s a quick description followed by easy-to-read lists of ingredients and instructions.
The amounts are small, but remember, you are only serving one person. I looked through this and realized that many recipes can also be scaled up if I want to prepare them for the family. My boys still eat so little at each meal that I can make two portions of most of these to cover them and me on nights Justin isn’t home.
About the Cookbook & Author
Tired of eating the same things over and over? Sick of throwing out food? Looking for recipes that aren’t made for four? Josnie Zisk’s The Ultimate Cooking for One Cookbook is your bew BFF. No matter what your comfort level is in the kitchen, this solo meal guide will have you excited to set the table for one.Excerpt from the back of The Ultimate Cooking for One Cookbook
As I mentioned before, the cookbook has 175 recipes inside. They range from Fruit-Filled Overnight Oats to White Chicken Chili to Lemon Meringue Pie.
You all know that I am all about saving time and money in the kitchen while producing as little waste as possible. This cookbook aligns perfectly with those ideals! That’s why I was so excited to receive the book and review it for you.
The ingredients used are all common ingredients so you don’t need anything from a specialty store and likely have most of them in your kitchen already.
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Originally Published On: March 4, 2020
Recipes Images From The Ultimate Cooking for One Cookbook
Quiche Stuffed Pepper
Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake
Recipe from The Ultimate Cooking for One Cookbook that we Tried
Barbecue Chicken Drumsticks
I knew I wanted to try at least one of the recipes in the book before writing a review. This means I followed a full recipe through and can give a more complete and honest review.
The recipe was very easy to follow. Also, I didn’t feel like any steps were left out or ambiguous. All of the ingredients were easy to find and easy to prepare. The prep and cook times were spot on for me and it made a perfect single portion.
Oh, and of course, the meal was delicious! That’s always an important factor with a recipe.
Overall, I was very impressed with The Ultimate Cooking for One Cookbook. I can’t wait to try other recipes from the book. I already have a few people in mind to gift the cookbook to.
Purchase the Book
If you want to purchase your own copy of The Ultimate Cooking for One Cookbook, you can find it on Amazon. The price is only $13.99 for the paperback version. There are so many wonderful recipes so you will definitely get your money’s worth with this one!
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28 thoughts on “The Ultimate Cooking For One Cookbook | Review”
This cookbook would be such a great gift for someone moving out on their own for the first time. I love the idea of cooking great meals just for yourself!
That would be a great use for it! I found it even useful for me since there are often days I’m home by myself for lunch.
This would have been so great for me to have in my 20s! What a great gift idea!
I know, I wish I had it when I was living on my own in college!
Wow, this sounds a cookbook for me as I love to try something new. Can this book be shipped internationally?
I’m not sure about international. There’s a link to the book on Amazon above, will that tell you if you can order it internationally from there? If not, let me know and I can contact the publisher that I worked with on this post and see what they say about it.
This is genius! I tell you in my case it was so difficult to cook for one when I was in the uni! this book would have been so useful for me back then!
Oh my gosh, I know, I wish I had this book when I was in college! I would have eaten so much better than I did.
I have a whole collection of cookbooks, various kitchens. I will check this one for sure, thanks a lot.
I have quite the collection growing, too. This was such a great one to add to them.
The eggplant parmesan looks amazing. I work from home and would love to make things like this for my lunches.
It’s perfect for making a delicious lunch when I’m home by myself, which is many days throughout the week!
That chocolate strawberry shortcake looks so good! This would be such a great gift for my 20 year old son!
Oh my gosh, yes, I can’t wait to make that one!
Great gift for someone just starting cooking and living on their own.
I wish I had this book during initial days of my cooking. This book is amazing…175 kinds of recipes… that’s huge.
That is indeed an interesting cook book. Now, I wonder are those Jalapenos on the Quiche Stuffed Pepper? Hmm… I love Jalapenos and I didn’t know that we could make a meal out of it. Now, I need to buy that book. 🙂
This is such a great book! Sometimes, you just want to cook something small. This is perfect for when you’re home alone and want something tasty.
Great last minute gift idea. The potions look quite large for 1 person.
Wow! Forget cooking for one, I want it to cook for two! I can double the recipes! Yum!
Such a great idea, and so useful! It is nice to have a cookbook that utilizes smaller portions.
This book is a perfect gift for people who are starting their own life away from their families. The Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake looks so delicious and I’d love to try those Barbecue Chicken Drumsticks too!
Thank you for sharing your review and a few recipes! I trust your advice! I have such a busy schedule, so this seems like the perfect cookbook to add to my collection! So glad I can order through Amazon!
This is such wonderful idea for a cookbook. I can imagine how easy it is to double them up for two, but also what a great gift for someone just moving out on their own.
Yes! I was just saying there should be more available for smaller meals. This is great!
The Eggplant Parmesan photo has my mouth watering! Looking forward to trying that! This cookbook for one sounds like exactly what my grandmother needs.
These recipes in this cookbook look all so delicious. I will get a copy and send it over to my cousin’s daughter. She lives alone because her workplace is too far from home. This cookbook will help her make some decent food for herself.
Wow this book has really delicious-looking recipes. I was looking for a book to get new recipes and I think this is the one. Thank you for sharing!