The Well Plated Cookbook is Erin Clarke’s first ever cookbook and I congratulate her on an incredible collection of recipes – many of which will be in my regular rotation. This book has easy to follow recipes with an amazing attention to detail. She adds things like 3 carrots (1 1/2 cups) because we all know carrots come in a many different sizes, so these measurement guidelines are very helpful. This book hosts a variety of recipes which I enjoyed making. Kudos to Erin for this treasure!!!
I loved the Kickin’ Black Pepper Pork Stir-Fry. This is an easy, flavor filled weeknight recipe that is good enough to serve to company. This meal is an absolute crowd pleaser. The noodles give comfort but at the end of the day this is still a healthy dish. I will say that this is my FAVORITE recipe in this entire book and to my friends and followers, this is a MUST MAKE.
Moving on to another hit, I fully admit that I love the Autumn Sheet Pan Sausages with Apples and Harvest Vegetables because it brings nutrition and flavor all in one pan (less dishes to wash too). This combination of sausage, apples and Brussel sprouts is a killer combo! Even my kids loved this meal and this one can be prepped ahead with chopping the day before. The night of, it comes together tastefully, beautifully, and quickly and packs a ton of flavor.
The Better-Than-a-Restaurant Baked Cauliflower Parmesan is fantastic. Soon after I made this dish I found myself craving it, so I made it again and enjoyed it as much as I did the first time. Another benefit of this recipe is that it gives you an Italian feel and flavor without pasta. This would be a perfect meal for a Meatless Monday or vegetarian meal, but also has the flexibility to be served as a side dish with meat. This recipe is fast and easy, keeping in mind there are several times during the roasting process that you have to pull the sheet pan out and put it back in the oven although, trust me, it is well worth the extra steps.
The Warm Antipasti Dip is a classic twist on the Antipasti platter that many of us serve on a board regularly to our friends and family. This my friends has everything on the board plus some extras in a hot dip. Wondering at this point why I haven’t been introduced to this sooner!!! This dip packs an amazing list of ingredients, keeping in mind that you if are out of one thing – there are so many flavors you can just move forward and add it next time. This is even greater the next day. In making it again my only advice is to chop the ingredients a bit smaller, so you get many flavors in each bite.
I am thankful to Erin Clarke. Thanks for so many wonderful recipes and I look forward to her continued blog posts and her incredible recipes to come. Please see my chart which includes all of the recipes I made from this book and my notes. I encourage you to seek out Erin’s book and her website at wellplated.com – which is full of incredible recipes.
|Recipe||Category||Rating||Difficulty||Notes||1-3 Could not eat|
|Sheet Pan Tandoori Chicken||6||easy||Dry – Needs a sauce.||4-5 Would not make again|
|Blue Ribbon Chili||7||easy||Suggest making vegetarian – It would’ve been better w/o the meat.||6-7 Might make again|
|Kickin Black Pepper Pork Stir Fry||10||easy||LOVED the flavors – Will be making again soon||8-9 Definitely make again|
|Slow Cooker Apricot Glazed Pork & Vegetables||8||medium||Great flavor. High sugar content.||10 Make again SOON|
|Butternut, Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole||7||easy||Good meal for fall.|
|Buffalo Cauliflower||4||easy||Soggy, too much garlic powder!|
|Sheet Pan Shrimp||8||super easy||Broccoli especially good. Fast weeknight dinner|
|Roasted Veggies 5 ways||8||super easy||Soy Ginger option – Fast way take veggie dish to next level without time & extra dishes.|
|Lemony Sauteed Summer Squash & Chickpeas||7||Easy||Good summer side dish.|
|5 Ingredient Maple Dijon Salmon||9||super easy||Broiled at the end to finish the top.|
|Santa Fe Grilled Chicken Salad||8||easy||Suggest serving with Sriracha Ranch.|
|Autumn Sheet Pan Sausages with Apple and Harvest Vegetables||9||super easy||Great flavor – combination easy to make.|
|Buffalo Chicken Burgers||7||medium||Chicken was a bit hard to work with . I used ranch as my condiment.|
|Instant Pot Pasta Fagioli Soup||9||super easy||Quick with the insta pot.|
|Warm Antipasti Dip||8||easy||A lot of add ins to the cream cheese mixture could reduce. Suggest chopping everything very small.|
|Lemon Yogurt Pound cake||5||easy||Tasted stale – strange consistency.|
|Baked Cauliflower Parmesan||10||easy||Pantry items for impressive side dish – could be vegetarian main course.|
|Thai Peanut Stir fry||7||medium||Versatile with options for the veggies. A lot of prep work.|
|Chicken Pot Pie Stew with Croutons||8||easy||Croutons had too much garlic powder. Could add a little more broth very thick|
|Cheesy Southwest Breakfast Casserole||8.5||easy||I would reduce the eggs to 7 and cook a bit longer. this is a flavorfilled unique breakfast casserole|