We all know that Hugh Acheson is not a fan of “In the Kitchen with Kris,” but guess what, I am. Yes, I am a Kardashian lover in general (so sue me!), but there’s more to it than that. Sure I also own cookbooks by the likes of Giada De Laurentiis and Tyler Florence, but unfortunately at the end of the workday I might not have the energy to whip up one of their inspired meals. Still, a girl’s gotta eat, and so does her husband, so that’s where Kris comes in.
Are her recipes gourmet? No, not really. But are they fast, easy and delicious? Yes, yes and yes. And personally, unless it’s the weekend, a holiday, or I have the day off, that’s the kind of recipe I’m looking for.
So far I have made three meals from “In the Kitchen with Kris” and they were all very simple and tasty. Her fettuccine with sausage and peppers was my favorite. I also like the fact that a lot of her dishes can be made without hard-to-find ingredients. Even recipes by down-home cooks like Rachael Ray, while not terribly sophisticated, often have me desperately wandering the aisles of Kroger in search of things that are just unique enough that they don’t carry them. I know that Atlanta has many specialty stores where I could find such ingredients, but who has the time to shop at multiple stores each week???
I have also made Kris’ turkey and cheese enchiladas, which were to die for, as well as her pan-roasted salmon with asparagus and green olive tapenade. I loved the salmon dish because it had goat cheese in it, which I would not have thought to pair with fish. My husband loves fish, so I have made this dish a few times now. Except I’m so lazy that I bought store-bought olive tapenade and used that instead of making Kris’ homemade version. See! She’s not that incompetent. Making her own tapenade – you go Kris!
All I’m trying to say is that if you are like me and enjoy cooking somewhat, but like eating even more, this book is filled with fun, unpretentious family recipes that can please a crowd without requiring a ridiculous amount of effort. I also like the little personal stories she has included throughout the book. Even though I won’t be eating my meals off of Hermès dishes like Kris, it gives me another fun way to keep up with the Kardashians – which, let’s be honest, we all secretly do whether we like to admit it or not.
Lastly, I love you Hugh, but were all those murder jokes really necessary??? I have a feeling those were more tasteless than Kris’ nachos.Tags: Cookbooks, Cooking, Hugh Acheson, In the Kitchen with Kris, Kardashians, Kris Jenner, Recipes