Simply Grilling - Jennifer Chandler

5 Stars

If your grilling repertoire is limited to burgers and hot dogs, it might be time to reconsider your grill's true potential. Think beyond that typical backyard menu, and imagine serving up a platter of skewered Caribbean Grilled Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa or a Balsamic Beef Tenderloin alongside an Asparagus and Cherry Tomato Salad. Memphis chef Jennifer Chandler has assembled everything a grilling amateur could possibly need to achieve pitmaster caliber results any night of the week. Whether you're cooking with gas, charcoal, or cast iron, Simply Grilling will eliminate the uncertainty and have you manning the flames with confidence.

In her accessible style, Chandler explains everything-the tools, the heat, and the flavors. If you've always found grilling to be a guessing game, you'll never have to wonder again if the heat is just right or if you flipped your food too soon. From appetizers to desserts and everything in between, Simply Grilling is your guide to delicious meals, hot off the grate.


Jennifer Chandler graduated at the top of her class with Le Grand Diplome and a Mention Tres Bien in Pastry from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. She moved back to her hometown of Memphis and in 1999 opened Cheffie's Market and More, a prepared foods market and bakery. Voted best new restaurant in Memphis, Cheffie's received much acclaim and many awards. Jennifer is a full-time mom of two little girls, a freelance magazine writer and a professional salad eater. 

Who doesn't love a new cookbook right? Well., I actually hate to cook! But I do like grilling! So this was the perfect cookbook for me! This is a nice hard cover book with pictures on every page! That is actually one of my pet peeves, cookbooks without pictures of the food (who would want to make something if you don't know what it is suppose to look like). This is full of nice full page color pictures of every recipe.
I do not eat meat, but there are enough veggie and seafood recipes to keep even me happy. I just ignored the meat section LOL.
Here is a few samples -
Caribbean Grilled Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa!!!!!! Can you say - YUM! I'm definitely making that one!
Lemon-Rosemary Scallops - that's a keeper
Honey Mustard Salmon - I love Salmon and its good for you.
Grilled Avocado BLT Salad (without the B of course!)
Black Bean Burgers - Def. trying this one!
Grilled Lime Sweet Potatoes - hmm not sure about the lime and sweet potatoes together but I will try it!
And that is just to name a few of the great ideas in this 235 page cookbook.
The recipes seem very easy to follow with nice clear directions.
 Here is a picture of one -

Get it from Amazon - HERE
And from B&N - HERE
both are under $17. very reasonable for such a nice full color cookbook!

Thank you Booksneeze (Thomas Nelson Publishers) for sending me this wonderfully yummy book!


  1. Terrific review! I LOVE cookbooks!! Thanks for pointing this one out to me - it's going on my wishlist!

    1. Yes Gina! You should def. get this one! Especially if you like grilling. Lots of orig. ideas!

  2. Sounds like a good cookbook. I love grilled food!

    1. Me Too!!!!!
      I love grilled shrimp! Do you eat shrimp and have you ever had it grilled? Awesome!

  3. We've just grilled the basics...potatoes, steak, burgers, dogs, chicken, pork chops...

    Haha, can you tell we're meat eaters?

    The only shrimp I've found that I like is the mini shrimps in Red Lobsters Shrimp Alfredo, yumms

  4. Lime sweet potatoes? WOW.
    I want that recipe.

  5. We don't grill much, but if we had a book like this one, we just might be induced to go out and get some propane and start cooking! Great review today!

  6. Does it have tons of pictures? I love a cookbook with pictures.


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