Fun, tasty, and light... Sun and Sizzle by Allison Miller (Review & Giveaway)


The change of seasons always makes me want to also change things up in the kitchen, so this cookbook came at the perfect time. Check out my review and enter the giveaway below...

Sun and Sizzle: Grills to Greens and Everything in BetweenSun and Sizzle
Grills to Greens and Everything in Between
by Allison Miller
Paperback & ebook, 144 Pages
May 10th 2016 by Front Table Books


Gather fresh ingredients and fire up the grill! Prepare in-season, summer-perfect recipes like sweet Aloha Burgers, tangy Garlic Shrimp Skewers, and zesty Barbecue Chicken Sliders, Zucchini Lasagna Rolls, and Chicken and Veggie Pasta. Plus, go beyond with light and savory appetizers, refreshing drinks, and fruity desserts. Excellent for parties or just a day out in the sun, these recipes will have you grilling year round!

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My Review

SUN AND SIZZLE was a fun cookbook with simple, but flavorful recipes perfect for warmer weather. Categories include entrées, side dishes/appetizers, drinks, desserts, and breakfast/sweet rolls. There is also a grilling tips page as well as a steak temperature sheet. Each recipe includes simple directions, serving sizes, as well as a picture. A wonderful cookbook for lighter and enjoyable meals!

BBQ Chicken Wraps

The recipes included a good mix of healthy and comfort foods. There is also a good variety. The entrĂ©es section has sandwiches, wraps, pasta, and a few other meat dishes. The side dishes/appetizers section includes stand-alone vegetables and various salads. The drinks section was really fun with a few colorful and sweet non-alcoholic drinks. The desserts section includes a sampling of ice creams, cupcakes, bars, and other desserts. The breakfast/sweet rolls section has some tasty twists on some breakfast basics.

Chicken Teriyaki Pitas

I tried several recipes and have more to try out. We, including the kids, enjoyed all of the recipes. I did add cilantro to the BBQ Chicken Wraps, and caramelized onions and tomatoes to the Chicken Teriyaki Pitas. The Margherita French Bread was divine, especially with homegrown tomatoes. I also added less cayenne pepper to the Shrimp, Chicken, and Veggie Pasta since not all the kids like spicy things. I would have never thought of adding cayenne at all and it was a nice addition. I plan on continuing to try these recipes out and to also visit the chef's blog. With a busy family, I'm all about easy and tasty recipes, which is one main focus of Miller's cookbook and blog.

Margherita French Bread

In the end, was it what I wished for? Yes. I would have liked more recipes, maybe a basic chicken and steak rub to use with the recipes that called for grilled meat, but otherwise this was an enjoyable cookbook and one I can see using consistently in the future, especially during the summer when I want lighter meals.

Shrimp, Chicken, and Veggie Pasta

Source: Received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Allison is the blogger and food photographer at Cupcake Diaries, a site all about easy, family-friendly recipes that don’t take a lot of time. She received a degree in Communication from BYU-Idaho, and lives with her husband and sons.


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