​​Whether you love to cook or would rather starve than spend time in a kitchen, Darn Good Eats: The Cookbook for Creative Chefs and Reluctant Cooks is for you!

Reluctant Cook and author Jodi Ambrose teamed up with her Creative Chef husband, Grant, to bring you a cookbook with an unusual twist. Darn Good Eats provides scrumptious recipes for both the kitchen aficionado and the bumbling cook. 

Pooling together all of their combined kitchen savvy, they've created a cookbook that applies to anyone and everyone. 

Along with a list of must-have items for your kitchen, helpful measurement conversions, delightful personal anecdotes and a witty sense of humor, this cookbook delivers over 70 delectable and inspired recipes for both the kitchen novice and cooking expert. You no longer have to be a good cook to make great food.

​So that it's easy to navigate, the cookbook is split into two parts.

The first part is for Creative Chefs who love, or at least like, to cook. It contains tantalizing recipes which range from simple to challenging and are bound to be crowd-pleasers.

The second part is for people who prefer eating over cooking and find the kitchen to be more of a chore than a delight. The Reluctant Cook will now have a wonderful array of options for making "homemade" meals that (shhh...don't tell) in some cases are far from homemade, but are still mouthwateringly delicious.

Regardless of whether you love or hate of the kitchen, Darn Good Eats: The Cookbook for Creative Chefs and Reluctant Cooks has plenty of tasty recipes to please even the most discerning palate. We know that you'll enjoy both the food and fun contained within this cookbook and we wish for you many happy and delicious meals.

Click HERE to watch Jodi cook her heart out on The Midday Fix on WGN-TV.



Hate to Cook?


So does Jodi! Learn her tips and tricks for making delectable meals with a minimum of work and no cooking talent necessary!

Proud to be a sass-mouth!

Love to Cook?


We have the recipes for you! From Italy to India to Greece to America and everywhere in between, Jodi's husband Grant has delicious concoctions to make every taste bud happy.

Want Darn Good Food?


Darn Good Eats provides all kinds of recipes for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. Get fantastic desserts and savory meals all in one fun and easy-to-use cookbook.

Thank you all so much for making both the 2017 & 2018 ebook giveaways so successful!

We hope you enjoy the books!

As to Jodi's cookbook, "Darn Good Eats," I have to say I love the two-headed dragon approach: half the book for those who hate cooking and half the book for those who love to cook... Per Jodi, before she met her hubby she thought the only food groups were "pizza, French fries and chocolate." I swear Jodi and I are sisters from another mother. Really, there's more to life than pizza, French fries and chocolate? For instance, there is the profoundly life-changing "Dump Cake" recipe which really must be tried to be fully appreciated.

A must-have resource for those who hate to cook, and for those are who are married to those who love to cook.

Food lover and Amazon reviewer. Melissa Kositzin