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The Official Chase ‘N Yur Face Cookbook Review by Samantha Anderson

Chase Bailey
2973 Harbor Blvd., Suite 301
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626

The Official Chase ‘N Yur Face Cookbook, written by Chase Bailey, is the latest addition to our cookbook collection.  Not only is this a delightful cookbook for all ages, but it’s also a book that shines a light on autism.  Chase was diagnosed with autism at a very young age and has overcome many challenges. Throughout this amazing cookbook, you not only get a glimpse into his life, but you’re introduced to phenomenal recipes that are perfect for the entire family.  With the turn of each page you’ll find beautiful pictures of food, fun illustrations and fun food facts.  

Being a homeschool mom, I have to say that I love all the fun food facts that are found throughout this book. Not only are we learning how to make delicious recipes, but we’re also learning about food history and culture.

Since initially this book was to encourage my boys to get into the kitchen even more, I let them set down, look through the book, and pick out a few recipes that sounded good to them. Let’s just say that I had a book full of sticky notes by the time they were done. 

We decided to start with a breakfast dish, since breakfast is one of our absolute favorite meals of the day. With that being said, the dish we tried first was the Spicy Savory Grilled Breakfast. This dish was absolutely fantastic.  I love how it’s quick to point out that you can definitely make this gluten-free by simply changing the bread from the suggested sourdough to a gluten-free type.  In part, I think that the boys chose this dish first because of the amazing photo that accompanied it. If just looking at the photo makes your mouth water, then just wait until you give it a try.  It has everything that we love when it comes to a breakfast dish; bacon, hash browns, cheese and let’s not get the optional Sriracha sauce.

I was happy to find that overall the recipes were very family-friendly and appealed to even my sometimes-picky eater.  As for the ingredients needed for the recipes, they were pretty straight forward.  Most of what I needed to create the recipes was items that could already be found in my kitchen, or easily located at our local grocery store.  I only had a hard time finding one or two items, but that’s due the fact that we live in a very small town. 

A few of our favorite recipes are: Caveman Kabobs, Sweet French Breakfast, Strong and Spicy Burgers, Waffles with a Breakfast Slaw, and several others.

This is definitely a cookbook that will be used at our house time and again.  Along with this cookbook being a family favorite, a portion of the proceeds made from this book goes towards helping those in the autism community to be able to live as independent adults.

-Product review by Samantha Anderson, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, April, 2017