The description says, in part:
* Great suggestions for do-ahead meals
(Where? I didn't see any, other than the sentence saying "many of these recipes can be prepared beforehand and reheated or cooked the next day." Which also didn't seem to fit a lot of these recipes. Eggs don't really handle that well, for example. Muffin batter should not be left to sit overnight due to the chemical leavening.)
* Original American recipes from the source
(What source would this be?)
The first section discusses "Breakfast of Champions." It says "in the urban vernacular, the BoC (breakfast of champions) is probably not the best thing to serve in the morning, unless you're a single male, a college student or just a lazy bum with no respect for good nutrition."
I have a question. What the heck is the BoC supposed to actually be, and how would it vary from the recipes given in this book? Does the BoC contain, perhaps, bacon? Eggs? Sausage? Sweet baked goods? Hm.
I have another question. How does "nutritious" reconcile with recipes for glazed doughnuts, beignets, blueberry pancakes, and cinnamon rolls?
Why is "slow cooked corned beef" in an "American Mom" breakfast recipe book?
"and a heavy breakfast will keep you from bingeing during the day." Yeah, and it might also put you to sleep.
Let's look at the bagel recipe. I've made bagels. Homemade bagels are wonderful.
The recipe in this book says in the description "It firm enough to hold a poached egg and hollandaise sauce, yet goes perfectly well butter or jam." Setting aside the poor English, let's move on to "This recipe gives 12 bagels and takes about an hour from start to finish." AN HOUR, folks.
No way. The instructions say: "Cover the bowl with a clean cloth and allow to rise for one hour or until double the original size." There's an hour right there. Then you have the shaping time, the time to dip each one in boiling water, and baking time of 20 minutes.
There's a recipe for croissants that says "Croissants are actually easy to make but take about two days in refrigeration and proofing, so it would be good idea to make a lot." When one looks at the instructions, it's pretty easy to see that maybe croissants aren't as "easy" as claimed.
Then, in this "American Mom" breakfast recipe book, we have instructions on how to make our own hams, bacon, sausage, and corned beef.
I found the bacon recipe rather interesting.
"This recipe yields up to 40 slices of bacon, but it will depend on how thick the slices are. It'll take about 8 days from start to finish, but you'll have about a week's worth of bacon."
At the end it says "this point, you can start frying if you had it pre-sliced, but if you intend to smoke it, go right ahead, but it's not really necessary." That's about it as far as smoking instructions.
Honestly, I do know some "American Moms" who might do this, but it's time-consuming and I don't think it fits the label of "delicious, nutritious, easy meals" given in the title.
There's almost no fruit in this book except in 3 quick bread recipes and blueberry pancakes.
Ultimately, when I finished reading through this book, I just wasn't left with the impression of quick, easy, nutritious breakfast recipes. I was left with the impression of a mishmash of recipes of questionable reliability and usability.