November 5, 2019

Bake from Scratch, Vol. 3 – Brian Hart Hoffman

Bake from Scratch is available in the magazine aisle of my local grocery store along with 100-plus other publications. One day, somehow, I just simply noticed it. When I did, I asked myself, “How on earth […]
November 2, 2019

What Can I Bring? – by Elizabeth Heiskell

What Can I Bring? is a question both asked and answered in this book. From a housewarming to a tailgate party, a new baby, a sick friend, an invitation to dinner, and everything in between, author […]
October 3, 2019

How Easy is That? – by Ina Garten

Ina Garten – How Easy is That? Nothing says fall to me like apples.  Apple orchard visits, apple crisps, apple cider, donuts from apple orchards and apple sauce – Michigan falls are the best!!!!  One of […]
September 26, 2019

Damn Delicious Meal Prep – by Chungah Rhee

Notes from the Shari Bayer’s Test Kitchen for Lovethiscookbook: I follow LOTS (and lots) of food blogs and have been a fan of Chungah Rhee’s Damn Delicious website for many years. In keeping up with her […]
May 19, 2019

Easy Gourmet

Notes from the Shari Bayer’s Test Kitchen for Lovethiscookbook: Easy Gourmet by Stephanie Le’s cover claims “AWESOME RECIPES anyone CAN COOK”.  This paperback is full of easy recipes that will add big flavors to your dinner […]
April 10, 2019

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat – by Samin Nosrat

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat gives a detailed look into the science behind cooking.  Knowing how fat works can help you cook bacon to perfection or grill the […]
March 23, 2019

Skinnytaste One & Done – by Gina Homolka

by Gina Homolka  Skinnytaste One and Done by Gina Homolka is a cookbook filled with healthy and delicious recipes that are big on flavor, low on calories and made start-to-finish in one pot.  Each recipe also includes all […]
March 7, 2019

With Warmest Regards – by Daton-Hudson, Marshal Fields

Cookbook by Dayton-Hudson Corporation This favorite has become a namesake dish. Several years ago, I participated in the Bible study of a neighbor who graciously hosted us weekly at her home. When it came time to […]
February 19, 2019
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What’s Gaby Cooking – by Gaby Dalkin

Everyday California Food Happy New Year!  The end of the year always brings a lot of cooking, eating, and family time.  As a new year begins, I really feel like I have been far too tempted […]
February 13, 2019

Perfect Recipes for Having People Over – by Pam Anderson

What can I say, the title of this one says it all, but like most of the cookbooks I own, this one has a great story (and store!) behind it… You all know bookstores and the […]
January 9, 2019
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Whiskey in a Teacup – by Reece Witherspoon

Reece Witherspoon’s Whiskey in a Teacup is filled with southern charm. Whiskey in a Teacup is more than a cookbook, it is a memoir filled with family, food, and all things southern like monograms, biscuits, hot […]
December 15, 2018
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Barefoot Contessa Family Style – by Ina Garten

When you open this book there is a beautiful picture of a table set for company in Ina’s home in West Hampton. The first Section titled Welcome Home where Ina shares her tips on setting the […]