Posts Tagged ‘Book Reviews’
Friday, August 16th, 2013
This post is sponsored by Mangia! children’s recipe books.
Shells Bolognaise – the whole family loved this dish!
We all know cooking with your kids is important for so many reasons…but how many of us actually take the time to really get our kids involved in cooking as often as we’d like to?
There are a million reasons not to: soccer practice, a scouts meeting, the baby is sick, you’d have to run to the grocery store first, or even just the fact that it’s nearing the end of a busy day and you’re beat and take-out is sounding pretty darn good. Even so, despite every reason not to cook with your child there is an even more important reason to do so: it’s one of the most important skills you’ll ever teach them and one of the deepest passions you’ll instill in them. Marilyn Cappellino, author of the children’s book series Mangia! makes it easy. (more…)
Monday, April 15th, 2013
I have an exciting announcement today…I’m now a contributor to Recipe Girl’s other food blog, Culinary Covers! Lori has an incredibly talented bunch of contributors over there, and I’m honored to be included. The premise of Culinary Covers is to make and review cover recipes from food magazines and cookbooks to determine whether they are really cover-worthy; because we all know that although some cover recipes look insanely delicious, there are times when they turn out to be not-so-much worth the effort, let alone worthy of the coveted cover spot. It’s such a fun idea!
The first recipe I made for Culinary Covers was from the cover of Lori Lange’s cookbook, The Recipe Girl Cookbook. To give you deeper look into the book, I decided that it would be fun to make a few of the other recipes from Lori’s cookbook as well. So far I’ve made five recipes from her book, and here’s what I thought of them… (more…)
Monday, February 11th, 2013
How many of us have a guilty food pleasure? Let me rephrase that: How many of us don’t?
I wholeheartedly admit that one of my favorite guilty pleasures when it comes to food is a blooming onion. Deep fried in a crunchy spiced coating, with tender pieces of onion, which is without a doubt my favorite vegetable (maybe even my favorite food!). Anyone who knows me knows that I order any sandwich “extra, extra onion” because just one “extra” just isn’t enough, lol. Topped off with a spicy little sauce for dipping, a blooming onion is perfection in all its greasy glory.
It’s a good thing treats like that don’t come around often. But I wish they did.
Actually, what I wish is that they did, but in healthier form, which is exactly what Alyssa from Everyday Maven has done with her cauliflower. How is that for brilliance? (more…)
Sunday, August 19th, 2012
One of the reasons I love blogging so much is the people I meet and connections I make. For starters, I love my readers. Really love them. You guys continuously inspire me and give new meaning to what I do, which fuels my passion even more. And when it comes to food blogging in general, I am thrilled to be part of such a creative environment that’s full of genuine, caring people. (more…)
Friday, February 10th, 2012
In my wildest dreams it never dawned on me that delicious dinners could be made with only five ingredients. Breakfast with five or less is easy with things like Greek yogurt topped with berries and a drizzle of honey, a bowl of oats with milk, fruit, and nuts, or a bagel with lox, cream cheese, red onion, and capers…even a veggie omelet for the most part probably has less than five ingredients, but I think dinner with five ingredients is pretty impressive. That’s why I was intrigued when I recently was offered a review copy of Robin Miller’s Robin Takes 5, which is a cookbook of 500 recipes with five ingredients or less and 500 calories or less. (more…)
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
I’ve only ever met a few people who didn’t like ice cream (actually, I think I can count on one hand how many people I know who don’t like it, each giving a reason I knew would never prevent me from eating ice cream, like the sugar hurts my teeth, it’s too cold, or I want to lose five pounds). Anyway, I count myself among the many ice cream lovers out there, so I was thrilled to receive a copy of Steff Deschenes’ book The Ice Cream Theory for review. (more…)