August 20, 2017

Cookbook Review:

101 Asian Dishes

You Need to Cook Before You Die

Chef Jet Tila, with forward by Alton Brown

YUM! Americans use this word a lot, but do we know what the word really means? I didn’t until Chef Jet Tila taught me, “Yum is a Thai word that...

August 8, 2017

Cookbook Review:

Scrumptious Sandwiches Salads and Snacks 

Simple, healthy recipes, for school, work and home

by Patricia Greenberg and Gabriella Grunfeld

First flip through: Yum! I’m tempted to try every recipe—they all look really good and easy. 

How ma...

July 17, 2017

Cookbook Review:

175 Best Small-Batch Baking Recipes

Treats for 1 or 2

by Jill Snider

The right cookbook for the right time — think Tiny House movement — think Empty Nesting — think Downsizing. 175 Best Small-Batch Baking Recipes certainly fits this tren...

June 22, 2017

Book Review:


100+ Egg-Free Vegan Recipes Using Aquafaba

by Rebecca Coleman


Do you drink it; eat it?

What is it? 

A new bottled water brand?

A fab new facial moisturizer?

A magical bean water?

A swimming pool exercise routine?

Ah ha! If...

June 20, 2017

Book Review:

150 Best Meals in a Jar

Salads, Soups, Rice Bowls & More

by Tanya Linton

Calling Crafty Home Cooks -- Have I got a cookbook for you.  

Gotta make lunch for the family but rather be crafting? How about putting your imagination and artisti...

May 12, 2017

Book Review:

150 Best Recipes for Cooking in Foil

By Marilyn Haugen

Who doesn’t love using shiny tinfoil? But, is it your go-to tool for everyday cooking? It could be. In fact, once you are comfortable using foil packets in your kitchen, you can take y...

March 30, 2017

Book Review:

One Pan, Two Plates: Vegetarian Suppers

More Than 70 Weeknight Meals for Two

by Carla Snyder

It's often a pain to downsize a recipe when cooking for two because most recipes serve four, six, or more. Not having to make these calculations is...

February 18, 2017

Book Review:

200 Best Sheet Pan Meals

Quick & Easy Oven Recipes - One Pan, No Fuss!

by Camilla V. Saulsbury 

Grab your sheet pan and start baking your meals? Or, is this roasting? We “bake” chicken and cakes, and we “roast” chicken and vegetables, right?...

January 26, 2017

Book Review:

Dorie's Cookies

Celebrating the Island’s Automotive Love Affair

by Dorie Greenspan

There’s no treat or desert easier to serve, gift, or snack-on than cookies, right? So, you can make your usual Sugar, Peanut Butter, and Chocolate-Chip-Oatmea...

November 29, 2016

Book Review:

The Modern Salad

Innovative New American and International Recipes

Inspired by Burma's Iconic Tea Leaf Salad

by Elizabeth Howes

My mom made Jello salad. She loved those little molds and made every recipe in the Jello pamphlet. When I had dinn...

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