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For Dog's Sake!

Ms. Luwis did a fantastic job compiling her information to write this book. There is so much information that pet parents can take away with them, that I highly recommend it to all pet owners. It's hard to find all this invaluable informati...

5 Stars

You're Invited - A Cookbook for Special Occasions

This special occasion cookbook, by Mary Engelbreit, is phenomenal. You won't find a ton of recipes because this book is all about the overall presentation of 'special occasions'. While this does include good food, it also has ideas for them...

5 Stars

Buttercream Dreams - Small Cakes, Big Scoops, and Sweet Treats

Mr. Martin explains to us how his place Smallcakes: A Cupcakery came to be and exactly what was the inspiration he used for naming his business. He further explains that he was a contestant on the popular reality show Cupcake Wars. Since he...

5 Stars

More Quick-Fix Vegan - Simple, Delicious Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less

First let me say that I'm not a Vegan, but I do try to cook healthy meals for my family. This cookbook is well-organized, informative and, quite frankly, delicious. Most of the ingredients are easy to find and the meals are quick to prepare...

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The Frugal Housewife - American Antiquarian Cookbook Collection

What a delightful trip to the past! I love cookbooks and have collected them for years. The Frugal Housewife transported me back to different world. The author advocates living within one's means and wasting nothing. Helpful hints and fruga...

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The Picayune's Creole Cook Book - American Antiquarian Cookbook Collection

This cookbook in interesting is so many aspects. First it is a reprint of a book that was originally printed over 100 years ago, in 1901. Therefore much of the wording will sound antiquated. Some may even sound a bit racist; “For one of the...

5 Stars

Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats - The American Antiquarian Cookbook Collection

Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes and Sweetmeats is one of the most interesting cookbooks I’ve come across. At first I thought receipts was a typo, but after a few short research stops I figured out that receipt meant recipe way back...

4 Stars

The Virginia Housewife: Or, Methodical Cook - American Antiquarian Cookbook Collection

The Virginia Housewife is said to be the first American cookbook in publication. I live in Georgia and we take our recipes and traditions seriously here. I was so amazed to find that many of our finest southern cuisines hail from places suc...

4 Stars

How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You

Normally, this is not the type of book I would consider doing a review on. However, this quirky, offbeat, hilarious novel struck a definite chord in my cat-loving soul. The author makes many blatant and just as many tongue in cheek referenc...

5 Stars

Mac & Cheese, Please! - 50 Super Cheesy Recipes

I’m so glad I was able to review this fifty macaroni and cheese recipe book. I was able to try two of the recipes so far and they were both fabulous! I’m eagerly looking forward to trying a few more in the next few weeks. I loved how Ms. We...

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Vegetable Diet - American Antiquarian Cookbook Collection

The Vegetable Diet focuses on humans eating vegetables instead of flesh, meat or fish. The majority of this book is a compilation of letters from various medical professionals, and others, who have removed meat from their diets for a prolon...

4 Stars

American Cookery - American Antiquarian Cookbook Collection

This is a beautiful reproduction of the first ever American cookbook, with recipes using ingredients unique to America. While the recipes contained in this book are not what would be normally produced in a modern American kitchen, they prov...

4 Stars

The Back in the Swing Cookbook - Recipes for Eating and Living Well Every Day After Breast Cancer

I have a friend who is going through breast cancer treatment. The effects can be devastating. I've seen her shave her hair off, brave through chemo treatments and smile when she was too weak to visit. I admire anyone going through this horr...

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Japanese Farm Food

Japanese Farm Food is all about the characters. Yes, a cookbook that focuses on people. Cooks who concentrate on fresh, local and available ingredients will marvel over the way Mrs. Hachisu explains that dinner is what's there. She admits i...

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Allergy-Friendly Food for Families - 120 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Egg-Free, and Soy-Free Recipes Everyone Will Love

It is hotter than two rabbits making babies in a sock in Georgia this month and spending time in a broiling kitchen is about the furthest thing from my mind. Being the cookbook addict that I am hesitantly opened my most recent cookbook deli...

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Quick-Fix Indian - Easy, Exotic Dishes in 30 Minutes or Less

I have to admit, I was skeptical when I selected Ruta Kahate’s Quick-Fix Indian Cookbook. Not because of any reason I’d read about Ms. Kahate. On the contrary, I’d never acquainted myself with her before. No, the skepticism was my inability...

5 Stars

Lard - The Lost Art of Cooking with Your Grandmother's Secret Ingredient

The folks over at GRIT Magazine have produced a cookbook with 150 recipes that are akin to grandma’s cooking. Most people think lard equals fat. As this book points out, that simply isn’t true. Lard has been used throughout the years for co...

4 Stars

The Kitchen Diva's Diabetic Cookbook - 150 Healthy, Delicious Recipes for Diabetics and Those Who Dine with Them

I loved this cookbook. As the daughter of a type 1 diabetic and the afflicted party of gestational diabetes, I am aware of how hard it can be to keep your diet in check and your blood sugar under control. This cookbook can help! It is full...

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Robin Takes 5 - 500 Recipes, 5 Ingredients or Less, 500 Calories or Less, for 5 Nights/Week at 5:00 PM

I had never heard of Robin Miller until I received this cookbook in the mail. Apparently she has several cookbooks out. I love finding new views on cooking and when recipes are involved it makes it that much better. The premise of this cook...

4 Stars

Quick-Fix Southern - Homemade Hospitality in 30 Minutes or Less

This cookbook begins with a table of contents grouping like foods together. Great start. The acknowledgement and introduction give some insight to how southern women view family and food. I totally agree with this section and I’m so glad th...

4 Stars

Bluestem, The Cookbook

Chef Colby Garrelts also known as The Best Chef Midwest in culinary circles all over the US, along with Pastry Chef guru Megan Garrelts offer their own special spin of techniques with over 100 well thought out and timeless seasonal t recipe...

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Simply Fresh - Casual Dining at Home

I've never eaten at a Ruby Tuesday restaurant before but after reading this cookbook and trying a couple of the recipes I realize I might be missing something. I know there is a Ruby Tuesday's within 20 minutes of me here in Indianapolis so...

4 Stars

Gifts Cooks Love - Recipes for Giving

I love recipe books that involve sharing and this hardback edition certainly does. I have all kinds of jar recipe books. Most involve layering ingredients to make cookies or sometimes soups. What I enjoy about this recipe book is the variet...

5 Stars

Quick-Fix Vegan - Healthy, Homestyle Meals in 30 Minutes or Less

As a long-time vegetarian and someone who cooks a lot, I thought this cookbook was a great guide. I loved that it includes tofu, tempeh, and seitan as protein options and that it gave multiple choices for ingredients (i.e. fresh, canned, or...

5 Stars

I Love Meatballs!

I absolutely loved this cookbook and couldn't wait to try a few of the recipes. No matter what ones I tried, not only were the instructions easy to follow, but also they had pictures for most of the recipes so you could see what the finishe...

5 Stars

Sugar, Sugar - Every Recipe Has a Story

I am so happy to get the chance to review this cookbook because I just love the variety of recipes for the cakes, pies, cookies, candies and other treats these two ladies offer their readers. There were so many recipes I wanted to try befor...

5 Stars

The Brisket Book - A Love Story with Recipes

"The BRISKET Book: A Love Story with Recipes" by Stephanie Pierson is indeed that. A love story. Definitely not for the vegetarian, the book features quotes and observations by cooks from all over the country and delves into the background...

5 Stars

So Sweet! - Cookies, Cupcakes, Whoopie Pies, and More

This cookbook is a great addition to any person who has a sweet tooth and who loves to make their own home baked treats. It's broken down into four chapters with each one devoted to cookies, cupcakes, whoopee pies and doughnuts. There are p...

5 Stars

Quick-Fix Gluten Free

I've been reading another gluten free cookbook lately that has really opened my eyes up to this way of cooking. This book is called Quick-Fix Gluten Free and has so many suggestions for making your meals healthier that I really enjoyed it....

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Cucina Povera - Tuscan Peasant Cooking

Cucina Povera presents simple, hearty fare that appeals not only to the eye, but smell and taste as well. The recipes are representative of the Tuscan region in that the flavors are Italian in general, and also unique to the region. The rec...

5 Stars

50 Simple Soups for the Slow Cooker

An appetizing little cookbook just right for the upcoming cold season, "50 Simple Soups for the Slow Cooker" by Lynn Alley details a wide variety of vegetarian soups perfect for our busy lives. Each recipe has a relatively small number of i...

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Cutie Pies - 40 Sweet, Savory, and Adorable Recipes

If a cookbook can be cute then this is it. The finished products are adorable while also being edible. The instructions were clear and complete and the recipes, while not new or astounding, were comforting and yummy. Did I follow the recipe...

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Tomatoland - How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit

Being a person who really likes tomatoes, even though there are (as the author says, in so many words) issues with taste and texture, I started reading Tomatoland out of curiosity, liberally sprinkled with trepidation. The trepidation was i...

5 Stars

Plum Gorgeous - Recipes and Memories from the Orchard

I liked everything about Plum Gorgeous - the recipes, the photographs, the stories, and the notes. The recipes are seasonal by the types of fruit that can be found throughout the year and easy to follow. In essence, they go back to basics....

5 Stars

Vegan Family Meals - Real Food for Everyone

There are several things I like about the cookbook. The first is the layout. While not entirely keen on the color scheme, it works and blends everything together. The photographs do the same. Second is the personable approach to the informa...

5 Stars

Lights Out, Night's Out - A Glow in the Dark Book

Afraid of the dark...never again after you read this amazing collection of creatures that come out at night in rhyming verse format. Be sure to turn off the lights and the book will come alive with all the magic only a book can bring. Throu...

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Food from Many Greek Kitchens

My husband and I LOVE Greek food, so I snagged a copy of this book to review. This was the first time I have ever heard of Tessa Kiro, but I wanted to give her stuff a try. I'll be honest, I found about 5 recipes I want to make out of this...

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Steampunk Softies - Scientifically-Minded Dolls from a Past That Never Was

This is a great little craft book. The authors Nicola Tedman and Sarah Skeate have a very original idea with Steampunk Softies. The instructions are clear and anyone familiar with basic sewing and crafting can do the projects. All the dolls...

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Maida Heatter's Cookies

Although this isn't a brand new cookbook released, I loved the fact that they have published this book in paperback for the new fans, such as myself, who have previously missed out on the older books Ms. Heatter wrote years ago. This book i...

5 Stars

Tupelo Honey Cafe - Spirited Recipes from Asheville's New South Kitchen

Brian Sonoskus is a Chef at the downtown Asheville, North Carolina restaurant called Tupelo Honey Cafe. Elizabeth Sims and he have created this new book for all to enjoy. Mr. Sonoskus uses only organic wholesome foods in his dishes and is p...

5 Stars

Maida Heatter's Cakes

I received for this book review, a cookbook that was first printed in 1997, but now It's been revamped and updated in paperback and is called Maida Heatter's Cakes. This is a collection of her favorites out of 175 published cake recipes. Th...

4 Stars

Heartland

Heartland is a nice addition to my cookbook shelves and embodies what I like seeing in them. It not only has recipes, but stories and informational tidbits about people, traditions, and foods. There are photographs as well that include scen...

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Everyday Grilling - 50 Recipes from Appetizers to Desserts

I love grilling indoors and out so I was happy to review EVERYDAY GRILLING by Sur La Table. This book is a great reference whether you are experienced with grilling or just starting out. It contains over 50 easy recipes that you can master...

5 Stars

Grilled Cheese, Please! - 50 Scrumptiously Cheesy Recipes

Grilled Cheese, Please! is a new modern twist on all things created in the form of a grilled cheese sandwich. The grilled cheese sandwich has evolved over the years and this book features some of the great new specialty sandwiches that will...

5 Stars

The Robot Book

The Robot Book is one of the most adorable books I’ve read as-of-late. This sweet board book created by Heather Brown is interactive, and will have any young child (and the parents) smiling as they read through the pages. When I recei...

5 Stars