Cookbook Review: Tasty Latest & Greatest

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ABOUT TASTY LATEST AND GREATEST from Penguinrandonhouse.com

Tasty, Buzzfeed’s popular cooking brand, delivers both comforting and healthy weeknight dinners for meat-lovers, vegetarians, and vegans alike, plus treats like ice cream, chocolate desserts, and rainbow recipes galore. You’ve been mesmerized by their top down recipe videos, but there’s still something about having a tangible album of edible deliciousness at your fingertips. Enter: TASTY LATEST & GREATEST. This cookbook is just that: 80+ winning recipes, anointed by fans like you, that have risen to the top of the heap, powered by likes and comments and shares and smiles and full bellies. They represent how you’re cooking today. Whether it’s a trend-driven dish like a pastel glitter-bombed unicorn cake or a classic like lasagna, every recipe has staying power. Now you can deliver on the promise of a great dish whenever the urge strikes. Get ready—your cooking is about to go viral.

My Review:

I love this cookbook.  The recipes are not long and draw out, they are detailed yet simplistic.  Some recipes have a finished product photo while others have step-by-step photos.  The recipes range from 4 styles of deviled eggs to giant Cinnamon buns and homemade Gnocchi.  This week I made Baked Ratatouille and even though I didn’t follow the recipe exactly, I used it as a guide and it was delicious!  I can’t wait to tackle some more Tasty recipes.

I gave this book 5 crowns.

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A Cookbook Review: Power Plates by: Gena Hamshaw

Power Plates

My Review:
For about a month or so, sometime in the last year or two, my daughter decided to go vegan.  My husband and I supported her decision as best we could and purchased vegan foods and cookbooks to learn how to cook for her.  We all enjoyed what we were eating but did miss meat.
This year, I have re-started Weight Watchers and have been looking for different recipes so that I am not eating the same grilled chicken every night.  I saw this cookbook on Blogging for Books and wanted to see if it would give me more ideas for meals.
The photographs are gorgeous and the recipes seem easy enough but the meals themselves are not appetizing to me.  I am not sold on this cookbook.  Now, I am not saying that for people who eat a Vegan diet, that this cookbook wouldn’t work for them, it very well may.  For me, I just wasn’t impressed.  Maybe I will try out a few recipes but then again, maybe not.
I gave this cookbook 2 crowns.
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I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

Nourished by: Lia Huber

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Cookbook Review: Martha Stewart’s Slow Cooker

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This is my favorite season of the year.  I love the Fall.  It is time to get out the warmer clothes and dress in layers, open up the windows in the house and let the fresh air in and get out my crock pot so that my family can come home to a hot dinner already made for us.

This cookbook has over 100 recipes for the slow cooker.  The title is not ingenious but the recipes sound delicious.  The images throughout the book are mouth watering.  Now, this is from Martha Stewart so I know that not all the ingredients will be easy to find or inexpensive but I know I can substitute them for things that I can get.  I can’t wait to dig deeper into this cookbook and feed my family delicious meals without taking away valuable time to cook them.

I give this book 5 crowns.

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I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from Blogingforbooks.com

Cookbook Review: Food 52 Ice Cream & Friends

Ice Cream & Friends

Cookbook Review Skinnytaste Fast and Slow by: GINA HOMOLKA and HEATHER K. JONES

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 I received this book from the publisher through Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

Cookbook Review: Cuba! Recipes and Stories from the Cuban Kitchen by: Dan Goldberg, Andrea Kuhn and Jody Eddy

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ABOUT CUBA! from PenguinRandomHouse.com

Cuba continues to captivate visitors with its vibrant culture, colorful cities, and incredible cuisine. Cuba! explores the magic of this country through recipes and stories that will set taste buds on fire and delight even the most well-seasoned traveler. 

Brazen, bold, and colorful, Cuba is a country that pulses with life. Fascinated by its people and their endlessly delicious home-cooked cuisine, friends Dan Goldberg and Andrea Kuhn have been visiting this magnetic country, capturing its passion and vibrancy, for the past five years. Dan, an award-winning photographer and Andrea, an acclaimed prop stylist and art director, along with renowned food writer Jody Eddy, bring the best of Cuban food to home kitchens with more than 75 meticulously tested recipes. From Cuban-Style Fried Chicken and Tostones Stuffed with Lobster and Conch, to Squid-ink Empanadas and Mojito Cake with Rum-Infused Whipped Cream, this book offers a unique opportunity to bring a little slice of Cuba into your home and onto your plate.

My Review:

I am an Italian girl through and through but I married a Latino man and not only fell in love with him but with Latin cuisine.  My husband is the chef of the family and I always ask him how he makes certain dishes.  Unfortunately, he never remembers.  Everything is added in and selected by using his sense of smell and taste.  Nothing is measured.

When I saw that this cookbook was available for review through Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review, I jumped at the chance to see if some of my favorite dishes were here in print.  Of course, the recipes are not exactly the way my husband makes his dishes, but they are close and give me a great starting point.  One of the recipes that have completely caught my attention is the Mojito Cake with Rum-Infused Whipped Cream.  I can’t wait to make this!

The recipes seems fairly easy to follow and there are a few stories of the culture and people of Cuba.  It is beautifully put together.

5 crowns

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