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

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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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Cookbook Review: Good & Simple Hemsley Hemsley

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My Review:

This book came into my family’s life at the perfect time.  My 16 year old has decided to try her hand at Veganism and my husband and I are trying to help her and also eat better ourselves.  When the opportunity came to review this cookbook, I jumped at the chance.  I figured their was something for everyone.

I have already made my first recipe from here, the Lentil Mushroom Burger/ Balls.  They are delicious.  I loved the flavor.  They were a bit complicated to make but I am finding out that Vegan/Vegetarian recipes that call for legumes or nuts involve soaking those items overnight.

I love the introduction that explains these sister’s way of eating and the tips throughout the book are very informative.  The book itself is sturdy and beautifully done.  The images are gorgeous and make you want to try those meals.

 

 

 

 

Cookbook Review: Michael Symon’s 5 in 5 For Every Season

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About Michael Symon’s 5 in 5 for Every Season -from Penguin Randomhouse

5 fresh ingredients + 5 minutes of heat = 165 recipes
 
Ridiculously easy from-scratch recipes to get you in and out of the kitchen in a flash every day of the week—now with sides and holiday dishes, too

The follow-up to the bestselling Michael Symon’s 5 in 5, this new book delivers 165 quick, easy, fresh recipes organized by season with an entire section devoted to making the holidays simpler than ever. Each chapter features inspired main courses as well as recipes for sides and 5 fun ways to celebrate the season, including no-bake summer fruit desserts and spiked drinks to warm up with in winter.

About the Author- from Penguin Randomhouse

MICHAEL SYMON is an Iron Chef on Food Network’s Iron Chef America and a James Beard Award Winner. He is the chef and co-owner of the acclaimed restaurants Lola and Lolita, located in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as Roast, in Detroit, Michigan.

My Review:

I had the pleasure of meeting Chef Michael Symon a few years ago and he is one of the nicest, most down to earth people I’ve met.  When I had the opportunity to get his latest cookbook and review it, I jumped at the chance.

This book is divided into sections by the seasons.  Chef Symon’s reasoning behind this is so that we will use the freshest of the produce available in each season and by doing so the flavors of our meals will be enhanced exponentially.

I love it when a cookbook introduces a recipe with a short paragraph either describing the dish or providing a quick companion story to that particular dish.  At the start of each season in this book, Chef Symon gives a brief commentary about that season and what it means to him.

Each recipe in this book is easy to follow and no more than a page in length.  The steps to follow are not long winded, making this cookbook useful for even the busiest of weeknights.  I can’t wait to get started.  I give this cookbook 5 crowns.

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I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.