COOKBOOK REVIEWS

Award-Winning Vegan Parma!

Award-Winning Vegan Parma!

This is my favorite topping for baked potatoes and popcorn!  I love all four varieties.  Whether you are vegan or not, Parma! is a delicious sprinkle that gives so much delicious flavor to any meal or snack! It was created in Oregon just over 15 years ago by Sister...

Organic and GF Ice Cream Cones

Organic and GF Ice Cream Cones

With Summer close at hand, check out these deliciously nutritious organic and gluten-free ice cream cone options available from Edward & Sons (www.edwardandsons.com), a pioneer in the plant-based foods industry that first introduced Miso-Cup® instant soup and...

The Best Coconut Products!

The Best Coconut Products!

Have you tried Edward & Sons coconut products? They have an amazing variety, including coconut flour and curry coconut milk! Founded in 1978, Edward & Sons Trading Company, Inc. (www.edwardandsons.com) was born out of a commitment to create convenient vegan and...

PB & J Flower Sandwiches

PB & J Flower Sandwiches

These adorable flower sandwiches are made with peanut butter and jelly (or cream cheese and jelly, or any other fillings) are perfect for parties, lunch boxes, or snacks. I love how the jelly makes the perfect center to the flower! My kids love these and really enjoy...

The Cookie Department Keto Cookies!

The Cookie Department Keto Cookies!

I try to stick with a low sugar diet, so I love finding new treats that I can actually eat! These Keto cookies from The Cookie Department are so tasty and help me to not feel deprived at all with my food restricted diet. I love eating them after warming them up for a...

The No Sugar Baker’s Cookbook Review

The No Sugar Baker’s Cookbook Review

Since some of my extended family members suffered from diabetes-related illnesses, leading to untimely ends, I decided to try to avoid sugary foods as much as I can, to make sure I never have to worry about diabetes or any other sugar-related diseases. But recently, I...

Nourish Me Home Cookbook Review

Nourish Me Home Cookbook Review

This is a beautiful, hard-bound cookbook with super healthy recipes and foods that I haven't seen elsewhere. There are recipes for families or just one or two people. It features lots of ideas beyond strict limits of contemporary diets, including paleo and vegan...

A Good Meal Is Hard to Find Review

A Good Meal Is Hard to Find Review

What a refreshingly authentically delicious cookbook! I have seen more than a few "southern" cookbooks in my time, living in Tallahassee so long, but, my word! I opened this up and the very first recipe is for homemade mayonnaise. My goodness, I thought, this is the...

The Grand Central Market Cookbook Review

The Grand Central Market Cookbook Review

Since I was born in Los Angeles, I have a place in my heart for the Grand Central Market, but even better than the nostalgia for me, is the amazing mix of flavors and tastes from all around the world, all in one place. I loved walking through the market and enjoying the tantalizing mix […]

Cake, I Love You Cookbook Review

Cake, I Love You Cookbook Review

If I was going to compete on Cupcake Wars, or any other baking competition, televised or not — this is the book I’d use to prepare. And I’d win, too, because these recipes are amazing inventive and so, so delicious! (Even though these are technically cake recipes, not cupcakes, but are easily adaptable.) Amazing bakeries […]

Martha Stewart’s Slow Cooker Review

Martha Stewart’s Slow Cooker Review

Our family uses our slow cooker as much or more than anyone I know as it is just incredibly convenient and budget friendly. As a big fan of Martha Stewart, I was very excited to see this new book from her with slow cooker recipes. It covers everything from appetizers to desserts. There are recipes […]

Wonder Melon Juices

Wonder Melon Juices

I really wish I could eat watermelon all year round, but I sure do try to enjoy it as much as I can while it is ripe in the Summer. I was really glad to find out about delicious Wonder Melon drinks! They're so good and refreshing, with unique and yummy flavors. Here's...

Centsible Seasoned Eggs with Pete and Gerry’s Eggs

Centsible Seasoned Eggs with Pete and Gerry’s Eggs

May is National Egg Month, and I wanted to let you know about the Eggs Are Healthy campaign, where the FDA is being  petitioned to update its guidelines around what can be deemed ‘healthy’ – spoiler organic eggs can’t but sugary cereal can.. Click here to find out...

Nourished Cookbook Review

Nourished Cookbook Review

What a pleasure to read through this inspiring book of memories and recipes! I really enjoyed accompanying the author on her travels around the world and learning from her insights and wonderful spirit. It was an exciting read I know I will turn to again and again. I also have already tried some of the […]

Heritage Baking Cookbook Review

Heritage Baking Cookbook Review

This is a fascinating (and well-designed) cookbook and exploration into the world of “heritage” baking, which means creating your own starter (instead of conventional yeasts) and pairing that with heirloom grains. Together, bakers can create flavorful breads that one won’t find anywhere else — other than bakeries like the famous Hewn Bakery in Chicago, from […]

Delicious New Mighty Sesame Tahini Products

Delicious New Mighty Sesame Tahini Products

TWO YUMMY NEW SESAME PRODUCTS! Absolutely Gluten Free Tahini Bars Re-Branded to Mighty Sesame New! Mighty Sesame Whole Seed (Un-Hulled) & Regular Creamy Squeezable Tahini Tahini is a superfood. Loaded with protein, vitamins and minerals, it’s a great alternative...

Fresh Tastes Cookbook Review

Fresh Tastes Cookbook Review

This is a truly useful cookbook. It offers the kind of flavor profiles that families like mine want and enjoy nowadays, yet really need some help figuring out how to create those kinds of recipes. For example, I love Southeast Asian dishes but didn’t know how to get those flavors in my kitchen. So, the […]

Valerie’s Home Cooking Review

Valerie’s Home Cooking Review

My family loves Food Network, and one of our favorite chefs is Valerie Bertinelli. We appreciate how down-to-Earth she is, and love when she updates classic traditional recipes we all grew up with, but would like to make for our family today. We’re often really busy nowadays, too, so we often just don’t have time […]

Baco Cookbook Review

Baco Cookbook Review

This cookbook is a love letter to Los Angeles as it exists today — colorful, global, and packed with flavor. It makes a wonderful coffee table book, as well as an insightful cookbook for the modern & well-traveled palette (even when that means just traveling across L.A.). The binding and layout are top notch, and […]

How to Set a Table

How to Set a Table

I really enjoyed this lovely little fabric covered book! It includes lots of photos that make it clear how best to set a beautiful tablescape.It was interesting to me how much variety they had for different types of occasions and get-togethers. Fromm Movie Night to a Backyard BBQ and everything in between. It’s easy to […]