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Top Secret Recipe Cookbooks

Some of my favorite things to cook are copycat versions of our favorite restaurant foods and store bought items. Over the years I have made Panera Broccoli Soup and Panera’s Potato Soup. I have made homemade Orange Julius and homemade taco and enchilada sauce. Some of my other favorite make at home recipes like cornbread are based on recipes I found in Todd Wilbur’s  Top Secret […]

Cooking Lecture and the Chemistry Behind Food

I love the science behind cooking. There is so much science behind cooking that we do not realize. Last week my husband and I attended a lecture given by Shirley O Corriher. She is the author of CookWise and BakeWise and is also the food scientist from the Alton Brown show. We both really enjoyed her talk. She was very informative and funny. My husband who usually […]

Best of the Best State Cookbooks

Several years ago I picked up a cookbook at a used book sale called The Best of the Best from Texas: Selected Recipes from Texas Favorite Cookbooks. I instantly love this cookbook. It reminded me of the church cookbooks that many of us own. It even looks a lot like the church cookbooks that so many ladies groups have published over the years. It is […]

Herbs and Spices: The Cook’s Reference

Last week I got to spend a whole afternoon shopping by myself. If you are a mom like me, than I am sure you understand why shopping all by yourself is a treat. I was mainly grocery shopping, but I did have a few other errands to do. One of which was to stop by the book store to look for something. Well, I will […]

The Complete America’s Test Kitchen Cookbook

It is no secret how much I love America’s Test Kitchen and their cookbooks. I really like  how they explain the science behind food. Their new cook book The Complete America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook is fast becoming my new favorite cookbook. I checked this cookbook out from the library a few months ago and immediately loved it. I started looking through it and […]

Taste Of Home

I have mentioned many times how much I love cookbooks. I have quite a collection of cookbooks, and I use them all the time. Today I want to share with you not just one cookbook that I love, but several cookbooks that are in my collection. I have mentioned before how much I love Taste of Home. They helped give me a love of cooking. […]

Paula Deen Cookbooks

I love Paula Deen recipes. I first learned about Paula Deen from watching her on the food network. I instantly loved her down home southern style food. Now, not all of her food is southern style, but  most of her recipes definitely have a southern feel to them. I grew up in Oregon, which is far from the south. Yes, we ate good home cooked […]

Everyday Food Fast Cookbook Giveaway

This giveaway is over, but look for more giveaways coming up soon. Last fall I wrote about how much I love Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food Magazine. I am still loving, using, and adapting many of the recipes from the magazine. When I was thinking of what cookbooks I wanted to giveaway, I immediately thought of the cookbook Everyday Food Great Food Fast. I own and have used […]

The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook

I love the science behind food. Several years ago I started watching the Cook’s Illustrated television program on PBS. I instantly loved the idea of this show and how it explained the how to and the why you do things of cooking. I immediately started checking their cookbooks out of the library, and I now own several of them. A few years ago my sister gave me a copy of […]

Cookbooks and Giveaways

I love cookbooks! But you might have already guessed that. Several years ago, my children were discussing their “collections.” They were talking about rock collections, button collections, penny collections, etc. One of my daughters turned to me and said, “Mom, what do you collect?” As I was thinking about the question and how to answer it, my other daughter replied, “That is easy, mom collects cookbooks.” And […]

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