I know I have been doing a lot of non recipe posts. Yes, they have to do with food or cooking, but they have not been recipe posts. I hope you don’t mind those posts.
I have been really busy lately and have not had a lot of time to do more than the basics. It seems like just when I think things are calming down, they get busy again. I have been baking a lot and I have tried lots of new recipes, I just haven’t had the time to sit down and post about them. Non-recipe posts are much easier for me to put together. So, I hope you don’t mind me writing a few quick tips, gardening posts, food ideas, or random thoughts once in a while. I do have a great recipe to post tomorrow.
Now onto my non recipe post for today.
Any guesses what was in my library bag this week? Cookbooks of course.
I checked out quite a few books this week. And yes, we do get books other than cookbooks from the library. Currently between my kids and I we have over 50 books checked out. But I figured that you would be most interested in the cookbooks that I checked out.
I was not overly impressed with any of these cookbooks. I usually find one or two cookbooks from the library that I really enjoy. This week I did not find any that I thought were really great.
I did find a few recipes in Giada DeLaurentiis Everyday Pasta book. Most of the recipes call for ingredients that I don’t keep on hand. But I did find a few recipes to try.
The Pizza cookbook had two recipes in it that I hope to try. One is for nacho pizza and one is for a deep dish cheeseburger pizza.
Baking Bootcamp by the Culinary Institute Of America was interesting to read and look at. The one recipe that caught my attention in it was a Brownie Cheesecake. It looks so good. I may have to try that one.
I was disappointed in the Patti Labelle cookbook. I checked it out because it claims to have recipes that are good for life in it. I thought it might give me some healthy eating ideas and tips. It may have some good recipes in it, but they call for her special seasonings and sauces. I don’t really know anything about Patti Labelle, so I did not know she has a line of food she sells. I think this cookbook is mainly about getting you to buy her line of spices, seasonings, and sauces.
I picked up a few food magazines also to read. I hope to do that in the next few days.
As always if I find anything really good, I will post about it.
What great cookbooks have you seen lately?