Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Homemade Decadence and Two Other Favorite New Cookbooks


Some women buy jewelry, expensive shoes, or designer clothes. Me? I like to buy cookbooks. I read them like novels, absorbing every word off of every page, and wondering how the food tastes.

Homemade Decadence is a gorgeous book by one of my favorite food bloggers, Joy Wilson. Her website, Joy The Baker, is amazing. The photos are stunning, and the recipes are completely doable for the home cook.

Last year I made her Chocolate Bundt Cake, and I can honestly say it was the best cake I have ever made. My family loved it too, and it didn't last long.

This new cookbook is just as fabulous as Joy The Baker website, and if you like to bake, do yourself a favor and buy this book. Yum!!


I've been an Ina Garten fan since her very first book was published. I have all of her books, and I love each one for it's gorgeous simplicity, and focus on creating delicious food.

 Make It Ahead lets you prep or make and freeze meals to save time in the kitchen. Many foods can be made ahead of time, and this saves me so much stress when I'm trying to get multiple dishes on the table at the same time. And it really does make party planning and giving easier.

With dishes like French Chicken Pot Pies, Spinach & Ricotta Noodle Pudding, and Tri-Berry Crumbles, you'll see how easy it is to make recipes ahead of time, and save yourself from kitchen stress.


I don't usually buy diet or low-calorie cookbooks. But the cover of The Skinny Taste Cookbook caught my eye, and I just had to take a peak inside.

There were plenty of more gorgeous photos, but more importantly, great and delicious recipes. Gina Homolka takes recipes we all enjoy and slims the calories off of them without taking away any of the taste.

Dishes like Skinny Chicken Parmesan are only 174 calories. I'm a big chicken parmesan fan, and my daughter made this and it was delicious. I was so impressed that I can't wait to get in the kitchen and start cooking Gina's recipes.

She is also the blogger behind the Skinnytaste website, which is filled with delicious low-calorie recipes, including 45 crockpot recipes.

I'm very excited to start cooking from my new cookbooks and sharing the recipes and finished dishes here. Yummy!!

Patricia
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