Do you like to read recipes? Do you like to cook, bake, and enjoy yummy food? I like doing both. Lately, I have enjoyed the Gooseberry Patch books, Simple Shortcut Recipes and 5 Ingredient Family Favorites. Never had I really enjoyed cooking or baking until I found Gooseberry Patch.
If you have to be on a gluten free diet for any reason, you know how hard it is to find a really good dessert. You don't want ice cream, fruit, or something equally as plain; if you are anything like me, you crave cake! Unfortunately, a good gluten free cake is hard to come by, unless you want to use a mix – which usually comes out heavier than what you may like. However, I have recently come across a new book that takes gluten free cake mixes and spices them up. Suddenly, you have a whole new dessert instead of just a plain old cake!
I’m usually pretty leery of cookbooks written by celebrity chefs. After all, many of them include fancy dishes that require lots of preparation time. However, I really enjoy the cookbooks by Food Network star, Rachael Ray. Her books are filled with quick and easy recipes for delicious, everyday meals. Everyone knows Rachael Ray. Her constant smile and fun, energetic personality have made her one of the Food Networks biggest draws. In 2006 she launched her magazine, Everyday with Rachael Ray, and in 2007, she started hosting her own syndicated daily talk show.
Recently, many families have returned to eating as a family at the dinner table. As food costs continue to rise and with less time to prepare a meal, cooks are always searching for quick, easy, and affordable meals.
Want to know how to cook for hundreds of soldiers or sailors? While recently searching for a coworker whose grandfather was a Navy cook on the U.S.S. Missouri, I stumbled across these little gems online. Just Google "U.S. Army" or "Navy Cookbook," and you will find out exactly how much it took to feed a unit of hungry fighting men. With minimum portions of about twenty and usually around one hundred or more; the sheer amounts of ingredients are a bit hard to fathom.
I am a busy person. I am a newlywed, I work two jobs, and I'm a full-time graduate student working towards a Masters in Library Science. With all that going on, it can get quite stressful. I love to cook, but at the moment, I really don’t have time to make an elaborate gourmet meal every night (much to my husband’s disappointment)! Most of the time, I don't even want to come home and cook at all. I have come to rely on my crockpot for many of our meals. Can I just say, I LOVE my crockpot! Who’s with me?? It doesn’t get much easier than that!