Thursday, September 24, 2009

Book Review

How many times have you purchased a cookbook or checked one out from your local library yet find only one or two recipes...or horror! recipes that you like? Ever seen one of those cookbooks that every recipe calls for two sticks of butter or no butter at all? Gooey, greasy or blah, bland. What about those recipes that call for ingredients that are not available in your area, but you have absolutely no idea what they are? I have had it to happen so many times that I normally don't even look at cookbooks any more.

Have I got a few surprises for you!

Surprise #1: Debbie Macomber writes novels. She was approached by Harlequin to make a cookbook to take her readers inside the kitchens of Cedar Cove - the fictional location of one of her series of novels. Whenever families and friends gather, food is a major part of most gatherings.

Many of the recipes not only had me literally drooling, but imagine my surprise when I realized that they were just down home cooking!

Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove Cookbook is definitely a cookbook you will want to spend time browsing through - and making notes!

Surprise #2...YES! I have yet another cookbook to recommend!

Reader's Digest has issued Taste of Home Casseroles, Slow Cooker, & Soups - 3 cookbooks in 1. I mentioned "down home" above. This book continues the same line of cooking. Real down home food with real down home ingredients...most of which you will already have in your kitchen cabinets/pantry/ get the idea!

Surprise #3...By now, this should not surprise you.

We still have a few copies of Cooking With Friends available. If you don't want to miss out on this fabulous cookbook from friends and patrons of the Daingerfield Public Library, now is the time to buy for your friends and family for Christmas. One of the library's patrons purchased one of our cookbooks to give to her son who lives, "up north." She reported that he was so excited to have a Texas cookbook.

Check the sidebar on the right for instructions on ordering your very own copy!

In addition to Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove Cookbook and Taste of Home Casseroles, Slow Cooker, & Soups, the Daingerfield Public Library has many more cookbooks available to our patrons for checkout.

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