Category Archives: Cookbooks

I Also Love Cinnamon Rolls

By Jan Cinnamon rolls are a childhood favorite of mine. My mother would make them for us but use muffin-pan vs. a baking pan. I watched as she rolled out the dough, spread it with softened butter, then sprinkled on … Continue reading

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Secrets of a Serious Foodie Gamer

by Nan One of the perks of being in the food business is the privilege of getting to know many food celebrities, including magazine and newspaper editors, cookbook authors, chefs, and TV personalities. But I’ve been lucky enough to know … Continue reading

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Plum Gorgeous: Recipes and Memories From the Orchard

Reviewed by Nan Memories. For dozens of years, my family grew apples and operated a commercial apple orchard in central Iowa. Although that is no longer part of our lives, the approach of fall always stirs up memories of the … Continue reading

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300 Ways to Speak French at the Table

by Jan We went to see Woody Allen’s newest movie  “Midnight in Paris.” Seeing the fabulous scenery of Paris made me want to immediately rush to a travel agent and book a flight to the City of Lights, so I, … Continue reading

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Regional Splendor

by Jan It is the color photographs that grab you first in Judith Fertig’s latest HEARTLAND, The Cookbook. Pictures of the waving fields of grain, calm rivers, geese in flight, and dairy cows, contented with a red roofed barn in … Continue reading

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Slow-and-Easy Cooking Comeback

by Nan Pot roast. Stew. Shepherd’s Pie. When I first browsed through Jean Anderson’s newest cookbook falling off the bone and these recipe titles jumped out at me, I had a good feeling that I was going to enjoy, and likely even fall … Continue reading

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Recipes From a Baking Legend

Sarabeth Levine first made a name for herself in New York City with a one-of-a-kind Orange-Apricot Marmalade that she made and sold out of her small apartment kitchen. That success led to a small bakery/kitchen, aptly named Sarabeth’s, that she and husband Bill … Continue reading

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GADGETGALS 2010 COOKBOOK FAVORITES BOOK 7

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Complete Book of Knife Skills: The Essential Guide to Use, Technique & Care by Keffrey Elliot and James DeWan We all know cooks who love to read everything on a specific topic. They research fully the info … Continue reading

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GADGETGALS 2010 COOKBOOK FAVORITES BOOK 6

Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook: 100 Great Recipes, photo- graphs and voices edited by Sheri Wetherell, Barnaby dorfman and Colin Saunders This cookbook is a testament to the fact that food blogs have arrived in force. It could not … Continue reading

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GADGETGALS 2010 COOKBOOK FAVORITES BOOK 5

Perfect One-Dish Dinners: All You Need for Easy Get-Togethers by Pam Anderson Pam Anderson’s latest cookbook is a true gift. A book for both family meals and entertaining friends, it is simple and fun to read. The photographs make you … Continue reading

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