Tag: Cookbook

Slow Cooker Desserts by Jonnie Downing

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Slow Cooker Desserts by Jonnie Downing has me excited about using my crockpot for more than just main courses. I absolutely love the idea of having a dessert going in the slow cooker. In cooking in this way, it frees me up from having my oven running all day and overheating the house! I honestly had no idea so many delicious goodies could be cooked in such a manner. Most of the recipes found in this cookbook take minimal prep work and need little if any checking on before ready to enjoy!   Continue reading

Meals in a Jar Quick and Easy, Just-Add-Water, Homemade Recipes

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Meals in a Jar Quick and Easy, Just-Add-Water, Homemade Recipes By Julie Languille covers what one would need to know about preparedness and long term food storage. Now I will have to state the cover is a bit misleading. Most of the recipes in this book are to be storedin mylar bags, tote bags, or vacuums bags while only a fourth or so of the recipes can be compiled in just jars like pictured. Aside from that quirk, this book does have much to offer someone whether they are cooking for a large family or stocking up their pantry for any number of reasons.  Continue reading

Mason Jar Salads and More: 50 Layered Lunches to Grab and Go


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The Mason Jar Salads and More: 50 Layered Lunches to Grab and Go cookbook has changed the way we do things around my home! A book that not only gives on the proper mindset but also the will to dive in is quite something that one doesn’t come by often. Everything you’d want to know about creating salads in a mason jar is covered but it gos beyond in providing recipes for snacks, breakfasts, vinaigrettes, dips and lunches that contain more than just the general green stuff. I was assuming there’d just be your green salads with veggies thrown in but there’s pastas, fried rices, and other delicious combinations to compile that are something to brag about! Continue reading

The Berenstain Bears’ Holiday Cookbook {Review}

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The Berenstain Bears’ Holiday Cookbook is a fantastic offering for children and families of all ages, especially if you are fans of the series. This cookbook is full of delicious holiday themed recipes that are totally kid-appealing.  My two oldest children ages 8 and 5 are very interested in what’s going on in the kitchen. I took it upon myself more recently to allow them to view and participate in making and preparing snacks and meals for themselves as well as for the entire the family. This cookbook is perfect for my children as it gives fresh ideas and fun approaches not just in what shall be tasted but in what appeals to the eye as well .  Continue reading