Do you or someone you know love to cook, bake, or both? I personally can’t pick one over the other! I’m constantly looking for new treats, meals, drinks, appetizers, and other delicious goodies to make for friends and family. As much and as often as I look for recipes online, I still like having cookbooks on my shelves to flip through. The more pictures to tantalize the eyes and tickle the taste buds the better and that is why I adore the Taste of Home cookbooks!
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I love cooking for my family and friends. Using high-quality ingredients are of the utmost importance whether it’s the freshest vegetables, meats, fruits, or specialty oil and sauces. Speaking of, I’ve happily been using Kasandrinos high quality organic extra virgin olive oil for a few months now and am pleased. This oil can be used in everything from homemade salad dressing, the base to fry up vegetables, to give my pasta meals an extra special pick me up, and so much more.
Sneaky Blends? I have to admit I was intrigued and quite taken with the title. I have three kids. Two of which are extremely picky eaters. I’ve been sneaking vegetables into their food for awhile. Sometimes they catch it and sometimes they don’t. Smoothies have been a hit and miss. With spaghetti sauce, I can and have hidden a lot of nutritious things for them to eat. But we don’t eat spaghetti sauce all the time and I was needing new “blends” to work with to incorporate into more than just meals but snacks too.
The Baflan 11lb/5kg Digital Multifunction Kitchen Food Scale makes getting the exact measurement needed easy. Though the title of this product uses the word kitchen it can equipped elsewhere for other things. For example, you’ll catch me using this scale for getting the weight of my yarn for specific knitting and crochet projects. Sometimes I need to be a little more detailed when it comes to weight in ounces and a small sized scale as this is perfect for those needs.
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.
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!