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Staff Reviews: Cookbook

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Cover: 'The Organic Family Cookbook'

"The Organic Family Cookbook" by Anni Daulter

★★★★★ What a refreshing cookbook and way to think about healthy eating! This cookbook really makes you feel as though you can eat healthy and organic fairly easily.  There are excellent ideas for meals and snacks that are easy and don't require strange sounding, organic ingredients that can sometimes break a budget. The pictures are great and the book also...

Audience: Adults | Genre: Nonfiction, Cookbook

Cover: 'Pizza on the Grill'

"Pizza on the Grill" by Elizabeth Karmel

★★★★★ What a delicious and perfectly timed cookbook for summer! Just when you thought homemade pizza couldn't get any better, now you can make it on the grill! Delicious recipes and step-by-step training for proper technique make this cookbook a must read for anyone who enjoys pizza or grilled food.  

Audience: Adults | Genre: Nonfiction, Cookbook

Cover: 'The Minnesota Farmers Market Cookbook'

"The Minnesota Farmers Market Cookbook" by Tricia Cornell

★★★ Going to the farmer's market and need some ideas for what to make with your purchases? This book may be able to help. A variety of regionally grown produce is featured in this pretty cookbook. Each fruit or vegetable is featured individually and general facts are given on each one in addition to some recipes. I was hoping for more recipes than there were in...

Audience: Adults | Genre: Nonfiction, Cookbook

Cover: 'A Mouthful of Stars'

"A Mouthful of Stars" by Kim Sunée

★★★★ Are you a lover of travel and exploring food? Then this is the cookbook for you! Kim has been a world traveler all of her life and uses this cookbook to highlight delicious recipes from her adventures across the globe. The pictures of the food are beautiful and her anecdotes included in each chapter add to our wanderlust as a reader. This is definitely a...

Audience: Adults | Genre: Nonfiction, Cookbook

Cover: 'Lunch In Paris'

"Lunch In Paris" by Elizabeth Bard

★★★★ If you are a travel and food enthusiast, then this is a great book for you! Lunch In Paris is a memoir telling the story of how the author, Elizabeth, met her Parisian husband and ended up living in Paris. Not only does Elizabeth give up a life in the United States for love but she needs to learn a new way of life while discovering a new direction for her...

Audience: Adults | Genre: Nonfiction, Memoir, Cookbook

Cover: 'Hungry Girl: 300 under 300'

"Hungry Girl: 300 under 300" by Lisa Lillien

★★★★ Hungry Girl, was created by Lisa Lillien because, as she states in her book, “I’m just hungry”.    This calorie counting cookbook certainly doesn’t fall into the category of having dull and boring diet recipes. Every one of the plain and simple recipes featured in this book are “guilt free”.  Breakfast Scramble Pizza, Chicken Pot Pockets,...

Audience: Adults | Genre: Nonfiction, Cookbook

Cover: 'The Healthy Home Cookbook'

"The Healthy Home Cookbook" by Barbara Seelig-Brown

★★★★ This is an amazing cookbook for everyone but especially for anyone who a diabetic.  Not  only are the recipes easy to read and create, but all of the nutritional values including calories, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrates and total fats are included with each one. Special occasion recipes are included for holidays, parties and everyday...

Audience: Adults | Genre: Nonfiction, Cookbook

Cover: '101 Sandwiches'

"101 Sandwiches" by Helen Graves

★★★★ This is definitely not your boring BLT sandwich recipe or your old standby peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  This amazing sandwich book has ways to make even the dullest sandwich fit for a king.  Recipe’s for: The Elvis sandwich, made with bacon, peanut butter and banana’s; The Ultimate Chicken Sandwich, made with garlic, thyme and lemon juice;...

Audience: Adults | Genre: Nonfiction, Cookbook

Cover: 'Recipes Across America'

"Recipes Across America" by Taste of Home

★★★★★ This remarkable cookbook features recipes from the Northeast, South, Midwest, Southwest and West regions of the United States. Many people recognize the Taste of Home title from their many cookbooks and their magazines. This book features real recipes from real people just like you.   Colored pictures and very easy to read instructions are on every...

Audience: Adults | Genre: Nonfiction, Cookbook

Cover: '3-Step Express Meals'

"3-Step Express Meals" by Cooking Light Magazine

★★★★ A busy lifestyle does not mean you can’t eat healthy.  You will be amazed that all of the recipes can be completed in just 3 easy steps. This cookbook lists kitchen staples as well as a grocery store guide. Included also are 10 tips for preparing the express meals and a chapter on 1-step side dishes. Three-Bean Chili, Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle...

Audience: Adults | Genre: Nonfiction, Cookbook

Cover: 'Vegan a la Mode: More Than 100 Ice Creams, Gelatos, Granitas, and Other Frozen Delights'

"Vegan a la Mode: More Than 100 Ice Creams, Gelatos, Granitas, and Other Frozen Delights" by Hannah Kaminsky

★★★★★ This book is the best source I have found so far for vegan desserts. For someone who can't have soy, dairy, or egg, this book was the one resource that finally allowed me to have dessert again! The recipes are excellent in and of themselves, and the illustrations make the treats all the more tempting to the reader. Most recipes don't even include too many...

Audience: Adults | Genre: Nonfiction, Cookbook

Cover: 'Hungry Girl 300 under 300'

"Hungry Girl 300 under 300" by Lisa Lillien

★★★★ Hungry Girl, was created by Lisa Lillien because, as she states in her book, “I’m just hungry”.    This calorie counting cookbook certainly doesn’t fall into the category of having dull and boring diet recipes. Every one of the plain and simple recipes featured in this book are “guilt free”.  Breakfast Scramble Pizza, Chicken Pot Pockets,...

Audience: Adults | Genre: Cookbook

Cover: 'Big Book of Holiday Cooking'

"Big Book of Holiday Cooking" by Gooseberry Patch

★★★★★ Anytime you see a cookbook from Gooseberry Patch you just know it is going to be great.  This cookbook is very easy to read and the recipes can be made with ingredients you have in your kitchen.  The creators of Gooseberry Patch, JoAnn and Vicki, have over 450 tried and true recipes to enjoy any time of the year.  From everyday meals,...

Audience: Adults | Genre: Nonfiction, Cookbook, Holiday

Cover: 'Donuts'

"Donuts" by Elinore Klivans

★★★★★ This unbelievable book has recipes for 40 different kinds of donuts. From maple-bacon donuts to jelly-filled donuts tolemon-filled beignets and apple fritters, you will find the easy to follow recipes in this book. The hardest part will be deciding which ones to make first. The last chapter includes recipes for fillings, glazes and toppings to complete your...

Audience: Adults | Genre: Nonfiction, Cookbook

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