Archive of ‘Cookbook Corner’ category

Cookbook Corner: My Fat Dad

Posted on February 13, 2017

Disclosure: My Fat Dad is generously providing one copy of the book for a giveaway.  I was not compensated in any way for writing this post, and all the opinions are my own. Author Dawn Lerman grew up with parents that were on opposite ends of the eating spectrum…among other challenges.  Her father, who at […]

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Food in Jars Mastery Challenge – Marmalade

Posted on January 15, 2017

What fun!  I’m participating in the Food in Jars Mastery Challenge this year, hosted by Marisa McClellan, whose books about small batch preserving (check them out here!) gave me the courage to take the step from refrigerating or freezing my jams to actually processing them in a water bath so they can be stored in […]

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A Taste of Home ~ and a Giveaway!

Posted on October 26, 2016

Disclaimer: Quarto Cooks generously provided the cookbooks for this post and giveaway.  I was not compensated in any other way, and all the opinions expressed are my own. Isn’t it amazing how the smells and flavors of food can instantly transport us to another time and place?  I think that’s why we find it so comforting […]

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Simple Tomato Harvest Sauce

Posted on August 29, 2016

Disclaimer: Melissa’s Produce generously supplied the book and produce for the recipe in this post (thank you!).  I was not compensated in any other way, and all the opinions expressed are my own. We’ve all heard the saying “It’s the little things”… meaning that little things can make big impacts in so many aspects of […]

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Pomegranates & Saffron Vegetable Kabab Salad

Posted on July 19, 2016

Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Feride Buyuran was not a cook while she was growing up.  Her mother did all the cooking for their family, actually packing her lunch until she was in her 20’s!  Even so, she was obsessed with food, collecting recipes from radio programs, newspapers and magazines through her growing up years.  After […]

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