Confession: my husband and I almost never get to go out on dates. For most of you, this is probably a common story. With three little ones, it is pretty hard to find someone who is willing to (affordably!) watch them for us. We can get the grandparents to do it sometimes, but most of […]
“Like Water for Chocolate,” by Laura Esquivel, is set in Mexico aroundthe time of the Mexican Revolution of 1910-17. It’s novel of love . . . or is it a novel of the magical power of love . . . or is it a romantic comedy? Honestly, I am not really certain. This is one […]
I received A White House Garden Cookbook, expecting to find it stuffed with recipes from the men and women of the White House itself – perhaps a hearty roasted vegetable dish by Martha Washington, or some elegant canapes Jackie Kennedy used to make.
Wanted to share these cookbooks with you. Apparently Costco members can get free hard copies as Black Friday Specials but the ebook formats are also available online. Really beautiful cookbooks. Look at the icons on the right hand side menu bar – click to open the books. http://www.costcoconnection.com/connection/200911#pg1
Cooking from scratch may not appeal to everyone, but for those who have lost their jobs, it may be a necessity. Jean Norton, author of the new e-cookbook, Cooking for the Newly Unemployed, offers an interesting collection of recipes that are simple, healthy, and help save money on food!
Before “Julie and Julia,” there was Laurie Colwin, whose lovely prose and gentle advice in “Home Cooking” (1988) and “More Home Cooking” (1993) were an encouragement to even the most nervous cook.