A Review of Twenty Dinners

Twenty Dinners by Ithai Schori and Chris Taylor was an okay book. I liked that the book is set up in dinners instead of categories like dinner, dessert etc. Each dinner includes five dishes and a drink selection or recipe.  There is a wide variety or entree’s, appetizer’s, dessert’s and more. There were also a lot of recipes, that being from the south, just do not sound appetizing to me. I always say I will try anything once so a lot of the recipes that do not sound good to me I will still try, they may end up being the best thing I have ever eaten. With that said, Schori and Taylor’s Twenty dinners was not only aesthetically pleasing with beautifully plated dishes and mouthwatering desserts, it was pleasing to read through and it gives a lot tips and tricks to aid any chef, from beginner to advanced. I am very happy to be able to add this book to my collection, and I look forward to expanding my tastes and trying new things.

“I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.”


Review: Food52’s Genius Recipes

At first glance I thought wow this book is huge it must be packed with recipes, and boy was I right. I looked through the book and read it trough when it arrived at my house and I loved it instantly. This is a book that not only challenges your way of cooking with its crazy fun recipes but it also takes your taste buds on a unforeseen journey. Grilled Pizza and Sweet Corn & Black Raspberry Ice Cream are just an example of the imaginative and creative recipes included in Genius Recipes. I look forward to making recipes like Shrimp Grits and Sticky Balsamic Ribs. Food52 really hit the mark with Genius Recipes. With categories for breakfast, soups & salads,  main dishes and more everything is organized and easy to find recipes make cooking and grocery list making a breeze. I would recommend  Food52’s Genius Recipes to anyone looking for a new, exciting cookbook.

“I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.”


Review: Trisha’s Table

Trisha’a Table is a collection of recipes from Trisha Yearwood that has taken some southern classics and some of Trisha’s favorite dishes and desserts and lightened them up a bit.

It is a refreshing book full of fun, family friendly recipes that everyone will love. Recipes such as Basil Pesto Pizza and Cream Cheese Roll Ups (AKA Redneck Sushi) show fun ways to take heavy favorites and lighten them up. I am looking forward to trying the Kale Chips and the Power Balls. As a person dedicated to changing to a fit and healthy lifestyle I look forward to trying out these healthy options to snacks. Trisha includes a note or statement of sorts at the beginning of each recipe that bring her personality and her love of each recipe out onto the pages of this book. It sets a tone of being in the kitchen sharing cooking experiences with Trisha herself.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who  love healthy options in the kitchen or anyone at all who love a good tasty meal.

“I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.”