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    Happy 3rd Birthday Kitchen Lit!

    Wow! Three years goes by much faster than you think. I had no idea how much I would love writing my blog sharing about my love of cookbooks, cooking classes, cooking and baking.  I’m still working on replacing all of the cookbooks I lost in the fire – but I have definitely made some headway. Right now I have 40 physical cookbooks and 54 digital cookbooks. Plus I have a ton on my wish list and it keeps growing! I love having the digital cookbooks in the Kindle app on my iPad and iPhone as they are always with me, makes it so easy to pull up the ingredients for a recipe if…

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    5 Cookbooks for Rookie Cooks

    We have all been there where we open a new cookbook we bought and realize it is way above our skill level. Do we return the cookbook or give it a shot? Well, it depends on how comfortable you are with risk. For rookie cooks I would recommend starting with a simpler cookbook that can utilize the skills you have while improving on them. As we know it can be disheartening to spend them to make a delicious meal and the recipe fails, it still happens to me sometimes. When you are a rookie cook this can be so discouraging, so I suggest you start with one of the 5 cookbooks for rookie…

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    The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook

    by: Tracey Medeiros “It is my hope that the collection of rustic-yet-refined Vermont inspired recipes and heartwarming stories featured in this updated edition will capture your interest and whet your appetite for more, as you embark on a culinary exploration of our beautiful state,” Tracey Medeiros.  The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook is a unique cookbook that showcases not only delicious recipes but local farms and food businesses throughout the state of Vermont. It makes me want to take a wondering drive through Vermont to visit them all. The recipes will be loved by everyone in your house.  Berry Good Smoothie Smoothies are one of my favorite things to have, especially for breakfast. I…

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    10 Kitchen Must Haves

    Setting up a kitchen can be a lot of work and cause a lot of anxiety. You have to decided what do I need, what do I want and what do I already have. It can be totally overwhelming for someone who is just starting out. Below is my list of 10 kitchen must haves. These should help give you a starting place to figure out what to get.  1.Scanpan CTX 14-piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set with Stratanium Nonstick Coating  Having a full set of cookware makes a huge difference in your ability to cook most things. Yes, you can get by with one or two pans but sometimes you just need more…

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    25 New Cookbooks for Summer 2023

    Summer is here and I am so glad for the abundant sunshine. As the seasons shifts so do my cravings for different types of food. I find myself wanting lighter fare and more seafood. The 25 new summer cookbooks for 2023 offer so many choices to feed any craving from paella to vegan to barbecue and so much more. Plus don’t forget to check out the cookbooks inspired by Super Mario, The Tour de France, The Gilded Age and Agatha Christie mysteries.  1. Ed Mitchell’s Barbeque By: Ed Mitchell, Ryan Mitchell & Zella PalmerRelease Date: June 6, 2023 Order Today* 2. Egg Rolls & Sweet Tea: Asian Inspired, Southern Style By: Natalie KengRelease…

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    5 Cookbooks Your Kids Will Love

    Growing up I was a picky eater which is funny to look back on since I now love most foods, there are a few I still avoid such as liver. Kids can be really tough to please with food and not all are adventurous eaters. One of the best ways I have seen my family and friends get their kids to eat different things is to include them in the cooking and baking. Below are five cookbooks that your kids will love (and adults too), plus a lot of the recipes in these cookbooks are easy enough that your kids can cook with you. Hope these help you please your picky eaters.  1.…

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    25 Cookbooks for Spring 2023

    I can’t believe it’s already March, I have no idea where the time has gone this year. Spring is my favorite season for new cookbooks as they always seem so fresh and inviting after the cold winter. Plus if you are still getting snow it’s invigorating to see all the signs of spring. Trying to pick my favorite cookbooks is impossible but here are 25 new cookbooks for Spring 2023. I hope these help you find your favorite new recipes.  1. Simple (Mostly) Vegan Kitchen: 100 nourishing recipes to bring a little sunshine into your day By: Ellie BullenRelease Date: March 1, 2023 Pre-Order Today* 2. Africana: More than 100 Recipes and Flavors Inspired…

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    The WW Mediterranean Table

    by: WW International “Mediterranean cooking is famous for scrumptious dishes that make use of ingredients at their seasonal peaks,” WW Editors. I have never been a WW member but I have always enjoyed their cookbooks. They have flavorful recipes that are easy to follow.  My sister saw The WW Mediterranean Table and we decided to order it. I am always searching for more Mediterranean recipes as I really enjoy them and this cookbook definitely exceeded expectations.  Grape Granita with Grappa The photo of this in the cookbook made me want to make this immediately. The hardest thing for me was trying to find grappa, where I live we don’t have great liquor stores…

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    5 Cookbooks for Quick & Easy Meals

    It’s not a surprise that I love to cook. I enjoy making complicated dishes but my favorite things to make are quick and easy dishes that are tasty and filling. Finding the best quick and easy recipes isn’t as easy as one would hope for. To help you out I’ve put together a list of five quick & easy cookbooks that will take the guess work out of the search for you. Enjoy! 1. Come On Over Family meals and get togethers can always seem like a lot of work for the food. However, the cookbook Come On Over, offers great recipes for both and they are all easy recipes. I love the…

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    2023 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, have you’ve gotten a gift for the one you love? I much prefer getting a gift that I can use a lot rather than roses (which I hate). Of course I will never turn down chocolate. This Valentine’s Day gift guide gives you a lot of options that are outside of the traditional gifts and let you show your love in different ways.  For the Cookbook Lover Mocktails, Cordials, Syrups, Infusions and more: Over 80 delicious recipes for alcohol-free drinks By: Ryland Peters & Small  Buy Today* The Official Disney Parks Cookbook: 101 Magical Recipes from the Delicious Disney Series By: Pam Brandon, The Disney Chefs…