Saturday, July 2, 2011

Review Taste of Home Cooking Through the Seasons

Title: Taste of Home Cooking Through the Seasons
Fromat: Hardcover 

597 recipes that bring out the unique flavors of spring, summer, winter and fall
Holiday recipes for every season, from Easter to Christmas Eve
Tips for using fresh produce, cooking hints and easy entertaining ideas
Appetizers, entrees, side dishes, desserts and more


This is one of my favorite cookbooks, I cook with this one book a lot. I love how it has certain foods for each season, you know you get a craving for something at a certain time of the year, odds are you‘ll find it here. You can even cook out of season if you want;) Nice pictures and one for just about every recipe the only thing missing is the nutrition facts. These are all recipes from real people, so odds are you’ll be able to get all the ingredients at your local market. I highly recommend this to anyone who loved to bake or cook.

Here are two recipes that I make all the time
First up is Morning Maple Muffins- This is a fall recipe, but I make it all the time. Just make sure you use real Maple Syrup I know its kind of expensive, but the brands like Log Cabin etc just doesn't cut it for the taste and texture of the muffins


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped nuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine the milk, butter, syrup, sour cream, egg and vanilla. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened.Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. For topping, combine the flour, sugar, nuts and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter.Bake at 400° for 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 16 muffins.

My picky now noun teen loves this recipe

Family-Pleasing Sloppy Joes


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 sandwich buns, split
In a large nonstick skillet, cook the turkey and onion over medium heat until turkey is no longer pink; drain if necessary. Add garlic; cook for 1-2 minutes or until tender.Stir in the sugar, flour and pepper. Add the ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until heated through. Serve on buns. Yield: 6 servings.


  1. Great review Laurie. I love to cook (when I have the time) and I'm glad that you occasionally review cook books. I may not have a picky teen, but I have a picky man to feed, lol. Thx!!

  2. Redzsm- Thanks. I try to get a few cookbooks in, but it's been so busy with all the request coming in I havent had the time.. If all goes to plain I want to get one in a month.


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