Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What She Read: The Loving Kitchen by LeAnn Rice

I love to read!  Always have...there is a story that as a child I would read the encyclopedia for fun.  
OK it's not a story...it's the truth. 

About a month ago I ran across a blog post from Rachel Wojo that sparked my interest.
It was targeted at bloggers and helping to grow your blog.  One of the things she mentioned was doing book reviews.  Well I love to read so I thought I would give it a try.  I signed up, was approved and began scrolling through the selections.  I picked on of my favorite genres...cookbooks.  I found this gem in there.


 


 

My favorite quote from the book is simple and true.  It's an overwhelming statement that evokes a flood of emotions and memories in me.   "Good food has always been a way not only to nourish but to thank, encourage, console, serve, celebrate, and ultimately love,"  LeAnn Rice.  I am so excited to use her Hummingbird Cupcake recipe for an upcoming church function, a new twist on a classic dessert.  

This is a wonderfully complied cookbook with tasty recipes and a dose of Southern hospitality.  This book had me highlighting from the introduction and bookmarking throughout.  Rice has done a great job of ensuring no fancy equipment or grocers needed.  Everything can be made with what you are already using and found at your local store.  In addition to wonderfully written recipes Rice has included practical tips and encouragement throughout the book.  

Each chapter begins with a short introduction that tugs on your heart, helping you to remember how much we can share God's love through simply delightful meals.  The recipes are straightforward and easy to follow allowing even the most inexperienced cooks to create magnificently delicious morsels to share with family and friends alike.  

So friends I encourage to you grab your copy of "The Loving Kitchen" to grow your cookbook collection or share with a newlywed in need of simple, practical and encouraging guide to cooking with love.

Until we meet again,

Caci



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”