Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Taste Of Home Cookbooks Review & Giveaway

A few weeks ago, Fred and I decided that we were going to start some meal planning. Our days would literally end with us asking each other what was for dinner around 4:30pm! That would mean we'd have to figure out what we wanted and then go shopping for it. Now we spend Sunday pulling out cookbooks to pour over and picking out 6-7 meals. When I was given the opportunity to review two Taste of Home cookbooks, I knew I was in!



The first cookbook, Taste of Home Most Requested Recipes has some amazing options! Here's the funny piece. We got the cookbooks two weekends ago, but we had already prepared our meal for the week and gotten the groceries. Then this week we only have one meal we're cooking at home when all of us are here. My hubby made dinner tonight, and by the time we had all finished eating, I asked him, "Was this a recipe from the cookbook that I didn't take a single photo for?" To which his reply was, "Yes?" GAH! So, my only photo is an after the meal was cooked. Let me say, it was delish! Even my youngest son ate his entire sandwich.


I went through and tabbed all of the recipes I want to start off trying! I've bought a ton of ingredients to make sure I'm prepared with the basics. One of the categories I want to try more of is homemade breads. Fred can try more of the entrees. I just picked out ones that looked like the whole family would enjoy.

In this cookbook, you find helps like "Fast Fix" which means the recipe can be made in 30 min or less and "5 Ingredients" which is a recipe that can be made with 5 ingredients or less (excluding water, salt, pepper, and oil). This winter I want to dig into the soups. One of the first ones on my list is the Cheesy Broccoli Soup In A Bread Bowl.


Next, and can you believe I get to try this one, is the Taste of Home 365 Days of Cookies! COOKIES! If I can do anything, I can do cookies. Ah, famous last words. I decided to get "healthy" with my first recipe. I was going to start with whole wheat flour and was told absolutely not. So I skipped that. Then I remembered I had almond flour and was told that was a "go" in place of the all purpose flour. Look at me go.


Well, I "went" until I only added TWO cups instead of 3. hahahahaha I had the runniest cookies I've ever seen. I got distracted while I was combining the ingredients and forgot the last cup. I can't even believe it. So, I finally got the third cup in and now they're coming out much better. No, I'm not showing you what the first round looked like. Sheesh. The rest turned out much, much better.



The beginning of the cookie book gives you some basic tips, which can definitely come in handy! Then there are 5 sections: Cozy Bites, Celebrate Spring, Summer Fun, Fall Flavors, and The Most Wonderful Time Of Year. Obviously the cookies can be cooked whenever your fancy strikes, but I like how they're broken up by season. You can also find national "Days" such as National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day on January 3rd with a cookie that's baked with that day in mind! And the pictures...get out! They're amazing as always.



Now you have the opportunity to win both of these cookbooks! Can you believe it?! So many recipes so little time.



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58 comments:

Julie Wood said...

My favorite Holiday recipe is my Frosted Holiday Sugar cookies that I make with the kids each year. I love to cook and these are awesome cookbooks!

cyndi br said...

my favorite holiday recipe is cranberry jello salad

Linda Kish said...

My mom's fruit cake recipe is my favorite holiday recipe.

Jen B. said...

My favorite recipe is my moms death by chocolate. She adds something that makes it even greater! I love making pickle wraps.

Koolaidmoms said...

My favorite holiday recipe is Chocolate Meatball Cookies. They are clove and cinnamon spiced cookie that my grandmother used to make.

Connie Lee said...

My favorite holiday recipe is mashed potatoes topped with melted cheddar cheese.

Nancy Loring said...

My favorite holiday recipe is a tie between green bean casserole, the crunchy fried onions are my favorite, and sweet potatoes with toasted mini marshmellows.

Susan Christy said...

Eggnog Creams!

Barbara Montag said...

My all time favorite is White Fudge - oh yum!
thank you

Christie Smiga said...

I love the Spritz cookies my Mom & I would make using the cookie press.

cowboyswife said...

I love my recipe for Green Bean Casserole.

Doug G. said...

an old fashion buttermilk pie. I need to make another one soon!

kdrae said...

My great grandmas pumpkin pie! We make it every Christmas Ever!
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Jackie said...

My favorite holiday recipe is magic cookie bars. We make them every christmas.
Thank you!

Jen F said...

My favorite holiday recipe is an old sugar cookie recipe that my grandma used to make!

D Johnson said...

My favorite holiday recipe is white chocolate fudge. We make it every year.

LIDARKSIDE said...

I like German butter cookies and spritz cookies.

One Woman Juggler Dawn said...

Monkey Bread made with refrigerator biscuits and cinnamon and sugar in a bundt pan. Put a glaze of brown sugar and butter and you have our tradition every Christmas.

Tandi Cortez-Rios said...

My top Holiday recipe would have to be Stained Glass Window Cookies.

Claudia said...

Our fav family recipe is tiramisu!

Renee Rousseau said...

Cutout Frosted Sugar Cookies are the favorite recipe at our house at Christmas and everyone gets to participate and lick their fingers!

Richard Brandt said...

My favorite holiday recipe is sweet potato pie.

mary gardner said...

My grandmother's recipe for fresh coconut cake is my favorite Holiday recipe.

Nafeeza Chung said...

My favorite holiday recipe is sugar cookies

Helen Bush said...

My sister and I get together and bake every year for the holidays. This would be perfect for us. My favorite recipe would have to be my chocolate chip pudding cookies.

Shelton Rogerson said...

Can't tell the recipe because I just throw it all together. It's a saffron & white rice, turkey ,broccoli, shredded cheese casserole.

Sarah Mathias said...

I love making apple pie for the holidays.

Edye Nicole said...

Apple pie, of course ;)

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andie said...

Any good fudge recipe. I have a quick 5min one that works great in a hurry.
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Samantha Martin said...

My mom used to make monster cookies they were awesome. thats my fav

kathy dalton said...

My favorite Holiday recipe is my homemade extra cheese mac and cheese

bn100 said...

pumpkie pie

Darlene said...

My favorite recipe is cutout cookies.

stephanie said...

I love my own Williamsburg Fudge Recipe. I don't remember where I got it, but it's been about 15 years, that I've been making it, and everyone loves it! Love making new recipes as well.

Kate F. said...

I love my mom's gingersnap cookie recipe. She always makes them during the holiday season.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm I’d have to say brown sugar and walnuts on Brie cheese baked in the oven and using apples and bread for dipping! :)

Anonymous said...

The Brie cheese comment was by Kelly McGrew! Sorry I forgot to include my name.

Kristin McCall said...

I love making peanut butter fudge.

Kayla Klontz said...

I like Snickerdoodles.

Jana Leah B said...

My mom's pound cake is my favorite. It's so yummy.

Anonymous said...

MY FAVORITE IS PEANUT BUTTER THUMBPRINTS.

Tara W said...

My favorite holiday recipe is pecan divinity fudge.

Lisa Pecora said...

I love baking snowball cookies.

Em Mahr said...

My favorite holiday recipe is shortbread cookies

Gala said...

8 layers honey cake

Stephanie Phelps said...

My favorite holiday recipe is eggnog cheesecake!

bev said...

My favorite Holiday recipe is my chocolate fudge. I make it every Christmas and it's yummy. Would love to win the cookbooks. Thanks!

Candie L said...

I love cookies; any kind of cookies. Bring them on. Thank you

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Christian A said...

I love anything with cinnamon. I love the holiday aromas.

Buddy Garrett said...

Roast Turkey is my favorite holiday recipe.

Vikki Billings said...

My favorite recipe is my great grandmothers Sugar cookie recipe!

Laura Lee said...

I love sweet potato pie!

Shea =) said...

I love making amish friendship bread with mini chocolate chips in the batter and covering the top with a cinnamon and brown sugar crumble! Sooo good!

Kathy Pease said...

I love to make cream puffs

Clair Freebie said...

My banana bread recipe! I might make a loaf or two throughout the year but for the holidays I'm getting requests for it for 3 months straight!

Leela said...

Big, soft sugar cookies.

Betty C said...

My favorite is pecan pie.

MichelleCat said...

I love to try different holiday inspired cheesecakes every year.

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