My Freezer Cookbook – Revised & Expanded

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Great news! My freezer cookbook has been revised and expanded. Pre-order your copy of Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook today! This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of these links, I may be paid a small amount in advertising fees. Pesto Penne and Cheese Freezer meals have saved […]

Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less is Here!

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I’m super excited to tell you about my new cookbook, Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less. It’s being released on Tuesday! I’ve been keeping this a little hush-hush for awhile because I find it really annoying to hear about a book that you have to wait six months to read. There is something […]

Favorite Cookbooks: What are Yours?

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Cookbooks can play an important part in our relationships as well as the food we put on the table. Favorite cookbooks are worth more than their purchase price. Cookbooks have personality. They become a part of our family. I know that I can get lost for hours, browsing my cookbook collection because it evokes so many memories. […]

Cookbooks: How to Get the Most Out of Them

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Cookbooks are fun for reading and gaining cooking knowledge. But are you getting the most out of your collection? How can you maximize your cookbooks?

Real Life: My Vintage Cookbook Collection

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Vintage cookbooks are not just tools. They hold memories and experiences.

12 Favorite Cookbooks that I Actually Use

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Here are my 12 favorite cookbooks or books about food that I use regularly. Add one to your collection and chuck five that you never cook from.

Best 100 Juices for Kids, You Know, That Book I Wrote

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I’ve been contemplating for weeks how to do this whole book launch thing. You know when my first book (Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook) came out it was kinda anti-climactic. I didn’t go on any book tours. Leno and Letterman didn’t call. And my local bookstore didn’t even have the book in stock […]

Three Favorite Food Philosophy Books

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Over the years, books have shaped my philosophies about many things, including how I eat. Here’s a review of my top three. I’ve always been a book lover. Sometimes to the detriment of my health, or at least my sleep. But contrary to burning the midnight oil is the knowledge that I gain to improve […]

Cookbook Review: A Feast of Soups

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This is one of my favorite cookbooks. Yes, really. It doesn’t look like anything special, does it? It looks like something you’d find at the Goodwill, doesn’t it? Or your gramma’s basement. We got it for a wedding gift with a large soup ladle. That’s my kind of gift! But, A Feast of Soups is […]

Learn to Cook Without Taking a Class

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Hubs and I have been scouring the San Diego landscape for good cheap eats. We’ve come up disappointed on a number of occasions. He said, God bless him, “Maybe you’re just getting to be a better cook and so eating at home just tastes better.” See why I married him? Anyway, I’m over at Food […]