Category Archives: Reviews

December Cook the Books! The Homemade Pantry Review and Wrap-Up!

People. It is January. This means that Cook the Books has come to an end!  I guessed that December would be a very slow month for Cook the Books and likely low on participation and that ended up being true. … Continue reading

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November Cook the Books! The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook!

Oh, Tom, how I love your food and desserts! And, what a month it was. November was the perfect month to explore The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook with all the pies, tarts, and brunch-type foods. So, let’s get right to it, shall … Continue reading

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October Cook the Books! Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking Review and Wrap-up!

Fact: I had to leave the house on Tuesday to write and post our November Cook the Books selection because I can’t focus on much of anything.  My decision-making ability of late is also questionable. For example, instead of heading over to … Continue reading

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July Cook the Books! Review and Wrap-up: Gran Cocina Latina

So, I’m churning this out from the road. I’m in California, with my brother and parents, working through things with my Dad. Painful things, like end-of-life decisions, hospice, and grief. Sweet things, like snuggles, hand-holding, and head rubbing. And, that … Continue reading

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Cook the Books! Review: Asian Dumplings

After a slow start, I got into the swing of dumplings. Like I mentioned, I had been fairly nervous because of my perception that ingredients would be difficult to find (they weren’t) or that the dough would be tricky (it … Continue reading

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