Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes

All I can say is WOW! As far as cookbooks are concerned, this is a Rolls Royce! Without even opening it this cookbook is impressive! It is 889 pages of recipes. That’s 1,485 recipes at your fingertips, all in one book! Just glancing through the book I see so many recipes I want to try.
I find it a real treasure because Taste of Home has put together the very best recipes they have received over the past 20 years. I love the fact that it is a hardback, as in my experience large paperbacks don’t hold up for the long run. This is a cookbook that can be used and enjoyed for years to come! It also has something most cookbooks don’t: A pretty satin ribbon to mark your place!
While it has the usual cookbook categories (appetizers, breads, cakes, etc.) 16 in all, it has some uncommon ones. These include Breakfast and Brunch, Celebrations and Holidays, Condiments and Sauces, Cooking for One and Two, Grand Prize Winners, Mealtime Express, Mom Made it Best, Our Contributors Meals, Potluck Picks, and Sandwiches and Pizzas. You can only imagine the varieties of new recipes available in these special categories! Two categories I was especially excited about was Cooking for One and Two as we are empty-nesters, and Mealtime Express, recipes for quick meals is something we all can use! I look forward to using the Potluck section because I am always looking for new recipes for our church dinners.
The recipes were easy to read. The title is I an eye-catching blue. The ingredients are in a bold black print, making it easy to see what you need in a glance. The recipe instructions have the steps numbered for easy following. Recipes that were in the top 100 are marked with a medallion stating this. I liked the fact that each recipe has a personal story that made it memorable for the person submitting it. All color photos are beautiful, high definition, giving them a definite yummy factor. Throughout the book are helpful tips pertaining to the recipe or certain ingredients.
I believe this cookbook could easily become a family heirloom to be passed down from generation to generation. But if your kids want one “Before you’re done dust’n it”, as my mother says (which means before you pass on), it would make a fantastic gift for birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, and weddings!
This cookbook is a MUST HAVE for your collection!
That from now until September 13th Best Loved Recipes is only available through the Taste of Home website:
http://www.tasteofhome.com/best-loved-recipes/cookbook?Keycode=BLC71VH04M
When you order from the Taste of Home website you’ll get an exclusive Taste of Home Baking Guide Free and free shipping.
Come September 13th it will be released to the trade and will be available on Amazon , Barnes and Noble and where books are sold.
I received this book free from FBS Associates. 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

Adopting Darrell By Carol V. Weishampel

This book reminded me of how God equips and sends very exceptional people such as Ms. Weishample to care for children with special needs.
Darrell story is heart breaking. Premature, abused at birth, and facing countless physical and mental challenges, this precious child fought even as an infant to survive. God lovingly placed foster parents with huge hearts and mountain of commitment to care for him in his first few years.
The author was a single mom and had already adopted a child but was willing to open her heart and home to an infant with serious physical and medical needs. There is only one explanation and that is the one she shared: God had called her to do so.
This book is not only the heart wrenching story of Darrell’s difficult life. It is most of all testimony for our Heavenly Father’s love and care that surmounts all obstacles and paves the way for one who was totally helpless.
I hurt for Ms. Weishampel as she faced the maze of doctors, therapists, social workers, and agencies to get Darrell the very best of care. I was awed by her perseverance in the face of caring for mentally and physically handicapped child, with little sleep and in the addition to her other children. Her focus was on Darrell and the children, putting their needs before hers.
Her story is an amazing testimony of pure sacrifice. Her hope was focused on the Lord and her strength came from Him only, and she gives Him the glory for everything she did.
I was inspired by her faith, determination and incredible gift of putting others before herself no matter what the cost. This book is a must read!
I received this book free from Hannibal books . 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