A Recipe Book Close to My Heart

My brother-in-law Michael put this cookbook together as a Christmas gift for his mother, Glea, in 1992 and he was so nice to give a copy to each of his brother’s and sister’s families so that we could each have her delicious recipes in our own homes to enjoy throughout the years.  These are recipes that she has perfected over the years and her husband, children and anyone else who has eaten in their home have never gone away disappointed.  What a great gift!  This recipe book has been one of my most treasured possessions since the day I opened it up because it is filled with recipes from Glea along with fun little helps and pictures that just bring it to life every time I open it up. The pages are filled with love and direction on how to make delicious home cooked meals for anyone who is blessed to leaf through it’s pages....more

Ten Cookbooks You Should Have In Your Kitchen

There's something about a good cookbook: the pictures, the promise hope of good meals to come, the work and love that the author puts into each recipe. I love leafing through and marking recipes that look promising or that show pictures with beautiful food styling. Today, we are sharing 10 cookbooks we think everyone should have in their kitchen....more

Why cookbooks are awful

This weekend, I am getting rid of the majority of my cookbooks. I'm beyond fed up with them....more

Cookbook and restaurant guide spotlights some of Kentucky's best dishes

One of the perks of being a newspaper editor is sometimes receiving complimentary copies of books to review.I jumped all over the chance to get a copy of "Kentucky Back Road Restaurant Recipes: A Cookbook and Restaurant Guide," because it features several things I'm pretty enthusiastic about: my home state, off the beaten path mom and pop restaurants, and plenty of tempting recipes.The book is part travel guide, part cookbook.It features a recipe from one of Irvine's own long-time favorite establishments, the little walk-up restaurant that we call "The Twin."...more

The South In Your Mouth

   The South In Your Mouth ...more

Favorite Cookbooks: What I'm Loving Now

Aren't we all suckers for good cookbooks? I mean, who actually needs more recipes when you consider there's more of them passing in front of our eyes than we'll ever have time to make. Yet, we keep buying cookbooks. My favorite cookbooks contain recipes that inspire me to get in the kitchen, pretty pictures, and good stories. I keep my heavy-rotation cookbooks right on my kitchen counter. ...more

A Few Of My Favorite Things

I love nothing more than spending a snowy winter day with a big journal, wrapping up my year by seeing where I have been with my goals, my health, my career and/or my family and looking ahead to the following year with a fresh plan of action and aspirations.  I also like making a list of the websites, books and workshops (all related to nutrition and food of course) that have inspired me this past year. I would love to share them, my gift from me to you!Mind/Body/Sprit Books That Inspired Me:...more

Newbie Recipe Writer Seeks Your Advice!

Have you thought of doing the single picture of multiple recipes thing? Lots of magazines use ...more

Bakeless Brownies and a Review of Bakeless Sweets

You know what they say about assuming….I write this post in sincere humility, to demonstrate that even experienced bakers such as myself, who routinely instruct others of you how to bake on this website, are capable of making absolutely ridiculous mistakes. Alas. And sometimes we even do it when it really counts, such as when celebrating our daughter’s 8th birthday. - See more at: http://thespicedlife.com/2013/06/bakeless-brownies-review-of-bakeless-sweets.html#sthash.HKnfWi9J.dpuf...more