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Twenty Dinners {CookBook Review}

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 5:30 PM

 There's no question that chefs, actors, and musicians have more in common than we think. What once used to be a surprise…is now becoming the norm…celebrities putting on their chef’s hat and let their alter ego take over in a cookbook or cooking show. So what h...

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CookBook Review: Crazy Dumplings

Posted on July 20, 2015 at 8:30 AM

If you love dumplings…and I know you do…then you will definitely love the book Crazy Dumplings by Amanda Roberts. Of course Crazy Dumplings is not new to the scene, this cookbook made its debut in 2014 and it is 178 pages of yummy…delicious…and innovative recipes that will definitely make you see dumplings in a whole new light.


Crazy Dum...

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The Healthy Mind Cookbook (Cookbook Review)

Posted on March 8, 2015 at 10:05 PM


Authors of “The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen” Rebecca Katz and Mat Edelson bring us back to the kitchen one more time with their newest cookbook “The Healthy Mind Cookbook.” The cookbook made its debut on February 10, 2015 and trust me….eating healthy has never tasted s...

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Posted on February 12, 2015 at 7:45 AM


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The Tucci Table...(CookBook Review)

Posted on December 8, 2014 at 5:00 PM

I was gifted a copy of “The Tucci Table: Cooking with Family and Friends” by Stanley Tucci by Gallery Books.


There is only one word I can use to des...

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At the Emperor's Table (CookBook Review)

Posted on December 3, 2014 at 2:10 AM

Of course, you probably won’t find Valentino in an apron cooking in the kitchen, but he does come up with some breathtaking tablescapes for entertaining. "At the Emperor's Table" is a cookbook like no other cookbook you have ever encountered.



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Inside The Test Kitchen (CookBook Review)

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Tyler Florence, Food Network Star, Chef, and Author… has added a new edition to his family of cookbooks. His newest edition “Inside The Test Kitchen” made its debut on October 28, 2014, and this cookbook has taken comfort food… to infinity and beyond.

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eat (Cookbook Review)

Posted on November 5, 2014 at 1:00 AM

When I received this cookbook I was surprised how exceptionally small this book was, with 600 recipes I was expecting something huge. However, I could not stop thinking how this book reminded me of those Holy Bibles you still find in some of those fancy hotels.


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Prune (CookBook Debut)

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 3:00 AM


From Gabrielle Hamilton, bestselling author of Blood, Bones & Butter, comes her eagerly anticipated cookbook debut filled with signature recipes from her celebrated New York City restaurant Prune, her cookbook "Prune" will hit the shelves of bookstores on November 4, 2014.

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Extreme Brownie (Cookbook Review)

Posted on October 8, 2014 at 2:00 AM

If Heaven had a name it would be “Extreme Brownie” by Connie Weis. This cookbook has every brownie recipe that you could ever imagine, and I had a very hard time deciding which brownie recipe to try first. Of course, I had volunteers to help me choose, and we decided on a recipe called “kitty kat krunc...

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Sharing Morocco...(CookBook Review)

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Morocco….just the very word conjures up images of exotic jewels, beautiful colors, tantalizing music, and exotic spices and foods. Ruth Barnes gives us a round trip ticket to the world of Morocco and brings Morocco and it’s culture…and culinary world… to o...

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DOWNTOWN ITALIAN (Cookbook Review)

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 6:20 AM

Three of the most inventive young restaurateurs in New York's vibrant East and West Villages has come together among the picturesque brownstones of New York’s West Village to present to you 100 contemporary Italian-inspired cocktails, antipasti, pastas, main courses and desserts...

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Sugar RUSH (Cookbook Review)

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:00 PM

The Publishers of the Crown Publishing Group has… done…it…Again!

They have gifted this sweetaholic the ultimate cookbook that will definitely cause… a Sugar Rush! If you reme...

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Flour + Water (Cookbook Review)

Posted on September 26, 2014 at 4:45 AM

Did you know that there is an Eighty (80) ...Twenty (20)...Rule for cooking pasta.

80% pasta boiling in water and then 20% in a pan sauce…resulting in flavorful pasta.

San Francisco Restaurant “flour +water” opened its doors in 2009 and

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ONE POT:From The Kitchens Of Martha Stewart Living

Posted on September 21, 2014 at 5:45 AM

All Hail the Queen!

Martha Stewart is back with her brand new cookbook “One Pot: From The Kitchen Of Martha Stewart Living” gifted to me by the Crown Publishing Group...just in time for our out...

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Shake (CookBook Review/Cocktail Recipes)

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 6:10 PM


♫ Shake, shake, shake, Senora, shake your body line♫

♫Shake, shake, shake, Senora, shake it all the time♫ (Harry Belafonte - Jump In Line (Shake, Shake Senora)


If you love cocktails…and who doesn’t…then this cocktail book is definitely for you.

“Shake” fro...

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North:The New Nordic Cuisine Iceland (CookBook Review)

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 8:45 AM

If you love the breathtaking landscapes of Iceland…and I know you do…then you will love “North:The New Nordic Cuisine of Iceland” gifted to me by Ten Speed Press. North is a culinary invitation to the culinary world of Iceland… and the recipes and the accompanied photographs are as breathtaking as the scenery that Iceland has to...

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Beyond the Pasta (Book Review Update)

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 12:20 AM

Post Updated to Feature Cookbook

"Beyond the Pasta" was gifted to me by publishing company Gemelli Press LLC., written by fellow blogger, chef, traveler and author Mark Leslie.  When I first received this cookbook I didn’t know what to expect, this is definitely not your average cookbook, it’s a...

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Sweet (CookBook Review)

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 10:10 AM

What do you get when you have a sweetaholic gifted with a cookbook from the Food Network with the title “Sweet”?


You get the ultimate sweet tooth fantasy…turning this sweetaholic into the ultimate sugar babe in the kitch...

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Loving Yourself to Great Health...(Book Review)

Posted on September 4, 2014 at 5:35 AM

Louise Hay Author and Inspirational Speaker, and Founder of the love yourself movement that blossomed with her support group Hay Rides, a support group for people living with H.I.V or AIDS…is at it again…this time helping us love ourselves to gre...

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