Monday, August 6, 2012

Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes Review & #Giveaway

You'll recall how much I loved the Taste of Home Cooking School Cookbook.  So I was thrilled to have the chance to review Best Loved Recipes, also from Taste of Home.

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading through this book!  Best Loved Recipes contains nearly 1500 favorite recipes.  Some are easy, and some are more challenging, which makes this a good book for most cooks.  In the sidebars are tips and comments on the recipes.

Best Loved Recipes contains 26 chapters.  Some are the ones you'd expect:  Appetizers, Beef, Pies & Tarts.  Some are less common:  Celebrations & Holidays, Grand-Prize Winners, Our Contributors' Meals.

Some of the specialized chapters would be very useful for cooks with special circumstances, such as Cooking for One or Two.  Mealtime Express has quick meals, and Potluck Picks has given me some ideas (other than lasagna) to take to potluck dinners.

Not every recipe has a photo, but photo sections appear throughout the book, and the photos have page numbers so you can easily locate the corresponding recipes.

Yesterday I baked Home-Style Yeast Bread, and it made two of the highest, lightest, tenderest loaves of bread I'd ever made!  This is the smaller of the two, if you can imagine that.  I used a little extra yeast, because my yeast was expired, but look at this:

white bread

Best Loved Recipes is currently available only on the Taste of Home website.  When you order, you will receive free shipping and a free Taste of Home Baking Guide.  After September the book will be available from Amazon and other retailers.

Thanks to the publisher, I have the chance to give away a copy of Best Loved Recipes to one lucky winner! Enter using Rafflecopter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway
More details: Open to residents of USA and Canada, age 18 or older. Giveaway ends 8/24/12 at 12:01am (Eastern time). Winner will be chosen at random and will be notified by email.  Winner must claim prize within 48 hours, or another winner will be chosen.  Reader's Digest and FSB Associates are responsible for prize fulfillment.  Void where prohibited.

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book, at no cost to me, for review purposes.  I was not required to write a positive review, and all opinions in this post are my own.


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