Love Of Cooking: Labor Day (Love of Cooking: Holiday Series Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Well, trust Maggie to come to the rescue! In this cookbook, her main dishes are classics (but worth celebrating) and they'll get you out of the burgers-and-dogs rut. Most of these recipes are spicy but not too hot. I'm pretty sure you could leave the peppers out of most of the main dish recipes, if you're not a fan of barbecued meals with extra sizzle. Maggie seems to specialize in down-home recipes that can be adapted to any menu.
But, for me, the trimmings really make this book a worthwhile purchase. I'm delighted to finally have a pineapple salsa recipe that doesn't just substitute pineapples for peppers (or add pineapple to the peppers). Maggie's recipe uses ingredients that will enhance the pineapple flavor without making it too sweet, and nicely accent whatever main dish you add it to. (In this case, Maggie shares a good, simple pork chop recipe.)
The iced brownies recipe features an ingredient that hadn't crossed my mind, to keep the brownies moist and "just right" (as Goldilocks would say) for the icing. If, like me, you're accustomed to cake brownies that don't really work with icing, you (and your kids) will be very pleased with Maggie's recipe.
Likewise, Maggie's grilled garlic bread recipe brings some extra flavoring that hadn't occurred to me. With a beef dish -- like her pot roast recipe (cooked on the grill) -- it sounds like the perfect accent, far better than the Texas toast garlic bread I usually serve with grilled beef.
And, as someone who's been making homemade ice cream since forever, the peach ice cream recipe impressed me. Once again, Maggie's recipe includes a flavoring that made me stop, blink, and wonder, "Why didn't I think of that?" It's definitely in the "secret ingredient" category, because no one has mentioned this when I've asked them how their peach ice cream tastes so good.
My attitude towards Kindle cookbooks is: If I discover just one new recipe that becomes an instant "family favorite," the purchase was worthwhile.
In this case, like with Maggie's other cookbooks, I've found at least three or four recipes that I know my family will love. The trimmings -- the extras I'll cook in my kitchen when I'm not lighting the grill -- make this cookbook a real delight.
And, gosh it's nice to have recipes that will become Labor Day classics for our family!
Actually the recipes look to be perfect for any occasion!
This cookbook is full of delicious recipes from appetizers and drinks,
to side dishes main dishes as well as desserts.
I am particularly looking forward to trying the Party Sticks,
Susan's Summer Salad, and ALL of the desserts. My mouth was watering
while reading the " Grasshopper Pie" recipe.
One thing I really appreciate about this book is that Maggie Brooks
provides a link back to the main menu from all of her recipes.
This makes it so easy to go back and forth and saves so much time.
If you're looking for some fresh ideas and new recipes I highly recommend
you pick up The Love of Cooking : Labor Day. With so many great recipes to
choose from, there's no need to wait til Labor Day to enjoy them!
Thanks for sharing your recipes!
There is a bit of everything in this book and it all looks so good it's hard to decide what to make next. Maggie has done a great job of providing even more excellent recipes and I'm sure this book will become another best seller for her. It certainly has all the ingredients to make it one of those can't-do-without cookbooks.
International Best Selling Cookbook Author