Taste of Home Cooking School Cookbook

At last, the famed Taste of Home Cooking School has its own cookbook. The Taste of Home Cooking School Cookbook, available at retailers now, is the companion to America’s wildly popular cooking school tradition, attended by nearly 5 million people over the last 20 years.

This comprehensive cookbook, available in both print and ebook, brings the best of these sought after Cooking School lessons into your very own home for the very first time. The Taste of Home Cooking School Cookbook is packed with friendly guidance and savvy advice for anyone who takes the time to cook for their family.

Whatever your skill level in the kitchen, this instructional cookbook features more than 400 easy-to-follow recipes complete with nutrition facts, which have been expertly tested and selected by Taste of Home, the number one food and entertaining magazine, read by more than 16 million. Plus, the unique “Cheat It” icon indicates especially low effort recipes that offer big rewards!

I have to say that I love this cookbook. The recipes include ingredients you already have in your home. They are foods that you would eat on a regular basis and don’t include ingredients that you are only going to buy once and never use again. This cookbook is chocked full of pictures and has jam packed the recipes in it. The directions are easy to follow and cover everything from Pesto-Turkey Layered Loaf to Hamburger Stirfry to Oregano Chicken to Honey Grilled Shrimp to Cheddar Twice Baked Potatoes. Seriously, if you can’t find something you like in this cookbook, there is something wrong with you!

Taste of Home Cooking School Cookbook is a must have cookbook in every kitchen!

The New Sonoma Cookbook

The New Sonoma Cookbook is a cookbook with over 300 delicious recipes that make it easier to stay thin and eat better. This cookbook goes to show you that you don’t have to forgo great tasting food and wine.  There are easy to prepare dishes for every course (including snacks!).  These recipes use ingredients that are wholesome.  There is everything from Sonoma Chicken Salad in Lettace Cups to a Smokey Mexican Seafood Cocktail.  There are even “express” recipes in here!  These are meals that can be made in 30 minutes or less!  Now, who can’t use those?  There are also gluten free recipes and a list of kitchen essentials.  Don’t know how to cook with wine?  There are tips for cooking with it and even wine recommendations!  My favorite recipes are the ones in here that allow leftovers for another meal!  It makes making Bill’s lunch the next day so much easier!  I love that the recipes are easy to follow, and that on the bottom of each recipe are the nutrition facts.  I highly recommend the Barbecue Pulled Pork.  It is soooooo good!

If you are looking for a cookbook that will help you eat better, I highly recommend checking out The New Sonoma Cookbook!

Quick Nutrition Facts

Are you concerned about your food and nutrition? If so, Quick Nutrition Facts is a website you need to check out. This a great site for healthy people (and not so healthy people people) to learn some quick nutrition facts.  You can learn about the nutritional value of potatoes (did you know they contain toxic compounds called glycoalkaloids?) and that an apple is 52 calories.  The list of foods on this site is amazing and completely comprehensive.  There was about 15 different ways you could look up that apple you are about to eat!  Is it frozen?  Dehydrated?

The wealth of information on this site is amazing.  They have everything listed from fruit juice to bison to acorn stew.  There is also a section that gives user a brief description of essential nutrients and a list of the top 25 foods with those nutrients. Another fun fact section shows you little known facts about foods. There are over 25 categories of different food types the user can choose from to start browsing.  Educational and fun, what more could you ask for?

What foods are you interested in learning more about?  What did you learn on Quick Nutritional Facts?