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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

THE LOVING KITCHEN: Downright Delicious Southern Recipes to Share with Family, Friends, and Neighbors By LeAnne Rice

I’ve collected my share of cookbooks over the years and this one will be added to my favorites.  This is truly a practical and easy to use cookbook that will enable you to create many mouth-watering and memorable meals.  The easy to follow recipes will make your kitchen feel warm and cozy and will certainly wake up your taste buds.  Many of the recipes can be turned into a full course meal by adding some of your own favorite side dishes. 

The Loving Kitchen by LeAnn RiceThe recipes are organized into 7 categories:
Morning Fare
Bountiful Breads
Starters and Salads
Soups and Sandwiches
Vegetables and Sides

There are notes and tips, for easy reference, to help you create the best dishes possible.  And there is also some Scripture sprinkled throughout.  You are encouraged to cook from your heart by adding love.

We certainly live in a fast paced world, but mealtime can be a time to share good food and conversation with family and friends.  This cookbook will be loved by both beginners and experienced cooks.  It would make a wonderful gift and I highly recommend.  5 stars.
 I received a complimentary copy of this cookbook in exchange for an honest review from BookLook Bloggers. 

Publisher:  Thomas Nelson
Pages:  272
Release Date:  May 20, 2014
Genre:  Cooking 

LeAnn Rice
About the Author:  Cookbook author, LeAnn Rice, has a heart for welcoming the neighbor, nurturing the family, and feeding the community. She reaches tens of thousands through her popular food blog, To LeAnn, cooking is about so much more than food. It's about inviting others to share your table. Her first book, The Loving Kitchen, is LeAnn's way of inviting you to pull up a chair at hers. 

LeAnn has always felt at home in the kitchen with her fondest memories revolving around food, friends, and family. She did spend a few years as a caterer and event planner but quickly discovered that cooking and serving for money wasn't the same as doing it out of love. 

LeAnn, her son and their ornery cat live down south in sweet tea country. The longer she lives in North Carolina, the more her tongue seems to curl as she talks. And she's just fine with that. Bless her heart.