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“What we all want, really, is to be loved. That craving drives our worst behavior.” ― Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

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  I love Chrissy Teigen! She is always bubbly and happy at least on camera. She never hides the fact that she loves food and honestly, that is something people like me like to hide. I have always been a bigger person and its normal for me to want to hide the fact that i thoroughly enjoy food. In her cookbook it shows where she came from and where that love of food came from.

From reading this book i have come to a few conclusions. 1: Chrissy Teigens life revolves mainly around family. 2: She prides herself in cooking all of her meals herself, which, lets be honest, as a celebrity it would be so much easier to hire someone and let them cook for you. and 3: she likes to live a simple life.

Every recipe she has in this book seems fairly easy to replicate and a lot of them have minimal ingredients which is nice for our family because it makes cooking meals for five to eight people easy and still pretty cheap. In our household we have five people, sometimes sic in our household throughout the week and eight people total on the weekends, plus and toddler. Money for groceries add up and the list we make each week is thoroughly plotted out and meticulously planned with a set price in mind and we hardly ever go over our $75- $80 a week budget.

Some of these recipes are mainly for couples but if its just you and your significant other it would be perfect for you to add a little variety to your weekly menu! So if thats the case or you just like collecting cookbooks like me, pick it up! Ill leave the description below and link for anybody who would be interested in checking it out! Keep reading my lovelies!

~Synopsis~

   Maybe she’s on a photo shoot in Zanzibar. Maybe she’s making people laugh on TV. But all Chrissy Teigen really wants to do is talk about dinner. Or breakfast. Lunch gets some love, too.
For years, she’s been collecting, cooking, and Instagramming her favorite recipes, and here they are: from breakfast all day to John’s famous fried chicken with spicy honey butter to her mom’s Thai classics.
Salty, spicy, saucy, and fun as sin (that’s the food, but that’s Chrissy, too), these dishes are for family, for date night at home, for party time, and for a few life-sucks moments (salads). You’ll learn the importance of chili peppers, the secret to cheesy-cheeseless eggs, and life tips like how to use bacon as a home fragrance, the single best way to wake up in the morning, and how not to overthink men or Brussels sprouts. Because for Chrissy Teigen, cooking, eating, life, and love are one and the same.

~Buying link~

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B012KJXFNW/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?ie=UTF8&btkr=1

 

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” A little bit of chicken fried, Cold beer on a Friday night!”

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One of our families favorite things to make for a dinner is fried chicken. We dont do it often because it takes sooooo much to feed everyone! When we do make it though, its a four to five hour experience. We have at least three different ways of making it and each time we switch off between those three recipes. This last week I picked Fried Chicken By Rebecca Lang from Blogging For Books because in my opinion you can never have to many fried chicken recipes. Its not a bad book to have in our household of five people because ninety percent of the time we have Tims family here. So most of the time its not just the five of us… it can be anywhere from five people to ten people and everyone likes something a little.

This cookbook is split into three chapters; chapter one is skillet fried chicken, chapter two is deep fried and chapter three is combination fried. Now i myself only always skillet fry my chicken but i like the idea of different fry techniques. It also covers the different types of oils to cook with, how to cut up a bird, as well as proper oil temps. My only problem with this book is that a lot of these recipes dont really look like fried chicken. They look amazing, just not like fried chicken.

Amazon Buying Link:

http://www.amazon.com/Fried-Chicken-Recipes-Crunchy-Comfort-Food/dp/1607747243

What are you making in your kitchen? Blogging for books review: In the Test Kitchen by Tyler Florence

   Growing up, I learned to cook early. Working in the care home took knowing how to put together three full square meals a day and for so many people at once. At the time I can honestly say… I hated it! Now, I realize my mom taught me soooo much!
    This Thanksgiving our house hosted for my fiancés family. Everything was going great! We did all preparations the night before, like cutting the veggies, boiling eggs, those types of things, so most everything was easy. While I was sitting at our dinning room table reading my latest book, I heard what sounded like water boiling over, I’m not ashamed to say that it happens sometimes in our house, I look back to the kitchen and see smoke billowing out of the top of our stove! Our oven caught fire due to way way WAY to much butter! And it happened a couple times before we realized what the problem was. Everything turned out fine though and we had a wonderful dinner. Afterwards I made some much needed family calls!
   My latest Blogging For Books addition is In The Test Kitchen by Tyler Florence. In this book Tyler Florence aims to create better versions of old classic recipes. I love the idea behind this book. When I first opened it I thought this kind of reminds me of a journal, I mean honestly how cool would it be to own a 5 star chefs personal cookbook!? Tyler Florence gives so many ways to make comfort foods, holiday foods, and just plain family dinner foods so much more enjoyable! I think to anyone who loves to cook or anyone who goes to potluck style gathering often this would be a great book to have laying around your kitchen. I can bet any recipe you introduce to people from this book will start a great conversation! Don’t forget, as always, the buying link will be below. Check it out, you just might like it. And of course Happy Reading Loves!

http://www.amazon.com/Insiade-Test-Kitchen-Perfected