Cook the Books! July: Gran Cocina Latina with Maricel E. Presilla

We are headed into the 2nd half of Cook the Books!  Can you believe it?  At over 850 pages, July’s selection is our largest...

July Cook the Books! Review and Wrap-up: Gran Cocina Latina

So, I’m churning this out from the road. I’m in California, with my brother and parents, working through things with my Dad. Corn tortillas are...

Cook the Books! Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones: “Daddy Tracks”

Now, I’m an ice cream snob so, while I appreciate the realm of mix-ins, the ice cream itself is lackluster at best. I am...

Cook the Books! (Final) Upcoming Books!

Several weeks ago, I announced the selections for September & October. I also promised to fill you in on the last 2 selections in...

Cook the Books! Review: Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones!

I am pretty sure at the end of every Cook the Books month I wish I had made more. August was no exception. If...

Cook the Books! November: The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook

November Cook the Books is from local restaurateur and bakery owner, Tom Douglas.  The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook.  I have high hopes for the cookbook...

September Cook the Books! Jerusalem Review and Wrap Up!

Ooooh-weeee, did I love the food and flavors this month! Though I’m still in a grief fog (understandably), I somehow managed to cook more than...

October Cook the Books! Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking Review and Wrap-up!

Fact: I had to leave the house on Tuesday to write and post our November Cook the Books selection because I can’t focus on much of...

Cook the Books! December: The Homemade Pantry!

December! A year ago, Briggs and I schemed up this little thing we later called Cook the Books. We hashed out the details over...

November Cook the Books! The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook!

Oh, Tom, how I love your food and desserts! And, what a month it was. November was the perfect month to explore The Dahlia...