Happy Monday friends! I am sitting here all cozy in our home office because it is finally freezing outside. I am all bundled up and writing this while sipping coffee that is topped of with white chocolate peppermint creamer (I am so ready for Christmas!)...the best way to start a day! Anyways, this weekend was a great one, my brother and sister came in town to visit us, and while I ended up getting sick Friday night, it was still so wonderful to spend time with my siblings! I was able to play hostess and loved every minute. We had more visitors over the weekend than just my family due to MSU's homecoming game! We had Ben's dad and brother stop by, two groomsmen, and my family coming in and out.
So naturally I whipped up a few things to make everyone feel at home. I made homemade hot chocolate and homemade marshmallows to sip on, and roasted potatoes and grilled chicken for lunches! I love feeding the ones that I love with food from our kitchen. To me it means so much more than just sharing...it truly is a way I can present the Gospel to those that come in our home. Our Holy Father has provided richly for us as his Children, and when people step into our home and I hope they feel richly provided for in many ways!
The kitchen has become my favorite place to be since becoming a wife. I LOVE it, and I am always looking for ways to learn more about cooking. So when I heard about
and realized I could write reviews on cookbooks I was dying to have, I was in. (Thanks
for the suggestion!)
My first cookbook to receive for review was The Kitchn Cookbook. And man oh man, can I just say I am in love! This is so much more than your average recipe book. The kitchen is a huge resource for those new to cooking. It is like google for cooks! The Kitchn covers everything from stocking a pantry and cleaning your kitchen to the basics of cooking and great recipes! It is a gold mine, and a must have for every kitchen!
My favorite part is the recipe section, because most of the recipes are simple, but elegant and really sophisticated while not being obscure in their ingredient list! I love that! I have already used the recipe for homemade fresh pizza sauce and tweaked it a little more to our liking! I cannot wait to cook more recipes from this book.
The pictures in the book also appeal to be in a big way! The kitchens pictured inside the pages are beautiful and so full of character. This is one of those cookbooks that could almost double as a coffee table book or the one cookbook you would want to keep out on display in your kitchen all the time. It is just beautiful. The quality of the pages and pictures are wonderful. I could look through this book over and over again! (I kinda have a thing for pretty cookbooks, see picture below)
The Kitchn Cookbook has taken a spot next to my favorites and I plan on using it all the time. I could not recommend this cookbook more highly to every single one of you! New cooks to seasoned pros this is a great cookbook for everyone!