Saturday, September 8, 2012

Book Review - "Taste of Home - Best Loved Recipes"

Taste of Home: Best Loved Recipes
1485 Favorites from the World's #1 Food & Entertaining Magazine
By Taste of Home
Published by Reader's Digest
Hardcover: 928 pages
September 13, 2012; $34.99 US/$39.95 CAN; 9780898219913

What is Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes?
  • Taste of Home is America's connection to the personal recipes of people who cook at home as a way to bring family and friends together, particularly at the holidays.
  • This special collection includes more than 1,400 of the most requested, most beloved dishes, all submitted by Taste of Home readers
  • Each recipe has been evaluated and selected by Taste of Home, which ensures that it can be prepared with affordable everyday ingredients.
  • Practical and proven tips to help every kind of cook enjoy perfect results every time
  • Personal stories and memories from contributors are sprinkled throughout
  • Prep/Cook Times
  • Top 100 favorite recipes marked with an icon
  • Everyday ingredients
  • Easy-to-follow directions
  • How-to photos and cooking tips
  • Personal stories
  • Ribbon marker
Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes at a Glance
26 chapters inspired by the most popular magazine features

  • Chapters include some of the most cherished magazine features from over the years including: Mom Made it Best, Our Favorite Contributor's Meals, Mealtime Express, Cooking for One or Two, Grand-Prize Winners, Potluck Picks
About Taste of Home
Taste of Home is America's connection to the personal recipes of people who cook at home as a way to bring family and friends together, particularly at the holidays. Each year, thousands of people from across the United States and Canada submit more than 40,000 recipes, of which 3,000 are published. Every recipe that is published is carefully evaluated and selected by the Taste of Home Test Kitchen, which ensures that it can be prepared with affordable, everyday ingredients. Taste of Home content is available in print; online at; in books; via digital download on iPad, mobile apps and Kindle; and Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Obtain a subscription or on your favorite digital download device.

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My Review:

This cookibook is filled with so many great recipes!  I have enjoyed going through the pages, making note of recipes I want to try (which are many!).  This book is a collection of the best loved recipes that have been included in the Taste of Home magazine for the past 20 years. The year that the recipe was originally published is included with each recipe and also a comment made by the person who submitted the recipe which I love reading. This is a big cookbook and collection of recipes, but they are well-organized into different sections, so it is not an overwhelming book to pick up and try to find a recipe in.  Although not each recipe is pictured, there are pictures of select recipes included throughout the book. The "Mom Made it Best" section is a great one and very useful for busy nights and days of not having time or wanting to have to plan out a meal, as the whole meal is included from the main dish to the dessert!  This is an excellent cookbook as it has recipes for every occassion and meal and the recipes use "everyday" ingredients, but at the same time there are recipes when you need something just a little extra special as well!  This would make a great bridal shower or wedding gift as it would be a great starter cookbook.

****  Until September 13th Best Loved Recipes is only available through the Taste of Home website:

When you order from the Taste of Home website you'll get an exclusive Taste of Home Baking Guide Free and free shipping.

Come September 13th it will be released to the trade and will be available on Amazon , Barnes and Noble and where books are sold.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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