Cookbook Corner – How to Set A Table

My latest “Cookbook Corner” is not exactly a cookbook as it is a “how to” book that should be in everybody’s kitchens. Read on and let me explain. 

“How to Set A Table”

This fabulous book is small in size but large in information! I have always been fascinated with table settings and I think my curiosity began when I would attend parties when I was younger – probably too young to actually be in attendance – with my family, and or my Grandma, and there would be so many pieces of silverware! I remember looking at everything all displayed so elegantly and wondering why a person would need so many pieces of silverware and trying to mimic the adults and how they were eating and with what.

This book lays everything out in what it takes to set a table. There are detailed instructions, photographs and explanations as to what goes where and why. There are different settings listed, tips on napkin folding, types of glassware, how to mix and match formal, elegant and casual and even a section on coffee tables. This is the perfect book for those who are curious as to how to set a table, would make a perfect wedding present tied in with some table setting pieces or perhaps even just a guide for you to leaf through to gather ideas and inspirations.

To buy “How to Set A Table” click here – 

The personal views and reviews of this blog are mine and mine alone. Any opinion or thought expressed are strictly my own. Shout out and special thanks to Blogging for Books for this opportunity. More information can be found by emailing me your questions.

Blaise 

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Blaise the Baker Dessert First featured on Bundtlust – Cookbook Review

BundtLust Blaise the Baker Dessert First
(Photo by: Sarah Hodge for bundtlust.com)

I woke up this morning to some FABULOUS news!!! My cookbook “Blaise the Baker Dessert First” has been featured on “Bundtlust”! I love http://bundtlust.com for the latest cookbooks and cookbook reviews and think highly of Sarah’s reviews… It still seems like a DREAM to see MY cookbook featured on her site! Somebody pinch me, I must be dreaming!

I am blown away and completely flattered by Sarah’s review of my cookbook and can we talk about the photos? How fabulous are these pictures? 

She did an awesome job!

I am so excited about this! Please click here to see her review of my cookbook…

“Blaise the Baker – Dessert First!” review

Thanks again Sarah – I am honored and thankful…

Blaise

Cookbook Corner – Twelve Recipes

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“Twelve Recipes” By: Cal Peternell

My friend, Ina Garten, recommended this book to me. Ok – so she is only a friend in my imagination…and she did not really recommend the book to ME (one on one). What really happened was…Ina posted a picture of this cookbook on her Instagram page (@InaGarten) and I seen it – had to have it – and LOVE it… So…now that we have THAT out of the way… This book is delicious…and now I am recommending this book to YOU! I read through this book like a novel – from start to finish. The recipes are amazing, the photographs are amazing (they really let you in on Cal’s life at home with his friends and family – I loved them) and the tips and tricks that are spread out in this book are phenomenal. Once you get this book, you really need to read it from cover to cover. I so enjoyed it – and marked the recipes I wanted to try along the way.

The book is divided up into the categories of “toast, eggs, beans, salad dressings and what to dress, pasta with tomato, pasta otherwise, rice and polenta and mashed potatoes, vegetables, roast chicken, braising, grilling, three sauces and cake.”

Can we talk just a minute about having a whole section on “toast”!? Genius! Not many people know this about me – but I love toast – LOVE toast. Cal shows different ways of topping toast, that almost turns the toast and it’s toppings into a meal!

Delicious, comforting, recipes such as scrambled eggs, fried eggs, frittatas, bean soups, creamy mustard dressing, marinara, beans and greens, zucchini pasta, mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, braised chicken legs, braised duck legs, chocolate mistake cake, cake-cake, blackberry crisp and sesame cookies fill this unique book.

I highly recommend this beautiful book for those who love to cook and for those who love to share their love and passion for food with others.

To buy “Twelve Recipes”, please click here…
http://www.amazon.com/Twelve-Recipes-Cal-Peternell/dp/0062270303/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1428026256&sr=8-1&keywords=twelve+recipes

The personal views and reviews of this blog are mine and mine alone. Any opinion or thought expressed are strictly my own. More information can be found by emailing me your questions. Shout out and special thanks to William Morrow Cookbooks and Cal Peternell for this opportunity.

Blaise

Cookbook Corner – LARD

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“Lard: The Lost Art of Cooking with Your Grandmother’s Secret Ingredient” By: The Editors of GRIT Magazine.

I LOVE this cookbook! I know – big surprise, right!? Every single recipe in this cookbook contains lard – and THAT simple fact is what makes me love this cookbook! Ha! I remember my Grandma always using lard – still does – and I remember being interested and fascinated even way back then about why she was using lard, what it did, and what was the difference between lard and butter!?

This cookbook contains DELICIOUS recipes for things such as homemade biscuits, banana bread, applesauce doughnuts, berry muffins, hot cross buns, iced cinnamon rolls, fried okra, sweet potato fries, green beans, carrot fries, cauliflower, fried green tomatoes, stuffed mushrooms, fresh corn pot pie, baked steak, make-ahead chili, chicken and dumplings, southern fried chicken, country fried chicken, baked tuna, crab cakes, wartime sugar cookies, school day cookies, Grandma’s ice box cookies, peanut butter cookies, chocolate caramel swirl bars, peanut butter brownies, oatmeal bars, cherry custard pie, green tomato pie, fudge cake, blackberry cake, strawberry soda pop cake, buttermilk pound cake, banana butter crunch and apple pizza.

The secret ingredient in this cookbook?! Lard – and you will love it…

To buy “Lard”, please click here…
http://www.amazon.com/Lard-Cooking-Grandmothers-Secret-Ingredient/dp/1449409741/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1428025638&sr=1-1&keywords=lard+the+lost+art+of+cooking+with+your+grandmother%27s+secret+ingredient

The personal views and reviews of this blog are mine and mine alone. Any opinion or thought expressed are strictly my own. More information can be found by emailing me your questions. Shout out and special thanks to the Editors of GRIT magazine for this opportunity.

Blaise