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The written word has always been a joy for me.  I can not remember a time in my life when I did not have books. Before I was able to read them, my mother read books to me. As soon as I could read independently I was never without a book in my hands or very nearby.  As years passed, writing developed into a passion for me as well. I tried novel writing while home with my two children during their early years and was challenged to focus on the craft.  I never gave up the love even when I had to give up the pursuit.  Now, with grown children and the fact I am sitting on the other side of fifty I can pursue my dream of writing.  I have continued the reading quest but now the writing is attainable as well.

Monday, November 16, 2015

The Homemade Kitchen

The Homemade Kitchen by Alana Chernila is a stunning tool for the kitchen.  Whether you are a seasoned cook, or one just learning the enjoyment of preparing meals and food for yourself, family and friends, The Homemade Kitchen will be your reference for healthy and flavorful cuisine.  The beginning of the book is filled with recipes and instructions for the basics in cooking.  Chernila even addresses this calling her chapters: Start Where You Are, Be A Beginner, and Feed Yourself.  She covers many categories throughout her book and ends appropriately with Don’t Be Afraid of Food. 
She addresses the preparation of food in a way that many who feel they can’t cook or don’t know how to cook will be able to embrace and feel comforted by her no nonsense approach.  Those who are proficient in the kitchen arts can also find recipes and hints that are helpful.  I pride myself on being an adventurous cook, and am always creating new combinations in food, yet there are recipes in the book that I am quite eager to try. I am anxious to make the cinnamon swirl bread as well as the homemade animal crackers. 

The Homemade Kitchen would make a wonderful addition to any new bride or a person just starting out on their own, as well as a confident foodie.  I would encourage all to experience the book and enjoy!

FTC disclaimer: I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review