Monday, March 1, 2010

Grandma's Back to Basics All Natural More Than Just A Cookbook by Teresa Thompson

Grandma's Back To Basics All Natural More Than Just a Cookbook 
By Teresa Thompson

About The Book:
Grandma’s Back to Basics All Natural More Than Just a Cookbook really is more than just a cookbook. Not only is this cookbook filled with many delicious recipes but it is also chock full of helpful notes and hints. Thompson shares lots of suggestions and solutions with the cook about common cooking concerns. Among the hundreds of tips included in this book are how to remove the smell of fish while baking, how to easily peel potatoes, a safe way to wash fruits and vegetables to remove pesticides, and suggestions on how to prevent pies from spilling over during baking.

This book will be a beneficial resource to anyone who, like the author, suffers from food allergies or who wants to eat natural foods. This cookbook contains a variety of recipes that are well suited for the novice cook as well as many dishes better suited for the more experienced cooks.

About the Author: Teresa Thompson was born in Metamora, Ohio, the third of eleven children. As a result, the author’s loving of cooking began at an early age. Having suffered from food allergies for many years, Ms. Thompson was inspired to share her experiences and recipes.

A resident of Michigan since the 1950s, Thompson has been an active member of the Elks auxiliary and the Kiwanis Club. She and her husband enjoy traveling and have visited all fifty states, six Canadian provinces, and several regions of Central and South America.

My Thoughts:
Get ready for some good, down-home recipes that you'll enjoy cooking and eating. I was delighted to find many of the dishes I enjoyed as a child in this cookbook. Both my Grandmother and Mother were great cooks. When they stepped into the kitchen, you knew you were in for a tasty meal. Sometimes the aromas would drive us kids crazy, especially when they were making molasses cookies, one of my favorites. You must try the recipe in this cookbook, it's exceptional.

My family has always enjoyed gravy and sauces with their meals. I discovered some really good ones in this cookbook. Try the Apricot sauce, Caramel sauce, and the Marshmallow sauce, so good!

I appreciated the author's explanation of her inspiration for this cookbook. Suffering from extreme food allergies forced her to go back to the basics, when processed foods with their additives, preservative, etc., were not on the grocery store shelf or the dinner table. Another thing you'll appreciate is that the substitutions and options are not foreign or exotic choices but things easily purchased and used. With 280 pages, I found many recipes that I'm going to incorporate into my menus. We could all benefit from eating healthier, and Teresa Thompson's cookbook is a good place to start.

 

     I received a complimentary copy of this cookbook as a member of the    
    Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team.  Visit dorrancebookstore.com
    to learn how you can become a member of the Book Review Team.

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