Sunday, August 12, 2012

Blog Tour: Food Family Style

About the Book:
In a time when the family meal is increasingly losing out to music lessons, sports practices, and the general busyness of life, it's time to rediscover the joys of cooking and eating together as a family. Time may be short and budgets may be tight, but these 365 mouthwatering recipes are sure to draw families into the kitchen and around the table day after day. From tasty breakfasts, soups, and salads to sumptuous main dishes and desserts, Food Family Style delivers just what readers' families ordered.

Throughout the book are symbols indicating recipes that double easily, freeze well, are gluten-free or vegetarian, can be made in a slow cooker, and more. And since there's more to mealtime than just the food, this innovative book also includes tips about how to involve kids in meal preparation, meaningful conversation starters, and simple ideas to bring warmth to your home.

My Comments:
This is one of those practical cookbooks catering to moms who have to put dinner on the table every night--dinner that kids will eat--as opposed to gourmet cooks.  Most of the recipes are things I've seen before in church cookbooks and the like but Leigh Oliver Vickery notes which ones freeze well, which are vegetarian and which are double well.  

As part of this review, I made three recipes.  The first was Fettuccine with Ham and Peas:
Making the Sauce

Mix the sauce and pasta

Plated and ready to eat

She likes it!
The second was Grandma Helen's Praline Wafers:
Before they go in the oven
Quality control
After baking

 The final recipe was East Fruit Cobbler, which I made with blueberries
First the Blueberries--I used frozen

Put the batter on top; sprinkle with sugar

After baking

Ready to Eat!
I made all of these yesterday and today.  None are left in my house; all were eaten.  Enough said--almost.  As part of this tour, I have permission to publish one recipe.  Leave a comment and let me know which of these three recipes you want me to share.  On August 17, I'll publish the recipe for which most people vote.

I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available.  Grade B+.


  1. The cobbler looks beautiful, but I'm more curious about the praline recipe. Anything titled with a claim from a Grandmother has got to be good!

  2. Cobbler! Cobbler! Cobbler! :)

  3. They all look delicious! I'd vote for the cobbler too. :)

  4. Praline wafers! I already have an awesome cobbler recipe from a Junior League cookbook :)

  5. RAnn, I'd love to have the recipe for the praline wafers. All of them look good.


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