Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Chewy Brownie Cookies from Taste of Home Best Loved Recipies

Once upon a time, not so very long ago, a nice lady named  Leyane Jerejian who works for  FSB Associates  offered me a cookbook for review.  Upon receipt thereof, my assistant determined that Chewy Brownie Cookies would be our test recipe.  You can get the recipe on the Taste of Home Website.

After picking out the recipe, we had to make sure we had the ingredients.

After mixing up the good stuff...

She put the cookies on the sheet

They baked up pretty

And I think she liked them.

 My Comments:
Like other Taste of Home cookbooks, this is full of recipes made by real people rather than gourmet chefs.  Besides the usual chapters for Appetizers, Bread, Salad, Sides and more, this cookbook also has chapters for Celebrations and Holidays, Cooking for One or Two, Grand Prize Winners, Mealtime Express, Mom Made It Best, Potluck Picks and Our Contributor's Meals.  While photos do not accompany the recipes, the book has many pages of photographs of the recipes.  While the recipes for our cookies was on page 312, the photograph was on page 289, but each referenced the other.  

Most of the recipes use ingredients found in normal kitchens or available at normal grocery stores.  However, they run the gamut from Basil Buttered Beans (fresh green beans with spices, butter and fresh basil) to Armenian Okra (Okra with onion, dried apricots and tomato paste) and Savory Pumpkin Ravioli.  There is a German meal, a lasagna meal, and a classic Easter Feast featuring ham, broccoli vegetable salad, hot cross buns and strawberry satin pie.  I'm going to have fun with this cookbook.  Grade:  A

Info from the Publisher:
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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That from now 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 ( Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes: 1485 Favorites from the World's #1 Food & Entertaining Magazine)  Barnes and Noble and where books are sold.


  1. I'll have to mark that recipe... and see if I have an assistant willing to bake

  2. It won't be long until my assistant is ready to do this on her own!

  3. You absolutely have a cute assistant. :) This recipe sounds really good!


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