Saturday, December 26, 2015

Too Blessed to be Stressed Cookbook

Too Blessed to Be Stressed Cookbook 


November 1, 2015

by Debora M. Coty

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Barbour Books
  • ISBN-13: 978-1634093224

  • Feeling overwhelmed by life's daily demands? Could you use some encouragement and inspiration in the kitchen? The Too Blessed to Be Stressed Cookbook to the rescue! Each of the 100-plus recipes can be prepared in 20 minutes or less, plus you'll encounter some fabulous tips and suggestions as well as funny foodie quotes, scripture selections, humorous stories of cooking misadventures, and more, along the way. Recipes are arranged into 4 categories--Heart-Healthy, Soul-Fed, Time-Wise, and Company-Happy--and are accompanied by appealing full-color photographs. You'll cheer as you soak up the joy Debora M. Coty brings into your life and home!

My thoughts.  I made two recipes out of this cookbook.  The first was Best Bean Soup Ever on page 94. 

We added carrots, celery, and onions  to the basic recipe since we love our vegetables, and did not double the recipe since it says it serves 6 - 8.  We're a family of seven and I knew one son would refuse to eat it so I figured we were good.  It has served the six of us three days now and we still have some left over.  We give this recipe 3 stars as it is not the best bean soup ever, our preferred recipe is better. Maybe because I am not a huge fan of kidney and pinto beans. 

I also made Luscious Lime Pie on page 54.

My family were greatly excited to have "Key Lime Pie" for desert for a rare treat (I also made one for the church potluck) but it also got a 3 star rating from the family.  My daughters thought it was too sour, my husband said it was too rich.  It was good and simple to make so is a quick meal.  However, it didn't set up as well as it did in the cookbook picture, when we cut it, after it "chilled" for 2 days, it ran all over the plate. 

The cookbook is full of cute stories and jokes, the recipes are basic and simple; made with ingredients most people have on hand (You might need to pick up one or two items) and is set up for full meals if you want to use it that way. Makes it easy to plan menu rotations.  It also includes a shopping list of ingredients you need for each recipe which makes it easy. For women who work outside the home, eat out more than they should because they have no time to cook, this cookbook will be a blessing, It will help them cook more at home since the food preparation in most cases take less time than sitting in a drive-through line during rush hour, 

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