My sweet tooth gets me in trouble. I can’t say no to most sweet treats that end up in my path. If it’s a new dessert idea, I have to try it because I need to stay in the know. If it’s a classic then I need to try it to see how it stacks up to others I’ve had. It’s really not good for my waistline. But you know what is good for me? Reading dessert cookbooks. I don’t gain any weight that way. And because I possess little to no baking skills, I don’t have to worry about making these things at home. But that doesn’t stop me from devouring the pages of a beautiful book. If you haven’t checked out the cookbook, Eat More Dessert from Jenny Cookies, you have to! It’s SO well done. And not only are there super yummy sounding recipes, there is also tons of fantastic party inspiration. You’re really going to love this book!
Does your family have a Sunday dinner together? My family struggles to eat together any night of the week let alone Sunday. But I love what this book is about. Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner by Lisa Caponigri is not about slaving all day in the kitchen to cook for your family. Instead, this cookbook encourages cooking together, eating together and just being with family at least once a week.
The book is broken up in to a menu for every week of the year and generally includes a starter, a pasta, a meat, a veggie and a dessert. The menus do not have to be made all together but are equally as good when mixed and matched. My husband’s family is Italian so I can’t wait to try out some of these amazing dishes on them. I am pretty darn excited about the desserts. As usual.
As you can, see I like an awful lot of recipes from this book. I made sure I flagged the ones I wanted to try, and well, looks like I’ve got several Sunday meals taken care of. I can’t wait to try out crunchy toasts with white bean puree and basil pesto, green beans with mozzarella and tomatoes, asparagus torte, glazed carrots in marsala wine, spaghetti with cheese and black pepper, macaroni with ricotta (with cinnamon and sugar!), nana’s rictotta cake and of course the wine and nut cake. What should I make first??!
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*I was sent a copy of the book for review. All opinions are mine.