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The Loving Kitchen is a collection of comforting recipes straight from the kitchen of popular food blogger LeAnn Rice.
You know the feeling you get when you’re an overnight guest in someone’s home, and you awaken to a hot-off-the-griddle breakfast? Or when a coworker brings in a pan of her famous brownies to celebrate your recent promotion? Doesn’t it feel great when dinner at the neighbors’ house includes multiple courses of scratch-made recipes and conversation that lingers beyond dessert and that last cup of coffee?
For many of us, these are the moments in which we feel most loved. That’s the idea behind The Loving Kitchen. Get your family’s day started right with LeAnn’s fluffy Pumpkin Spice Pancakes, or a bowl of Almond Coconut Granola and yogurt. Keep your favorite sports fans fueled through the entire game with hearty servings of Hot Sausage and Spinach Dip, or toss together a Grilled Chicken and Berry Salad for lunch with your dearest girlfriends.
Want a signature dinner you can serve on those special occasions? Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Orange Cranberry Glaze with Creamy Smashed Baby Potatoes is the perfect meal to celebrate a milestone. LeAnn’s sunny narrative and ideas for bringing people together will remind you that the best meal you’ll ever cook is the one you prepare as an act of love.
This is a great cookbook of family favorites and comfort food, with a Christian leaning. The author shares her love for cooking, and sharing it with others, as a blessing. There are relative scripture passages through out the book as well. The recipes are well rounded, most of them are pretty easy to make (with items straight from your pantry!), and the pictures will make you want to go start cooking! Unfortunately not every recipe has a picture, and for inexperienced cooks, that could be a complication. But it is a very good starter book, and would be perfect for a new house warming gift, for the coed off to their first apartment, or for the person who is hard to buy for! I have to admit, I;m a sucker for great breakfast recipes, and Leann has included some totally scrumptious ones in this book, including the one I'm sharing with you below! So if you're looking for a down home goodness book that will keep on giving, check out Leann's new book!
About the Author:
LeAnn Rice is an approachable voice of wisdom in hospitality. Her heart is in welcoming the neighbor, nurturing the family, and feeding the community. She reaches tens of thousands through her popular food blog, www.LeAnnCooks.org, a site she developed as an outreach tool. LeAnn, her son and their ornery cat live down south in sweet tea country. The longer she lives in North Carolina, the more her tongue seems to curl as she talks. And she's just fine with that. Bless her heart.