I'm back...and hopefully back for good...it's been a lonnnng time, but I was given a great opportunity from Taste of Home and had to get back in the saddle again...so, here goes..blog on...
It all started a couple of weeks ago when I received this amazing new cookbook from Taste of Home (TOH) in the mail. It's called Simple & Delicious Cookbook, and it's a binder chucked full (1,314 recipes full!) of yummy and easy recipes. My first thought was...oops...I must ordered it and totally forgot. Then, upon checking Facebook, I found out that I had received a message from the Volunteer Food Editor's (VFE) illustrious mentor & leader, Susan, informing me that I had been chosen to review said cookbook. My next thought was...Score!
Once I got the Littles to bed that night, I began perusing the cookbook making a list of possible recipes to try and review. I only made it half way through the book and already had chosen 2 pages of options. Boy is my family going to eat good this next month. :)
Not only are there a ton of fabulous recipes, the binder is organized by categories with a summary of recipe names and pics on the back of each tabbed title page. How easy is that?! You decide what type of recipe you'd like to make, go to that category and choose away. Not only have they packed this awesome cookbook with tons of recipes, they have included several pictures of the completed recipes. Buyer beware...you will drool on this cookbook...however, the pages clean up nicely...smart move TOH, smart move!
But wait...there's more...not only do you get 1,314 recipes with the purchase of this fabtabulous cookbook, you also get a card in the front the of the book that once completed and returned to TOH you get a FULL year's subscription to Taste of Home magazine. You heard me right...a FULL year of TOH...why would you not get this cookbook?! I know, MIND.BLOWN.
For the next couple of weeks I will be posting reviews of my top recipe picks. For my first review I chose to make the Avocado Bean Dip from page 47. How could you go wrong with a hummus-guacamole-ish dip, right? And it did not disappoint.
It was fast, easy and tastes amazing. This will definitely be a go-to dip for parties, get togethers and just plain old Wednesdays. And as a bonus...it's actually pretty good for you. Beans, avocado, lime, spices...eat it with tortilla chips or fresh veggies and you have a great snack packed full of healthy fats and lots of protein. The kids (& the hubs) won't even know it's good for them.
My first recipe will definitely be getting 5-stars from me and will become a part of my dip line-up for years to come.
I know what you must be thinking by now..."How do I get my own copy of this amazing cookbook that I'm sure to not be able to live without AND my FULL year of TOH magazine?"
It's simple...follow one of these links...You're welcome! ;)
Simple & Delicious Cookbook Binder - tasteofhome.com
Simple & Delicious Cookbook Binder - amazon.com
Well, that's about it for this post. I'll be back soon with another incredible recipe to share. Have a great day!
Eat, pray, love,