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The Recipe Girl Cookbook: Dishing Out the Best Recipes for Entertaining and Every Day

The Recipe Girl Cookbook

The Recipe Girl Cookbook: Dishing Out the Best Recipes for Entertaining and Every Day

by Lori Lange

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publication Date: April 2013

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Featured Recipe: Broiled Salmon with Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Slaw

One of the world’s most popular food blogs, is the place to go for easy, family-friendly recipes. With hungry mouths to feed and little time to waste, busy moms and dads need simple options that don’t involve a drive-thru, hard-to-find ingredients, or hours spent in the kitchen. The Recipe Girl Cookbook offers all that and more with recipes that use fresh ingredients. As a mom herself, author Lori Lange knows how valuable your time is. But she also knows that you won’t sacrifice quality for quickness. With 195 simple and simply delicious recipes for everything from breakfast to happy hour to dinner and dessert, plenty of variations and substitutions, and handy icons to call out vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free recipes, family meals will never be the same again.

Cooks&Books&Recipes Featured Cook Alice:

Hello, Cooks&Books&Recipes readers! I’m so happy to be here with you all today. When I heard that RecipeGirl, Lori Lange, was coming out with a cookbook, I wanted to get my hands on it immediately. If you don’t read her blog or haven’t heard of her, Lori Lange (aka RecipeGirl) is pretty popular. She went from being an elementary school teacher, to a stay-at-home-mom, to a recipe developer and food blogger. Lori started her blog in 2006 and now has a huge following. I think it’s her easy-going and approachable style and her simple, straightforward, and delicious recipes that have her fans coming back for more.

When I received the The Recipe Girl Cookbook in the mail, I was glued to it for a few days straight, just flipping through all 300+ pages. From cocktails to sides & salads to dinner ideas to my favorite “20 Themed Menus for Entertaining” (I love that Lori put this into her cookbook), RecipeGirl has it all covered. And I am continuing to enjoy The Recipe Girl Cookbook: it is a great one for home cooks at all levels, with recipes you’ll probably be cooking over and over again.

The Cookbook Basics:

Paperback (5.9 x 9.8 inches); Kindle edition

336 pages; color photos (by Matt Armendariz)

Chapters and sections: Stocking Your Kitchen: The Basics; Hungry Mornings; Let’s Do Lunch; Happy Hour; Salads & Sides; Dinner at 6; Sweet Treats; Let’s Party; 20 Themed Menus for Entertaining

In the press: San Diego Union-Tribune

Cookbook video:


The Recipe Girl Cookbook

Alice, Hip Foodie Mom

by Alice, Hip Foodie Mom

Alice is a wife, mother of two girls, recipe developer, food blogger, baker, and just a big foodie in general. Alice started Hip Foodie Mom as a way to share her love for food and great recipes with everyone in hopes of getting more people into their kitchens. She cooks with fresh, local ingredients when possible and is growing her own fruits and vegetables in a local community garden that opened in May 2013. During the week, Alice loves quick, simple recipes but also loves cooking up more intricate recipes over the weekend and loves to experiment with new foods and vegetables. Her weakness: anything with chocolate or any food that is Asian-inspired. When Alice is not in the kitchen, she's most likely running around town with her family or playing Disney dance party with her daughters.

2 Responses to “The Recipe Girl Cookbook: Dishing Out the Best Recipes for Entertaining and Every Day”

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    Kimby | a little lunch — May 23, 2013 @ 9:19 am

    Hooray for Recipe Girl! This was such an entertaining review (loved the video trailer, too) and I wish Lori every success on her cookbook — it looks beautiful, comprehensive, thoughtful, and fun!
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    • Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes

      Cooks & Books & Recipes replied: — May 25th, 2013 @ 12:59 pm

      Glad you liked the review, Kim. RecipeGirl published an entertaining cookbook!

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