Monday, September 30, 2013

We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook - Review & Giveaway

Disclosure:  I participated in this event on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers for Zondervan.  I received a copy of We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook to facilitate my review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.  No monetary compensation was received.

Being married to a chef means he has a library full of HIS cookbooks.  I rarely venture into his realm and look for recipes to feed my family.  I enjoy recipes that have some story behind them which is why I really enjoyed reading We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook by Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph.

I found myself laughing out loud at some of the stories!!  I love how both ladies give their own thoughts to different situations.  It is so funny to see how differently people view things.  I honestly have to admit that there were times I found myself tearing up when I read parts of the book as well.  My mom always told me that if a book can make you laugh and make you cry, it's a keeper.  This book is just that.  We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook is not your typical cookbook!  It is so much more than that.  This book is about life, love, and all the little moments that make our lives worth living.

My hubby and daughter have been making recipes from the book and they actually cooked them for me during my illness.  Chefy's favorite is the Bourbon Brown Sugar Pork Loin.  He has cooked it twice since we received the book!  Neither time did he take photos. LOL!  Eating it took priority!

My daughter loves the Oven-Blistered Potatoes.  They are quite yummy and are a nice alternative to the old boring side dishes we generally make.  Believe it or not, we actually remembered to take pictures before all the potatoes were eaten.  Kat did a great job slicing the potatoes!!

 She layered them nicely before placing them under the broiler!
I love her finished product!  Most of the potatoes were crispy and had an awesome flavor.  Kat preferred the potatoes that were not crispy.  Chefy loved all of them!

Another thing we love about this book is that the recipes are varied in their cooking level too!  This one is easy to put together and it cooks up quickly too!

We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook is published by Zondervan and you can follow them on twitter and like them on facebook.  You can also connect with We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook on the author blog or on Twitter, Rachel Randolph on Twitter and Becky Johnson on Twitter.

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Jalynn Patterson said...

Because the book looks very interesting. And I have been eyeing it for a little while.

mskayz said...

I love to cook and read so this is the perfect book for me! I never knew your husband was a chef! I've worked in a few kitchens myself years ago.

Patricia said...

This looks like a wonderful book! I would love to read it.