foodiewife's Profile

From: Monterey, CA 93940

Joined: September 3rd, 2011

About me: I'm a self-taught home cook & baker and author of the Food Blog "A Feast for the Eyes". I live on the beautiful coastal area of the Monterey Peninsula of California. I'm undecided about which I enjoy the most-- learning food photography or trying out new recipes or techniques. Over the last several years, I've eliminated any processed foods or package mixes. Instead, I try to find ways to cook the way our grandmother's did-- from scratch! We have a small herb garden and grow our own tomatoes. Favorite cookbook authors: Ina Garten, Tyler Florence, Everyday Food and anything by Cook's Illustrated.

Favorite cookbook: Far too many to choose only one!

Favorite recipe: Ina Garten's Baked Scallops Gratin-- garlic!

Website:
www.foodiewife-kitchen.blogspo


Latest review:

January 23rd, 2017

Skillet Pasta Quattro Formaggi from The Complete Cooking For Two Cookbook

Very easy to make, but I'd reduce the water from 4 cups to 3 cups. The sauce turned out a bit watery. I added some cooked shrimp for protein,and next time I'll add some steamed broccoli. What made this... read more >


recipe reviews (99)
book reviews (34)
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foodiewife's Bookshelf

43 book(s). Click the title of a book to start adding your recipe and book reviews.

TitleTagsRatings & Reviews

The America's Test Kitchen Family Baking Book

By America's Test Kitchen, Daniel J. Van Ackere, Carl Tremblay, America's Test Kitchen
Boston Common Press - 2008


(1 recipe review)
owned by 38 my recipe reviews 1 book review

The America's Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook: A New, Healthier Way to Cook Everything from America's Most Trusted Test Kitchen

By America's Test Kitchen, America's Test Kitchen, America's Test Kitchen, Editors of Cook's Illustrated Magazine, America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen - 2010


(33 recipe reviews)
owned by 21 my recipe reviews 4 book review

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking

By Jeff Hertzberg MD, Zoe Francois
Thomas Dunne Books - 2007


(15 recipe reviews)
owned by 121 my recipe reviews 0 book review

Barefoot Contessa at Home: Everyday Recipes You'll Make Over and Over Again

By Ina Garten
Clarkson Potter - 2006


(56 recipe reviews)
owned by 145 my recipe reviews 7 book review

Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics: Fabulous Flavor from Simple Ingredients

By Ina Garten
Clarkson Potter - 2008


(46 recipe reviews)
owned by 140 my recipe reviews 5

The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

By Ina Garten, Martha Stewart
Clarkson Potter - 1999


(164 recipe reviews)
owned by 155 my recipe reviews 1 book review

Barefoot Contessa Family Style: Easy Ideas and Recipes That Make Everyone Feel Like Family

By Ina Garten
Clarkson Potter - 2002


(43 recipe reviews)
owned by 128 my recipe reviews 5

Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust

By Ina Garten
Clarkson Potter - 2012


(11 recipe reviews)
owned by 33 my recipe reviews 1

Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?: Fabulous Recipes & Easy Tips

By Ina Garten
Clarkson Potter - 2010


(30 recipe reviews)
owned by 49 my recipe reviews 7

The Best of America's Test Kitchen 2012: The Year's Best Recipes, Equipment Reviews, and Tastings (Best of America's Test Kitchen Cookbook: The Year's Best Recipes)

By Editors at America's Test Kitchen
Boston Common Press - 2011


(3 recipe reviews)
owned by 3 my recipe reviews 3 book review

Blue Jean Chef: Comfortable Under Pressure

By Meredith Laurence
Walah! LLC - 2013


(1 recipe review)
owned by 2 my recipe reviews 1 book review

Bouchon Bakery

By Thomas Keller, Sebastien Rouxel
Artisan - 2012


(22 recipe reviews)
owned by 25 my recipe reviews 0

The Bread Baker's Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread

By Peter Reinhart, Ron Manville
Ten Speed Press - 2001


(34 recipe reviews)
owned by 101 my recipe reviews 0 book review

The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook

By Editors at America's Test Kitchen
Cook's Illustrated - 2009


(52 recipe reviews)
owned by 19 my recipe reviews 14 book review

The Complete Cooking For Two Cookbook

By Editors at America's Test Kitchen
Boston Common Press - 2014


(10 recipe reviews)
owned by 6 my recipe reviews 5 book review

Cook Like a Rock Star: 125 Recipes, Lessons, and Culinary Secrets

By Anne Burrell, Suzanne Lenzer, Mario Batali
Clarkson Potter - 2011


(10 recipe reviews)
owned by 10 my recipe reviews 0 book review

Cooking Light Complete Cookbook: A Fresh New Way to Cook (Book & CD-ROM)

By Editors of Cooking Light Magazine
Oxmoor House - 2008


(0 recipe reviews)
owned by 2 my recipe reviews 0 book review

Essential Emeril: Favorite Recipes and Hard-Won Wisdom From My Life in the Kitchen

By Emeril Lagasse
Oxmoor House - 2015


(0 recipe reviews)
owned by 3 my recipe reviews 0

Everyday Food: Great Food Fast

By Martha Stewart Living Magazine
Clarkson Potter - 2007


(7 recipe reviews)
owned by 80 my recipe reviews 1 book review

Farm to Fork: Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh

By Emeril Lagasse
William Morrow Cookbooks - 2010


(4 recipe reviews)
owned by 12 my recipe reviews 0 book review

The Homesick Texan Cookbook

By Lisa Fain
Hyperion - 2011


(18 recipe reviews)
owned by 17 my recipe reviews 1 book review

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home

By Jeni Britton Bauer
Artisan - 2011


(19 recipe reviews)
owned by 23 my recipe reviews 1 book review

Joy the Baker Cookbook: 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes

By Joy Wilson
Hyperion - 2012


(41 recipe reviews)
owned by 21 my recipe reviews 4 book review

Lick the Bowl Good: Classic Home-Style Desserts with a Twist

By Monica Holland
Skyhorse Publishing - 2013


(0 recipe reviews)
owned by 3 my recipe reviews 0 book review

Martha Stewart's Cookies: The Very Best Treats to Bake and to Share (Martha Stewart Living Magazine)

By Martha Stewart Living Magazine
Clarkson Potter - 2008


(34 recipe reviews)
owned by 58 my recipe reviews 1

Martha Stewart's New Pies and Tarts: 150 Recipes for Old-Fashioned and Modern Favourites

By Martha Stewart
Clarkson Potter - 2011


(7 recipe reviews)
owned by 20 my recipe reviews 1 book review

Nigella Kitchen: Recipes from the Heart of the Home

By Nigella Lawson
Hyperion - 2010


(2 recipe reviews)
owned by 16 my recipe reviews 0 book review

The Pasta Bible

By Jeni Wright
Anness - 1999


(1 recipe review)
owned by 1 my recipe reviews 1 book review

The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accessories

By David Lebovitz
Ten Speed Press,U.S. - 2007


(73 recipe reviews)
owned by 88 my recipe reviews 1 book review

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime: Comfort Classics, Freezer Food, 16-Minute Meals, and Other Delicious Ways to Solve Supper!

By Ree Drummond
William Morrow Cookbooks - 2015


(10 recipe reviews)
owned by 6 my recipe reviews 0

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier

By Ree Drummond
William Morrow Cookbooks - 2012


(21 recipe reviews)
owned by 13 my recipe reviews 10 book review

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl

By Ree Drummond
William Morrow Cookbooks - 2009


(23 recipe reviews)
owned by 73 my recipe reviews 7 book review

Pressure Cooker Perfection

By Editors at America's Test Kitchen
Boston Common Press - 2013


(4 recipe reviews)
owned by 2 my recipe reviews 4 book review

Rachael Ray's Look + Cook

By Rachael Ray
Clarkson Potter - 2010


(7 recipe reviews)
owned by 7 my recipe reviews 0 book review

Savory Pies: Delicious Recipes for Seasoned Meats, Vegetables and Cheeses Baked in Perfectly Flaky Pie Crusts

By Greg Henry
Ulysses Press - 2013


(0 recipe reviews)
owned by 2 my recipe reviews 0 book review

Slow Cooker Revolution

By The Editors at America's Test Kitchen, America's Test Kitchen
Boston Common Press - 2011


(30 recipe reviews)
owned by 19 my recipe reviews 3 book review

The Southern Foodie: 100 Places to Eat in the South Before You Die (and the Recipes That Made Them Famous

By Chris Chamberlain
Thomas Nelson - 2012


(0 recipe reviews)
owned by 1 my recipe reviews 0 book review

The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook: 101 Asian Recipes Simple Enough for Tonight's Dinner

By Jaden Hair
Tuttle Publishing - 2009


(2 recipe reviews)
owned by 15 my recipe reviews 1 book review

Stirring The Pot

By Tyler Florence
Wiley - 2008


(0 recipe reviews)
owned by 10 my recipe reviews 0

Tyler's Ultimate: Brilliant Simple Food to Make Any Time

By Tyler Florence
Clarkson Potter - 2006


(7 recipe reviews)
owned by 26 my recipe reviews 0 book review