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From: Hillsborough, NC US

Joined: March 11th, 2010

About me: I am an avid home cook. I am using this site to keep track of my favorite recipes from my cookbook collection.

Favorite cookbook: Fresh Every Day

Favorite recipe: Chocolate Brownies (Ad Hoc at Home)


Latest review:

October 6th, 2012

Easy Cheesy Chili Chicken from Eating Stella Style: Low-Carb Recipes for Healthy Living

My husband enjoyed this a lot. It was easy enough for a weeknight, but I will have to tweak the seasonings some, as it was just a bit too salty for my tastes. read more >

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The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

By Ina Garten, Martha Stewart
Clarkson Potter - 1999

April 13th, 2011 (edited 19th March 2012)

This is my first Barefoot Contessa cookbook. So far, I haven't had the opportunity to cook much out of it. The recipes I have tried have made enormous quantities, too much for my small family. I think the Contessa entertains a lot more than I do.

Having said that, these are classic favorites, well presented with nice photos. Even if I don't cook out of this book all the time, I'd definitely keep it around for family gatherings, holiday meals and other occasions.