When you have a small household, preparing recipes often result in lots of leftovers. In this book by Cynthia Graubart, recipes are focused on preparing them once to create two different meals to enjoy. This breaks the leftover cycle of eating the same thing over and over! Even better is that the meals are focused around the slow cooker, making it stress free and less complicated. And if there is ever a time to utilize that slow cooker, it's definitely during the fall months...
One of my favorite things about being active in the food blogging community is the opportunity to meet like minded foodies. Often times, the foodies I do meet end up being dear friends. And when my friend Nicole Morrissey started writing cookbooks, I couldn't have been more excited for her! This is actually Nicole's second cookbook and I love that this particular book is focused on gluten free recipes utilizing almond flour. If you're gluten free or know someone that is, you don't want to miss this cookbook! Nicole has a wonderful balance of both sweet and savory recipes to choose from. Some recipes that caught my eye include Cranberry Pumpkin Bread and Strawberry Balsamic Shortcakes... all gluten free!
In a week or so, Top Chef: Boston will be starting up and I'm pretty pumped about watching the new season. Being a Top Chef fan, I was happy to see one of last season's top contestants, Lee Ann Wong, come out with cookbook devoted to dumplings. She's got her dumpling skills down and this cookbook shares quite a few different varieties and fillings. I'm actually inspired to have a dim sum brunch with family and friends soon, which would be a delicious change from the usual breakfast fare I serve up on weekends. Another beautiful thing about dumplings is that they can be made in advance and frozen!
Lastly, the local farmers market in my town is switching gears and starting their fall market this week. But although the amazing summer market is over, that doesn't mean you can enjoy fall markets too. This cookbook is a compilation of recipes from local chefs, farmers and even customers of the ever popular Chicago Green City Market. Recipes highlight the seasonal ingredients throughout the year and are organized by season too, making it easy to be inspired.