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10th Annual Mommies Review Holiday Gift Guide

This year I am so happy to announce that Robert Rose has chosen to join us in this years Christmas Gift Guide. Now, you might be wondering who Robert Rose is and it is a publishing company which offers all different types of books. So they sent me quite a few books to review and I would like to let you know even though I received the books the thoughts in the review are all mine and my families.

Best of Bridge Sunday Suppers All New Recipes for Family & Friends

An all-new collection of recipes that celebrates what’s on the table and who’s around it.

Quick meals will always hold a special place in our hearts, especially during a hectic work week, but sometimes it’s wonderful to take your time, put a meal together with extra care and sit around the table with family and friends to savor both the food and the company. Hence, the concept of Sunday Suppers — dinners that inspire talking and laughing with the people who are most important to us.

Best of Bridge has always been about home entertaining, inviting people in and feeding them well. It doesn’t have to be extravagant — it could be pizza or taco night. Whether you love to spend the day creating in the kitchen or need some simple ideas that will bring family back around the table, this collection of recipes celebrates what’s on the table and who’s around it.

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Sous Vide Basics   By: Jay Nutt  Jennifer MacKenzie

With sous vide cooking, you’ll be able to achieve restaurant-quality results with little effort and none of cooking’s usual guesswork.

There are so many uses for the sous vide, well beyond steak (although steak and sous vide are a match made in culinary heaven), and it’s not just for experienced cooks. Jay and Jennifer provide all of the how-tos and whys, and in no time at all, you’ll be creating perfectly cooked sous vide meals that just might have your family and friends calling you Chef.

You can cook sous vide at home for everyday meals, in your RV, on a boat or at a cottage – anywhere there is water and electricity – and you’ll definitely want to use it to simplify your meal prep and dazzle your guests when entertaining

The Parents Guide to Baby-Led Weaning

Welcome to an exciting stage in your baby’s life: starting solid food! This will be a fun time for both you and your little one as your baby explores new tastes and gains a place at the family table. Jennifer offers you expert advice on everything you need to know to practice baby-led weaning safely and confidently: why you might want to use this method, when to start, what nutrients your baby needs, how to prevent choking, how to deal with allergies and what to feed vegetarian babies. Plus, she answers a ton of real-life questions parents often have when starting baby-led weaning and provides 125 delicious family-friendly recipes. So let’s get started!

  • Tips for getting started, including signs of readiness for solid food.
  • Info on safe food shapes and sizes, progressing as your baby develops.
  • Strategies for dealing with food allergies and preventing picky eating.
  • Guidelines for modifying family meals for your baby.

Discover all the wonderful benefits of baby-led weaning — from good nutrition and a decreased risk of picky eating as your baby gets older to faster dexterity development and a healthier overall relationship with food.


The Vegan Holiday Cookbook Written By: Marie Laforet

Inspiring vegan dishes that enhance the holiday season.

For vegans or a dairy-free lifestyle, here are meals that celebrate the holidays. These festive and impressive recipes will be a bona fide hit with vegan and non-vegan guests alike, take all the pressure out of holiday meal planning, and allow everyone to enjoy time with friends and family.

The holidays are a wonderful time to discover and delight in the riches of vegan cuisine and its fantastic ability to recreate textures and flavors that everyone recognizes and appreciates, especially during the holidays, where so much of the celebration revolves around food. Traditional holiday fare is included, like turkey, roasts and time-honored fish and seafood dishes.

There are substitutes for meat dishes, new versions of glazed logs, chocolates, puffed pastry, cakes, pavlova, Crème Brûlée and even Stollen. And because gluten-free and vegan recipes can get really complicated, Laforêt’s recipes in different categories are easy to adapt.

From elegant appetizers and hors d’Oeuvres like Cream of Leek Turnovers and Quick Foie Gras-Style Mousse to stunning festive main courses such as Roast Vegetable Wellington with Sweet Potato Mousseline, Seitan Pot Pie and Sweet Potato Stuffed with Chestnuts and Smoked Tempeh. A feast of sweets await guests – from Mince Pies and Cardamon Almond Kringle, to Coconut Truffles and Tiramisu-Style Glazed Log.

For ideas for a holiday feast, Laforêt has themed menus that will help put together a dinner that sets the mood perfectly. Full color throughout, with glorious color photographs, these recipes will inspire and excite.


100 Classic Gluten-Free Comfort Food Recipes by Donna Washburn & Heather Butt

An all-new collection of comfort food classics made gluten-free.

Washburn and Butt published their first gluten-free cookbook nearly 20 years ago and at the time, they were at the forefront in promoting and advocating a gluten-free lifestyle. This brand-new collection of gluten-free recipes evokes that wonderful feeling of comfort foods — soul-satisfying foods that simply taste better and are completely gluten-free.

These recipes include those from childhood as well as modern interpretations of what spells comfort food today without the gluten. Oven Fried Chicken, Scalloped Potatoes or Chicken Pot Pie still tastes good. In fact, no one would ever guess that this stupendous Spaghetti and Meatballs or Tuna Noodle Casserole was gluten-free.

Since soup is certainly one of the things that first springs to mind, Donna and Heather have created sumptuous, soothing gluten-free versions of classic standbys like New England Clam Chowder and Chicken Noodle Soup that warms a cold winter evening.

These wonderful recipes can been enjoyed by anyone – whether on a gluten-free lifestyle or not. Several mouth watering chapters are dedicated to baked goods like muffins, biscuits, cookies, cakes and pies. There’s nothing like pulling freshly baked Shortbread Cookies or Apple Crumble Pie fresh from the oven, and these recipes are perfect for that.

Tasty and innovative ideas for everything from hearty entrees and sides to satisfying family meals and mouth-watering desserts are all here.

Donna Washburn

Donna, a professional home economist with an honors food science degree, is an acknowledged expert in the field of gluten-free recipe development and bread machine baking. She and co-author Heather Butt met while college professors in the field of foods and nutrition and began their business, Quality Professional Services. Previous to becoming best-selling cookbook authors they worked for many manufacturers of small appliances developing recipes for bread machines, operated a call center for a yeast company and became spokespersons for yeast and flour companies.
Working together in their test kitchen they enjoy the added challenge of developing recipes for gluten-free products that are nutritious and as close to wheat as possible in both flavor and texture. They strive to provide recipes the whole family will find enjoyable

Beautiful Bundts 100 Recaps for Delicious Cakes & More Written By: Julie Ann Hession

The appeal of bundt-style cakes is stronger than ever.

The distinctive ring shape of a Bundt pan is more popular than ever, with many next-generation bakers discovering their unique and iconic shape for the first time. Julie Hession has created 100 delicious and versatile recipes for every occasion featuring the retro classics enjoyed as a child, to modern pull apart Bundts like Monkey Bread which have exploded in popularity.

The recipes are simple and easy to make, and the results are spectacular. There’s sweet to savory including vegan and gluten-free options so absolutely everyone can enjoy her sumptuous cakes. Full color throughout will show just how spectacular a slice of Bundt cake can be. There are also loads of helpful advice, tips and techniques to get started, from key ingredients and how to glaze and ice a cake, to step-by-step photos on how to effortlessly make a gorgeous layered and swirled Bundt.

The recipes begin with basic Bundts like Best Ever Chocolate Bundt, Lemon-Lover’s Bundt Cake and Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chunk Bundt which are anything but basic in taste and texture. Fabulous breakfast and brunch Bundts like Spiced Cranberry Orange Pecan Bundt or Caprese Strata Brunch Bundt will please all. For the holidays a Gingerbread-Pear or Cinnamon-Raisin Challah Bundt, and Mini Chai-Spiced Bundts with Vanilla Glaze are really special.

The pull apart Bundts or Monkey Breads are a baker’s dream, from Maple Bacon Monkey Bread and Orange Pecan Sticky Bun(dt)s to Savory Cheese and Herb Monkey Bread. Day or night, the home-made goodness of a Bundt cake makes the home baker a pro.

I hope you enjoy these new books I was able to share with you and I can’t wait to check them all out and to share these new books with my family and friends. Because making food my family loves always makes me feel special. Plus, keeping children safe is the number one thing I want to do as a parent.

Inside this post are my affiliate links and if you click on the links and make a purchase I will make a small percentage off the items you purchase.

Thank you,

Glenda, Charlie and David Cates

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