Wednesday, February 23, 2011

This cookbook is amazing.

           I was totally going to write about 2 awesome conversations I overheard while changing at the gym yesterday, but that’s going to have to wait because I just got the best cookbook ever.

            I love cookbooks, but lately I’ve been staying away from them because they are full of things I can’t eat right now. Not this cookbook! It’s from the Taste of Home magazine. It’s called Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook. The one I have is from 2009. There is also a new one for 2011. 


            When I first saw that it was diet comfort foods I wondered how you could make comfort food low cal. I flipped through a few pages and saw that there is nutrition information for every recipe; serving size, calories, fat, carbs, protein, cholesterol, sodium, and the dietary exchange. It also has delicious pictures.

            I wasn’t willing to buy it though, because I buy a cookbook and never use it or only use 1 recipe. This time I was smart. I got it from the library. This way I can find a few recipes and just copy them. If I find a lot of recipes I might decide to buy it.

            Ok, I haven’t actually made any of the recipes yet, but here are a few that I think sound really friggin’ good.

  1. Chicken club brunch ring
  2. Crunchy peanut coleslaw
  3. Honey Dijon potato salad
  4. Crab pasta salad
  5. Chicken gyro
  6. Lime chicken tacos
  7. Southwest summer pork chops
  8. Honey pineapple chicken

          Ok, I have to stop; I’m getting hungry. I’ll let you know how some of these recipes turn out. I feel like this cookbook is going to be an awesomely delicious find. I usually dread cooking these days, but this is turning things around!


  1. can't wait to hear how you like the recipes! I am a cookbook collector... it's an addiction.. but I'm always looking for new cookbooks.. so if the reviews are good, it may have to make it's way to my house!

  2. I might have to buy that book! It looks cool :)

  3. Yummy! Tis the season for comfort food around my part of the world, at least until springtime. Let us know how the cooking goes!