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I almost feel like I am saying good bye to the summer by saying goodbye (for now) to this month’s Cookbook of the Month. But even though I am super excited for the weather to cool down a bit and for fall flavors, I do have to remember that I love ice cream no matter what the season or the weather outside, so I need to remember to get this book out more often!

I covered a wide range of different types of recipes this month, and I’m glad I didn’t just stick to one kind of recipe. There was a custard based ice cream, a non-custard based ice cream, a frozen yogurt and a granita. I always like choosing a wide range of recipes to really get an idea of how good the book is.

I am very pleased with this book, although I already knew I would be, since I’ve made a couple of recipes from it previously. This book did not let me down. There were some I liked more than others, but overall, it was a successful month. And now I have many more recipes marked that I need to get busy and make!!

Kiwifruit Granita – 3 out of 5 stars

Lemon Ice Cream – 4 out of 5 stars
Marshmallow Sauce – 3.5 out of 5 stars

Toasted Coconut Ice Cream – 4.9 out of 5 stars

Peach Frozen Yogurt – 4.5 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I really have been itching to buy a new cookbook, but my husband is having knee surgery this month and will be out of work for a couple of weeks. So needless to say, spending money on a cookbook is not really what I should be doing. So back to my shelf I went, and I decided to choose a book that I haven’t made very much from. So this month’s book is The Joy of Cooking. I’m sure almost everyone has this book on their bookshelf. I didn’t get a copy of this until about a year ago, when I picked it up at a local thrift store. Score!! But I can’t believe I have only made one recipe from it this far. This is going to change over the next month, though!

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9 Responses to August Cookbook of the Month Review

  1. kristina says:

    I use The Perfect Scoop all year round, so definitely don't put it away! K x

  2. Lone Acorn says:

    Haven't read it yet. Will have to get one to make the perfect scoop of ice cream for my family.

  3. Kim says:

    I've been wanting the perfect scoop all summer long. They no longer sell it in any bookstore I've been to. I love the idea of the lemon ice cream- yum! I'll be looking forward to your review on Joy of Cooking. I have that book too, but haven't cooked much from it either.

  4. Ingrid says:

    That's one cookbook I don't have. I'll wait to see what you say before splurging.

  5. Vanessa says:

    I have been looking for a book on making ice cream. I will have to check this one out for sure. I also have been looking for a good ice cream maker.

  6. Patsyk says:

    Looks like that cookbook was a huge success!

    Can't wait to see what you make from The Joy of Cooking… and, I may be the only person who DOESN'T have it yet!

  7. RecipeGirl says:

    I've made a few of his ice cream recipes, but I don't yet have this cookbook. I MUST try the toasted coconut ice cream= YUMMM!

  8. BMK says:

    You can't go wrong with the Perfect Scoop. I have the Joy of Cooking also and have never used it. Can't wait to see your choices.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Ah, but which edition of Joy? I'm not sure how many there are (I have 4), but they're all different. The 1997 (I think) one, editing by a new generation, tried to be trendy and got some people upset. It still has some good stuff in it, but a lot of the good old stuff was left out.


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