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I remember when I first moved away from home and had to cook for myself, I was always drawn to the magazines at the check out counter at the grocery store. I often walked away with a copy of Family Circle magazine. First of all, it was always inexpensive, and second of all – the cover recipes always looked so good. I ended up with a huge stack of magazines that I still wish I had today, but I think they made it into the garbage during one of my many moves while I was single. I don’t know if I ever even made a recipe from one of those magazines, but I’ve always been a sucker for a pretty photograph!

So when I chose this cookbook – Family Circle All-Time Favorite Recipes – as the Cookbook of the Month, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I had no idea if I would like the recipes or not. And now, looking back, I realized that this cookbook is everything I was hoping it would be – tasty, family friendly food. If you are a regular reader here, you will know that this kind of cooking is what I am all about. So you can bet you’ll be seeing more recipes from this cookbook!

Sweet ‘n’ Nutty Chicken – 4 out of 5

Chocolate Peanut-Butter Balls – 4 out of 5

Pork Stir-Fry – 4.25 out of 5

Orange-Honey Sticky Bun Muffins – 4 out of 5

Pork & Squash Burritos – 4.4 out of 5

Average Recipe Rating: 4.13 out of 5

I really wanted to buy a new cookbook for this month’s Cookbook of the Month, but I am still forcing myself to use cookbooks from my shelf. And I could not make a decision this month. I changed my mind several times, but ended up settling on one called – Recipes from River View. It is a neighborhood cookbook that my mom’s neighborhood just put together. I usually hesitate to choose books like this for the Cookbook of the Month, just because it is not a book that you can go out and buy. I usually like to highlight a cookbook that you may want to add to your collection, but I couldn’t resist using this cookbook this month. There are so many recipes in it that I want to make. So even if you can’t buy it, hopefully you’ll enjoy the recipes I share with you from it!
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One Response to October Cookbook of the Month Review

  1. Barbara says:

    I'd say that cookbook scored pretty well!
    When we start out, we all have our favorite cookbooks and magazines- places you can turn to when you need a perfect dish. I got more experimental as time went on. I also ended up altering a lot of family recipes.
    I really like your cookbook reviews..keep 'em coming.

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