I love getting new cookbooks. I read them like I read a regular book. If you are an absolute foodie like me, you might find yourself doing the same thing. I recently got a new cookbook from author Leigh Oliver Vickery — Food Family Style. This cookbook is SO full of delicious family recipes, I had a hard time deciding what I was going to make. Since we needed a really good dessert, I decided to make the Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce you will find on page 252 in the cookbook.
- ¾ cup of sugar
- ½ cup baking cocoa
- ⅔ cup evaporated milk
- ⅓ cup of light corn syrup
- ⅓ cup unsalted butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Combine sugar, cocoa, evaporated milk, and corn syrup together in a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly.
- Once mixture reaches a roiling boil, boil for 5 minutes until it thickens.
- Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.
- Makes about 2 cups. Can store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
About the book:
365 Simple and Tasty Recipes to Satisfy the Entire Family
Your family is busy. But you still have to eat! Reclaim the family dinner in your household with these mouthwatering recipes, sure to draw your family into the kitchen and around the table day after day. From tasty breakfasts, soups, and salads to easy main dishes and desserts, Food Family Style delivers delicious recipes such as:
- Easiest Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- No-Rise Cinnamon Rolls
- Breakfast Pizza
- Grilled Apple Cheddar Sandwich
- Bistro Tomato Basil Soup
- Pesto Pasta Salad
- Slow Cooker Jambalaya
- Mexican Lasagna
- Molasses Barbecue Beans
- Southern Pecan Pie
- Toffee Ice Cream Squares
- Easy S’More Bars
- And much more!
Throughout Food Family Style you will find symbols indicating recipes that double easily, freeze well, are gluten free or vegetarian, can be made in a slow cooker, or are favorites contributed by moms around the country. And since there’s more to mealtime than just the food, this innovative book also includes tips about how to involve your kids in meal preparation, meaningful conversation starters, and simple ideas to bring warmth to your home.
About the author:
Leigh Oliver Vickery is creator and founder of Leigh Oliver’s, a specialty “fun food” company with numerous products on the market in at least twenty-five states and grocery chains, including Whole Foods Market and Costco. She is the former food editor of the Tyler Morning Telegraph in Tyler, Texas, and now blogs at www.onebighappytable.com.
I received a copy of this book in order to write my review. All opinions remain my own.