Let Me Feed You: Everyday Recipes Offering the Comfort of Home

Let Me Feed You: Everyday Recipes Offering the Comfort of Home

by Rosie Daykin


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Rediscover the simple pleasure of cooking for those you love with more than 100 delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and, of course, dessert.


Rosie Daykin, founder of Butter Baked Goods and bestselling author of Butter Baked Goods and Butter Celebrates!, realized early on that her talent in life is feeding others. For her, cooking is a way of starting a conversation—a way of saying "thank you," "I love you," or simply "tell me about your day"—with something much tastier than just words.
Rosie's cooking is as unfussy and straightforward as it is delicious and beautiful. Given how busy life can be, she doesn't believe making a comforting home cooked meal should make it any more complicated—because complicated doesn't always mean better.

Let Me Feed You is a warm, humorous cookbook full of easy-to-follow recipes destined to become new favorites. It is a celebration of everyday life at home, filled with beautiful photography, funny stories, and Rosie's love of blue and white stripes. Let Me Feed You is the perfect gift for yourself, or for anyone in your life who has fed you, or loved you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780147531087
Publisher: Appetite by Random House
Publication date: 04/09/2019
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 351,547
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

ROSIE DAYKIN is the owner of Butter Baked Goods in Vancouver, Canada, and the bestselling author of Butter Baked Goods and Butter Celebrates! She has been a passionate home cook since she was six years old. After a career as an interior designer, she transformed her dream of opening a bakery into a phenomenal success story, with products sold at 300 fine retailers across the world. She lives in Vancouver with her husband, Paul; their daughter, India; one fat cat, Brian; and a small dog, Pickle.

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From the Introduction

I’m sure that, for some of you who have gotten to know me through my previous books, it might be hard to imagine me outside of the bakery. Even those who know me personally are probably quicker to associate me with cake and pie than meatloaf and soup. I am, after all, the “Butter Lady.” But bakers, like all humans, can’t live on sweets alone. And my passion for baking really stems from my passion for all food, and for using food as a way to connect with others. I find that offering someone a meal, a snack, or simply a cookie is like starting an edible conversation when the chaos of everyday life prevents me from finding the words. Popcorn and grilled cheese sandwiches were a way for me to make small talk with the older boys when I was young, just as a big piece of lasagna and a glass of wine ask Paul to tell me about his difficult day now. Remembering to prepare India’s favorite dinner every year for her birthday is just one of the million ways I tell her I love her, and so much tastier than words alone. Cooking for others has always been my way of communicating and demonstrating how I feel, and in a world chock-full of different skill sets, it’s quite literally what I can bring to the table.

My hope is that you’ll find the recipes in this book as delicious and satisfying as they are straightforward and achievable. I truly believe that even the most novice cook can find success with my recipes—for if cooking is a language, I try to avoid the big words. Given how busy everyday life can be, I don’t believe that a comforting home-cooked meal should complicate it further. So I’ve got my fingers crossed that somewhere on these pages, you’ll discover a favorite new dish (or two, or three . . . ), and that you will be inspired to set the table, call for those you love to join you, and start a conversation of your own.


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Table of Contents

Let Me Feed You…

Introduction 1

A Moment to Take Stock 7

Basic Bits to Get the Job Done 11

Chapter 1 Most Important Meal of the Day

Break Fast

The Great Oat Loaf 19

Butter's Granola 20

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote 22

Apple Almond Double-Baked Croissants 25

Party Scones 26

Lemon-Thyme Pancakes with Blackberry Syrup 29

Jammy Bread Pudding 31

Cinnamon Doughnut Muffins 33

Blueberry Bran Muffins 34

Breakfast Nest Cookies 36

Go Bars 39

Egg McWhatchamacallit 40

Chapter 2 I'll Have a Chicken Salad Sandwich, Hold the Chicken Salad

Bread, Etc.:

Good Of Fashioned White Bread 46

Focaccia with a Salty Top 50

Real English Muffins 53

Brioche Loaf 55

Cheesy Corn Bread 59

Homemade Croissants 61

Fluffy Flaky Biscuits 66

Cheddar Cheese Crackers 69

Chapter 3 There's No such thing as a free lunch


Roasted Veg Sandwich with Walnut Pesto and Goat Cheese 77

Whipped Ricotta with Figs, Hazelnuts, and Honey 78

Butter's Avocado Toast 81

Classic Egg Salad Sandwich 82

Curried Chicken Sandwich 85

Tuna and Potato Chip Sandwich 88

Shrimp and Avocado Sandwich 91

Tomato, Olive, and Asiago Broil Sandwich 92

Sandwich Hacks 94

Chapter 4 Liquid Lunch


Basic Chicken Stock 99

Roasted Tomato Soup 100

Green Soup 103

Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Bacon 107

Noodle Chicken Soup 108

Curried Carrot Soup 111

Parsnip, Pear, and Blue Cheese Soup 112

Mushroom Pancetta Soup 115

Lox and Bagel Soup 116

Italian Sausage Sauce Soup 119

Chapter 5 Green with Envy


Old-School Potato Salad 125

If Summer Were a Salad 126

Nutty Citrus Carrot Salad 129

French Lentils and Fennel Salad 130

Little Gem with Breadcrumb Dust 133

Broccoli Ricotta Hazelnut Salad 134

Watermelon and Feta Salad with Lime 137

Clubhouse Chopped Salad 138

Green Bean, Snow Pea, and Red Pepper Salad 141

Kale, Quinoa, and Radish Salad 142

Zucchini and Couscous Salad 145

Chapter 6 Just be home in Time for…


Quiche Me You Fool 151

Mac and Quintuple Cheese 157

Iron Skillet Halibut 158

Turkey Chili 161

Fried Chicken for Impatient People Like Me 162

Roasted Chicken with Dijon Herb Butter 164

Chicken Pie 169

One-Pot Chicken Parm 171

Beet Stew with Dumplings 173

Lasagna for Paul 177

Roasted Vegetable Lasagna 178

D.G.M. (Damn Good Meatloaf) 181

Pineapple Honey Ribs 182

Sausage Sauce for India 185

Gram's Spaghetti Sauce 186

How to Catch a Husband Lamb 188

Chapter 7 A Little Action on the Side

Vegetables, Etc.

Asparagus with Pancetta Sprinkles 194

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes 196

Tomato Casserole 199

Roasted Zucchini with Chili Flakes and Mint 201

Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes, Chorizo, and Goat Cheese 202

Fried Mushrooms with Sour Cream 204

Roasted Veg 205

Honey Carrots with Spice and Yogurt 207

Corn Pudding 208

Don't Lift the Lid Potatoes 210

Fluffy Mashed Potatoes with Boursin Cheese 212

Maple Baked Beans 213

Risotto Cakes 214

Chapter 8 The Saucy Bits

Condiments, Etc.

Lemon Aioli 221

Honey Barbecue Sauce 222

Spicy Remoulade 222

Tartar Sauce 223

India's Onion Jam 223

Smoky Tomato Relish 226

Walnut Pesto 227

Homemade Butter 228

Dijon Herb Butter 229

Chapter 9 For Your Dessert Complement


If Friday Were a Cake 235

Pink Grapefruit Cupcakes 237

Lemon Earl Grey Pound Cake 241

Chocolate Berry Shortcake 242

Almond Blueberry Cake 247

Crème Fraîche Bundt Cake 248

Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake 251

Pistachio Raspberry Loaf 252

Rice Pudding with Raisins for Poolie 255

Nut Bars 257

Bajillionaire Bars 258

Nutnana Cookies 261

Chocolate Cherry Cookies 262

Coffee Meringue Sandwiches with Hazelnut Dust 265

Whipped Cream 266

The Best Chocolate Sauce 267

Menu Plans 268

Thanks You 271

Index 273

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