Feeling overwhelmed by life's daily demands? Could you use some encouragement and inspiration in the kitchen? The Too Blessed to Be Stressed Cookbook to the rescue! Each of the 100-plus recipes can be prepared in 20 minutes or less, plus you'll encounter some fabulous tips and suggestions as well as funny foodie quotes, scripture selections, humorous stories of cooking misadventures, and more, along the way. Recipes are arranged into 4 categoriesHeart-Healthy, Soul-Fed, Time-Wise, and Company-Happyand are accompanied by appealing full-color photographs. You'll cheer as you soak up the joy Debora M. Coty brings into your life and home!
|Publisher:||Barbour Publishing, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Debora M. Coty is a popular humorist, speaker, and award-winning author of numerous inspirational books, including the bestselling Too Blessed to be Stressed line. Deb considers herself a tennis junkie and choco-athlete (meaning she exercises just so she can eat more chocolate). A retired piano teacher and orthopedic occupational therapist, Debora currently lives, loves, and laughs in central Florida with her husband, Chuck, and three grandbuddies and one grandprincess. Deb would love to connect with you on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and her Too Blessed to be Stressed blog at her website, www.DeboraCoty.com. While you're there, sign up for her free e-newsletter!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
First of all, I would never expect to have such fun with a cooking book. This author managed to make this book such a delightful experience, not only in terms of cooking itself, but also in reading it (yes, this book is pleasant to read). She presents recipes that are quick to prepare (no more than 20 minutes of prep time; the cooking time may take longer, but you will be free to do other things) and that can be used to prepare a meal for your family or even more people. She uses ingredients that make the prep time easier and that can be found in a supermarket. The recipes include some classics, like a super easy barbecue recipe, or a cheesecake recipe, and new ideas that are so easy to do that you won't resist to try them out. There is pasta, chicken, pizza, soups, salads, desserts, healthy food, and many more. She also gives some suggestions of menus that we can use. She adds some interesting and funny quotes from famous people in each recipe, and she also includes some funny stories that make the book a great read. I loved her sense of humor. If you want quick and easy recipes and some funny stories and quotes to light up your day, that's the book for you. Disclaimer: I received an advance copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
My thoughts. I made two recipes out of this cookbook. The first was Best Bean Soup Ever on page 94. We added carrots, celery, and onions to the basic recipe since we love our vegetables, and did not double the recipe since it says it serves 6 - 8. We're a family of seven and I knew one son would refuse to eat it so I figured we were good. It has served the six of us three days now and we still have some left over. We give this recipe 3 stars as it is not the best bean soup ever, our preferred recipe is better. Maybe because I am not a huge fan of kidney and pinto beans. I also made Luscious Lime Pie on page 54. My family were greatly excited to have "Key Lime Pie" for desert for a rare treat (I also made one for the church potluck) but it also got a 3 star rating from the family. My daughters thought it was too sour, my husband said it was too rich. It was good and simple to make so is a quick meal. The cookbook is full of cute stories and jokes, the recipes are basic and simple; made with ingredients most people have on hand (You might need to pick up one or two items) and is set up for full meals if you want to use it that way. Makes it easy to plan menu rotations. It also includes a shopping list of ingredients you need for each recipe which makes it easy. For women who work outside the home, eat out more than they should because they have no time to cook, this cookbook will be a blessing, It will help them cook more at home since the food preparation in most cases take less time than sitting in a drive-through line during rush hour,
Deb’s Dozen: Cooking, Quotes, and Comedy—Too Blessed to be Stressed Cookbook is Delicious! I love to read cookbooks—cooking not so much. But I do love to read the ingredient list, the instructions, look at and drool over the pictures and imagine the taste. Debora Coty has written a most delightful cookbook. The titles alone bring laughter and fun. Dump Dishes: One-Stop Schlopping (Dinner in One Pan) for example. And her pals have contributed their favorite recipes: Wild & Crazy Chicken & Rice, Keep You Full Breakfast Bowl, Mighty Pleasin’ Potpie. Debora doesn’t stop there—lest we get stressed from contemplating actually cooking, she has planned “Chuckle Breaks” such as Martha Bolton’s Potato Salad Fiasco, I Won’t Tell if You Won’t (Otherwise Known as Deb’s Confession), and Lumps & All. Interspersed with the chuckles and recipes are quotes about cooking and food and life. “Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers.”—William Shakespeare; “Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.”—Erma Bombeck; “The righteous eat to their hearts’ content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.”—Proverbs 13:25 NIV; “You only live once—lick the bowl!”—Wise Woman in Grocery Aisle. Designed to accompany her Too Blessed to Be Stressed series of books, this Too Blessed to Be Stressed Cookbook is well laid out, has tasty recipes, and even includes menu plans and shopping lists. Debora truly has taken much of the stress out of cooking. After reading the cookbook, I might, just might resort to “cooking something from scraps” myself. Debora M. Coty is an inspirational humorist who delights in speaking at events, writing columns and books—More Beauty, Less Beast; Fear, Faith, and a Fistful of Chocolate; Too Loved to Be Lost. Deb makes her home and tests these recipes in Seffner, Florida. Find out more interesting info at www.DeboraCoty.com Happy eating!