Becky Johnson and her daughter Rachel Randolph come from a long line of laughter. The female side of her family tree is dotted with funny storytellers, prolific authors, hospitable home cooks, and champion chatters.
In We Love, We Laugh, We Cook, Beckya butter and bacon loving mamaand Rachela vegan bean eating daughtershare stories of their crazy, wonderful, and sometimes challenging lives as Rachel becomes a mother herself.
Becky is messy; Rachel craves order. Becky forgets what month it is; Rachel is an organizational genius. (At least before baby arrives.) Sprinkled throughout are the lip-smacking, nourishing recipes they love to make and share.
From food for a family reunion of thirty, to lunch for a party of one in a high chair, to a hot meal for a sick friend, the authors demonstrate grace, acceptance, and love to others through the bonding gifts of humor, attentive listening, and cooking … whether diners prefer beef or tofu in their stew.
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Becky Johnson is the author, co-author or collaborator of more than forty books. Her most recent titles are We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook and Nourished: A Search for Health, Happiness and a Full Night’s Sleep.
Rachel Randolph writes and speaks about parenting a toddler, young married life, and her and her husband’s unlikely journey to a plant-based diet with humor and honesty. She co-authored We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook (Zondervan 2013) with her mom Becky Johnson. Rachel is married to Jared, a high school football and baseball coach. They live near Dallas, Texas with their son Jackson.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook – A Mom and Daughter Dish About the Food that Delights Them and the Love that Binds Them by Becky Johnson & Rachel Randolph caught my eye because I love to cook (follow recipes, actually = )), I love stories about cooking & I’m always looking for new recipes. Becky & Rachel are a mother & daughter that are as different as night & day. Becky is described as a disorganized “bacon-and-butter-loving mama”. Rachel (who is super organized) & her husband decided to follow a vegan lifestyle after listening to an audio book on the health benefits. This was a wonderful book filled with lots of stories on how cooking brought Becky & Rachel closer together. It also followed Rachel’s pregnancy & her journey of becoming a mother herself. It had lots of wonderful memories they had of cooking not only with each other but with other members of their family. It has a few recipes at the end of each chapter with options for vegans, vegetarians, omnivores & even gluten free eaters. I actually tried 3 of the recipes before I finished the book! I highly recommend “Becky and Rachel’s Spicy Puttanesca Sauce” on page 22. I even made it with the roasted garbanzo beans & it was delicious! This was a very fast & easy read. I absolutely LOVED this book!
Title: We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook Author: Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph Publisher: Zondervan Published: 8-6-2013 ISBN: 9780310330837 E-Book ASIN: B00A9UML1W Pages: 224 Genre: Cooking We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook is more than a cookbook. It is a peek into the love between a mother and daughter. Becky, the mother, and Rachel, her daughter, share insights into the lives and the evolve into more than just parent and child they become friends. The first entry is when they have their first mother/daughter trip and progresses from their. Their stories are pure, sweet with a touch of humor. The recipes a varied. Rachel, a vegan, provides some delicious options for meat laden meals to compete with the meat dish recipes for chicken, sausages, beef, fish and more. The one recipe I could not pass in trying was the Four Day Coconut Cake. It really did take four days, but when I served it my family claimed it was one of the moist cakes they had every had. Mother, the one who loves coconut told me it rivaled even hers which family and friends have requested her to make for Birthdays and Holidays for years. I enjoyed reading Becky and Rachel's story and their recipes even more. Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for allowing me to review this book for them, it has been a pleasure.