Thursday, January 21, 2016

Pieces if the Past ~ A cookbook Review

Not long after Thanksgiving, I was approached about receiving and reviewing a cookbook on the blog.  I love cookbooks!  This request was immediately answered and I received the online copy of the cookbook.  And then the holidays happened ~ lots of holidays!  So here is the review ~

If one word can sum up a cookbook ~ it would be AWESOME.  Pieces of The Past is written by real women, using wholesome, common ingredients and contains many recipes my family will love.  It is along the same lines as a church cookbook ~ where you know the cooks, you've tasted the food, and know this is what they serve to their families daily.

With all the busyness, I haven't tried any of the recipes yet but we have quite a few bookmarked for the future ~  our "want to trys" are ~

Cream Cheese Herb Spread
Salsa Mix
Amish Breakfast Casserole
Easy Egg Bake
Sausage and Grits Quiche
Sausage Casserole ~ I've eaten this before, now I have the recipe!
Potato Soup Mix ~ this would be great for gifts
Basic Flavored Rice
Broccoli & Cheese Casserole ~ my family would like this!
Hashbrown Casserole
Spanish Rice
Cheeseburger Quiche
Chicken Alfredo
Hamburger Bake
Taco Casserole
Underground Ham Casserole
Pie Crust (diabetic ~ made with almond flour)
2 minute fudge
Basic Brownie Mix
French Silk Pie
Miniature Turtle Brownie Bites

The above is by no means an exhaustive list ~ this book is packed full of recipes.  Some are foods we have tried over the years but never gotten the recipes for ~ now we have them! 

There are several added bonuses in the book ~  first would be the beautiful pictures of homestead life, second are the handy tips and charts to aid you on your cooking adventures, third would be the notes from the contributors, fourth is the contributors of the recipes ~ I love knowing that someones Aunt or Grandma passed down these recipes and now they are being shared. 

I am excited to try these recipes and add them to our family favorites list.  Time to make a grocery list!

The link to the cookbook is


In exchange for reviewing this cookbook, I received an online copy! 

Happy cooking! 

I am thankful for ~
homemakers sharing their family recipes
recipes using regular ingredients (not exotic, expensive ing.)
beautiful, old timey photos
being asked to review this book
time spent reading the cookbook
being a Keeper at Home

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Welcome to the farm ~ we are a blended family with 7 children (3 are married), 4 grandsons, 5 dogs, 3 rabbits, and 15 chickens living on 3 acres in Georgia. I love crafting, sewing, cooking & canning, recipes of all kinds, reading, playing with my little buddies, family time, travel, pinterest and most of all the Lord.