Weekend Cooking – 2 NetGalley Cookbook Reads

Enjoy your month, Virgo friends!

Weekend Cooking is a weekend blog meme hosted by Beth Fish Reads. Today I’m doing reviews for two different cookbooks I recently got through NetGalley. Hope you enjoy!

Growing Winter Food by Linda Gray

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Goodreads Synopsis: Grow your own keeper crops for the chilly days of winter—and you’ll be sure of putting the freshest, tastiest produce, packed with goodness, on your kitchen table! Growing Winter Food is the essential gardening guide for those who want to enjoy their garden’s output all year round. This easy-to-follow book shows you how to grow your own fruit and vegetables for winter use and includes detailed cultivation advice on each crop, along with nutritional value, recipe ideas, and storage suggestions.

Find on Goodreads and Amazon.

I had been hoping to read this book sooner and actually be able to put in a winter garden, but alas school started and I became far too busy and tired.  Still I was grateful for the chance to read it.

Growing Winter Food is full of helpful hints, nutritional guides, common pest problems and even recipes. I honestly wasn’t expecting that much out of the book, so it was a pleasant surprise to see the author go above and beyond.  Next year I will really be prepared to garden all year round.

In the end I gave this book 4 stars on Goodreads.

Instant Pot Baby Food and Toddler Food Cookbook by Barbara Schieving, Jennifer Schieving McDaniel

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Find on Goodreads and Amazon.

Although I do not have an instant pot, nor plan on getting one anytime soon, I was still curious to read this book, and I’m glad I did.

This book is full of easy recipes and ideas. I really liked all the pictures too.  I found myself saying quite often, “huh I never thought of combing those ingredients.” Which is always a great thing to say while reading a cookbook.  I am happy to have these ideas in one place before I have kids, that way I know where to look when I need inspiration or help.

In the end I gave this book 3 stars on Goodreads.



  1. I love root vegetables, so I bet I’d really like that first cookbook. And I hadn’t really thought about how handy it would be to make baby food in the IP.

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