If you haven’t heard about Taste of Home magazine, well, here is your new recipe obsession. It’s one of my favorite publications for a reason; the recipes in it are typically fail proof and my family generally loves them. What’s better than having to page through years of back issues to find something to make? The Taste of Home cookbooks that feature reader and Taste of Home test kitchen recipes. Thanks to Reader’s Digest Association for the gift of the two books to make this review for our holiday gift guide possible.
This treasure trove of top reader picks is packed with all the delectable homemade dishes you’ve come to know and love—comforting casseroles, delicious mains, simple sides, hearty soups and stews and delectable desserts.
• 400+ most–loved recipes & tips from home cooks like you!
• 240–page hardcover edition with easy–to–read type.
• Gorgeous, full–color photos show you the simply scrumptious results!
• BONUS CHAPTER: packed with top seasonal specialties.
• Prep & cook time provided for every dish.
• Double–indexed for fast, easy lookup.
While I haven’t had time to go through each and every recipe in this book 😉 I did already make the Honey-Garlic Glazed Meatballs from the *Appetizers, Snacks, Beverages* section. My husband pretty much told me to ditch the previous saucy meatball recipe I have been making for years and use this one instead 😂 .
And then there is the cookbook every person with half a sweet tooth needs to have on their shelf…
Taste of Home: 365 Days of Cookies by Taste of Home
When it comes to smile-fetching sweets you can’t go wrong with cookies! From soft and chewy to crisp and crunchy, the buttery sensations always get thumb-up approval. This new book features hundreds of full-color photos, this must-see edition offers after-school snacks, coffee-break bites, classroom treats, bake-sale favorites and holiday delights that are perfect throughout the year.
You’ll even find cookies that celebrate days such as National Potato Chip Day (March 14), Jelly Bean Day (April 22) and National French Toast Day (November 28). Best of all, a Christmas- Cookies Bonus Section makes this cookbook a home baker’s dream come true!
Well of course I tried some of these recipes too, and one I will be making again, and again and again is the Double Chocolate Biscotti. This is a recipe from the Taste of Home Test Kitchen. It’s not just ah-mazingly tasty – it’s SUPER easy! PLUS you can totally take the basic recipe and tweak it like I did!
Store bought chocolate chip cookie dough, caramel baking chips and chopped up pecans were my twist on the provided recipe (which is the basic three ingredients, the chocolate chip cookie dough, baking chips and chopped nuts) – and VOILA I had Chocolate Caramel Pecan Biscotti!
People listen to me – never in my life did I think I could make biscotti 😉 I am so excited to go through the rest of this book and try out the delicious sounding (and looking!) recipes.
These Taste of Home recipe books retail for $24.99 each (on sale right now for $19.99). You can find them on ReadersDigestStore.com. Taste of Home Most Requested Recipes 2017 can be purchased here: https://www.readersdigeststore.com/taste-of-home-most-requested-recipes-2017.html and Taste of Home 365 Days of Cookies can be purchased here: https://www.readersdigeststore.com/taste-of-home-365-days-of-cookies.html.