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