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1500 calories

Our cookbook pick of the week is a new release from Betty Crocker that not only inspires you to eat more fresh and healthy foods but can also help you lose those holiday pounds! The “1500 Calorie a Day Cook Book” ( makes it easy to plan everyday menus. Simply choose one recipe from each of four different categories (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack/dessert) and you are guaranteed to stay within the 1500 calorie range that increases your metabolism for weight loss. Great suggestions included for varying each recipe to slim it down or bump it up, with easy to follow instructions and great color photography. And you don’t have to watching your calories to benefit from this book, filled with 200 creative recipes.

Betty Crocker The 1500 Calorie A Day Cook Book” – Gotta Love It!

200 reasons to keep canned seafood on hand.

200 reasons to keep canned seafood on hand.


Sure, you could make tuna casserole with that canned tuna you have in your cupboard. But Susan Sampson’s “200 Best  Canned Fish & Seafood Recipes ” ( gives you plenty of inspiration to venture off the culinary beaten path with such  offerings as Tuna Artichoke Panini, Farfalle with Smoky Tuna, Mushrooms and Green Peppercorns, or Express Coconut Tuna and Pea Curry.

But why stop at tuna?  If you kept your pantry stocked with canned clams, crabmeat, lobster, shrimp and oysters, the possibilities are almost endless. Now there’s no need to wait until you can make a trip to the fish market to put seafood on the table for supper!  This is a great resource to add to your cookbook library!

“200 Best Canned Fish & Seafood Recipes” by Susan Sampson – Gotta Love It!



Another great guide from The Complete Idiot’s Guide Series


It’s not too early to think about New Year’s resolutions. Here’s a book that might inspire you to take  a few baby steps toward a healthier and more earth-friendly existence in 2013, the second edition of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Living by Beverly Lynn Bennett and Ray Sammartano (

The friendly, conversational tone of the authors encourages the readers to weigh all the benefits of consuming a low-fat, high-fiber vegan diet, with plenty of practical tips as well for being as cruelty-free as possible in other areas of your life, from choosing beauty products to your wardrobe. Nice assortment of easy to prepare recipes as well.   Vegan Living is an eye-opener on how to choose options that are friendly to your budget as well as the planet!

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Living – second edition – Gotta Love It!

The original comfort food!

As the hunt begins for the perfect holiday gift this season, we present two new cookbook offerings that are gift-giving worthy!  “300 Sensational Soups” by Carla Snyder and Meredith Deeds ( features a wide array of homemade soup creations from chowders and hearty bean stews to cold-busting chicken soups and dessert soups perfect for a sizzling hot summer day.

Guaranteed to satisfy every Cookie Monster.

The other new cookbook features a sweeter comfort food category, homemade cookies, “Simply Sensational Cookies” by Nancy Baggett ( Great ideas for sturdy cookies that ship well for those far away, as well as show-stoppers to feature at tree-trimming and holiday carolling parties and some cookie classics you may remember from childhood. Either cookbook will be a welcome addition for anyone on your gift list regardless of their level of culinary skill!

“300 Sensational Soups” and “Simply Sensational Cookies” – Gotta Love It!