Archives for posts with tag: Recipes


Klinge Foods Ltd., based in the UK, is making it easier for Americans to reduce the amount of sodium in their diets that can lead to such health problems as high blood pressure and heart disease. LoSalt ( is the delicious, easy to use reduced sodium alternative to salt now available in Whole Foods, Kroger and Safeway supermarkets in time for holiday menus.

Whether adding salt to your pot of boiling water for pasta, adding a dash to season morning eggs or crockpot soups and stews, LoSalt is convenient and easy to use, affordably priced for everyday use and available in original as well as iodized versions. Nothing artificial, and a great source of dietary potassium. 

LoSalt – Gotta Love It!

new southwest

If your recipes in your party entertaining file are getting pretty dull, shake things up with Meagan Micozzi’s new cookbook release, The New Southwest (

This beautifully illustrated guide celebrates the regional cuisine of the American Southwest, featuring a wide range of “classic flavors with a modern twist”, including Whipped Agave Ancho Butter, Caramel-Soaked Mexican Chocolate Pancakes,  Citrus & Herb Red Snapper and Skillet-Baked Corn Pudding.  More than 80 suggestions for dishes that are colorful, flavorful and a definite departure from run of the mill buffet offerings.

The New Southwest by Meagen Micozzi – Gotta Love It!



Earlier this year, we tipped our readers off to a wonderful new discovery, Nellie’s Nest Cage-Free Eggs. Now readers can win a free carton and get a copy of  the  delicious Nellie’s Nest Fall Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe.

Simply visit to find the answer to the trivia question —

“What city and state are Nellie’s Nest eggs produced in?” and send it, along with your full name and e-mail address to with Nellie’s Nest in the subject line. Contest ends at midnight October 19, 2013.

Nellie’s Nest Cage-Free Eggs – Gotta Love It!


leafy greens

Another great food reference book has crossed our desk, the very informative and well researched “Complete Leafy Greens Cookbook” by Susan Sampson (

There are well rounded, interesting profiles on more than 60 different fresh produce items included under the “leafy greens” umbrella, along with selection, storage, nutritional information and serving suggestions. In addition to the more commonly known leafy greens such as bok choy, napa cabbage and collard greens, this wonderful directly also introduces the reader to more exotic choices such as nettles, scapes, yo choy sum and Houttynia.

The Complete Leafy Greens Cookbook by Susan Sampson – Gotta Love It!



fondue bible

As the temperatures this season get a lot colder and crisper, it’s time to start scheduling a few impromptu parties so you can catch up with family members and friends. Ilana Simon offers a great guide to entertaining with her new release “The Fondue Bible” ( , reviving the fondue method of  cooking that first gained popularity in the US in the 1970s.

In addition to cheese and broth-based fondues, “The Fondue Bible” offers 200 of the best ways to share a meal prepared using fondue, including oil fried meats and veggies and the ever-popular chocolate fondue pot. If you’ve been searching for a way to increase the conversation in your life, throwing a fondue party, guided by the tips and tricks you’ll learn in “The Fondue Bible”! is the perfect solution.

“The Fondue Bible” by Ilana Simon – Gotta Love It!


If you keep your slow cooker appliance in reserve for cold weather comfort meals only, you’re missing out on a chance to make easy and delicious meals year-round. The crock pot introduced more than 40 years ago is celebrated in Beth Hensperger’s “Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook”, co-written by food columnist Julie Kaufmann  ( and this bible will really open your eyes as to how slow cooking can make the livin’ and eatin’ easy during the summertime.

In addition to expert information about how to choose and use a slow cooker, Hensperger provides more than 300 inspired recipes you can prepare first thing in the morning and be enjoying at your dinner table with a glass of wine by nightfall.  This cookbook also makes a great bridal shower gift for the summer bride.

Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook – Gotta Love It!

Ever notice how taking a cookie break can make everything in your day seem a lot less serious. Well, cancer in  kids is serious business, but the “All the Good Cookies” cookbook by Gretchen Holt-Witt ( offers sweet inspiration with more than 60 recipes for keeping your own cookie jar full in addtiion to helping eradicate childhood cancers.

Nicely illustrated with a wide range of creative cookie styles, from Potato Chip Sandies and Deep Chocolate Cherry Cashew Cookies to Doggie Cookies suitable for both humans and their canine pals and Toffee-Almond Meringues. Brighten up someone’s day by surprising them with this wonderful cookie recipe book, then treat yourself to a cookie break – you deserve it!


All the Good Cookies – Gotta Love It!cancercookies


There are two little words that are total turn-offs when reading food lables — “artificially flavored.” When you are craving authentic flavor, especially the sweet aromatic flavor of real vanilla, treat yourself to Nielsen-Massey Tahitian Vanilla Beans (

We recently used the whole vanilla bean to create two different taste sensations. We marinated plain vodka with a Nielsen-Massey Tahitian vanilla bean for 7 days to create a delicately flavored vanilla vodka with a lovely aroma.  In need of a savory sauce for a bread pudding dessert, this versatile whole bean came through for us again with a stove-top prepared caramel vanilla sauce. The company’s website gives a wide range of recipes you can create using one of their true vanilla products. Don’t ever settle for an imitation when Nielsen-Massey offers you the finest vanilla beans produced in the world.

Neilsen-Massey Tahitian Vanilla Beans – Gotta Love It!



fresh BHG

This is the time of year when local Farmer’s Markets really start to blossom as spring’s bounty of asparagus, strawberries, artichokes, peppers and other wonderful produce items are available in abundance. What better way to get inspired than by picking up a copy of the newly released Better Homes and Gardens Fresh Cookbook, recipes for enjoying ingredients at their peak.

There’s a great fresh produce primer at the back of the book and 300 recipes earmarked by season ranging from salads and side dishes to shortcakes and pizza perfect for brunch. Fresher is always tastier and better and the new “Fresh” from Better Home and Gardens proves it!

The new Better Homes and Gardens “Fresh” Cookbook – Gotta Love It!


soups & stews

One nice thing about winter is that it forces you to slow down and hibernate for a while when Mother Nature decides to cancel your plans with a bout of ice and snow. But being cooped indoors can actually be delicious if you have a copy of Better Homes and Gardens new “Ultimate Soups & Stews Book” (

With 400 recipe offerings featured, many accompanied by four-color photos, you can create a different satisfying one-dish meal every day of week, ranging from a spicy Gingered Pork and Cabbage Stew to an Alphabet Soup with Turkey Meatballs. All of the soups and stews represented in this latest BHG guidebook are great for preparing ahead of time. This is a great reference book that you’ll find yourself referring to again and again for some dinnertime inspiration.

Better Homes and Gardens The ultimate Soups & Stews Book – Gotta Love It!