(Doesn't she have an adorable family? Cutie-patooties, all of 'em.)
Kate Gosselin's Love is in the Mix: Making Meals Into Memories with Family-Friendly Recipes, Tips, and Traditions by Kate Gosselin
Another perk plus to this particular cookbook is that Kate Gosselin went beyond the food prep to the food traditions in her family. She wrote a nice intro to each recipe, and also had a chapter at the end of the book about different food-focused traditions. For instance, she writes about doing indoor and outdoor picnics at home with her kids for a fun lunch. My mom did that too! Nothing brightens a rainy summer day like having an indoor picnic. And another little "tradition" that I filed away was doing a special treat during family movie night. She has little reusable buckets that look like popcorn bags. You know, with the red & white stripes? I bet you could find something similar at Target. Anyway, when she fills them with popcorn she first puts a little sweet treat, like a few Twizzlers or gummy worms, at the bottom. What a fun little surprise! I'm totally doing that if I have the nieces or nephews for an evening.
So overall, not a bad book. Just not what I was expecting, and that threw me for a loop. I plan to try one or two more recipes, then back to the library it goes...