It’s finally here! After months and months of hard work, I am beyond excited to announce the release of my second cookbook, “Recipe Collection II: Family Edition“!
As stated in a recent Facebook post, this cookbook really has been a labor of love! Kate and I tried to find humor in the process, but I won’t lie—trying to come up with real food recipes that were not too difficult or time consuming, AND that also tasted great AND looked good (because let’s be honest, who wants to put effort into making ugly food) was not as easy as it sounds!
So while the idea of putting a cookbook together sounded like a good time in theory, in reality…it was a lot of work! In fact, in this collection, we had to test and then re-test 3 recipes 20 times between the two of us, just to make sure the ingredients were exactly right! That’s a whole lot of trips to the grocery store, dirty dishes and time in the kitchen…and that was only for 3 recipes! And after a few kitchen injuries/mishaps (fingers caught in the shredder on several occasions) and chasing little people in, out of and around the kitchen, we’re pretty ecstatic that the new Recipe Collection is printed and available for purchase (details below)!
We are really happy with the finished product and think you will be too! Just like my first Recipe Collection, this new edition has 100+ recipes your whole family will love that are junk, soy and gluten free. There are also almost 100 snack and menu ideas plus a special einkorn flour section with a handful of recipes using this ancient grain.
I think one of the most exciting parts of this cookbook is the Family Favorites section! While the cookbook is certainly for everyone in the family, we decided to devote an entire section to recipe requests we received over the years for “cleaner,” real food versions of favorites like chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, granola bars…and more! But really, the whole cookbook is kid-friendly, as evidenced in this video of Kate’s one-year-old daughter, Elise, who was caught stealing her sister’s Pumpkin Spice Muffins!