Weekend Cooking is hosted at Beth Fish Reads each Saturday.
This week I have finally had a chance to read Make The Bread, Buy The Butter: What You Should and Shouldn't Cook From Scratch - Over 120 Recipes for the Best Homemade Foods by Jennifer Reese.
While I am in no way equipped or wanting to make everything from scratch, I do realize the benefits of eating foods that are not processed and full of chemicals. Reese's book gave me some good ideas of foods I'd like to make on my own, and others that (even though they might taste better and be better for me) are just too time consuming to make (I'm thinking marshmallows).
Bread, pumpkin-chocolate chip muffins, pizza, and frostings are some of the recipes I have marked that I most want to try. Others would require me to find a bit more time or purchase a few supplies before I tested them.
In the midst of these recipes Reese shares information about her own life - as a mother, as a professional, and what has led her to this quest to test numerous recipes on her own. While "made from scratch" began as a belief she had, the many cooking experiences she has had, has led her to believe that "made from scratch" is truly a fact.
This book was entertaining, and while I have marked several pages, unfortunately my copy is from the library. Make Bread, Buy The Butter is one book that I would happily purchase because of the number of recipes and resources it holds.