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Savory Sweet Life cookbook

Huge congratulations to Alice on the release of her cookbook Savory Sweet Life!

cover of Savory Sweet Life

I love the way the chapters are divided by occasion, but not necessarily special occasions. “Lunch Between Friends”, “Snow Day”, “Block Party” and “Summer Fun in the Sun” are all chapters.

contents page

The recipes are droolworthy but not intimidating, it’s all crowd pleasing food made extra special. There are useful tips for preparation, storing and variations. The photos are bright and clear and not only make me excited to make the food but also to get to the part where you get to share it with people you love. And there are lots of recipes you can prepare ahead of time (including two breakfast casseroles that you assemble the night before, I adore those) so you get more time to spend with people.

strawberry spinach salad

This is a salad I’ll be making tonight.

gingerbread waffles

These waffles were inspired by a now-closed restaurant here in Seattle called the Jitterbug which was a block away from the first house Scott and I lived in when we moved here. We miss those waffles too so extra thanks for this recipe Alice!

daiquiri popsicles

· comments [2] · 06-6-2012 · categories:books · food ·

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  • 1 brianne // Jun 6, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    nom. our street hosts an annual block party and I never know what to bring, so this is perfect!

  • 2 Elizabeth // Jun 7, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Oh the Jitterbug! Oh the cornbread griddle cakes! Oh the humanity!

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