Some of the recipes in my cookbook, Cooking with Gratitude include background information to provide a brief history of the origin or transformation of a recipe or how the recipe came to our family. There are nostalgic stories about family traditions and the meals that made us crave what was being prepared in the kitchen or on the grill, they connect us with a beautiful bond of love and devotion. The family recipes in Cooking with Gratitude are forged upon our hearts and etched on our souls. They are a tapestry of food, culture and inspiration from family and dear friends.
I hope you relish the food as well as the stories,
Patti O'Dea Leboff
Cooking with Gratitude offers you 135 enticing recipes for your family and friends to share and enjoy. There is something for everyone, even the pickiest of eaters, from appetizers, to dinners, dessert or breakfast, I hope you sample them all and bring them to your table over and over again.
The easy to follow preparations make meal prep and assembly simple and fuss-free. Many of the ingredients are probably on hand in your pantry, in your refrigerator or are easy to find at your local market. The cooking terms and instructions provide a unique guide for readying the ingredients to send you on your way to cook with the most important addition -Love!
Cooking with Gratitude includes family style recipes as well as basic tips, helpful hints and cook's notes to assist you in the kitchen while preparing meals and to help balance flavor profiles. These simple pointers and suggestions are intended to help you cook with confidence and make your meals worth your valuable time, effort and expense.
The recipes and recommendations could be considered simple directions and comforting messages from a family-style cook to assist you with your home cooking and entertaining.