Cook Books

Check these cookbooks out.  Perhaps they will allow you to find some new recipes for your table!


The Whole Smiths Good Food Cookbook
Michelle Smith

Delicious and healthful recipes from the popular blog–fully endorsed by Whole30.  As fans of the Whole30 know, it can be challenging to figure out how to eat for the other 335 days of the year. Michelle Smith, creator of the blog The Whole Smiths, has the answers. This cookbook, the first ever fully endorsed and supported by Whole30, offers a collection of 150 recipes to keep Whole30 devotees going strong. Many recipes like Spaghetti Squash Chicken Alfredo are fully Whole30-compliant, and all are gluten-free, but you’ll also find recipes with a careful reintroduction of grains, like the tortillas in the Chile Enchilada Bake. Some recipes include beans and legumes, so there are plenty of vegetarian options. There are even desserts like Chocolate Chip and Sea Salt Cookies! Throughout the book, icons help readers identify which recipes fit their dietary constraints (and which are easily adaptable), but perhaps most important of all, the recipes are a delicious way to help anyone achieve a long-term approach to good health.


The New Charleston Chef’s Table
Holly Herrick

Immerse Yourself in the Eclectic and Growing Food Scene of Charleston!  From roadside dives to upscale eateries, Southern to Chinese, Holly Herrick leaves no stone unturned as she winnows Charleston’s restaurants down to her top picks. From fried chicken to shrimp and grits, The New Charleston Chef’s Table delivers all the goods that make this Southern gem of a city such an exciting place to visit, live, and dine. And now you can recreate your favorite dishes at home! Come celebrate the tastes of Charleston

Testing Cookbook Out

I have never been the most excellent cook but I try. I came across this book and decided to give it a shot.  With two growing boys, I needed to find something quick and easy to make along with filling everyone up.

I have tried the 5 bean soup but narrowed it down to three along with throwing in some pasta, carrots, and celery.  It turned out pretty good!   My boys thought it was about a 7/10 rating.

Another one I have tried was Chili Mac recipe which I liked a lot!  I did omit the the chilies from it because I’m not a fan of it and I used ground turkey with it.  My oldest liked it quite a bit as my youngest wasn’t too fond of tomatoes (I think I need to hide them more because he saw them).   This was a very filling dinner.

More to come soon….but if you want to check the book out.  Here it is: