Homemade with Love: Simple Scratch Cooking from In Jennie's Kitchen

Homemade with Love: Simple Scratch Cooking from In Jennie's Kitchen

by Jennifer Perillo


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With its delectable recipes and charming girl-next-door tone, Homemade With Love is sure to be a welcome addition to the kitchens of longtime readers of the blog, In Jennie's Kitchen. Jennifer Perillo has long written on the pleasures and importance of cooking from scratch, buying local, and eating at home. Jennie shares her love for her farmers' markets and local purveyors while dishing out a hearty dose of practical culinary know-how for the working parent-or any busy cook.

Jennie has been writing online since 2006, and developing recipes for more than 15 years, even after the sudden death of her young husband, Mikey, in 2011. Gathering her family together around the table was her recipe for healing; though many things about her life have changed, her commitment to eating for nourishment-physical and spiritual-has not. A seasoned recipe developer and personal chef, Jennie has crafted shortcuts (like two homemade all-purpose baking mixes, used as a base for baked goods such as breads, muffins, and cupcakes) to make good eating just a little easier. Try recipes like Orange-Scented Waffles, Carrot Fennel Soup, Lentil Ricotta Meatballs, Drop Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie, Strawberry Blender Sherbet, and Lemon Buttermilk Doughnuts. Simple, soulful recipes for every meal of the day emphasize farm-fresh produce and whole foods. Jennie's distinctive voice is an evangelist for eating close to home, lingering around the table.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762447237
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 03/26/2013
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,203,774
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Perillo is the food editor at Working Mother magazine, contributes to the Food Network blog, and worked in notable New York restaurants Gramercy Tavern and Alain Ducasse at The Essex house. Her recipes have appeared in Parenting, Kiwi, and Relish magazines and she publishes In Jennie's Kitchen, a food and lifestyle blog dedicated to from-scratch cooking, one recipe at a time. She lives with her two daughters in Brooklyn, New York. Please visit her at injennieskitchen.com.

Table of Contents

I: Introduction—Returning to Our Roots II: The Perfect Pantry III: Everyday Basics IV: Breakfast On The Go V: Hot Breakfasts VI: Soups, Sandwiches & Salads VII: Pasta, Beans & Grains VIII: Beef, Chicken & Pork IX: Seafood X: Pizzas, Savory Tarts & Breads XI: Sides & Vegetables XII: Snacks XIII: Sweet Treats XIV: Beverages, Hot and Cold XV: Jams, Salsas & Condiments Suggested Menus Recipe List Sources Index

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Homemade with Love: Simple Scratch Cooking from in Jennie's Kitchen 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Bjdhj More than 1 year ago
I purchased two Homemade With Love cookbooks; one for a cousin who makes everything from scratch, and one for me, who needs to do that more often. I have tried several of the recipes and they didn't disappoint. A real winner!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't know it was mainly Italian food. That is on me.
SandrasBookNook More than 1 year ago
I love cooking from scratch. As a stay-at-home-mom, you could say it's my normal. Yes, it's nice to be able to grab a mix or something sometimes when you're in a hurry or something unexpected happens, but I love making a good home-cooked meal. This book is right up my alley as it's not only about cooking from scratch, but cooking healthy as well. This is not a vegetarian cookbook as some have stated, but there are great notations at the bottom of each recipe for 30 minutes or less, egg-free, vegetarian, vegan friendly, make ahead, dairy free, gluten free, under 1 hour, etc. I love the fact that it uses fresh, healthy ingredients, whole grains and more. I am trying to cook healthier for my family as my husband and I try to lose weight--not so easy when you review cookbooks!! He is doing great, I am slowly moving along. Cookbooks like this are so much fun for me, though. There's some great, healthy ideas for vegetables to go so nicely with the light, healthy proteins I've been cooking. You MUST try the slow-roasted tomatoes and easy roasted vegetables. I would never have thought of "Rosemary & Pecorino Popcorn", but it was quite yummy! I'm dying to make the Roasted Tomato Soup and Beef Spezzatino as well as many, many others. I'll be going back to this cookbook time and again! I received a copy of this book from Running Press for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
babypop More than 1 year ago
I just finish reading Homemade with Love.. What can I say I love this cookbook. It is like having a best friend in the kitchen. So easy to use and written with love. My mouth is watering reading it. So far I have tried her soup kale with white bean and ravioli. yummy. I love the conversation the writer has with the reader. Healthy and all homemade.. great book for a beginner cook or more advanced on how to make your kitchen more natural and food more homemade.