I received my copy for my birthday from my sweet cousin Laura, who just so happens to be a friend & neighbor of Maggie Green. Upon opening the book I was immediately drawn in to it. I sat and read through it one evening and by the time I was finished there were countless post-its marking recipes that I couldn’t wait to try. When I say “I read through it”, I mean that this is not just a cookbook. Maggie put together a collection of seasonal recipes, organized by month to provide you with a year of classic Kentucky recipes. And interspersed throughout the cookbook are sweet stories about her family, notes about why she chose these particular recipes, and a little bit of Kentucky history. Maggie has written such clear directions & provides helpful advice and tips. She makes cooking seem easy & fun. There are recipes for every season & every occasion in this cookbook…looking for a dish to take to a potluck? Try the Bowtie Pasta with Spinach & Almonds. Or there’s the perfect healthy breakfast option, Multigrain Flapjack Mix (our family loves these!). And for the Keeneland fans out there, she has a recipe for Burgoo. Our favorite so far though has been the Skillet Red Beans, they are out of this world. Some cookbooks can be hit or miss, with only a few really good recipes. But not The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook – every recipe I’ve tried so far has been delicious! And I have many more bookmarked to try in the near future. I know that you will love this cookbook too. And if you have this cookbook in your collection already, think about giving it away as a gift. This cookbook has become my go-to wedding shower gift, accompanied with family recipe cards.
You can find this cookbook in the little things Amazon Store, or at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Crestview Hills.
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