As Debbie Thomas grew a love for cooking within her own kitchen, she knew that Cooking with Love could inspire others to not only love cooking as well but use it as an expression to share love to those in their lives. And she believes that the best way to do so is by focusing on dishes that are simple, healthy and full of flavor.
Debbie did not go to culinary school as many cookbook authors have. Instead, she learned to cook from hard work and from the love that came from the matriarchs in her family. By watching her mother and grandmother cook, and then later cooking with her children and grandchildren, she quickly realized that while cooking may require a few learned skills, the best cooking comes when it starts from within.
Over the years, Debbie perfected her cooking style ... one that marries simple with delicious, healthy with fresh, and tradition with uniqueness. While she was born in Chicago, Debbie grew up in Kentucky. Her blend of "homes" likely explains her love for blending Italian, country and urban twists to her recipes.
Within Cooking with Love, be prepared to be inspired with:
• A wide array of healthy and family-favorite dishes made simple, utilizing a few fresh ingredients that are promised to leave you yearning for more.
• Inspiration on how to cook with "what you got." Utilizing your pantry when you cook can take the stress out of it altogether, and Debbie provides you the guidance you need to be prepared for a last-minute weeknight dish or a surprise guest dinner!
• Suggestions for pulling together memorable meals throughout the week with her sample menus that pair several of her recipes found within the book.
• Cooking insights peppered throughout, learning Debbie's tips for making cooking easy, fun and always from the heart.
If you are someone who is looking to make memorable and healthy meals for your family, Cooking with Love is full of a variety of recipes with that vision in mind. From appetizers to meat dishes and vegetarian o