Another Snow Day—Time to Cook with The Mother Daughter Cookbook


My daughters are ecstatic because school got called for another snow day here in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon. They’ve been off all week, and now they have two more weeks off to look forward to. I, on the other hand, am going a little stir crazy. I haven’t been out of my neighborhood since Sunday, since we have one four-wheel drive car that will take us around and my husband is using it to go to work.

Today I think I’ll have to get out and walk. There’s a Starbucks Coffee about a 1/2 hour walk away, and a nice hot cocoa sounds like a good reward at the end of it. Maybe all three of us can venture out together.

Then I’d like to come back home and bake something from The Mother Daughter Cookbook. I recently got this book to review, and this will be the first recipe I try from it. I’ve got my mind set on making Gingerbread Cream Cheese Cupcakes. There’s a substitution for chocolate frosting listed with the recipe, and I may just have to frost half the cupcakes with that. Yum!

The Mother Daughter Cookbook looks like a great addition to any mom’s cookbook shelf. The author, Lynette Rohrer Shirk, has put together an interesting collection of recipes and broken them down into tasks for the mom and tasks for the daughter. In my case, my daughters are older and they can do any of the tasks, but I think they’ll like taking on the daughter’s side of the recipe anyway.

The recipes are also punctuated with quotes and cooking tidbits that make for interesting reading as well. There are a lot of recipes I’m looking forward to trying in this cookbook. And I think it would make a good gift for any mother and daughter team. You could also use this at a mother-daughter book club meeting, and have the girls work their part of the recipe while the moms collaborate with theirs. What fun!

I’ll keep you posted when we get to taste the cupcakes.

2 Responses to Another Snow Day—Time to Cook with The Mother Daughter Cookbook

  1. Julie P. says:

    How cute! This books sounds adorable!

  2. cookinmomma says:

    My daughter and I will be designing and creating a cookbook of our own. It is focused around the journey we took to get her at healthy weight. The cookbook is going to be geared to helping both parents and their children start making healthier foods in their homes and making it an effort to keep their children on a healthy track. My 7 year old is going to include recipes with corresponding art work and I will too but with photographs of the foods that I am including.

    Please check out my blog and leave your opinions or comments…it is all much appreciated.

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