Saturday, July 27, 2013

"Homemade with Love" Review

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I received a copy of  Homemade with Love from Role Mommy for review. However, all opinions are my own.

I love a good cookbook, but Homemade with Love is a great cookbook!

My family are eaters and I'm always on the lookout for great family recipes and when I got the opportunity to review Jennifer Perillo's Homemade with Love of course I got excited!

After losing her husband to a tragic death two years ago (leaving her with two young daughters) - Jennifer Perillo, one of the country’s most beloved and inspiring food writers, single mom and personal chef debuts her first book:  HOMEMADE WITH LOVE: Simple Scratch Cooking from In Jennie’s Kitchen (April 2013, Running Press).  Jennie, also the regular food contributor for Working Mother magazine,  has won the hearts and taste buds of all who follow her blog, In Jennie’s Kitchen , where she shares stories about food, family, life and the crossroads where they meet.

In HOMEMADE WITH LOVE, Jennie shares with readers how to set up a homemade kitchen, including creating the perfect pantry—from the dry goods you should always try to have on hand, to what to stock in your fridge and freezer. From there she covers the everyday basics, offering shortcuts with homemade baking mixes to use as the base for all the yummy treats you’ll want to make for the family—think Clementine & Pistachio Crumb Muffins – as well as other homemade necessities like nut butters, ricotta, chicken stock, marinara and yogurt.
Recipes range from Slow-Roasted Tomato & Fresh Mozzarella Panzanella, perfect in the summertime when tomatoes are at their peak flavor, to Drop Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie, Beef Spezzatino, French Onion Cheese Buns, Crispy Spinach-Ricotta LatkesRosemary & Pecorino Popcorn, Cherry Chocolate Chip Friendship Cookies and Roasted Rhubarb Jam. From sweet to savory and back again, Jennie’s recipes for every meal of the day are simple enough for novice cooks who want to start cooking more from scratch, yet with flavor combinations and profiles so sophisticated they’ll entice veteran cooks as well.  

Homemade with Love is filled with lots of warm family recipes. This is a cookbook you and your family will use over and over. Homemade with Love is a cookbook I'll pass down to my daughter to share with her family. This is one of those cookbooks that gets the entire family involved in making family time in the kitchen special.

If you love to cook for your family be sure to check out Jennifer Perillo's Homemade with Love. It's sure to be a crowd pleaser.

About the Author:
Jennifer Perillo is the consulting food editor at Working Mother magazine. She has worked in some of New York City’s top restaurants including Gramercy Tavern and Alain Ducasse at The Essex House. Jennie’s recipes and writing have been featured in Parenting, Kiwi, and Relish magazines, and online at,, and She also shares stories about family, food, and life at In Jennie’s Kitchen, a blog dedicated to from-scratch cooking. She lives with her two daughters in Brooklyn, New York. For more information visit

About the Book:
by Jennifer Perillo
Running Press; Hardcover; $27.50 US/$30.50 CAN
240 pages; 8 x 10; ISBN: 978-0-7624-4723-7
E-book ISBN: 978-0-7624-4834-0
Full-Color Photographs throughout
Publication Month: April 2013


Liz Berg said...

Gosh, has it been two years already? I'll definitely check out her cookbook.

The Wimpy Vegetarian said...

This is the next cookbook on my list to buy! Everything in it sounds so Jenny-wonderful.

Linda | The Urban Mrs said...

What an inspiring story and I'm sure I will love her book, too.

William Kendall said...

Sounds like a cookbook I should get my hands on...

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