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The Mom 100 Cookbook


The Mom 100 Cookbook
By Katie Workman


Mom’s are so much more than just moms! They are party planners, drivers, our cheering section and importantly the providers of nutritious food to get us going every day. This book knows that and has a secret weapon for you – 100 recipes to keep in your back pocket. Some never fail options for all kinds of meals such as comfort foods, seafood, lunches, pot lucks and vegetarian meals.

Best of The Book

I love the language and humour of this book. It’s really like a friend in the kitchen with you passing on some words of wisdom along with her favorite family recipes. Maybe barbecued chicken isn’t going to change your life, but knowing the cooking tips, make ahead options and the way kids can help make the recipe with you sure is handy. I also love how many variations have been included with some of the simplier recipes. From tips on how to top a simple bowl of soup to four different variations of homemade chicken nuggets, this is a book families will keep coming back to.

Another great point, it is simple. Plain language and only a few ingredients per recipe. These are meals that real families can make and enjoy.

What Could Be Better

Not much. If you are looking for a simple family style recipe cookbook then this is a great one to have. If you already know the basics and have a big stash of go to recipes for regular night dinners, then this might not be the book for you. But for families who want to get started cooking from home more often and making more of the items they may buy from scratch, this is a good place to begin.

Target Audience

Families all the way. Moms and their kids specifically. Nothing against Dads! I’m sure they would love it too… and I’m sure Mom would love to see you and the kids whipping up something healthy for dinner every now and then. Recipes are fast, simple and designed to be a saving grace in an often too hectic world.

Jodi Lariviere

Jodi Lariviere

Jodi has been blogging since January of 2008 with her first venture ‘Simply Fresh’ – a blog about the Ottawa food scene, local ingredients and other local foodies. She also contributes a food column to the Russell Villager and has begun her second blog, ‘Vegging for Two’, an expectant Mom’s guide to healthy eating. As a “friend in food” she writes Jodi’s Re-views covering cookbooks, health books and food fiction to keep learning about what’s going on out there in the beloved world of food! You can find Jodi by visiting her two blogs: Simply Fresh – Vegging for Two – Or via email: simplyfresh(at) or Twitter (@SimplyFresh)


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