Love of Cooking: Soups, Stews & Chili

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Book 4 in Love of Cooking: Volume I.  When it is cold outside it is time for soup. Fall is coming upon us & that means warm meals. They are great when you feel bad & they are a treat when you feel well. The recipes are so easy to follow  & delicious that anyone from the novice to pro will enjoy fixing & especially eating them.

Love of Cooking: Side Dishes

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This is one of my favorite cookbooks. The variety of side dishes will surprise you. A few favorits from this book are the Lima Bean Casserole, Sesame Brussels Sprouts & Garlicy Cheese Grits. I love so many of them that it is hard to chose even a few favorites.  You will never have to struggle with what to serve with your main coarse again.

Love of Cooking: Salads

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Love of Cooking: Salads is a wonderful collection of all types of salads. Dinner salads, fruit salads, fresh veggies salads & more.  There is something for every taste. There are full meal salads as well as a section of dressings. You will love this book for the spring & summer, but I’ll bet you use it all year.

Love of Cooking: Appetizers

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Love of Cooking: Appetizers is filled with delicious starters for any party.   From the huge selection of dips to the perfect 1st coarse at your dinner party. You will always find the something to bring to a party or make your party special. This is available on kindle by itself or 0n kindle & in paperback in LoC: Volume I.Enjoy!

What does Success mean to you?

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I had a life altering experience this week. I took my 1st child to college.  While this was an exciting, exhausting, fun, memorable, sad, happy & all together heart breaking experience. I stop today to contemplate the fact that when leaving my first born, in another state, all I said to her was “have fun!”  While this seems like perfectly normal parting advice, I got to thinking about what I was “supposed to say” to an 18 year old girl out on her own for the 1st time. Things like study hard, do well in your classes, stay out of trouble, call me if you need me, don’t party EVERY night, & so many more that I can’t think of right now.

I realized that I didn’t have to say those things to her. She knew all those things. She was ready to be on her own. Her father & I “raised her up right” as we say in the South.

I started thinking about how I have measured success throughout my life.  Getting good grades, getting into a good college, getting a good job, starting a family & most recently raising a fully formed, well rounded young woman.

It is not natural to me or to most people, I think, to pat ourselves on the back when we do something well. We don’t want to come across as conceited. However, in this case, I don’t feel anything but pride in being able to say WE DID IT! 

I would love to hear other stories where you did something well or just an answer to the question: What does success mean to you?

GIVE AWAY ON GOOREADS!!

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Book Giveaway For Love of Cooking: Labor Day

  • Love of Cooking by Maggie Brooks
    Love of Cooking: Labor Day
    by Maggie Brooks(Goodreads Author)

    Make your Last Blast of Summer a real Blast! Use recipes from Love of Cooking: Labor Day to make your party or cookout a hit! From appetizers to desserts, there is something for everyone!
     Make your Last Blast of Summer a real Blast! Use recipes from Love of Cooking: Labor Day to make your party or cookout a hit! From appetizers to desserts, there is something for every taste. If you need to bring a dish to share or the party is at your house, you will be glad that you have this book to draw from. LoC: Labor Day is for the holiday or Any Day! Enjoy!
     
    Giveaway dates: Aug 23-Sep 03, 2012
    5 copies available, 196 people requesting
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The History of Labor Day!

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“Labor Day: How it Came About; What it Means

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Founder of Labor Day

More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.

Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.”

But Peter McGuire’s place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. What is clear is that the Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic.”

This is quoted from the US Dept of Labor. After those first union workers proposed a day to recognize all workers, we seem to just have our last long weekend of the summer that many use to gather with friends & family. How ever you choose to honor the American Worker, food is almost assuredly a part of the celebration. I hope that my Labor Day book becomes a go to cookbook for Labor Day Weekend & that everyone uses it all year long as well.

Enjoy!  Maggie

 

Last Blast of Summer: Recipes You Will Love All Year!

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For Labor Day or Any Day!

Make your Last Blast of Summer a real Blast! Use recipes from Love of Cooking: Labor Day to make your party or cookout a hit! From appetizers to desserts, there is something for every taste. If you need to bring a dish to share or the party is at your house, you will be glad that you have this book to draw from. LoC: Labor Day is for the holiday or Any Day! Enjoy!

Fall in Love with Cooking!

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Fall in Love With Cooking!  

When we started writing these books it was to give us a project to do together and hopefully make a little money, but what happened is that I fell in love with cooking all over again. Getting in the kitchen and taking a basic recipe and growing it into something that my friends and family ask for again and again. I hope the recipes that we share will help you Fall In Love With Cooking too!

Brand New Blog!

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Love of Cooking: Volume I

This is My 1st Full Volume of 5 Cookbooks. It is available on Amazon & thru my Website http://www.LoveofCookingOnline.com. I am so excited about it!!!

This Blog will be about my books, working as a mother/daughter team & anything that comes up & seems fun. Also, I want to answer questions & start discussions.

 
 
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