Saturday, August 18, 2012

Revell Publishing Presents: Food Family Style: Simple and Tasty Recipes for Everyday Life by Leigh Vickery

Texas ‘Queso Queen’& Entrepreneur Shares Secrets to Family Dinner Time may be short and budgets may be tight, but these 365 mouthwatering recipes are sure to draw families into the kitchen and around the table day after day. Crowned Queso Queen, Leigh Oliver Vickery shares her passion for including the whole family in cooking and eating dinner around the kitchen table. From tasty breakfasts, soups and salads to sumptuous main dishes and desserts, Food Family Style delivers just what readers' families ordered.
Vickery is an entrepreneur and founder of Leigh Oliver’s (, a specialty, all natural food company. Her original white cheese queso and more than 25 other products can be found in Central Market, Whole Foods Market, Brookshire’s, Costco, Kroger and other retail venues across the country. She is now in her second season as a food offering at the Dallas Cowboys stadium when you order chips and queso or cheese steak. Those popular choices even made the list of foods given a four star review by the Dallas Morning News.
Throughout Food Family Style are symbols indicating recipes that double easily, freeze well, are gluten-free or vegetarian, can be made in a slow cooker, and more. And since there's more to mealtime than just the food, this innovative book also includes tips about how to involve kids in meal preparation, meaningful conversation starters and simple ideas to bring warmth to your home.

About Leigh Oliver Vickery:

Leigh Oliver Vickery is creator and founder of Leigh Oliver's, a specialty "fun food" company with numerous products on the market in at least twenty-five states and grocery chains, including Whole Foods Market and Costco. She is the former food editor of the Tyler Morning Telegraph in Tyler, Texas, and now blogs at Leigh also has a regular twice-weekly segment on two local TV stations called "One Big Happy Table with Leigh Vickery." She lives in Tyler, Texas, with her husband, two sons, and three dogs.

Food Family Style: Simple & Tasty Recipes for Everyday Life

By Leigh Oliver Vickery
272 pages
Pub Date: August 2012

My Review:

I have really enjoyed devouring this great cook book. Although the book is written for MOPS [Mother's of Preschoolers]...I do not qualify for that category...although we do have in our home, a five year old starting school this year, but he is my Grandson!
When I was getting married my Hubby was really worried...I did not know how to cook. My Mom never wanted us to mess up the kitchen. He did say during our marriage that he never had a bad meal, and he always told me that everything I made was great! I love in the first part of this book is a section devoted to "kids in the kitchen". There are a lot of good prior to starting safety tips! Continuing on our Seven year old has made and enjoyed the Two Cheese Quesadillas...yummy and so satisfying for him to accomplish.
The book does include a section on Table important to shut off the world and just have some family time.
There are so many great recipes in of our favorites so far is in the Dessert Section...Apple Crumb Pie with Cinnamon Cream Sauce, it is to die for! We have tried a few of the other recipes in here and have not been disappointed. The only criticism is the fact that it is missing pictures of the finished product.

I received this book from Revell Publishing and was not required to give a positive review.

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