Book Review: The Loving Kitchen

Note: I received a review copy of this book from the publisher. All thoughts are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

The Loving Kitchen

The Loving Kitchen by LeAnn Rice.

About the Book

This book contains many recipes for any occasion. It is broken into several sections of recipes:

  • Morning Fare
  • Bountiful Breads
  • Starters & Salads
  • Soups & Sandwiches
  • Entrees
  • Vegetables & Sides
  • Desserts

You will also find an intro with lots of kitchen tips, and a final section with some great ideas for using food to reach out to others.  As a matter of fact, I should note that this is not necessarily your typical cookbook.

Taken from the Amazon description:

You know the feeling you get when you’re an overnight guest in someone’s home, and you awaken to a hot-off-the-griddle breakfast? Or when a coworker brings in a pan of her famous brownies to celebrate your recent promotion? Doesn’t it feel great when dinner at the neighbors’ house includes multiple courses of scratch-made recipes and conversation that lingers beyond dessert and that last cup of coffee? For many of us, these are the moments in which we feel most loved. That’s the idea behind The Loving Kitchen.

My Thoughts

This is a great book. The author has a well known food blog, LeAnn Cooks where she shares recipes. I’ll be honest. There are hundreds (thousands!) of cookbooks out there. The recipes are good, but there were more boxed mixes and convenience type things than I would have liked to see.

The thing that makes this cookbook stand out is the heart behind it. In flipping through the pages, and reading intros and information, that is the thing that impressed me the most about this book. And it’s why i could easily overlook the convenience foods in the ingredients and the average photography. This book made me feel the love and comfort that she associates with cooking for people, and gives the reader a assurance that your meals don’t have to be perfect to show that love to your family.


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