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Hello world!

And welcome to The Cookbook Lady! I have loved cookbooks all my life. I can’t remember when I started reading them, but once I started I was hooked. Cookbooks really “hit you where you live,” to quote Laurie Colwin (a lot more about my favorite writer ever later). Cookbooks are history. They are family. They …

The Cookbook Lady™: Books, Recipes, and More

At The Cookbook Lady™, you’ll find reviews of the cookbooks I love, some fabulous recipes, and perhaps a cat picture or two.

Who am I? First and foremost, I am a reader. My husband and I have a library of more than 5,000 books (with another 1000 or so on Kindle). I have been reading since I was 5 years old.

Second, I am a home economist. I have run websites about food, baking, and cooking since 2002. I work for the Pillsbury Company on the Pillsbury Bake-Off. And I have written 36 cookbooks in the last 15 years. (Plus Medical Ethics for Dummies, but that is another story altogether.)

And third, I am a happy eater. I have always been fascinated by how recipes work. I love to cook and bake, and I’m happiest when cooking and baking for others.

I do have very particular tastes. All of the food that comes out of my kitchen must be delicious and beautiful.  If that food has a story behind it, all the better.

Enjoy this site. If you have a cookbook you’d like to see reviewed, tell me about it. I am happy to add to my library.