Every once in a while, when I lock myself away in the bathroom and beg the husband to “pretty please do not let any little fingers get stuck under the bathroom door” so I can take a bubble bath, I get a chance to read a book for myself. The last book I read was “We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook” a book by a mother and daughter team (Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph). This book is a light read, with both mother and daughter telling a story of growing up, and growing together. Both Mother and Daughter like to cook, and cooking together is one thing that brings them close, but they are different in every sense of the word. Then, the Daughter becomes a mother herself, and becomes vegan- causing both of them to have to learn to work together.
This book has a lot of delicious recipes strewn through it. Each event in their lives is summed up by the food they eat. The finger foods they feed the children, the comfort dishes shared with a new mother, and the extravagant fare found at a baby shower. The recipes all look delicious, with something for everyone, although they are hard to navigate due to their placement in the chapters. It was a light read, and pleasant, but without a strong plot, it’s quickly forgettable. If you’re looking for something light to read, it’s a good choice for a book you need to be able to pick up and enjoy regardless of when you set it down last.
This is a Book Sneeze Review, and is 11 dollars on Amazon.