Oh my gosh!! THIS is my kind of cookbook!! We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook is a story of love, laughter all mixed with a bacon loving Mama and vegan bean eatin’ daughter!
Chapter after chapter I laughed, I empathized and I was entertained!!With down-to-earth wit, charm, love and laughter, a butter and bacon lovin’ mama and a vegan bean eatin’ daughter share humorous stories about the differences that test them, the foods that entice them, and the love that binds them.
Becky Johnson and her daughter Rachel Randolph come from a long line of laughter. The female side of her family tree is dotted with funny storytellers, prolific authors, hospitable home cooks, and champion chatters.
In We Love, We Laugh, We Cook, Becky—a butter and bacon loving mama—and Rachel—a vegan bean eating daughter—share stories of their crazy, wonderful, and sometimes challenging lives as Rachel becomes a mother herself.
Becky is messy; Rachel craves order. Becky forgets what month it is; Rachel is an organizational genius. (At least before baby arrives.) Sprinkled throughout are the lip-smacking, nourishing recipes they love to make and share.
From food for a family reunion of thirty, to lunch for a party of one in a high chair, to a hot meal for a sick friend, the authors demonstrate grace, acceptance, and love to others through the bonding gifts of humor, attentive listening, and cooking … whether diners prefer beef or tofu in their stew.
My Thoughts: I laughed till I had tears at times!! The chapter when Rachel is about to go into labor and Mom comes to visit and help had me laughing so LOUD!!! There is a spoon that can only be used for rice. Oh my goodness!! Becky is my kind of carefree mom. These two have an amazing chemistry and strong family dynamic.
Each of the chapters have recipes at the end. There is a index in the back to aid in quickly finding the recipes. Recipes are marked with vegan, vegetarian and gluten free. But, don’t worry, recipes are flexible enough for us meat eaters too.
This is a fun cookbook. I think my daughters will be getting a copy for Christmas, hopefully they will remember some of the fun times we had in the kitchen too. We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook is a wonderful love story of a bond that can only be shared between a mother and daughter!! Hey, if you love to cook you’ll enjoy this book too!!
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