I know my blog is supposed to feature books, but I'll count this post in the "occasionally other things" part of the description. I just have to share my excitement about what arrived in my mailbox yesterday -- my first issue of Food Network Magazine!
A few weeks ago, an offer for magazine deals appeared in my email; and I couldn't resist ordering Food Network Magazine for $5 for one year. Oh boy, am I glad I did! I am not even done reading through the entire issue, and I already love it! Maybe my excitement has something to do with the fact that I'm dieting and can't eat much right now, but I really don't think so -- there are just so many interesting features and yummy recipes!
Now I admit that I don't really watch the Food Network, but I am familiar with most of the chefs. I don't think my lack of interest in the television shows affects my appreciation of this magazine. I think there is a little something for everyone including tons of recipes (126 in this issue alone), 10 Things You Need to Know This Month which features interesting little tidbits about food stuff in general, behind-the-scenes looks at the television shows, and step-by-step pictured instructions of some of the more challenging recipes. And the kicker for me is that there are just tons and tons of beautiful, colored pictures of the recipes!
There are so many wonderful recipes in this issue from healthy dinners, to party food, to cute desserts. Of course, the healthy dinners section is what I will probably use the most because we do try to eat relatively healthy even when I'm not doing the Game On! diet. I have already marked a few recipes to try -- some might even work for me while I'm on this diet. In addition, I thought the section called "I Want Candy!" was precious. There are quite a few cupcake recipes that mimic your favorite candy bars like Snickers, Peppermint Patties, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, and Almond Joys. I can't even tell you how yummy the cupcakes look -- plus they seem to be pretty easy to make!
I am just thrilled with the Food Network Magazine and I'm hoping they are all this good! Please let me know if you are familiar with this magazine and what you think about it.
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