Sunday, May 6, 2012

A new cookbook...

Yesterday, hubby and I headed up to Launceston for the day to celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary. It was lovely to stroll around the shops without having a long list of things to buy like we usually do when we head to the city. One of my best finds for the day was this cooking book 'Womens Weekly Baking Day' as it says on the front cover...A delicious mixture of nostalgic and modern recipes for cakes, biscuits and buns, along with retro kitchen craft. Of course this HAD to come home with me!  

 
Inside the front cover...every page is illustrated beautifully!

One of the craft projects inside the recipe book is how to make a jug cover from a purchased crochet doiley

An apron from a tea towel


Besides having craft projects, it also has the yummiest recipes! Can you tell I really love my new book! Lol!
Today I made from the book some White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

Our local supermarket didn't have any Macadamia, so I just used Almonds. But they were still Delicious!

And todays lunch Pumpkin Soup (not from the book but just a recipe I have been making for years with Potato ,Pumpkin, Carrot, Onion and pkt Cream chicken soup, salt and pepper) and Fresh Bread from the Bread Machine.
I also purchased another cookbook, but will save that one for another post.
Enjoy your Sunday!
Lisa
PS If anyone would like the recipe for White Chocolate Macadamia cookies, just let me know and I will include the recipe on another post. 
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17 comments:

Fiona said...

Happy Anniversary... wonderful to have a day out to celebrate... that does look like a great cook book....
Hugz

Sarah said...

I spotted that book yesterday in Harris Scarf... was going to check it out myself, but Hubby was waiting in the car and I needed to be quick! Looks lovely!

Bev C said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your Husband Lisa. The cookbook looks like a winner, can't resist cookbooks either. Your day out sounds perfect.
Happy cooking.
Bev.xoxo

Christine M said...

Happy 17th Anniversary! Today is our 17th Anniversary. We spent an exciting day at our 3 sons' footy matches! Not very romantic! LOL I saw that cookbook the other day and only had a very quick glance. It looks lovely. May have to drop a few hints!

Maree: said...

Happy Anniversary.. That Book is Lovely and is You for Sure..
Glad you had a Nice Day.
cheers

shez said...

happy aniversary Lisa to you and hubby.Wow what a beautiful buy.xx

Leanne said...

Beautiful book Lisa, Happy anniversary. I would love the recipe for your pumpkin soup if thats Ok, it sounds so yummy.

Susan said...

Congratulations for your anniversary! Sounds like a lovely day out - and the cooking looks great.

Elyte said...

Happy Anniversary. That book looks like a 'must have'.

lisa said...

happy annivrsary oh i love that book

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Your book looks lovely...I see crochet on the pages!!

Quilt Kitty said...

Happy Anniversary Lisa & hubby. That is one gorgeous book. I like the sound of the soup & the cookies. Tracee xx

Cindy said...

Happy anniversary! It sounds like you had a great time together. The book looks like something I would love:)
Yes, I would like to have the cookie recipe. Thanks and have a great day.

Michelle said...

That looks like a fun book!

suzitee said...

You're right Lisa...this one looks like a must-have! I'll keep an eye out for it when next in the cookbook section ;) I don't think there are any better cookbooks than the AWW ones...
Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby...me and mine hit that number earlier in the year! 1995 was a good year for getting married :) Seems like we have lots in common!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Happy anniversary. That books looks lovely, beautiful photos in it! I must tell you that your chocolate and caramel slice is one of our favourites, I have made it a few times! Wendy

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Such a great find... Love the book and it's retro projects too.