Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Blog Tour ~ "Mormon Mama Italian Cookbook" by Shannon M. Smurthwaite

I was excited to try out this cookbook.  In it's title it says "Mormon Mama". Does that mean this cookbook is just for Mormon's?  Not hardly.  What it means is that it has recipes that do not have alcohol or coffee in them.  I tried out a few of the recipes and loved them.  They are simple, but the finished product does not look like it was simple to make.

I made Chicken Tortellini Soup, Italian Quiche, Italian Roast Beef Sandwich, and Mimi's Tomato Soup.  I still want to try Stuffed Mushrooms, Ciabatta Bread, and Truffles Cioccolato!

I took a picture of the Italian Quiche!  I didn't have all the exactly right ingredients, but I was pretty close.  It was yummy.  The quiche is more egg and little milk.  That is different that the quiche recipes I have made before.  It was almost like eating an omelet with a crust!

My attempt at the Italian Quiche!

About Shannon:  Shannon McClary Smurthwaite grew up in Los Angeles, California. The oldest of three daughters, Shannon loved spending time at her Italian grandmother’s side. She attended Cal State Northridge and BYU, studying art and design. She is married to Donald Smurthwaite, and they are the parents of four wonderful children. Shannon’s family happily serves as her official food taste testers and share their mother’s love for cooking and creating in the kitchen. She resides in Meridian, Idaho, and serves as her stake’s Young Women President.

Visit the webpage for the book. http://www.myitalianmama.com/

Book Endorsements!

“I couldn’t put this book down. Deliciously simple, cooks of all levels will find this cookbook inspiring. Shannon shares her heart and heritage in this delightful compilation of recipes, proving yet again that when there’s love in the kitchen there is love in the home.”
—Chef Doughty, Host of Public Radio’s nationally syndicated “Food for Thought”
“In my many years as a chef, I have seen a great number of cookbooks come across my desk. . . . As I flipped the pages, I found that I couldn’t put it down. . . . Full of fun family quotes and warm humor, this cookbook has most of . . . the ‘classic’ Italian recipes. Whether it’s Carbonara, Gnocchi, or Focaccia, it’s all in here. This book will be an absolute classic for those who enjoy classical family-style Italian food. The instructions for each recipe are easy to follow and should have your house smelling like grandma’s meatballs in no time. . . . Mangia!
—Chef Dale Tanner, Culinary Arts Program Manage, Platt College–OKC

Where can you purchase a copy?

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