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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
"The Busy Woman Cookbook" by Patty Gaynor is a working parent’s best friend in the kitchen. Ms Gaynor’s book is printed in a very large font making it easy to read. There are thirteen categories including the last one which is filled with hints. The recipes are good home-cooked recipes but not completely from “scratch.” Ms Gaynor knows that working parents want to furnish their children with nutritious meals but time constraints prevent doing everything our grandmother’s way. Gaynor took her family recipes and adapted them. The soup recipes are adapted for use with canned or frozen vegetables, onion soup mix and vegetable soup starter (can be purchased in many brands at your local grocery store). The dessert section has such goodies as Ice Cream Pie, Watergate Cake, Fuzzy Navel Cake, and Green Tomato Cake. Strewn throughout this book, the reader will find bits of poetry dedicated to Gaynor’s mother and on page 38 her mother’s photo. The tip section is filled with bits of folk wisdom and cooking hints. My only suggestion for Ms Gaynor’s delightful cookbook would be a spiral binding so that the book lays flat when in use.
Ms Gaynor is retired from the nursing field. She was born and raised in Kentucky and still resides there. Her mother taught her the fundamentals of cooking at the early age of nine. Cooking is a stress reliever for Gaynor. When life seems overwhelming you will find her in the kitchen preparing a full meal. This is Ms Gaynor’s second cookbook; the first was "Cakes By Sunshine: The Chocolate Collection". She has a complete series planned. Her series will include "A Diabetic Cookbook" and one for Crockpots.