Last Saturday morning I was sitting at our kitchen table, sipping my coffee, flipping through a new cookbook that had just come out a few weeks ago. Storey Publishing sent me a copy to review and then give away to a fan, so I was looking for something to make for breakfast, while waiting for my email to load up.
In a very odd coincidence, in my queue was an email from a woman named Jennifer Trainer Thompson. She let me know she was a fan of our facebook page and had just entered a photograph into our Future Farm Kids of Fresh Eggs Daily contest.
Oh and by the way, she had just written a cookbook and wanted to know if I was interested in reviewing it. I kid you not, it was The Fresh Egg Cookbook by Jennifer Trainer Thompson that I was flipping through as I read the email.
Clearly a sign from the chicken gods, I quickly chose her Shirred Eggs recipe to make for breakfast and then sent a quick reply. I told her that I already had a copy of the cookbook but would love another copy to give away to a lucky fan. I had been procrastinating writing my review because I didn't want to give my copy away ! Ms. Thompson readily agreed and a second cookbook arrived in the mail several days later.
Now for my review - I LOVE this cookbook ! Not only are the recipes tempting and contain only a handful of ingredients you probably already have around the house, the instructions are written clearly and are easy to follow. Not to insinuate that its a basic cookbook by any means. There are so many recipes that I want to try --- and I already own several egg cookbooks. The only negative about this cookbook is that I keep getting distracted by all the cute chicken photos throughout.
So far I have made the Shirred Eggs - yummy broiled in ramekins with melted butter, cream and a parmesan herb crust.
I also made the Huevos Rancheros - really yummy with avocado and Monterey Jack cheese ( I added some sour cream - I love sour cream and couldn't resist!)
I made the Homemade Mayonnaise, adding dill to the basic recipe. My very first attempt at making my own mayo and it came out perfectly !
Then of course I had to make some Egg Salad with it.
I loved the Fried Egg Sandwich recipe also - a quick delicious breakfast.
Next I am moving on to the desserts -first on my list are the Lemon Cake Icing, Chocolate Souffle, Lemon Squares and Vanilla Pudding.
There are tons more recipes - for pies, puddings and cakes....frittatas, souffles and stratas....omelets, casseroles and sauces... All interspersed with a bit of Ms. Thompson's back story and interesting chicken facts and trivia. This has become my favorite egg cookbook. I love it and I know you will too !
The cookbook has been featured on the Martha Stewart show and Ms. Thompson has been featured in Martha Stewart Living magazine.
If you taste buds are tingling and your mouth is watering, you can buy a copy of The Fresh Eggs Cookbook here: