As a professional blogger, who makes their living as a blogger, blogging about blog related stuff, I don’t get a lot of time to look at the bloggy business of other bloggesses. Being that I’m busy blogging. Because I am a professional blogger.
However … there are a few sites I make a point of going to because I know I can trust what they say or do.
Alice, from Savory Sweet Life is one such blogger.
I have no idea how I found Alice originally, but I do know it was in the early days of my own blogging “career”. Because I’m a professional blogger.
The very first thing she introduced me to was the microwaved potato chip. A food so unlikely, so unfathomable, I thought she must be insane. I thought, poor Alice. Alice has a case of the crazies. Poor, poor Alice. A potato chip you can cook in the microwave. Good thing she’s a cook and probably wears oven mitts all the time otherwise poor thing might injure herself.
Of course I instantly tried her crazy potato chip in the microwave recipe and was stunned and amazed when it actually worked. Holy crap. This woman was to be revered, not institutionalized.
Where I am manic, she is calm. Where I am sarcastic, she is genuine. She’s the anti-me. And that’s what I love so much about her.
Alice branched out of the on-line world recently with the publication of her first cookbook.
Her recipes are simple, foolproof and always, always delicious. There isn’t a single recipe you look at and think … Oh! That looks good! I’ll put next weekend aside to try and make it.
Instead you look at all of her recipes and think Oh! That looks good! I’m gonna make it for dinner tonight.
“Good food doesn’t need to be complicated in order for it to be unforgettable.”
– A l i c e C u r r a h
And my mother who likes to just look at cookbooks but doesn’t actually make anything out of them?
She fell in love with this cookbook instantly. Every time she comes over, she looks at it and then makes other people look at it.
Alice’s photography is stunning.
She, you see, has not only provided all of the recipes for her cookbook, written all the personal stories and text that are in it, but ALSO took all the photos for it.
Being a woman who loves the food photos in a cookbook more than the actual recipes, my mother has decided this is her most favourite cookbook in the world. More astonishing than that … she wants to actually make, as in COOK, the recipes in this book.
She’s a magical woman that Alice.
I read Alice’s entire cookbook in one sitting. It’s filled with stories about food, how we associate it with family and how it can bring back memories and emotions like nothing else can.
Going through it I wanted to make each and every recipe, but it wasn’t until I came to the very last recipe in the book that I knew, without a doubt what the first thing I would make was.
Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Alice makes the bold claim that she has, the very best Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe in the world. She understands her claim is bold, but stands behind it.
Alice? She does have the very best Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe in the world. The outside is crisp and crunchy, the inside is chewy, soft and delicious. These were, without a doubt the very best cookies I have ever made. Ever.
Her Best Chocolate Chip Recipe EVER happens to be on her website so you can try it yourself.
Her cookbook Savory Sweet Life – 100 Simply Delicious Recipes for Every Family Occasion is on sale for $14 (regular $25) on Amazon.com right now. If you’re in Canada, it’s on sale on Amazon.ca for $17.50, regular $30.
Now if you’ll excuse me I have to go back to blogging. ‘Cause I’m a blogger.