Stacey Loscalzo

Feb 25

Keepers: A Cookbook Review

by Stacey

Keepers_xlAnyone who has read this blog for any amount of time will know that this is not a food blog. While I do cook for my family, I can’t say that it’s a passion. I’ve improved over the years thanks to the many tips and recipes that my friend Nicky has shared with me but I still don’t really call myself a cook.

The hardest part for me is having meals in my repertoire that I can get on the table quickly after soccer practice or dance class or play dates. We have long ago tired of my recipes that fit this description so I was awfully glad when Keepers was released. And then I was even more glad when I learned that this cookbook’s subtitle (Two Home Cooks Share Their Tried-and-True Weeknight Recipes and the Secrets to Happiness in the Kitchen) was true. Keepers is truly a cookbook full of recipes that can be cooked quickly. And the food tastes good.

Our favorites so far include Roasted Orange Chipolte Shrimp, Turkey Taco Night and Maple Barbecue Drumsticks. Caroline even asked me to make Green Beans with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Breadcrumbs more than once and this is coming from a girl who will pick the basil out of tomato sauce because it is too green.

Needless to say, this one is indeed a Keeper.


  1. Shana Norris says:

    That green been recipe sounds fantastic. When my kids request second helpings of veggies, it makes me almost giddy. Thanks for the review, Stacey.

    • Stacey says:

      I will say that I made the green beans tonight and she didn’t like them. I will never understand that about children’s eating!! 

  2. Donna says:

    Makes me want to run right out & get it!

  3. We struggle so much with those weekday meals too! Great review-I’m going to try to find this book this weekend. 

  4. Tamara says:

    I love the concept of this book. What parent doesn’t need that on weeknights? I want turkey taco night too!

  5. Lindsey says:

    Can’t wait to check this out!!

  6. Caroline says:

    What a coincidence! I just heard these two women interviewed on public radio yesterday (WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show) about this book, and I ordered it right away. I’m glad to know it’s “a keeper”.

  7. I have this cookbook and I loooooved reading it but sadly I haven’t cooked nearly enough out of it!  I am trying to simplify my meal routine so I’m not trying a bunch of new recipes right now, but it will be there when I’m ready to be a bit more adventurous.

  8. Nina says:

    Oooh! I love hearing about new cookbooks. This one sounds good and I like the concept. 

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