The book features a notes section with each recipe for you to write anything you want to remember about a recipe or even who liked/disliked each recipe. There are also pockets in the front of the book with recipe cards for you to add your personal recipes to the book making this a beautiful personalized wedding gift. What bride and groom wouldn't want handwritten family recipes as they start their new life together?
As usual, I found several desserts I was willing to try. I didn't have as much luck with the main dishes and side dishes...too many 'strange' ingredients like goat cheese and dandelions. Maybe goat cheese is wonderful?
I made "Buttery Peach Cake." I put fresh peaches that have been peeled and cut into wedges then covered with a sugar, ginger, cinnamon (it said to use cardamom--but I don't have any of that, and I don't know what it tastes like...so I used a known spice), and melted butter. Over the top of that I put a cake batter; the only "odd" ingredient that I had to purchase was plain yogurt. The peaches kind of drift to the top--somewhat--while the cake cooks. The cake was really quite fabulous! I thought it would have been over-the-top-awesome served warm with vanilla ice cream. My husband said that he preferred it without ice cream. He definitely wants me to make this again.
Have a super "hump day," and take care of you!