Savory Sweet Life by Alice Currah

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It's funny how simple ingredients can come together to form such a rich dessert.
-A Well-Seasoned Life


The creator of the acclaimed SweetSavoryLife food blog, a wife, and a mother of three, Alice Currah knows that the food we share with the people we love is more than just what we eat—it's an extension of who we are. Whether it's a leisurely weekend morning coffee cake, a birthday banana cream pie, chocolate chip cookies after a well-played soccer game, or a refreshing strawberry lemonade at a summer backyard barbecue, life's simplest moments can create the most meaningful family memories.

Savory Sweet Life helps you create your own delicious memories all through the year with 100 easy-to-make—and many all-new—recipes, organized by occasion and captured in full-color photographs to celebrate your own "life happenings." From a Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed to a Tween Birthday Bash, an Afternoon Tea Party to a Welcome Home gathering, a Valentine's Day to a Christmas Morning, here are dozens of simple and flavorful recipes, using basic supermarket ingredients, that are quick and easy to prepare:

Sunday Mornings—Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins, Spinach Ricotta Quiche, Breakfast Pizza Lunch Between Friends—White Chicken Chili, Strawberry Spinach Salad, Tomato Pesto Olive Tart, Crab Lemon Basil Pasta Summer Fun in the Sun—Mango Frozen Yogurt Pops, Parmesan Ranch Popcorn, Oven Baked S'mores Potlucks—Spicy Bacon Spinach Artichoke Dip, Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad, Heavenly Almond Pound Cake Family Game Night—Baked Kale Chips, Red Cabbage Pico de Gallo Salad, Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos, The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

In the warm, down-to-earth voice that has charmed fans of her blog, Alice shares personal stories, practical advice, time-saving tips, and delicious, easy-to-make real-life food everyone will love. "It's my sincere desire that the recipes in this book will become new family favorites to celebrate both everyday and special occasions. Whether you're warming up to a hot cup of cocoa on a blustery December day or are in need of a refreshing treat to keep you cool during the summer, the food from this book will help you benchmark the good stuff in life for years to come."


About Alice Currah

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Alice Currah is an internationally recognized food blogger whose site,, is part of the Martha's Circle blog network and attracts half a million page views monthly. She is also a weekly food contributor for PBS Parents. She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband, Rob, and their three children: Abbi, Mimi, and Eli.
Published July 3, 2012 by William Morrow Cookbooks. 288 pages
Genres: Cooking, Self Help. Non-fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Reviewed by Publisher's Weekly on Jun 18 2012

Hosts will appreciate simple but impressive fare like an olive, pesto, and tomato tart; homemade biscotti; cucumber-mint tea sandwiches; and sweet and spicy wings.

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Seattle Weekly

Reviewed by Sonja Groset on Jun 04 2012

Savory Sweet Life includes recipes for crowd-pleasing foods, but also dishes with a gourmet twist.

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A Well-Seasoned Life

Reviewed by Kim McCallie on Jun 24 2012

It's funny how simple ingredients can come together to form such a rich dessert.

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