I’m welcoming John Read today and highlighting his cookbook, A Darling Cook Book. John is a prolific author, so be sure to check his list of books at the bottom of this page. There is a lot of variety in his writing. He is a lover of writing and his enthusiasm is noticeable in his books. His books are gifts to the world.
“Writing my books has been fun as well as helping me appreciate how much life has been a joy.”
His excitement for writing and life is contagious! You can get an actual taste for his joy by looking through his cookbook and trying a recipe. In his book, he celebrates not only life but his lifelong love of his wife Darlene. His title is a play on her name, which is so fun!
Here’s the book blub:
This is a cookbook of all the dessert favorites: Cakes, Bars, Crunches, Crisps, Coffee Cakes, Pies, Cookies, plus frostings, glazes and pie crust recipes.
But the back cover is a real testament of his values and his marriage.
“Darlene Read always received a Valentine’s Day card from her husband addressed to ‘My darling.’ She always made him a Cherry Chip Heart-Shaped cake and decorated it with little heart candies with sweet sayings on them. After over 57 years of marriage and the onset of the golden years, some of the things they used to do are now only memories. However, she is still a Darling who holds her husband’s hand as they say a prayer at the breakfast table, sip a cup of tea, and plan the day’s activities. Enjoy one of their sweet projects — making desserts.”
Isn’t that a delightful and inspiring sentiment? I think so.
As you open the book to find recipes, don’t flip past the introduction. It’s a bit of history and is very engaging to read. Look further and you’ll find the special Cherry Chip cake recipe, as well as a whole range of yummy other desserts, including cakes, cookies, crisps, coffee cakes, and more.
Find A Darling Cook Book,a book of sweets, at Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Darling-Cook-Book-Just-sweets/dp/1511996609/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1488658669&sr=8-2&keywords=A+Darling+Cook+Book