Family Recipes Everyone Should Try

Food takes many forms for many different people. For internationally renowned food blogger Alice Currah, food is an extension of who she is, something she takes great pride in and shares with the people she loves. In her cookbook Savory Sweet Life, Currah shares 100 delicious recipes that have become an intrinsic part of her family life and are favorites among her loved ones.

Through the telling of personal stories and family gatherings, Currah's cookbook delivers simple and easy-to-follow recipes that have just enough variety to leave an everlasting impression on your kitchen. Currah presents her recipes through life happenings — from Mother's Day to summer picnics and winter holidays — and shares captivating dishes that will easily become part of your repertoire and are perfect for any family meal.

Flipping through the pages of Savory Sweet, you'll feel as if Currah is standing beside you in the kitchen, with her careful guidance explaining each step and offering assistance. Helpful tips include fun variations, like cutting the grilled cheese from her Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup recipe into squares and serving them as croutons, to tips like refrigerating a pie just before slicing to get the perfect cut. Currah's notes are not without familial comments — like Baskin-Robbins as inspiration — and a bit of self-recognition: she claims her Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe has been said to be the best on the Web. Throughout her recipes, Currah offers suggestions that will not only help you with the dish at hand but will stay with you for the rest of your cooking career (did you know good quality bacon is the best for crumbling?), adding an intimate aspect to her easy-to-love recipes.

No matter what type of meal or cuisine you're craving, Currah's collection of recipes has something for everyone. Diversity abounds, with recipes ranging from a classic Parmesan Ranch Popcorn to creative renditions like Thai Marinated Skewers and a Broccoli and Bacon Salad. But it's not only Currah's loveable recipes that make this cookbook a must for your collection; it's the warm and friendly tone Currah has been critically acclaimed for that will give you the inspiration to add love, life, and flavor to your cooking.


The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever Recipe

"It's a bold claim to publicly declare my chocolate chip cookies to be the best ever. Just know that I wouldn't say this if I didn't really believe it. And many other people believe it..."

- Alice Currah





Thai Marinated Grilled Chicken Skewers

"My kids cannot resist these tender, juicy Asian-inspired chicken skewers. The combination of ginger, cardamom, and curry, sweetened by brown sugar, is..."

- Alice Currah





Daiquiri Lime Ice Pops Recipe

"Nothing beats the cool and refreshing taste of citrus drinks or ice-cold treats on a hot summer day. When the weather justifies the need for tank tops, shorts, and flip-flops, I start making my favorite..."

- Alice Currah





Anne Dolce is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @anniecdolce