We Laugh,We Cry,We Cook Review

I was given the chance to review the book We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook  by Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph from Wendy’s Bloggers.

From the Press Release:

Grand Rapids, Mich., May 1 2013— Mother and daughter team Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph could not be more different—for instance, Rachel is a vegan while Becky thinks bacon makes everything taste better—but they have always been extremely close. When Rachel recently became a new mom, she discovered that she needed her mother’s friendship and advice more than ever. With hundreds of miles separating them, mother and daughter decided to stay connected through their mutual love of food and all things funny and cooked up a food blog called “We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook,” where they dish about food and life.  Now, this dynamic duo is set to release a hilariously touching new food memoir by the same name.
In their book We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook (Zondervan, ISBN13: 9780310330837, $14.99, 8/6/13) Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph share humorous family stories about the differences that test them, the foods that entice them, and the love that binds them. Though fun and food are plentiful, it’s their faith that sustains Becky and Rachel. Without preaching, they share gratitude for the God who loves us and gives us our daily bread (and veggies) — alongside a helping of grace when life gets crazy.

My Thoughts: 

I’m so utterly glad I was given the chance to read this heartwarming book by the mother-daughter team. It was so fun feeling like I was sitting on a couch listening to them tell me all about their life events in the book. I feel the title We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook is so fitting for this book. Gosh knows I laughed, my heart broke, and I definitely was intrigued by the recipes they shared. I attempted to make one of the easy recipes in the book because I do love cinnamon and sugar toast. So, when I saw the Caramelized Toast recipe I honestly felt it would be a great twist in one of my favorite things. The first time I attempted to make it let’s just say I over cooked it.I thought I saved the picture for this post, but it must have gotten lost because when I went to retrieve it was gone. The picture felt my shame and must have decided it belonged in my trash bin.  Then I attempted it again just because it sounded so good. This time I don’t think I cooked it quite enough, but it tasted good enough for Delbert and Zeva to be eating it with a vengeance. There are many more wonderful recipes in this lovely book! There is something for everyone in the recipe section. As far as the stories, every woman is sure to find some story in it that is worth reading.
This book is published by Zondervan. You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter. You can find more information about the authors on their website   www.laughcrycook.com. They’d love for you to connect with them on Twitter @laughcrycook, @rachelrandolph, and @beckyajohnson.
Disclosure: I did receive this book in exchange for a honest book review.



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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

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