Saturday, December 06, 2008

Cooking with a Baby on Your Hip -- Book Review

I recently ran across a book that defines “hip” in more ways than one. Not only does it give you fun recipes to make while you’re in the throes of parenting an infant (i.e., always with a baby on your hip!), but the cool design and easy recipes in this book are designed to make you feel “hip and happy”!

Cooking with a Baby on Your Hip is the first of a planned series of books by Francinne Cascio Lawrence, who raised “three spirited and diverse young women who grew from being on her hip to being hip all on their own”! Lawrence is also a nationally recognized educator and consultant to nonprofit organizations focused on serving families. She’s compiled a lovely gift-sized book that combines mouth-watering recipes, a shopping list, hip and adorable illustrations, wonderful words of wisdom and humor from the author, as well as smile-inducing quotes. (“New parents’ cooking rule: If at first you don’t succeed, order pizza.”) Recipes include:

Almost First-Thing-in-the-Morning Shake
Angel Hair Pasta Nirvana
Tiny Truffle Cakes
Poco a Poco Polenta
Halibut Cheeks with Avocado Salsa
Scramble & Wrap
Strawberry Coconut Bubble Tea

And, to pamper the new mama:

Foaming Bath Oil
Honey Banana Balm Facial

Cooking with a Baby on Your Hip provides “just the right ingredients to prove that it is possible to have a baby and still have a life”! I highly recommend it if you’re expecting or have a new baby, or looking for a gift for a new or soon-to-be-new mother. Visit to order your copy!

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:29 AM

    "Cooking with a baby on your hip" what a nice title to the book, I thank you for sharing this, I think this book is going to be a great hit!


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