Today I am starting a new feature for my blog. I’ve named it Cooking Confidential. I hope to make this a monthly feature to share with you information and a recipe from a cookbook that I have recently read. I am starting off with
Viv’s Family Recipes
by V. M. Sang
This is an interesting cookbook. The author writes that the impetus to write this book was inheriting a cookbook from her Grandmother. The cookbook is collaboration of cooks from various backgrounds and life experiences. Some of the recipes come from Ms. Sang’s Grandmother and reflect cooking during times of food shortage due to wars, and other recipes are from her mother, extended family, and friends of the family.
The following was supplied by Viv’s Aunt Millie. Viv’s Aunt Millie also gave Viv a copy of her personal cookbook. This recipe intrigued me because it was a different take on a rice crispy treat.
- 125 g butter
- 125 g carmels
- 125 gram marshmallows
- 1 small packet of Rice Krispies (I used about 10 ounces)
Put the butter, caramels, and marshmallows into a pan and heat gently until melted.
Add the Rice Krispies and stir well to coat.
Press into a greased Swiss roll tin and put in the fridge to cool.
Slice into bars or squares when set.
These are best kept in the fridge, as they tend to go very soft and break up if they get warm.
This is a comprehensive cookbook filled with many interesting recipes. If you are a lover of food history, it definitely deserves a place on your shelf.
Viv’s Cookbook, Viv’s Family Recipes, can be found on Amazon.
29 responses to “Cookbook Reviews – from my kitchen to yours”
Your RICE KRISPIE slices look lipsmackingly delicious! Is caramel liquid or bonbon?
Good morning Angie, the Caramel was melted. Have a super day.
What a fun idea, I love to read cookbooks, I look forward to more reviews!
Thanks so much Jenna. All suggestions are welcomed.
Sounds like a great cookbook. I too enjoy cookbooks that include stories or the history of the recipe.
I am not in the least surprised Darlene. Since you are a writer both pieces would have to be important to you.
Love the concept of featuring a new cookbook recipe every month.
Thanks so much. All suggestions are welcome😊
HI Bernadette, this is a good idea. I never use recipe books but I like to keep interesting recipes I find on-line.
Robbi, do you use Pinterest? I am thinking of starting a board and wonder how often people search for recipes on Pinterest.
What a good idea. I’ve not looked for recipes on Pinterest, but I’ll do so now, I think.
The book sounds wonderful! I’m with you, I love a cookbook with stories and memories.
Thanks so much Dorothy. I am open to suggestions.
Thank you for featuring my recipe book, Bernadette. Your picture of the Rice Krispie cake looks good. it tastes delicious, too. It was a favourite of my children when they were growing up.
I’ll bet it was. My grandchildren were in heaven when I showed up with this treat.
I love the idea of a cookbook review! And seriously, if you happen to run out of cookbooks, just come over to my house because I have a ton of them! And of course I have added one to my collection recently, as I purchased the Princess Pamela cookbook you wrote about during Black History Month.
Caramel Rice Krispie treats is a fun idea, and one I’ve considered as well. I’m happy to know that they are expert-approved! 🥰 That girl knows what’s good.
Ah, thanks my friend.
Love this idea and I can’t wait to see what else you post. As for the recipe, you had me at caramel!
Yum! I haven’t had Rice Kirsipies in a long time, and this recipe really showcases their fun flavor. Nice. Sounds like a great cookbook, too. Thanks!
I never made these Krispies with caramel but they definitely were a hit with my grandchildren. Thanks for stopping by and reading.
I am looking forward to next month’s post!!
Thanks so much!
Awesome idea! I look forward to following!
Thanks so much Deb. Talk soon.
I love your idea of reviewing a cookbook and sharing a recipe. This seems like a classic and it’s good to have the recipe. Who doesn’t love Rice Krispie treats!
Thanks so much for your support. Do you have any gluten free cookbooks that you can recommend?
Thanks for sharing these cookbooks, Bernadette – always great to see new recipes as my repetoire needs a re-fresh!
i adore old cookbooks and family cookbooks. and i love rice bubbles! sounds delish.
I love that you call them rice bubbles, so cute!