How do those women you see on the tube year after year, decade after decade, keep it glued together? How in the world do they still look eerily like they did when you used to watch the show in the eighties with your Grandma? Deidre Hall, best known to many as the ever-patient, impossibly good Dr. Marlena Evans for more than thirty years on NBC's Days of Our Lives, is obviously having fun with this. Along with her longtime pal Lynne Bowman, Hall includes you in the conversation about food, friends, shopping, and cooking. In the hour or less it might take you to pour yourself a cuppa, sit down and read it through, you will have had more than a few laughs-out-loud, and you may also think differently about some things. There are great recipes in the book, but this is not any kind of challenge to the tall-hat chefs of the world. Hall and Bowman are sharing information about what you might actually do in your kitchen. It's all really, really simple, healthful, and designed to help you put a new twist on what you do every day. They have distilled everything they've learned the hard way about slapping it on the table when it has to be not only fast and cheap but look good, taste great, and make your hair shiny. The duo claim they are finally over the soggy, the greasy, the boring and the indigestible in every area of life, and they're intent on sharing their hard-won wisdom. Expect to find more than a little solid nutritional information you didn't already know, along with kitchen management tips, all wrapped in a surprisingly charming package. Also expect some very straight talk about how to eat, of the kind you only get from that one pal you have whom you can count on to really tell you how it is. Hall and Bowman are dishy and fun, but not so down-and-dirty you wouldn't want your Aunt Ruth or your 11-year-old to read it, too. In fact, especially if your Aunt Ruth has ever secretly curled up in front of the soaps, this is an ideal gift. ... Read more
Customer Reviews (31)
INTERSTING AND FUNNY BOOK TO READ
I have so enjoyed this book.I have not only used the recipes, but have also enjoyed the extra tidbits of advice that Deidre Hall manages to share with us using her wonderful sense of humor.
Deidre and Lynne...You Rock!
I had been waiting and hoping that Deidre would write a cookbook and share some of her delicious yet healthy recipes and it was WELL worth the wait. This book is entertaining and the fact that it's written by two close friends who are willing to share their love for cooking...makes it all the more special. From page one it draws you in with humor, information, and great recipes...you won't be able to put it down. The recipes are healthy and easy to prepare, which makes it convenient for me being a single parent. I can't wait to see what these two lovely ladies have in store for us in their next book! Thank You Deidre and Lynne...You Rock!
Deidre Hall's Kitchen Closeup
A lifelong fan of Deidre Hall, I was thrilled to receive this book and couldn't wait to read it when it arrived. Full of great tips and written in the most light, conversational and easy-to-read manner, this book reads quickly and left me more motivated than I have been in a long time.
After being injured at work and subsequently having several reconstructive knee surgeries, I have gotten more out of shape and gained more weight than ever before due to my inability to exercise. I think I have just been feeling disgusted with the whole multiple-year situation, but the encouragement and ideas in this book really helped perk me up, kick me in the butt and get me started back on the road to the fitness I have so missed. I haven't gotten to try all of the recipes or tips just yet, but the ones I have tried have served me very well. I look forward to trying the others as I continue to rehab, plan to buy copies for a number of my family and friends as gifts and do hope to see more great books from Deidre in the future!
I love this book. Deier has some great dish in it and they are very easy to make. Keep up the good work Deiedre
How could you not love a book done by the Beautiful Deidre Hall?
When i heard D was comming to Australia for her Health and beauty tour i was sooo very excited until i saw the daes she was here. I was still overseas and completly devastated that i couldnt go....So you imagine how happy i was when i could order her book through Amazon!!So when i returned home from my trip i was pleasantly susprised to find it waiting for me in my mail... I read it immediatly and loved every minute. Not only can the lady act, she can write.. It was fun and witty just like her and I'm really looking forward to thr rest of her books!! Deidre is truly a amazing and beautiful women. All of her fans will support her in everything you she does. We love you!!
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