Review: Fool’s Gold Cookbook by Susan Mallery

Fool’s Gold Cookbook: A Love Story Told Through 150 Recipes by Susan Mallery
Series:  Fool’a Gold series (# 12.1)
Release Date:  August 27, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 272
Source: book provided by the author for review



New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery invites you to taste the local cuisine of her beloved fictional town and share in a year’s worth of deliciously seasonal recipes.

Fool’s Gold is known as the Land of Happy Endings, but it’s also the land of hearty appetites. Throughout the series, the residents of Fool’s Gold have found joy, comfort and good times through food. Now two local Fool’s Gold chefs will also find love through food! Join them as they flirt, fight and fall in love, one season at a time.

You’ll also find favorite recipes from popular characters in the series, such as; Heidi’s Arugula, Corn and Cherry Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese; Liz’s Spaghetti for the Girls, and Denise’s Summer Berry Pie. With chapters for summer, spring, fall and winter, you can find the perfect recipe for everything from holiday get-togethers to cozy date nights, always using the freshest ingredients. And the heartwarming love story that is woven throughout is Susan Mallery at her finest.

The more than 150 recipes and dozens of gorgeous photographs in this book will inspire you to find perfection in the simple and the seasonal. And with all of Fool’s Gold with you in the kitchen, your every celebration will have a happy ending!


Review:  I’ve been a fan of Fool’s Gold series for a long time and have read up to the more recent books. So when I saw this book, I was excited to see the recipes that are mentioned in some of the books and I wasn’t disappointed! These recipes are basic, healthy and are organized by season, so if you are lacking any ideas for breakfast, snack or a dinner in the summer for friends, Susan’s Mallery’s Fool’s Gold Cookbook is for you. And the bonus part of the book, is the short story featuring the romance between Ana Raquel and Greg, childhood friends that are love to cook in the story.

As I flipped through the book, two recipes that caught my eye, were the watermelon punch and the chicken wraps. I won’t describe what was in the recipes, but my husband really loved the punch and I was a bit disappointed when he drank it all. I really loved the wraps and ate them for two days straight. Even better were the suggestions Susan Mallery gave on making the recipe your own.

I definitely have to buy the book, because I received an e-book and needed one I can flip through regularly and keep on my fridge. So far, I have written out the two recipes and are held up by a magnet on my fridge.

And lastly, I wished the story had been a bit longer, because the ten minute story left me hanging for more Fool’s Gold, and because of that, I had to read the next books in the series. I chuckled when I  noticed the recipe names sprinkled throughout the story, so that means I need to start all over from the beginning to see which recipes she mentions because they don’t jump out until you pick up this cookbook. And this is even harder when you are hungry because you don’t know which ones to try.

I recommend you check this book out; not many romance author’s create a Foodie Do-it-yourself scavenger hunt in their series. And you just might become a fan of Fool’s Gold just as much as I am.



colantha sig