First, I want to start by saying, I am addicted to Amazon Prime!  I know I’m late, but I can’t stop ordering things, it’s RIDICULOUS!  I mean things get to you quick, fast and in a hurry with just the click of a button!   So, earlier this week, I was watching recordings of one of my favorite shows, Top Chef, on Bravo and Chrissy Teigen was a guest judge for the Quick Fire Challenge.  Well, Padma, whom I really don’t care for, which is neither here nor there, mentioned that Mrs. John Legend had a book that recently came out, Cravings.  Now, I will say, that I never really cared for Chrissy Tiegen, she just didn’t sit right with me.  Don’t ask me why, but she kinda annoyed me.  But, honey….let me tell you, that has all changed within a matter of about a month.  She has grown on me tremendously.  You know why?! She’s a freakin’ FOODIE!  I mean, she enjoys her food, she savors her food, she gets happy around her food, food is pretty much LIFE to her, and I LOVE IT!  You already know what I did next: Amazon Prime HERE I COME!  And I got my book in two days, as promised and it was everything and more than I expected.


First, upon opening it, I love that it’s a hardcover, made it very easy for me to stand it up in front of all of the books that I’m currently juggling.  Second, the pictures.  They take up whole pages.  I’m a visual woman, especially when it comes to food.  I don’t play.  I like to see damn near every ingredient.  I want it to make me lick the page.  I think that’s why I’m so obsessed with and following so many food pages on Instagram.  Don’t y’all judge me!  And of course, the recipes.  She’s taken simple recipes, things that are made everyday and added her own greedy, glutinous, buttery, bacon-y, bready-y, family tradition, personal touch to it.  It’s perfect!

As soon as I opened it, I flipped through every page and a few recipes that stuck out to me and I drooled over instantly…

  • Artichoke, Spinach & Buffalo Chicken Dip
  • Capon’s Chrissy Burger & Onion Rings
  • Cobb Salad with Honey Mustard Ranch Dressing
  • John’s Breakfast Sandwiches
  • Pull Apart Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy (this though!)
  • Dump and Done Ramen Salad
  • Dad’s Fried Fish Sandwich with Coleslaw and Tartar Sauce

Ok, let me stop, because I’ll end up listing the whole book.  Literally.  Y’all I don’t even order cookbooks, because everything is at your fingertips now, thanks to the World Wide Web i.e., Instagram , Pinterest.  I must say I’m very excited about this book.  I even Tweeted, that for the month of April, since I gave up meat for Lent, that I will try my hardest to make a recipe from Cravings either every day, yes that’s extreme, OR at least every week.  The recipes look so fun, so freakin’ delicious, and Chrissy AND John look so happy in the book and I’m SURE it’s because they’ve whipped this stuff up in the kitchen numerous times.  I wanna be like THAT! LoL…And trust me, when these recipes are made, y’all WILL know.  Get Ready!