I have a sister who shows that she cares about you through her cooking and food. When she hands you a plate of delicious home-cooked soup or casserole, she is basically saying, “I love you.”

That is the feeling behind the cookbook I have received from booklook bloggers called “The Loving Kitchen” by LeAnn Rice.

This whole book is jam packed full of old-fashioned, homey stick-to-your-ribs comfort food.

I am extremely fond of and excited about all the delicious breakfast foods like baked eggs in a cradle, a kind of variation on the classic toad in a hole egg and toast recipe.  I was also excited about the chapter devoted to sugary and savory breads like apple cider pumpkin bread and soups like roasted tomato bisque.