I've had my eye on Apples for Jam ever since discovering it on Summer Allen-Gibson's blog Design is Mine a few years ago. I added it to my wish list on Summer's good word and the images alone, knowing that even though I had never picked it up I had to have it. On my wish list it's stayed year after year because, let's face it, I have more cookbooks than hours in the day to actually cook. I finally had the good sense to check it out from the library a couple weeks ago, and after pouring over the pages, I've decided that, yes, it belongs on my book shelf.
The book is organized by color--yes, color--and the photography is absolutely mouth-watering. If that weren't enough, author Teresa Kiros scatters the book with her own childhood memories, as well as her children's artwork. It feels like a family scrapbook.
And maybe best of all is that the recipes look delicious and doable. The styling is sweet, cozy and a little bit messy. Dominoes, toy cars and lemon-and-lined paper boats litter the scene, and it all leaves me feeling that these could be images of my own meal, my own home and my own sweet life.
All images from Apples for Jam