The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook

My family is pretty awesome. They just get me.

As a mother of three and the wife to one, there’s not many occasions for gift-getting. But when the end of the year rolls around and the weather gets cooler and we get to celebrate my birthday and Christmas, I usually get to enjoy a few gifts.

My husband is ALWAYS the winner when it comes to finding me the perfect gift. There’s just no beating him.

But my mom actually won it this year. She pulled my name for Secret Santa and had a wonderful time getting me several things that I was thrilled about.

Anyone who knows me knows that as long as they stick to anything from the Pioneer Woman line at Walmart, any of Paul Hollywood’s cookbooks, or anything from Jaclyn Hill’s cosmetics line then there’s nowhere you can go wrong. The only other addition to that group is Harry Potter. I adore J.K. Rowling and the magical world she created. I am obsessed with Hogwarts and Quidditch and Buckbeak and butterbeer.

My mom was somehow able to find a way to combine my interests into one gift.

I am so excited about this!! The little disclaimer at the bottom of the front cover is really disappointing at first – until you open up the book and see how thorough it is!

There’s a total of 10 chapters and the chapters contain between 7 and 36 recipes. The difficulty levels of the recipes range all over the place too. There’s something as simple as “English Fried Eggs and a Gammon of Bacon”, which is literally a couple of slices of bacon and a couple of fried eggs, and something as difficult as Vol-au-Vents, with directions to make your own puff pastry!

The excitement level I feel is overwhelming and I will be happily sharing each and every recipe with you as I make my way through this incredible book. Thank you so much to Dinah Bucholz, the author of this book, for being inspired to create something as wonderful as this product!

This weekend may be my first chance to dive into a recipe and if so, look forward to a post about it next week. Until then!