Boom Boom sauce in a glass jar with a spoon

Boom Boom Sauce

This Boom Boom Sauce recipe is a sweet, spicy, garlicky sauce that in unbelievably incredible. It’s for burgers, fries or just about anything!

House Seasoning Blend - It Is a Keeper

House Seasoning Blend

This House Seasoning Blend is my go-to seasoning for most of my recipes. I use it on just about everything!

Cinnamon French Toast Bake 2 It's a Keeper

Caramelized French Toast Bake

As you know, I absolutely love Christmas morning! It’s one of the times that I really enjoy making breakfast. Some of my favorite breakfast recipes are Christmas Morning Breakfast Braid and Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup. Oh, and Cowboy Sandwiches — how could I forget those?!?

Our plans have changed a bit for this Christmas morning. We are going to my sister’s house for brunch. I needed to find a recipe that would be easy to make and take with me. I came across this recipe for a French Toast Bake on Pinterest. It’s perfect for Christmas morning because I can assemble it all the day before and bake it when I’m ready.

Roasted shrimp cocktail

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

I thought it would be fun to host a cookbook review on It’s a Keeper (IAK). Some of my readers and Facebook/Twitter follwers who wanted to participate don’t have blogs of their own to share their recipes on, so I offered up a guest post on IAK to give all of my readers the opportunity to share their reviews. This one is from my good friend, Jill. She made this recipe (and two other Ina Garten recipes) for our weekly play date. While the kids dined on mummy dogs and mac-n-cheese, we were treated with Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, Mâche with Warm Brie and Apples and Truffled Fillet of Beef Sandwiches. Yum, right?!? Jill’s recipe is below and my commentary is underneath.