From the television host, actress, and mother of three, a fabulous collection of season-by-season recipes, holiday hacks, birthday rituals, and date night ideas for creating wonderful family celebrations and cherished memories.
Television personality Vanessa Lachey is a dedicated mom of three, a supportive wife to singer Nick Lachey, and someone who freely shares her “perfectly imperfect” home and family life. But like many people, Vanessa didn’t come from a family whose traditions were passed down from generation to generation. Her mom left when she was nine, and when she began her own family, Vanessa had to rely on her own imagination to create celebrations and milestone markers that would become annual rituals.
In Life from Scratch, Vanessa shares personal stories, ideas, delicious recipes, and parenting tips you can use to make your own celebrations unique and unforgettable. Inside you’ll discover the simple gift-giving custom Vanessa shares with her best girlfriends each year; the date-night tradition that she and Nick swear by; and her fool-proof recipe for “authentic” Chicken Adobo she serves to family and friends.
A fun, uplifting yearlong guide that celebrates families that color outside the lines, Life from Scratch will inspire people to make each season, and each special moment, their own.
Vanessa Lachey is an actress and host of Top Chef Jr. and Netflix’s hit reality show Love Is Blind. She is also a former Miss Teen U.S.A. and holds the Guinness World Record for the most bagged lunches assembled by an individual in three minutes. When she’s not acting, hosting, polishing her Guinness award, hanging with her husband Nick Lachey, or wrangling three kids, she’s probably in the kitchen whipping up a new recipe (with wine, of course . . . preferably a buttery Chardonnay). She lives in Southern California.