Homemade with Love: Simple Scratch Cooking from In Jennie’s Kitchen ($27.50, 240 pp) is more than just a cookbook, it’s a love letter to food. Sharing her inspirational story, and every struggle along the way, author Jennifer Perillo creates a cookbook that champions the healing power of food.

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