This cookbook has a copyright of 2003. I have no idea where I got this cookbook. It is autographed. I have never cooked from this before.
One thing I don't like about "diet" or "lite" cookbooks is they can be filled with fat free this and fat free that and it seems like the entire meal is full of fake foods. This cookbook does incorporate fat free stuff like half-and-half, but it still seems more like a regular cookbook requiring lots of fresh ingredients.
I'm a huge fan of Patti's "full fat" cookbook, La Belle Cuisine. And I'm a huge fan of her Over the Rainbow Macaroni and Cheese, one of my favorite dishes. Patti's "lite" cookbook is very similar to her first cookbook as there are lots of stories about the recipes and black and white photos of Patti and her friends. Recipes seem pretty easy to follow, ingredients aren't that hard to find. There are no photos of the recipes. As usual Patti puts her own spin on the recipe titles which makes it kinda fun.
This cookbook is touted as being for diabetics and I think the recipes sound pretty tasty for that. Most of the recipes don't sound all that healthy or diet (Crab Imperial with lump crab meat, bell peppers, crab boil and some low fat mayo is only 150 calories a serving??) which to me is a good thing. Some of the recipes I'd love to try? Luthers Italian Chicken Soup (as in Vandross), Champagne Sauteed Sea Scallops, Hellacious Halibut, Down-Home Pork Chops in Guilt-Free Gravy, Righteous Rump Roast, Easy as Pie Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs, Simply Wonderful Squash and Sweet Onions, Decadently Delicious Chocolate Mousse.
I think this would be a great cookbook if you know someone who is diabetic or trying to eat healthier.