Friday, February 9, 2024

Love's Sweet Recipe (2021) Movie Review

Loves Sweet Recipe
I can certainly understand how anyone who enjoys cooking would think of everything in terms of being a "recipe".

We hear phrases like "recipe for happiness" or "recipe for life", therefore it makes sense for a happily married chef to write a book on his "recipe for love".  

The husband/father in this movie is deceased, but he has left behind his book, "The Rule Book of Love" filled with idioms, quotes and memories.  His wife and daughter cherish this book and the love expressed within it's pages.  It becomes the inspiration for the changes in the restaurant, as well as Courtney's life.

I was not familiar with the actors in "Love's Sweet Recipe", so when I spotted this movie in the lineup on the Great American Pure Flix channel, I was pretty excited to "meet" two new people.  Turns out, I liked both Megan Hutchings and Damon Runyan.

This is a really cute story with delightful characters.  I highly recommend it for those romantics at heart who believe in a recipe for love.

"Love's Sweet Recipe" Movie Synopsis

Courtney Preston (Megan Hutchings) is a chef that is temporarily helping her mother run her father's restaurant.  Her plan is to return to her own career in New York as soon as she can get the restaurant back on solid ground financially.  Of course, her mother would love for Courtney to permanently move back home and take over the restaurant.  But, that is not the life Courtney has planned for herself.

The other main character, Jake Turner (Damon Runyan), was a pro baseball player.  However, after he is injured and can no longer pitch, he decides to pursue his love for baking and go to culinary school.  When he graduates, he returns to his hometown and the girl he once admired from afar.  When he proposes a business arrangement to work in her restaurant and do the baking, Courtney only briefly hesitates to take him up on his offer.  After all, she really does need the help and Jake needs a place to bake. 

Of course with a title like "Love's Sweet Recipe", you pretty much know what to expect, but it is still a sweet recipe for an enjoyable movie.


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  1. This movie sounds absolutely charming and delightful from reading your wonderful review, Sylvestermouse. I look forward to watching it.

  2. Sounds like a "recipe" for a good movie!!

  3. This sounds absolutely delicious! And I love that the lead male actor is named Damon Runyan (likely named after journalist and author Damon Runyon, on whose short stories the Broadway show Guys and Dolls was based).

  4. This movie sounds like a wonderful story of love and sweet messages - something this world needs as much as it can get - reading Margaret's comment above too (that's a very interesting detail!)

  5. Oh I know that I would enjoy this movie. I love sappy and sweet love stories and it's almost Valentine's Day so would be a great choice for that evening. Thanks for this recommendation.

  6. This sounds a really lovely, sweet movie, very charming and perfect for a romantic evening in. Thank you for your review and recommendation.


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