"There is one extraordinary ingredient that goes into everything I cook and bake. Please, do not forget this ingredient for it is important to all recipes. When I am cooking or baking, I add extra spoonful's of love to all my recipes. Love added to all things good makes them just a little bit better."

Randi (The Muffin Lady), a reputed High Altitude Food Specialist, welcomes you to her web site where you will find her guidance for baking and cooking scrumptious, everyday treats and foods in higher elevations and sample her delicious recipes, too. Randi shares her 35 years of experience baking at high altitude for all to enjoy; including those with special dietary concerns.

As an award winning Author and Publisher and a recipient of “Best in the World” from Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, The Muffin Lady is now ranked with the top US Cookbook and Wine Book Publishers in the listing of “US Best Cookbook Publishers.”

Randi is honored to share that:

  • Baking at High Altitude
    Received a Best First Cookbook Award and an honorary mention as One of the BEST of the BEST Cookbooks from Gourmand’s World Cookbook Awards.
  • Sharing Mountain Recipes
    Received an Honorable Mention at the New England Book Festival.

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Reviews of All Randi’s Cookbooks

“Your recipes are lively, well done, personal and best of all, delicioius! I get raves whenever I cook from it.”
— Sally Bell

“Randi, We have recently moved to Ecuador and live in Andes at at 8,000 ft. I am so excited to have found you! This is just a brief thank you for your site. I will definitely have to order your cookbooks!!!! ”

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Baking at High Altitude
The Muffin Lady’s Old Fashioned Recipes

  • First Place Cookbooks, EVVY Award, CIPA
  • Best First Cookbook in the World, Gourmand

Approximately 150 original Recipes ranging from cookies and cakes to strudels and much more!

  • 280 pages with full color photos.
  • Special dietary adjustments, ingredient substitutions and equivalents.

Soft Cover only. Retail $18.95

Reviews of Randi’s Award-Winning Cookbook:

 Best First Cookbook in the World 2004
— Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

 1st Place EVVY Award 2004
— Colorado Independent Publishers Association

 “A high spirited first book full of life and passion.”
— Edouard Cointreau, President of Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

 “If your excuse for baking poorly is high altitude, your solution has finally arrived.”
— Bloomsbury Review

 “These are the tastes and memories you’ll want to carry into the coming years.”
— The Rocky Mountain News

 “One of the best in this niche area of baking.
— Betterbaking .com

 “Point-to-point instructional guide to creating delicious baked goods under the unique conditions of being located 4000 feet or more above sea level.”
— Jim Cox, Midwest Book Review

 “Have no fear; success is within reach of your palate with original recipes designed especially for bakers at high altitudes.”
— Elevated Living magazine

 “The blueberry muffin recipe on your website and also in your book is the best muffin I have ever had, literally.”
— Kim from Cheyenne, a customer

 “Your recipes are the best ever!”
— Cindy, from Chicago, a customer

 “Thank you for a great cookbook. I plan to cook my way through it. I’ve read your baking tips and I now wrap my warm cakes. If all of the cakes are as good as Kathleen’s Chocolate Mayo Cake I’ll be so happy. After trying to bake cakes in Colorado Springs for 40 years, I now feel confident to bake any recipe in your book. Thank you for your time in the kitchen perfecting these recipes.”
— Sally Perrett

Sharing Mountain Recipes
The Muffin Lady’s Everyday Favorites

  • Destined to become another world award winner!
  • New and seasoned moms, family members, neighbors, newlyweds, new home owners, graduates, teachers and more will enjoy and appreciate this cookbook as a gift!

Enjoy Early Morning Risers to What’s For Dinner and more.

  • 400 + pages of proven recipes and color photos.
  • Special dietary adjustments, ingredient substitutions and equivalents.

Hard Cover. Retail $28.95.

Your price $24.00
(+ FREE shipping inside the US)

Reviews of Randi’s Cookbook:

 Click here to read a rave review by Cherie Fisher for Reader Views of Sharing Mountain Recipes.

 “As a person who is dating an Italian chef, has several subscriptions to cooking magazines and owns over 100 cookbooks that have been read from cover to cover, I found Sharing Mountain Recipes to be one of the best and most comprehensive cookbooks I have ever read.”
— Cherie Fisher, Readerviews.com

Sharing Mountain Recipes: The Muffin Lady’s Everyday Favorites by Randi Levin (aka The Muffin Lady) showcases a compendium of nutritious, delicious, and thoroughly ‘kitchen cook friendly’ recipes of easily prepared dishes ranging from breakfast favorites to special occasion treats. Ingredient supplements for special dietary needs are provided in addition to diverse tips for cooking and backing that will prove especially helpful for the novice chef. With recipes ranging from Dreamy Cheese Mashed Potatoes; Lemon Poppy Muffins; Berry Baked French Toast; and Sunshine Salad; to Sweet Poultry Kabobs; Seafood Au Gratin; Fried Bananas; Butter Cream filled Coffeecake. Of special note is the two pages devoted to ‘A Few Favorite Submarine Sandwiches”, the chapter on ‘The Accessories of Foods’, and unique recipe cited as being ‘The Gourmet Mash for the Elder Horse’. There’s even a poem to ‘The Alligator Pear’. Enhanced with a ‘Cooking Language Conversions’ page, a U.S. to Metric Conversions chart, an a detailed index, Sharing Mountain Recipes is a welcome and recommended addition to any and all personal, professional, and community library cookbook collections!
— Jim Cox, Midwest Book Review

 “This delightful cookbook is filled with comfort foods, salads, desserts, soups, entrees, baked goods, cooking tips, etc. Words simply can’t describe this delightful cookbook experience!”
— Kitchen Tips, Susan Doyle

 “This cookbook is packed with 472 recipes, tips and suggestions with the feel of a trusted family friend and guiding experienced hand.”

“With its extensive tips, recipe variations for special diets, and advice on working with ingredients, Sharing Mountain Recipes is one of those cookbooks every cook can use time and again whether for entertaining a crowd, or just to feed the family.”
— Stephanie Williams

“A savory recipe collection, including tips and special dietary needs, provides a scrumptious assortment of easily prepared foods for high and low altitudes. From fruits and nuts, to breads, soups, greens and roasts; including delightfully enticing sweets; makes this a must have cookbook for all to enjoy!”
— Nancy Smith, a Customer

“The Muffin Lady shares her Favorite Homemade Recipes in an Ultimate Collection.Sharing Mountain Recipes is truly a must-have for all kitchen libraries and a great gift idea for newlyweds, new home owners, graduates, teachers, and that very special cook in the family.”
— Culture and Community News Onlypunjab.com

“A Brilliant Culinary Menagerie of Flavors!”
— Susan, a customer who bought 2 copies

“A remarkable collection of everyday favorites”
— Foodreference.com

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Buy Both Books together
— a retail value of $47.90

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Now Available
Love More Feed Less offers parents
recipes and tips for feeding
families healthful tasty foods with affordable easy.
Chapters include nutritional tips, cooking hints and help for
avoiding childhood obesity at home with ease!

Retail value of $12.99

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Reviews of Randi’s Latest Book

 “The book, in one word is AMAZING. I’ve never read one other person who so wonderfully communicates the power of a well-prepared, home-cooked meal into the power of the heart!!!!!!!!!! CLEARLY, your love and knowledge of kids comes straight across; and the way you write to parents comes across as an intimate conversation packed with personal narratives that bring your messages ‘home’; especially with the helpful hints, tips and variations that come across as if you were a close friend chatting over a cup tea.”
— Chef Suzanne McGarry, Apple Epics

 “Love More, Feed Less by Randi Lee Levin is a guide to feeding your children less with more healthy alternatives. Contents include “How to Add More Fruits and Vegetables into Your Foods,” “Better Choices for Flavor and Health,” and “Modeling for a Better Life.” There is also advice on motivating your children to move more. One chapter titled, “The Power of Homemade Love,” however, seems to be the permeating theme for the entire book as the pages are filled with many recipes for the reader to try to incorporate healthier alternatives into the family’s diet. ”

“Ms. Levin’s book is easy to read with short informative paragraphs about integrating healthy choices into your family’s kitchen with quick hints and simple recipes. There are also italicized tips such as to use canola oil rather than vegetable or corn oil as it contains the least amount of saturated fats. While I have not yet prepared any recipes (and I plan to), none appear to have any obscure ingredients. ”

“What I most liked about Love More, Feed Less is that the recipes and tips focus on real food that real American families like. There are suggestions given that include serving pizza, bread, and sweets in ways that are still healthy. Sometimes the tips are simply to lessen portion size or substitute fatty ingredients, but the family favorites are not made taboo which is much more practical for the average family. Yes, cooking homemade meals every night can seem daunting, but Levin’s ideas for planning ahead or making two meals at once to freeze one can end up saving time in the end. The extra time in the kitchen will be an act of love that can only benefit your family. Help your family to enjoy the benefits of healthy eating with Love More, Feed Less.
— Marissa Libbit for Reader Views

 “A good idea – LOVE MORE, FEED LESS”

It really is a cookbook, and that is what would appeal to me if I were a parent of an obese child. She gets right down to the basics, and really does make things relatively simple. I think what I liked best is that this is not a “preachy” book, but an “action” book – with specifics, and lots and lots of recipes.”
— Joyce Laabs, Feature Editor
Lakeland Times

 “I jumped at the chance to review this, as I’m always looking for better ways to help our family. As a reader I felt as if Randi was taking me by the hand and gently giving me advice, the kind of advice I’d receive from a close relative if needed. It comes across as no nonsense, and shows you how to tell if your child is overweight, and how you can help change their foods for the better. If you’re a family, which has these issues, then this book will expand your comfort zones and help you realise that change is a good thing. I enjoyed the information that was dotted around for those with diary intolerance (1 member of our family has this). All in all, I love the recipes . I like the easy no nonsense approach that Randi gives, and the illustrations dotted around the book are fun also. The mantra “Love More-Feed Less” is a good one.”
— Michelle Jermy
Clover Hill Book Reviews

 “I’ve never read one other person who so wonderfully communicates the power of a well-prepared, home-cooked meal into the power of the heart!!!!!!!!!! The way you write to parents comes across as an intimate conversation packed with personal narratives that bring your messages ‘home’; especially with the helpful hints, tips and variations that come across as if you were a close friend chatting over a cup tea.”
— Chef Suzanne McGarry

 “I wish I had this book when my daughter was growing up! This book has recipes to help lower calories in common things.”
— www.randominities-etsy.blogspot.com

 “The Muffin Lady wrote a book to inspire families to move more and make healthier choices. Randi Lee Levin may be famous for baking goodies, but she understands treats and portion control. Her book Love More, Feed Less: A Tasty Path Toward Avoiding Childhood Obesity,is heartfelt and useful. She’s got great health tips throughout and recipes are family friendly. Check out Nuggie Hugs (meat nuggets), Paradise Pasta Salad and Oodles of Noodles and Zuchles (with zucchini).””
— Darragh Doiron
The Port Arthur News

 “Being a mom of a teen, tween and a toddler, I try to cook as healthy as I can, sometimes I know it’s just not possible or I simply ran out of ideas. Although none of my kids are overweight or even need to watch their diet, this book was still a wonderful addition to our cookbooks. Even though Salad, fruit and veggies are very healthy and a great choice for your kids, face it if they are anything like mine, it is a battle to feed them spinach or Broccoli. This book is totally different It has lots of ideas and information on feeding your little ones healthy meals. It takes every day food like French Fries and shows you a healthier way to prepare the food kids like.”
— Melanie Roberts
2Boys+1Girl = One Crazy Mom Blog

 “You can help your child eat better with Randi Lee Levin’s new cookbook, Love More, Feed Less. Her chapters start with the health message reflected in the title, followed by recipes to get you and your family started on a path toward a healthier life. There is a saying that fits well here ‘that if you are part of the problem, you can be part of the solution.’ Overall, I find this cookbook a welcome asset in the battle against childhood obesity.”
— Ellen Sure Spicer Jacobson

 “Randi Levin’s latest and greatest cookbook Love More Feed Less is full of tips, recipes and insight that all will benefit from! Whether you are feeding a family with kids or simply looking for healthy eating tips for yourself, this cookbook is a must have! From childhood obesity, to disease prevention, to the pitfalls of the life filled with hectic schedules and the fast food diet, each of us can find quick, easy and healthy recipes in Levin’s winning book Love More Feed Less. Levin provides multiple recipes that are nutritious and filling. She goes further by providing variations to accommodate various tastes, likes and allergies. Get your copy of Love More Feed Less today and start making yummy delights like Green Eggs & Ham, Jiffy Chicken Stir, True Blue Muffins and more!

“This book is written and presented in such a way that anyone would value from its content; the starving student, busy parents, bachelor’s and more! Get a copy for yourself and a friend today! The recipes are easy and the book contains both an index and section for ‘Substitutions and Equivalents’. As Levin points out, cooking and eating at home can save money AND save you and your loved ones health! What’s not to love?

“Ms. Levin has survived a rare brain tumor and has lived beyond the diagnosis and outcomes that were given her. She went on to win the Best Cookbook award from Best in the World Awards from Gourmand World Cookbooks! She has shared her gourmet cooking and recipes with many and has taught others the importance of eating less while eating healthy. She encourages and supports regular exercise and family activities that promote and ensure movement rather then the sedentary life. Her motto is to cook and feed with love!”
— Angela Schaefers
Inspirational Speaker, Writer, Host of Your Story Matters radio show

 Check out Reader Views’ interview with Randi
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