September 6, 2017

Cookbook Review:

Julie Taboulie’s Lebanese Kitchen

Julie Ann Sageer

Sauces and seasonings make all the difference in the flavors that define how food tastes, and preparation techniques with ethnic food combinations create the adventure of eating. So wha...

September 1, 2017

Cookbook Review:

Bowls of Plenty

Recipes for Healthy and Delicious Whole-Grain Meals 

Carolynn Carreño

If you’re seeking a lovey new cookbook for gifting, give Bowls of Plenty. This is a tabletop quality cookbook with a beautiful message promoting health...

August 20, 2017

Cookbook Review:

101 Asian Dishes

You Need to Cook Before You Die

Chef Jet Tila, with forward by Alton Brown

YUM! Americans use this word a lot, but do we know what the word really means? I didn’t until Chef Jet Tila taught me, “Yum is a Thai word that...

August 8, 2017

Cookbook Review:

Scrumptious Sandwiches Salads and Snacks 

Simple, healthy recipes, for school, work and home

by Patricia Greenberg and Gabriella Grunfeld

First flip through: Yum! I’m tempted to try every recipe—they all look really good and easy. 

How ma...

August 7, 2017

Book Review: 

UNDISCLOSED, A Novel

by Steve Alten [2017]

“Did you see it? Over there -

2 o’clock-ish?”

What is that? 

“You don’t have a need to know.”

Don’t I? 

UNDISCLOSED. . .   and, UNACKNOWLEDGED. . . .

Cover story, on top of a cover story, on top...

July 17, 2017

Cookbook Review:

175 Best Small-Batch Baking Recipes

Treats for 1 or 2

by Jill Snider

The right cookbook for the right time — think Tiny House movement — think Empty Nesting — think Downsizing. 175 Best Small-Batch Baking Recipes certainly fits this tren...

July 16, 2017

It's my birthday week! Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday. . .

I accept this tweet as a personal greeting from SARK to me :-)

Dear SARK,

I've followed you since 1997 ~20 years, so I consider us friends :-)

Synchronicity. . . 

July 2, 2017

Book Review:

White with Fish, Red with Murder

by Harley Mazuk

Mr. Mustard did it with the candlestick in the. . . or did he? Escape to 1948 with all it’s post-war, post-prohibition, wise-guy drama through the eyes of a somewhat unsavory private investig...

June 22, 2017

Book Review:

Aquafabulous!

100+ Egg-Free Vegan Recipes Using Aquafaba

by Rebecca Coleman

Aquafaba?

Do you drink it; eat it?

What is it? 

A new bottled water brand?

A fab new facial moisturizer?

A magical bean water?

A swimming pool exercise routine?

Ah ha! If...

June 20, 2017

Book Review:

150 Best Meals in a Jar

Salads, Soups, Rice Bowls & More

by Tanya Linton

Calling Crafty Home Cooks -- Have I got a cookbook for you.  

Gotta make lunch for the family but rather be crafting? How about putting your imagination and artisti...

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