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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Soup Club Cookbook

The Soup Club Cookbook is a compilation of recipes, both soup and breads, that friends Courtney, Tina, Caroline and Julie have used for years to help their families eat healthy even on hectic days. The idea is to make large quantities to share with other people in your group so that you can have a healthy meal everyday of the week without the work of cooking everyday.
This is a great idea even if you don't want to start a group you can use the recipes for fundraisers, helping your local elderly or just sharing with friends. There are also recipes for salads, croutons and other sides.
The recipes are easy to understand and contain ingredients that anyone can find. Each recipe also gives tips on the best way to reheat the meal and what other goodies should be sent along with it. We tried the Jewish Chicken Noodle soup and it was excellent.
I recommend this book, especially to beginning cooks but really for everyone.

I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Inside the Test Kitchen by Tyler Florence

The book is chocked full of terrific recipes that even a novice cook can follow. It even comes with a handy built-in book mark to keep the page from turning on you while you cook. We tried the macaroni and cheese recipe and it was to die for, even my picky teens gobbled it up. A must for everyone's kitchen. Tyler has something for everyone from home-made hamburger buns to easy omelettes you will find recipes that will quickly become your go-to favorites.

The Skull Throne by Peter V. Brett

The Skull Throne is the highly anticipated fourth installment of The Demon Cycle series by Peter V. Brett. For those of you who have not had the pleasure of reading the first three I highly recommend picking them up!
This novel picks up right where The Daylight War left off, with our intrepid heroes battling it out and subsequently going over a cliff. Now some might question "heroes" but hey, I like Jardir just as much as Arlen. I really think he believes he is doing what is best for all of humanity and I think you'll come to like him as well.
Anyway, both sides of the battle are searching in vain for our fallen warriors with both sides eventually going home and trying to move on. The void created by the absence of Jardir is massive as his sons vie for control much to their mother's dismay. In an attempt to quell the problem she arranges for Jayan to conquer a Green land dock town in order to keep him from attempting to assume the Skull Throne as she holds out hope for her husband's safe return.The results are not what she expected to say the least!
Meanwhile Leesha's house of cards is falling down around her as Thamos finds out the true nature of how their relationship began. Rojer is faced with a dangerous dilemma when his arch nemesis Jasin, the man who murdered Rojer's mentor, appears in the Hollow to summon Leesha and her friends to Angiers. Everyone feels they are in danger as the turmoil of politics threatens to undo them with every decision they make.
The Skull Throne is exploding with action that will leave you breathless and wanting more! Leesha is finally becoming a heroine I can rally behind as events force her to become the kick-ass woman she was born to be. The amount of back-stabbing, murdering, and mayhem will have you shouting "NO" and sitting back, whispering "WOW"
Forget True Blood. Forget Game of Thrones. The Demon Cycle should be a television series!!
The Skull Throne is available for Pre-order only at this time and is scheduled for release on March 31st. To learn more about The Demon Cycle and Peter V. Brett you can check out the link to Peter's blog at he top right-hand side of my blog.
I received my ARC copy of The Skull Throne from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.