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Review: Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook by Wanda E. Brunstetter

Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Series: Amish Friends Cookbook Series
Release Date: August 1, 2016
Publisher: Shiloh Run Press
Pages: 224
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review
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Overloaded with garden produce, CSA shares, or farmers’ market finds? Now you’ll know what the Amish do with these seasonal fruits and vegetables and how they preserve some of them for future use. Bring the wisdom of Amish gardeners and cooks into your own home with dozens of recipes and tips from the heart of Amish country in Wanda E.

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Review: Big American Cookbook by Mario Batali

Big American Cookbook: 250 Favorite Recipes from Across the USA by Mario Batali
Release Date: October 4, 2016
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
Pages: 512
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Over two years in the making, with Batali searching for truly delicious dishes from all corners of the US, this definitive cookbook features the best America has to offer. With over 250 simple recipes celebrating the treasures of the state fairs and the dishes of the local rotary clubs and ethnic groups.

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Throwback Thursday Review: More-with-Less Cookbook 40th Anniversary Edition by Doris Janzen Longacre with Rachel Marie Stone

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More-with-Less Cookbook 40th Anniversary Edition by Doris Janzen Longacre with Rachel Marie Stone
Re-release Date: September 27, 2016
Publisher: Herald Press
Pages: 384
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review
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How we cook can change the world.

With one small idea, a movement was born. More-with-Less has given generations of cooks easy, healthy recipes that are gentle on the budget and mindful of those who are hungry. This 40th anniversary edition preserves hundreds of timeless recipes and tips from Doris Janzen Longacre’s bestselling cookbook, with updates by award-winning food writer Rachel Marie Stone.

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Throwback Thursday Review: The Frugal Foodie Cookbook: Waste-Not Recipes for the Wise Cook by Lara Starr

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The Frugal Foodie Cookbook: Waste-Not Recipes for the Wise Cook by Lara Starr
Release Date: September 8, 2009
Publisher: Viva Editions
Pages: 216
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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The recession has put a lot of strain on the grocery bill, especially for those with families or friends to feed. But that doesn’t mean having to skip gourmet food and a balanced diet. Noted chef and “four-star frugal gourmet” Lynette Shirk shows readers how to creatively and cleverly use ingredients and leftovers to produce wonderful inexpensive meals for any occasion.

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Review: The Ultimate Guide to Solo Sex by Jenny Block

The Ultimate Guide to Solo Sex by Jenny Block
Release Date: May 10, 2016
Publisher: Cleis Press
Pages: 244
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Masturbation is a many-splendored thing but even here, all of us can get into a comfortable rut. Take what can be really good to really great with Jenny Block’s guide to getting in on with yourself. Whether you are happily coupled, on your own, poly, or demonstrating for your lover(s) your solo skills, Block has the very best advice on how to pleasure yourself masterfully and share the love.

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Review: Cravings by Chrissy Teigen

Cravings: Recipes for What You Want to Eat by Chrissy Teigen
Release Date:  February 23, 2016
Publisher:  Clarkson Potter
Pages:  240
Source: book provided by Blogging For Books for review
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Maybe she’s on a photo shoot in Zanzibar. Maybe she’s making people laugh on TV. But all Chrissy Teigen really wants to do is talk about dinner. Or breakfast. Lunch gets some love, too.

For years, she’s been collecting, cooking, and Instagramming her favorite recipes, and here they are: from breakfast all day to John’s famous fried chicken with spicy honey butter to her mom’s Thai classics.

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Review: Saving Delaney by Keston Ott-Dahl

Saving Delaney by Keston Ott-Dahl
Release Date: April 12, 2016
Publisher: Cleis Press
Pages: 320
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Saving Delaney is the heartwarming true story of a special needs baby and the unconventional family who fought for her right to life. Andrea Ott-Dahl, who with her wife Keston Ott-Dahl has two other children, agreed to act as a pregnancy surrogate for a wealthy Silicon Valley couple. When pre-natal testing revealed the baby would be born with Down Syndrome, Andrea was urged to abort the child.

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Review: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris

Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris
Release Date: September 15, 2015
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Source: book provided by Blogging for Books for review
Pages: 304

 

 

Seeking an exciting read that puts the “u” back in “autobiography”? Look no further than Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography! In this entertaining and innovative memoir, Neil Patrick Harris shares intimate and hilarious stories about everything from his early days in LA, life on the How I Met Your Mother set, secrets from backstage at award shows, and family life with David, Harper, and Gideon.

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Review: Happy Foods: Over 100 Mood-Boosting Recipes by Karen Wang Diggs

Happy Foods: Over 100 Mood-Boosting Recipes by Karen Wang Diggs
Release Date: January 12, 2016
Publisher: Viva Editions
Pages: 272
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Do you want to feel better about what you eat? Do you want to feel better all day long? Truly healthy food is not only better tasting, it is far less expensive and can change your mental outlook on life. Author Karen Wang Diggs has lived in Hong Kong and the United States and brings a wealth of this food knowledge, village wisdom and secrets to healthy living from her travels as well as the hard science of nutrition.

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Review: Kissing: A Field Guide by Violet Blue

Kissing: A Field Guide by Violet Blue
Release Date: February 11, 2014
Publisher: Cleis Press
Pages: 145
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Kissing is an art form. A great kiss can stop traffic, start a five-alarm fire, and feel like Times Square on New Year’s Eve. Get your smooch on with all the different tricks and tips in this handy guide. Bestselling author and columnist Violet Blue helps readers choose — and perfect — their very own unforgettable kissing style.