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Entries in Books (284)

Monday
Dec152014

Quick and Easy Chocolate Chip Mocha Tarts 

Without question, chocolate chips are at the top of most bakers' lists of favorite ingredients!

125 Best Chocolate Chip Recipes features incredibly creative recipes for everything from cakes and pies to breads, puddings, bars, squares and muffins to beverages and sauces.  And it goes without saying that no cookbook on chocolate chips would be complete without cookie ideas.

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Saturday
Dec132014

Caramel Krisps Recipe | Inspired by Best Of Bridge Holiday Classics

Caramel KrispsSince 1975, the Best of Bridge "Ladies," as their children have named them, have been developing recipes that are easy to understand, written with a sense of humor and guaranteed to work.  Not surprisingly, given their motto - "simple recipes with gourmet results" - over the course of four decades, they have cooked up countless treats that are perfect for sharing with family and friends when it's time for a celebration.

Best of Bridge Holiday Classics: 225 Recipes for Special Occasions focuses on recipes that will meet all of your holiday entertaining needs. 

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Wednesday
Dec102014

Biblical Beauty: Ancient Secrets and Modern Solutions Review + Giveaway

Having grown up with the Bible being a focal part of my lifestyle, I was instantly drawn to the title of this book.  While always having known that I am beautiful in the sight of God and that my inner beauty will always be more important than my outer features, I'd be lying if I said I didn't care how I looked :) 

I think it's important to note that although our personality, demeanor and attitude naturally make all of us beautiful women, there are many places in the Bible where the physical beauty of women are specifically mentioned. 

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Sunday
Nov162014

Vanishing Ink : A Great New Book for the Whole Family | Kickstarter Campaign

My regular readers know that my daughter is huge into art.  Right now she's studying in the school of Arts & Technology at the University of Texas at Dallas and majoring in video game design.  But what she's learning could take her in any number of directions once she graduates from college, including animation and illustrating.  My eyes are always on the lookout for things she would find interesting and would enjoy and I just recently became aware of the book "Vanishing Ink."

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Wednesday
Nov122014

Jesus Calling | Devotions for Every Day of the Year

Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence is a devotional book with short readings and Bible verses, that encourage and support the Christian in their relationship with Christ.

What makes this devotional book unique is that Sarah Young has written it in the first person form.  For me that struck a chord and made it a lot more personal.

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Wednesday
Oct292014

College Students (and Parents!) There's a Perk to Renting Textbooks

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I'm not really sure why or how, but do you notice the older you get the faster time seems to go by?  I still can't believe my daughter is at college! It seems like just the other day we dropped her off; worried about how she would fare.

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Sunday
Oct192014

S'mores Magic Cookie Bars | Inspired by Dessert Mash-Ups

We've all said it right?  That we have two things that taste SO good that the ultimate dessert would be to mash them up and create one dessert of both... well Dorothy Kern from Crazy For Crust has done it - she's authored a book with all your favorite treats combined together and it's appropriately named Dessert Mash-Ups.

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Saturday
Oct182014

SKINNYGIRL COCKTAILS: 100 Fun & Flirty Guilt-Free Recipes

Bethenny Frankel is the four-time bestselling author of Skinnydipping, A Place of Yes, Naturally Thin, and The Skinnygirl Dish. She is the creator of the Skinnygirl brand—which extends to cocktails, fitness, and health and focuses on practical solutions for women.

Her newest book, SKINNYGIRL COCKTAILS: 100 Fun & Flirty Guilt-Free Recipes (Touchstone Paperback; October 28, 2014; $15.00) is full of amazingly delicious guilt-free 150-calorie cocktails and recipes for any fun-filled party.

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Tuesday
Sep302014

The Best Of Me Movie Release & ProFlowers Giveaway

Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they've never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today.

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Tuesday
Sep022014

Paleo Ice Cream - 75 Recipes for Rich and Creamy Homemade Scoops and Treats

Cavemen *probably* didn’t eat ice cream. So for those living paleo today, the frozen treat would be something they’d have to give up--until now!

Introducing “Paleo Ice Cream (Ben Hirshberg),” a new cookbook packed with 75 recipes for rich and creamy frozen treats that leave out unwanted dairy, refined sugars and chemical additives.

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Thursday
Aug282014

Dark Hope: Book One of the Archangel Prophecies

A couple of weeks ago I was sent the book Dark Hope, the first book of the Archangel Prophecies series, by Monica McGurk to read.

Here's the synopsis of the book from the back cover:

For years, Hope Carmichael, survivor of a shocking child abduction, has lived a sheltered existence under the protection of here fanatically religious father.

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Friday
Aug222014

Madame Picasso (Book Release) + Giveaway

MADAME PICASSO

by Anne Girard
In stores August 26th

In the bestselling tradition of The Paris Wife, Z, and The Aviator’s Wife, Madame Picasso illuminates the untold story of the powerful woman behind one of the most famous men in history.

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Monday
Aug182014

Snack Girl to the Rescue! Easy, Delicious Food for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Lisa Cain's book Snack Girl to the Rescue! is part biography, part nutrition guide and part recipe book - making it a good resource to make healthy and delicious food for your family.  You may recognize her name or the "Snack Girl" persona - yes she's that "Snack Girl" from Snack-Girl.com.

The book includes 100 recipes under 400 calories that Cain uses herself.  

 

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Monday
Aug042014

Cocktails for Book Lovers | Papi's Rum Punch & a Giveaway

Featuring 50 original cocktails based on the works of famous classic and contemporary authors like Charles Dickens and Dani Shapiro, Cocktails for Book Lovers by Tessa Smith McGovern is the perfect book to enjoy with a book club…or alone.

Whether you have a love for books, cocktails, or both, Cocktails for Book Lovers pairs them together in a chic way that is fun and delicious.

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Tuesday
Jul292014

Critically-Acclaimed Author to Give Away New Book in August

Heather Letto, author of the new young adult fiction book entitled Impervious  (Bookfish), is offering readers a chance to download her entire book for free, one chapter each day, during the month of August.

Just by reading the synopsis on the back cover I was pretty sure this would be something I would enjoy.  It shares a  popular dystopian theme with books like The Hunger Games and Divergent, which are popular in young adult fiction.

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