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Book Review: My Kitchen Year By Ruth Reichl

MY KITCHEN YEAR 136 Recipes that Saved My Life By: Ruth Reichl Published: September 29, 2015 Publisher: Random House Non-Fiction/Cookbook/Memoir Reichl’s world as she knew it came to an end in 2009 when her role as editor-in-chief of “Gourmet” magazine came to an abrupt halt. The magazine was no longer published and Reichl had no…
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Books that Came in December 2017

Happy New Year to all of you! We are in the frozen tundra here in Iowa with a fresh 5″ of snow and wind chills have been as cold as -40 degrees. I am quite happy to stay inside and catch up on my reading. I have some great books to tell you about that…
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Books that Came in October 2017

October has been a month full of blessings for me and our family. Both my husband and I celebrated our birthdays with family and friends this month. Our son Patrick finished his high school cross country career at the State of Iowa Cross Country Meet. He medaled, finishing 13th in 3A and with his personal…
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Quick Lit: Mini Reviews of Some Recent Reads – August Edition

I’m trying to read more books that I choose for my own reading enjoyment. Not for review, but because I’ve been wanting to read them or they caught my attention. Most of them have been talked about ad nauseam or have been on my to-read list for a long time so they don’t really need…
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Cookbook Review: Gumbo Love By Lucy Buffett

GUMBO LOVE Recipes for Gulf Coast Cooking, Entertaining, and Savoring the Good Life By: Lucy Buffett Published: May 9, 2017 Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style Non-Fiction/Cookbook If you need any reason to check out Lucy Buffett’s new cookbook, then National Shrimp Day would be it! Fans of Gulf Coast specialties, fruity libations, and flavor-rich…
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#BringHappyHome with Jessie Steele and a Recipe

I absolutely love to bake, but it seems I never get to do it as much as I want because I don’t have the time. Holiday baking is my favorite because I love taking some of our favorite treats to all our family gatherings. This weekend I hosted the high school Madrigal singers after one…
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Books that Came My Way in October 2016

I recently wrote about my reading struggles (HERE). I’ve been in a bit of a slump and haven’t been that excited about reading. But, it’s a new month and I’m planning to actually schedule reading into my day to see if that helps me work in more reading. I read 8 books last month, 4…
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Cookbook Review: Good Taste By Jane Green

GOOD TASTE Simple, Delicious Recipes for Family and Friends By: Jane Green Published: October 4, 2016 Publisher: Berkley/NAL Non-Fiction/Cookbook There is no doubt that Jane Green is a talented author. She has written numerous widely-popular novels including her latest, FALLING, that I reviewed HERE. But besides writing best-selling novels, Jane Green loves food. While leafing…
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Books that Came My Way in September 2016

I can’t believe it’s October. It’s my favorite month of the year! I just turned 44 this week and my husband’s birthday is at the end of the month. I love fall and the changing of the seasons. I love the crispness in the air and watching the leaves change before my eyes. Unfortunately, it…
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More Recipes from LuLu's Kitchen by Lucy Buffett

Last month I shared my review of Lucy Buffet’s new cookbook, LuLu’s Kitchen. See it HERE. I have the opportunity to share a couple more recipes from the cookbook with you. Buffett’s recipes are full of flavor and look as good as they taste. I’m still working my way through the recipes and am anxious…
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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Seven Sundays: A Faith, Fitness, and Food Plan for Lasting Spiritual and Physical Change


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