Sunday, December 21, 2014

Another great cookbook!

I received The Skinny Taste Cookbook in the mail to review. The book is written by Gina Homolka, a mom who wanted to lose weight. Her conundrum was making meals that would help her lose weight, while still being something her family wanted to eat. Her first stop was Weight Watchers, but she was not happy with the recipes. She instead decided to take her recipes and rework them so they were calorie friendly. The result is this cookbook. The recipes look yummy..(haven't tried any yet), the pictures are gorgeous, and best of all she includes nutritional information. This is very important to me as I have to watch my sodium.
The recipes are geared to the home cook, and she includes vegetarian, gluten-free, slow cooker and freezer friendly meals, all healthy versions of your favorites. The beginning of the book does a good job of explaining her philosophy, what good fats are, what healthy is, how to make over your kitchen, and good choices for your pantry. With chapters on breakfast, soups, sandwiches,main dish salads, poultry, lean meat fish, meatless mains,sides and deserts, there is something for everybody.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Novel Interiors

So, today I received another beautiful book to review. The book, Novel Interiors: Living in Enchanted Rooms Inspired by Literature by Lisa Borgnes Giramonti, is a book lovers guide to decorating. The photography is gorgeous, and there are a lot of great ideas to be found. There are six "chapters" or six different styles found in the authors favorite novels. Each chapter encompasses one style, like Living Au Natural, and the author uses quotes and ideas from several author's books that fit the category. At the end of each section is a wonderful list of finishing touch ideas to make your room come alive. At the end of the book you will also find a list of sources. I plan to give this book to my daughter who loves both books and great literature. Wonderful book!

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I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Book Review! In Her Kitchen

I recently added this book to my cookbook collection. It is a WONDERFUL BOOK! The pictures are gorgeous, the food is mouthwatering and the stories make it that much more special! Sixty grandmothers, sharing sixty recipes and a story about their life! In all fairness, I received the book free to review, but it was already on my list of must haves. I have not cooked from it yet, I had unexpected gallbladder surgery and I'm in recovery mode. Grandma food, what could be better?

In Her Kitchen

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Let's Try Again

Forget the move. I think I'll just stay here for now. It's served me well. The last couple years have been interesting. Maybe I'll catch you up some day. Until then I'll be here, and on Twitter (@gerbmom)
Hoping to be able to write about travels, family,!
Check back soon. :)