Saturday, September 09, 2017

The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook

    Quite honestly, this is the best book I have found for the Instant Pot. I have tried several others, but this one has recipes I will actually use! The soup section was excellent, and I appreciated a good bone broth recipe! 
    The chapters are as follows: Breakfast, Beans and Grains, Soups and Chilis, Poultry, Beef and Pork, Vegetables and Side Dishes, Desserts, and Pantry.
    The book has loads of useful information for using the Instant Pot, stuff I had to always look up online. It has cooking times as well, and a question and answer section. How to use the pot is included, must have tools, and how to convert recipes for the Instant Pot. Usually I shy away from books that are official or authorized by a product, but this time I am glad I tried this book!
I recommend this book!

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Lauras by Sara Tylor

The Lauras was an interesting take on the coming of age of Alex. Taken away from her father by her mother she experiences the world through her mothers eyes and experiences. Traveling across the U.S. her mother reveals her past bit by bit as they arrive in various locations associated with those revelations. And of course stories of the Lauras also play into this. Very interesting read, especially as Alex is dealing with gender issues and a view of life through those eyes.

Fairly quick read and it held my attention well.

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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The Roanoke Girls

Lane was one of the rich and beautiful Roanoke girls. But was it worth it?   
     This book was different than I expected. I guess I liked it ok, but it dealt with a topic not usually written about as a plot point for a novel.The characters made me mad at them for their ignorance, but I guess that goes back to the way they were raised, as victims of circumstance.
    The book moved along a bit slower than anticipated, but did deal with all characters in flashbacks. I thought as I read that the ending was obvious. I will say one aspect was and the other wasn't. I was a bit surprised by the final twist. Although it wasn't much of one. Just not where I expected it to go.

       Let's just say I'm thankful to not be a Roanoke girl!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Clancys of Queens

I'm so sorry! In December I had surgery and have been dealing with the long recovery and physical therapy since then. In the shuffle I totally forgot to review the book! Forgive the briefness, it's been a long couple months....

I enjoyed this book...well, I think I did. December was foggy. I loved reading about the authors time as a girl in New York. She had an interesting childhood, living in three different homes. Her mom's - with grandma, her dad's, and her stepdads. Each was so different - city dwelling and all that went with it back then, a single man's small rural type home, and her rich stepdads estate. It was touching, funny, and fun to read. I was amazed how the city, more lower class clan was welcomed to the stepdad's home for a grand picnic/party every year. That doesn't seem very normal to me! But the author was blessed to have all these different experiences, travels, and homes.
Over all, a very enjoyable read!

I'm sorry the picture and links aren't working. Maybe it's the iPad? I'll post as is and hope I can fix it later.

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