Recipes for Fish and Seafood

Not so much a review as a sharing of a recipe from a small 1920s cookbook. Recipes for Fish and Seafood was published in 1927 by the United States Fisheries Association. Read the whale steak recipe on my Foodie Friday blog entry on Old School Pastry.

Get Started Series: Baking

There are quite a few beginning baking books new but the Get Started series by Doring Kindersly takes the approach of starting small and ending big. Get Started: Baking begins with this note:

Build Your Course: This book is divided into broad sections that allow you to build a three-stage course in baking. All areas are covered, from quick cakes to artisan breads, with recipes that increase in difficulty to develop your skill set and offer new challenges as you grow in confidence and experience.

Read the full review of Get Started: Baking, and see examples of how the recipes are laid out on the Pastry Sampler blog.


Get Started Series - Preserving

Preserving foods is more than keeping them in storage in a way that prevents spoilage; it is an art form, too. Putting the two together can be a rewarding experience in more than ways than one. Get Started: Preserving is an excellent guide to learn the basics of preserving foods and provides different recipes encouraging the reader to experiment with something new.

Read the full review for Get Started: Preserving on my cookbook blog, The Cookbook Papers.

Gritty Romance: White Trash Beautiful

This isn't a fluffy fairy tale read about one lucky girl meeting an up-and-coming rock star. Instead it is a hard read with genuine hurt and forgiveness.

Cass is a beautiful young girl who is the epitome of white trash, and is involved in a cycle of abuse she can't seem to end.

Read the full review of White Trash Beautiful on my romance book blog.

The Marriage Mistake (Marriage to a Billionaire #3) by Jennifer Probst

The Marriage Mistake is number three in the 'Marriage to a Billionaire' series by Jennifer Probst, and it is an entertaining read. After graduating college and earning her MBA in Italy she comes to America to learn the ropes at her family's vast bakery empire, and Max, her crush since childhood, is appointed as her mentor. Only Max doesn't recognize Carina - instead of a quiet, shy girl, a confident and overtly sexy woman is with him instead. With Carina protected her whole life and allowed no real contact with men, she is a walking dichotomy of sex and innocence.

Read the full review for The Marriage Mistake on Hot Enough Books, my romance book blog.

Good Housekeeping Grilling, and a Salad Recipe to Try

Good Housekeeping Grilling covers all the basics to grilling, including purchasing one for the first time. A full explanation and description of the different types of grills are included in the foreword: gas grills, charcoal grills, and electric grills. Safety is always paramount when fire is involved, and the book has a good section on the basics of starting a fire and grilling rules for safety.

Read my review on The Cookbook Papers, and try the recipe for Grilled Shrimp, Corn, and Tomato Salad from the book.

Cristina Ferrare's Big Bowl of Love; Recipe for Sea Bass with Soy Glaze

Best-selling author Cristina Ferrare brings to life simple recipes in a colorful way in her book, Cristina Ferrare's Big Bowl of Love. Her cooking show on the Oprah Winfrey Network by the same name features special guests, giving viewers a glimpse of simple entertaining and home cooking, celebrity style. More than 150 recipes are listed in the cookbook, and many are featured together with color photographs of the finished product.

Read the full review on my Cookbook Papers cookbook blog, as well as try the recipe for Sea Bass with Soy Glaze and Cucumber Salsa.

Cooking Mexican: How to Cook with Authentic Mexican Recipes

Cooking Mexican is a short and simple cookbook with easy to recreate Mexican recipes. It begins with a very brief history of Mexican cooking, and the flavors and spices that make up much of the cuisine. It is a very short read focusing on classics to add to your recipe box: Beef Enchiladas, Pico De Gallo, Steak Tacos, etc.

Read the full review on The Cookbook Papers.

The Old Sturbridge Village Cookbook

The Old Sturbridge Village Cookbook has many old-time recipes that are based on classics from historical cookbooks such as The American Frugal Housewife, by Lydia Maria Child (1829), American Cookery, by Amelia Simmons (1796), and A New System of Domestic Cookery, by Maria Eliza Ketelby Rundell (1807), among many others.
Read the full review on The Cookbook Papers.

Awakened by Brenda K. Davies

Came across this as a freebie, and was new to this author. Easy story to read although somewhat predictable, but had a better than average plot to others of this genre. I liked Liam and his friends were likable, too.  Sera cries a lot, and tends to repeat herself. I don't know why but the term mousy comes to mind even though she wasn't overly timid. The whole plot revolves around the notion of one's true love and soul mates (paranormal). 

Read the full review on Hot Enough Books.