Friday, January 24, 2014

Jan 24 books read

The High Plains Sifter: Retro-Modern Baking for Every Altitude
Although we do not live in a high altitude area I just wanted to see what some of the differences are when it comes to baking.
A few romance/recipe books I have read talk about the differences in the temperature and cooking time.
Many tips on exactly what needs to be adjusted for the recipes. Pictures for each one but no nutritional information.
Very good classic recipes! Basic recipe but with many flavor variations for the same type of dessert.
What I also liked abut this book is that the recipes are for everybody at all levels of altitude. Changes for high altitude are at the end of the recipes so be sure to read the recipe through.

Everyday Vegetarian Family Cookbook: 100 Delicious Meatless Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Recipes you Can Make in Minutes! (Healthy Cookbook Series)
Really interested in this as we've now started having more stir fry type meals.
No pictures and no nutritional information.  A bonus section, recipes for skin products.
Other books by the author are highlighted at the end. What I liked about this book was the different combination of ingredients, that gives me an idea of what I can use in my own recipes.

200 Chocolate Recipes - Cookies, Cakes, Desserts, Etc. by Anna Wade
Just in time for Valentine's Day celebrations.  Starts out with a VERY detailed story about the history of chocolate.
Also of the many health benefits of eating chocolate.  Recipes do not include pictures, nor nutritinal information.
There are quite a variety of recipes to choose from, drinks, appetizers, breakfast foods, muffins, cakes and cookies..
Chocolate Haystack cookies would be the first recipe I'd try because it's no bake and is so easy and quick.

Whole Foods Recipes - Quick Easy Dinner Recipes Book for Heart Healthy Eating & Weight Loss Using Whole Foods (Lose Weight Naturally) by Donna Caesar
Lots of very useful information about the different foods we eat and what to substitute to stay healthy these days.
Colorful pictures of all the recipes and just a bit of nutritional information on each. I'd be more interested in seeing dietary fiber and sodium rather than calories.
Meatloaf would be my favorite to try. Since changing fat content in our food we've yet to try a meatloaf.
Cod fish one also will turn into one of our favorites.  So many categories and so much to choose from for everyday meals.
Other works by the author at highlighted at the end.

THE VERY LAST APPLE (OUR TOWN COLLECTION / Ages 6 to 10 - Rhyming Children Bedtime Short Stories)  by Peter Collier
Story for children about the perfect summer day and how all the fruit has come to an end, all except one red apple. It's way up high on the tree.
Everybody in town notices it also as it's now autumn. One boy gets his kite stuck up high in the tree and can't get it down, it's close to the apple.
Others want to help also but something happens and it's taken care of.

Valentine's Flower for My Friends: A Valentine's Picture Book for Young Children by Betty Palatin
Illustrated very colorful children's book showing what Jane is doing to get ready for Valentine's Day. Many days before that she plants seeds with help and keeps them watered as they grow.
Love what it turns into for her friends, you and everybody.

Alternating chapters: Goldie-about to get married, and Clay-start of the football season.
It appears as if these two don't know of each other but we hear about their past and how they will be come connected, somehow.
Goldie Fischer is a fashionata and is due to be married on Thursday. She loves to put others in their place and put them down and shop.
Her sister Mindy helps her to get ready. She gets a warning from a man in a white suit to be careful and not to marry Avner Ficklestein. This is the man from her dreams.
Their lifes do become connected as their human life forms come to a close but there not for both...
It's all about forever love.
I received this book from JKSCommunications  in exchange for my honest review.

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