Friday, December 30, 2016

Books read Dec 30

Family tree by Susan Wiggs
Have enjoyed other works by this author and know this one will be another good one.
Starts out with Annie and Martin and he's just left for work. They had an argument about the bison but she gave in. She had so much advice from her grandmother that really made life matter.
They run their own cooking show...CJ is there to do an interview about her grandmother's cookbook. She had stated there's one key ingredient in each dish. Loved hearing about this as I put together two cookbooks for my mother in law in 2000s.
Martin does the cooking on the show and Annie produces it.  On her way to tell him they are expecting she finds him with the female co host....
Story also follows Fletcher who lives in VT with his son. Teddy watches The Key Ingredient because he knows who is producing it and glad she doesn't appear in front of the screen...he had a crush on her when she lived in town...
Chapters go back in time and forward to the present making all the pieces of the puzzle fit.
Love the area and maple syrup process as we've seen it, experienced it for ourselves just last year. So much to learn. Author makes you feel like you are there with detailed descriptions of the food served. It makes your mouth water!
Love history of the town, so New England and details of the therapy. So many struggles for them all over the years and nothing goes as planned.
Love technical culinary interjections, priceless!   Loved everything I learned from this book.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

National park explorers. Books 1-6 by Sara Gilbert
Love this collection of audio books as it not only describes several of the most popular national parks but
also has a bit of history and things that live in the parks and what they are really known for. Pictures are described also. Activities for children to do to help explain what happened in the areas that the book focuses on.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

The guitar, an introduction to the instrument by Thomas A Hill
Book starts out with glossary of words relating to the string instruments.
All about the parts of the guitar and lots of resources at the end to help you achieve leaning about the guitar. 
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

A Season of joy, favorite stories and poems for Christmas  by Arico_ Diane
Good stories of the meaning of Christmas with stories for children so they can understand.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Mediterranean Diet: Mediterranean Diet Cookbook & Diet Guide, A Practical Beginner's Guide And Delicious Recipes For Healthy Living And Rapid Weight Loss!
Lots of information about the Mediterranean way of life and how you can benefit from it.
Tells you what to stay away from and what you should be eating. One chapter gives you a list of things to keep on hand.
Has some recipes for dips and other items but no nutritional information is available and I find some of the food is not really the type of food that should be listed-maybe a light version or a substitute for something healthier. No pictures.

Christmas Stories : The Snowman: Christmas books for kids Bedtime stories for children (Children's Picture Book - Bedtime stories for children 2)
Colorful children's story about a snowman, the life of one who changes as the weather gets warmer.
Starts out with a snowflake and then children come to roll a ball into a bigger size to make the snowman.
The snowman does not think he is good. He learns differently as time goes on.

Appetizing lasagna. Cookbook: 25 diverse recipes.
Starts out explaining about the 4 different types of lasagna.
I'm intrigued by the dessert ones and chocolate! Recipes start out with basic meat lasagna and the ingredients are healthy.
Color photos, prep and cook times, servings and list of ingredients, and directions how to prepare and bake.
No nutritional information but you should be able to substitute for a healthier choice.
Free ebook is included 10 extra recipes.

A Christmas Gift: Winter Romance (Four Seasons Set Book 1)
Story of a teen Holly who's grown up next door to Caleb who's now part of a wolf club.
The block throws a Christmas party that everyone enjoys. The kids used to play together but when they got to be 10 they moved in different groups.
She helps him pick out his girlfriends Christmas gift and her mom decides to give her a makeover for the party and Caleb's brother will be home for the holidays.
Misunderstandings need to be talked out to make it a great holiday...

Mary Christmas: The True Story Of Mrs. Claus 
Older child reading book as there are no pictures and is of moderate pages.
Starts out with Santa and he likes the old way of doing things, when he could fix the toys. Now he needs tech guys to be able to fix them.
He is learning how to use apps on the tablet and is having a hard time of it. Mary has a secret and she knows Santa does not like any secrets at all...
Mary can not say no to many things and decides to head out for a last minute surprise when she runs into bad weather.

Christmas Miracle at the Mall
Story of a Santa and an elf who are just seeing the last two boys at the mall and magic happens.
Later that night they hang up the ornaments from Santa but will their dreams come true.
Middle age child reading book. No pictures but good story line.

Christmas Traditions Around The World
Talks about the celebrations in the US and then onto the other countries.
Best part for me was seeing how each country says "Merry Christmas" Liked hearing of the celebrations in the other countries also.

Culinary travel: Italy. Italian cuisine - best 50 recipes:homemade pastas, risotto recipes, and others Italian dishes.: Full instructions step by step with photos: Italian food is not only pizza.
Starts out with Italian and what certain words really mean and the traditions over the centuries.
Utensils and how they are used is explained and certain foods that are well known.
Recipe has color photo, title, time and servings and nutritional information but fats is NOT broken up into good and bad and there are no sodium levels.
Ingredient list and directions and tips on how to serve.
Most items are fresh and healthy, some you might have to substitute to suit your medical dietary needs.
Even has deserts. other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

December 2016 Book Fun Magazine
Have enjoyed other editions of previous months as I find out new books that I want to read.
The information provided tells part of the story rather than just having a quick summary-the interviews go into depth about the book and the person behind the book.
Viewing lots of older pictures hits just at the right time of the year for me as I just finished moving the pictures I've taken over the year to the external hard drive and waiting on the kids to do the same and then we all get a master copy of them as these are the things that can not be replaced in a disaster.
Love the recipes as we are at the end of the year last weekend celebrations.
Loved that the articles that were about the Christmas holiday and special days throughout the month.
Beautiful pictures and stories this month. Looking forward to winning some books to read for January.
You can get the books also for free, join the group, and request the books in exchange for your review.

Winter Arrives by Roz Marshall
Book starts out with Jude Winters who's in charge of the ski school along with her kids and has no idea how to do any of it all by herself. She needs oil and has no money and they want to be paid for previous deliveries first.
Allan, her husband is in New Zealand depositing money into their account but somethings not right...
Mike is applying for a position at the ski school for a month as he likes to move around each month trying new locations.
Like that the book is in Scotland and story line. Other works in the series are highlighted at the end.
Wish the story could've been longer, was just getting into the story.
Received this copy from InstFreebie for my honest review.

Stand tall!, the informed woman's guide to preventing osteoporosis  by Notelovitz_ Morris - Ware_ Marcia
Since losing 3 inches off my height I'm wondering what I can do so I won't lose anymore.
Although a bit old it's still useful information.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Flannel Kisses  by Brennan_ Linda Crotta - Takabayashi_ Mari
Rhyming children's book about a winter day and how the children dress and go out to play in the snow and come in for warmth and repeat.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Angels watching over me by Betty Malz
Author starts out with her own story about how angels come to help her and how to get them to help you.
Then others stories and how the angels reached out to others to help them.
Passages in the Bible correspond to the stories and are quoted.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

The magic fish by Freya  Littledale
Children's story about a fisherman who catches a fish and he puts the talking fish back in the water because he told him he was a prince.
Wife tells him he should've asked for a pretty house for her...
Rhyming and silly.  After a week she wishes for a castle...she is never happy and always asks for more....
Fish keeps asking why she wants these things...
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Pasta Salad Recipes: A Modern Pasta Cookbkook - The Ultimate Healthy Guide for Fusilli, Spaghetti, Tortellini and Noodles with Creamy Tomato Sauce 
Each recipe starts out with the title and ingredient list and directions. There are no pictures and no nutritional information.
For the most part the ingredients are healthy you might have to alter some of the ingredients for your dietary needs.
Got some good ideas for shrimp salad.

Mediterranean diet: The full Guide to the Mediterranean Diet for Healthy Eating and Weight Loss (cookbook, Mediterranean diet for beginners, weight loss)
Starts with what a Med diet really is. Recipe starts with servings and ingredient list and directions. No pictures and no nutritional information so you may have to substitute some of the ingredients for your dietary needs.
Lots of choices to select from. I found the print and colors used hard to concentrate on what I was seeing.

20 Beautiful Christmas Stories for Kids 2-6 (Bedtime Stories for Kids)
Silly story of Gregory the green nosed reindeer I am laughing so hard because my spouses name is Gregory.
The children don't want to take the tree down because there is still snow around. Silly things like fruitcake flowers in Christmas Land.
Very colorful pictures help tell the story of what is being read.
For older children.  The adventure ends when they wake up in the morning and everything is normal again...
Lots of monsters in this book but others want to help make them good. So many different stories, wish they were separated a bit better before you realize it you are into the next story.

Spot the difference - Festive Season Fun
Colorful seasonal holiday pictures to compare to try to find five differences per page.
Answers are provided at the end via a link.

Emma’s Holiday Collection  By Mary Lee
Very colorful children's book about different animals. First is the pumpkin for Halloween,
then the turkey for Thanksgiving and then Snowbell for Christmas. Easy words and pictures for the child to follow along.

Russian Soup Recipes: Thirty Delicious and Easy Soup Recipes  by Julia Gousseva
Lots of tips for making Russian soups along the way.
Starts with summary of the soup then list of ingredients with approximate sizes along with instructions.
No pictures and no nutritional information but with healthy ingredients it has to be on the healthy side.
Lots of different spices I never would have thought go together but they really sound appetizing.
Love recipe for axe soup!

Appetizers :The Ultimate Recipe Guide - Over 150 Appetizing Recipes  by Danielle Caples
Each recipe has prep ready and cook times, servings along with ingredient list and how to make . There are no pictures and no nutritional information.
You should be able to substitute for healthier choices in most of these recipes.
Great book for entertainment dishes.

Ticky Tack The Littlest Reindeer - A Christmas Book for Children (Christmas Stories For Kids 1)
Children's colorful book about a reindeer that thinks he's big enough to pull Santa's sleigh but everyone just laughs at him.
Colorful pictures showing what's going on so children can follow along.
One toy is left out and Shortbread fixes it and now they have to come up with an idea how to deliver it...
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

50 Christmas Pie Recipes  by Pamela Kazmierczak
Each recipe has list of ingredients along with directions on how to make and bake.
there are no pictures and no nutritional information.
Various pie shells can be made or bought to make these.

The OREO COOKIE Dessert Book - A Cookbook Filled With Delicious Snacks Made With Milk's Favorate Cookies (The MASTER CHEF SERIES 96
We have made Oreo cookies from  recipes and the cookies do turn out like oreo cookies so going to be interesting to read this cookbook.
Recipes have ingredient list, filling and other fillings and how to make the cake. There are no pictures and no nutritional information.
Cakes, cheesecake, pies, cookies to name a few of the desserts available. Very sugary and high fat content.
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

Oil Less Frying
Book sounded interesting as we no longer eat foods that have been fried in oil.
These recipes are for the Phillips Airfryer which we don't have.
some of the ingredients are also foreign to me.
Good layout of the recipes title, pre and cook time and servings with ingredient list and how to make them.
No pictures but has some nutritional information: fat is not broken up into 4 sections and sodium is not listed.
Dishes sound appetizing and with low fat content they should be easy to make, if you have the device to cook them in.

holiday baking cookbook by Louise Davidson
Introduction talks about using baked items as gifts and how to decorate the packages.
Each recipe comes with a color photo, servings and list of ingredients. Instruction on how to make and bake  and also some have tips at the end. there is no nutritional information.
Some recipes start with Bisquick or a cake mix.  Lots of decadent desserts to choose from.
Free ebook is available and other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

The Ultimate Gourment Risotto Cookbook by Martha Stone
Introduction about the traditional Italian rice dish and basic directions on how it's made.
Each recipe has a color photo, summary, servings total time and list of ingredients along with instructions on how to make.
No nutritional information but healthy substitutions should be ok to use.
Bonus book available and other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

County Fair Blue Ribbon Winning Cookbook: Main Dish, Casserole, & Vegetable Recipes
Starts out with abbreviations and a brief introduction about the series of books.
The recipes include the title, ingredient list  and instructions how to make. There are no pictures and no nutritional information.
Not very healthy but you might substitute some items. Other works by the author is highlighted at the end.

101 Days of Christmas: 101+ Recipes & Crafts for a DIY Holiday
Recipes start out with a small color photo and a summary of the dish. List of ingredients and directions on how to make.
There is no nutritional information or pictures. Each section has its own table of contents.
Projects for kids I really appreciated seeing as some are do it yourself crafts-no baking involved.
Ideas for other community projects are listed at the end.

Mega Collection #1: Nine Awesome Bedtime Stories for Children 3-6
Have read some of the individual books and really like having all 9 in one place.
Colorful children's books. Like Dads cool car collection the best as the son gets to know his father better.
Like colorful pictures and the paragraph that tells about that job his dad had.
Cute stories for a child of any age, reinforces positive feelings.

Cookbook: CROCKPOT - Healthy Recipes, Easy To Make, Lose Weight with Delicious Meals (Crockpot Recipes, Slow Cooker, Dinner Recipes, Breakfast, Soup, Slow Cooker Cookbook, Stew Book 1)
Starts out with the history of the crockpot and its features. Start out with breakfast meals and servings, ingredient list and directions. There are NO pictures and no nutritional information.
You may be able to substitute for your own dietary needs.
What is strange is half way through the recipes take on a new format and the nutritional information is included.

The Gooey Butter Cake Collection: 60 Quick and Easy Cake Mix Recipes Your Family Will Love
Introduction explains what a gooey butter cake is.  Each one starts off with a cake mix.
Each recipe has list of ingredients and filling and how to make and bake the cake.
There are no pictures and no nutritional information.

Movies watched July - Dec 30

Movies jul 1, 2016 - Dec 31
Transporter the series #2
Orange is the new black-the series
The Giver
David and Goliath
First Response
Fundamentals of Caregiving
Tripple 9
The Magic of Belle Isle
Badge of Honor
Its Already Tomoorow in Hong Kong
21 DAYS under the sky
Jackie and Ryan
The Big Stone Gap
Halo the reach of realm
Death in Paradise series
The confirmation
The IT crowd
The American Side
the big short
gang family
where the road runs out
cedar cove season 3
Jane Got a Gun
Cedar Cove season 3
Dirty grandpa
Hard Target 2
The Steps
Phantom Halo
Les Daniels: The Butler
Waffle Street
Longmire, latest season
Kill or be killed
London Has Fallen
The Last King
Cowboys and Dinosaurs
International assassain
Of Mind and Music
Christmas at the Ranch
the looking glass
Ghost of christmas
Christmas in the City
Lucky number sleven
Angels in the Snow
Christmas with the Kranks
Holiday Baggage
Christmas in the Smokey Mountains
My Dad is a Scrooge
sex death and bowling
christmas miracle at sage creek
on the ranch
the jouney home
IP man 3
Crossing Point

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Book Spotlight: That Summer (Caney Creek Series Book 1)


To escape his poppa's physical abuse and their dirt-poor farm life, Jim flees to an imagined prosperous city life where he can make his own choices, ignoring God patiently knocking on his heart's door. Settled in town, Jim strays from God and the way of faith his momma taught him. He meets a girl and loses his heart ... and meets another girl and loses his willpower. Jim wrestles with social and moral dilemmas as he makes a choice beside Caney Creek that will alter the lives of five people.

Author Bio:

Jo Huddleston is an Amazon Bestselling Author who writes sweet Southern historical romance novels in her West Virginia Mountains series; her endearing Caney Creek series; her novella, Donna's Detour; and her recent release, Tidewater Summer.

Jo's nonfiction published books are: Amen and Good Morning, God: A Book of Morning Prayers, Amen and Good Night, God: A Book of Evening Prayers, His Awesome Majesty: Praising God's Greatness, and America: Her Hope for the Future. She coauthored two published nonfiction books with Vickie Phelps: Writing 101: A Handbook of Tips and Encouragement for Writers and Simply Christmas: Memories, Traditions, and Stories of the Season.

Jo likes to laugh with people but not AT people. The beach is her favorite vacation spot. Jo doesn't like to see or hear about people or animals being abused. She's a spectator fan of several sports, her favorite being tennis. Jo doesn't like being in the dark and is fearful of snakes!

Her more than 200 articles and short stories have appeared in over fifty different Christian and general publications, including Guideposts, Decision, and The Upper Room. Jo is a contributing writer to Christian Devotions Ministries (

She writes two blogs you can find at and at She also publishes a regular e-newsletter and wrote an inspirational newspaper column for seven years.

Jo's career has spanned a variety of work. She was a high school teacher and guidance counselor, a state political campaign secretary, two-time small business owner, and a real estate agent.

Huddleston holds a B.A. degree with honors from Lincoln Memorial University (TN), and is a member of their Literary Hall of Fame. She earned an M.Ed. degree from Mississippi State University. Jo is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).

Visit Jo's website at where you can read first chapters of her novels and novellas and sign up for her mailing lis to receive her free quarterly e-newsletter as well as timely updates and announcements.

Email Jo at

My Review:

That Summer (Caney Creek Series Book 1)
Have read other works by the author and enjoyed the reads.
This one starts out with Jim and he's had enough of his father's treatment and leaves to go to the city for a job and a place to stay. He hopes his father won't take it out on the younger kids still at home.
His mother understands but is torn from his leaving.
He is introduced to not only the plant owners daughter, Caroline but the ways of the city life,drinking with the guys and life at the boarding house.
Events and people break them apart and the only thing he can rely on is to go back to the church and follow his Bible and God.
Story follows each of them over the years...such heart aches and struggles during the depression and deaths...
So strong through to the end.
I was given the book from the author via Book Fun (The Book Club Network) and this is my honest review

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Books read Dec 22

The tea planter's wife by  Jefferies_ Dinah
Story of how time goes from past after she's gone and Gwen is the new wife and she gives Lawrence a boy. There is also a girl but she's a different color and she is able to stay in touch with the one caring for her.
Lawrence has other conquests and pursues them while keeping his wife happy.
Love learning about the tea plants and how they are processed in their plant factory.
NY Stock market crash throws the whole estate into turmoil as he must leave to tend to business, with Christine...
Things just aren't right since someone tried to kill her with drugs...
Loved the mystery and have read other book sthat state the same facts of the birth.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

A Cascades Christmas_ four-in-one collection by  Davis_ Mary - Lee_ Debby - Welborn_ Gina - Colvin_ Mildred
Love anthologies as I find new authors with a mutual NW theme.
Like the fact this is based at a lumber mill. The family feeds the workers and on weekends they go to town. Anna is almost 18 but she's been sneaking off to fish with Jeremiah.
They have nicknames for one another and she finds out her parents will send her to a big city to learn modern woman etiquette. He needs to get over the death of his family as they perished in a fire and he knows the workers would help make a house for them.
He's hesitant to approach her...story also follows others who find one another.
Liked learning about statehood of WA, lumber industry and railroad during 1890s as young woman become marriageable ages.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

How to control high blood pressure without drugs by Robert Rowan
Wolfson_ Rita Parsont
Lots of information about this disease and how to control it with diet and exercise.
Many cases are discussed and what the outcome was and why.
Like information on what spices to use on which products.
Foods listed with amounts of salt they contain so you can select better.
Recipes and meal plans included also.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Crave and Cook: Home Cooking During the Holidays
Starts out with author notes on how she was raised and cooking was always part of their way of life.
Several pictures and various locations and who influenced her.
Each recipe includes a color photo, summary of the dish, servings, and ingredient list and how to prepare and tips on how to serve. Breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes.
No nutritional information.

Perfect Christmas & holiday recipes book. Desserts cocktails and cookies: Includes recipes for kids
Recipes include servings, ingredient list  and how to prepare them.
Some color photos but no nutritional information-you can tell from the amount of fat.
Drink recipes included.

Instant Pot Slow Cooker Cookbook: Easy One-Pot Meal Slow Cooker Recipes (Fix, Cook, Serve Book 4)
Tips on how to use the pressure cooker as a slow cooker.
Recipes start out with title, cook time, servings along with ingredient list.
Different sections for different meat selections. No pictures and no nutritional information but you can make healthy substitutions.
Charts at the end of the book along with free ebook and other works by the author.

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker: Quick and Easy Pressure Cooker Recipes (Fix, Cook, & Serve Book 3)
Starts out with why use this and how to use it safely.
Starts out with breakfast items: servings, prep and cook time, list of ingredients,
directions and nutritional information (fat is not broken up into 4 sections).
Many selections from all the meals of the day, other works listed at the end.

Slow Cooker: Cookbook: 87 Easy Recipes by Olivia DeLuca
Starts out with breakfast recipes that include servings and carb count.
List of ingredients and how to make the dish in your slow cooker. Ingredients tend to be on the healthier side or substitute for your choice.
No pictures and no nutritional information.
Main dishes using various meats are next.
Free ebook and other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

Flying for First Timers: Everyone's Guide to Airline Travel by
Introduction tells you what you will learn from this book: everything hassle free from booking your flight online to reaching your destination and how not to get jet lag.
Tons of information about every aspect of your flight and travel to anywhere.  List of other books available from the author along with what to pack in what bag.
Compression stockings, we'll have to remember this tip as we do take long flights!

Mexican Recipes: 30 Quick & Easy Mexican Recipes by Peggy Annear
Starts out with what Mexican dishes are and then goes into the list of ingredients you should keep on hand.
Like the sample salsa recipe=so very easy and quick.
Homemade taco seasoning would be I'll be trying next week. We use it on chicken before we bake it. Even better in chicken salad.
Perfect ending with a recipe for wedding cookies. Like the ingredient list as most things are on the healthy side, I just can't pronounce some of the titles.

Slow Cooker Creations: 25 New Recipes That Can Make You Full & Satisfied
Explains how slow cookers work. Each recipe has the title, prep and cook times, servings and ingredient list.
No pictures and no nutritional information. I think other healthier options might work in these recipes.
Measuring charts are included at the end along with shopping lists.

Can't find it at other retailers, ISBN# is wrong?

The 12 Days of Christmas by Xist Publishing
Colorful book showing what my true love gave to me on the twelve days of Christmas.
Like the photos accompanying the days.
History of the Christmas carol is explained at the end. Other works are highlighted at the end.

Miller's Creek, TX Cookbook  (No ISBN)
15 favorite recipes of the area.
Asks trivia questions about the books in the series at the end of the recipes.
No pictures and no nutritional information.

Quick & Easy Slow Cooker: Over 50 Fantastic Recipes To Prepare Each Night by Paul Wilson
Each recipe includes: Prep, cooking times, ingredient list, and how to make the dish.
No pictures and no nutritional information.
Never thought of making an omelet in the slow cooker. Some of the ingredients there should be a healthier option to use.
Some of the paleo recipes are formatted a bit differently=not sure why...
Some recipes also have no prep time but have serving sizes.

The Boardwalk by Susan Stoker  (no ISBN)
He's over 80 and keeps active through pain and age. He took care of his wife through her illness.
He meets an older woman who's just sitting at the boardwalk staring out at the water. She tells him of memories of her husband and when she and others helped babysit the neighbors 13 kids.
Realized when they reached the establishment where they ate that they were the ones married and the woman had a memory problem and didn't even realize he was her husband.
Like that they set the home up as a hotel with choices and he talks her into taking a nap in her favorite spot. Love tracking GPS in her necklace...
Such loving caring memories and honoring those who helped in 9/11.

Almost a Bride by Patricia McLinn
Matty has to marry him, it's her only option. Her long lost friend Dave and he's a lawyer. She hopes to save her ranch that other in the family had just about bankrupt.
She needs to get the grant-that would turn the ranch around. It's only going to be a temporary arrangement...
Indian Paintbrush, what a bond! He doesn't think she will go through with it...
It all came down to where he lived, the county... he's not so happy when he finds out...
Like how the family welcomes her and the projects that bring the ranch money-interesting.
Lots of action, adventure and steamy sex scenes.
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

Healthy Kids Cookbook by Don Orwell
Like this book right off the start as it's about how to change one's behavior just by what they are eating.
Children today so many have problems, ADHD being one of them and author realized what the child was consuming and how so out of control they were until the menu changed.
Each recipe starts out with abbreviations of what the dish is good for-specific allergies, etc.
List of fresh and healthy ingredients, how to make the dish and a color photo of the finished product.
No nutritional information but it's all healthy things.
Some dishes do contain the nutritional information but I think they may be copied from another source as ALL recipes do not contain this information.
Lots of choices: drinks, desserts, side dishes, salads, etc.
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

Children’s Books: MR. GETAWAY AND THE CHRISTMAS ELVES (Adorable, Rhyming Bedtime Story/Picture Book for Beginner Readers About Working Happily and Giving Freely, Ages 2-8)
Silly children's colorful story about how one day after Thanksgiving their regular teacher is out sick and Mr. Getaway will take over. He takes the kids on a field trip to see the workshop of Santa.
Shows all the activities the elves are doing to prepare for the big day.
They all learn a lesson that will last a lifetime. Other works by the author are excerpted at the end.