Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Books read Feb 23

The Outer Banks by Anthony Bailey
An area we've yet to visit but know we would love.
A guide to NC outer banks. Besides the political events among the locals there are tourists that get instructions on how to hangglide.
Sounds interesting as long as there is land under you...so much information about the Wright brothers history.
Living through Hurricane Gloria, I remember this one when it hit RI. Like the discussions about the sea turtles and why they are endangered and what the locals are doing about it.
Loved hearing about the wild ponies=have seen them pictured in movies...
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

The marriage season by Linda Lael Miller
Becks, Hadley, Melody entered a marriage pact. Two have found their happy marriages and expecting, but Becks intended died in the war.
She runs a fitness chain and her nephew is friends with the new guys in town, Tate and his two sons. They find themselves being pushed together and maybe he's the one for her.
Haven't read the others in the series but didn't feel left out as they bring you up to date with just enough information as to not give the past away totally.
Enjoy the Wyoming surroundings and the descriptions of the area. She also is in training for the marathon, it's 26 miles...
With her sisters problems she has to step it up to take care of the problems there....others help out but she's the main one in control.
Tate helps her with the nephew, to understand him as the boys all play together...love fishing trip with all of them...card game was priceless! things don't go as others had hoped or planned...
Neither wants to get married-from past experience, but ...
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Leo Tolstoy's family recipe book
Book that has two parts: one is the diary that goes along with the recipes that are included.
What a find!  What feasts they had in early 1900's. Find it fascinating about beating ingredients in one direction and the amount in some recipes-15 egg whites!

Superfoods Breakfasts: Over 80 Quick & Easy Gluten Free Low Cholesterol Whole Foods Recipes full of Antioxidants & Phytochemicals (Natural Weight Loss Transformation Book 179)
This book starts right in with the recipes and the categories it will be suited for: allergy labels:
soy free, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan, and nut free so you can select if you can even attempt to make it.
Colorful photo, a few have nutritional info. Recipe is very easy to follow and so many suggestions with what to top the dish with.
Besides the oatmeal dishes there are so many more categories to choose from.
Sources quoted at the end along with links to other works by the author.

Cookbooks: ANTI INFLAMMATORY - Recipes, Weight Loss, And Healthy Living (Anti Inflammatory Diet, Dinner Recipes, Nutrition Plan, Fiber, Arthritis, Low Carbohydrates, Lose Fat)
Book starts right in with what inflammatory means and which specific foods you should be eating to combat the inflammation.
Each recipe gives you a list of ingredients and how many it will serve. The directions are easy to follow and at the end there is a paragraph of nutritional value-not the table you are used to seeing with fat/calories, carbs, sodium, etc.
Just a handful of breakfast, appetizer, dessert meals, drinks, etc. Also gluten free dishes.

Slow Cooking For Beginners: The step-by-step guide to slow cooking with over 35 delicious slow cooking recipes for eating clean   
Great book for beginners and experts alike as it's always good to refresh yourself on a new cooking method. Starts out with benefits of using a slow cooker: time constraints, healthy, multiple meals, etc.
Each recipe has a servings size, cook time and ingredient list along with descriptions of how to put the items in and for how long to cook them.
Added feature: nutritional information is included!
Chili and soups and desserts even!

Who do you love by Valerie Sayers
Story that starts out with Delores and she's a hometown girl with 4 kids and a husband who sells real estate.
It's Nov 1963 and she's educated to know about current affairs. She's pregnant with their 5th child and the reporter flirts with her about a story he wants to write.
Her daughter Kate is going through changes as she's just 11 years old and doesn't want to ask her mother for a bra.
Story goes back in time to when they first met and headed to SC to live. The struggles of the civil rights and religion. She reads a lot and has many views.
Kate has witnessed events that leave her upset, she doesn't know who to go to for help.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Soup Recipes: Top 50 Easy Chicken Soup Recipes That You will Love It
Each recipe comes with a picture, ingredient list and how to make the dish along with nutritional information.
Can't go wrong if your diet is on the healthier side-you can pick and choose which meal you want to make.
Doesn't state how much a serving size is, but if you are using a whole chicken you can at least get 1 cup per serving.
Quite the variety for chicken soup, so many herbs and spices!
Other works by the author are included.

The Tater Tot Casserole Cookbook: Great Casserole Recipes with Bonus Dessert Recipes
Remember eating these as a child and thought maybe with healthier things included we could eat these in our golden years.
Each recipe comes with ingredient list and how to make it, no pictures and no nutritional information.
Cans of creamed soup really kills it for us to be able to enjoy these dishes.
And problem is the tater tots are already made-you buy them frozen. Was thinking this was a book in how to make them-using healthier ingredients.
To me, these are just meals with 2 lbs of tater tots, sometimes turkey, sometimes hamburger, etc.

Social security programs and benefits by United States Social Security Administration
Basic info about the program. 6 different booklets are included.
Understanding SS, Retirement, survivors, medicare, disability, and SSI are the booklets.
Many resources to acquire if they interest you.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

American guidance for seniors by Ken Skala
Lots of information about not only income but other resources.
Medication-how to get them cheaper, disabled adults, travel as seniors, discounts and what to expect when you do retire and from what sources.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Potato Chip Recipes: The Ultimate Guide
Husband always remembers his dad making potato chips so thought I'd get him a few recipes to try.
Each recipe comes with times: prep, cook, ready in and how many it will serve.
Ingredient list and how to make the chips. Some are cooked in the micro, some in fat/grease, some are baked.
No nutritional information and no pictures. Interesting flavors!
Other works by the author are listed.

Dump Cake Gourmet: 25 Outrageously Delicious Dump Cake Recipes (Dump Cake Quick and Easy Fun Recipes Cookbook)
Each recipe starts out with a pictures, servings, ingredients and how to make the dessert, along with nutritional information.
Most if not all, start out with a cake mix so very little time preparing is needed.
Low calorie cakes are also included at the end.

Amazing Amish: A Collection of Classic, Fuss Free Dessert & Bread Recipes for your Family Table
These are recipes we have made in the past, different names but ingredients are the same. Basic old fashioned, great flavors and always come out good.
Each recipe has a list of ingredients and instructions on how to make them. No pictures and you should be able to substitute for a healthier oil/butter.
Other works by the author are included.

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