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url 2017-04-22 19:12
Free ebook: Barnes and Noble Exclusive: Ina Garten's Mother's Day Recipes and Tips

Free ebook is at http://dispatch.barnesandnoble.com/content/dam/ccr/pdf/2017/mothers-day/BN-Ina-MothersDayMenuTips.pdf 

 

Her booklikes author page is here.

 Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook - Ina Garten  Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust - Ina Garten  Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook - Ina Garten  Barefoot Contessa Parties!: Ideas and Recipes for Easy Parties That Are Really Fun - Ina Garten,James Merrell  Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa Soup Recipes Signature Vertical Note Cards (Potter Style) - Ina Garten  The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook - Ina Garten,Melanie Acevedo  Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics - Ina Garten  Barefoot Contessa at Home: Everyday Recipes You'll Make Over and Over Again - Ina Garten,Quentin Bacon  

Source: dispatch.barnesandnoble.com/content/dam/ccr/pdf/2017/mothers-day/BN-Ina-MothersDayMenuTips.pdf
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text 2017-04-21 18:37
Randomly spotted this bookcover
Pops!: Icy Treats for Everyone - Krystina Castella

Doesn't this look mouthwatering?  Synopsis says:

"Cool + Sweet + Refreshing = Pops!

This innovative book gives the ice pop a flavor makeover, providing more than 100 recipes and variations for irresistible concoctions you’ve never tasted before. You’ll also learn fancytechniques for making whimsical pops that look as fun as they taste. Kids will enjoy the juicy pops and flip over the soda fountain and pudding pops. Grown-up kids will dig the energy-boosting coffee, tea, and healthy energy pops and delight in the sophisticated cocktail pops. And for the do-it-yourselfers, this book provides instructions for making your own pop molds from recycled housewares and even silicone. When it comes to pops, the possibilities are endless—and so much fun!"

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text 2017-04-19 01:46
Curioser and curiouser, more library ebook finds
Bourbon Desserts - Lynn Marie Hulsman
The Boozy Baker: 75 Recipes for Spirited Sweets - Lucy Baker
The Drunken Botanist - Amy Stewart

I just gotta try some of these recipes

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text 2017-04-16 19:28
Library finds, interesting looking Kentucky cookbooks
Smoke and Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen - Edward Lee
A Culinary History of Kentucky: Burgoo, Beer Cheese and Goetta (American Palate) - Fiona Young-Brown
Classic Kentucky Meals: Stories, Ingredients & Recipes from the Traditional Bluegrass Kitchen (American Palate) - Rona Roberts,Sarah Jane Sanders
Kentucky Sweets: Bourbon Balls, Spoonbread & Mile High Pie - Sarah C Baird
The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook - Maggie Green,Cricket Press
The Kentucky Barbecue Book - Wes Berry
Kentucky Cooks: Favorite Recipes from Kentucky Living - Linda Allison-Lewis
Out Of Kentucky Kitchens - Marion Flexner

Ooh, I think I have to checkout these Kentucky cookbooks.  Just found browsing over in my public library's ebooks (overdrive) and cleaning up some wishlists.

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review 2017-04-12 17:03
Coffee at Luke's: An Unauthorized Gilmore Girls Gabfest - Jennifer Crusie 
Coffee at Luke's: An Unauthorized Gilmore Girls Gabfest - Jennifer Crusie

work library has it. Trying to get it downloaded onto a device I can read it on. So much aggravation.

I have it on my phone, now. W00t! If I can get it on my Kindle I will be a very happy person for about 5 minutes, until something else comes along to annoy me. Fingers crossed. I wanted the Fire specifically to be able to take advantage of the extensive work elibrary.

Now I've run into problems getting the sundry devices onto the Wifi network. Sigh. It's not a big problem, just a little niggling one that's going to drag this whole thing out for the entire day.

Not to name names, but the app for reading this on my phone was not convenient.

But the essays, they are intriguing. But also, collectively a little clueless. So many contrast New England culture against [place where the author is now] which is utterly unlike Star's Hollow, for good and ill. Seriously? I realize that Connecticut is the Land of WASPs, the place where Pilgrims get all the attention, but seriously, the lack of history re the entire rest of the nation was off-puttingly White-minded and just wrong. No one should ever again get a book chapter out of ignoring 1) millennia of First Nations, 2) five hundred years of Norse, and English, and Irish exploration and settlement, mostly for the cod 3) French settlement in Acadia 3) more than two hundred years of Spanish exploration and colonization. Seriously, Plymouth wasn't even the first permanent English colony in what is now the USA during the 17th century: there were already three in Virginia.

Generally I love a pop culture essay. I enjoy someone taking a tv show seriously, seeing what it says about society, family, religion, adulthood. Of course, there are problems: backstory is incomplete, sometimes contradictory, often open to interpretation, and that's when these essays get really good. Because there is no objective reality, everyone ends up writing not about the show, but about themselves. It's a Rorschach test. Humans are social animals, and it desire to examine the related between us is just as strong when we're talking about imaginary people. In real life a person rarely has to choose between two romantic prospects, but as a mental exercise it makes us consider what is most important: do we prefer similar backgrounds, or shared passions? Charm or loving actions? What do we need to be content?

So, here I am, nothing like Lorelei, except I do live in a charming old small town, and I like junk food and old movies and coffee, and books examining what this all means.

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