Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Gourmet Cookie Book:

The Gourmet Cookie Book: The Single Best Recipe from each Year 1941-2009
Non-Fiction: Cooking, 153 pages
Physical Book Count: 82
Book Count: 99

The title states what is in the book very well.  It has 1 recipe for cookies from each year of Gourmet magazine.  It has the original recipe as well as notes with more info that you might need.  And there is a bit on the year in general, in the magazine as well as notes on why the cookie was picked for that year's.  

Not Your Father's Founders:

Not Your Father's Founders: An "Amended" Look at America's First Patriots by: Arthur G. Sharp, MA
Non-fiction: history, 282 pages
Physical Book Count: 81
Book Count: 98

This book is a alphabetical listing of important founding fathers and mothers of America.  Each entry is a few pages long and includes sidebars with factoids or quotes.  Besides adding in a few people that the average person wouldn't know it is not that revolutionary of a book. (pun intended.) 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Good Morning Paleo:

Good Morning Paleo By: Jane Barthelemy
Non-fiction: cooking, 272 pages
Physical Book Count: 80
Book Count: 97

A selection of Paleo breakfast recipes.  A few would look good for a special occasion; however, at the point is said buy a $400 blender to make your own Coconut butter because it is better and cheaper then using "Carby" coconut flour (which is less carb filled then a number of the "flours" in the book) that it wouldn't be that useful.  Then there was the smoothie  section. . . 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Waste Free Kitchen Handbook:

Waste Free Kitchen Handbook: A guide to eating well and saving money by wasting less food By: Dana Gunders
Non-fiction: Food/Cooking, 191 pages
Physical Book Count: 79
Book Count: 96

The title of the book covers what the book is.  It is all sorts of ways that one can reduce waste in the kitchen and save money by not throwing away food.  It included ways to not buy more then you need, reusing foods in other meals, preserving foods, storing foods in the best way, and composting.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The 99C Only Stores Cookbook:

The 99C Only Stores Cookbook:Gourmet Recipes at Discount Prices By: Christiane Jory
Non-Fiction: Food/Cooking, 173 pages
Physical Book Count: 78
Book Count: 95

This is a cookbook using only things that the author found in The 99 Cents Only Store, discount stores.   Most all of the items in the book were things that one could find in another dollar store, or for about a dollar in a chain grocery store.  It does include the exact store brand name for things, but one could easily change out some other dollar store brands or national brands.  The book was inspired by wanting to make really cheap but good food for  get-togethers, and so it also has combinations that would make different types of parties, with info on what the cost would be for X number of people.

Monday, November 13, 2017

If My Dogs Were a Pair of Middle-Aged Men:

If My Dogs Were a Pair of Middle-Aged Men By The Oatmeal
Non-Fiction: Humor, Comic
Physical Book Count: 77
Book Count: 94

Basically what the title said, drawings of middle-aged men instead of dogs in each comic.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Dead River:

Dead River By: Cyn Balog
Fiction: Paranormal, YA, 242 pages
Physical Book Count: 76
Book Count: 93

Ki's dad moved her out of their house by a river and never let her anywhere near large bodies of water after her mom killed herself in a river when she was 7.  So of course the 1st time he lets her go off to a river, it's the Dead River, with a couple of friends when she's 17, because that sounds realistic.  When there she learns more about the water and the "imaginary" friends that she had when she was little.