oh wow. This was amazing - not just A pasta recipe, but a whole section. not just ONE chocolate cake, but a whole list. This cookbook comprehensively covers classic dishes, much like the traditional (not the gluten free) Betty Crocker cookbook... then adds other, creative gems like green tea cheescake or chocolate latte muffins. My only gripe is the adherence to a 'sorghum blend' for flour, as I typically stay away from the more expensive sorghum flour.
I was hoping for a book on collaboration, but the strongest part of this book was the "leading up" section. I also enjoyed the "challenges" section, which talked about internal and external issues that may get in the way of being a good leader.
Overall the book was written in very short segments, presumably for the typical ADD upper management type, and some parts were a little trite. But it's worth a quick look, anyway.
Good book, with lots of photography of actual vintage wedding dresses, but more of a history book than anything directly applicable to wedding planning. In other words, I was interested but not inspired.
This was an approachable and flexible cookbook with lots of options for making gluten-free items that are also dairy, egg, soy and corn free. Unlike a lot of other "allergy-free" cookbooks, nuts are generally not used. What the author does rely heavily on is quinoa and millet flours. About a third of the recipes contain fruit based ingredients(frequently oranges), and another third chocolate. There are also several pages of tips and tricks. Overall, this could be either a great starter cookbook, or a fun way for an experienced GF cook to branch out.
Exactly as described - a great collection of kid friendly recipes indexed by allergy type. If your kid only eats chicken nuggets, well, good luck to you. But if your kid is open to veggies and likes fun shapes and dipping stuff, this is a really great resource! Lots of pictures too.
Specific to the Charlaine Harris "Sookie" short story - it was a completely mundane short story about Sookie visiting Hunter's school and anticipating a gunman coming to the school because of her telepathy. The characters (even Sookie) were totally flat, the ending predictable. This could have been a story about any characters, anywhere.
This was a good read, but left me wanting more. I think this was a natural outcome of trying to boil down a very complex work into a thin and easy to read volume.
The strongest points were:
Her list of 8 ways to repackage womanhood. (However, this might make some feminists' heads spin.)
Strategies for overcoming office jealousy
Discontentment as the root of creativity
Selling yourself first, then your ideas
This is cute, and good for a gf vegan maybe, but not so good as a celiac cookbook. Half of the recipes used spelt and the other half used either an expensive gf baking blend or garbanzo/fava bean flour which is completely unavailable for me. Applesauce, agave nectar, coconut oil, and evaporated cane juice were other common ingredients. Oh, and chocolate. Lots of chocolate.
However the recipes were interesting looking and there was a lot more than just cupcakes.
I suppose I should have seen this coming... but this entire cookbook was an advertisement for Betty Crocker cake mix, Rice Chex, gluten free Bisquick, and other products. Not a bad thing if that's what you're looking for, I suppose. But not every meal needs a faux-biscuit topping.
Life's too short. I don't care how beautiful the prose (and it was lovely), how accurate the dialect (very accurate), or even the artistic value of the novel as a whole. After the first 50 pages, I just didn't want to read any more, and that was a good enough reason to stop.
Possibly the biggest contributing issue was the structure: it's the story of a girl named Myra, told from multiple viewpoints, starting with alternating narratives from the grandmother and a childhood friend. Both of these narrators ramble a good bit, so that by the 50th page (almost to the end of their turns as narrator) I knew very little about the subject character, and a whole lot about Doug wanting to poison a horse.
Oh, did I mention poisoning a horse? NOT - HELPING.
This was a well-written, easy read about the Reconstruction South. If you just can't read another Regency romance, give it a try...
The heroine is living with her dad, taking care of him, and they are providing a room to the Union army colonel who is in charge of the town. She is concealing a pregnancy, and hates Yankees. He has his own ghosts, as he was formerly incarcerated at the Confederate prison nearby. As you might guess, romance ensues.
I was looking for something to help with anxiety, maybe some daily positive affirmations, reassurance, etc. Instead, this CD focused primarily on being contented with what you have, gratitude, etc. And, at least as I experienced it, the tone was not comforting, but instead guilt-producing. After a couple of chapters what I was hearing was that if I was anxious or discontent in any way I was probably a bad Christian and should stop that immediately. NOT good for the ol' anxiety, so I quit listening.
So, overall, this CD probably serves its purpose, but for me, it was really not what I needed.