Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Lemonade Stand Cookbook by Kathy Strahs

 Look at this darling book! The Lemonade Stand Cookbook by Kathy Strahs has every detail you need for a successful lemonade stand for your kids. It's so much more than a cookbook. Lemonade stands can be for charity, personal use, or just as a way to relieve the summer boredom. What a great way to show kids how to make money and be responsible while getting the parents involved alongside them. This even has pricing suggestions for the drinks and snacks. 
Inside you'll find recipes for not only regular lemonade but a bunch of other fun drinks as well. You'll even learn how to make fancy straws for your drinks. If it's cold and your kids want to set up they'll find a yummy hot cocoa recipe. This book really does have it all. 
Brownies, mini muffins, banana bread, and even instructions on how to zest a lime for a special drink. This is good for kids of any skill level (though some may need adult supervision). This is available from Burnt Cheese Press.

Kathy Strahs is the award-winning author of The 8x8 Cookbook and The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook, the voice behind the blogs and , and the founder of Burnt Cheese Press. Her work has been featured on , , and in numerous national publications. She lives with her husband and their two children in the Silicon Valley. 

This book provided for review by PR By the Book

Kids' Visual Study Bible NIV by Zondervan

The Kids' NIV Visual Study Bible by Zonderkidz is a great way to get your kids excited about the word of God. This Bible is in the easy to understand NIV and has references that will give your children the tools they need to understand and learn what God has for them. I love that the title page for each book gives a little history about the book and the author. This would be a great addition to your home library or a gift for a special child in your life. 

This book provided for review by Handlebar

Food52 Mighty Salads

 Food52 is back with another cookbook and this time it's all about salad. I love salad. Mighty Salad is filled with sixty new ways to enjoy one of my favorite meals. From leafy salads to meat salads and everything in between. Perfect for your family or for a fancy meal, you are sure to find something for everyone's taste buds in here. I am loving the roasted grape, butternut squash, and kale salad and can't wait to try the white bean salad with fennel three ways. Some of my favorite ingredients are found in these pages! There's even a twist on tabbouli (tabbouleh). I love making salads to keep in the fridge for eating on the run. It's such an easy way to care for my family by keeping healthy food on hand. Looking forward to many excellent meals with this book.

This book provided for review by Blogging for Books

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sacred Privilege by Kay Warren

 Sacred Privilege by Kay Warren is from the heart of one pastor's wife to another. Kay writes with the authority of someone who's been there. Anyone in ministry knows that it is not an easy road. The hardest times of my life have been in the past twenty-five years of full time ministry. When I read the description of this book I broke down and ordered it immediately because it described how I've felt. In reading the book I was a little let down, probably because it didn't dig as deep as I thought it could. Perhaps this is aimed more towards younger pastor's wives who don't have a few decades under their belts. I was just hoping for a little more.
Here's a peek inside:

This book provided for review by Revell

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Trusting Grace by Maggie Brendan

 Trusting Grace by Maggie Brendan is the third in the Virtues and Vices of the Old West series. This book takes the reader on a heart-gripping adventure in the days of the Old West. Grace Bidwell is a recent widow who wants children but feels it'll never happen for her. Her days are filled with taking care of her father and trying to keep up with the farm. This book gave a nice glimpse into things we don't often think about and a time that is long forgotten. Grace was a sweet character who watched her dreams come true in ways she never anticipated. I didn't read the first two books in this series but this was fine as a stand-alone.
This book provided for review by Revell

The Essential Amish Cookbook by Lovine Eicher

 The Essential Amish Cookbook from Lovina Eicher's Amish Kitchen is a full-color book with mouth watering recipes. There are thirteen chapters including recipes for bread, breakfast, soup & salad, vegetables, meats and main dishes, desserts, snacks, drinks, and more. This book is loaded with pictures of Amish things and even some of what goes on in the kitchen while cooking. I wasn't sure I would use this too often, but I've found it is a great tool for those who love cooking. Some favorites include: potato pancakes, oatmeal cake, shoofly pie, and apple Danish dessert. This book also includes a section on Amish church dinners and wedding dinners.
If you're looking for completely-from-scratch meals this is not the book for you (it uses a lot of canned soups and other items I don't

This book provided for review by Herald Press