Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Essential Amish Cookbook

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This cook book is really nice along with the recipes the author has bits of information about her family and how all of her 8 children helped her out with doing this book. I am from SC and a lot of these I am familiar with.  The recipes are easy to make and most of them call for items you already have in your pantry. A lot of recipes that I find and would like to try calls for items I don't have on hand and don't use but I love the ones in this book.  The oatmeal bars sound so good and you can add nuts, raisins, or other good things. I want to thank Leann Hamby of    Herald Press for sending me this beautiful book for my honest review.  I love the book and I believe you will too.

About the Author

Publisher: Herald Press (VA) (April 18, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1513800299

(Taste the goodness of Amish life. Bestselling cookbook author and food columnist Lovina Eicher brings together the best of Amish cooking in The Essential Amish Cookbook: Everyday Recipes from Farm and Pantry. Join Eicher as she shares traditional Amish recipes along with her own kitchen tips and secrets. Growing up, Eicher learned to cook and bake at an early age alongside her mother, longtime columnist and Amish cookbook author Elizabeth Coblentz, and has put those skills to use in her own Amish kitchen as she cooks for her eight children.
The easy-to-follow, authentic recipes you'll find in The Essential Amish Cookbook are prepared every day in countless homes in Old Order Amish communities across North America. Many of the more than 100 recipes are richly illustrated with step-by-step photographs to help you learn Amish cooking just as if you were in Lovina's kitchen. From hearty main dishes to substantial sides--plus a generous sampling of scrumptious cakes, pies, cookies, and other delectable desserts--learn how to make the hearty, simple dishes that the Amish cook together and serve at home, church services, and weddings.
In a fast-food, digital world, the book's colorful photos and conversational tone provide a real taste of Amish life and invite you to slow down. Your family will come to love her Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bread, Rhubarb Juice, Roast Beef with Veggies, Oven Crusted Chicken, pickles, jams, and so much more. Experience the simple joys of Amish life--food, faith and family)  Taken from Amazon.com

Friday, April 14, 2017


Colored Pencil Techniques

Author:  Veronica Winters

ISBN: 978-0-486-81367-7
Dover Publisher

I have been doing adult coloring for a couple of years and I do ok, but when I saw this book I knew it would show me so much more that just looking on the internet.  There are so many good ideas in here that I would never have thought of, also some pages to color. This book shows how to mix colors with color illustrations, name of the color of pencil, how to shade with how dark or light to go. Thanks to Dover Publisher for this book so I could give my unbiased opinion.

Stories from our childhood.

Dover Publishers

Author and Illustrator taken from from, Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Frederick Richardson was an American illustrator of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, best remembered for his illustrations of works by L. Frank Baum. A native Chicagoan, Richardson studied at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts and at the Académie Julian in Paris. He taught at the Chicago Art Institute for seven years; Albert Henry Krehbiel and Dulah Evans Krehbiel were two of his students. He was "a slightly-built, gray-eyed man" whose work "was strongly influenced by the Art Nouveau movement...." From 1892 on, if not earlier, Richardson made a living as a newspaper illustrator, working for the Chicago Daily News; he produced many pictures of the famous World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. His employers valued his work highly enough to send Richardson back to Paris to cover the Exposition Universelle Internationale, the world's fair of 1900. A collection of his newspaper work from the Daily News was published in 1899.

Age Range: 4 - 8 years   Grade Level: Preschool - 3
Series: Calla Editions      Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Calla Editions (April 21, 2016) Language: English
ISBN-10: 1606600850  ISBN-13: 978-1606600856
Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches

Rooster from Mother Goose

This book just made me go ahhhhhhh when I opened it.  I am a great-grandmother and I want to read these stories to my great-grandchildren that I read or was read too when I was a little girl, so many years ago.  Dover Publication sent me this book in exchange for my honest review.  I has all the old favorites as "The Three Bears" Red Riding Hood" " Chicken Little", "The Wolf and the Fox" and so many more, 18 stories in all and the illustration done by Frederick Richardson are so pretty, some in color and some in black and white.  There is 199 pages in all and the front and back inside covers are a double page picture.  I wish I could scan one of the pictures but the book is too large to go in my scanner. 
I know you will love this book as much as I do and I can't wait until I can read it to one of my great-grands.
This author and illustrator was born in 1862 in the US and died 1937. 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Tranquility Prayer and Reflection Coloring Journal

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       A Prayer & Reflection Coloring Journal

Isbn: 978-1-4964-2179-1

Tyndale Momentum / 2017 / Hardcover

This book is so pretty with a hard cover and 110 pages. There are places to write your thoughts for the day and even pages to color. Each page shows  a different theme and it has Bible verses scattered through out the pages so it can be used as a devotional each day as you study your Bible. I am really not able to describe the beauty of this book, but it is gorgeous. Keep it by your beside or your arm chair where you can get to it when a thought comes to mind.
Thanks to Tyndale Publishing for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Adventures of Sticky and his friends


Books 2, 3, 4

About the Author (taken from Amazon)

ISBN: 9780997468113                                                                               ISBN: 9780997468120

ISBN:  9780997468137

I received all three of these books from  Word Slinger Publicity Contact in exchange for my honest reviews.  These are the cuties books for young readers that will keep them wanting to read the complete book without stopping.
I have already reviewed #1 as you will see below on my blog.  Now for the remainder of the series.

Book #2 Sticky is a little elf and he and his friends live deep in the woods hidden from any human eyes but they decide to take a little journey to the big city of Philadelphia and the year was 1776.
Sticky tried to drive a horse and wagon but it got out of control, he had to stop and let George do it.  As they traveled on they meet their first human and he was so large to them, they could not believe it.  They thought the man was a going to eat them, such silly elves.
They learned how to work in a man's world and even tried to cross where a bridge had washed away.  They were paid for their word and guess what they bought "candy"  they were just learning how to live in this man's world.  Hope you enjoyed #2 of the books and continue on with the other 2.

Book #3  The elves are on their way to Springfield in this book and thanks again to Word Slinger Publicity for this book in exchange for my honest review.
As they traveled on their adventure they came to a magic store and Sticky could not wait to get inside. But he wandered off into the woods and did not know where he was or what he was seeing, as his friends found him he just disappeared in front of their eyes.  This is where he meets Dandelion a little Pixie.  They go fishing and it gets dark, Sticky ties his fishing line to his toe but wakes up being pulled into the water.  So much excitement on to the next book.

Book #4  I want to thank Word Publicity Contact for sending me this book in exchange for my review.  These books continue on as chapters so this book begins 54 as Sticky was being pulled into the water by a large fish.
As they learn more of the real world, they find that people have to pay taxes and even saw the Liberty Bell.  Sticky is still interested in magic but Robyn told him he ha to practice in order to do it.  Magnus tells them to get close together and get ready for a great experience as they entered into a magic portal.  When they start to leave for home Sticky thought of something he needed to do before this tale ends.  *He walked over to the front door and looked out at all the people who are reading these books and said "I love all of you".*

*this was taken from book # 4, page 131.