the pie lady, greta isaac, herald press, book review, cookbook, stories, memoirs

The Pie Lady: Classic Stories from a Mennonite Cook and Her Friends

I love to read cookbooks. Cookbooks are not just about the recipes they contain, they are also about the people that create the food, the stories behind a creation, the pictures, the techniques and the tips and tricks that save you so much time when you learn a new recipe. The Pie Lady by Greta Isaac is …

the tinderbox, beverly lewis, christian fiction, bethany house publishers

The Tinderbox

Beverly Lewis’ newest book, The Tinderbox, is an interesting read about an Englisher who converts to being an Old Order Amish and lives 20 years with a secret that could change everything. Everything for himself, his family and the community that has grown to trust and respect him. Sylvia Miller is an eighteen-year-old daughter of …

The Sugarsmart Cookbook for Kids

The Sugar Smart Cookbook for Kids: *Trim the Sugar from Your Child’s Diet *Raise Kids on Nutritious Sugar Solutions *Serve Over 100 Family-Friendly Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less

The Sugarsmart Cookbook for Kids by Georgia Varozza is a wonderful new cookbook showing us how to bring down the sugar contents in the foods we are feeding to kids (and ourselves). The book begins with a section entitled “Find a Better Way”. It describes her love for cooking, but the disappointment in gaining weight over …

Wisconsin Cheese Cookbook Book Review

Wisconsin Cheese Cookbook: a Rowman & Littlefield book review

Living in the midwest, I was excited to see the Wisconsin Cheese Cookbook by Kristine Hansen. It features recipes from the state’s best creameries. What better source for the best cheese recipes than from the people that make Wisconsin’s wonderful cheeses. The book is divided into the 4 parts of the state; southeast, northeast, southwest and northwest. Wisconsin is …