Monday, April 16, 2012

Simply Grilling

            I was excited to get my copy of Simply Grilling, by Jennifer Chandler, in the mail the other day!! It was so much fun to look through this lovely cook book. I especially enjoyed the first part where she goes into great detail to explain the art of grilling, both charcoal and gas, the differences in marinades, rubs, etc., and tips for mastering grilling meat. She even includes a section on your essential grilling gear.

             She then takes the main kinds of meat and dish types and talks about each one of them separately and then includes recipes. The one thing I really loved about her recipes is this… At the bottom of every recipe she has tips which are these: Cooking substitutes, Do-Ahead, Variations, Marinate, Suggested Sides, and Grill Pan. Which ever one of those applied to the specific recipe would always be listed at the bottom of the page. Also, there are lots of pictures, and I always enjoy those!

            There are several practical recipes, but some maybe not so practical for and every day meal. Her book is very easy to understand and the lay out very user friendly. I am very glad to have a copy.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Book Sneeze book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

Monday, April 9, 2012

Giveaway: The 5 Love Languages of Children

     This week we are giving away another book, The 5 Love Languages of Children, by Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell. Please leave a comment under the book review post {Click Here To Go To Post}Please include your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner. :) The give away ends Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 10:00pm. The winner will be drawn using a random number counter and I will announce the winner in a comment under the book review post.:)

The 5 Love Languages of Children

            I just finished reading an incredible book, The 5 Love Languages of Children. Even though I do not yet have any children, I learned so much from reading it. Everyone should read this book, whether you don’t yet have any children of your own, currently raising a family, or have grown children. There is something for everyone….

            In this book, Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell address the 5 basic love languages {physical touch, words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, and acts of service} and how they relate to children. They discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each language, and give suggestions on how to communicate them.

            They address discipline, learning, single parent families, marriage, and there is even a chapter for those whose children are grown.They also include the, Love Mystery Game, in the back of the book. It is a book that belongs on everyone’s library shelf!

                         Here is the link for the official book review, Click Here