Thursday, September 27, 2018

Review: Fast Friends

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A wonderful, fun, funny story as usual :c) Full of uh oh and eye-covering moments :c)

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Review: The Gluten-Free Instant Pot Cookbook: Fast to Fix and Nourishing Recipes for All Kinds of Electric Pressure Cookers

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars



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Review: Thinner in an Instant Cookbook: Great-Tasting Dinners with 350 Calories or Less from the Instant Pot or Other Electric Pressure Cooker

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars



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Review: The Sustainable Home: An inspirational guide to maintaining a sustainable household

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars



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Monday, September 24, 2018

Review: No One Cancels Christmas

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lots of LOLs :c)

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Review: It’s a Wonderful Night

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lovely! Sweet! Fun & festive!!!

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Review: Instantly Sweet: 75 Desserts and Sweet Treats from Your Instant Pot or Other Electric Pressure Cooker

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars



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Review: Willow: Traditional Craft for Modern Living

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars



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Vintage Recipe: Irish Stew

Maybe omit the MSG...

Easy Bangers and Mash

Ingredients:

8 large baking potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 tsps butter, divided
1/2 C. milk, or as needed
salt and pepper to taste

1 1/2 lbs beef sausage
1/2 C. diced onion
1 (.75 oz.) packet dry brown gravy mix
1 C. water, or as needed

Directions:

Set your oven to 350 degrees before doing anything else. 
    
For 20 mins boil your potatoes in water. Remove all the water and mash them.  
    
Then add in: salt, milk, pepper, and 1 tsp of butter. Mash again. 
    
Fry your sausage in a pan and then set them to the side and fry your onions in 1 tsp of butter.  
    
Combine water and gravy in the same pan and let the contents lightly boil. Continue boiling the gravy until thick.  
    
Now get a baking dish and line the bottom of it with some gravy and onions. Then cut your sausages in half and put them on top of the gravy. Add the potatoes over the sausages and then the remaining gravy.  
    
Cook in the oven for 23 mins. 
    
Enjoy.

Harvest Fruit and Nut Pie

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Review: The Pumpkin Cookbook

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My rating: 2 of 5 stars



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Review: Scandinavian Christmas

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars



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Review: Best of Christmas

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars



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Review: Best of Fall

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars



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Review: 365 Winter Warmer Slow Cooker Recipes: Simply Savory and Delicious 3-Ingredient Meals

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Winter is always soup/stew season and this book has some gems!

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Review: 101 MORE Days of Christmas: 101+ Recipes & Crafts for a DIY Holiday

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars



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Review: 101 Days of Christmas

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars



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Friday, September 21, 2018

A Note About Book Reviews

Good morning!!!

It has been brought to my attention that I am a bit "mean" when it comes to reviewing books!

"You say you love a book but only give it 4 stars!" has become quite the theme in my inbox!

So, for clarity's sake:

5 of 5 stars = I worshipped this book and it will live on my tablet forever and probably be re-read monthly! **Obviously with ARC's this means I will purchase said book...this should not need to be clarified!**

4 of 5 stars = I loved this book and will re-read it at least yearly!

3 of 5 stars = I liked this book.  It will stay in my digital library for when the itch to re-read it presents.

2 of 5 stars = I did not care for this book.  I appreciate you worked hard on it and I am very sorry I did not like it.  Really...I am!

1 of 5 stars = I hated this book!  I did not finish it and will be deleting it forthwith!  **A note about 1 star reviews...you will NEVER see one posted!  I do not believe in trashing anyone's hard work no matter how much I did not like it!  I always contact the publisher and let them know I will not be reviewing the book!**

I hope this clarifies how I review/rate books!

Have a lovely day ☮

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Review: The Modern Witchcraft Book of Tarot: Your Complete Guide to Understanding the Tarot

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars



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Review: The Everything Tarot Book: Reveal Your Past, Inform Your Present, And Predict Your Future

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars



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Review: The Modern Witchcraft Spell Book: Your Complete Guide to Crafting and Casting Spells

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars



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Review: A Gift from the Comfort Food Café

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I cannot express how much I love this series! I could not stop reading this once I started it! I literally devoured it in a day!!! I cannot wait for the next installment :c)

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Review: Fall Recipes

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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Review: Cooking with Pumpkin: Recipes That Go Beyond the Pie

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Not a lot of originality but not a bad collection of pumpkin goodies.

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Review: Love and Lies at the Village Christmas Shop

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars



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Review: Cooking from Scratch: 120 Recipes for Colorful, Seasonal Food from PCC Community Markets

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars



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Review: Classical Mythology Tales: Tales of the Gods, Sagas and Heroes

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars



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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

How You Can Help LGBT Causes

courtesy of Entertainment Weekly

Review: Halloween Pumpkins & Parties: 101 Spooktacular Ideas

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My rating: 2 of 5 stars



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Craft: Pumpkinland Royalty

via Better Homes and Gardens

Review: Halloween Fun: 101 Ideas to Get in the Spirit

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My rating: 2 of 5 stars



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Review: The Best Pumpkin Recipes In History: Delicious, Fast & Easy Pumpkin Recipes You Will Love

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars



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Review: American Traditions German Baking for the Holidays

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars



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Review: Taste of Home Pumpkin Mini Binder: 101 Delicious Dishes that Celebrate Fall's Favorite Flavor

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My rating: 0 of 5 stars



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Review: ‘Tis the Season to be Single

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars



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Review: Happily Ever After at the Dog & Duck

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I absolutely adore this series! A lovely Chick Lit read for a rainy day :c)

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Review: The Christmas Wish

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book had me in tears! A wonderful story of love, Christmas, and reclaiming yourself!!! I love Tilly Tennant's books!!!

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