Monday, September 24, 2018

Gretchen recommends "Prep-Ahead Breakfasts & Lunches"

Trying to save time now that the kids are back to school?  This prep-ahead cookbook gives easy recipes for breakfasts, quick breads, lunches, one bowl wonders, soups, sandwiches, and desserts. These 75 recipes save time and money; they can be stored and/or frozen and reheated.  Recipes include how to batch cook quinoa, spaghetti squash, and cauliflower rice.  Made-from-scratch seasonings like taco seasoning mix are also included. My fall faves include pumpkin quinoa muffins and carrot soup with lentils.  The peanut butter chocolate chip blender pancakes would be a hit with kids for a weekend post-slumber party breakfast.  No nutritional values are provided in this cookbook, however, if time is more important than calories, this might be the cookbook for your family! 

Monday, September 10, 2018

Erica recommends "Unbury Carol"

Ready to try something new? Take a traditional Western, with good versus evil, a long journey, and a strong sense of place.  Add in Josh Malerman's background as a horror writer. Season with domestic suspense and just a bit of romance and you have this wild adventure, Unbury Carol.  Carol Evers is a mostly ordinary woman who frequently falls into coma-like trances that mimic death. The only two people who know the truth are Carol's husband Dwight, and her former boyfriend, the outlaw James Moxie.  When Carol falls into another trance, one man will race to bury her alive, and the other will race to save her life.