Reviews by PattySmith
Yummy and good for you!
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This weekend this book and I became very close, I practically slept with it. In it fruits and vegetables are grouped together by color and each has a nutritional information page with a simple recipe idea. The pictures are mouth watering and it was my experience that anything I tried ended up looking exactly like the picture in the book. It was just that simple!
I tried my hand at the sweet potato with balsamic reduction recipe and upon taking my first bite I regretted not making more! The second time around I cheated and bought a pre-made balsamic reduction from Trader Joe's. (http://m.traderjoes.com/fearless-flyer/article.asp?article_id=631) It tasted good, but I enjoyed the homemade balsamic reduction from the recipe better.
I also tried the recipe of Brussels sprouts with walnuts and naval orange zest and enjoyed the combination immensely! I think the only mistake I made was trying to make 2 recipes at once and not timing the steps well. Still, the dishes were excellent and since then I have made the sweet potato dish several times this week.
A cutie!
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This is a cute little book about a girl and a mouse who are good friends, but go about hiding their friendship for fear of getting in trouble. It is only when they go looking for their mommas that they realize they aren't the only creatures keeping a secret! The illustrations are adorable and it's fun to see how the human house compares to that of the mouse family. You'll have to check it out to find out what the secret is!
"There's no need to fear, Underdog is here!"
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What a fun way to revisit your childhood with this retro cartoon!
Thumbs Up!
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This is one of my favorite children’s book. The illustrations are delightful and the story always has my kids laughing out loud. Hop on in and see just how much Betty Bunny loves chocolate cake. Delicious!
thumbs up!
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This book is a mixture of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Set in 1930s New York, it follows the life of a young woman, Katey, trying to step out of the role of what is expected of women in that day and age. The prose is eloquent and the story paints a vivid image of what life in NY was like in the 1930s. Kick off your shoe, mix yourself a shaker of martinis and let yourself enter the world of social class, late night parties and rising above what is expected of you. Be warned, this book is hard to put down! I spent a few late nights engulfed in its rich prose.