GIANT Giveaway!!!! The Great Mother’s Day Giveaway Event

I have teamed up with some other bloggers to create this amazing, outrageous, and stupendous Great Mother’s Day Giveaway. ONE lucky winner is going to win ALL of the prizes listed below (and shown at the left). The prizes are outstanding – books, DVDs, a gift certificate, and a beading kit. This is quite a … Read more

Book Review: The Business of Baby

Did you ever feel as though maybe your doctor, your child’s doctor, and the companies that sell you products for your child don’t always have your best interests at heart? I think we’ve all had at least twinges of these feelings from time to time, and if you’ve had a bad experience with a doctor … Read more

In the Stacks

Posted by Brette in Books
In the Stacks

I’ve been plowing through a lot of books lately. Here are some that I’ve gone to bed with (ooh la la): Six Years by Harlan Coben: I prefer the Myron Bolitar series that Coben writes, but I’ll read pretty much anything the man produces. I was vaguely confused through this book though because it felt … Read more

No More Frommer Guidebooks

Google recently bought out Frommer’s – the company that creates hundreds of print travel guide books each year. And now they’ve decided to stop publishing any. Here’s the link to the story. I love books and I love travel, so I am a Frommer’s fan. I don’t go anywhere without buying the Frommer’s and Fodor’s … Read more

Book Review: Classic Snacks Made from Scratch and Tater Tot Recipe

No matter how much of a foodie you’ve become, I will bet there is at least one packaged snack you still love. As a kid, you probably ate more of these kinds of foods than you might want to admit now. As for me, I still have a thing for cheese puffs (although I now … Read more

Books Under the Tree

I love getting books for Christmas, since it gives me something to enjoy for weeks to come. This year, received some very nice books: The Southern Foodie: This books looks like it will be great fun. It’s recipes, as well as descriptions of great places to eat in the South.           … Read more

Review: The Gluten-Free Table

I recently received this cookbook as a birthday gift. The authors, Jilly Lagasse and Jessie Lagasse Swanson, are Emeril Lagasse’s daughters. Definitely intriguing. One of them has celiac and the other is gluten intolerant. They grew up with their dad’s food, but then had to learn to make their own gluten-free versions. The book is … Read more

Congrats to Mary DeBorde who has won a copy of The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home.

Savannah is one of my favorite cities, so when I saw there was a book called Christmas in Savannah, I had to read it. This wonderful little book has photos and a few recipes. I wrote a review of it over at A Traveler’s Library and there’s a great recipe from the book as well.

Giveaway! The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home

Here’s a little holiday gift for my readers. The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home: The Happy Luddite’s Guide to Domestic Self-Sufficiency by Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger Henderson.  I’m giving away one copy to a lucky reader. The book is not for people who raise their own chickens, weave their own clothes or forage … Read more