Thursday, May 26, 2011

Yummy Summer Recipes Galore

I came across some amazing recipes while blog surfing today. Of course I had to share them with you! I haven't tried them yet, but I will soon.

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Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars with Streusel Topping

Recipe here

Honey Lime Enchiladas

Recipe here

Garlic Chicken Pasta with Spinach

Recipe here

Strawberry Shortcake with Almond Glaze

Recipe here

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Book Review

"The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio: How my Mother Raised Ten Kids on 25 Words or Less" by Terry Ryan

With simplicity and humor, Terry "Tuff" Ryan recalls her upbringing as one of ten kids in 1950s Ohio. She lets the reader into the life of a family that, despite poverty and an alcoholic father, is held together by the tenacity, creativity and optimism of their mother, Evelyn Ryan. Simultaneously heart-wrenching and hopeful, this book will leave you marveling at the strength of one remarkable "50's housewife."

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