Daisy Cakes Bakes

I occasionally watch Shark Tank, and the episode that I watched featured Daisy Cakes.  When I saw the “sharks” eating the cakes hungrily and Kim Nelson get a $50,000 investment from Barbara Corcoran, I wondered how good the cake actually was.  However with the price of a cake starting at $50, I erased it from my mind and settled on…

The 10-Day Belly Slimdown

The 10-Day Belly Slimdown is written by The New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, of the Bone Broth Diet books.  In this latest book, she writes about powerful belly-slimming plan through a series of “mini-fasting” that will help you lose up to 10 pounds of stubborn belly fat in 10 days. In the “mini-fasting”, you’ll eat everyday within a seven-hour window of bone broth…

Power Plates

There are LOTS of plant based, vegan cookbook coming into light.  Deciding on incorporating some more plant based meals into my diet, I firmly planted myself at a mega bookstore to look through an entire shelf of it.  After more than an hour, I held one vegan cookbook in hand, and disappointed with the rest…

POK POK The Drinking Food of Thailand

POK POK The Drinking Food of Thailand is the second book of Andy Ricker, the famed restauranteur of Pok Pok restaurants and author of Pok Pok: Food and Stories from Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand.  In this follow up book, Ricker focuses on the drinking food of Thailand; mouthwatering goodies that are vastly different than…

Kristen Kish Cooking: Recipes and Techniques

Kristen Kish Cooking: Recipes and Techniques is a cookbook by the winner of Top Chef season 10, Kristen Kish. At first, I was really excited about the cookbook because as somewhat of an experienced cook, I wanted to learn the secrets of taking my cooking to above and beyond Top Chef winner amazing.  But unfortunately, that isn’t the case.  Although…

The Cottage Kitchen

The Cottage Kitchen is written by Marte Marie Forsberg, of the blog My Cottage Kitchen, as well as being a professional food and lifestyle photographer who’s work has been featured in magazines and newspapers. The book is divided into sections of winter, spring, summer, autumn, and afternoon tea.  From there, each season is divided into starter and sides, mains,…

QUESO!

QUESO! is the third cookbook written by the popular food blogger, Lisa Fain, of “Homesick Texan”.  In this book that’s dedicated to the beloved cheesy dip, you will find 50 recipes that will be the highlight of any party. Some recipes are: Damn Good Queso, Brisket Queso, Shrimp Queso Flameado with Jalapeno Salsa, Boudin Queso, and Tamale Chili…

Sweet Potatoes

  I really love sweet potatoes.  I eat it almost daily, roasted of course, when the sweet potato season hits during the autumn months.  So I was naturally intrigued when I saw Sweet Potatoes by Mary-Frances Heck- a small cookbook with 60 sweet potato recipes ranging from pre-course to main course, and even baked goods and…

Holiday Cookies

Holiday Cookies by Elisabet der Nederlanden is an awesome little cookie book that will surely bring cheer during the holiday season.  The recipes are fun yet not weird, and approachable even for a beginning baker. Some recipes include: Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies, Oatmeal Crisps with Chocolate, Espresso Thins, Austrian Linzer Augen, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Peppermint Bark, and…

The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook

Although I’m a seasoned cook, I found myself looking up recipes because Instant Pot cooks differently than a traditional pot because it’s a pressure cooker.  Aside from cooking WAY faster, it requires less water because the evaporation process is limited. So I was excited about The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook by Coco Morante.  The cookbook has more than…

The Only Negotiating Guide You’ll Ever Need

The Only Negotiating Guide You’ll Ever Need by Peter Stark and Jane Flaherty is a life skills book.  It teaches you how to negotiate everything from big business deals, asking for a raise, to negotiating with someone to throw the trash out.  First, there’s a self assessment questionnaires to identify one’s own negotiating behavior.  It also…