5 Ingredient Fix

5 Ingredient Fix: Easy, Elegant, and Irresistible Recipes****.* by Claire Robinson An Edible Book Review inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. “Claire Robinson—host of Food Network’s 5 Ingredient Fix—is here to help you get dinner on the table with minimal fuss and just a few great ingredients.” “With everyone…

Squatter’s Rights

No lake life posts from me lately due to the weather. The forecast predicted temps to reach the 60’s this weekend, and we hoped to boat but there was a strong wind that kept us off the lake. It didn’t affect these guys though. . . Our neighbors, who we rarely see in the fall or winter, have lost their dock to squatter’s…

Let Love Bloom

 Love is Blooming at my table in honor of Valentine’s Day ~   Roses are blooming on my china, napkins, and in my soup tureen I filled courtesy of Trader Joe’s. I’m the happy recipient of my Great Aunt’s china, marked Avenir China, Limoges France. Since at one point in the 1920’s as many as 48 companies were producing wares marked…

Very Valentine

Very Valentine **** by Adriana Trigiani An Edible Book Review inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. “Meet the Roncalli and Angelini families, a vibrant cast of colorful characters who navigate tricky family dynamics with hilarity and brio, from magical Manhattan to the picturesque hills of bella Italia. Very Valentine is the…

Queen of the Road

    Queen of the Road: The True Tale of 47 States, 22,000 Miles, 200 Shoes, 2 Cats, 1 Poodle, a Husband, and a Bus with a Will of Its Own**** by Doreen Orion I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word.     “A pampered Long Island princess…

Winter World

  Winter World **** by Bernd Heinrich I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. The weather outside is frightful . . . while we thankfully have not had as much snow as the Northeast, it’s been colder than normal here in the sunny South. Snowbound, I had the perfect excuse to stay…

Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love

Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love****.* by Larry Levin I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. This week’s letter assignment is O in Mrs. Matlock’s class, so I’m sharing Oogy’s story for Alphabe-Thursday~ “In 2002, Larry Levin and his twin sons, Dan and Noah, took their terminally ill…

Feather Your Nest

  Feather Your Nest **** by Mary Carol Garrity I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. Since this week’s letter assignment is N in Mrs. Matlock’s class, I’m Feathering My Nest for Alphabe-Thursday  and joining French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday~ “Home decorating guru Mary Carol Garrity compares her techniques for…

How the Tables have Turned

    I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday~   It’s been a whirlwind of a year. I thought I would recap my most viewed and favorite tables. I was surprised to realize in looking back, I had “played with dishes”  42 weeks this past year :-) I’ll recap the top…