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Sunday, November 23, 2014

NKJV Study Bible by Thomas Nelson

The NKJV Study Bible in full color is absolutely wonderful!!!!! I have to say I love picking up a bible and reading it. This Bible is full of beautiful colored pictures, maps, charts and illustrations. It starts by giving suggestions on studying the bible as well as instructions on how to use this bible and its study guide. There are several pages of “Word Studies”  listed under the book of the bible in which it is found.
At the beginning of each book there is study information as well as author and background information. Then there is an outline of each book. I love the way every commentary or study info has scripture listed to back up the statements. The end includes a pretty good sized concordance and beautiful maps.
I recently reviewed the Nelson’s Illustrated Dictionary which makes a wonderful companion to this study bible. The only negative that I could say about this particular bible is it is hard back and I prefer leather bound. The hard cover along with the massive amount of information makes it very heavy and it will serve well as a bible used to study at home. It would probably be too cumbersome to carry on a daily basis. Other than that I can’t say enough good about it. My husband has been using it to help with is Sunday school lessons and he too loves it. We have numerous study bibles but this one is by far my favorite so far.
I received this bible at no charge from  in exchange for an honest review.

Blue Ribbon BAking from a Redneck Kitchen

Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen by Francine Bryson is full of recipes that look delicious. Being from the south many of the recipes in this book are familiar to me but I haven’t thought about them in years. Recipes like the Whoopie Pie, Orange Cream Cake, a lot of different cheesecakes fill the pages of this book. There are recipes for several different pie crusts that are broken down and easy to understand and look easy to follow. The majority of the cookbook focuses on deserts but there are also a variety of bread recipes. One recipe stuck out to me that I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a written recipe for (although, I’m sure they are out there). It was a recipe for Johnny Cakes. I’ve not had these since I was a kid. I think I may just have to try these.
Every few pages are colorfully and beautifully illustrated with pictures of several of the final products. If you are looking for a healthy, non-fat cookbook you may want to steer clear of this cookbook. But if you are like me and like an occasional divulgence of a wonderful dessert you may want to pick this cookbook up. I don’t believe you can go wrong with this one. Each and every dessert looks wonderful and mouth watering. There is a Death by Chocolate that is calling my name.
I received this book from at no charge in exchange for an honest review. You can purchase a copy of this book here.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Kitchn Cookbook

TheKitchn Cookbook (and no kitchn isn’t spelled wrong haha) would be a very good choice for a newlywed or someone who is going out on their own for the very first time as well as for a person who is an experienced cook. It is set up to walk a person through many processes from how to set up a kitchen no matter the size, stocking your pantry, preparing to cook, and recipes. It even explains how to boil water.
I really liked this cookbook. There were many tips on the most efficient way to set up a kitchen to optimize the space you have. It gives ideas on what types of cookware, kitchen supplies, and appliances etc. that a new homeowner or renter might need. Some things are very basic but good advice to someone who just doesn’t really know where to start. There is even a section on cleaning and sanitizing your kitchen along with some “recipes” for cleaners to help with the chore. It proceeds to tell you how to cut meat, cream butter, knead bread, boil water among other things that an inexperienced cook would need to know.
After giving you a good amount of advice to get you started then it is full of delicious recipes that look easy enough to complete successfully. It seems the instructions are easy to follow even for the more intricate recipes. There are some colored pictures of foods included but not every dish is represented with a photograph.
I believe this would make a lovely gift for a bride or a person going off to college and leaving home for the first time. I even love it for myself and I have been cooking for years but I still found it very useful.  I received this book at no charge from in exchange for an honest review. You can purchase this book from here.