Monday, December 31, 2012

MMM The Southern Foodie

"The Southern Foodie" by Chris Chamberlain, book review. Subtitle: 100 Places to eat in the south before you die (and the recipes that made them famous).

Southern Food, mmmm my mind full of golden fried chicken, mashed potatoes, hush puppies, collard greens, mac and cheese, chocolate cake, and sweet tea! If yours isn't you have never been to the south, because these are the staples of the Southern kitchen or church potluck. But restaurants, well, they have done all these and more.

Author Chris Chamberlain, a native of Nashville, has compiled an impressive book listing 100 restaurants in the southern states from TX to FL with their stories and a signature recipe from each. Living in Tennessee, I read that chapter first and was pleased to see that I had been to two of the restaurants on the list.

This book is a combination tour guide and cook book. The author has included a detailed description of each restaurant including its history and cuisine. Then he includes a recipe from the menu, past or present. Don't make the mistake of reading this while hungry, because the descriptions and photos are mouth-watering!

This would be a excellent gift for the traveler in your life!

Monday, August 20, 2012

JACKSON - The Iron willed Commander

Jackson - The Iron-Willed Commander By Paul Vickery
There are many books in The General Series. Each one is special to me due to historical importance, being the big fan of history. I must admit just knew a few things about Andrew Jackson,but after reading this book i've gained so much more knowledge on the man he was.Paul Vickery has done his homework on this book.Backed up by facts and truths he digs deep into this man of many titles,and lets you feel his achievements as you read along.Anyone who loves history i highly reccomend you buying this book. you will not be dissapointed.I think this book would make a great christmas or birthday gift for anyone who truly enjoys history! We homeschool and this book {as well as others from the series} will be used in our curriculum!!

I received a copy of Jackson - The Iron-Willed Commander By Paul Vickery from Thomas Nelson/ BookSneeze. It is part of The Generals, a series about powerful Christian leaders. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Heaven is for real Kids

Heaven is for real Kids captures little kids attention and makes them imagine what Heaven is like. It makes them think about what it will be like to see Jesus and it reminds them how much He loves them.

Heaven is For Real for Kids is written in Colton's own words about his experience. Young kids will easily be able to grasp Colton's simple phrasing and descriptions, and once again, each page is illustrated beautifully. The message of love will surely bring peace, comfort, and joy to all who read it.

I would recommend when reading this book with you children having your bible near by and read the verses your self with you child! I would recommend this book to parents and grandparents who have kids and grandkids who are non-believers

Book Description
Publication Date: November 8, 2011 | Age Level: 4 and up
Heaven is for real, and you are going to like it!
Colton Burpo came back from his trip to heaven with a very important message: Jesus really, really loves children. In an effort to reach even more families with this eternally significant story, this runaway bestseller is now told from Colton-kid to kids! Children will receive the same comfort and assurance that so many adults have received from the trade book.
Beautifully illustrated under Colton's direction, he shares his experiences in first person and comments on things that will be important to kids. A letter to parents is included to guide them as they talk to their children about heaven. Scripture along with a Q&A section with answers from the Bible are also included in the book.
Product Details
  • Reading level: Ages 4 and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Gift edition (November 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140031870X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400318704