Today I’m sharing with you four of my all time favorite cookbooks.

I get it, many of you no longer use cookbooks like we all did twenty years ago with the rise of online sites like Pinterest, and allrecipes.com which can provide any 5 star recipe for anything at any time of day but… there are some strange souls still out there, just like myself, who enjoy nothing more than curling up with a real cookbook, in all of its tattered, splattered and mangled glory. I probably own 50+ cookbooks – most purchased at Goodwill or garage sales, including two of the ones mentioned today. All of these can be purchased used on Amazon for under $2.00 – totally worth the pure joy (and tastiness) they’ll bring to your life. Continue reading “Meet my Current Loves – Cookbook Style”

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I officially met Brenda online about two years ago. Somehow the two of us connected through Instagram, and she graciously volunteered to review my newly published memoir Sunlight Burning at Midnight.  I was a little awe struck with her being the first real author to volunteer to review my book.  We later crossed paths again at a writer’s conference where I met her in person, and she is the real deal.  She gave me a big hug as I blabbered on and on about how honored I was that she actually read my book. She has recently written another book (she’s way speedier than I am – but most of her babies have flown the coop in my defense), a wonderful book called Fledge, Launching your Kids Without Losing your Mind, which I enjoyed immensely.  I’m not officially in the fledging stage, but I recognize that it is just around the corner, and this book was full of wisdom, laughter, and heart warming stories.  Brenda is not afraid to share her shortcomings and failures throughout the journey, and these honest stories are what connected me to her words, and I’m sure will connect you as well.  Continue reading “5 Truths About Stress by Author Brenda L. Yoder {and a giveaway!}”