The Glorious Pasta of Italy by Domenica Marchetti

The Glorious Pasta of Italy Domenica Marchetti Chronicle Books (2011) ISBN 9780811872591 Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (5/11)   I love pasta and was thrilled to see “The Glorious Pasta of Italy” seeking a review.  I’m always game for trying out new recipes and that I did.  Rather than making the usual well-known … More The Glorious Pasta of Italy by Domenica Marchetti

The Biogenic Secret of Food by Dr. Gouri Maharaj

The Biogenic Secret of Food Dr. Gouri Maharaj AuthorHouse (2010) ISBN 9781452029085 Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (5/11)   Dr. Gouri Maharaj, in “The Biogenic Secret of Food,” challenges readers into looking at their own diet and lifestyle and correlate them with stress or diseases in the body.  He feels that proper use … More The Biogenic Secret of Food by Dr. Gouri Maharaj

The Best 30-Minute Vegetarian Recipes by Marie-Claude Morin

The Best 30-Minute Vegetarian Recipes Marie-Claude Morin Robert Rose Publishing (2011) ISBN 9780778802662 Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (5/11)   Those of us that have busy schedules but want to have a nutritious meal for our family, will find “The Best 30-Minute Vegetarian Recipes” an inspiration when time is limited.  For the purpose … More The Best 30-Minute Vegetarian Recipes by Marie-Claude Morin

Text-tionary: The Ultimate Decoder of Text Abbreviations by Shirley Slee

Text-tionary: The Ultimate Decoder of Text Abbreviations Shirley Slee AuthorHouse (2010) ISBN 9781452047249 Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (5/11)   I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review “Text-tionary” because I’m over fifty; in fact, I’m over sixty.  Texting for me is not in the realm of being easy let alone coming … More Text-tionary: The Ultimate Decoder of Text Abbreviations by Shirley Slee

Saveur: The New Comfort Food: Home Cooking from Around the World Edited by James Oseland

Saveur: The New Comfort Food: Home Cooking from Around the World Edited by James Oseland Chronicle Books (2011) ISBN 9780811878012 Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (5/11)   This cookbook is the best, not only for the wonderful recipes, but a beautiful book in itself.  The colorful illustrations of what the end product is … More Saveur: The New Comfort Food: Home Cooking from Around the World Edited by James Oseland

Real Life Poem Collections by Todd Pagano

Real Life Poem Collections Todd Pagano AuthorHouse (2010) ISBN 9781452072166 Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (5/11)   “Real Life Poem Collections” is a compilation of poetry that talks about real life situations and thoughts of author Todd Pagano.  He touches on daily basics, comical situations, wisdom and spirituality.  All commentary comes from Pagano’s … More Real Life Poem Collections by Todd Pagano

Fire It Up: More Than 400 Recipes for Grilling Everything by Andrew Schloss and David Joachim

Fire It Up: More Than 400 Recipes for Grilling Everything Andrew Schloss and David Joachim Chronicle Books (2011) ISBN 9780811865050 Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (5/11)   Living in the south we have more hot days than we have cold days, so the more we can grill, the better off we are.  And, … More Fire It Up: More Than 400 Recipes for Grilling Everything by Andrew Schloss and David Joachim

Everyday to Entertaining: 200 Sensational Recipes that Transform Casual to Elegant by Meredith Deeds & Carla Snyder

Everyday to Entertaining: 200 Sensational Recipes that Transform Casual to Elegant Meredith Deeds & Carla Snyder Robert Rose Publishing (2011) ISBN 9780778802716 Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (5/11)   Those of us that are extremely busy, yet want to entertain friends and family, find that preparing meals take time and effort; sometimes it’s … More Everyday to Entertaining: 200 Sensational Recipes that Transform Casual to Elegant by Meredith Deeds & Carla Snyder

Decorate: 1,000 professional design ideas for every room in your home by Holly Becker & Joanna Copestick

Decorate: 1,000 professional design ideas for every room in your home Holly Becker & Joanna Copestick Chronicle Books (2011) ISBN 9780811877893 Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (5/11)   Redecorating ideas have been floating in my mind, so when “Decorate” came in for review, I grabbed it.  I’m ready to make some changes in … More Decorate: 1,000 professional design ideas for every room in your home by Holly Becker & Joanna Copestick