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"The Big Book of Backyard Cooking," Betty Rosbottom

Pros: Delicious! Cons: A few photos might be nice Rating: 5 out of 5 I had hoped to review this more toward the beginning of the summer for obvious reasons, but well, instead I hope you’ll consider this a review

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"One Bite at a Time," Rebecca Katz

Pros: Incredibly delicious & healthy recipes; wonderful tips regarding flavor; fantastic empathy for cancer patients Cons: None Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Ten Speed Press. Visit Rebecca Katz online.   One Bite at a Time is

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"Spices & Herbs" (CIG) Leslie Bilderback, CMB

Pros: Great info for exploratory and adventuresome cooks; plenty of uses for herbs & spices; delicious recipes; handy sources Cons: Most of the spice mixes are on a very large scale; a handful of typesetting and editing snafus that can

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"Slow Cooker Cooking" 2d ed (CIG) Ellen Brown

Pros: Handy information; versatile recipes; wide variety of recipes; helpful tips Cons: No recipe photos; one or two missing details; not the approach that some folks will be looking for Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review copy courtesy of Alpha

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Agave & The Waldo Ultimatum

I have become a True Believer in agave nectar. Given my tendency to become hypoglycemic, and my family history of type II diabetes, the potential in a delicious, low-glycemic index sweetener, particularly combined with whole grains and a very talented

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"Baking with Agave Nectar," Ania Catalano

Pros: Delicious & so much healthier! Cons: Occasional mild structural problems Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Ten Speed Press. Visit Ania Catalano online. An extra entry in the Soup’s On [dead link removed] challenge.   Agave

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Umm, what was I saying?

I know there was something I wanted to post about, but my brain seems to be in a fog and I have no idea what it was. Oh well. I can at least link to the new site stuff. First,

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"The Superfood Cookbook" (CIG) James & McIndoo

Pros: Fascinating information; wonderfully delicious recipes (easy, too!) Cons: No recipe photos Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Alpha Books. This is my seventh entry in the Soup’s On [dead link removed] reading challenge.   To tell

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"Gluten-Free Eating" (CIG) Adamson & Thompson

Pros: A wealth of useful information & encouragement; good recipes Cons: No recipe photos Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Alpha Books. Visit Eve Adamson’s site or Tricia Thompson’s site. This is my sixth entry in the

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"Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey," Jill O’Connor

Pros: Gorgeous photos; tempting recipes; wonderful flavors; sugar levels that could kill you! Cons: Some flavors aren’t as expected; O the excess pounds! Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Chronicle Books. This is my fifth review in

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