Monday, June 30, 2014

The Chopped Cookbook

"The Chopped Cookbook" from The Food Network is easily my favorite cookbook. I can't even count the number of times I stare into the refrigerator or pantry wondering, "What can I make for dinner with these ingredients?" With "The Chopped Cookbook", I have an answer! This cookbook is filled with delicious recipes for every meal, with a variety of ingredients that in most cases I already have in my home.

Recipes in this cookbook are relatively simple, and even the ingredient lists are usually very simple with herbs and spices that I already have in my spice rack. I was impressed with the recipes in this book, and how beautifully the foods turn out - many of these recipes look like they were created by a chef in a restaurant. I never knew such delicious foods could be created with such simple ingredients and basic ingredients!!

One other neat feature of this cookbook is that there is a variety in the recipes that are in this cookbook. It doesn't just reflect American food/Italian food/Asian food, but it balances many different genres of food so that there is a huge variety in the meals! I seriously am so excited to try almost every recipe in this book - this cookbook has recipes for everything - chicken, beef, fish, salads, vegetables, and even desserts!

I love this cookbook, and I would highly recommend it to any home cook who might be looking for some new and delicious ideas for meal time.

FTC DISCLOSURE: I received this book for free from's Blogger Program in exchange for my review. I was not obligated to write a positive review, and all of the above opinions are my own.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Teen Study Bible, NIV

The Teen Study Bible (Lawrence O. Richards, Sue W. Richards) is a New International Version Bible with additional teen friendly study features. The Bible itself is a traditional translation, with modern day English verbage, so it is easy to understand. 

The study tools that have been included in this Bible include features such as the "Bible Promises" tool, which highlights verses from Scripture for memorization. These verses are helpful verses that can inspire and are easy for teens to relate to. The "Q and A" feature challenges Bible knowledge with a fun trivia question that relates to the reading. The answer is easily found on the following page.

The "We Believe" feature breaks down the Apostles' Creed. There are also in depth chapter introductions preceeding each chapter of the Bible which set the scene for the events to come. There is also a fairly lengthy index to help find specific topics in this Bible.

Overall i would give this Bible a 5/5. I think it is a helpful tool in getting more out of the Bible foor teenagers. Well thought out and plenty if study features. 

FTC DISCLOSURE - I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review.