“He sees his niece braiding the loaf of challah.” • This month’s pick was am…

“He sees his niece braiding the loaf of challah.” 🤎 • This month’s gmabookclub pick was amazing! The Book of V tells the story of 3 women, one in biblical times, one in the 1970s and one in present day. Each story shares insights on womanhood with a feminist lens. I have to say that … Read more

“Cecelia plucked one of the apple turnovers out of the box and took a bite.” •…

“Cecelia plucked one of the apple turnovers out of the box and took a bite.” 💛 • This was a popular pick for book clubs! It was the marieclairemag pick for May and it was the readwithjenna pick as well! Now I can totally see why! I am always down for some family drama and … Read more

Made this Portuguese Rice with Kale and Plum Tomatoes for this week’s hosted by…

Made this Portuguese Rice with Kale and Plum Tomatoes for this week’s hosted by cookinglikeimeanit from Milk Street- The New Rules. I didn’t have plum tomatoes but did have cherry tomatoes so I used them and of course it was a fine substitute! This is my kind of dish- with the addition of some smoked … Read more

“It takes me a moment, but as soon as I see that it’s an entire bag of watermelo…

“It takes me a moment, but as soon as I see that it’s an entire bag of watermelon Jolly Ranchers, I want to smile.” ❤️ • My first Colleen Hoover read and not my last! This was a page-turner for sure. Lots of drama and the way Hoover writes relationships is so realistic and on … Read more

“Lucien, sitting a few feet away, chucked his fourth apple into the bushes as I …

“Lucien, sitting a few feet away, chucked his fourth apple into the bushes as I bit into mine.” 💙 • Oh the tears I shed while reading this book! So cathartic, especially in times like this while we are sheltering in place! There was a small part of this book where, for the first time … Read more

“What was I expecting? To sit cross-legged on the floor with a bottle of Tito’s …

“What was I expecting? To sit cross-legged on the floor with a bottle of Tito’s and braid each other’s hair?” 🧡 • I read the bulk of this one in one sitting – just kept turning the pages to read more! I’m definitely right around the age of Sophie and can imagine women like her … Read more

“One steamy afternoon outside Tulsa, my step-cousin Gracie Halfmoon took me to S…

“One steamy afternoon outside Tulsa, my step-cousin Gracie Halfmoon took me to Sonic Drive-In, and we sucked down blue coconut slushes at an outdoor table.” 💙 • Read along with unabridgedpod last month for the and I loved that this was a YA book with great Native representation by an author. I also really liked … Read more

Partnered with to try out products and I got this plant based sausage! The fir…

Partnered with momsmeet to try out lightlifefoods products and I got this plant based sausage! The first thing I noticed was how well it browned in the pan. I wanted to make sure it didn’t have a soft texture and browning it really helped. It had a lot of flavor and the family ate it … Read more

“Parviz reached into his breast picket and drew out another gift, a bar of Ameri…

“Parviz reached into his breast picket and drew out another gift, a bar of American chocolate – Hershey’s- and also a small envelope.” 💛 • This book was a fictionalized story of Iranian poet and filmmaker Forough Farrokhzad. I loved this imagining of her life. The author’s note is a must read at the end … Read more

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for these amazing books! I love my and it’s be…

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU voraciousbooks for these amazing books! I love my instantpotofficial and it’s been such a game changer for me in the kitchen – I can’t wait to keep exploring !!! And the baking books are perfect for me to bake with my daughter as she’s really taken on independent baking … Read more