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Connect Through Reading – 5 Book Reviews

  I am so excited to be sharing this post with you today, because #1) it means I’m finally feeling well enough to read again and #2) some of these books are sooooo good! I’ve been not reading much at all this year so far, and it’s killing me. I’m so glad to have my […]

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Amanda Rettke Surprise-Inside Cakes Cookbook Giveaway dineanddish.net

Amanda Rettke Surprise-Inside Cakes Cookbook Giveaway – CLOSED

The giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Lydia Houghton, winner chosen via Random.org. Thanks to all who entered! My friend Amanda wrote a book! You may know Amanda from the blog I Am Baker and as the most creative cake decorator extraordinaire. For years now, she’s been drawing us in on her blog with unique […]

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Banana Beignets Recipe from www.dineanddish.net

Connect Through Reading {Recipe: Banana Beignets}

Today I’m sharing a special Connect Through Reading post – it includes a really fabulous Banana Beignet recipe – but it’s special for other reasons! I have to give you some backstory first, though. About 9 years ago I was working from home doing a job I hated. I was working as a recruiter for […]

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Fault In Our Stars by John Green reviewed at www.dineanddish.net

Connect Through Reading: Oh My Heart

Oh friends… do I have some good books to tell you about today! I think two of these books will probably make my top ten best books for 2013… they were *that* good! I am so excited to share them with you.   First up is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.  I’ll […]

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Connect Through Reading - 5 Great Summer Reads Reviewed at www.dineanddish.net

Connect Through Reading – My Summer Reads

  A return to the Dine & Dish “Connect Through Reading” posts as I share reviews of my favorite books I read this summer! Last year I read a ton… more than I probably have in any other year. I read so many great books in 2013, I knew my streak was likely to not […]

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Mango Brulee www.dineanddish.net

Steamy Kitchen: Healthy Asian Recipes {Recipe: Mango Brûlée}

I hope you all enjoyed my post about Jennifer Perillo’s new cookbook, Homemade with Love. I’m back today, sharing a cookbook by another friend: Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites by Jaden Hair. I’m sure you all know Jaden from her blog, Steamy Kitchen, and if you follow blogs at all you’ve probably seen mentions of […]

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Homemade with Love {Recipe: Herbed Skillet Croutons}

An interesting thing has been happening in the world of blogging over the past couple of years. You may have noticed the surge in “from blogger to book deals” happening. It seems like every time I open my browser, I see an announcement of a blogger who is now writing a cookbook. There are some […]

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Books I've Read in 2012

My Favorite Books of 2012 – A Connect Through Reading Recap

When I set out at the beginning of 2012 with the goal to read more, even if it was just a few pages each day, I never knew that I would re-ignite my passion for reading and good books in such a fervent way. I have fallen head over heels in love with books again […]

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Heft by Liz Moore

Connect Through Reading – 9 Book Reviews

Since I took some time off at the end of 2012, I’m a little bit behind in sharing some of my most recently read books. This Connect Through Reading post contains so many good ones… I hope you find some books that will peak your interest! I’m starting with a book that pushed to the […]

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Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Connect Through Reading 2012 – 4 Book Reviews

I’ve been on a bit of a lull with reading lately… still reading but not reading as often or getting through books as quickly as I like. The 4 book reviews I’m sharing today are for a selection of books that are as different as can be, but all good in their own way. Sharp […]

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