Wednesday, October 6, 2021

More Great Books For Gift Giving

I received these books from Ulysses Press for review.  They have a large selection of titles available in many different genres, so you're sure to find something for every bookworm on your gift list.  The books listed below are the ones that I received.

Buckley the Highland Cow and Ralphy the Goat By Leslie Ackerman ($12.95):  Follow the charming children's story of Buckley, an orphaned cow, and his best friend Ralphy, as they learn to overcome barnyard bullying and loneliness and discover the power of resilience, diverse friendships and loving who you are!

When a baby highland cow named Buckley suddenly finds himself all alone at a brand new farm with no other cows, surrounded by unfamiliar, unfriendly faces, he isn’t sure what to do.  However, friends come from unlikely places!  Ralphy, a rambunctious goat, decides to take Buckley under his hoof.  Ralphy and Buckley are different in every way, but despite this they become fast friends.  Buckley soon learns that a loving, supportive farmyard family can come in all shapes and sizes.

With adorable photographs of Insta-famous Buckley (@buckleythehighlandcow) and beautiful illustrations, this unforgettable real life story of childhood resilience will inspire kids of all ages to overcome tough social situations and thrive.

The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids By The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids ($17.95):  Make magic in the kitchen with easy, friendly recipes designed for kid chefs and inspired by the Harry Potter series!

Calling all Potterheads!  It’s time to whip up something spellbinding in the kitchen.  With 50 easy to follow, low mess recipes, you and your kids will learn to cook all of the best wizarding world favorites.  From breakfast all the way to dessert, this book makes any meal or snack extra special, with recipes like:

  • Pumpkin Pasties
  • Cauldron Cakes
  • Muggle Style Pizza
  • Chocolate Frogs
  • Great Hall Sandwiches
  • And many more!

Perfect for any young fan of Harry Potter, The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids will have aspiring witches and wizards brewing potions, baking stellar treats and cooking creative dishes in no time.  With easy step by step instructions and spellbinding full color photographs, this cookbook is sure to become a kitchen favorite.

The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook By Bridget Thoreson ($19.95):  Join the Sanderson sisters just in time for Halloween with this spooky and fun unofficial cookbook sure to put a spell on you!

Since its debut in 1993, the movie Hocus Pocus has achieved cult classic fame, with both children and adults as a loyal fanbase.  Fans fall in love with the delightful, demonic and diva-esque Sanderson Sisters and the sleepy New England town they torment.  Now you can conjure up your own spooky treats and bewitching drinks to celebrate Halloween, whether you’re attending a surprise rave in town, or just spending “a quiet evening at home.” 

The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook is filled with fare inspired by everyone’s favorite witches and their spells, potions and schemes.  It is the ultimate must have for fans of all ages - but don’t worry, no children were harmed in the test of these recipes.  Inside you’ll find frightfully delicious recipes for:

  • Burning Rain of Death Punch
  • William’s Wormy Grave Tombstone Cake
  • Dead Man’s Toes Sausage Appetizers
  • Baked Witch Casserole
  • “Way to Go, Virgin” mocktails
  • And much more!

The Mayonnaise Cookbook By Erin Isaac ($17.95):  Celebrate the greatest condiment of all time with the best mayo-based recipes, including comfort food classics like potato salad and deviled eggs as well as saucy cooking hacks for chocolate cupcakes and grilled cheese.

Mayonnaise, lovingly referred to as mayo, is one of the most versatile yet divisive condiments.  Some slather it on anything they can find, while others avoid eating it at all costs.  Whether you love it or hate it, this cookbook is sure to turn any mayo skeptic into a believer and have every mayo enthusiast jumping for joy! 

The Mayonnaise Cookbook highlights mayo in its entirety, with instructions on how to make your own mayonnaise, pros and cons of the many mayo brands out there and 50 delicious, easy to follow recipes that feature mayonnaise as the star.  Ranging from appetizers, side dishes, salad dressing, desserts and more, you’ll get a taste for just how delicious mayonnaise can be, with tasty recipes like:

  • Lobster Rolls
  • Elote Street Corn
  • Spinach Artichoke Dip
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Creamy Avocado Dressing
  • Chocolate Mayo Cupcakes
  • And more!

The ultimate guide to cooking with mayonnaise, The Mayonnaise Cookbook is sure to turn you and your friends and family into major mayo connoisseurs!

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