By Holly Sinclair. How can you resist a cookbook with a title like that? I couldn’t.
Here’s what this cookbook is about:
Need a quick bite? Try a Caribbean Spiral or a Kentucky Hot Brown. How about a tall drink? Try a Peach Iced Tea or a Honeydew Ginger Smoothie. Perhaps something sweet is what you desire. Try some Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake or Cinnamon Roasted Almonds.
This book is filled with recipes for light snacks, quick lunches, and refreshing beverages. Included are recipes for sandwiches, wraps, salads, chicken wings, coffee cakes, brownies, coffees, teas, smoothies and sweet and savory popcorn.
Cost: $10.00 print | $2.00 ebook
If you buy the print version of the book from Amazon, you get the digital version free.
Where to get it:
Amazon (print) / Kindle / Smashwords / ibooks / Barnes & Nobles
Every month I meet with awesome author friends here in town: Marie Harte, Karen Duvall, Diana McCullum, Kai Strand, Ruth Colter, Paty Jager, Alison Wells, Kristin Gonzalez, and Linda Berry. We have a potluck, which is sometimes a table full of candy and cupcakes, and chat for hours about writing, publishing, books, movies, TV, etc… This free exchange of information, ideas, laments, and laughs keeps me going through the ups and downs of life and writing.
For the September get-together, I made the Minestrone Salad from Holly’s Snack Attack cookbook.
Here’s the recipe as she wrote it:
I made a few switchouts and substitutions. For one, I am highly allergic to red wine vinegar. So, I opted to make a basil dressing, which was very similar: 1 cup of basil, 1 clove of garlic, 3/4 cup of olive oil, pinch of salt. Blend together. Easy peasy, and it used the basil in the recipe in a way in which there was basil in every bite. Yum.
Since I knew the salad would be sitting for hours with dressing on it, I opted for green and red leaf lettuce instead of spinach, so it wouldn’t get too wilty.
Then I used white beans, mini cheese-filled ravioli, red onion, yellow summer squash, cherry tomatoes, and an orange red pepper. Most of these choices I made for color and what looked great at the grocers. I omitted the grated cheese since the ravioli already had cheese in it, and I omitted the potatoes. This is how the salad turned out.
The gals loved it. They even raved about it on Facebook. This is what was left:
For dinner I combined the leftover lettuce, beans, ravioli, dressing, and veggies. It was more a pasta salad than the lunch version, but still delicious. The Husband Unit loved it too. Thanks, Holly! I’ll definitely make minestrone salad again in the future.
You can’t go wrong with a recipe from Holly for your next potluck, holiday party, or event. (my copy was a gift from the author)
Holly Sinclair, who goes by Southpaw on the Interwebs, finds cooking cathartic. The recipes she’s created and collected grew into cookbooks. Holly’s trying her hand at fiction and food seems to creep into most of her books.
Join Holly on the rest of her Blog Tour, each stop features a different cookbook and a chance for a free ebook!
You can join in the fun by signing up for the End of Tour Foodie Blog Hop! Talk about a fond food memory, describe your disasters in the kitchen, post your favorite recipe or pictures of food, or do anything food related. Sign up here.
Invaders from Space (Starman) Movie Review
Dinner and a bad movie. Husband Unit and I watch these movies so you don’t have to. While enjoying our minestrone salad, we watched:
Info from IMDB:
A bunch of pernicious salamander men from the planet Kulimon in the Moffit Galaxy plan on taking over Earth by unleashing a lethal plague on mankind. It’s up to valiant superhero Starman … See full summary »
Umm, A+ for the costumes. Absolutely loved the costumes. Starman is sort of like Superman. Check out the accurate astronomy in it… not. The plot from the beginning is insane. Somehow, the Kulimon’s plans to blow up Earth have consequences for a planet in another galaxy. Umm, not likely.
Never fear! Starman is here! His cape flaps majestically as he flies through space, and he has a nifty antenna in the middle of his head. Can’t beat that.
So, we had a few chuckles over the bad science and lovely costumes. The rest of the movie went like this.
Me: I’m going to get a beer now. This movie needs beer.
My goal is accomplished.
Husband Unit: Is it helping?
Me: No, what this movie needs is a snazzy dance number like in The Giant of Metropolis.
Husband Unit: No, no dancing.
Well, about ten minutes later, the Kulimon put on quite a dance number.
Me: All right, dancing! It’s not as good as the number in The Giant of Metropolis.
Husband Unit: There is NO dancing in sci-fi! What’s with all the dancing? This is the third movie with a dance number.
Me: So far, it’s the best part of the movie.
Ten minutes later.
Me: Is it over yet? This movie could end now.
Husband Unit: Snoring.
Rating: Beer can not save this movie.
Husband Unit’s rating: Zzzzz
Patricia Lynnehad the spooktacular idea of a Trick-Or-Treat Blog Hop.
I’m giving away ebook copies of my story, The Tumbas! Ooo! I will email it to you if you type Boo epub or Boo Kindle in the comments. Be sure to fill in your correct email address. Giveaway ends at midnight November 4, 2014.
Visit these other sites for spooktacular treats!
Fall Into Fantasy Mega Giveaway!
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October 31st ends your opportunities to enter to win two $25 giftcards, signed books with hand-forged bookmarks, and a handcrafted Tesla storage device. To enter write a story about Settler, Oregon, and post by Friday, or leave a review of The Rifters. If you do either, email me the links. DETAILS
That’s not all… One commenter on this post will win a free digital copy of The Snack Attack cookbook. To enter, just leave a comment. If you want to leave a comment but don’t want to enter, add “I hate food” to your comment. The winner will be announced on October 31st on Holly’s blog.
So yeah, awesome.
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