Thursday, May 25, 2017

Food52: Ice Cream & Friends

Food52's Ice Cream & Friends is dedicated to providing an array of ice cream and frozen treat recipes. When I received the book, I devoured the cookbook. As I poured through each and every recipe and it's lovely photographs (I ended up looking it over multiple times), I couldn't wait to try some of the recipes.

This ice cream cookbook doesn't have recipes for the typical flavors you would buy at a supermarket like strawberry, cookies and cream, coffee, so if you are looking for that, this isn't the book for you. This cookbook offers 60 recipes of very unusual and exotic ice cream flavors, such as Lemongrass Chile Ginger, Peanut Butter Curry, S'mores, Saltine Cracker-Brownie Sandwich, Black Pepper Feta, Burnt Toast, and many more. I have to admit, I was very afraid of trying many of the recipes because they sounded so unusual. So for my first recipe, I opted for a safer recipe: Mango Lassicles. I love mango lassi so I figured I would love a mango lassi in popsicle form. It was delicious and very easy to make! I also made the Homemade Sprinkles recipe. While store-bought sprinkles are so convenient and cheap, being able to make my own sprinkles for the children seem healthier.

I love this cookbook! I love having a cookbook just dedicated to ice cream. One of these days, I will muster up the courage to try out the Peanut Butter Curry Ice Cream recipe.

Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Crazy Upbringing: A Review on Crazy Is My Super Power by AJ Mendez Brooks

AJ Mendez Brooks' current memoir, Crazy Is My Super Power, was a fascinating read. Despite growing up dirt poor with irresponsible and dysfunctional parents, Brooks turned her life around. I don't watch WWE or know anything about wrestling, but I found Brooks' determination, self-awareness, and scrappiness very refreshing and compelling. I loved how Brooks' dream was to be superhero, and she found a way to make that happen in her own way. Her writing is very real. She didn't sugarcoat anything nor did she shy away from all the embarrassing and ugly parts of her childhood. I would definitely recommend this book to my friends and especially to young girls and women.

Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.