From time to time I receive books in the mail for review purposes. Lately I have had little time to read, but I got Hungry Girl in the mail a week or so ago and liked it so much that I have already purchased an additional copy to give as a gift. Not only does the book have some great recipes and “guilt-free eating” tips, but it is entertaining as well. Even the names of the recipes are fun: Ooey Gooey Chili Cheese Nachos, Dreamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge, Lord of the Onion Rings, 7-Layer Burrito Blitz, and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Sweet Potato Pie. In addition to the recipes there are lots of fun facts and tips. Chapters include Chop `Til Ya Drop, Junk Food Junkie, Manly Meals, Chocolate 911 and Fruity Call. If you like the Hungry-Girl website and email newsletter you will love the book. If you want it in time for Mother’s Day, you can pick it up at your favorite bookstore.
Some moms are into jewelry, but I am a fan of books, CDs and gift certificates for use online or for indulgences like manicures/pedicures. I also love to get flowers — the kind I can plant in the yard. I still have one Mother’s Day gift to buy so I’d love to hear some readers’ unique gift ideas.
Update: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton has a very positive review of the book Clintonisms – The Amusing, Confusing, and Suspect Musing of Billary. Read Terresa’s review which includes some funny excerpts from the book. Based on Terresa’s review, I am adding this book to my wish list.