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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Bookazine Review - Easy & Delish - Comfort Foods

I recently received a copy of Easy & Delish: Comfort Foods, a special “bookazine” based on its successful food Web site Delish.com, which launched in September 2008 in partnership with MSN and quickly became a top 10 food destination online, according to ComScore. If you missed my previous review of Delish.com's Light & Delish: 400 Calories or Less, you can check it out here.
I have to say, I love these bookazine's that Hearst Magazines are putting out. It's like a magazine, but on heavier stock paper and the color photographs are mouth-watering.

Here are the sections in this issue:
Super Slow Cooking, page 18
Speedy Skillets, page 30
Casserole Classics, page 50
Roasting Favorites, page 70
Delightful Desserts, page 84
Brunch Time, page 104
see page 117 for an Index of Recipes including Calorie Counts, Nutritional Information and cooking times for each recipe featured.
Easy & Delish: Comfort Food bookazine released on October 12th, and will be available on newstands through Jan. 10th. Want a preview of what Delish.com considers comfort food? Check out these 48 Comfort Food Recipes. This is another great go-to collection of recipes perfect. It would make a great stocking stuffer for anyone interested in comfort foods that are lower in fat and calories than the versions you may be used to.

Lola's Diner Disclaimer: I was given this "bookazine" to review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

Lola's Diner ©2008-2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Review - CSN Online Stores

Last month I placed an order from CSN Stores.com for a new vacuum cleaner. I ordered the Eureka Mighty Mite Canister Vacuum.
Shortly after placing my order I was notified that my shipping was upgraded at no extra charge. I literally got my vacuum in 3 days! Awesome customer service! The item arrived in perfect condition.

I've been needing a vacuum for the upstairs because I can't lug the upright vacuum to the 2nd floor. This is a great lightweight vacuum. Still 12 amps of power, even though it's so small and lightweight. Perfect to use on the stairs or for general use.

Lola's Diner Disclaimer: I was given a gift certificate to use toward the purchase of any product. I used the gift certificate to put towards the purchase of the Eureka Mighty Mite Canister Vacuum. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

Lola's Diner ©2008-2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Book Review - Ripley's Believe It Or Not - Enter If You Dare

Awhile ago I received a copy of Ripley's Believe It Or Not - Enter If You Dare. My son loves all of the Ripley's books and I think it's safe to say I can credit these books with his love of reading. If you've got a child who isn't to keen on reading for fun, one of the Ripley's books would be perfect to spark their interest.
Each fantastic annual in the Ripley's Believe it or Not! range contains completely new material. Every book is full of bizarre facts, incredible photographs, crazy stories, revealing interviews, and fun features - every one guaranteed to amaze. Enter If You Dare also features a life-size fold-out of 23" tall Jyoti Amge of India and a study of vampire hunting kits.
Synopsis from Barnes & Noble.com:

For the legions of dedicated Ripley’s fans, and anyone else on the planet who loves unbelievable facts and jaw-dropping images, the latest annual in our bestselling series is a feast of delights. Be amazed at a pink dolphin, the student no bigger than her school bag, an island of lost dolls, and sword swallowing feats past and present.

A compendium of incredible and bizarre facts, stories, interviews and features, presented in a stunning new design, this book also offers access to our fully-integrated website featuring astounding video clips. Icons throughout the book direct the reader to the clips on the website, where they can see some of our subjects in action.

There are intriguing interviews with some of the astounding individuals who are featured in the book spotlight their achievements and reveal more about what motivates them.

A dramatic eight-page gatefold section presents some extraordinary true tales about vampires, and how these fiends have been dispensed with in the past. Two additional 4-page pullouts feature life-size images that will astound you.

Informative “Ripley’s Research” boxes give the scientific explanation behind some of the most incredible tales in the book, such as the girl who is a fraction of the size of her school friends.

“Ripley’s Reveal” spreads give an insight into the world of some of the Ripley performers—past and present—that feature in the book.

Gallery spreads contain multiple images focusing on particular subjects such as Ripley’s waxwork heads, Mona Lisa replicas made from replica materials.

Additional black and white Ripley archive photographs feature throughout the book, and miscellaneous lists are also scattered throughout.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not - Enter If You Dare is available at Amazon.com, Borders.com, Barnes & Noble.com and your local bookseller.

Lola's Diner Disclaimer: I was given this book to review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

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