Book Review: “Gods of Jade and Shadow” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

If you remember, one of my top books from 2020 was Mexican Gothic, which was written by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. I came across Gods of Jade & Shadow during a Book Riot daily deal for Kindle and decided to give it a shot, because I liked Garcia's writing. I find it very interesting that the author … Continue reading Book Review: “Gods of Jade and Shadow” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

First Impression Friday: “Opium & Absinthe” by Lydia Kang

After seeing Opium and Absinthe on several Top Ten Tuesday: Mardi Gras Colors posts, I realized I'd chosen it as a Kindle First book at some point last year but had never bothered to read it, so I found it again on GoodReads and decided that a snowy day in February was the best time … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Opium & Absinthe” by Lydia Kang

Recipe Review: Best Chocolate Cupcakes from Handle the Heat

I went to visit my friend for her birthday back in March, and decided I wanted to take her something fancy (since we hadn't seen each other since my wedding in November), and I didn't want to make a cake (I'm not great at cake), but figured that cupcakes would be amazing since they're smaller, … Continue reading Recipe Review: Best Chocolate Cupcakes from Handle the Heat

Book Review: “Moriarty” by Anthony Horowitz

I don't know what to feel about this book. Caution, this review will contain spoilers. Was it bad? Not necessarily. But it wasn't exactly good, either. It was one of those books that you read once and put it aside, where it sits, gathering dust, for years on end. In fact, on my next cleanout … Continue reading Book Review: “Moriarty” by Anthony Horowitz

First Impression Friday: “Gods of Jade & Shadow” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

If you remember, I received Mexican Gothic as one of my Fantastic Stranglings book club books last year, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The story was chilling without being overtly horrifying, and it was easy to read, even if I knew nothing of the area it took place in. A few days ago, I came … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Gods of Jade & Shadow” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Recipe Review: Holiday Tortellini Soup from Taste of Home

Yes, we're back in the giant Taste of Home cookbook this week to talk about another favorite of ours: Holiday Tortellini Soup. I think this is the one that we've made the most changes to: by not adding in one of the major listed ingredients. What We Changed: I've never liked sausage-like meats in my … Continue reading Recipe Review: Holiday Tortellini Soup from Taste of Home

Book Review: “The Night Country” by Melissa Albert

We'll start this review off with what I said about it during my First Impression Friday post: I don't think this book needs to exist. Put down your pitchforks and listen - it is a good book. I'll get to that in a minute. But I don't think this book needed to exist. I think … Continue reading Book Review: “The Night Country” by Melissa Albert

First Impression Friday: “Moriarty” by Anthony Horowitz

I'm fresh off of reading Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo, both of which I forgot to write a First Impression Friday post for, so I don't think I'm going to review them, either. I decided I didn't quite want to leave the Victorian-esque world of Ketterdam just yet, so I substituted … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Moriarty” by Anthony Horowitz

Recipe Review: Coconut Chickpea Curry from Yup It’s Vegan

Welcome back to our third foray into making homemade curry (previous recipes being Butter Chicken and Chicken Methi), and I think we've finally gotten this thing down. This week's recipe was given to us by a guy from India in one of the Discord servers my husband is in, after he posted a picture of … Continue reading Recipe Review: Coconut Chickpea Curry from Yup It’s Vegan