A Tomato Grows in Brooklyn is Finger-Lickin’ Good

A Tomato Grows in Brooklyn is Finger-Lickin’ Good

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Did you know how people used to heat up leftover pasta before microwaves? I discovered a fun and scrumptious way of making the blink-and-it's-over dish on the table. All thanks to the renowned chef, David Ruggerio, and his latest cookbook, A Tomato Grows in Brooklyn.  I'm talking about Frittata' e Maccarune, the delicious mystery dish I'm digging these days. You have to "Fry" pasta in a black skillet till the bottom is crispy, or your self-control runs out. Either way, it's going to blow your mind. About A Tomato Grows in Brooklyn  Well-known celebrity chef and award-winning author David Ruggerio takes you to the place that's close to his heart. David invites you to the Brooklyn he knows and introduces you to the cuisine he grew up loving. The Italian American cuisine he shares…
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Laurel Anne Hill’s Plague of Flies: Revolt of the Spirits, 1846 Is Here

Entertainment
If you haven’t heard, Laurel Anne Hill’s new book Plague of Flies: Revolt of the Spirits, 1846 is finally here! Many readers who read her previous book back in 2017, The Engine Woman's Light which won over thirteen honors and awards have since been itching to get their hands on another adventure from Laurel Anne Hill. In The Engine Woman's Light, we met fifteen year old Juanita who had a mystical vision and set out to sabotage the railroad that took innocent victims to a murderous asylum. Plague of Flies: Revolt of the Spirits, 1846 takes a turn as we adventure with a new protagonist, Catalina Delgado, the heroine of this historical fantasy that takes place in Alta, California. Life as Catalina Delgado Knows It Is about to Make a…
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Taking the Unbeaten Path

Taking the Unbeaten Path

Arts, Entertainment, Travel
A continuation of the Babe in the Woods series Are you a fan of nature, art and self-discovery? In Babe in the Woods: Self Portrait, Yvonne Wakefield tells the story of how and why she lived in a log cabin as a young adult. After the unfortunate death of her parents, Wakefield uses what little money she has left to her name to purchase land and build a log cabin on her own. If you are coming from her first book, Babe in the Woods: Building a Life One Log at a Time, this story will be a satisfying continuation of Wakefield’s journey of self-discovery following the log cabin building project.  Caught between preparing the essentials of water and heat, and fighting off rogue bears outside her window, Wakefield finds…
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Come For The Mystery, Stay for the Drama

Come For The Mystery, Stay for the Drama

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Joe Turner may eat from paper plates and keep his living room table perpetually messy but in the court room, he always delivers a clean, organized argument. In Good Lookin’: a Joe Turner Mystery by T. L. Bequette, Turner represents Darnell Moore who is accused of murdering Cashtown gang member Cleveland Barlow on March 22, 2021. After spotting Moore’s car on video at the scene of the crime, the police take him in for questioning. As Turner meets him for the first time and learns of all the mistakes he made, he realizes just how tough this case will be. With a growing mountain of evidence against him, it seems as if Moore enters the trial with his fate sealed. Having never lost an innocent client to life in prison,…
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A Gift of Poetry by Debbie Monteggia – Win Major Brownie Points with this Gift Idea

A Gift of Poetry by Debbie Monteggia – Win Major Brownie Points with this Gift Idea

Arts, Culture, Mom Life
A friend who makes thoughtful considerations when sending something, planning dinners, making movie or book recommendations because they've known you for a long time. But what if a book or poem you just read throws you for a loop? You read it and wonder how does this author know me so well. That's exactly how I felt when I started reading "Tears of Change" by Debbie Monteggia last week. The book contains numerous poems, reflections, and quotes that make you think of how you'd like to lead life. Not only do the poems make you introspect your thoughts, but they also reunite you with the dreams you let get away from you. And just like that, Debbie's poetry beautifully translates your tangled emotions into simple words. Words that you can't…
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Don’t Just Survive, Thrive in the Remote Workplace

Don’t Just Survive, Thrive in the Remote Workplace

Home Business
Through his job placement service DistantJob, Sharon Koifman has consistently advocated for remote work. He's been a believer in remote employees for 20 years, claiming that they produce more because they are happier and healthier. Surviving Remote Work: How to Thrive as a Leader and Entrepreneur in the Remote Age, his business book, provides evidence that this is the case. Koifman supports leaders who need to undertake what may appear to be a significant and costly shift in their business processes and culture.  The author speaks to both bosses and employees preparing to embark on the crazy journey we call "working from home" during 2020's summer lockdown. That wasn't his intention at all. He intended to write a book about how to construct distributed teams and embrace remote management, then discovered:  What the pandemic has given us is…
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