Book Review ~ Deadly Associates


DEADLY ASSOCIATES: A True Story Of Murder, Survival, and Bringing Down the Chicago Mob

by Emma Seifert, Joe Seifert, and Nick Seifert with Matthias McCarn


Synopsis: Step into Chicago during the 1960s and ‘70s, where mobsters influence everyone from strip-club owners to Teamsters, aldermen, judges, and local police. It is a world where good men are corrupted by the irresistible lure of money and power, and families are shattered by lies, violence, and tragedy.

Danny Seifert, a street-smart and ambitious young man, follows his father’s example in his efforts to provide a good, comfortable life for his wife and children. Soon, however, his path leads him toward the dark heart of the Mob. His career choices eventually bring him to a point where he must choose between loyalty to the Mob and probable prison time, or coming clean to the FBI, testifying against Mob leaders and risking retaliation to himself and his family. He chooses the latter, which ultimately leads to his murder and decades of living in fear for his widow, Emma, and their children.

As they grow into men, Danny’s sons, Joe and Nick, take it upon themselves to find the man responsible for their father’s death and make him pay. In seeking retribution for Danny, will they also succumb to lives of crime, or will they follow the high road of law and justice all the way to the Family Secrets trial in 2007, one of the largest Mob trials in history?

Find out in Deadly Associates, a meticulously researched and poignantly personal story of one family’s life inside and outside the Chicago Mob.


My thoughts: This is a very good true crime book about the Siefert family of Chicago. Danny Siefert got involved with the mob to fund his business for part ownership, thinking that he could manage them. When he found that he couldn’t stop them from taking it over, he’s forced to choose testifying for the FBI against them. Just before trial, he is shot to death at his business. The story details what his wife and children went through in the aftermath of his murder.


Deadly Associates


Publisher: WildBlue Press – 262 pages

Publication Date: Nov 26th, 2021

My rating: 5/5 STARS


About the author: Matthias McCarn is a professional writing consultant and published author. He currently lives in Chicago, IL, holds a BA and MA in English from DePaul University, and is certified by The University of Chicago as an editor. When he’s not riding his Harley Davidson, he’s loading up on espresso and writing about true crime.


Book Review ~ Patriot Gangster

Patriot Gangster: Volume 1, Evolution of an Outlaw

by Jeff “Twitch” Burns


Synopsis: This ground-breaking trilogy tells the incredible story of Jeff “Twitch” Burns’ twenty-two years in the one percent outlaw motorcycle club culture, his rise to become one of the most influential outlaw motorcycle club members in American history, and his fight to defend the Constitution and protect the culture he loved from a corrupt element of law enforcement bent on eradicating the motorcycle club culture at any cost.

Patriot Gangster is the very first work of its kind to pull the curtain back, reveal all the secrets, and tell the truth about American outlaw motorcycle club culture. Patriot Gangster uses the story of the author’s time in the outlaw motorcycle club culture combined with his 25 years of covert operations and law enforcement experience to explain the realities of Outlaw Motorcycle Club culture, while at the same time conducting a well-evidenced analysis of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMG) investigations and the indictments used to define the culture, many of which he was a target of, and it exposes an undeniable and shocking pattern of corruption and criminality by the undercover agents and their contract sources of information that demands congressional oversight and reform. This explosive trilogy is riveting, it systematically destroys the accepted narrative about outlaw motorcycle clubs, and effectively uses the authors personal and professional experience, never before seen personal photos, as well as the corrupt undercover agents own words, to establish that the real criminal organizations are the Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMG) investigations and law enforcement that target the motorcycle clubs, and not the outlaw motorcycle clubs as we have been led to believe.

Patriot Gangster: Volume I, Evolution of an Outlaw; is the first book in the series and follows Twitch’s adventures from his entry into the outlaw motorcycle club culture through the birth of the American Motorcycle Profiling Movement, and the passing of the very first motorcycle profiling law in the United States.


My thoughts: I found this to be a very good read on the subject of outlaw motorcycle clubs by the author. He was involved in club culture for over 20 years, along with being a member of law enforcement. This put him in a unique position and gave him an inside view of things. He tells what its like being a prospect for a club, and how he earned his patch and became a member of his choice of clubs, the Outsiders. He was involved in getting the first two laws passed on motorcycle profiling by law enforcement in his state of Washington, the first of its kind. I’m looking forward to the next book in this trilogy. I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.


Patriot Gangster


Publisher: Mountain House Media, 2nd Edition – 525 pages

Publication date: Dec 7th, 2021

My rating: 5/5 STARS


About the author: Without exception, Jeff “Twitch” Burns is the most authoritative Subject Matter Expert on Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs (OMC’s) and Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMG) Investigations in the world.  When it comes to his life in the outlaw motorcycle club world, Jeff was mentored by notorious Hells Angels enforcer’s “Mouldy Marvin” Gilbert and Josh Binder.  Jeff spent over twenty-two years as a prominent member of the outlaw motorcycle club world, and was a well-known and respected one-percenter (1%er) in arguably one of the most influential outlaw motorcycle clubs in the U.S.   He helped unify the motorcycle club community on the national level and helped pass the first two laws addressing Motorcycle Profiling by law enforcement in the United States (Washington & Maryland).  Jeff produced the award-winning guerrilla documentary What It’s All About, which chronicles the unification of the Washington state motorcycle clubs and the birth of the American Motorcycle Profiling Movement, and in 2014, he was nominated for induction into the American Motorcycle Hall of Fame in two categories: Leadership and Motorcycle Rights.
   
Professionally, Jeff is nationally and internationally recognized as an elite counter-terrorism expert and covert operator.  He has over twenty-five years of international high-threat protective services and covert operations experience in both the government and private sectors, which includes ten years of law enforcement experience conducting complex undercover operations.  Jeff has completed over 8,500 hours of advanced level special operations and law enforcement training, he is board-certified in Dignitary and Executive Protection (CDEP), a board-Certified Master Anti-Terrorism Specialist (CMAS), U.S. Department of State Worldwide Protective Services 2 (WPS2) qualified and holds numerous advanced special operations and firearms instructor certifications.

Book Review – Bone Deep

Bone Deep: Untangling the Betsy Faria Murder

by Charles Henry Bosworth; Joel Schwartz


Synopsis: THE TRUE STORY BEHIND NBC’S MARQUEE MINI-SERIES “THE THING ABOUT PAM” STARRING RENEE ZELLWEGER AS PAM HUPP AND JOSH DUHAMEL AS JOEL SCHWARTZ, PREMIERING FEBRUARY 2022.

The explosive, first-ever insider’s account of the case that’s captivated millions – the murder of Betsy Faria and the wrongful conviction of her husband – told by Joel J. Schwartz, the defense attorney who fought for justice on behalf of Russel Faria, and New York Times bestselling author Charles Bosworth Jr.

Two days after Christmas, 2011, Russel Faria returned to his Troy, Missouri home to find his wife, Betsy, dead, a knife still lodged in her neck. She had been stabbed fifty-five times in a brutal murder that would set off a chain of events leading to one man’s wrongful conviction and imprisonment, another man’s death, the revelation of a diabolical scheme, and an astounding miscarriage of justice left unresolved for another ten years.

First responders concluded that Betsy was dead for hours when Russ discovered her. No blood was found implicating Russ, and surveillance video, receipts, and friends’ testimony all supported his alibi. Yet incredibly, police and the prosecuting attorney ignored the evidence. In their minds, Russ was guilty. But prominent defense attorney Joel J. Schwartz quickly recognized the real killer.

The motive was clear. Days before her murder, the terminally ill Betsy replaced her husband with her friend, Pamela Hupp, as her life insurance beneficiary. Still, despite the prosecution’s flimsy case and Hupp’s transparent lies, Russ was convicted—leaving Hupp free to kill again.

Bone Deep takes readers through the perfect storm of miscalculations and missteps that led to an innocent man’s conviction—and recounts Schwartz’s successful battle to have that conviction overturned. Written with Russ Faria’s cooperation, and filled with chilling new revelations and previously undisclosed evidence, this is the story of what can happen when police, prosecutor, judge, and jury all fail in their duty to protect the innocent—and let a killer get away with murder.


My thoughts: My, my, my! Such an evil story, yet true and fascinating. I hadn’t heard of this one prior to digging in, and it was such a good read. A man wrongly convicted of the murder of his already terminally ill wife Betsy. Russ Faria just couldn’t get a fair shake when it came to the investigation. A riveting book written by Faria’s defense attoryney Joel J. Schwartz. I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.


Bone Deep


Publisher: Citadel Press – 320 pages

Publication Date: Feb 22nd, 2022

My rating: 5/5 STARS


About the author:

Charles Bosworth is a New York Times and Amazon bestselling author of six true-crime books, with millions of books in print, as ebooks, and audiobooks. He developed an expertise in writing about crime and the courts in twenty-seven years as a daily newspaper reporter, including twenty years with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He also has reported for the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. He spent years in corporate communications with a number of global companies and a leading St. Louis law firm, and as a vice president for one of the world’s leading PR and communications agencies. He lives in Southwestern Illinois in the metro St. Louis area.
 
Joel J. Schwartz has spent thirty years exclusively as a criminal defense lawyer in the St. Louis region as a principal in Rosenblum, Schwartz & Fry, one of the area’s leading law firms. He has handled nearly every type of criminal case in state and federal circuit courts and appellate courts in Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, and Iowa, and has represented clients in California, Colorado, Texas, Arizona and Nebraska.  His recognized expertise in criminal law also has led to serving as a lecturer at legal educational institutions and a legal commentator for a number of news organizations. He earned his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. He has been consistently selected to the annual Super Lawyers list throughout his career, is a member of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers for the American Trial Lawyers Association, and is a lifetime member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has appeared on Dateline NBC, 60 Minutes, CBS Morning NewsCNN, Fox News and countless local television news affiliates.


Book Review – Ruse

Ruse: Lying the American Dream from Hollywood to Wall Street

by Robert Kerbeck


Synopsis: B-list actor, A-list corporate spy

In the world of high finance, multibillion-dollar Wall Street banks greedily guard their secrets. Enter Robert Kerbeck, a working actor who made his real money lying on the phone, charming people into revealing their employers’ most valuable information. In this exhilarating memoir that will appeal to fans of The Wolf of Wall Street and Catch Me If You Can, unsuspecting receptionists, assistants, and bigshot executives all fall victim to “the Ruse.”

After college, Kerbeck rushed to New York to try to make it as an actor. But to support himself, he’d need a survival job, and before he knew it, while his pals were waiting tables, he began his apprenticeship as a corporate spy.
 
As his acting career started to take off, he found himself hobnobbing with Hollywood luminaries: drinking with Paul Newman, taking J.Lo to a Dodgers game, touring E.R. sets with George Clooney. He even worked with O.J. Simpson the week before he became America’s most notorious double murderer.
 
Before long, however, his once promising acting career slowed while the corporate espionage business took off. The ruse job was supposed to have been temporary, but Kerbeck became one of the world’s best practitioners of this deceptive—and illegal—trade. His income jumped from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars a year.
 
Until the inevitable crash…
 
Kerbeck shares the lies he told, the celebrities he screwed (and those who screwed him), the cons he ran, and the money he made—and lost—along the way.


My thoughts: I found this book fascinating. It was stranger than fiction with the surprises it revealed. A biography of how the author got seduced into the world of lying to get inside information, for profit. As well as how it takes over his entire life at one point. Advance electronic review copy was provided by NetGalley, author Robert Kerbeck, and the publisher.


RU$E

Publisher: Steerforth Press – 288 pages

Publication Date: Feb 1st, 2022

My rating: 5/5 STARS

About the author: Robert Kerbeck is the founder of the Malibu Writers Circle and a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. His first person account of the Woolsey Fire was read by over a million people as an Op-Ed for the Los Angeles Times. Based on that essay, his debut book, Malibu Burning: The Real Story Behind LA’s Most Devastating Wildfire, won the 2020 IPPY Award as the Silver Medalist in Creative Nonfiction, the Readers’ Favorite Award as the Silver Medalist in Nonfiction Drama and the Best of LA award. Malibu Burning was also a Finalist for Foreword Book of the Year and the National Indie Excellence Awards.

Robert’s essays and short stories have been featured in numerous magazines and literary journals, including Narratively, Cimarron Review, Los Angeles Magazine, Shondaland, and The Normal School. One of his stories was adapted into the award-winning film, Reconnected, which has appeared at film festivals worldwide. A lifetime member of The Actors Studio, Robert has worked extensively in theater, film, and television, appearing in lead roles in major shows and earning several awards. His forthcoming memoir, RU$E: Lying the American Dream from Hollywood to Wall Street (Steerforth Press, Spring 2022), is a thrilling look into his career as a secret corporate spy. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Robert resides in Malibu. Learn more about him and his work at RobertKerbeck.com.

http://www.robertkerbeck.com

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Book Review ~ Shadow Man

Shadow Man: An Elusive Psycho Killer and the Birth of FBI Profiling

by Ron Franscell


Synopsis:
The pulse-pounding account of the first time in history that the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit created a psychological profile to catch a serial killer

On June 25, 1973, a seven-year-old girl went missing from the Montana campground where her family was vacationing. Somebody had slit open the back of their tent and snatched her from under their noses. None of them saw or heard anything. Susie Jaeger had vanished into thin air, plucked by a shadow.

The largest manhunt in Montana’s history ensued, led by the FBI. As days stretched into weeks, and weeks into months, Special Agent Pete Dunbar attended a workshop at FBI Headquarters in Quantico, Virginia, led by two agents who had hatched a radical new idea: What if criminals left a psychological trail that would lead us to them? Patrick Mullany, a trained psychologist, and Howard Teten, a veteran criminologist, had created the Behavioral Science Unit to explore this new “voodoo” they called “criminal profiling.”

At Dunbar’s request, Mullany and Teten built the FBI’s first profile of an unknown subject: the UnSub who had snatched Susie Jaeger and, a few months later, a nineteen-year-old waitress. When a suspect was finally arrested, the profile fit him to a T..


My thoughts: This is another good true crime book by the author, this time about a twisted killer in Montana who triggered the very first criminal profile by the FBI. His crimes were particularly repulsive. When Special Agent Dunbar learns about the newest thing out of the Behavioral Science Unit, he asks them to use it to profile the person behind the crimes in Montana. This serial killer would be the first to be actively investigated using this method. Although Dunbar had some reservations, it worked so well, that criminal profiling became used much more in the future. Advance electronic review copy was provided by NetGalley, author Ron Franscell, and the publisher.


Shadow Man


Publisher: Berkley – 304 pages

Publication Date: Mar 1st, 2022

My rating: 5/5 STARS


About the author: Ron has written 18 books. His writing has been compared to Truman Capote, Charles Frazier and Robert Olen Butler—diverse, poetic, evocative and muscular.

He burst onto the crime scene with THE DARKEST NIGHT (also titled FALL in a 2007 hardcover), which continues to be a bestselling true crime. This intensely personal nonfiction about a monstrous crime that touched his life as a child has been hailed by authors such as Ann Rule and Vincent Bugliosi, as well as critics, as a direct literary descendant of Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood.”





Book Review ~ Bodies of Evidence


Bodies of Evidence: How Forensic Science Solves Crime

by Brian Innes & Lucy Doncaster


Synopsis: Bodies of Evidence is packed with intriguing case histories involving an astonishing variety of forensic evidence.

Criminal investigators have learned how to interpret vital testimony that is written in the language of fingerprints and flakes of skin, gradients of teeth and bone, splashes of blood, flecks of paint, traces of chemicals, a splinter of glass, or a uniquely striated bullet. Bodies of Evidence includes various cases from around the world, including O.J. Simpson, Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, “The Mad Bomber”George Metesky, Tommie Lee Andrews, “The Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez, Jack Unterweger, Lee Harvey Oswald, “The Boston Strangler” Albert DeSalvo, Jeffrey MacDonald, the Lockerbie bombing, “The Unabomber” Theodore Kaczynski, and many more. The book also chronicles and evaluates the role of those who have made the most significant contributions in the varied fields of toxicology, serology, fingerprinting, facial reconstruction, forensic ballistics, psychological profiling, and DNA fingerprinting. The text is illustrated throughout with 200 photographs, some of which have rarely been seen before.


My thoughts: I liked the different people this book talked about that I hadn’t read about before. Much of the forensics history and information I was fairly familiar with. The rest of it was interesting and informative. The stories about the killers were good, including the better known ones. Lots of phots included in this book, some a bit graphic. I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.


Bodies of Evidence


Publisher: Amber Books – 256 pages

Publication Date: Nov 16th, 2021

My rating: 4/5 STARS


About the author: Brian Innes trained as a scientist and worked as a biochemical researcher before turning to writing. He published a large number of articles and books on forensic science. He died in 2014.

Lucy Doncaster is the editor and author of numerous history and popular science books, with topics ranging from the greatest mysteries of the unexplained, Churchill’s army, and the history of the world to DNA, big data, and deep space.


Book Review ~ Blood in the Water


Blood in the Water: A True Story of Small-Town Revenge

by Silver Donald Cameron


Synopsis:

A masterfully told true story, perfect for fans of Say Nothing and Furious Hours: a brutal murder in a small Nova Scotia fishing community raises urgent questions of right and wrong, and even the very nature of good and evil.


In his riveting and meticulously reported final book, Silver Donald Cameron offers a stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing and its devastating repercussions.
 
Cameron’s searing, utterly gripping story about one small community raises a disturbing question: Are there times when taking the law into your own hands is not only understandable but the responsible thing to do?
 
In June 2013, three upstanding citizens of a small town on Cape Breton Island murdered their neighbor, Phillip Boudreau, at sea.
 
While out checking their lobster traps, two Landry cousins and skipper Dwayne Samson saw Boudreau in his boat, the Midnight Slider, about to vandalize their lobster traps. Like so many times before, the small-time criminal was about to cost them thousands of dollars out of their seasonal livelihood.
 
Boudreau seemed invincible, a miscreant who would plague the village forever. Meanwhile the police and local officials were frustrated, cowed, and hobbled by shrinking budgets.
 
One of the men took out a rifle and fired four shots at Boudreau and his boat.
 
Was the Boudreau killing cold blooded murder, a direct reaction to credible threats, or the tragic result of local officials failing to protect the community? As many local people have said, if those fellows hadn’t killed him, someone else would have.


My thoughts: This is an in-depth look at a Canadian true crime story about a thief, Phillip Boudreau, who had been tormenting people on Cape Breton Island for decades. When he wasn’t in jail, he liked to steal lobster, lobster traps, or just cut the lines to the traps if he felt like someone had been talking to authorities about him. He also liked to threaten to burn their homes down frequently, and steal anything he could find in and around their homes. Strangely enough, he was also known for his acts of generosity to people in need, and there were many who liked him as well. It all came to a head when he was caught stealing lobsters and cutting trap lines, but stayed ahead of the fishing boat they belonged to and taunted them, laughing. A good non-fiction book about culture and crime on the island. Advance electronic review copy was provided by NetGalley, author Silver Donald Cameron, and the publisher.


Blood in the Water


Publisher: Steerforth Press – 256 pages

Publication date: Nov 2nd, 2021

My rating: 5/5 STARS



About the author: Silver Donald Cameron CM ONS (June 21, 1937 – June 1, 2020) was a Canadian journalist, author, playwright, and university teacher whose writing focused on social justice, nature, and the environment. His 15 books of non-fiction dealt with everything from history and politics to education and community development. An avid sailor, Cameron wrote several books about ships and the sea. He was the author of a young adult novel and a thriller, both set in Nova Scotia where he lived for more than 40 years. Two of his books, The Education of Everett Richardson (1977 and 2019) and The Living Beach (1998), are included in Atlantic Canada’s 100 Greatest Books.


Book Review – A New Take on Cake


A New Take on Cake: 175 Beautiful, Doable Cake Mix Recipes for Bundts, Layers, Slabs, Loaves, Cookies, and More!

by Anne Byrn


Synopsis:

The bestselling author of The Cake Mix Doctor updates her beloved approach to creating show-stopping desserts, with 50 modernized classic recipes and 150 brand-new recipes, featuring simple variations for different diets and using today’s most popular flavors.

When Anne Byrn’s The Cake Mix Doctor first appeared two decades ago, it amassed a cult following by delivering exactly what people wanted and needed: a shortcut for delicious and beautiful cakes that appeared to be from scratch that wouldn’t take all the time they didn’t have in their busy days. Since then, our lives have only gotten more frantic, and our palates have only gotten more discerning. Now Anne presents A New Take on Cake, which allows you to take just a little time and only a few ingredients to turn a mix into a masterpiece.

Inspired by the shifting landscape of the baking aisle, Anne has updated the way she bakes using not only natural cake mixes but also more olive oil instead of butter to create healthier cakes and cakes with more volume and better texture. Influenced, too, by modern flavor profiles like tahini and blood orange while staying true to the always-loved classics like chocolate and coffee, the recipes here are sure to please adventurous eaters as well as the traditionalists. With variations between simple sheet and loaf cakes, big cake projects, and decadent layer cakes, tortes, and more, even vegan and gluten-free options, these cakes are perfect for today’s busy home baker.


My thoughts: Such a sweet cookbook, filled with all kinds of baked things to make by doctoring up cake mixes to come up with something much better. I saw quite a few that I want to try for family birthdays, holidays etc. There is also a lot of information on how-to’s, like changing baking times for different types & sizes of pans, and various substitutions. It’s just filled with a lot of neat ideas and information. I especially liked the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cake. Advance electronic review copy was provided by NetGalley, author Anne Byrn, and the publisher.


A New Take on Cake


Publisher: Clarkson Potter – 384 pages

Publication: Nov 9th, 2021

My rating: 5/5 STARS


About the author: Anne Byrn is the bestselling author of American Cookie, American Cake, The Cake Mix Doctor, and the Dinner Doctor cookbook series. Formerly a food editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and a graduate of the La Varenne École de Cuisine in Paris, Byrn lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee. 


Book Review ~ Dog Lover’s Trivia

Dog Lover’s Trivia: Weird and Wacky Facts about Our Canine Friends

by Mike Darton


Synopsis:

Dog Lover’s Trivia is an irresistible potpourri of canine facts, embracing the essential, the trivial, the intriguing, and the extraordinary.

Schott’s Original Miscellany was a publishing phenomenon. It sired a host of sequels and parodies. But no matter how patiently and for how many years they begged, the potential canine readership was continually left to pine. Until now.

Dog Lover’s Trivia is how the original would have appeared had its creator been an obsessive dog owner. Or, indeed, a very literate dog. It parodies the randomness of entry and stylishness of design of the original, but is created entirely for dogs and their doting owners and admirers. The result is a fascinating collection of dog-related facts, including gems such as:

  • Dog epigraphs
  • The origins of dog names
  • An international guide to the word “dog”
  • The oldest dog
  • Weights and breeds
  • Crufts winners
  • Aesop’s fabled dogs
  • Most popular breeds
  • Dog bite statistics
  • Lassie
  • And dogs on the Titanic

The perfect coffee table book to paw through at random or the latest addition to the satire section of your home library, Dog Lover’s Trivia is, in short, the perfect companion for your perfect companion.


My thoughts: I just love this dog lover’s trivia book. It has so many different types of dog facts that I was very impressed with it. It kept me entertained for a long while, enjoying all of the things I’d never seen or known about before. Being a total dog lover, it was the perfect thing for me to dive into. Very informative, but I don’t think I’ll be able to memorize it all if I ever get into a match of trivia on dogs one day. Besides, some of the information is out of date by many years. It could use a good updating. Advance electronic review copy was provided by NetGalley, author Mike Darton, and the publisher.


Dog Lover’s Trivia


Publisher: Chartwell Books – 96 pages

Publication: Sep 28th, 2021

My rating: 3/5 STARS


About the author: Mike Darton is a writer and editor with a passion for words, a love of animals, and a fascination with animal-related words and phrases. His previous published titles include the collection of canine-inspired words and phrases Dog the Wag, and the dogcentric parody of Schott’s Original Miscellany, the inimitable A Dog-Lover’s Miscellany


Book Review ~ Betty Crocker Simply Delicious Diabetes Cookbook


Betty Crocker Simply Delicious Diabetes Cookbook: 160+ Nutritious Recipes for Foods You Love

by Betty Crocker


Synopsis:

160+ delicious, easy and surprisingly healthy recipes for managing diabetes

Managing diabetes doesn’t have to feel overwhelming or even like you’re depriving yourself. Betty Crocker Simply Delicious Diabetes Cookbook offers 162 easy, delicious recipes to help you enjoy a healthy meal plan, with a variety of flavorful foods that satisfy. Chapters span every meal and snack of the day: Flavor-Packed Basics, Scrumptious Breakfasts, Tasty Light Meals & Snacks, Colorful Salads & Veggies, Satisfying Dinners, and Sweet Treats & Refreshing Drinks (it’s possible!). Each of six features has tips to focus on one area to help you stay on track without feeling like you’re on a diet, covering topics like how to dine out at restaurants, how to deliciously add flavor to foods without unwanted fat or sodium, smart snacking choices, and more! You’ll find fast prep recipes for satisfying meals in minutes, as well as gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options, plus tips to help the recipes turn out successfully, no matter what your cooking experience. Enjoy the wide variety of these recipes for the foods you like to eat while sticking to a healthy meal plan.


My thoughts: This diabetic cookbook has a lot of good recipes for everything from meals to snacks and desserts to drinks. There are even sauces you can make. Filled with lots of tips on what to eat and avoid, and how to count carbs, etc. I have lots of good ideas from reading this. Advance electronic review copy was provided by NetGalley, author Betty Crocker, and the publisher.


Simply Delicious Diabetes Cookbook


Publisher: Betty Crocker -336 pages

Publication: Mar 8th, 2022

My rating: 4/5 STARS


About the author:

With more than 75 million cookbooks sold since 1950, Betty Crocker is the name readers trust for reliable recipes and great ideas. For 100 years, Betty Crocker has provided advice to millions of Americans through cookbooks, magazines and the internet.