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Robicelli's: A Love Story, with Cupcakes: With 50 Decidedly Grown-Up Recipes
Robicelli's: A Love Story, with Cupcakes: With 50 Decidedly Grown-Up Recipes
by Allison Robicelli
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 23.20
32 used & new from CDN$ 21.11

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars killer recipes, May 18 2014
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These recipes are killer. Some of the frosting recipes are more involved than the cupcake recipes, but believe me, well worth the effort. Do yourself a favour and try some of them. Also be creative and swap out frostings and toppings with different cupcakes. I had to do this because of limited ingredients I had in the house and the result was amazing. Not for the faint hearted, these recipes will give you cupcakes to die for, not cupcakes for the diet conscious.

Vintage Teatime (Women's Institute) (2012)
Vintage Teatime (Women's Institute) (2012)
by unknown
Edition: Hardcover
4 used & new from CDN$ 20.14

3.0 out of 5 stars beware measurements, May 18 2014
This is a good book. Has some basic recipes, although nothing outstanding. Be aware that this book is printed in the UK, so ingredient measurements are in oz and g, so if using it in the US or Canada, conversions will be needed. Not a problem for me as I have a scale, but others may want to be aware of this if they don't want to be bothered. Also some of the ingredients listed are listed in a dumb way - eg. 1 small tin sweetened condensed milk. Before using this recipe, I had to look up what the size of a small tin of sweetened condensed milk was in the UK. Also dumb listing it this way because tin sizes change over the years. Tins of sweetened condensed milk changed sizes in Canada several years ago so a listing by volume or weight is preferable, rather than "tin size".

Salton Food Dehydrator, White
Salton Food Dehydrator, White

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars works but plastic breaks, May 11 2014
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I opted for this cheaper model of deyhdrator to see if I could create my own dog treats. The dehydrater works great. It's relatively quiet - though every once in awhile the fan seems to get out of alignment and makes awful noises. It dries really quickly. However, almost immediately the trays started cracking. The manual says the trays are dishwasher safe, but I wouldn't take a chance. The trays cracked in numerous places and in some cases, big chunks of the grid on the bottom were starting to crack off. I took about 1-2 hours one day and glued them all back together so they are limping along, but I don't think they are going to have a long life. I will use this until the trays disintegrate and then will probably upgrade to a metal shelf one.

Swimways Spring Float SunSeat - Blue/Aqua
Swimways Spring Float SunSeat - Blue/Aqua
Offered by dealkings
Price: CDN$ 78.84

5.0 out of 5 stars use all the time, April 6 2014
I use this chair all the time, but I warn people against this price, which is outrageous. This is double what it should be.

PTX Vol. 1
PTX Vol. 1
Price: CDN$ 8.33
18 used & new from CDN$ 7.43

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Talented group, but .., Feb. 15 2014
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This review is from: PTX Vol. 1 (Audio CD)
I became a fan of this group when I watched Sing Off. Off all the groups I'd seen on that show, this one seemed to have the most potential. Where I was disappointed was in the song choice. My mistake was in not listening to sound clips before purchasing this CD. The music is borderline hip hop and pop-ish. I much preferred their Christmas album.

Fascinomas - Fascinating Medical Mysteries
Fascinomas - Fascinating Medical Mysteries
by M. D. Clifton K. Meador
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 12.08
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great quick read, Feb. 15 2014
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The stories from the book are interesting and in some cases, even fun. My only complaints are there were a lot of stories about self-injury, and there were a lot of stories from the same doctors. Yes, the doctors have to diagnose the self-injuries, but in my mind, these are borderline medical mysteries.The chapters are all short and easily read, making it a good book to pick up when you have a few moments to do some reading.

Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist
Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist
by William R. Maples
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 17.29
50 used & new from CDN$ 0.27

4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Book, but......, Feb. 15 2014
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If you're reading these reviews it's because you're interested in the topic of forensic anthropology. As that type of book, this one is fascinating. The author relates his experiences in the job, gives real case stories. Some cases were big news headlines. Others historical. And yet others, aftermath of war. As expected, some of the stories are gruesome. The author gives much technical detail and doesn't seem to have a lot of emotion for the victims. Not that it's surprising, given that someone in this profession would have to leave emotions at the door to stay sane.

However, I do agree with other reviews that state the author has an incredibly overactive ego. In almost every chapter, he lists his accomplishments with relation to the topic. The first chapter, relatively long, goes over his qualifications and accomplishments. Throughout, he infers that nothing in the subject would be accomplished without his participation. And the final chapter is completely about how the world will end because he's going to retire. The lab won't survive without him and there will be nobody to train the next generation of forensic anthropologists. If you have watched the TV show "Bones", you are aware of the ego of the main character. Well, multiply that ego by a few dozen times and you'll come close to this author's ego. Though Maples passed away a couple of years after this book was first published, the lab is still in operation and quite obviously, there are still forensic anthropologists around. Maybe there's a bit of irony in the title!

This book would have been much better if the ego had been left out and more stories told.

The Rosie's Bakery All-Butter, Cream-Filled, Sugar-Packed Baking Book: Over 300 Irresistibly Delicious Recipes
The Rosie's Bakery All-Butter, Cream-Filled, Sugar-Packed Baking Book: Over 300 Irresistibly Delicious Recipes
by Judy Rosenberg
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 15.12
45 used & new from CDN$ 2.13

5.0 out of 5 stars awesome book, Jan. 19 2014
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This is quickly becoming a "go to" book for recipes. The first recipe I tried was the ginger shortbread. Cookies were a HUGE hit at Christmas. Probably one of the best cookies I've had/made. I've tried a couple of other recipes and both were really good. No pictures, which is too bad, but the recipes work, so easy to give them a go. The banana cake recipe was ever so slightly fiddly, but was well worth the extra effort. You cannot go wrong with this book and it is money well spent in this day and age of online recipes (that usually don't work so well).

Melitta 500130 126gm 100-Percent Colombian Single Serve Coffee Cups, Brown
Melitta 500130 126gm 100-Percent Colombian Single Serve Coffee Cups, Brown
Price: CDN$ 8.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not a fan, Sept. 5 2013
The theory behind this style of coffee pod is good. Instead of a plastic K-cup, the pod is rounded on the bottom and the entire bottom of the pod is filter. More filter area should make for better coffee. Alas, the biggest problem with this design is that because the coffee does not just drip out of a hole in the bottom, it drips out of the entire pod. Which means that coffee is dribbling all through the pod holder areas of any of the keurig style machines, which means that coffee does not just come out of the hole into your mug, it comes out of every crack and orifice in the pod holder. if you use these pods, make sure you have a very wide mouthed mug and be prepared for some clean up.

Melitta 500140 132gm Costa Rican Single Serve Coffee Cups, Brown
Melitta 500140 132gm Costa Rican Single Serve Coffee Cups, Brown
Price: CDN$ 8.99

1.0 out of 5 stars not a fan, Sept. 5 2013
The theory behind this style of coffee pod is good. Instead of a plastic K-cup, the pod is rounded on the bottom and the entire bottom of the pod is filter. More filter area should make for better coffee. Alas, the biggest problem with this design is that because the coffee does not just drip out of a hole in the bottom, it drips out of the entire pod. Which means that coffee is dribbling all through the pod holder areas of any of the keurig style machines, which means that coffee does not just come out of the hole into your mug, it comes out of every crack and orifice in the pod holder. if you use these pods, make sure you have a very wide mouthed mug and be prepared for some clean up.

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