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Sweet Love by Iman Osman (Book Review)

Sweet Love is a compilation of classic desserts handed down from one generation to the next. It is the way Iman’s family connect, sharing and making new memories. The intention behind this book is to revive bonding, love, appreciation, and connection throughout generations of families through the love of baking.

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“Sweet Love is a compilation of classic desserts handed down from one generation to the next. The intention behind this book is to revive bonding, love, appreciation, and connection throughout generations of families through the love of baking.” – Iman Osman

The author’s intent with Sweet Love is to bring her kids and her mother together over our shared love for food, for the timeless desserts that her grandmother has passed down to them. I couldn’t wait to see what seasonal and nonseasonal desserts Iman had shared. 

Iman Osman did not only offer recipes; they also shared tips. For starters, they instructed readers on what to use in place of ghee, how to properly cut and store a vanilla bean, and dividing a cake. As a fan of cooking and baking shows, I’ve seen bakers (professionally and home cooks) attempt to do the perfect split. I haven’t tried it myself, but I think it’s time to try it using Iman’s instructions. 

Iman Osman’s family recipes look divine. Oh, how I wish I could reach inside my laptop and pull out the beaters. I bet the chocolate ganache tasted delicious. 

My family loves raspberry jam, so I know they will be thrilled if they see me making fresh jam for them. With only three ingredients, the recipe will be easy on the wallet. Since I have never made fresh jam before, I appreciated all the “Tips and Tricks” and the storing information. 

The “Linzer Cookie” also looked yummy and activated my sweet tooth. I will have to try it this winter. Thank you, Iman, for the “How to assemble a Linzer Cookie.” You took the guesswork out of the process! 

There are numerous mouth-watering recipes in Sweet Love. Chocolatey, fruity, custards, pudding, biscuits, cheesecake, cookies, nutty—Iman has that and much more! 

This book contained recipes for desserts that I have tried before in my home and through travels. It also had desserts I’ve only seen on television and longed to try, such as “Granita” and “Kunafa.” With Iman’s how-to images, tips, and suggestions, I feel empowered to take them all on. My family will thank you; my waistline, not so much. 

Sweet Love is the perfect book for any time of year. So, grab your apron, and let’s serve something sweet for your family tonight! 

 

Heart Rating System:
1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score: ❤❤❤

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Natural Beauties: Homemade Wellness Tips from Head to Toe by Marita & Mimina Meza (Book Spotlight)

NATURAL BEAUTIES: Homemade Wellness Tips from head to Toe by Marita and Mimina Meza

As twin sisters with lifelong careers in the beauty industry, Marita and Mimina Meza learned many insider tips and tricks for taking care of themselves, using affordable, natural ingredients as beauty and wellness products. They have put them to the test, creating masks, creams, and scrubs. If the recipes didn’t make a real difference, they moved on to something else, always looking for the best methods of caring for their bodies and minds.

This book contains only the best beauty advice and recipes from their many years of modeling and pageants, and it’s all rooted in natural ingredients. Marita and Mimina believe nature provides everything you need for a beauty regiment that will keep you looking younger while staying healthy. Instead of searching for beauty products that don’t contain harmful chemicals, it’s easier and less expensive to make your own products at home. In this book, the twins will show you how, helping you to look and feel youthful and invigorated every day.

 
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Originally from Venezuela, Marita and Mimina Meza have had lifelong careers in the beauty industry. Along the way, they learned many insider tips and tricks for taking care of themselves and looking healthy using natural products. Marita and Mimina believe nature provides everything you need for a beauty regiment that will keep you looking younger while staying healthy. Instead of searching for beauty products that don’t contain harmful chemicals, they believe it’s easier and less expensive to make your own products at home. 

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