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Our First Book Review and Book Giveaway!

Welcome to our first book review and book giveaway! Trisha from was gracious to agree to review a copy of our cookbook and post the review on her blog page.  You can read the review at  Trisha is also offering a giveaway of one of our cookbooks and has listed the rules at the end of the book review.  Feel free to enter the giveaway if you would like a chance to win a copy that you can keep for yourself or give to someone else.  The giveaway will end on Friday, October 12th.  Otherwise, we would be glad to see you on our website checking out different aspects of the cookbook, such as the table of contents, sample recipes, testimonials, pictures of recipes we have made, etc.  You can also enjoy getting to know Trisha and her family on her blog page after reading the review and checking out the giveaway.

The Book Store is now open!

We are thankful for many things this week! We enjoyed time with my family early last week and now we are celebrating with Brody’s family. Brody’s parents have reached their 40th year of marriage! Congratulations to Mom and Dad! We are also thankful for my brother’s work in photographing our book and for Brody’s brother’s help with the set up of the website!

Even though we are in Montana, enjoying vast skies, wide open scenery, and beautiful views of God’s majestic creation, we can still drop by the Post Office and mail you your book! 🙂 We can now process credit cards and PayPal payments in our book store, so click on over and we’ll send off your book after processing your payment!

The Deadline Has Been Met!

Brody and I are so excited to have the book available for purchase now! In late May, we said to each other, “God willing, we can finish what we need to do so that the book will be ready for sale on July 1st!” We are thankful that God was willing! Now we can surprise my family with their copies when we see them this week… and we can hand deliver copies to Brody’s family when we see them later in July.

We trust that this project will encourage many who are struggling with various challenges, and we pray that weary caregivers will find hope in the spiritual encouragement included in the first part of A Recipe for Survival. The final portions of the book have over 50 recipes as well as an outline of the steps I regularly take to convert a “normal” recipe to a gluten-free and safe-for-Brody version, since besides gluten, he also cannot tolerate oats, corn, potatoes and onions. We expect that these principles for converting recipes can be applied to other special dietary needs so a caregiver who needs ideas for a diet different from Brody’s can follow the thought process and develop recipes that work for her loved one.

We chose a comb binding for the book since the book’s focus is to help a caregiver experiment in her kitchen. The comb binding allows the book to lie flat on the counter so the caregiver can make notes while she works, much as a chemist would in her laboratory. Even if a caregiver’s background does not involve science or engineering, I trust she can learn from the experimental methods I describe in A Recipe for Survival, and her household can enjoy the tasty recipes from these six categories: Breakfast, Snacks and Sides, Quick Breads, Main Dishes, Sauces and Dressings, and Desserts and Treats.

Good News and Bad News!

Just a quick note to say that the cookbooks are finishing up at the printers and we should have them for sale soon.  I am going to be on vacation from July 9th to July 17th, so will have limited access to e-mail and the blog page.  I will try to connect with those who wish to order a book as quickly as I can, but I can’t guarantee a quick response until I return from vacation.

As for the bad news, we are still working to get the website set up so that you can order the book and pay for it online.  We hope we will have this resolved soon and will let you know as soon as we have an answer for you.  In the meantime, you can contact us through the website and we can work with you to get the book to you and receive your payment  in a timely manner.

Thanks so much for your interest in our cookbook.  We trust and pray it will be an encouragement to you both physically and spiritually.