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The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook

Thursday, Max and I took Jack to Baby Time at our local library. Jack loves interacting with other babies and children in general. After it was over, Max wanted to get a few books and we saw this and knew we MUST have it.

We took the book home and we didn’t really have time to look at it until yesterday morning. I took the boys for breakfast at Ruth’s Steakhouse and we took the book so we could look through it while we waited for our food. It was filled from cover to cover with recipes from the book that are both delicious and written well. Every recipe tells you where it is found in the Harry Potter series and the circumstances surrounding it. In addition, there are historical facts behind the food itself given for each recipe. These little blurbs of information are placed in a way that they don’t interfere with the recipes and they add to the pleasant tone of the book.

We came home after doing some grocery shopping and we decided to make Kreacher’s Creamy Onion Soup. It was AMAZING. Max loved it. The recipes are not always a quick fix. The cooking time of this recipe is about an hour, but that should never keep you from making something as wonderful as this soup was.

I bought the book this morning for $7.02 on Amazon and I’m keeping the library copy until I get it. Good job Dinah Bucholz. You are a true friend to Muggles and Wizards alike!

>My new favorite belt buckle!

I just got an awesome new belt buckle! I cannot wait to wear it. Those of you who know me personally understand that I am directionally challenged. Some of you might go with a GPS or carry maps with you. I kick it old school with my new Compass Rose Belt Buckle!

You might think the awesome stops there, BUT WAIT there’s more! For those moments when I am desperate trying to figure out if I am going the right way or not, there’s an actual compass that flips out. SWEET!

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