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Books on Sale: ICE CREAM, Bronze Horsemen, The Queen Takes a Train, and More

Book Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Cookbook

RECOMMENDED OMGFORREALS: Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream and Dessert Book is $2.99 digitally. Hubby and I own this in paperback, and it is one of our most treasured and most used cookbooks. In fact, he made ice cream with the dudes this weekend. Here. Have a look:

Close up of homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream. I am trying not to eat it for breakfast.

Mint chocolate chip! Homemade ice cream is really something – it's softer but has a lot more flavor, and it's so freaking good. We love this cookbook, and $3 is a terrific price for it. You do need an ice cream maker to make ice cream (obviously) but if you're curious about making ice cream, we adore this cookbook.

With little skill, surprisingly few ingredients, and even the most unsophisticated of ice-cream makers, you can make the scrumptious ice creams that have made Ben & Jerry's an American legend.
Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book tells fans the story behind the company and the two men who built it-from their first meeting in 7th-grade gym class (they were already the two widest kids on the field) to their “graduation” from a $5.00 ice-cream-making correspondence course to their first ice-cream shop in a renovated gas station.

But the best part comes next. Dastardly Mash, featuring nuts, raisins, and hunks of chocolate. The celebrated Heath Bar Crunch. New York Super Fudge Chunk. Oreo Mint. In addition to Ben & Jerry's 11 greatest hits, here are recipes for ice creams made with fresh fruit, with chocolate, with candies and cookies, and recipes for sorbets, sundaes, and baked goods.

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Book The Bronze Horseman

The Bronze Horseman is $1.99 at Amazon – but I'm hoping the price matching fairies will throw down on this one, because SO MANY READERS love this book. Amanda calls it, “One of the most beautiful books I've ever read.”

This is an emotionally intense historical romance set in Russia during WWII. Some readers lose their consonants when describing how much they love this book; others found the story too melodramatic. This is one where people love it or hate it, but those who love it can go on for hours about all the things they adored. Have you read this book?

The golden skies, the translucent twilight, the white nights, all hold the promise of youth, of love, of eternal renewal. The war has not yet touched this city of fallen grandeur, or the lives of two sisters, Tatiana and Dasha Metanova, who share a single room in a cramped apartment with their brother and parents. Their world is turned upside down when Hitler's armies attack Russia and begin their unstoppable blitz to Leningrad.

Yet there is light in the darkness. Tatiana meets Alexander, a brave young officer in the Red Army. Strong and self-confident, yet guarding a mysterious and troubled past, he is drawn to Tatiana—and she to him. Starvation, desperation, and fear soon grip their city during the terrible winter of the merciless German siege. Tatiana and Alexander's impossible love threatens to tear the Metanova family apart and expose the dangerous secret Alexander so carefully protects—a secret as devastating as the war itself—as the lovers are swept up in the brutal tides that will change the world and their lives forever.

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Book Mrs Queen Takes the Train

Mrs Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn is not a romance, but it is on sale for $1.99, and it has a 3.5 star average on GR and sounds really adorable. A fictional account of Queen Elizabeth deciding to take a walk from Buckingham Palace on her own, reviewers who liked it enjoyed the sly humor and the mix of silly and realism alongside the satire. Some readers compared it to an updated, more biting version of Roman Holiday.

After decades of service and years of watching her family's troubles splashed across the tabloids, Britain's Queen is beginning to feel her age. She needs some proper cheering up. An unexpected opportunity offers her relief: an impromptu visit to a place that holds happy memories—the former royal yacht, Britannia, now moored near Edinburgh.

Hidden beneath a skull-emblazoned hoodie, the limber Elizabeth (thank goodness for yoga) walks out of Buckingham Palace into the freedom of a rainy London day and heads for King's Cross to catch a train to Scotland. But a characterful cast of royal attendants has discovered her missing. In uneasy alliance a lady-in-waiting, a butler, an equerry, a girl from the stables, a dresser, and a clerk from the shop that supplies Her Majesty's cheese set out to find her and bring her back before her absence becomes a national scandal.

Mrs Queen Takes the Train is a clever novel, offering a fresh look at a woman who wonders if she, like Britannia herself, has, too, become a relic of the past. William Kuhn paints a charming yet biting portrait of British social, political, and generational rivalries—between upstairs and downstairs, the monarchy and the government, the old and the young. Comic and poignant, fast paced and clever, this delightful debut tweaks the pomp of the monarchy, going beneath its rigid formality to reveal the human heart of the woman at its center.

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Book Jeni's Ice Cream Cookbook

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home is $2.99 digitally. Yes, you need more ice cream cookbooks! Doesn't everyone? Summer is coming! Jeni's ice cream is a HUGE regional favorite in the Ohio area. They're very rich and unique in flavor combinations, and this cookbooks has many, many positive reviews.

James Beard Award Winner: Best Baking and Dessert Book of 2011!

At last, addictive flavors, and a breakthrough method for making creamy, scoopable ice cream at home, from the proprietor of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, whose artisanal scooperies in Ohio are nationally acclaimed.

Now, with her debut cookbook, Jeni Britton Bauer is on a mission to help foodies create perfect ice creams, yogurts, and sorbets—ones that are every bit as perfect as hers—in their own kitchens. Frustrated by icy and crumbly homemade ice cream, Bauer invested in a $50 ice cream maker and proceeded to test and retest recipes until she devised a formula to make creamy, sturdy, lickable ice cream at home.

Filled with irresistible color photographs, this delightful cookbook contains 100 of Jeni’s jaw-droppingly delicious signature recipes—from her Goat Cheese with Roasted Cherries to her Queen City Cayenne to her Bourbon with Toasted Buttered Pecans. Fans of easy-to-prepare desserts with star quality will scoop this book up.

How cool is that?  

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  1. 1
    Amy Raby says:

    I envy anyone who hasn’t read THE BRONZE HORSEMAN yet, because they’ve still got that experience ahead of them. Don’t be scared off by its length; the pages will fly by. I experienced every emotion while reading this book and its sequels, including, at times, getting very angry at the hero and heroine (while simultaneously loving them). While I was reading it, my emotions were so stirred up that it bled into my real life. People would ask what was up with me, and I would say, sorry, it’s just this book I’m reading.

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    TheoLibrarian says:

    Bronze Horseman has been discounted on Kobo!

    I had just sworn off buying books for the month of June but these are really difficult to resist.

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    Darlynne says:

    JENI’S SPLENDID ICE CREAMS AT HOME is outstanding. I won a copy from a food blog site and have used it so many times. The best part is that her recipes don’t use eggs; the ice cream is made from cream, milk, cream cheese, cornstarch (or tapioca flour) and whatever items make up the flavor. The vanilla recipe is my go to one, as well as her salted caramel. But it can’t be overstated: no leftover eggs whites! No need for 5-8 egg yolks! And so, so easy. The first time, at the end of everything, I realized I’d forgotten to add the milk. And still it turned out fabulously when I scrambled to correct that mistake. Go forth and make ice cream.

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    Kelly says:

    I love this sale! I already have the Jeni’s book, but it is fabulous for that price. My iBooks version has a video embedded of the author or showing how to make ice cream- so worth it for a first timer. I picked up the Ben and Jerry’s book as I’ve heard lots of good things about it.

    I also love two ice cream books paired with The Bronze Horseman, which is a fabulous novel, but you are really going to need the ice cream to get over the emotional trauma that book puts you through! Lots of good book noise from my end, but hard to hear through all the crying! (Seriously, hubby came home several times in the trilogy to tears streaming down my face and me just telling him, It’s SO GOOD but OMG! The hurt!)

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    CarrieS says:

    The Queen Takes a Train is absolutely charming.

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    Chris Z says:

    The amazon link for the Ben & Jerry’s book only includes the word

    Ben

    so it brings up all the books with

    Ben

    in the title!  :)

  7. 7
    Chris Z says:

    ha ha ha ha, I wondered what using the “quote” button did!  Now I know!  Look at all that awesome spacing in my previous comment.  Woo hoo!  I must be important.

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    Kelly S. says:

    The BN links for the ice cream books fail.  Jeni’s book is not $2.99 for the Nook, anymore. (11:45pm est)

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    E. Jamie says:

    I am SUCH a fangirl for The Bronze Horseman series that I just… can’t even. You wanna talk ugly cry? UGLY CRY! If you haven’t read it, you must. Seriously. I mean, right now. Go.

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    Blue says:

    I was recommended Mrs Queen Takes the Train after I read The Rosie Project and my library had it and I took a chance.  It was quite delighful and I very much enjoyed it.

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    You can make ice cream without an ice cream maker.  You just have to take the ice cream out of the freezer every hour and mash it about to stop ice crystals forming.

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    SB Sarah says:

    Sorry about the links – the “&” was messing up the code. Fixed now. Sorry about that.

    And oh, BN, why you have to raise the price on Jeni’s ice cream book?! Sadness.

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