Reviews & Downloads

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Something New: Product Reviews
Organic Produce
Antique Grease Saver
Tattler Reusable Lids
Mary Kay Body Gel
The 25 Best Gifts for Homesteaders

Share the Wealth: Blog Reviews
2010: Our year in review
Ann Voskamp: A Holy Experience
Mrs S: Plentiful Thoughts of Miscellany

A Quiet Sanctuary: Book Reviews
Smoke From This Altar by Louis L'Amour
A general list of cookbooks
His Word in My Heart by Janet Pope
Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
Journal for One Thousand Gifts
Serve the People by Jen Lin-Liu
Everyday Happy Herbivore by Lindsay S. Nixon
The Other Baby Book by Massaro and Katz
Homemade Soda: 200 Recipes
Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World by Romero
Slow Cooker: The Best Cookbook Ever by Diane Philips
Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon 

Around the Table: Interviews
A Student of Literature: Amanda

Free Section: Home-Drawn Downloads
Snowflake Verse Card
Wanna-Read Booklist
Master Plan for Today
Monthly Chore Chart

Popular Reading: The Money-Saving Series
Part One: Guiding Principles
Part Two: Ground Rules
Part Three: General Ideas
Part Four: Galvanized Action

Guest Posts
Look for our guest posts on these other blogs!

Alphabet Soup: featuring recipes and cooking articles from the staff at SFBR, many of the recipes are taken from a cookbook from our selection, and are accompanied by a cookbook review and would not be found otherwise on the internet.

Lighter-Than-Air Pound Cake: Chiffon Cake
Sweet & Easy Vegan: Pumpkin Spice Granola

The Critical Eye: life as a professional reviewer and writer, with advice, humor and tips for those who wield the pen.

Make a Molehill Out of a Mountain: Seven Tips for Reviewing More and Still Having a Life
The Seven Deadly Sins of Book Reviews: How to improve your book reviews and help audiences find their next favorite read

Further Reading: 
Reviewing with the San Francisco Book Review (also viewable at Tulsa Book Review)

Thrive Foods by Brendan Brazier
Cast Iron Skillet Big Flavors by Sharon Kramis and Julie Kramis Hearne
Light and Healthy 2012 by the Editors of America's Test Kitchen

Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book Bridal Edition
Culinary Reactions: The Everyday Chemistry of Cooking by Simon Quellen Field
Gluten-Free Vegan Comfort Food by Susan O'Brien
The Pasta Revolution by the Editors of America's Test Kitchen
Soup Cuisine by Anne-Catherine Bley
Crepes: 50 Savory and Sweet Recipes by Martha Holmberg

Sweet and Easy Vegan: Treats made with whole grains and natural sweeteners
i Love Cinnamon Rolls! by Judith Fertig
The Complete Cook's Country TV Show Cookbook by the editors of America's Test Kitchen
The America's Test Kitchen Quick Family Cookbook by the editors of America's Test Kitchen

The America's Test Kitchen DIY Cookbook by the editors of America's Test Kitchen
The Sweet Book of Candy Making: From the Simple to the Spectacular
Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust
Pure Vanilla: Irresistible Recipes and Essential Techniques

Best Food Writing 2012

Gardening and Craft
Vertical Vegetables and Fruit by Rhonda Massingham Hart
Improv Sewing: A Freeform Approach to Creative Techniques by Blum and Immergut
The New Sunset Western Gardener Book by the Editors of Sunset Magazine

The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener by Niki Jabbour
Cast On, Bind Off: 54 Step-by-step Methods: Find the perfect start and finish for every knitting project

Stencil Style 101 by Ed Roth
Born With a Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks and Hacks Pimped the Public Health by Martha Rosenberg


A Mary Blair Treasury of Golden Books
A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse by Frank Viva

Find a Cow Now! by Crummel and Stevens
Cowboy Christmas by Sanders and Manders

Cheer Up, Mouse! 
Six Little Chicks

Fiction and Sequential Art

Biography and Scholastic

The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother's Life by Jasmin Darznik
Unbecoming British: How America Became a Postcolonial Nation by Kariann Akemi Yokota
Wedding Cake for Breakfast: Essays on the Unforgettable First Year of Marriage by Kim Perel, ed.
Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital by Eric Manheimer
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