Friday, December 30, 2011


The Author of this post is Solomon Dejesus

Last week, when I was at work, I logged onto and scheduled an appointment to have the internet installed at our house. We have gone this long without the internet, but now our oldest is in high school. She frequently gets reports and assignments that she has to use the internet to research information. Teachers e-mail students and parents now. Recently, when we had a meeting with her counselor about colleges and applications, she told us that all of the application materials are on-line now. The kids have to apply, pay application fees, and submit essays through the internet. They can even apply to lots of different colleges from one website. It is so much different than it was when I was in school. When we applied to colleges you had to send everything in that you typed on a type writer. You sent an actual check and had to wait for weeks, checking the mail everyday, to see if you got into your school of choice of not. The internet is making things so much easier today.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Review: The Complete Guide to Healthy Cooking and Nutrition for College Students

The Complete Guide to Healthy Cooking and Nutrition for College Students: How Not to Gain 17 Pounds at College
By: J. Lucy Boyd, R.N., B.S.N.
PUBLISHED BY: Atlantic Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-60138-357-0
Pages: 336
Reviewed by Billy Burgess

Living on your own or going off to college can be a major challenge, especially with easy access to fast-food stops, potato chips, frozen pizza, soda, etc. With classes and a busy social life you may neglect yourself by eating the wrong foods. In The Complete Guide to Healthy Cooking and Nutrition for College Students you’ll learn the basic nutrition basics that you should eat every day, how to evaluate your new surrounds (Dorm Kitchen, College Cafeteria and Local Restaurants), and obtaining the correct basic supplies for your dorm/apartment kitchen (microwave oven, George Forman Grill, Crock-Pot slow cooker, Blender, Mixer, utensils, cookware, spices, cups, bowls, plates, etc.).

Chapter 6 takes you through the basic cooking terms of the instruments/appliances you use to cook with, along with a few simple dishes, like bacon, eggs, toast, etc. You’ll also learn about freezing and storing foods. There are four separate chapters for each year in college (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior) giving simple but tasty recipes, like Grilled Cheese English Muffin, Crock-Pot Roast, Tacos, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, and many other great recipes.

The Complete Guide to Healthy Cooking and Nutrition for College Students is an interesting book for college students, giving great nutrition facts, recipes, tips on exercising, and to help you not to gain 17 pounds at college. The book can be a great gift for a college student or a soon-to-be college student.

*I would like to thank Atlantic Publishing for sending me a copy to review.