Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Recipes and Reviews

The Punching Bag Fights Back was created to talk about writing and the little injustices in the world of being a former teen geek turned glamour geek (if that makes any sense at all).  As things progressed I started doing more things like interviews and then eventually book reviews.  This got me thinking about how all of the little things I do on the blog are connected and I’ve finally figured out what it is!

Creativity = Happiness

Make sense?  Okay, for example, when you finish writing a book you feel great afterwards.  You let all your creative energy flow and you feel even better when someone reads it and loves it.  The same thing goes for writing a blog.  I know when I take a peek over at my latest posts and see that there are comments on it, I get all giddy and excited.  You like me, you really like me!

And now as I’ve become a mom, this weird domestic side of me has really kicked in and I’ve started to really enjoy baking.  Nothing gives me more pleasure than to create something and then have other people enjoy it.  Last week I made Gooey butter cookies and my husband gobbled them down talking about how great they were.  I brought those same cookies to my aunt’s house for father’s day and everyone kept telling me how amazing they were.  This gave me that same sense of fulfillment that I get when someone likes my writing or even when I read a really awesome book, recommend it to someone else and then they really love it.

So, that’s where this new idea came in.  Starting with my next review, all of the following reviews will  include recipes that tie in with the story.  I will bake some sort of delicious treat, take pictures with book and said treat, and post the review, picture of the treats, and recipe on the blog.  Just something a little different to go along with reviews and who doesn’t like to read and eat good food?

How do you spread your creativity?  Have any recipe suggestions to go along with books?


  1. I love this! Creativity fulfills us, and it can be as simple as planting a flower or complex as completing a novel. And I am waiting for the butter cookie recipe!

  2. Love the idea! I'm the kind of girl that has way too much creativity in me. I love to make my own food and crafts. In fact, I think I'm going to make a walnut pie today :-). I've become obsessed with this site called Pinterest where I've got so many yummy recipes and diy projects, and now you'll provide me with more recipes. Yay! All I can say is that I'm really glad I bought my treadmill. Ha!

  3. Hmmm. I suppose it depends on the book. Like Charlie and the Chocolate factory would need something chocolate-y, but that's obvious. Lauren Stefana's Wither? Maybe a wilted spinach salad?
    Good idea. And now I'm hungry...

  4. Hmm! Sounds yummy! My mouth is watering already!


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