Two Reasons to Love Your Nook

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By Elizabeth Taliaferro

Top Two Reasons I Love My Nook.

It’s no secret around my office or at home that my vision is less than great. Of course, I have high-powered prescription glasses and “readers” at my desk, in my car, on my nightstand, on the coffee table, and virtually everywhere within 12 inches of something I might want to peruse up close. But even still, reading can be a real strain sometimes. So when I found out that the copy on Nook Tablets can be increased in size, I bought one. Of course, the skeptic in me saved the receipt in case it didn’t deliver. But the fact is, the first time I ramped up the type size and began to read, I knew I had made a wise purchase.

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Here’s the second reason I love it. You can now get a subscription to view Cooking with Paula Deen Magazine right on your Nook.* All the beautiful food pictures, great recipes, and foodie talk, right before your eyes with the tap of an icon. And it’s easy to get a subscription. Go to cookingwithpauladeen.com, and click on the “digital version” link in the top right corner of the site to find out more.
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During my skeptical, pre-Nook days, I thought I’d be a bit melancholy about not being able to hold a book and flip real-life pages. But friends, once I powered up and didn’t have to fumble around looking for reading glasses, I was very happy. I’d say the Nook has made reading once again a great escape that I look forward to every single day.

*You can get a subscription to Cooking with Paula Deen on your iPad, iPhone, and Android, too, once you’ve downloaded the Free Nook App.

Heather Martin Jeffcoat recalls an early love of being in the kitchen. It developed from the days of being beside her Grandmother Louise as she cooked for everyone who visited her small-town Alabama home as well as time spent baking with her mother, a Michigan native transplanted to the South after marriage. To this day her mother combines the best of Northern and Southern fare. Heather now spends every spare moment in the kitchen. It’s a way for her to relax and enjoy time with her husband, son, and daughter, who often participate in cooking meals at their home. A love of writing steered Heather into journalism school and then into publishing. After several years working in print and online media, she began freelancing for Cooking With Paula Deen magazine, and she was recently tapped to join the staff full time as the managing editor. She has come to realize that her childhood memories cooking in her grandmother’s and mother’s kitchens, full of love and hospitality, have given her the best education she could have asked for.
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Paula, The NOOK is great. Perhaps your vision will improve with better blood glucose control. Hope you have kicked the tobacco habit for better health! The Best to you! Diabetes Educator and Cookbook Author

By Rachel on May 28, 2012

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Dear Paula Dean, I just saw your interview on Entertainment Tonight. I know of serveral people who have used Chantex to stop smoking. You do have to get a doctor's prescription for it but it DOES WORK. Please try Chantex. I wish you the best. I'll keep you in my prayers. I am from Rome, Ga. Shirley Popay TAKE CARE & GOD BLESS!!! {>*_*<}  meow

By Shirley Popay on May 18, 2012

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I want everybody to just leave you alone. The nasty comments they make p*** me off. You are wonderful and people are jusr jealous of you celebrity. They dont have to make the recipes you provide or watch your show. Your health is absolutly none of their business and Anthony BOOORDARIN is a drunk. love you.

By kem renfro on April 24, 2012

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Paula, I just wanted to send a note you on the great experience Sweetie (my wife)and I had at your restaurant in Savannah. Your staff was excellent and our Waiter Ben, was a premier professional. You must be very proud of what you have accomplished at this site as you should be. We watch you every night and I am sure you hear this all the time but you remind me of my sister so much with your bubbly personality and outreaching to folks. Thank you again and I will be back to eat again. I feel I am an expert on fried chicken and YEP yours is goooooood. We keep trying to copy your receipe. Thank you for your show. I believe Sweetie like's your boys and their cooking, yea right I believe she just likes the boys, hahahah..Just saw your latest photo and you look great, hope your diabetes is going well as sweetie fights it as well. One day I will try and get my sister to go with me to Savannah and I hope the two of you can meet, I am sure all would have a great time.

By Jimmy Tutor on April 17, 2012

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I don't have a Nook, I don't have the money to get it cause I busy taking care oft parents and would love to have one do I can get a book on diabetic books and meal planning for my mom.

By Franca Scalzo on April 17, 2012

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hey i wood love a nook i got problems with my vision to Im blind in one eye and i love to read but my glasses are to old too see with Im going to save up so maybe i can get one or you could have a contest like the other guy said also I watch you all the time love your shows keep it up girl.

By frances roberts on April 12, 2012

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I received a Nook Tablet for Christmas and one of the first things I discovered was that I could increase the size of the type on my books. I have vision issues (macular hole) in one of my eyes and it makes reading regular size type difficult. I love my Nook and use it every day. Love your magazine and your show. Maybe one of these days I will get to Savannah and get to visit the restaurant.

By Carolyn P on April 12, 2012

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Would be nice to have a Nook Paula- maybe you And your team can have a give-away! I am sure your followers Would enjoy and appreciate that! Thanks jan! I enjoy YOU!

By jan on April 12, 2012

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Hi Paula, That is wonderful I have a Nook color. Wish I would have waited and got the tablet version. Also wanted to let you know I enjoy your shows on CMT. They remind me of my Mom who is not longer with me. Do you have a book for these recipes? I would love to get it. And on another note please please do more shows on diabetic cooking. My 14 year old daughter is type 1 and it would be great to find some great old fashioned recipes converted over. Thanks again Jeanne

By Jeanne Danda on April 12, 2012

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hi! wink i was wondering if you could share the recipe for the chiken/grape salad-the one that is pictured on the croissant above? thanks! wink sandra
Sandra Neuheimer-Huller in Chicken Salad: A Southern Staple on April 19, 2014 at 10:37 am

Where do I buy these magazines
in A Basketful of Traditions on April 19, 2014 at 8:22 am

I WISH I COULD COOK. COULD I COME WORK FOR JUST ROOM AND BOARD AT YOUR NEW RESTURAUNT IN PIGEON FORGE FOR THE SUMMER? I WENT TO COLLEGE NOT FAR FROM THERE - HIWASSEE COLLEGE. YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY ME, I WOULD WORK FOR FREE JUST FOR THE EXPERIENCE. TAMMY LEVAN 19 SPENCER WAY KINGS PARK, NY 11754 HAPPY EASTER! CHRIST IS RISEN!
TAMMY L LEVAN in A Basketful of Traditions on April 19, 2014 at 4:31 am

Hi Bubbles, You have some great tips. Can't wait to read your other blogs! Please give Aunt Peggy a big hug from me and here is one for you! (((HUGS))) See you in May!
Jaci Pardun in 10 Quick Household Tips on April 18, 2014 at 11:05 pm

Paula, I am glad to know that I am not the only person who makes Easter Baskets for their adult children and mail them across the United States. My Daughter lives in Long Beach, CA and I not only sent her a basket but her husband and my granddaughter Reese. We also buy special Russel Stover Bunnies for each child too. My husband has the list in his phone... Sara .. Cookies 'n Crème.... Sidney and Stephen.. Peanut Butter Etc. It one of my favorite things to do for my kids.. no matter how old they get. And passing it along to my Grandchildren. It's even more special to me knowing we share a family tradition. Blessings and Happy Easter!!
Sharon Cason-Card in A Basketful of Traditions on April 18, 2014 at 11:03 pm