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  • 100 Grilling Recipes You Can’t Live Without »

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    Cheryl Alters Jamison, Bill Jamison

    The definitive “bucket list” from the bestselling experts. Cheryl and Bill Jamison’s 100 Grilling Recipes You Can’t Live Without is a lively and concise volume that delivers a lifetime of recipes guaranteed to take backyard cooks beyond run-of-the-mill burgers and hot dogs. These are the best-tasting, best-tested grilling recipes from the go-to authorities who have built a commanding reputation in the subject area over two decades of travel, research, and writing.

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  • 25 Essentials: Techniques for Gas Grilling »

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    A. Cort Sinnes

    The 25 recipes presented in this latest addition to the bestselling 25 Essentials series are recipes that always work. The dishes come together quickly and easily for both the new and the experienced griller. Each technique is demonstrated with a recipe and a color photograph, giving the reader everything he or she needs to know to master cooking on a gas grill.

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  • 25 Essentials: Techniques for Grilling »

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    Ardie A. Davis

    Ardie Davis, founder of the famed Greasehouse University, shares his expertise in this handy collection of techniques that every griller should know. Through 25 recipes, each illustrated with a mouthwatering color photo, Davis teaches readers methods such as grilling on a plank, in a basket, and directly on coals. Grill-Seared Scallops, Lime-and-Chile–Grilled Corn on the Cob, and Rendezvous-Style Baby Back Ribs are just a few delicious stops on the journey to becoming a confident backyard griller. The spiral-bound, lay-flat binding makes this book especially convenient for grillside instruction.

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  • 25 Essentials: Techniques for Grilling Fish »

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    Karen Adler, Judith M. Fertig

    There’s something fishy going on—on the grill, that is. That’s a good thing when talking about grilled seafood. It’s easy to cook up great fish and shellfish on the grill, once you’ve mastered the essentials. Luckily, they’re all here in this book, distilled into 25 simple techniques and delicious recipes. Authors Karen Adler and Judith Fertig showcase their expertise at grilling all types of seafood, including Grilled Tilapia with Spicy Lemon Pepper Rub, Grilled Crab Cakes with Chile-Lime Sauce, and Pernod-Buttered Lobster Tail. Each technique is clearly explained with step-by-step instructions, and a mouthwatering color photograph accompanies each recipe. This little guide is packed with helpful tips, and the lay-flat spiral binding makes it a perfect grill-side companion!

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  • 25 Essentials: Techniques for Planking »

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    Karen Adler, Judith M. Fertig

    Cooking on a plank is the simplest way to infuse your food with the subtle taste and aroma of smoke. Barbecue experts Karen Adler and Judith Fertig present 25 easy planking techniques for all types of food, from fruits and cheeses to meat and poultry. Recipes include Griddle-Planked Brie with Amaretto-Peach Chutney and Cranberry Conserve, Garlic and Rosemary–Slathered Planked Pork Chops, Plank-Roasted Pears with Blue Cheese, and Planked Salmon with Herbed Mustard Slather, each accompanied by a color photo of the finished dish.

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  • 25 Essentials: Techniques for Smoking »

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    Ardie A. Davis

    Smoking is a classic method of cooking with fire, but how many home cooks can confidently say they really know the basics of preparing great smoked food? In this book, barbecue expert Ardie A. Davis finally demystifies the subject and makes it easy and enjoyable to learn 25 essential techniques of smoking. Davis offers simple, delicious recipes such as Braggin’ Rights Brisket, Smoked Stuffed Chile Poppers, and Classic Barbecued Spareribs. The book also features a spiral-bound, lay-flat binding that makes it easy to use outdoors next to a smoker or grill. With 25 Essentials: Techniques for Smoking in hand, anyone can master the art of perfectly smoked food.

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  • 25 Things Every Nursing Mother Needs to Know »

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    Kathleen Huggins, Jan Ellen Brown

    In this handy and informative guide, Kathleen Huggins and Jan Ellen Brown offer wisdom, advice, and, most importantly, encouragement to new mothers and moms-to-be on breastfeeding. Their friendly tone demystifies common breastfeeding issues and concerns while highlighting the many health benefits of nursing for Mom and baby. With warm, full-color illustrations throughout, this book captures the intimate bond breastfeeding creates between mother and baby, making it a perfect shower or new-baby gift.

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  • Adoption Nation »

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    Adam Pertman

    When it was first published ten years ago, Adoption Nation represented the first comprehensive overview of adoption issues facing America, pulling together and sorting out the confusing and contradictory masses of information relating to adoption’s politics, policies, and practices. In this completely revised and updated edition, Pertman continues where he left off, disentangling the myths and prejudices surrounding adoption, foster care, and nontraditional family structures.

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  • Apple Pie »

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    Ken Haedrich

    Nothing smells quite as wonderful as an apple pie in the oven, or tastes quite as good as a freshly baked, juicy apple pie. It is
    America’s quintessential dessert. Apple Pie contains pies for every kind of family dinner and party.

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  • Around the Table »

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    Ellen Wright

    In Around the Table, Ellen Wright offers 24 seasonal menus for easy, off-the-cuff but still stylish entertaining for family and friends. Ellen’s philosophy is to keep it simple, fun, and delicious. The menus are designed for ease of preparation, and every recipe contains useful do-ahead tips and short-cuts meant to get the host out of the kitchen and into the conversation.

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  • BBQ Bash »

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    Karen Adler, Judith M. Fertig

    No one throws a party like Karen Adler and Judith Fertig, and in BBQ Bash they prove that any special occasion is cause for firing up the grill. Recipes include Piquillo Pepper-Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Salsa Verde, Herb-Grilled Seafood Platter at a Tapas Party, and BBQ Glazed Baby Back Ribs with a Kiss of Smoke. Dishes range from casual to elegant and are always delicious. Also included are 12 themed barbecue parties that feature menu options, drink recommendations, and tips on how to create a festive atmosphere—from dishware and linens to flowers and music. Adler and Fertig take the guesswork out of entertaining so you can throw a memorable barbecue bash every time.

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  • Baker’s Field Guide to Doughnuts »

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    Dede Wilson

    The American addiction to doughnuts is longstanding and deep-rooted. Today, there’s a Dunkin’ Donuts or Krispy Kreme store on every corner, and hip, upscale doughnut boutiques are springing up across the country. Author Dede Wilson, in A Baker’s Field Guide to Doughnuts, demystifies the doughnut-making process, breaking it down into simple, easy-to-follow steps. She presents 21 master recipes for doughnuts as well as glazes and fillings, and over 60 different recipes that are combinations of these or unique creations, sure to please adults looking for a piece of sweet nostalgia or a child looking forward to a tasty snack. The book also includes recipes for doughnuts’ scrumptious brethren: churros, fritters, and crullers.

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  • Baker’s Field Guide to Holiday Candy and Confections »

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    Dede Wilson

    This sweet addition to the Baker’s Field Guide series offers candies perfect for every celebration, including weddings, and many of the recipes are so easy (and delicious) that you’ll be looking for any reason to make them. Like the other books in the series, A Baker’s Field Guide to Holiday Candy & Confections features helpful tips and icons, a lay-flat binding, and full-color photographs. Armed with this book and a few simple ingredients, bakers everywhere can create unexpected, inspired delights for any occasion.

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  • Baker’s Field Guide to Chocolate Chip Cookies »

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    Dede Wilson

    America’s favorite cookie gets the star treatment in this mouthwatering collection of 75 recipes. Like Wilson’s other books in the series, A Baker’s Field Guide to Chocolate Chip Cookies features full-color photos of every recipe, a concealed wire-o binding that allows it to lie flat when open, and helpful icons indicating which recipes are especially good for kids to make, which keep well, which are quick to make, and more!

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  • Baker’s Field Guide to Christmas Cookies »

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    Dede Wilson

    A fun, original new take on a classic subject, A Baker’s Field Guide to Christmas Cookies is a collection of more than 75 Christmas cookie recipes from all over the world, set up in field guide format. Organized alphabetically, every cookie is photographed in full color, followed by “field notes” on its type, habitat, description, and more.

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  • Baker’s Field Guide to Cupcakes »

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    Dede Wilson

    Dede Wilson brings the successful, user-friendly Baker’s Field Guide approach to cupcakes. With clear, easy-to-follow instructions, handy icons, and full-color photos accompanying every recipe, A Baker’s Field Guide to Cupcakes offers experienced and novice bakers alike dozens of simple, creative, and fabulously fun ways to celebrate any day of the year.

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  • Basque Table »

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    Teresa Berrenechea

    This award-winning, internationally acclaimed cookbook explores the splendid cuisine of the Basque region of Spain, which is nestled between the Bay of Biscay and the Pyrenees mountains. Basque food glories in fresh fish and shellfish; abundant meat, poultry, and cheeses; the olives and olive oils for which Spain is famous; and much more. From boldly flavored pinchos (Basque tapas) to succulent main-course dishes, Barrenechea captures the unforgettable flavors of the north coast of Spain.

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  • Beer Cocktails »

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    Howard and Ashley Stelzer

    The latest addition to the 50 Recipes series

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  • Best 100 Juices for Kids »

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    Jessica Fisher

    Juicing machines, and books about how to get the most from them, are selling in tremendous numbers. Best 100 Juices for Kids brings the juicing revolution home for everyone in the family—not just mom and dad. Jessica Fisher’s imaginative and tasty recipes give parents terrific and super-nutritious alternatives both to cheap juices loaded with high fructose corn syrup, on one hand, and to healthy but very pricey store-bought gourmet juices on the other. For fruit- and vegetable-averse kids, they also offer a way to “sneak” produce into a kid’s diet in a way that the child actually will enjoy. older kids and teens, too, will have fun trying out the juicing machine in the kitchen, using these recipes as a starting point.

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  • Best Quick Breads »

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    Beth Hensperger

    The pleasure of a perfectly high-domed muffin, the butter-tender crumb of a teatime scone, a sizzling skillet of golden-crusted cornbread, a piping-hot stack of fluffy pancakes—quick breads are an everyday luxury, an affordable indulgence, a reminder of how special simple foods can be.

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  • Best Stews in the World »

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    Clifford A. Wright

    Stews are as old as the invention of the first pot. James Beard Cookbook of the Year Award–winning author Clifford A. Wright brings his formidable culinary expertise to the subject, offering 300 classic home-cooking recipes from all over the world. The authentic recipes are easy to follow, the techniques are straightforward, the narrative is rich with the history and tradition of each stew, and, most important, the rewards are plentiful and satisfying.

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  • Birth Partner, Fourth Edition »

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    Penny Simkin

    For over two decades, The Birth Partner has been the definitive guide to helping a woman have a happy and healthy childbirth. The new edition has all of the information that dads, relatives, friends, and professional doulas (labor assistants) have come to rely on, as well as new information on non-drug pain relieving techniques; current medications, tests, technologies, and interventions and how, when, and why they are used; and the increasing rate of both first and repeat cesarean deliveries. It’s a must-have for every labor companion.

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  • Birthday Cake Book »

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    Dede Wilson

    There’s no better way to celebrate the birthday of a friend or loved one than with a one-of-a-kind cake that looks amazing and tastes delicious. Dede Wilson has created 75 recipes for special birthday cakes that will make any celebration a memorable one. In her signature clear and friendly tone, Wilson guides bakers of all skill levels through the delicious world of birthday cakes, from making the perfect parchment cone for icing the cake to mixing up a fresh batch of chocolate ganache.

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  • Bonne Femme Cookbook »

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    Wini Moranville

    Here is authentic French cooking without fuss or fear, the way real French families eat today. Now that the typical French woman, the bonne femme of the title, works outside of the home just like her American counterpart (and now that French men, like their American frères, are often in charge of getting dinner on the table), the emphasis is on easy techniques and speedy preparation.

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  • Born to Grill »

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    Cheryl Alters Jamison, Bill Jamison

    Born to Grill is a celebration of the elemental glories of grilling and the delicious flavors that emerge from the primal encounter of food and flame. The Jamisons, the country’s foremost experts on outdoor cooking, serve up all the best versions of American backyard classics, and then open up the grill to tasty chicken, pork, and lamb dishes, an ocean full of fish and shellfish, a sprinkling of smoke-kissed soup, salads, and sides, and finish off with finger lickin’ grilled desserts.

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  • Bourbon »

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    Fred Thompson

    Straight up, mixed in a cocktail, poured in a punch, or whipped into a recipe—however you enjoy it, bourbon is an old favorite that’s new again. Fred Thompson is a food writer who adores this venerable drink, and his Bourbon: 50 Rousing Recipes for a Classic American Spirit lays it all out—the history, the legends, the recipes, plus helpful tips and tricks, all accompanied by stunning four-color photos.

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  • Cake Balls »

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    Dede Wilson

    Cake balls are a combination of crumbled cake and frosting rolled into generous bite-size balls and then dipped in a coating, usually dark, milk, or white chocolate. Cake Balls begins with nine basic cake recipes and ten basic frostings, ganaches, and glazes, which Wilson spins, with some design tricks and extra ingredients, into 63 distinctive creations, each handsomely photographed in full color. This new trend is showing up across the country, in upscale restaurants, corner bakeries, and at weddings and children’s parties.

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  • Champagne Cocktails »

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    A.J. Rathbun

    Timeless. Effervescent. Joyous. The champagne cocktail is one of the original cocktails. Without a doubt, there is a champagne cocktail that is perfect for any occasion, and with this colorful, bubbly book, you’re sure to find one that’s ideal for your occasion.

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  • Cheese Hors d’Oeuvres »

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    Hallie Harron

    Cheese, in its many glorious flavors and forms, is the inspiration for the simple, elegant recipes in this beautifully photographed book. Hallie Harron uses her expertise to create 50 hot and cold cocktail snacks, finger foods, hors d’oeuvres, and other savory tidbits such as Spicy Ale Fondue; Mini Swiss Pinwheels; Grilled Shiitakes with Taleggio; and Mascarpone, Hazelnut, and Arugula Canapés. In addition, all the basics of how to cook with and serve cheese are covered in a thorough introduction.

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  • Cool Waters »

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    Brian Preston-Campbell, Jerry Errico

    Water is essential to life and an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but who says it has to be boring? Instead of looking to supermarket shelves for a flavored-water fix, turn to Cool Waters: 50 Refreshing, Healthy, Homemade Thirst Quenchers. Brian Preston-Campbell offers 50 ways to infuse excitement into your drinking water, and the recipes are accompanied by thirst-inducing color photographs by Jerry Errico. Cool Waters is full to the brim with healthy, natural, and delicious ways to make ordinary water extraordinary.

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  • Dad’s Playbook to Labor and Birth »

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    Theresa and Brad Halvorsen

    When there’s a baby on the way, your average dad, and even the above average one, needs answers—and needs them fast. Clear, concise, and accurate, Dad’s Playbook delivers these in abundance, whether the new father reads it during the weeks leading up to the big day (highly recommended!), or grabs it on the fly for instant answers and strategies during the heat of battle.

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  • Dark Spirits »

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    A.J. Rathbun

    A cocktail renaissance has brought dark spirits back to their rightful station as lively, engaging drink components that can mix it up in a full array of new-fashioned libations. In this clever compendium of all drinks dark, A.J. Rathbun takes readers on a trip to the lighter side of dark spirits, with recipes for a variety of marvelous mixtures featuring bourbon, brandy, Scotch, and other brown spirits. Expand your cocktail repertoire with this must-have collection, full of gorgeous color photos, that helps shed light into a dark corner of the bar.

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  • Desserts in Jars »

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    Shaina Olmanson

    Some desserts in jars are baked or otherwise prepared right in the jar, while others are spooned into jars. Either way, the sparkling and pretty vessel and the appealing treat it holds make for a beautiful presentation. Olmanson’s clever and cute desserts are at once playful and well-crafted, appropriate for a kids’ birthday one weekend (Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes) and a grown-up gathering the next (Neapolitan Cakes).

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  • Deviled Eggs »

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    Debbie Moose

    Deviled eggs are not only the ultimate party food but also great side dishes, first courses to an elegant dinner, or additions to a salad to round out a light lunch. Everyone has the necessary ingredients right on hand and they are incredibly fast, economical, and easy to prepare. With delicious recipes ranging from light and simple Springtime Herb Delights to gutsy Blue Devils, tips for perfectly hard-cooked eggs, and ideas for creative presentation, this gorgeous four-color book is sure to be devilishly good. Now with a new cover!

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  • Double Take »

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    A.J. Rathbun, Jeremy Holt

    If you’re ever faced with cooking a meal for both vegetarians and meat-eaters, you’ll want this unique cookbook on hand. Coauthors and friends A.J. Rathbun (a vegetarian) and Jeremy Holt (a meat-eater) combine their culinary talents to create meals that satisfy vegetarians and omnivores alike. Preparing the 100 recipes is easy: Each starts by using ingredients that both meat-eaters and vegetarians would eat, and continues on like any normal recipe, until it gets to the part where a meat ingredient is added. At that point, the recipe splits into two parts—one half is finished with meat and the other with unique vegetarian flair. This efficient way of cooking satisfies everyone, saves time, and is very economical!

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  • El libro esencial para madres lactantes »

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    Kathleen Huggins

    Esta guía sobre lactancia es una obra accesible y confiable, preferida por los nuevos padres y recomendada por los profesionales del área desde hace más de dos décadas.

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  • Expectant Parents’ Companion »

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    Kathleen Huggins

    Best-selling author Kathleen Huggins helps moms- and dads-to-be prioritize all of the practical things they need to do to prepare for baby’s arrival. In her trademark reassuring and helpful tone, Huggins offers advice on what to buy, what to borrow, what you don’t need, and what to do to create a safe and comfortable environment for baby. This is the only book expectant parents will need to navigate the dizzying array of products and choices available.

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  • Fish and Shellfish, Grilled and Smoked »

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    Karen Adler, Judith M. Fertig

    In Fish & Shellfish, Grilled & Smoked, grill experts Karen Adler and Judith Fertig demonstrate just how easy it is to make delicious, perfectly grilled or smoked fish and shellfish at home. They include all the basics on equipment, techniques, and fish substitution guidelines, along with 300 tasty and easy-to-follow recipes so backyard cooks have everything they need to complete a perfect meal. Now with a new cover.

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  • Flavored Butters »

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    Lucy Vaserfirer

    The only book available on this incredibly easy way to dress up a meal. Flavored butters, also called compound butters, have a multitude of uses. They make a plain piece of bread come alive with flavor; they complement the fruity or herbal flavor of a breakfast muffin or scone; they serve as quick-fix sauces for fish, meat, or pasta; and they brighten an artichoke or a serving of green beans or asparagus. Flavored butters are remarkably easy to make at home, and this book is a gorgeous celebration of their amazing versatility.

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  • Flying Brownie »

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    Shirley Fan

    The Flying Brownie is for anyone who has family and friends who live across the country or around the world, or loved ones in the military, at summer camps, or enrolled at out-of-town colleges. It is the only book on making food gifts that are meant to be shipped a long distance; other food-gifting books have scattered information about how to pack food for shipping, and occasional estimates about how long the food will keep, but they are mainly about gifts meant for quick hand-delivery.

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  • Fresh From the Vegan Slow Cooker »

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    Robin Robertson

    Robin Robertson’s Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker combines two of the biggest trends in cooking today: the vegan diet and the slow cooking method. Robertson shows readers how to prepare delicious plant-based dishes for every meal of the day. Coupled with the convenience and simplicity of the slow cooker, this book provides new and scrumptious ways to prepare 200 vegan recipes.

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  • Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker »

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    Robin Robertson

    For the millions of home cooks who swear by the ease and convenience of the slow cooker, this book provides a whole new array of healthy, delicious recipes—that don’t rely on canned soup for flavor! And for the millions of vegetarians looking for simple, hearty fare, this book introduces them to the magic of slow cooking.

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  • Gadgetology »

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    Pam Abrams

    Kids and parents alike will love this activity book, chock-full of experiments, recipes, and games that will turn the kitchen into an educational playground. With a mortar and pestle, kids and their parents can make Green Bean Sesame Sauce Toss or homemade sidewalk chalk and with a nutcracker, they can make Fudgy Walnut Brownies or walnut shell sail boats. Other gadgets in the book include funnels, kitchen scales, melon balers, rolling pins, whisks, and more.

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  • Ginger Bliss and the Violet Fizz »

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    A.J. Rathbun

    Liqueur-based cocktails—colorful, intensely flavored, made to balance and complement but not overwhelm fine spirits—are a hot trend, in stylish bars and among home mixologists alike. The drinks range from classic (such as the Violet Fizz) to ultracontemporary (such as Ginger Bliss, a decidedly twenty-first century concoction), with an emphasis throughout on neglected treasures and cutting-edge creations that do not appear in the standard bartending guides. Chapters are organized by flavor profile, along with a special chapter on vermouth-based drinks that go way beyond the Martini.

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  • Good Spirits »

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    A.J. Rathbun

    A.J. Rathbun has collected 450 of the best cocktail recipes, featuring an incredible variety of spirits, mixers, and garnishes. With its stunning, full-color photographs and fresh, lively tone, this is the definitive guide to both classic and contemporary drinks for anyone who appreciates the art of the cocktail. Ideal for novices and connoisseurs alike, Good Spirits will have the home bartender mixing up the perfect drink for every mood or occasion.

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  • Gourmet Gifts »

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    Dinah Corley

    The first food-gifting book to give equal weight to recipes and their wrappings, with 100 recipes and full-color, step-by-step photos and instructions.

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  • Green Tea »

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    Mary Lou Heiss

    Enjoyed by millions the world over for two millennia as a soothing, fragrant hot drink, green tea has steadily gained popularity in recent years. Those looking for ways to experiment with this hip, healthy, and delicious beverage will find 50 sweet and savory recipes for hot and cool drinks and beautiful color photos in Green Tea.

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  • Happy Holidays from the Diva of Do-Ahead »

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    Diane Phillips

    Holidays often conjure up warm and nostalgic memories, but they can also provoke a bit of anxiety, especially for those faced with cooking that big Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. In Happy Holidays from the Diva of Do-Ahead, the Diva herself, Diane Phillips, provides 125 foolproof recipes and a no-fail game plan to eliminate the stress and make it easy to prepare meals for 12 holiday celebrations: New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, Passover, Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Fourth of July, Rosh Hashanah, and Halloween, with expanded menus and extra help for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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  • Herbivoracious »

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    Michael Natkin

    Michael Natkin’s Herbivoracious and its 150 recipes herald a new generation in meatless cooking and vegetarian cookbooks. This is grown-up vegetarian food, visually stunning on the plate (as seen in more than 80 color photographs), intensely flavored in a way that will appeal to readers with a sophisticated and adventurous global palate, health-conscious in a natural but not preachy manner, and above all, reflecting the author’s own prodigious originality and creativity in the kitchen—exactly the traits that have made his blog the go-to destination for new and tasty ideas in vegetarian eating.

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  • Hot Chocolate »

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    Fred Thompson

    Going beyond the powdered hot cocoa of his youth, Fred Thompson has developed 50 recipes for hot chocolate including: holiday refreshments, crowd-pleasing classics, internationally inspired drinks, a few classic chocolate garnishes such as Vanilla Marshmallows, and several special hot chocolate mixes perfect for giving as gifts or keeping on hand for a quick chocolate “fix.” With its sophisticated design and full-color photos, this IACP award-nominated cookbook is an excellent impulse purchase—for oneself or for a friend!

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  • Icebox Desserts »

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    Lauren Chattman

    Icebox Desserts is a collection of 100 fun and flavorful recipes for homemade desserts designed with ease in mind— they require no baking (some call for minimal cooking on the stovetop), and most are what the author calls “little construction projects,” involving merely mixing together or layering the ingredients. These are delightfully delicious yet downright simple recipes for every taste and every occasion.

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  • Iced Tea »

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    Fred Thompson

    Iced Tea offers 50 recipes for a wide variety of flavorful and wholesome homemade teas—from classics to infusions, from spritzers to offbeat and cocktail teas—all accompanied by gorgeous full-color photographs. As Fred Thompson says (and we think you’ll agree once you sample the delicious results): “There really is no substitute for the real thing.” Now with a new cover!

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  • In Their Cups »

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    A.J. Rathbun

    The twenty-first-century drinking revolution is in full swing, with people devoting quality time to sipping chilled cocktails, sharing wine and beer, and sipping digestifs and other after-dinner delights. Mixologist and poet A.J. Rathbun has compiled a wide range of drinking poems that range from time-honored classics to freshly minted marvels.

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  • Joy of Jams, Jellies, and Other Sweet Preserves »

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    Linda Ziedrich

    “A jar of jam or jelly is a memory brought back to life,” writes author Linda Ziedrich. With this thought in mind, she demonstrates how simple it is to turn an astonishing variety of fruits and vegetables—from apples to zucchini—into tasty preserves. Recipes include classics such as Strawberry Preserves, Lemon Curd, and Concord Grape Jelly, along with more exotic recipes to satisfy all tastes. With this authoritative volume at hand, anyone can stock a pantry with colorful, nutritious, delicious, and economical preserves of all kinds.

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  • Joy of Pickling, Revised Edition »

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    Linda Ziedrich

    The Joy of Pickling has long been considered the go-to guide for those who like it sour, salty, and tangy. This revised edition, with dozens of brand-new recipes, features a variety of pickling recipes and methods from around the world. Author Linda Ziedrich has included recipes such as Old-Fashioned Bread-and-Butters, Lower East Side Full-Sour Dills, Spicy Pickled Cauliflower, Japanese Pickled Ginger, Cabbage and Radish Kimchi, Extra Sweet Pickled Cherries, and Salsa Verde. Whether you’ve been making your own pickles for years or are just discovering how simple and fun pickling is, The Joy of Pickling is a must-have guide!

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  • Joy of Pregnancy »

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    Tori Kropp

    In a lighthearted and encouraging tone that’s also informative, The Joy of Pregnancy helps mothers- and fathers-to-be concentrate on the miracle of pregnancy and birth. The month-by-month format provides the essential information that expectant parents crave: how the baby is developing, how the mother’s body is changing, how to prepare for birth and baby, and the pros and cons of various pregnancy-related choices and issues. With this book by their side, expectant parents will be prepared to take an active role in ensuring a healthy, happy, and truly joyful pregnancy.

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  • Lemonade »

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    Fred Thompson

    In Lemonade, Fred Thompson creates 50 diverse recipes that will take you far beyond the basic lemonade-stand fare of childhood. Ranging from simple to sophisticated, and accompanied by stunning photographs, Thompson’s recipes will show that there really is no substitute for a large glass of freshly homemade lemonade. Now with a new cover!

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  • Luscious Liqueurs »

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    A.J. Rathbun

    When does a liqueur become luscious? When you make it yourself, using the freshest fruits, herbs, nuts, spices, and other ingredients to infuse spirits with fabulous flavors. In Luscious Liqueurs, master mixologist A.J. Rathbun shows you how to create specialty liqueurs with style and ease. With his expert guidance, liqueur lovers will be whipping up batches of sweet, spicy, fruit, and exotic mixtures in no time. These homemade liqueurs are perfect for parties, private sipping, and gift-giving.

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  • Marinades »

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    Lucy Vaserfirer

    The tremendous success of slow-cooker cookbooks is rooted in the demanding lifestyles of working families: You get dinner started before you go to work and have it ready shortly after you return. slow-cooking is not the only way to cook fabulous food on a busy schedule. Lucy Vaserfirer’s Marinades offers a delicious alternative. With the right marinade, you can dress up meats, chicken, fish, or vegetables in the morning, pop the food in the fridge for the day, and finish it all off with a quick broil, grill, microwave, or sauté when you get home. Dinner is served!

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  • Mediterranean Vegetables »

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    Clifford A. Wright

    Award-winning author Clifford Wright presents an original and comprehensive A-to-Z culinary reference work that home cooks will turn to on a daily basis. Eminently accessible and thoroughly useful, Mediterranean Vegetables is a must-have reference and cookbook for anyone who enjoys reading about, growing, cooking with, and eating vegetables. Now in paperback.

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  • Mom’s Big Book of Baking »

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    Lauren Chattman

    Mom’s Big Book of Baking has more than 200 recipes tailor-made for today’s extremely busy mom. The recipes are all tested in a real mom’s kitchen (Lauren Chattman’s) and tasted by real kids (her own). Chattman has created streamlined recipes that produce the highest quality baked goods with the least amount of fuss, striking a balance between familiar favorites and new twists. There are loads of tips on vital topics including when and how to let kids participate, how to mass produce cupcakes, how to make the most Christmas cookies in the least amount of time, and how to make a birthday cake your child will remember forever without losing your mind.

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  • Natural Hospital Birth »

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    Cynthia Gabriel

    These days, many mothers-to-be find themselves torn between the desire for a natural childbirth with minimal medical intervention and the peace of mind offered by instant access to life-saving technology that only a hospital can provide. In Natural Hospital Birth, doula Cynthia Gabriel asserts that there is no good reason that women in North America should not be able to have both.

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  • New Vegetarian Grill »

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    Andrea Chesman

    The update of Andrea Chesman’s James Beard Award-nominated collection of flavorful vegetarian fare includes 50 brand-new recipes and information on current techniques and equipment. Vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike will find inspiration with recipes such as Grilled Eggplant with Spicy Peanut Sauce; Vegetarian Reuben Sandwiches; Grilled Pears with Chocolate Nut Sauce; and Brie, Cranberry and Pistachio Quesadillas. There is incredible variety in chapters on simple grilled vegetables, appetizers and soups, grilled salads, sandwiches, burgers, kabobs, desserts and much more.

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  • Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook »

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    Jessica Fisher

    In today’s fast-paced society, TV dinners and fast food can easily take the place of good home cooking. However, with the help of one of the most underused appliances in most people’s kitchens— the freezer—anyone can make and preserve two weeks’ worth of delicious home-cooked meals in just hours. Jessica Fisher’s Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook provides the key to doing so. Fisher outlines 200 recipes for delectable breakfasts, lunches, and dinners through the method of batch cooking that saves both time and money.

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  • Not Your Mother’s® Casseroles »

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    Faith Durand

    Generations of home cooks have turned to the casserole when in need of a quick and easy dinner. These assemble-and-bake meals recall memories of canned vegetables, boxed cheese and condensed soups. No more! In Faith Durand’s new book, you will find more than 200 recipes that bring together the simplicity of the one-pot meal with fresh and healthy ingredients to create casseroles that are decidedly “not your mother’s.”

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  • Not Your Mother’s® Microwave Cookbook »

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    Beth Hensperger

    Do you think of your microwave as simply a fast way to reheat leftovers? Think again! Microwave ovens offer a convenient, safe, and energy-efficient way to prepare breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even drinks and dessert. In Not Your Mother’s Microwave Cookbook, best-selling author Beth Hensperger brings her flair for creating simple, wholesome, and inspired meals to this staple kitchen appliance. In true Not Your Mother’s® style, Beth also explains everything you need to know about microwave ovens in a thorough introduction—the technology, different makes and models, microwave safety, foods that are optimal for microwave cooking, and foods to avoid.

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  • Not Your Mother’s® Fondue »

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    Hallie Harron

    Fondue is back on top when it comes to casual entertaining at home. It’s easy, interactive, and fun dining for everyone. Professional chef Hallie Harron covers everything you need to get started, including what kind of pots work best, how to serve fondue, how to calculate quantities of fondue and dippers depending on the number of diners, what to serve for sides and drinks, and other tips and techniques that will help you put together a fun and frenzy-free fondue party.

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  • Not Your Mother’s® Slow Cooker Cookbook »

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    Beth Hensperger, Julie Kaufmann

    Not Your Mother’s® Slow Cooker Cookbook is an exciting collection of 350 recipes that takes advantage of America’s most popular kitchen appliance in a whole new way. Using fresh, wholesome ingredients rather than packaged convenience foods, it overflows with tremendous variety, with recipes ranging from appetizers to desserts and selections for weeknight dinners or special-occasion entertaining.

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  • Not Your Mother’s® Slow Cooker Family Favorites »

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    Beth Hensperger

    Beth Hensperger knows what families want: kid-friendly fare that’s wholesome, economical, and appealing to adults, too. And she knows what busy parents need: recipes that do all that and come together quickly, with a minimum of muss and fuss. She’s created this book as a lifeline for busy families who want delicious, homemade meals. Dips, drinks, wings, ribs, roasts, risotto—if it can be made in a slow cooker, it’s in here. For meals that are convenient, budget-friendly, and oh-so-good, let the slow cooker bring your family back to the table. These recipes are sure to be everyone’s favorites!

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  • Not Your Mother’s® Slow Cooker Recipes for Entertaining »

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    Beth Hensperger, Julie Kaufmann

    The authors of the best-selling Not Your Mother’s® Slow Cooker Cookbook have returned with the ultimate slow cooker entertaining cookbook. This fabulous collection makes entertaining easy and enjoyable with 300-plus recipes featuring fresh, wholesome ingredients, and designed to suit every entertaining style, from casual to formal. They cover everything: hors d’oeuvres and drinks, soups and chilis, vegetables and grains, main courses and desserts. Recipes range from contemporary updates of slow cooker classics to more adventurous ethnic dishes.

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  • Not Your Mother’s® Slow Cooker Recipes for Two »

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    Beth Hensperger

    Beth Hensperger, the James Beard Award-winning author, follows up the best-selling Not Your Mother’s® Slow Cooker Cookbook with Not Your Mother’s® Slow Cooker Recipes for Two, her newest collection of delicious recipes for the slow cooker—the small slow cooker, that is—that turn fresh, wholesome ingredients into classic and contemporary dishes with yields of 2 to 4 servings. This book is the perfect solution for the growing population of empty nesters, working couples, singles, and small families who want the convenience of slow cooking without all the leftovers.

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  • Not Your Mother’s® Weeknight Cooking »

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    Beth Hensperger

    These days, getting a homemade weeknight dinner on the table is a challenge for any of us. But still, we want the wholesomeness and economy that take-out and restaurant meals simply do not offer. Beth Hensperger is here to help. Not Your Mother’s® Weeknight Cooking features 150 delicious recipes that your family will love and you will feel good about serving, using fresh, wholesome ingredients. Best of all, you can get these meals on the table in 45 minutes or less. With recipes ranging from classic dinners like Easiest Chicken Parm to more adventurous weeknight fare (Sake Swordfish, anyone?), Not Your Mother’s® Weeknight Cooking offers dozens of options for tasty meals every day of the week.

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  • Nursing Mother, Working Mother, Revised Edition »

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    Gale Pryor, Kathleen Huggins

    This essential breastfeeding guide for mothers who work outside the home tells the special reasons working moms should breastfeed, how to get started nursing, how to combine breastfeeding and formula feeding, and how to deal with bosses and coworkers. Updates to the second edition include changes in the workplace laws that affect working mothers who breastfeed, new research on working moms and infant attachment, and new material by best-selling author Kathleen Huggins on breast pumps and pumping.

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  • Nursing Mother’s Companion Breastfeeding Diary »

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    Kathleen Huggins, Jan Ellen Brown

    With the publication of a revised 25th anniversary edition of The Nursing Mother’s Companion, Kathleen Huggins has teamed up with Jan Ellen Brown to present The Nursing Mother’s Companion Breastfeeding Diary, a log that helps nursing moms keep track of the time and frequency of feedings, naps, and diaper changes. The diary includes extra space for journaling, and it is small enough to fit easily into a diaper bag or pocket, making it perfect for on-the-go moms.

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  • Nursing Mother’s Companion, 25th Anniversary Edition »

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    Kathleen Huggins

    Now in its sixth edition, this classic handbook is more comprehensive than ever, with “Survival Guides” for problem solving, a new chapter just about breast pumps and pumping, new growth charts specifically for breastfed babies, and an up-to-date appendix on the safety of various drugs during breastfeeding. The Nursing Mother’s Companion will tell you everything you need to know about nursing your baby.

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  • Nursing Mother’s Guide to Weaning, Revised Edition »

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    Kathleen Huggins, Linda Ziedrich

    For women who are considering weaning and wondering when or how to go about it, or trying to wean and encountering problems, this fully updated guide explores the hygienic, nutritional, and emotional concerns that make weaning from the breast such an important and often difficult transition. Written by Kathleen Huggins, the best-selling author of The Nursing Mother’s Companion, and respected editor Linda Ziedrich, The Nursing Mother’s Guide to Weaning is an indispensable resource for bringing breastfeeding to a gentle close.

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  • One-Dish Vegan »

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    Robin Robertson

    Vegan books now dominate the vegetarian-cookbook category. One-dish meals are perennially popular. One-Dish Vegan is the first and only book at the intersection of these two powerful categories.

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  • Organic, Shaken and Stirred »

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    Paul Abercrombie

    Pure. Natural. Organic. Those words have long been applied to food, clothing, and cosmetics; now, they can describe cocktails as well. At the forefront of the burgeoning artisanal cocktail movement, trendsetting bartenders are creating drinks that use organic, natural spirits and mixers; these are drinks on the cutting edge of the cutting edge.

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  • Parenting Your Internationally Adopted Child »

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    Patty Cogen

    Parenting Your Internationally Adopted Child guides adoptive parents—through a reassuring narrative tone and a remarkable depth of information—in promoting a child’s emotional and social adjustment, from the family’s first hours together through the teen years.

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  • Party Dips! »

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    Sally Sampson

    Part of everyone’s party repertoire, dips are easy to prepare, can be made ahead or put together at the last minute, and are always satisfying. Presented in a fun, full-color format, with all manner of divine dipper suggestions and preparation tips, these dips are sure to be a hit! Happy dipping!

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  • Party Drinks! »

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    A.J. Rathbun

    “Party” is a state of mind. So whether you’re mixing up a soiree for two or a bash for 20 or more, you’ll find here a signature drink to help put the pizzazz in your next gathering. This stylish and contemporary volume is filled with gorgeous four-color photos, making it the perfect accessory to any party. The drinks themselves were selected because each “has a bit of sparkle, a sense of suave silliness, and at least an ounce of panache.” Cheers!

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  • Party Nuts! »

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    Sally Sampson

    Who doesn’t love party nuts? Whether salty or sweet, mellow or spicy, they are the perfect nibble food for any gathering. (They are also great for everyday healthy snacking!) Veteran author Sally Sampson has gathered together 50 simple recipes for all sorts of flavored nuts sure to please every palate. The recipes are accompanied by vibrant four-color photographs that make this a great gift for your favorite cook, or for yourself.

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  • Party Snacks! »

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    A.J. Rathbun

    In this collection of 50 delicious finger foods, A.J. Rathbun shows readers how to take any gathering from ho-hum to yum-yum. Why settle for chips and salsa when you can wow your guests with White Bean and Rosemary Pâté, Grilled Honey Teriyaki Chicken, or Gorgeous Gougères? Full of fun fare that any host or hostess can easily prepare, Party Snacks! is a must-have ingredient for a flavorful party.

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  • Perfect Party Food »

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    Diane Phillips

    This doable, do-ahead, stress-free entertaining guide will help get you out of the kitchen in time to enjoy your party. Diva of Do-Ahead Diane Phillips gives you nearly 500 recipes, from appetizers to desserts, and loads of advice so you can pull it all together ahead of time so most of the work is done before the party begins, allowing hosts to relax and enjoy the party along with their guests. Perfect Party Food is the ultimate resource for throwing every kind of party imaginable, from casual, last-minute get-togethers with friends to intimate and elegant holiday soirees to overflowing, festive bashes.

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  • Ploughman’s Lunch and the Miser’s Feast »

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    Brian Yarvin

    A tour of the U.K.’s traditional cuisine, very much back in style today, from pubs to country inns to home kitchens, with 100 recipes and over 70 color photographs

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  • Prairie Home Breads »

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    Judith M. Fertig

    In Prairie Home Breads, James Beard Award and IACP Award nominee Judith Fertig captures Old World tradition, New World ingenuity, and Heartland abundance in 150 recipes for the very best home-baked breads including yeast breads, quick breads and muffins, biscuits and scones, whole-grain breads, and rolls and pastries.

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  • Roasted Vegetable »

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    Andrea Chesman

    In The Roasted Vegetable, Andrea Chesman shows how every vegetable imaginable can be oven-roasted to succulent perfection, and she offers a wide-ranging collection of 150 mouthwatering recipes to please even the fussiest eaters. With recipes from simply sensational sides like Mixed Roasted Mushrooms in a Soy Vinaigrette to satisfying main dishes like Baked Orzo with Roasted Fennel and Red Peppers, vegetable lovers and vegetable haters alike will find here tasty, tempting dishes that don’t require a lot of fuss.

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  • Salty Sweets »

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    Christie Matheson

    Do opposites really attract? In the case of salty and sweet, you bet they do! Like peanut butter and jelly—itself a classic salty-sweet duo—these tastes were made for each other. Salt helps balance and heighten sweets, transforming ordinary cookies, cakes, and candies into truly special confections. It brings out the complexities of chocolate, highlights the subtleties of fruit, makes nuts really pop, and turns caramel and butterscotch into pure ambrosia. The salty-sweet combination has swept the nation, with chefs, candy makers, and retailers all offering tantalizing sweets complemented with salt.

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  • Seared to Perfection »

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    Lucy Vaserfirer

    That deep golden brown, slightly crisp surface and succulent, tender interior are the qualities of a perfectly cooked steak, chop, chicken breast, or fish fillet at a fine restaurant. You try to duplicate the recipe at home, but the flavors just aren’t as rich, the textures just not quite as appealing. What do professional chefs know that you don’t?

    The answer is searing, and it’s shockingly easy to do it at home. Searing requires very little prep or cooking time, very few ingredients and tools, and very little effort to turn out unbelievably impressive dishes.

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  • Smoke and Spice »

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    Cheryl Alters Jamison, Bill Jamison

    Before Smoke & Spice revolutionized backyard home cooking, many believed that smoke-cooked barbecue should be left to the pitmasters at national competitions and famous barbecue joints in the south. Now everyone who wants to make their own mouthwatering pulled pork or smoked ribs easily can, as long as they have Smoke & Spice by their side. This revised and updated edition now has more than 450 recipes, full-color photos, an update on the latest equipment, and plenty of stories of barbecue lore and pit-side antics, the perfect reminder that good times are as much a part of “Q” as good food.

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  • South American Table »

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    Maria Baez Kijac

    The South American Table is an extraordinary and authoritative culinary, cultural, and historical chronicle of this fascinating landscape. The result of 15 years of research, it is the first comprehensive survey in more than a decade of the diverse Latin cuisines of South America. With more than 450 authentic recipes from 10 countries, it covers everything from the tamales, ceviches, escabeches, and empanadas that are popular across the continent to the specialties that define the individual cuisines, such as Brazil’s feijoada, the barbecue of the frontier areas of Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay, and the special seafood dishes of Ecuador and Colombia.

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  • Southwestern Grill »

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    Michael McLaughlin

    Grilling and Southwestern food make a sizzlingly perfect match. Nothing brings to life the bold tastes of the Southwest better than the smoky accents and robust depths of flavor that come from grilling over an open flame. With brilliant barbecue wizardry and a surefire flair with food, Michael McLaughlin serves up two hundred dazzlingly tasty recipes perfect for casual weekday dinners and spectacular weekend feasts. Now with a new cover.

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  • Starting a Small Restaurant—Revised Edition »

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    Daniel Miller

    More than 100 new restaurants open every day and interest in the restaurant business is at an all-time high, as evidenced by popular television shows and the chef-hosted lineup of Food Network programming. In this fully updated edition of Starting a Small Restaurant, Daniel Miller offers everything would-be restaurateurs need to know before they decide if the life of a small-business owner is right for them, as well as everything necessary to get a restaurant successfully up and running.

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  • Tomatoes and Mozzarella »

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    Hallie Harron, Shelley Sikora

    Perfect for year-round cooking, the recipes in Tomatoes & Mozzarella range from simple and colorful springtime essentials like Red and Yellow Tomatoes with Mozzarella and Asparagus to comforting cool-weather main courses like Winter Seafood Lasagnetti, bursting with shrimp, scallops, tangy tomatoes, and melt-in-your-mouth mozzarella. Every recipe calls for fresh, canned, or sun-dried tomatoes combined with fresh or packaged mozzarella cheese. Filled with stylish and contemporary full-color photos, Tomatoes & Mozzarella provides mouthwatering inspiration to every tomato and mozzarella lover.

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  • Truffles »

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    Dede Wilson

    Everyone knows that truffles are luxurious and indulgent, but who knew that they could be so easy to make? In Truffles, Dede Wilson presents 50 clear, easy-to-follow recipes for truffles using milk, dark, and white chocolate infused with a wide range of fabulous flavorings, such as raspberry, ginger, curry, espresso, cognac, passion fruit, hazelnut, and champagne. Featuring mouthwatering full-color photos with creative ideas for packaging truffles as gifts, Truffles is a sweet treat for any chocolate lover!

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  • Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook »

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    Kathy Strahs

    Nobody knows how to coax more delectable food from a panini press than Kathy Strahs, whose celebrated blog Panini Happy has covered the machines since 2008. While panini are sandwiches, they’re not just for lunch: They make substantial dinnertime or breakfast/brunch fare as well, as Strahs’s 205 recipes amply prove. In roughly one-quarter of the recipes Strahs shows that you can make lots of other things, from burritos and quesadillas all the way to your own homemade ice-cream cones, on a panini maker.

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  • Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook »

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    Beth Hensperger, Julie Kaufmann

    Rice cookers are perfect for how we cook today—versatile and convenient, they have one-button technology, don’t take up much counter space, and are a breeze to clean. And they can do so much more than produce foolproof rice, beans, and grains. The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook shows you how to make everything from Thai Curried Rice to Chocolate Pots de Crème with Poached Fresh Cherries, from Breakfast Barley to Turkey Chili with Baby White Beans.

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  • Vegan Planet »

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    Robin Robertson

    Robin Robertson once and for all explodes the myth that vegan food is bland, bizarre, or just too “lite.” First she provides a complete rundown on the vegan pantry and the tremendous health benefits of the vegan way of eating. Then she presents 400 exciting and globally inspired new recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including decadent-without-dairy desserts and creative ideas for entertaining guests no matter what they like to eat.

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  • Vegetarian Planet »

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    Didi Emmons

    Never before has so much of the Earth’s bounty been so abundantly available in local stores and supermarkets. In her best-selling and James Beard Book Award-nominated cookbook, Vegetarian Planet, Didi Emmons takes vibrant flavors from around the world and, using techniques known to any home cook and easy-to-find ingredients, creates 350 dishes at once bold and flavorful, soothing and homey. Not a book of recipes “from” this country or that, it is instead a celebration of the new, globally inspired American pantry.

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  • Vinaigrettes and Other Dressings »

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    Michele Anna Jordan

    An award-winning cookbook author and radio personality serves up the definitive book on dressings

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  • Wild Vegan Cookbook »

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    Steve Brill

    Most people do not realize that their everyday environment is filled with delicious, organic, healthy sources of food. The Wild Vegan Cookbook will teach you how to take advantage, sustainably and safely, of the many wild plants that thrive in local parks, woodlands, fields, and other open spaces, as well as use the natural foods available in supermarkets and at farmers’ markets.

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  • Wine Cocktails »

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    A.J. Rathbun

    Drinks expert A.J. Rathbun brings to American readers something that the Europeans have been enjoying for years: wine cocktails. With his signature wit and flair, he explores the delicious art of mixing wine cocktails and shows readers how easy it is to enjoy a favorite wine in a whole new way. In four recipe chapters that cover reds and rosés, white wines, sparkling wines, and after-dinner treats, Rathbun mixes things up with juice, herbs, liqueurs, spirits, and spices. Bottoms up!

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  • Wine Mondays »

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    Frank McClelland, Christie Matheson

    Interest in pairing wine with food is at an all-time high—everywhere you look, wine pairing is being featured in food magazines, in restaurants, and on television cooking shows. Food and wine pairing may seem complicated, but anyone can do it with just a little bit of guidance! In Wine Mondays, Frank McClelland and Christie Matheson demystify this skill and offer 130 elegant recipes from McClelland’s acclaimed Boston restaurant L’Espalier, adapted here for the home cook. It’s the perfect book for anyone who loves great wine and great food and wants to learn how to enjoy the flavors of both to their full extent—and have fun while doing it!

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