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New Arrivals - Cooking, homemaking, and family

"An accessible collection of essays and recipes introduces the James Beard Award-winning author's philosophies about making one's own provisions using seasonal, organic and healthy artisanal foods"--Publisher's description.

"In The Food Lab, Kenji focuses on the science behind beloved American dishes, delving into the interactions between heat, energy, and molecules that create great food. Kenji shows that often, conventional methods don?t work that well, and home cooks can achieve far better results using new?but simple?techniques. In hundreds of easy-to-make recipes with over 1,000 full-color images, you will find out how to make foolproof Hollandaise sauce in just two minutes, how to transform one simple tomato sauce into a half dozen dishes, how to make the crispiest, creamiest potato casserole ever conceived, and much more. Over 1000 color photographs"--Page 4 of cover.

"In Cakeology, leading cake baker and designer Juliet Sear reveals her secrets to creating show-stopping cakes for every occasion. With clear, step-by-step instructions on piping, stencilling, modeling techniqes, airbrushing and more, there is something for both novices and experts alike"--Page [4] of cover.

"Lonely Planet presents Thailand's most authentic dishes--direct from the kitchens where they were perfected. From street-food vendors to top restaurants' chefs, Thailand's best local cooks share their passion for food and their own family recipes--from fiery fish curries to crunchy, tangy salads"--Back cover.

Contains 16 projects, four for each of main four areas in the home: bathroom, kitchen, laundry and workroom, all using hardwearing Irish linen tea towels. This book will appeal to people who want to learn to sew, those who want to develop their sewing skills, and for those with a love of simple, clean design.

Lonely Planet presents Italy's most authentic dishes--direct from the kitchens where they were perfected. From street-food vendors to top restaurants' chefs, Italy's best local cooks share their passion for food and their own family recipes, including pasta dishes, succulent stews, and desserts.

"Everything In Its Place is a new storage bible that showcases a wide variety of successful storage solutions that certainly don't skimp on style"--Back cover.

"Raw, cooked, and gluten-free meals from the founder of the national award-winning healthy-snack company Two Moms in the Raw. Within just a few days, Shari Leidich, a mother of three, went from working out daily and hiking in the nearby Rocky Mountains to being barely able to hold a pen. The diagnosis: MS. Gradually, thanks to a diet rich in raw foods, she returned to her former energetic self. For the long term, though, she knew she had to create meals that she would find satisfying and that her husband and three children would love as well. And they had to be quick and easy. Many of the 130-plus dishes, like Brunchy Poached Eggs on Spinach with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, or Plum and Tatsoi Salad, are riots of color. Most can be on the table before the kids can even complain they're hungry. Indulgent snacks like Creamy Olive and Artichoke Dip and Butternut-Lemongrass Soup satisfy cravings, and chicken and fish--Single-Skillet Chicken Puttanesca, Chard-Wrapped Mahi-Mahi--come bolstered with plenty of raw produce and grains. Desserts ditch processed sugar in favor of natural sweeteners and power nutrients. The story of a quest for healing, Two Moms in the Raw is a keep-it-real guide to eating well for anyone who wants to get back on track, enjoy greater vitality, reduce stress, and achieve their best health"-- Provided by publisher.

"An upscale cookbook for enthusiasts of all skill levels that approaches cannabis as an ingredient to explore. With more than one hundred fully tested recipes from experienced professional chefs, The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook guides readers through the process of making fresh, tasty, and healthy home-cooked meals using cannabis as the main additive"--Dust jacket.

"Cofounder of the international beauty company Caudalie shares the simple, natural, time-tested beauty secrets she learned growing up in France that any woman can use to look younger, healthier, and more radiant without harsh products or drastic procedures. When Mathilde Thomas moved from her native France to the United States to expand her skin-care company, Caudalie, she wanted to find out what American women wanted from their beauty routines. She interviewed thousands of women and was struck by how different the French and American approaches to beauty were. American women are all about the quick fix-the elusive product or procedure that will instantly solve a nagging beauty problem, even if it hurts, is wildly expensive, or is damaging in the long term. The French, by contrast, approach beauty as an essential and pleasurable part of the day, a lifelong and active investment that makes you look and feel good. Mathilde used these insights to turn Caudalie into one of America's top beauty brands. Drawing on her company's twenty years of scientific skin-care expertise backed by the research of doctors and dermatologists-as well as the beauty secrets she learned growing up on a vineyard in Bordeaux-The French Beauty Solution covers everything from how to use natural ingredients such as oil and honey to wash your face; what foods to eat for healthier hair, skin, and nails; and the amazing properties of grapes and grapeseed oil. She also introduces an easy three-day grape cleanse that European aristocrats have been using to detox for hundreds of years. Blending stories, science, DIY recipes, and tons of savoir faire, The French Beauty Solution is the last beauty regimen you'll ever need."-- Provided by publisher.

"At last a modern baking book packed with dozens of recipes for delectable treats using only natural, unrefined, readily available alternative sweeteners. Real Sweet offers every dessert lover the delicious sweetness they crave in simple and delicious recipes using natural sugars that pack in subtly amazing flavors that elevate treats of every kind (and help us avoid overprocessed, one-dimensional white sugar). Here are simple lunchbox treats suitable for all ages; whimsical candies and confections created on the stovetop; bake sale classics like cookies and cakes; and fragrant, exotic spoonable puddings and flans. Cookbook author and blogger Shauna Sever helps you introduce healthy touches into treats using natural, unrefined, readily available alternative sweeteners--from coconut sugar, agave nectar, orange blossom honey, and pure maple syrup to smoky turbinado, brown-buttery panela, and jaggery"--Amazon.com.

"Cure your kids of the entitlement epidemic so they develop happier, more productive attitudes that will carry them into a successful adulthood. Whenever Amy McCready mentions the "entitlement epidemic" to a group of parents, she is inevitably met with eye rolls, nodding heads, and loaded comments about affected children. It seems everywhere one looks there are preschoolers who only behave in the grocery store for a treat, narcissistic teenagers posting selfies across all forms of social media, and adult children living off their parents. Parenting expert Amy McCready reveals in this book that the solution is to help kids develop healthy attitudes in life. By setting up limits with consequences, and training them in responsible behavior and decision-making, parents can rid their homes of the entitlement epidemic and raise confident, resilient, and successful children. Whether parents are starting from scratch with a young toddler or navigating the teen years, they will find in this book proven strategies to effectively quell entitled attitudes in their children"-- Provided by publisher.

"Cook when you have the time--make meals easier by making them ahead. This collection of family-pleasing recipes uses smart-prep strategies to help you get dinner on the table with minimal fuss"--Back cover.

The author explores the link between the essential qualities that make great entrepreneurs tick and what we know about how children learn and grow. Each chapter is devoted to a quality -- including curiosity, inventiveness, optimism, opportunity-seeking, compassion, and service -- and reveals how parents can nurture these qualities.

" ... ultimate resource for the growing number of people interested in eating a low carb, moderate-protein, high-fat diet to lose weight, improve their health, and heal their bodies from the inside out. In addition, The Ketogenic Cookbook explains why a ketogenic diet can help treat chronic illnesses from type 2 diabetes to heart disease to epilepsy, offers practical advice for pursuing nutritional ketosis, outlines the unique combination of whole foods that will help you become ketogenic, and much more"--Page [2] of cover.

Argues for a return to instinct-driven parenting, debunks parenting myths, and empowers parents to put down the flashcards and follow their instincts.

Screaming, swearing, crying, hitting, kicking, spitting, biting...these are some of the challenging behaviors we see in kids who are having difficulty meeting our expectations. These behaviors often leave parents feeling frustrated, angry, overwhelmed, and desperate for answers. In this fully revised and updated book, Dr. Ross Greene helps you understand why and when your child does these things and how to respond in ways that are nonpunitive, nonadversarial, humane, and effective. With Dr. Greene's practical, expert guidance, you and your child will forge a new relationship based on communication and mutual respect.

Lenore Skenazy called down a firestorm of controversy when she wrote a newspaper column about letting her nine-year-old ride alone on the New York City subway. In this plainspoken take on modern parenting, Skenazy offers a commonsense approach to letting kids be kids.

""Honey, you are 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring." When New York Post writer Stephanie Smith made a turkey and swiss on white bread for her boyfriend, Eric (aka E), he took one bite and uttered those now-famous words. While her beau's declaration initially seemed unusual, even antiquated, Stephanie accepted the challenge and got to work. Little did she know she was about to cook up the sexiest and most controversial love story of her generation. 300 Sandwiches is the story of Stephanie and E's epic journey of bread and betrothal, with a whole loaf of recipes to boot. For Stephanie, a novice in the kitchen, making a sandwich--or even 300--for E wasn't just about getting a ring; it was her way of saying "I love you" while gaining confidence as a chef. It was about how many breakfast sandwiches they could eat together on future Sunday mornings, how many s'mores might follow family snowboarding trips, how many silly fights would end in makeup sandwiches. Suddenly, she saw a lifetime of happiness between those two slices of bread. Not everyone agreed. The media dubbed E "the Internet's Worst Boyfriend"; bloggers attacked the loving couple for setting back the cause of women's rights; opinions about their romance echoed from as far away as Japan. Soon, Stephanie found her cooking and her relationship under the harsh glare of the spotlight. From culinary twists on peanut butter and jelly to "Not Your Mother's Roast Beef" spicy French Dip to Chicken and Waffle BLTs, Stephanie shares the creations--including wraps, burritos, paninis, and burgers--that ultimately sated E's palate and won his heart. Part recipe book, part girl-meets-boy memoir, 300 Sandwiches teaches us that true love always wins out--one delicious bite at a time"-- Provided by publisher.

Rediscover the art of cooking and eating communally with a beautiful, simple collection of meals for friends and family. With her dinner series Sunday Suppers, Karen Mordechai celebrates the magic of gathering, bringing together friends and strangers to connect over the acts of cooking and sharing meals. For those who yearn to connect around the table, Karens simple, seasonally driven recipes, evocative photography, and understated styling form a road map to creating community in their own kitchens and in offbeat locations. This collection of gatherings will inspire a sense of adventure and community for both the novice and experienced cook alike.

"One of YouTube's top beauty and fashion influencers offers her motivational manual on finding your passion, building confidence, and creating your own success story. After emigrating from Mexico at six years old with her family, Dulce Candy Ruiz spent her formative years in a trailer park, watching her parents work in strawberry fields. After high school, Dulce joined the military as a mechanic and was soon deployed to Iraq, fixing generators in an environment that forced this bubbly girlie-girl to blend in. Tired of wearing fatigues and no makeup for weeks on end, Dulce started filming makeup tutorials and posting them to YouTube to reclaim her femininity--and have a little fun. In just a few years, Dulce has skyrocketed into superstardom with the creation of her YouTube channel, Dulce Candy -- which now has more than two million subscribers -- becoming one of the site's top beauty and fashion influencers, transforming Dulce from a shy, self-doubting army specialist into a risk-taking businesswoman, confident role model, and beauty expert. The Sweet Life chronicles Dulce Candy's inspiring story, sharing her hard-won wisdom about finding your passion, answering opportunity when it knocks on your door, and overcoming failure. She emphasizes the importance of inner and outer beauty and being true to yourself, embracing the things that make you unique and using them to live your dreams, including practical advice on building your career ("keep your role models close but your mentors closer"), staying focused when the going gets tough ("progress, not perfection"), and balancing the personal and professional ("don't settle, settle down")" -- Provided by publisher.

A charitable call to arms, this cookbook of 120 recipes proves it is possible to prepare tasty, healthy meals on just $4 a day (the amount the US government allots to a person on food stamps).

"These pages are packed with practical techniques for dehydrating food and preparing an outdoor kitchen, plus advice on meal planning, nutrition, and the best lightweight cooking stoves and utensils. Campfire Cookbook can help you beat boring trail food and enjoy tasty and nutritious meals in the wild"--Page [4] of cover.