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New Arrivals - Cooking, homemaking, and family

"Using a combination of hand and machine sewing... transforms simple sweatshirts into cute costumes embellished with felt and other easy-to-find materials--perfect for Halloween, dress up, or anytime"--From publisher description.

A leading style expert outlines a method for "conscious dressing" that explains how to pursue daily goals by using one's wardrobe choices to promote self-confidence and reflect how one wants to be perceived.

"More than 150 recipes show you how to make the most of herbs, with plenty of imaginative, contemporary ideas, as well as classic dishes. Infuse herbs in teas, drinks, cordials, sugar and salt; use them to add interest to butter, stocks, sauces, chutneys and marinades; or use them decoratively as garnishes"--From publisher description.

More than thirty new nail designs, with tips on how to prep your manicure. Clear step-by-step instructions and easy-to-use tools for creating fabulous nail art designs in your own home

How many ways can you preserve a strawberry? You can freeze it, dry it, pickle it, or can it. Milk gets cultured, or fermented, and is preserved as cheese or yogurt. Fish can be smoked, salted, dehydrated, and preserved in oil. Pork becomes jerky. Cucumbers become pickles. There is no end to the magic of food preservation, and in "Preserving everything," Leda Meredith leads readers both newbies and old hands in every sort of preservation technique imaginable.

Skip the sugary commercial drinks and make these and many more fresh, delicious beverages in your own kitchen. Whether you're looking for new ways to enjoy your garden's bounty or want to experiment with pure concoctions made from farmers' market finds, these recipes and techniques--including harvesting, canning, fermenting and pasteurizing--will introduce you to a whole new world of garden goodness.

A guilty pleasure no more, the avocado has broken out of guacamole to become a healthy-diet star!

"These are recipes that emphasize naturally gluten-free ingredients and ... will appeal not only to gluten intolerants and celiacs but also to anyone just looking for a great recipe."--Provided by publisher.

"In a Nutshell presents a complete guide to enjoying Mother Nature's most nutritious gifts. Omnivores, vegetarians, vegans, and health-conscious eaters all will delight in the more than 250 easy-to-make recipes, from noonday salads and snacks to family dinners and desserts"--Provided by publisher.

If you have plentiful produce from your garden or your local farmers' market, you need to use it up, or better yet, put it up so you can enjoy it all winter! This guide is packed with easy-to-follow steps for all kinds of food preservation techniques, to help you make the most of your bounty.

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