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Book Reviews Sep 2012

| September 1, 2012
Book Reviews Sep 2012

LOBSTER! 55 FRESH & SIMPLE RECIPES FOR EVERYDAY EATING In Lobster!, cookbook author Brooke Dojny has taken her extensive knowledge of the northeast, paired it with her lobster know-how, and compiled her favorite tips, tricks and recipes. In these 55 mouthwatering recipes, readers will find renditions of all their favorites including bisques, salads and lobster […]

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Book Reviews Aug 2012

| August 1, 2012
Book Reviews Aug 2012

THE PICKLED PANTRY The Pickled Pantry is a fresh, contemporary guide to pickling the harvest. The book provides 150 recipes for pickling everything from apples to zucchini. There are techniques for making fermented pickles, salsas, relishes, and chutneys; freezer and refrigerator options; and recipes that feature pickles front and center. Author Andrea Chesman’s recipes are […]

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Book Reviews Jul 2012

| July 1, 2012
Book Reviews Jul 2012

NEW FRONT YARD IDEA BOOK Lushly illustrated with 325 color photographs, New Front Yard Idea Book offers the best design information from experts to inspire homeowners everywhere. Sandra Soria’s book is overflowing with ideas for the entrance, porches and porticos, gardens and arbors, paths and driveways, as well as fences and gates, and landscaping and […]

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Book Reviews Jun 2012

| June 1, 2012
Book Reviews Jun 2012

175 BEST BABYCAKES Kathy Moore and Roxanne Wyss’ book 175 Best Baby Cakes offers delightful and creative recipes to make cake pops in your kitchen quickly and easily. These recipes were developed specifically for use in the cake pop maker. The book features chapters on cake pop classics; desserts and sweets; glazes, dips and fillings; […]

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Book Reviews May 2012

| May 1, 2012
Book Reviews May 2012

THE VEGETARIAN KITCHEN TABLE COOKBOOK The inspiration behind The Vegetarian Kitchen Table Cookbook was Igor Brotto and Olivier Guiriec’s desire to share both classic and internationally inspired dishes that will appeal to everyone — vegetarian or non-vegetarian — no matter what the occasion. Their goal is to bring together an incredible variety of form, color, […]

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Book Reviews Apr 2012

| April 1, 2012
Book Reviews Apr 2012

FRESH AMERICAN SPACES Interior designer Annie Selke’s new book, Fresh American Spaces, takes a modern look at five distinctly American decorating styles: Refined Romantic, Nuanced Neutral, Happy Preppy, Cultured Eclectic and Everyday Exuberance. Drawing on a lifetime of design inspiration, Selke candidly illustrates the process, exploring palettes, fabrics and key elements that can be used […]

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Book Reviews Mar 2012

| March 1, 2012
Book Reviews Mar 2012

FINE COOKING ITALIAN Fine Cooking Italian features the magazine’s blend of delicious, triple-tested recipes and solid how-to information. This collection of 200 Italian dishes has it all, from appetizers to soups, pastas to pizzas, and mains to desserts. Readers will enjoy the variety of recipes — many coming from well-known Italian cooks. With pro secrets, […]

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Book Reviews Feb 2012

| February 1, 2012
Book Reviews Feb 2012

STYLISH SHEDS AND ELEGANT HIDEAWAYS For Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways, Debra Prinzing and photographer Bill Wright traveled the country to find today’s most innovative and inviting sheds. Their book features more than 30 of the most inspiring, from Seattle to San Diego to East Hampton and Atlanta. Some are elaborate, luxurious spaces, and others are […]

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Book Reviews Jan 2012

| January 1, 2012
Book Reviews Jan 2012

JUNIOR’S DESSERT COOKBOOK Junior’s Dessert Cookbook: Over 75 Recipes for Cheesecakes, Pies, Cookies, Cakes and More features 75 delicious and easy-to-follow recipes for desserts that have made Junior’s a legendary restaurant in New York. In Junior’s Dessert Cookbook, third generation co-owner Alan Rosen offers the public dozens of recipes. The book also includes a comprehensive […]

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Book Reviews Dec 2011

| December 1, 2011
Book Reviews Dec 2011

Just Tacos Just Tacos: 100 Delicious Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner showcases Shelly Wiseman’s mastery of the art of Mexican cuisine. Just Tacos includes recipes for many fillings that are easy to make for a simple and satisfying meal. Recipes for every meal and food group are included, making this the ultimate taco cookbook. […]

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Book Reviews Nov 2011

| November 1, 2011
Book Reviews Nov 2011

175 BEST BABYCAKES Kathy Moore and Roxanne Wyss’ book 175 Best Babycakes is the first and only cookbook specially written for the Babycakes Cupcake Maker appliance. This innovative cookbook is written, and all recipes tested, with correct size/portion and baking times specific for the appliance. The recipes feature everything from classics and kid favorites to […]

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Book Reviews Oct 2011

| October 1, 2011
Book Reviews Oct 2011

DIPLOMACY AND DIAMONDS The international socialite and global political activist Joanne King Herring tells her fascinating continuing story in Diplomacy and Diamonds: My Wars from the Ballroom to the Battlefield. The former Texas television anchor is known for her improbable fight with the mujahideen against the former Soviet Union. Born in the man’s world of […]

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Book Reviews Sep 2011

| September 1, 2011
Book Reviews Sep 2011

A CONVERSATION WITH GOD A Conversation With God was created because life is challenging and one’s heart longs to understand. Author Alton Gansky’s book contains 55 of life’s greatest questions and answers. Each topic includes scriptural reference to explore the Bible verses. This is an engaging conversation with God, Jesus and key Bible characters who […]

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Book Reviews Aug 2011

| August 1, 2011
Book Reviews Aug 2011

WHAT PLANT WHEN What Plant When is a compact book from DK Publishing and the American Horticultural Society It is the perfect guide to choosing beautiful plants that will give seasonal interest and color to a garden all year-round. The book contains AHS-recommended varieties, seasonal tips, cultivation advice for every plant and tools to bring […]

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Book Reviews Jul 2011

| July 1, 2011
Book Reviews Jul 2011

EVERYDAY TO ENTERTAINING Everyday to Entertaining: 200 Sensational Recipes That Transform From Casual to Elegant by Meredith Deeds and Carla Snyder is full of recipes that any home cook can whip up with ease for a simple, satisfying meal or serve with confidence at a dinner party. All the recipes in this book come in […]

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Book Reviews Jun 2011

| June 1, 2011
Book Reviews Jun 2011

BACKYARD HARVEST Backyard Harvest by Jo Whittingham takes you through all the states of growing, picking, storing and preserving fruits and vegetables. Each chapter contains four sections that provide instructions on what to eat, plant and harvest that month. There are also features on harvesting, storing and preserving crops to enjoy later when little is […]

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Book Reviews May 2011

| May 1, 2011
Book Reviews May 2011

FRESH FLOWER ARRANGING If you’ve ever ogled a bouquet of flowers at the supermarket and wondered how to display them once you’ve brought them home, then Fresh Flower Arranging is for you. This book offers expert techniques for achieving stunning results,tips for keeping flowers beautiful for as long as possible, principles behind a successful arrangement […]

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Book Reviews Apr 2011

| April 1, 2011
Book Reviews Apr 2011

GROW PLANTS IN POTS Grow Plants in Pots is an essential guide to growing plants in small spaces —indoors or out. Packed with fascinating facts and practical tips, Grow Plants in Pots, provides expert cultivation advice for every plant. Also included are tips on basic care and a troubleshooting section that offers solutions to common […]

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Local Author May Have Written the Next Big Thing in Publishing

| March 1, 2011
Local Author May Have Written the Next Big Thing in Publishing

C.C. Hunter pens paranormal romance in new Shadow Falls series In the world of Young Adult literature, paranormal romances are king. While they may be written for the teenage market, many of them appeal to adults, and they often spend weeks on the bestseller lists. Local author and Lifestyles & Homes contributor, Christie Craig, under […]

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Brad Meltzer’s Real Inner Circle

| March 1, 2011
Brad Meltzer’s Real Inner Circle

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Book Reviews Mar 2011

| March 1, 2011
Book Reviews Mar 2011

Houston Classic Mexican Recipes Erin Hicks Miller’s new book, Houston Classic Mexican Recipes, features more than 60 recipes from some of the most beloved Mexican food restaurants in Houston. Award-winning chefs have opened their kitchens and helped to transform their most treasured menu items into manageable recipes for the home cook. The book also includes […]

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