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Book Reviews Mar 2013

| March 1, 2013
Book Reviews Mar 2013

THINNER THIS YEAR Thinner This Year: A Diet and Exercise Program for Living Strong, Fit and Sexy is the follow-up program to the New York Times bestseller Younger Next Year. This new book uses the crucial combination of diet and exercise. Authors Chris Crowley and Jen Sacheck, Ph.D., are candid about this journey. It’s not […]

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Book Reviews Feb 2013

| February 1, 2013
Book Reviews Feb 2013

BETTER FOOD FOR DOGS Written by a veterinarian and dog experts, Better Food for Dogs, is filled with expert and advice on understanding your dog’s nutritional needs and building the framework for optimum health. More than 100 easy-to-prepare recipes are clearly organized by weight range, further ensuring the right diet for your dog. There is […]

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Book Reviews Jan 2013

| January 1, 2013
Book Reviews Jan 2013

PORTRAIT OF HOUSTON Come see Houston, Texas, as you’ve never seen it before with Portrait of Houston. Join one of Texas’ finest photographers, Kathy Adams Clark, as she turns her lens on Houston, showcasing the diverse and fascinating culture and scenic beauty of this global city and center of industry. This book, with the text […]

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Book Reviews Dec 2012

| December 1, 2012
Book Reviews Dec 2012

CAKE BALLS Cake Balls: Amazingly Delicious Bite-Size Treats comes from two women credited with starting the cake ball craze, Robin Ankeny and Charlotte Lyon. Featuring 52 easy-to-follow recipes for a wide range of cake balls, this is sure to be a treat to satisfy all tastes. Also included are tips on how to decorate, display […]

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Book Reviews Nov 2012

| November 1, 2012
Book Reviews Nov 2012

PAPER MADE! Kayte Terry, visual communication and inspiration manager for Anthropologie, whose cutting-edge work appears in the chain’s windows and in-store displays, applies her impeccable aesthetic to the art of paper craft. In Paper Made! 101 Exceptional Projects to Make Out of Everyday Paper, Kayte provides page after page of trash-to-treasure designs. Step-by-step instructions are […]

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Book Reviews Oct 2012

| October 1, 2012
Book Reviews Oct 2012

THE ESSENTIAL CANCER TREATMENT NUTRITION GUIDE & COOKBOOK Recent research indicates that diet can influence a patient’s cancer treatment and survival rate, and can help manage side effects. The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide & Cookbook by Jean Lamantia, R.D. with Dr. Neil Berinstein, M.D., is written for patients and caregivers and addresses the unique […]

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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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