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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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Book Reviews Feb 2011

| February 1, 2011
Book Reviews Feb 2011

SEWING SCHOOL Sewing School is a fun, kid-tested how-to-sew book for ages 5 and up, featuring 21 step-by-step projects to inspire young sewers to create useful, modern objects with minimal adult supervision. Authors Amie Petronis Plumley and Andria Lisle developed this kid-tested curriculum from years of teaching sewing workshops for kids. _________________________________________________________________________________ MY COOKING CLASS […]

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Book Reviews Jan 2011

| January 1, 2011
Book Reviews Jan 2011

FRANK FONTANA’S DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS OF DESIGN With Frank Fontana’s Dirty Little Secrets of Design, interior designing on a budget will no longer be a reason to stress out or lose your sense of style. Fontana is a nationally renowned design expert and guru of low-cost high style design, and HGTV’s go-to guy for chic […]

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Book Reviews Dec 2010

| December 1, 2010
Book Reviews Dec 2010

Farm Chicks Christmas In The Farm Chicks Christmas, Serena Thompson, Country Living contributing editor, shows you how to add special touches to make your celebrations merry and bright. From handcrafted decorations, to vintage collectibles, to homemade treats, this charming new book covers everything including tree trimming and decorating ideas, giftwrapping tips and holiday recipes. _________________________________________________________________________________ […]

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Book Reviews Nov 2010

| November 1, 2010
Book Reviews Nov 2010

The Carb Lovers Diet: Eat What You Love, Get Slim for Life features the step-by-step 7-day Carb Lovers Kickstart Plan, which was developed by registered dieticians on the Health staff and in clinical practice. Testing on real women shows it helps lose up to six pounds — fast, with no hunger and almost no effort. […]

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Book Reviews Oct 2010

| October 1, 2010
Book Reviews Oct 2010

Put ’em Up Put ’em Up by Sherri Brooks Vinton moves canning out of grandma’s kitchen and into the 21st century with recipes for Szechuan Beans, Sweet Pepper Jam and Berry Bourbon. With detailed information for the most timid beginner, Vinton takes the fear out of canning and all that encompasses the preserving method. Her […]

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Book Reviews Sep 2010

| September 1, 2010
Book Reviews Sep 2010

Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy Transform your arms into your hottest accessory with the book Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy: The 5-Step Plan to Sleek, Strong, and Sculpted Arms. Author and nutrition-and-fitness-coach-to-the-stars JJ Virgin’s simple, no-fail program, tell-it-like-it-is method will teach a no-fuss approach to eating that will increase energy, help build muscle […]

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Book Reviews Aug 2010

| August 1, 2010
Book Reviews Aug 2010

If He’s Not the One, Who Is? In this wake-up-and-smell-the-coffee break-up book, women will get the jolt needed to move on and find their real Mr. Right. By first examining the mistakes of past failed relationships and getting up the nerve to date again, If He’s Not the One, Who Is? isn’t just about drying […]

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Book Reviews Jul 2010

| July 1, 2010
Book Reviews Jul 2010

Front Yard Gardens Front Yard Gardens: Growing More Than Grass, Second Edition is an inspiring treasure-trove of ideas to start and grow a fabulous front yard. Author Liz Primeau explores the history of lawn and our attachment to it, and profiles 75 front yard gardens from across North America in a variety of growing zones. […]

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Book Reviews Jun 2010

| June 1, 2010
Book Reviews Jun 2010

Raw Energy It’s time to rescue snacks from the realm of empty-calorie packaged junk food and transform everyday pick-me-ups into healthful, satisfying mini meals. Raw Energy author Stephanie Tourles’s 125 recipes for trail mixes, parfaits, energy bars, juice blends, smoothies, soups, vegetable chips, zippy dips, candies and cookies combine raw ingredients in delicious snacks that […]

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Book Reviews May 2010

| May 1, 2010
Book Reviews May 2010

The Beginner’s Guide to Edible Herbs by Charles W.G. Smith features in-depth profiles and full-color photos of 26 basic herbs. The book also includes information on growing, harvesting and preserving each herb, as well as techniques and cooking how-to for using herbs to expands one’s culinary horizon. Fresh herbs are a great complement to fresh […]

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