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The Thrill of the Grill: Techniques, Recipes, & Down-Home Barbecue
The Thrill of the Grill
Techniques, Recipes, & Down-Home Barbecue
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0688088325

Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby bring a unique blend of exotic spices, American favorites, humor, and infectious enthusiasm that will put the thrill in your grill and have you coming back for seconds.

Among this book's unique features: Sound advice on which grills and fuels to use, how to lay your fire, and how to know just when the fire is at the right temperature. Descriptions of the few cooking tools you need for carefree grilling, with instructions on how to use them. A chapter elucidating the fine art of grilling, with tips on how to get the best, most flavorful results. A chapter of innovative, full-flavored grill appetizers, eminently suitable for combining into a full meal. A one-of-a-kind section on the art of barbecuing (smoke cooking), including all-new information on regional variations, barbecue terminology, and a guide to the colorful rhetoric that is an indispensable part of this cooking style. An original chapter called "Sambals, Blatjangs, and Salsas," or the "sauces" of grilled foods, easily put together with raw ingredients. Recipes for exotic beverages that are just the thing to wash down a spicy meal.Simple down-home desserts, perfect after grilled foods. 32 pages of four-color photographs of the recipes in the book. A pantry section that provides you with techniques for creating recipe ingredients such as braised garlic and roasted peppers; tells you what prepared ingredients you should have on hand; and describes the variety of chile peppers and exotic fruits and vegetables used in the book.

Betty Crocker's New Chinese Cookbook: Recipes by Leeann Chin
Betty Crocker's New Chinese Cookbook
Recipes by Leeann Chin
Hardcover      ISBN: 0130832545

More than 130 recipes highlighting Cantonese, Sechuan, and specialties are presented together with complete instructions on cooking style, utensils, preparation, and artistry.

The New Pressure Cooker Cookbook: A Complete Guide to Meals in Minutes Using Today's Stress-Free Pressure Cooker
The New Pressure Cooker Cookbook
A Complete Guide to Meals in Minutes Using Today's Stress-Free Pressure Cooker
Paperback      ISBN: 0809241862

A comprehensive guide to preparing meals with a pressure cooker features more than seventy recipes for soups, stews, meat dishes, vegetables, and even desserts.

Playing House: A Starter Guide to Being a Grown-Up
Playing House
A Starter Guide to Being a Grown-Up
Paperback      ISBN: 0060741635

Ready to graduate from dorm
decor and mismatched furniture?

Now it's easy to create a perfect, stylish space for entertaining and relaxing. Playing House is the bible for the girl who knows she has an aspiring domestic goddess inside her but doesn't know how to make those impulses meet reality. Page after page of advice on cooking, decorating, cleaning, and entertaining will provide you with everything you need to turn your bachelorette pad into a welcoming, cozy haven, including a stress-free formula for making any room look elegant and inviting for little money and minimal effort; tips on transforming an apartment filled with mismatching furniture into a well-choreographed pad; time-saving strategies for dinner parties that can be prepared 80 percent in advance and on a tight budget; advice on making a bedroom that looks like a sanctuary rather than a dorm room; and more

Featuring the budget-friendly tips and advice of top interior designers, chefs, and event planners, Playing House will help you achieve blissful domesticity with minimum fuss and maximum fun.

500 Time-Saving Hints for Every Woman: Helpful Tips for Your Home, Family, Shopping, and More
500 Time-Saving Hints for Every Woman
Helpful Tips for Your Home, Family, Shopping, and More
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0736918469

Bestselling author Emilie Barnes (more than 4.8 million total copies sold) has been sharing time and sanity-saving tips with women for years. Now in this easy to use resource, Emilie reveals 500 fabulous ideas to help readers declutter their lives and homes stop piling it and start filing it begin each day with a To Do list clean efficiently and effectively tackle projects at home and elsewhere Every homeowner, bride, mom, and working woman will find the secrets to creating a life that has less mess and more room for what really matters.

The 8 Minute Organizer: Easy Solutions to Simplify Your Life in Your Spare Time
The 8 Minute Organizer
Easy Solutions to Simplify Your Life in Your Spare Time
Paperback      ISBN: 0738215716

Whether you are busy dealing with a demanding job, raising kids, or coping with illness, simply finding the time to get organized can be a challenge. The 8-Minute Organizer to the rescue!

Regina Leeds shows how anyone can organize their home with just a few minutes each day. She has tailored her magic formula (eliminate, categorize, organize) so that readers can work in short, effective increments and complete small projects that add up to big progress. The book includes hundreds of systems and tricks--from rapid closet rehab to tackling junk drawers, clutter-busting a room to setting up a mail system. Leeds also offers quick but important daily routines (making the bed), periodic tasks (checking the smoke detector), and fun projects (creating a dream board) to keep up the momentum.

The Backyard Lumberjack: The Ultimate Guide to Felling, Bucking, Splitting & Stacking
The Backyard Lumberjack
The Ultimate Guide to Felling, Bucking, Splitting & Stacking
Paperback      ISBN: 1580176348

Whether you're splitting a cord of wood for your fireplace or managing acres of woodland, The Backyard Lumberjack provides plenty of practical instruction and firsthand advice. Familiarize yourself with the proper equipment and safety gear, then learn how to fell, buck, split, and stack your own wood supply for the season. Veteran lumberjacks Frank Philbrick and Stephen Philbrick cover everything you need to know to bring a tree from the forest to your fireplace, safely and effectively.

Cheaper, Better, Faster: Over 2,000 Tips and Tricks to Save You Time and Money Every Day
Cheaper, Better, Faster
Over 2,000 Tips and Tricks to Save You Time and Money Every Day
Paperback      ISBN: 0800721446

What if there were one book that could help you do nearly everything in life cheaper, better, and faster? Show you how to remove hairspray baked onto a curling iron. How to make white shoes look like new. How to make gourmet coffee without the gourmet price. How to keep your cat out of your houseplants. And hundreds of other things.
"Cheaper, Better, Faster "is all the best advice you've ever heard, collected into one handy volume. Every tip is short, to the point, and helps you make the most of your money and your time, making everyday life less hectic and more enjoyable.

The Design of Everyday Life
The Design of Everyday Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1845206835

How do common household items such as basic plastic house wares or high-tech digital cameras transform our daily lives? The Design of Everyday Life considers this question in detail, from the design of products through to their use in the home.
Drawing on interviews with consumers themselves, the authors look at how everyday objects, ranging from screwdrivers to photo management software, are used on a practical level. Closely investigating the design, production and use of mass-market goods, the authors offer new interpretations of how consumers' needs are met and manufactured. They examine the dynamic interaction of products with everyday practices.

The Design of Everyday Life presents a pathbreaking analysis of the sociology of objects, illuminating the connections between design and consumption.

The Design of Everyday Life
The Design of Everyday Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 1845206827

How do common household items such as basic plastic house wares or high-tech digital cameras transform our daily lives? The Design of Everyday Life considers this question in detail, from the design of products through to their use in the home. Drawing on interviews with consumers themselves, the authors look at how everyday objects, ranging from screwdrivers to photo management software, are used on a practical level. Closely investigating the design, production and use of mass-market goods, the authors offer new interpretations of how consumers' needs are met and manufactured. They examine the dynamic interaction of products with everyday practices. The Design of Everyday Life presents a pathbreaking analysis of the sociology of objects, illuminating the connections between design and consumption.