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Vegetables: The French Way
Vegetables
The French Way
Paperback      ISBN: 0892813318

With infectious enthusiasm, Jack Santa Maria shows how insistence on interesting sauces, charming presentation, and exciting aromas can transform mere vegetables into tantalizing main and side dishes. More than 200 new and traditional Gallic recipes--arranged alphabetically from artichokes to watercress--feature such imaginative fare as Eggplant Fritters, Red Cabbage with Chestnuts, Pumpkin Pancakes, and Dandelion with Cheese and Walnuts.

Santa Maria is well known for his highly successful books on Italian, Greek, Chinese, Indian, and international vegetarian cooking. Vegetables The French Way is an invaluable addition to the bookshelf of vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, proving that vegetables can be easily prepared so as to embody the very best in classic French cuisine.
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.

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.

Do It Gorgeously: How to Make Less Toxic, Less Expensive, and More Beautiful Products
Do It Gorgeously
How to Make Less Toxic, Less Expensive, and More Beautiful Products
Paperback      ISBN: 140134139x
From the "Mary Poppins for the new millennium," this do-it-yourself guide encourages everyone to take a brand new look at how we can reduce, reuse, and recycle -- and find deep satisfaction in making a better version of what we're used to buying in a store (Good Housekeeping).

It's official: In these tough times, clueless is out--and crafty is in. For both financial and environmental reasons, life is all about doing well with what you have. But that doesn't mean you can't still be fabulous. Do It Gorgeously shows you how to make nearly everything you would otherwise purchase: From the kitchen to the nursery, from your medicine cabinet to your makeup drawer, you'll be astounded by how easy and inexpensive it is to make safe and eco-friendly products for your family. You deserve to have it all--and now you can do it yourself

Praise for Sophie Uliano:

"To be with Sophie is to be so caught up in the thrill of the potential of good " --Julia Roberts

"Sophie Uliano teaches us that we need not equate eco-friendly with Birkenstocks and wheatgrass shakes . . . she ushers us into a lifestyle that's ever so eco-chic." -- Los Angeles Confidential

"Sophie Uliano is a Mary Poppins for the new millennium: Rather than advocating a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down, Uliano will recommend rubbing sugar on your skin to make it glow--and then offer numerous other homegrown tips and tricks." -- Good Housekeeping
Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?: An Easy Plan for Losing Weight and Living More
Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?
An Easy Plan for Losing Weight and Living More
Paperback      ISBN: 1416560173

Diets don't work. Why not? Because they focus on what foods we should and shouldn't eat but completely ignore everything else that makes us fat. Look at your own situation: You say you want to lose weight, but you just can't stop indulging. You say you'd exercise more if only you had the time, yet you spend precious hours every night in front of the TV doing what? Munching nutrition-free snacks and drinking supersized beverages.

Peter Walsh, the bestselling author of It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff, believes that the secret to successfully losing weight is to forget about calorie counting and weekly weigh-ins. Instead you need to focus on how, why, and where you eat. When it comes to clearing clutter (the fat in our homes) it isn't about the stuff itself, it's about the life you want to live. The same is true for losing weight: It's not about the pounds, it's about living the life you deserve in the body you want.

Using his expert techniques honed from years as a clutter expert and organizational consultant on TLC's Clean Sweep, Peter helps you address how the clutter in your kitchen, your pantry, and your home is directly related to the clutter on your body and negatively affects your ability to lead a full and healthy life. This book shows you how to clean up not just the spaces where you eat, but the routines around them: from planning meals and shopping to dinnertime rituals.

Peter knows all the pitfalls and all the excuses. In Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? he gives you the tools (and courage) you need to get over all your excuses, face the issues, and make the change to a better life.

This is not a diet book. This is a book about your life -- about creating the healthy life and body you have always imagined for yourself. Peter helps you kick the food-clutter habit forever. You have only one life. Start living it today.