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Wise and funny The Lorrie Moore short story or the Tina Fey memoir of cleaning tutorials Dwight Garner The New York Times Thrillingly titled For a generation overwhelmed not just by dust bunnies but by bong water on the carpet pee stains on the ceiling and vomit seemingly everywhere Jolie Kerr dispenses cleaning advice free of judgment A Mrs Beeton for the postcollege set Penelope Green The New York Times Jolie Kerr really cuts through the grease and grime with her new book I do what she tells me to do Amy Sedaris The author of the hit column Ask a Clean Person offers a hilarious and practical guide to cleaning up life s little emergencies Life is filled with spills odors and those oh-so embarrassing stains you just can t tell your parents about And let s be honest no one is going to ask Martha Stewart what to do when your boyfriend barfs in your handbag Thankfully Jolie Kerr has both staggering cleaning knowledge and a sense of humor With signature sass and straight talk Jolie takes on questions ranging from the basic how do I use a mop to the esoteric what should I do when bottles of homebrewed ginger beer explode in my kitchen My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag proves that even the most nightmarish cleaning conundrums can be... solved with a smile the right supplies and a little music more
Rapidly increasing in popularity square foot gardening is the most practical foolproof way to grow a home garden That explains why author and gardening innovator Mel Bartholomew has sold more than two million books describing how to become a successful DIY square foot gardener Now with the publication of All New Square Foot Gardening Second Edition the essential guide to his unique step-by-step method has become even better Mel developed his techniques back in the early 1980s and has been teaching them throughout the world ever since In the process he has made improvements and refinements and continually adapted his practices to keep pace with modern times In this new volume Bartholomew furthers his discussion on one of the most popular gardening trends today vertical gardening He also explains how you can make gardening fun for kids by teaching them the square foot method Finally an expanded section on pest control helps you protect your precious produce Rich with new full-color images and updated tips for selecting materials this beautiful new edition is perfect for brand-new gardeners as well as the millions of square foot gardeners who are already dedicated to Mel s industry-changing insights
You have what it takes Did you ever wonder what you can do with all of those LEGO bricks after you have created the project they came with Now with The LEGO Ideas Book you can take what you already have and make something new The book is divided into six themed chapters transportation buildings space kingdoms adventure and useful makes each with basic templates of key models and spreads to inspire you to create your own Hints and tips from Master Builders can help you turn your classic car into a race car or add a bridge to your castle Don t be concerned if you haven t got all the bricks you need this book also shows how to simplify details making this a great user-friendly guide for any building ability Featuring all-new LEGO building projects tips to supplement and enhance your LEGO creations inspirational builds and expert advice from LEGO Master Builders The LEGO Ideas Book will keep kids of all ages creating for hours
A necessary resource for anyone interested in alternative approaches to healing this book contains more than 600 easy-to-follow recipes for essential oil treatments and aromatherapy
A font of information on lettering styles The Art of Whimsical Lettering is an artful instruction book on creating stylized fonts and expressive artwork with personal handwriting skills Author Joanne Sharpe shows you how to create exuberant and personalized writing styles for your artwork whether it be a journal canvas art or other projects that use text After an overview of Joanne s favorite tools and surfaces take a peek into Joanne s personal lettering journal to discover how you too can collect inspiration hone your lettering skills and tap into your natural creativity Joanne then demonstrates twenty art techniques for creating a variety of lettering styles using many different tools She provides you with fifteen basic alphabets ranging from simple pen-and-ink renditions to increasingly elaborated texts that reference calligraphy vintage fonts and doodle art among other styles Joanne also teaches you how to turn prosaic lettering into page art itself merging text into illustration or ornamenting words with decorative drawings
Thirty-five editions and more than 1 6 million copies in circulation worldwide Blue Book Publications is proud to announce the upcoming release of the 35th Anniversary Edition of the Blue Book of Gun Values by S P Fjestad This new edition contains significantly updated values and information reflecting new changes in the gun industry New 2014 makes and models have also been included along with updated values on discontinued and antique firearms Features of the new Blue Book of Gun Values Significant pricing updates on major trademark current antique and discontinued models including Colt Winchester and Sturm Ruger Includes nearly 1 500 manufacturers and trademarks almost 20 000 gun model descriptions and over 175 000 prices Provides extensive information on nearly 200 AR-15 and AK-47 manufacturers importers More information more values and more history than any other guide on the market by far
Ree Drummond accidental country girl award-winning blogger Food Network personality and 1 New York Times bestselling author presents The Pioneer Woman Cooks A Year of Holidays a fantastic collection of recipes photos and homespun humor to help you celebrate all through the year Ree shows you how to ring in your favorite holidays with inspired menus for breakfasts brunches lunches dinners parties deliveries and feasts accompanied by fun instructions and hundreds of her signature step-by-step photos Filled with creative and flavorful ideas for intimate dinners group gatherings and family meals The Pioneer Woman Cooks A Year of Holidays includes dozens of mouthwatering dishes with nineteen recipes for Thanksgiving alone helping home cooks create a variety of delights Whip up a Resolution Smoothie on New Year s Day Whiskey BBQ Sliders and Dr Pepper Cupcakes for The Big Game Glazed Ham for Easter Watermelon Sangria for a sizzling Fourth of July cookout and perfect Popcorn Balls on Halloween For Christmas Ree includes special homemade treats including Caramel Apple Rolls Christmas Rum Cake and a selection of smile-inducing cookies perfect for Christmas deliveries to family and friends Enjoy holidays all year round Pioneer Woman style
In her latest cookbook Deborah Madison America s leading authority on vegetarian cooking and author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone reveals the surprising relationships between vegetables edible flowers and herbs within the same botanical families and how understanding these connections can help home cooks see everyday vegetables in new light For over three decades Deborah Madison has been at the vanguard of the vegetarian cooking movement authoring classic books on the subject and emboldening millions of readers to cook simple elegant plant-based food This groundbreaking new cookbook is Madison s crowning achievement a celebration of the diversity of the plant kingdom and an exploration of the fascinating relationships between vegetables edible flowers herbs and familiar wild plants within the same botanical families Destined to become the new standard reference for cooking vegetables Vegetable Literacy shows cooks that because of their shared characteristics vegetables within the same family can be used interchangeably in cooking It presents an entirely new way of looking at vegetables drawing on Madison s deep knowledge of cooking gardening and botany For example knowing that dill chervil cumin parsley coriander anise... lovage and caraway come from the umbellifer family makes it clear why they re such good matches for carrots also a member of that family With more than 300 classic and exquisitely simple recipes Madison brings this wealth of information together in dishes that highlight a world of complementary flavors Griddled Artichokes with Tarragon Mayonnaise Tomato Soup and Cilantro with Black Quinoa Tuscan Kale Salad with Slivered Brussels Sprouts and Sesame Dressing Kohlrabi Slaw with Frizzy Mustard Greens and Fresh Peas with Sage on Baked Ricotta showcase combinations that are simultaneously familiar and revelatory Inspiring improvisation in the kitchen and curiosity in the garden Vegetable Literacy an unparalleled look at culinary vegetables and plants will forever change the way we eat and cook more
For the first time the go-to wedding website The Knot has compiled all their essential planning tools and dozens of new ideas into this beautiful wedding organizer Inside you will find Detailed timelines and worksheets for scheduling and budgeting Planning and money-saving tips on everything from the dress to the music to the reception decor 8 tabbed dividers packed with visual inspiration including more than 100 color photos of centerpieces table settings favors and more A perforated color swatch page for mixing and matching your own wedding palette Extensive information on choosing your vendors including checklists of key questions to ask Ideas for the twenty-first-century bride including how to use online tools and mobile for maximum convenience Pockets for collecting inspiring tearsheets important contracts and business cards Removable stickers on the front spine and back so you can make the binder your ownThe Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner Organizer is an indispensable resource and a lovely keepsake after the meaningful joyful and customized celebration you re sure to have
NATIONAL BESTSELLERWinner of the IACP Julia Child First Book Award Named one of Cooking Light magazine s Top 100 Cookbooks of the Last 25 YearsThe long-awaited cookbook by Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen home cook photographer and celebrated food blogger Deb Perelman loves to cook She isn t a chef or a restaurant owner she s never even waitressed Cooking in her tiny Manhattan kitchen was at least at first for special occasions and too often an unnecessarily daunting venture Deb found herself overwhelmed by the number of recipes available to her Have you ever searched for the perfect birthday cake on Google You ll get more than three million results Where do you start What if you pick a recipe that s downright bad So Deb founded her award-winning blog Smitten Kitchen on the premise that cooking should be a pleasure and that the results of your labor can and should be delicious every time Deb is a firm believer that there are no bad cooks just bad recipes She has dedicated herself to creating and finding the best of the best and adapting the recipes for the everyday cook And now with the same warmth candor and can-do spirit her blog is known for Deb presents her first cookbook more than 100 recipes almost entirely new plus a few... favorites from the site all gorgeously illustrated with hundreds of her beautiful color photographs The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook is all about approachable uncompromised home cooking Here you ll find better uses for your favorite vegetables asparagus blanketing a pizza ratatouille dressing up a sandwich cauliflower masquerading as pesto These are recipes you ll bookmark and use so often they become your own recipes you ll slip to a friend who wants to impress her new in-laws and recipes with simple ingredients that yield amazing results in a minimum amount of time Deb tells you her favorite summer cocktail how to lose your fear of cooking for a crowd and the essential items you need for your own kitchen From salads and slaws that make perfect side dishes or a full meal to savory tarts and galettes from Mushroom Bourguignon to Chocolate Hazelnut Crepe Cake Deb knows just the thing for a Tuesday night or your most special occasion more