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Blender + Ice + Booze = Party! This whimsical salute to flavor and ice reinvents 60 classic cocktails. From simple to sophisticated, these blender drinks focus on fresh ingredients and are perfect for any occasion, every season, and all settings--deck, hearth, lounge, tailgate, or just at home. Recipes include: · Frozen Lemon Meringue Pie: Lemon Juice + Rum + Orgeat + Brandy · Watermelon-Strawberry-Basil-Balsamic Slush: Strawberries + Tequila + Triple sec + Vinegar · Fuzzy Black Currant Freeze: Black Currant + Lemon + Peach + Triple Sec · Fig and Falernum Frozen Daiquiri: Rum + Lime + Falernum + Fig Bitters · Passion Flower Power: Vodka + Passion Fruit + Cranberry + Elderflower
Perfect for Him. Perfect for Her.Everyone wants the perfect cozy sweater. One they can dress up or down. It should be simple enough for him, yet stylish and flattering for her. Rediscover the boyfriend sweater, a versatile garment that both guys and girls will fall head over heels for. Knitwear designer Bruce Weinstein has reinvented the classic boyfriend sweater with 19 ultra-comfortable projects designed to work on both men and women. Knit up a luxurious cardigan perfect for any important occasion, a varsity pullover with his-and-her initials, or one of four soft and sophisticated texture-rich scarves for you or him. Throughout, you'll find tips to adapt each pattern, alter the proportions, and choose yarns to make the look more masculine or feminine. Plus, learn 19 knitting techniques you've always wanted to master, including brioche stitch, reversible cables, and Fair Isle, as well as seaming techniques to give your projects a professional finish.Whether you're knitting for yourself or for the man in your life, these gorgeous projects are sure to be classics you'll wear--or borrow--for years to come.
Tea for two. That's what it's all about, right? So how come every recipe you pick up says "serves 4 to 6"? Or more! What do you do when you want macaroni and cheese, but don't want to be reheating it for three nights? Or a couple of cookies, but don't want to be tempted by two dozen sitting on the counter all week? Creative cookbook authors and cooks Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough have all the answers in Cooking for Two. Brimming with 120 smaller-serving, big-taste recipes,Cooking for Two offers cooks familiar favorites such as PastaBolognese, Chicken Pot Pie, and Mushroom Barley Soup, as well as new dishes for today's tastes like Pork Satay Salad and Snapper Fillets SautÉed with Orange and Pecans. Simply cutting down larger recipes leads to wasted ingredients. But Bruce and Mark have developed each recipe so you buy only what you need, and use all of what you buy. Instead of opening a can of vegetable stock only to use three tablespoons, use the liquid the dried mushrooms have soaked in. If an onion is too large for a recipe, chop a shallot instead. The dessert chapters are filled with cookies, puddings, and cakes, all designed for two servings. Small-batch baking requires strict attention to detail. A regular egg can be too big for a small batch of six cookies, so they suggest quail eggs or the easy-to-find pasteurized egg substitutes, which you can measure out in tablespoons. Truly a cookbook for everyday use, each recipe is labeled as quick (ready in minutes with minimal cooking), moderate (requires a bit more preparation or cooking), or leisurely (perfect for quiet celebrations or weekend meals) to help you decide which dish best fits into your day. With ingredient and equipment guides, as well as tips on how to stock your pantry to avoid those there's-nothing-in-the-house-so-let's-go-out moments, Cooking for Two will surely become the cookbook you reach for every night of the week. It's just two perfect.
Ethical intelligence may not get as much attention as other forms of "smarts," but as Bruce Weinstein shows, it is the most practical, valuable, and even courageous form, determining success on the job, ful?llment in relationships, and sense of self-worth. After reviewing the ?ve basic ethical principles agreed upon by cultures and religious traditions around the world and throughout time, Weinstein shows readers how to develop their ethics IQ by applying these principles in daily life. Real-world examples and interviews -- with CEOs, athletes, celebrities, and political leaders -- illustrate ethics in action, and their absence. Most strikingly, Weinstein shows that ethical principles aren't just good; they are good for us, bene?ting our health, happiness, and prosperity. While ethical ignorance grabs headlines, it is ethical intelligence that creates the most ful?lling life.
Employers look for two things when hiring or promoting people: knowledge and skill. They rarely, if ever, consider character. Yet character is the key to extraordinary business success. The Good Ones presents ten crucial qualities of high-character employees, qualities that enhance employee satisfaction, client relationships, and the bottom line. You'll read stories from managers and employees across the U. S. and beyond who reveal how honesty, courage, loyalty, and patience have helped their organizations maintain an edge over the competition. Each chapter is devoted to a single quality of character and ends with questions employers can use to hire and promote the Good Ones -- people who are consistently honest, accountable, fair, and grateful. Whether you're looking to bring new people into your organization or seeking a job or promotion yourself, The Good Ones will help you appreciate in practical terms why character is the missing link to excellence.
The ultimate in slow-cooker books--with 500 recipes, each adapted for three sizes of appliance. From breakfast to soups, mains to grains, vegetables to desserts, this guide is the only book you'll ever need to master your slow cooker or crockpot.Millions of people are turning to slow cookers for their weeknight meals yet often can't find recipes that match their exact machine. Adapting recipes meant for a different-size cooker doesn't work--getting the right level of spice in your Vietnamese soup or keeping pulled pork tender requires having ingredients in the right proportion. But now, Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough have decoded slow cookers, and each of their recipes includes ingredient proportions for 2-3 quart, 4-5 quart, and 6-8 quart machines, guaranteeing a perfect fit no matter what machine you own. Each recipe is labeled for its level of difficulty and nutritional value, and they cover every kind of dish imaginable: delicious breakfast oatmeals, slow-braised meats, succulent vegetables, sweet jams and savory sauces, decadent desserts. This is the slow cooker book to end them all.
The ultimate in pressure cooker books--with recipes for breakfasts, soups, mains, grains, vegetables, and desserts--each adapted for stovetop or electric models.The old-fashioned pressure cooker has been rediscovered by modern home cooks, both for its quick-cooking powers (dried beans are perfectly soft in 35 minutes; risottos are tender in 20 minutes) and for its ability to infuse foods with intense flavor (carrots become sweeter, meat more savory). The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book has recipes for every device, stovetop and electric, no matter the manufacturer. Whether you're seeking an adventurous array of spices, found in dishes such as Cherry Chipotle Pulled Chicken or Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Pineapple and Ginger, or pure comfort food, like French Toast Bread Pudding or Classic Pot Roast and Potatoes, you'll find the perfect recipe--each labeled by level of ease--to feed your family. This is the only pressure cooker book you'll ever need.From the Trade Paperback edition. breakfast bowls, fall-off-the-bone beef, pork, and poultry, brightly flavored vegetables and creamy grains, and even a few elegant desserts. This is the pressure cooker book to end them all.
Think your slow cooker is only good for hearty stews and soups? Think again, with this exclusive collection of healthful recipes that show a slow cooker is the healthy cook's secret weapon.From the authors of The Great American Slow Cooker Book, here are 32 all-new good-for-you recipes that help you cut down on fat, calories, and commercial additives while enhancing the naturally delicious flavors of great ingredients. Best of all, each recipe is scaled for every size of slow cooker made today, from small 3-quarts to large 8-quarts for crowds. This collection includes:* Breakfast: Quinoa and Millet Porridge with Dried Apricots; Oat, Barley, and Date Porridge; Cinnamon Pear Sauce; Tortilla Strata with Artichokes and Goat Cheese* Meat and Poultry: Ground Beef, Rice, and Tomato Casserole; Barbecued Flank Steak with Sweet Potatoes; Beef Shanks with Barley and Mushrooms; Pork Chops with Pears and Leeks; Lamb Casserole with Garlic and Rosemary; Chicken Barley Risotto; Chicken with Walnuts and Pomegranate; Chicken Drumsticks with Ginger and Star Anise; Chicken, Bean, and Beer Chili; Turkey and Wild Rice-Stuffed Peppers* Fish and Shellfish: Salmon Roasted with Green Olives, Lemon, and Tarragon; Thick Fish Fillets with Parsnips and Garlic; Steamed Whole Fish in Ginger Broth; Barramundi with Caponata and Rosé Wine; Scallops with Apples and White Wine; Mussels in a Carrot Ginger Sauce* Vegetable Soups and Vegetable Mains: Zucchini Soup with Corn and Coriander; Carrot Soup with Garlic and Nutmeg; Triple-Ginger Red Lentil Soup; Wheatberry and Brussels Sprouts Soup; Tofu and Shallots; Curried Spinach with Cheese; Quinoa Pilaf with Bell Peppers and Chickpeas; White Beans with Green Chiles and Tomatillos* Desserts: Applesauce Brownie Cake; Fig and Honey Clafouti; Stewed Apples; Coconut and Pistachio Rice PuddingEating well every day just got a lot easier. Put your slow cooker in charge, and enjoy this collection of healthy and easy dishes.
Love your slow cooker for easy weeknight meals? The authors of The Great American Slow Cooker Book show it's a lifesaver during the holidays, too!From the authors of The Great American Slow Cooker Book, here are 32 all-new recipes that harness this kitchen appliance's unique power to feed a crowd effortlessly. Best of all, each recipe features ingredient lists scaled for every size of slow cooker, from small 3-quarts to large 8-quarts.This collection includes recipes for every holiday moment:* Wake Up for the Big Day: Thanksgiving Morning Porridge; Blackberry Streusel Coffee Cake; Onion and Apple Strata with Cranberry Nut Bread; Marmalade French Toast; Brandied Cranberry Applesauce* Holiday Soups: Cream of Artichoke Soup; Celery Root Soup; Honeyed Pear Soup; Deli-Perfect Chicken Soup* Main Course Celebrations: Short Ribs Braised with Brandy and Cream; Beer-Braised Chili; Sauerbraten-Style Brisket; Corned Beef and Cabbage with Horseradish Sauce; Cider-Braised Ham; Pear-Stuffed Chicken Thighs Wrapped in Bacon; Coq Au Vin with Carrots and Onions; Turkey Breast with Classic Gravy; Turkey and Sweet Potato Hash; Capon Braised with Pine Nuts and Raisins; Lobster Tails in Vanilla Butter; Mussels with Apples and Brandy; Oyster Dressing; Shrimp Gumbo* Vegetable Sides and Mains: Vegetable Tzimmes; Apple and Chestnut Dressing; Corn on the Cob; Braised Sweet Potatoes; Orange-Glazed Carrots with Pecans* Desserts: Pumpkin Pudding; White Chocolate Pot de Crème; Steamed Christmas Cake; Pear Brown BettyEven when you're playing host to a crowd, now you can make batches of soup, side dishes, and even spectacular main courses without crowding your oven.
For as long as women have been knitting, they've been knitting garments for men--only to have men hide their lovingly created pieces in drawers and closets. Men aren't being intentionally cruel; they're just not comfortable in knitwear made with bright colors, itchy yarn, or flashy designs.So what's a knitter to do? Understand the male psyche, says knitting instructor Bruce Weinstein. In Knits Men Want he presents ten hilarious essays, each based on a rule that helps women knit for men successfully. "Men Are Babies" explains why guys need to wear soft fabrics. "Men Hate Fittings" describes how to create a sweater based on one that's in his wardrobe. Following each essay is a timeless master pattern, from socks, hats, and scarves to an array of sweaters, all in a range of sizes and most written for multiple gauges. With this book in hand, women finally have the secret to knitting garments that men will appreciate and actually wear.
Is the five-second rule for real? Will eating carrots improve your eyesight? Is your cookware a health hazard? Do spicy foods cool you down? Has your grandmother been lying to you all these years? No, no, no, no, and . . . probably. In this entertaining and informative reference guide, award-winning cookbook authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough take on more than one hundred popular kitchen myths and dish up answers to all your burning questions about food science and lore. No longer must you wait for your butter to reach room temperature before you bake or panic because you forgot to soak your dried beans for dinner. This handy book explains how knowing the truth behind these urban legends can help you be a better chef in your own home and offers twenty-five delicious recipes so you can practice. Whether you're a serious foodie, an avid dieter, a trivia lover, or are just searching for the secret to the perfect cup of coffee, Lobsters Scream When You Boil Them is essential countertop reading and a whole lot of fun.
Pizza lovers, rejoice! Bestselling cookbook authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough are back with an exciting new collection of ninety classic, international, and modern recipes for everyone's favorite food. Finally, here's a book that lets you have it both ways-on the grill and in the oven. Bake a pie tonight for that traditional pizza-parlor taste or grill one this weekend on the deck or patio, and you'll discover what home chefs across the country are realizing: the grill is a great way to get a hot pie on the table. Bruce and Mark adapt their recipes so that you can use a homemade dough, a store-bought one, or even a prebaked crust. With recipes for three sauces and eight crusts, Pizza makes America's favorite food easier and more fun than ever. From the well loved to the adventurous, Pizza is full of Bruce and Mark's foolproof recipes that are sure to please every palate. There's something for everyone: classic pies like the cheese-laden Pizza Margherita and the Four Seasons Pizza, international pies revamped for the American kitchen like the Armenian Lamejun Pizza and the Alsatian Tarte FlambÉ, light salad pies like the BLT Pizza, and modern twists on old favorites. Try a Philly Cheesesteak Pizza or a Pot Pie Pizza, modeled on those American comfort-food classics. Pizza also offers ten recipes for Chicago-style deep-dish pies and a host of fun appetizer pies, making pizza perfect for every occasion.
CURVE YOUR APPETITE. Dumping the fake stuff and relishing real food will make you feel better, help you drop pounds, and most importantly, take all the fear out of what you eat. Does that sound too good to be true? It isn't--despite the fact that lately we've given up ripe vegetables for the canned stuff; tossed out sweet, tart orange juice for pasteurized concentrate; traded fresh fish for boil-in-a-bag dinners; and replaced real desserts with supersweet snacks that make us feel ridiculously overfed but definitely disappointed. The result? Most of us are overweight or obese--or heading that way; more and more of us suffer from diabetes, clogged arteries, and even bad knees. We eat too much of the fake stuff, yet we're still hungry. And not satisfied. Who hasn't tried to change all that? Who hasn't walked into a supermarket and thought, I'm going to eat better from now on? So you load your cart with whole-grain crackers, fish fillets, and asparagus. Sure, you have a few barely satisfying meals before you think, Hey, life's too short for this! And soon enough, you're back to square one. For real change, you need a real plan. It's in your hands. Real Food Has Curves is a fun and ultimately rewarding seven-step journey to rediscover the basic pleasure of fresh, well-prepared natural ingredients: curvy, voluptuous, juicy, sweet, savory. And yes, scrumptious, too. In these simple steps--each with its own easy, delicious recipes--you'll learn to become a better shopper, savor your meals, and eat your way to a better you. Yes, you'll drop pounds. But you won't be counting calories. Instead, you'll learn to celebrate the abundance all around. It's time to realize that food is not the enemy but a life-sustaining gift. It's time to get off the processed and packaged merry-go-round. It's time to be satisfied, nourished, thinner, and above all, happier. It's time for real food.Shape your waist, rediscover real food, and find new pleasure in every meal as Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough teach you how to:* Eat to be satisfied* Recognize the fake and kick it to the curb* Learn to relish the big flavors you'd forgotten* Get healthier and thinner * Save money and time in your food budget* Decode the lies of deprivation diets* Relish every minute, every bite, and all of lifeREAL FOOD. REAL CHANGE. REAL EASY.
In this ultimate guide to America's favorite treat, discover old-time classics such as Chocolate Syrup Brownies and Butterscotch Brownies, and new tastes such as Cranberry Brownies and Malt Brownies. For those who prefer blondies, try Peanut Butter Blondies and Jam Swirl Blondies. Short on time? Turn to Bruce's doctored up brownie mix recipes that include innovative ideas for Baked Alaska, Black Forest Cake, and even S'mores.
Bruce Weinstein, author of The Ultimate Ice Cream Book, has the answer with this collection of confections. Try his rich chocolate truffles or any one of a dozen variations; sweet, chewy caramel with almonds or coconut; buttery pralines with crunchy pecans; or light-as-air divinity, nougat, and marshmallow.Craft your own candy Christmas ornaments to hang on your tree, pipe chocolate spiderwebs for a scary Halloween touch, or whip up meringue kisses for your honey on Valentine's Day. Bruce even offers step-by-step instructions for creating your own homemade versions of classic favorites like peanut butter cups, gummy bears, and chewing gum.If you have a sweet tooth or know someone who does, The Ultimate Candy Book -- filled with hundreds of year-round treats and gift-giving ideas -- is ultimately satisfying.
Can you ever have enough chocolate? Not Likely!
Here's the ultimate of ultimates: nine hundred new recipes from Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, the authors of the Ultimate cookbook series. With a quarter million books already in print, their series has followed a simple recipe to success: Give cooks hundreds of solid, basic recipes with thousands of ways to vary them, shake them up, and personalize them so that everyone can be an ultimate cook!With The Ultimate Cook Book, Weinstein and Scarbrough tackle everything from breakfast to barbecue, stir-fries to steaks, chilis to curries, and paellas to puddings. Pick your favorite, cook it as a solid basic, or vary it in hundreds of ways to make the dish your own. You've got years' worth of dishes and a world of cooking experiences ahead of you. What could be more fun?Take chicken, that ubiquitous blank canvas. Roast a whole bird to perfection. Bake it under a salt crust for a dramatic presentation. Roast chicken halves atop winter squash. Prepare a Greek-style casserole with leeks, pine nuts, and raisins. Stuff chicken breasts with a Moroccan-inspired mixture of couscous and spices. There are more than thirty ideas for preparing boneless, skinless chicken breasts. And ten things to do with a leftover roast chicken or that rotisserie bird purchased on the way home. Get the idea?This comprehensive, easy-to-use compendium is the ultimate in inspiration, the ultimate in possibilities. Start your Ultimate cookbook collection today--or round it out with The Ultimate Cook Book.
The Ultimate Ice Cream Book contains enough recipes to fill your summer days with delicious frozen desserts -- but after acquainting yourself with this book's hundreds of tempting concoctions, you'll want to use it every day of the year. With over 500 recipes, author Bruce Weinstein has put together the most comprehensive cookbook of its kind, covering just about every conceivable flavor of ice cream, sorbet, and granita; dozens of different recipes for shakes, malts, and other cold drinks; how to make your own ice cream cones; and toppings galore. If you ever worried that you might not get full use out of your ice-cream maker, cast your doubts aside. Ice cream recipes feature such unusual flavors as lavender, chestnut, rhubarb, and Earl Grey tea. Even Weinstein's vanilla ice cream is anything but plain, with variations like Vanilla Crunch, Vanilla Rose, and Vanilla Cracker Jack. There is also a plethora of light, refreshing recipes for sorbets and granitas, with flavors like Apple Chardonnay, Coconut, and Kiwi. Top everything off with the author's recipes forhomemade sauces. Whether it's a special event or a midnight snack, The Ultimate Ice Cream Book has what you need to make any occasion a little sweeter.
What's quick, easy, and sure to bring on the smiles? Muffins, of course! For recipes that are sweet, savory, or just over the top, look no further than The Ultimate Muffin Book. From classics like Berry and Corn Muffins to new favorites like Margarita and savory Quiche Lorraine Muffins, Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough once again take an American fun-food classic to new heights by offering more than 600 recipes and variations for absolutely every muffin imaginable. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, anyone? Or luscious Hazelnut? Or what about Pizza Muffins for kids of all ages? Low-fat, nonfat, gluten-free, dense, and decadent -- they're all here, as well as baking tips, an ingredients guide, and a witty history of how the muffin came to be an American institution. Muffins. Is there a better way to make everyone in your life smile?
Peanut butter makes everything better. Think about it: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. Cold Peanut Noodles. Peanut Butter Fudge. Still not convinced? Try Peanut Butter Waffles, Pad Thai, or Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Centers. In The Ultimate Peanut Butter Book, the tenth addition to their Ultimate series, Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough offer up hundreds of recipes and variations for America's favorite spread. From comforting Peanut Butter Sticky Buns to decadent Peanut Butter Cheesecake to outrageous Elvis Spread (peanut butter, bacon, and bananas), The Ultimate Peanut Butter Book takes Peanut butter way beyond the same old PB&J.
Potatoes as a main course? That's right, The Ultimate Potato Book moves the versatile potato to the center of every meal. Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough offer up main course classics such as Shepherd's Pie, Cod Cakes, and Chili Fries, along with some surprising new ideas -- Lasagna (potatoes replace the noodles), Enchiladas, and Twice-Baked Potatoes with bacon, asparagus, and Cheddar.
Savor the flavor of America's favorite seafood in The Ultimate Shrimp Book.Dive into this collection of more than 650 shrimp recipes. Whether you love shrimp fried, steamed, baked, broiled, or grilled, in mole sauce, cream sauce, cocktail sauce, peanut sauce, or garlic sauce, crispy, crunchy, tender, hot, or cold, you're about to fall in love with shrimp all over again. Rediscover the classics like shrimp rÉmoulade or go cutting edge with sweet and spicy black pepper caramel shrimp. Try shrimp twists on familiar international favorites like paprikash and vindaloo. And don't forget the crowd pleasers like shrimp nachos and popcorn shrimp. For a formal dinner, a quick family meal, or a tasty snack, The Ultimate Shrimp Book has the perfect shrimp recipe for every occasion.
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