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Best Side Dishes Ever

by Monica Sweeney

Who wants to eat meat without potatoes? Chicken without rice? Chili without cornbread? Sides can really make the meal. (Sometimes even taking center stage, as Aunt Annie's sweet potato casserole tends to do at the holidays. ) Add the perfect compliment to all of your favorite dishes with the delicious--and deliciously healthy--recipes in this book. With many gluten-free and sugar-free options, there's sure to be something for everyone.

The Best Simple Recipes: More Than 200 Great-tasting, Foolproof Meals That Cook in 30 Minutes or Less

by America'S Test Kitchen

"The Best Simple Recipes" proves fast can be flavorful. The editors of "America's Test Kitchen" put their kitchen know-how to the test by developing meals that work in 30 minutes or less without sacrificing flavor. Full-color photographs throughout. Other cookbooks by this author are available in this library.

Best Slow and Easy Recipes

by Cook'S Illustrated

Recipes don't have to be fast to be simple The Best Slow & Easy Recipes gives you more than 250 recipes that show you why building flavor slower is sometimes better - and easier. The appeal of cooking food slowly is undeniable; a moderate oven temperature and extended cooking time can build rich, concentrated flavor and yield tender, juicy meat. But when most of us think of dishes that are slow cooking by nature - such as roasts, braises, and stews - we think of an all-day affair requiring constant attention, something to prepare for a special occasion or when you can commit a full day to the task. But in fact, in many cases just the opposite is true. These dishes are, for the most part, easy - although they take time, the process is largely unattended, leaving you free to simply walk away. You'll find all the classic slow-cooked dishes here - dishes where time, slow simmering, and gentle heat work their magic. We promise it's worth the wait.

The Best Soups in the World

by Clifford A. Wright

The ultimate soup cookbook-from James Beard Cookbook of the Year award-winning author Clifford Wright Soup is an affordable, popular dish the world over. In The Best Soups in the World, renowned food scholar and cookbook author Clifford Wright compiles the globe's most delicious soups into a single collection, exploring the history and cultural significance of each recipe along the way. Perfect for cooks at any level of experience, the book includes traditional American and thrilling international flavors alike-from Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle to Thai Mushroom and Chile to Mexican Roasted Poblano and Three Cheese to Tuscan White Bean. A great value-features 300 recipes in an affordable, beautiful paperback format Clifford Wright is a highly-respected cookbook author who has won the James Beard Cookbook of the Year Award and the James Beard Award for Best Writing on Food The perfect soup cookbook for anyone who loved Wright's highly acclaimed casseroles cookbook Bake Until Bubbly The Best Soups in the World presents exciting, enticing, easy-to-prepare recipes using common, easy-to-find ingredients-perfect for budget-conscious cooks whose tastes know no boundaries.

The Best Stews in the World

by Clifford A. Wright

The tradition of stew-making is as old as the invention of the first pot, so it is only natural that a piping-hot, rib-sticking stew is comforting in a very primal sort of way. In The Best Stews in the World, Cliff Wright takes cooks on a culinary voyage around the world to discover the favorite comfort foods of nearly 50 countries. These 300 recipes are the real deal: classic home food complete with culinary pedigrees. Here you can find authentic versions of Swedish Meatball Stew, Ossobuco alla Milanese, African Groundnut Stew, Irish Stew, Cuban Ropa Vieja, Coq au Vin, Maine Lobster Stew, Spicy Indian Vegetable Stew, and much more. The Best Stews in the World is organized by each recipe's predominant ingredient: beef; veal; pork; lamb; poultry, goat, and rabbit; mixed meats; fish and shellfish; and vegetables. The recipes are easy to follow, the techniques are straightforward, the narrative is rich with the history and tradition of each stew, and, most important, the rewards are plentiful and satisfying.

The Best Summer Drinks

by Ray Foley

Perfect summer promo or cash-wrap title, from the ultimate authority on bartending, Bartender Magazine. From Bartender Magazine, the number one publication for the bartending trade and the most respected name in bartending, comes The Best Summer Drinks, the perfect recipe guide for the hottest drink time of year. Written by the ultimate authority on bartending, this book contains 500 summer cocktail and appetizer recipes submitted by the world's best bartenders, including: Summer Breeze Fourth of July Blue Lemonade South Wind Sun StrokedPerfect for impulse purchase at cash-wrap areas, The Best Summer Drinks is sure to find its way into the pocket of anyone who loves libations.

The Best Things You Can Eat

by David Grotto

Is an orange or a guava the best source of vitamin C? Is farm-raised or wild salmon higher in omega 3 fats? If you've always wondered what foods to turn to when you need more fiber in your diet or which foods you can count on when you've got an upset stomach, The Best Things You Can Eat as the answers, and even a few surprises. Registered Dietitian and bestselling author David Grotto draws on the latest nutritional and scientific research to assemble the most authoritative compilation of food rankings ever produced. Here are just some of the useful lists you'll find inside: * 8 Best Foods for Lowering Cholesterol * Top 6 Foods to Control Your Blood Pressure * 7 Best Foods for Stopping Bad Breath * 5 Best Foods to Slow Down Aging * Top 5 Foods for Numbing Aches and Pains

The Best Things You Can Eat

by David Grotto

Is an orange or a guava the best source of vitamin C? Is farm-raised or wild salmon higher in omega 3 fats? If you've always wondered what foods to turn to when you need more fiber in your diet or which foods you can count on when you've got an upset stomach, The Best Things You Can Eat as the answers, and even a few surprises. Registered Dietitian and bestselling author David Grotto draws on the latest nutritional and scientific research to assemble the most authoritative compilation of food rankings ever produced. Here are just some of the useful lists you'll find inside:* 8 Best Foods for Lowering Cholesterol* Top 6 Foods to Control Your Blood Pressure* 7 Best Foods for Stopping Bad Breath* 5 Best Foods to Slow Down Aging* Top 5 Foods for Numbing Aches and Pains

Better Homes and Gardens 365 30-Minute Meals

by Better Homes Gardens

A mouthwatering collection of quick and delicious weeknight dinners the whole family will love--year round 365 30-Minute Meals is filled with a year's worth of fast, fresh and fun dinner ideas. With quick, easy-to-prepare recipes offering innovative dinner solutions for everyday staples like meat, poultry, fish, seafood, salads, stews, sandwiches, and more, this book is perfect for busy home cooks who need to get dinner on the table fast. Helpful cooking tips are spread throughout, and substitution suggestions help keep dinner on track even when you lack an ingredient. A great value for busy families with 365 recipes in one affordable volume Beautiful full-color inserts with more than 50 photos At-a-glance icons that highlight Kid-Friendly, Healthful, and Quick-and-Special recipes Helpful cooking tips and sidebars on cooking quick meals, as well as shopping, storing, prepping, and garnishing 365 30-Minute Meals offers a wealth of options for busy families in need of fast, great-tasting dinner solutions.

Better Homes and Gardens: 365 Comfort Foods

by Better Homes Gardens

Comfort food nourishes the soul as well as the body; think chicken noodle soup, pot roast, and apple pie. This enticing food isn't just for special days--with the expertise of Better Homes and Gardens, comfort food can be enjoyed any day of the year. Included are can't-miss classics that cover main dishes, sides, soups, snacks, baked goods, and desserts. Two bonus chapters add extra value: "Comfort Classics Made Healthy," for those watching what they eat, and "30-Minute Meals," for cooks short on time who still want a home-cooked meal. Helpful tips and sidebars offer advice covering essential cooking and baking basics, plus "Make It Mine" features show mix-and-match recipes, such as casseroles and mashed potatoes, that let cooks create varied, personalized dishes.

Better Homes and Gardens 365 Pies and Tarts

by Better Homes Gardens

A substantial collection of sweet and savory pies and tarts the whole family will love--every day of the year 365 Pies and Tarts is filled with a full year's worth of luscious desserts and savory pies from Better Homes and Gardens. From classics, such as fruit and custard pies, to new twists such as frozen pies and tiny tarts, you'll find every kind of pie you could ever crave. You'll discover options for baking with seasonal fruits, detailed explanations for how to make fail proof meringue, the most tender pastry, and more, as well as tips for working with chocolate. All of the recipes are complete with step-by-step instructions straight from the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen, as well as nutritional analysis. A great value for families who like to savor every day with 365 recipes in one volume Beautiful full-color inserts featuring more than 50 mouthwatering photographs Special sections on lower calorie pies and tarts and tasty toppings More than 30 savory pie and tart recipes for spectacular and unexpected brunch, lunch, and dinners Handy cooking tips sprinkled throughout with advice on choosing and using fruits, checking for doneness, and working with special ingredients For anyone who loves pies, 365 Pies and Tarts offers enough options to try a new recipe every day of the year!

Better Homes and Gardens 365 Vegetarian Meals

by Better Homes Gardens

A mouthwatering collection of everyday vegetarian and vegan recipes the whole family will love--year round365 Vegetarian Meals is filled with a year's worth of fast, easy-to-make, and hearty meals. These simple yet innovative meal ideas include breakfasts, sandwiches, casseroles and one-dish favorites, soups and stews, and slow cooker classics--all full of healthful ingredients like whole grains, legumes, and vegetables. Helpful cooking tips are sprinkled throughout and the versatile Make it Vegan variations offer an abundance of options for turning vegetarian recipes into true vegan recipes.* Offers great value for vegetarians and vegans with 365 recipes at an affordable price* Includes beautiful full-color photo inserts* Features an introductory section on the basics of a healthy vegetarian diet, health and nutrition information, and shopping and cooking tips for common vegetarian ingredients like tofu and tempeh* Includes handy icons that designate vegan recipes and helpful cooking tips spread throughout365 Vegetarian Meals offers plenty of options for vegetarians, vegans, and anyone who loves fresh, healthy recipes.

Better Homes and Gardens Baking

by Better Homes Gardens

This all-new and gorgeous edition of Better Homes and Gardens Baking (the first major all-purpose BH&G baking title published since 1998) is a compendium of irresistible cookies, brownies, cakes, pies, cobblers, pastries, and breads--from everyday sweets to special-occasion show-stoppers. It has everything you need to bake fuss-free and with delicious results for bake sales, cookie swaps, birthday parties, holiday tables, or just because you're in the mood to bake. You'll find: More than 400 recipes for luscious baked goods such as Cinnamon Rolls (with four fun shape variations), Raspberry French Silk Pie Bars, and Herbed Boule More than 250 photos showcase the recipes and clarify techniques Chapter-opener features with classic recipes that teach secrets to baking success Make-It-Mine recipes with choices to help you adapt to your taste, convenience, and occasion Make-It-Mini guides to help bakers turn out scrumptious sweets in smaller sizes This will surely be the go-to baking reference and inspiration for years to come.

Better Homes and Gardens Baking Step by Step

by Better Homes and Gardens

A visual guide to learning to bake, with more than 850 photos Better Homes and Gardens Baking Step by Step is the ultimate guide and idea-generator for anyone who wants to learn to bake or hone their technique. This stunning book uses clear, step-by-step photos--more than 900 of them--to illustrate essential skills from folding batter to forming a lattice pie crust. Home bakers can make 350 classic and modern treats, both sweet and savory. Learn to roll and bake the perfect flaky tart or frost and decorate a celebration-worthy cake--or start simple with Peanut Butter Blondie Bars or Blueberry Crisp; Skill Level icons flag recipes easy, easier, or easiest to make. Complete with an Intro to Baking covering everything from stocking the kitchen to using a rolling pin, this colorful book makes baking fun and accessible for everyone.

Better Homes and Gardens Barbecues and Picnics

by The Editors of Better Homes and Gardens

From casual family barbecues to fancy company barbecues and from porch picnics to picnics on the go, there are many fast and easy meal ideas.

Better Homes and Gardens Calorie-Smart Meals

by Better Homes and Gardens

The perfect companion for cooking delicious and varied meals that fit into a healthy eating plan Better Homes and Gardens Calorie-Smart Meals is a must-have recipe collection of tasty meals that don't break the daily calorie bank. This is an easy-to-use, modern guide to preparing simple, healthful dishes, with chapters organized by calories, covering meals under 300, 400, and 500 calories plus snacks under 200 calories and desserts under 250 calories. With more than 150 recipes and more than 100 gorgeous photos, the book helps cooks make health-conscious meals such as Peruvian-Style Chicken Tacos (under 300 calories), Pumpkin-Parmesan Risotto (300-400), and Wild Mushroom Ravioli Skillet (400-500). Each calorie level includes recipes good for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so cooks have flexibility to put together a meal plan that suits their lifestyle, calorie needs, and preferences.

Better Homes and Gardens Can It!

by Better Homes and Gardens

A complete, step-by-step guide to fresh flavors for home canning and preservingHome canning and preserving is growing in popularity every day. It's easy and a great way to get the most from your backyard garden or farmer's market finds so that you can enjoy seasonal bounty all year long. This follow-up to Better Homes and Gardens You Can Can, gives you fresh, new flavor ideas and combinations to spice up your canning and preserving. Better Homes and Gardens Can It! brings canning and preserving to a whole new level, perfect for new canners looking for contemporary ideas as well as experienced canners wanting to expand their recipes.Full of delicious recipes and hands-on instruction, as well as gorgeous photography, this is the book you want to add new excitement to canning fruits and vegetables!Includes more than 100 recipes with simple instructions for successFeatures 140 beautiful full-color photographs that showcase the recipes and provide instructionBonus chapter of food gifts with simple packaging ideasFor today's growing number of do-it-yourselfers and home cooks who embrace the benefits in-season produce, Better Homes and Gardens Can It! is the source for fresh, new canning and preserving ideas.

Better Homes and Gardens Can It!

by Better Homes and Gardens

A complete, step-by-step guide to fresh flavors for home canning and preserving Home canning and preserving is growing in popularity every day. It's easy and a great way to get the most from your backyard garden or farmer's market finds so that you can enjoy seasonal bounty all year long. This follow-up to Better Homes and Gardens You Can Can, gives you fresh, new flavor ideas and combinations to spice up your canning and preserving. Better Homes and Gardens Can It! brings canning and preserving to a whole new level, perfect for new canners looking for contemporary ideas as well as experienced canners wanting to expand their recipes. Full of delicious recipes and hands-on instruction, as well as gorgeous photography, this is the book you want to add new excitement to canning fruits and vegetables! Includes more than 100 recipes with simple instructions for success Features 140 beautiful full-color photographs that showcase the recipes and provide instruction Bonus chapter of food gifts with simple packaging ideas For today's growing number of do-it-yourselfers and home cooks who embrace the benefits in-season produce, Better Homes and Gardens Can It! is the source for fresh, new canning and preserving ideas.

Better Homes and Gardens Complete Canning Guide

by Better Homes Gardens

The must-have guide to the best of preserving, from canning and pickling, to fermenting, freezing, and drying; complete with hundreds of farm-fresh recipes This is the book for everyone who wants to preserve food--from novice to pro--with step-by-step explanations of techniques, ranging from the basics of canning to freezing, drying, fermenting, and pickling. Readers can preserve a range of produce including fruits, vegetables, herbs--anything in season can be "put by" to enjoy later. Included are techniques and recipes for jams and jellies, conserves and fruit butters, condiments, dried treats like fruit leathers and veggie chips, and freezer recipes. Also find recipes for pickles, sauerkraut, relishes, soups--even syrups. And when the tomatoes ripen all at once, check out a chapter on smart ways to preserve them. With the basics covered, the book then moves to inventive recipes such as Honey-Lavender Peaches and Caramel Apple Jam. The experts at Better Homes and Gardens even cover lower-sugar jelly and jam options as well as no-pectin jams. Complete with printed labels to personalize jars, this book takes readers easily from produce to preserved food.

Better Homes and Gardens Cupcakes

by Better Homes Gardens

A giant collection of cupcakes from the classic to the contemporary What could be better than a cupcake? How about 150 cupcakes? In this new cupcake compendium from Better Homes and Gardens, you'll find tons of creative recipes and decorations for everyone's favorite little treat. From traditional cupcakes to fancy new ideas, you'll find a cupcake here for any and every occasion, from tried-and-true favorites to creatively decorated designs for celebrations and holidays. Beautiful full-color photos accompany every recipe while an entire section on cupcake basics covers simple recipes, converting cakes to cupcakes, and cupcake decorating tools and techniques. Includes 150 diverse and delightful cupcake recipes 200 beautiful full-color photographs offer plenty of inspiration and how-to instructions Features fun and informative tips and sidebars throughout Covers special occasion cupcakes for birthdays, showers, holidays, and more For anyone who loves cupcakes, this delicious cupcake cookbook offers tasty treats for any and every occasion.

Better Homes and Gardens Dinner in a Bowl

by Better Homes Gardens

Foolproof recipes for tasty and fuss-free one-dish dinners Everyone loves a delicious home-cooked meal, especially those as satisfying as the recipes featured in Better Homes and Gardens One-Bowl Dinners. This globetrotting collection of flavorful recipes ranges from the exotic (such as Southeast Asian Curry) to the familiar (such as our best savory Beef Stew) to the downright comforting (Chicken and Dumplings). Within the selection are dozens of weeknight-worthy meals--from the ever-so-easy ramen noodle bowl to quick clever pasta tosses--and plenty of recipes to share with friends such as Beef Burgundy, Paella, and Jambalaya. With recipes arranged by world region, you'll find just what you're in the mood for, whether it's an Asian stir fry or an Italian spaghetti and meatball dinner. To round out the book, a chapter dedicated to main-dish salads offers a fresh spin on the one bowl meal. Features more than 160 recipes and 100 luscious full-color photos that will fire any appetite At-a-glance icons identify 30-minute meals, kid-friendly dishes, healthy recipes, and meals that are great for entertaining friends Chapters include a "Make-It-Mine" recipe, letting you customize based on you and your family's tastes, or what you have in the pantry Full nutrition information with every recipe Italian and Asian Noodle charts for quick identification For today's home cooks these delicious recipes make it easier than ever to serve bold, international flavors in a single bowl any night of the week.

Better Homes and Gardens Fresh

by Better Homes Gardens

The best of fresh, seasonal cooking from Better Homes and Gardens As the farm-to-table movement grows, more people every day are choosing to cook healthier meals using fresh local foods. Better Homes and Gardens Fresh presents 300 easy and creative recipes for getting the most out of your area's seasonal produce. No matter where you live, this book shows you how to prepare simple, delicious meals using the very best fresh ingredients available to you. You'll find recipes for snacks and appetizers, breakfast, salads, soups, casseroles, main dishes, meatless meals, sides, and desserts. Plus, you'll find super-simple one-pan recipes, as well as a detailed, illustrated produce guide to help you pick the freshest and most delicious fruits and vegetables in your area. Features 300 fresh, flavorful recipes that are simple to prepare and impossible not to enjoy Illustrated with gorgeous full-color photographs of prepared dishes and produce Includes a section of menus to help you craft a wide variety of complete meals From coast to coast, millions of people are discovering just how delicious and rewarding it is to cook and eat local foods. With Better Homes and Gardens Fresh Cookbook, you'll find a wealth of recipes and resources to help you eat fresh, delicious meals every day.

Better Homes and Gardens Fresh Grilling

by Better Homes and Gardens

Celebrate the fresh flavors of summer and the joys of outdoor grilling in a way that is light, healthy, and delicious. Better Homes and Gardens® Fresh Grilling presents 200 recipes and 100 photos in which vegetables and fruit shine--as crunchy toppings for burgers; bright sauces and marinades for meat, chicken, and fish; heaping platters of grilled veggies; grilled salads and sides; pizzas; and luscious fruit desserts. If you yearn to cook with peak-of-the-season produce--tomatoes, corn, strawberries, and peaches--as often as possible, you'll find inspiration in recipes like Warm Salad with Lamb Chops and Mediterranean Dressing, Heirloom Tomato Salad with Grilled Tuna and Cannellini Beans, and Grilled Vegetable Tostadas with Mole Sauce.

Better Homes and Gardens Garden Fresh Meals

by Better Homes Gardens

Make every meal a fresh and flavorful delight!These days, millions of people are discovering that cooking with vegetables, fruits, and herbs from their backyard gardens or local farmers' markets is a great way to eat more healthfully. Garden Fresh Meals from Better Homes and Gardens offers delicious recipes that make the most of your seasonal bounty--from light summer salads to comforting autumn soups to hearty winter roasts.With a broad range of innovative, great-tasting, and easy-to-prepare meals, this gorgeous cookbook offers something for everyone in the family to savor. Plus, helpful cooking tips are peppered throughout the book, including plenty of advice on choosing and preparing the best and freshest ingredients.* Cook your way through the year with more than 150 recipes organized by cooking method, offering a simple way to find a recipe that matches your mood* Find inspirations in stunning full-color photographs throughout* Get informed with a seasonal produce guide filled with information on what's in season when, how to select the ingredients at their peak, and storage and prep tips* Eat right with complete nutritional information for every recipeGarden Fresh Meals provides everything you need to know to make the most of homegrown produce or farmers' market finds.

Better Homes and Gardens I Didn't Know My Slow Cooker Could Do That

by Better Homes Gardens

More than 150 delicious and innovative recipes that shatter preconceived notions about what can be made in a slow cooker Elevating slow cooker meals beyond the basics, this smart book includes 150 innovative, delicious recipes for family dinners, creative desserts, holiday meals, and effortless entertaining. More than 100 gorgeous photos accompany the foolproof recipes and techniques. Recipes include slow-cooker stalwarts such as soups, stews, and roasts, but go beyond to dishes not thought of as slow-cooker fare, including cheesecake, lasagna, yogurt, party mix, and steel-cut oats. Each chapter contains clever tips, features, and secrets for getting the most from this favorite kitchen appliance, such as how to layer food and flavors for ideal doneness and taste. Special chapters on entertaining and holiday cooking show party hosts how to use the slow cooker to simplify food prep for special gatherings.

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