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"It's a conundrum I can't understand. Someone's hankering for pie; you can see the pie-longing in their eyes. They want a delicious flaky crust, something with buttery overtones. They want fresh fruit--not a vague whisper of berry in a butter cream, but overt chunks of apple, discernible bites of berry. But it's just not done. You don't serve pie at special events like fiftieth birthdays, dinner parties, silver anniversaries, or, God forbid, at a wedding. To which I reply, 'Bullpuckies.'" And so begins Pie It Forward: Pies, Tarts, Tortes, Galettes, and Other Pastries Reinvented. Pie has always been a popular cookbook topic, yet in Pie It Forward, baker, confectioner, and pastry master Gesine Bullock-Prado unveils an entirely new frontier of pies, redefining what can be done with a piecrust and pastry shell. Expect lattice and cutouts with an entirely modern twist. Homemade puff pastry made easy. Individual pie pops to replace tired cupcakes. Surprising and wildly successful explorations with beer (Chocolate Stout Pudding Pie), exotic fruits (Yuzu-Ginger Rice Pudding Meringue Pie), and candy-making (Earl Grey Truffle Tart). And there are the classics too--riffing on her German roots, her Hollywood background, and life on her Vermont farm--a Blueberry Brown Butter Tart, an Italian Plum Tart with a yeasted-dough crust, a tiramisu-inspired Espresso Tart, a Vermont Pizza Pie, and more. Including sweet, savory, layered, and miniature pies and tarts, Bullock-Prado presents these recipes with a voice that removes the intimidation factor and inspires readers to break out of the double-crust straitjacket and try her signature creations--and to laugh out loud along the way. For additional information, technique demonstrations, and more, please visit www.pieitforwardcookbook.com.
A selection of Sugar Baby recipes to get you startedCookbooks with recipes for baking with sugar (in the oven) continue to top the bestseller lists. But until now, no one has set out to do a cookbook with recipes on cooking with sugar (on the stovetop). The Sugar Baby Sampler gives a taste of the full Sugar Baby cookbook, including three of Gesine Bullock-Prado's recipes for candy, confections, and treats. With the simplest instructions and the author's hilarious voice, the Sugar Baby Sampler offers a delicious selection of the one hundred recipes found in Sugar Baby, which will satisfy even the most demanding sweet tooth.
We often hear that finding the work we are meant for will multiply our accomplishments and enable us to attain new levels of personal satisfaction. Yet, many who are planning their careers find that the job market has shifted to the advantage of employers, whether as a result of the recession, globalization, IT-driven productivity, or other changes in the business landscape. Faced with these tough circumstances, it is more critical than ever for professionals to create a plan of attack and make sound decisions as they navigate their careers. The Strategic Career provides readers with the ultimate guide to career choices--both short-term and long. While other authors approach career development from the perspective of psychology and counseling, Bill Barnett demonstrates how business strategy concepts can successfully guide us as we chart our careers. Drawing on two decades of experience leading McKinsey & Company's Strategy Practice, as well as his popular Career Strategy courses at Yale and Rice University, he approaches the construction of a long-term career plan by looking at the main challenges professionals will face: developing and reaching long-term targets, surfacing opportunities, assessing career decisions, and staying on track. Underpinning his advice with research and illustrating it with vivid stories from others' successes, Barnett lays out practical, step-by-step processes to help readers realize their goals. Complete with a program to help you develop your own plan and over 100 specific activities to guide you, The Strategic Career is the ideal companion on your professional pathway.
Do political parties merely represent divisions in society? Until now, scholars and other observers have generally agreed that they do. But Building Blocs argues the reverse: that some political parties in fact shape divisions as they struggle to remake the social order. Drawing on the contributors' expertise in Indonesia, India, the United States, Canada, Egypt, and Turkey, this volume demonstrates further that the success and failure of parties to politicize social differences has dramatic consequences for democratic change, economic development, and other large-scale transformations. This politicization of divisions, or "political articulation," is neither the product of a single charismatic leader nor the machinations of state power, but is instead a constant call and response between parties and would-be constituents. When articulation becomes inconsistent, as it has in Indonesia, partisan calls grow faint and the resulting vacuum creates the possibility for other forms of political expression. However, when political parties exercise their power of interpellation efficiently, they are able to silence certain interests such as those of secular constituents in Turkey. Building Blocs exposes political parties as the most influential agencies that structure social cleavages and invites further critical investigation of the related consequences.
Americans have a fierce spirit of individualism. We pride ourselves on self-reliance, on bootstrapping our way to success. Yet, we also believe in helping those in need, and we turn to our neighbors in times of crisis. The tension between these competing values is evident, and how we balance between these competing values holds real consequences for community health and well-being. In his new book, The Size of Others' Burdens, Erik Schneiderhan asks how people can act in the face of competing pressures, and explores the stories of two famous Americans to develop present-day lessons for improving our communities. Although Jane Addams and Barack Obama are separated by roughly one hundred years, the parallels between their lives are remarkable: Chicago activists-turned-politicians, University of Chicago lecturers, gifted orators, crusaders against discrimination, winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. Addams was the founder of Hull-House, the celebrated American "settlement house" that became the foundation of modern social work. Obama's remarkable rise to the presidency is well known. Through the stories of Addams's and Obama's early community work, Erik Schneiderhan challenges readers to think about how many of our own struggles are not simply personal challenges, but also social challenges. How do we help others when so much of our day-to-day life is geared toward looking out for ourselves, whether at work or at home? Not everyone can run for president or win a Nobel Prize, but we can help others without sacrificing their dignity or our principles. Great thinkers of the past and present can give us the motivation; Addams and Obama show us how. Schneiderhan highlights the value of combining today's state resources with the innovation and flexibility of Addams's time to encourage community building. Offering a call to action, this book inspires readers to address their own American dilemma and connect to community, starting within our own neighborhoods.
The capitalist market, progressives bemoan, is a cold monster: it disrupts social bonds, erodes emotional attachments, and imposes an abstract utilitarian rationality. But what if such hallowed critiques are completely misleading? This book argues that the production of new sources of faith and enchantment is crucial to the dynamics of the capitalist economy. Distinctively secular patterns of attraction and attachment give modern institutions a binding force that was not available to more traditional forms of rule. Elaborating his alternative approach through an engagement with the semiotics of money and the genealogy of economy, Martijn Konings uncovers capitalism's emotional and theological content in order to understand the paradoxical sources of cohesion and legitimacy that it commands. In developing this perspective, he draws on pragmatist thought to rework and revitalize the Marxist critique of capitalism.
The relationship between a mother and daughter is one of the most profound bonds in life. A mother feels her daughter's first kick during pregnancy, labors to bring her daughter into the world and watches as she takes her first breath of life. Similarly, a daughter opens up a new world and range of emotions to her mother, allowing her to feel an unconditional love she didn't know she possessed. For new moms in awe of their daughter's first step, veteran moms in a panic as their daughter leaves for her first prom or seasoned moms who have just caught themselves saying "Because I said so!" each will be touched and inspired by these heartwarming stories that share the life-defining moments of the mother/daughter relationship. Celebrity contributions include stories by Jacquelyn Mitchard and Joan Borysenko. Chapters include A Mother's Love; A Daughter's Love; Memories; Challenges; Lessons; Like Mother, Like Daughter; Loss and Healing; and Timeless Wisdom. This is the perfect book for all the special women in our lives for Mother's Day, a birthday, or any day.
Cookbooks with recipes for baking with sugar (in the oven) continue to top the bestseller lists. And yet, no one has set out to do a cookbook with recipes on cooking with sugar (on the stovetop)--until now. In Sugar Baby, Gesine Bullock-Prado offers totally unintimidating step-by-step advice; the simplest instructions; recipes for candy, confections, and treats that integrate stovetop work into finished desserts; and a hilarious voice. Organized by temperature and chemical stages, here are more than 100 recipes for lollipops, caramel, rock candy, chocolate mousse, macarons, marshmallows, pudding pops, cakes, and much more. Sugar Baby will satisfy even the most demanding sweet tooth.
Everyone has their own idea of romance--a candlelight dinner, a stroll on the beach, or a sprinkling of rose petals on a bed. Now, Chicken Soup for the Romantic Soul brings brand new inspiration to expressions of romance. This heart-stirring collection is the perfect token of affection for a new paramour, anniversary gift for a beloved spouse, or shower gift for an excited bride-to-be. With stories from celebrities and ordinary people who share extraordinary emotions, this fantastic new volume covers the full spectrum of romantic magic, including the unmatched beauty of an old relationship that has been rediscovered and renewed. Chicken Soul for the Romantic Soul includes chapters on: Finding True Love, Marriage, Memories, The Flame That Still Burns, Mending the Heart, and more. This is a book for everyone who believes that romance is not simply for special occasions.
Words of ancient wisdom from some of the world's most seminal textsThe Wisdom of the Torah is an instruction in the central beliefs of three world religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. But by observing the Torah, or the Hebrew Bible, as a collected work of multiple authors spanning generations, the modern reader can look beyond its fundamental instruction. In these works, readers find many lyrical and timeless reflections on what it means to have faith and to be a member of the human race. The Wisdom of the Talmud presents a thorough history and overview of the Talmud, the rabbinical commentary on the Torah that was developed in the Jewish academies of Palestine and Babylonia. From man's purpose and miracles, to marriage and wellness, to consciousness and community, the Talmud considers what it means to practice faith on a daily basis and through a changing world. In The Wisdom of the Koran, readers will discover a selection of key chapters such as "The Night Journey" and "The Cave," footnotes to convey context and meaning, as well as several stories from Judeo-Christian history. This invaluable anthology is an excellent step toward greater understanding of one of the finest pieces of Arabic prose and the Muslim faith. The Wisdom of Muhammad is essential reading for anyone who wants to have a true understanding of Islam, and offers a compelling examination of the life and sayings of the Prophet. Covering a diverse range of topics, from marriage and civic charity to the individual's relationship to God and the afterlife, the Prophet's words dispel misconceptions about the history of the faith, its leader, and its core beliefs. The Wisdom of Buddha, drawn from the sacred books of Buddhism, reveals the insights and beliefs at the heart of the world's fourth-largest religion. Covering the birth and death of the Buddha, as well as the major tenets of Buddhism, this collectionoffers a profound view of the Buddhist religion and its founder.
Chicken Soup delivers the perfect pocket-sized support group for everyone on the path to becoming whole. Chicken Soup for the Recovering Soul is the perfect book for the millions of people in recovery who live their lives "one day at a time." These 365 daily passages will provide them with a year's worth of wisdom and encouragement to help get through the rough spots or celebrate victories. The book covers universal themes, making it relevant to all types of recovery including chronic illness, behavioral disorders, destructive relationships, alcohol and drug addiction, depression, or eating disorders. Sample Daily Inspirational themes include: hope, courage, love, anger, forgiving, and more.
Do you believe that a story can change your life? That it can inspire you to be happier, more confident, and more caring? That it can lift your mood, clear your head, and give you perspective? Now what about 101 of the most uplifting stories you've ever read about people reaching out, stepping up, and transforming their lives and the world around them??At Chicken Soup for the Soul, we know that a story can change your heart. It can touch your mind. It can free your soul. The moment might be as simple as a small child giving water to a dog on a hot day or as heart-wrenching as a parent responding with love to the murder of their child. It might be as common as a class of poor immigrants giving their young instructor a new coat she needed but couldn't afford; as life changing as an unruly student learning to love math because of a dedicated teacher; as satisfying as someone apologizing for a hurtful action of several years before; or as monumental as the international work of Jimmy Carter and Oscar Arias, former President of Costa Rica. As these stories so wonderful illustrate, the power to change starts with you, but it doesn't end there. When we change one heart at a time--our own and then those around us--we create a better world. We hope these stories will touch and change your heart today.
Chicken Soup delivers the perfect pocket-sized support group for everyone on the path to becoming whole. Chicken Soup for the Recovering Soul Daily Inspirations is the perfect book for the millions of people in recovery who live their lives "one day at a time." These 365 daily passages will provide them with a year's worth of wisdom and encouragement to help get through the rough spots or celebrate victories. The book covers universal themes, making it relevant to all types of recovery including chronic illness, behavioral disorders, destructive relationships, alcohol and drug addiction, depression, or eating disorders. Sample Daily Inspirational themes include: hope, courage, love, anger, forgiving, and more.
School: It's frustrating, it's boring, it's embarrassing. But it's also thought provoking, challenging, and full of possible friends. And until you turn eighteen, like it or not, it's just about your whole life. So what's the deal? Chicken Soup for the Soul knows that school is more than classes and tests. It's also a social scene, filled with cliques, clubs, and life-changing decisions (or so it seems this week). It's where you meet your best friends ... and run into your worst enemies. And it's an opportunity to figure out what you want to do--whether it's kick a soccer ball, play the trombone, or act in a play. Sometimes it's overwhelming and confusing, but don't worry, it's like that for everyone. That's what the stories in this book are all about. They're from real teens, and they're about the bizarre, embarrassing, and sometimes triumphant things that really happened to them. And they're here to give you some perspective on everything that goes down at your school ... and outside of it, too. Put that together with weird facts, cool graphics, fun advice, and quizzes designed to help you figure out who you are and what you're up to, and you've got the real deal on school--full of all the laughter, tears, and daily drama that life is all about.
A tribute to the women who uphold the written and unwritten oaths of service and of marriage All military personnel swear an oath to uphold the constitution and protect our country, while their spouses takes the unwritten oath to live a life of frequent moving, lengthy separations, and endless anxieties. Their commitment requires a unique blend of patriotism, dedication, hard work, and, most of all, flexibility. The stories in Chicken Soup for the Military Wife's Soul are written by military family members and the courageous women who themselves serve in the military. They celebrate the women who unite with kindred spirits to raise families, maintain homes, and uphold the most positive attitudes when facing the fears of losing a loved one. Each page in this special volume celebrates the unique bond between military wives and spouses and their dedication to home and country.
Whether you're new to the game of golf or a seasoned veteran, whether you prefer the first hole or the nineteenth, whether you're shooting for birdie or just to stay out of the woods, you'll recognize yourself and your golfing (mis)adventures in the hilarious collection of cartoons. With John McPherson's classic wit, these cartoons convey the humor, the thrill, and the sport of the game. The perfect pick-me-up after a day spent slicing or the way to celebrate a bogey, this is the laugh-out-loud book for golfers (and the people who miss seeing them on the weekends).
An inspiration for moms everywhere! It will change your life forever. Although you undoubtedly heard those six words many times after announcing that you were expecting, you couldn't have imagined what they really meant. And then the moment came. You held your baby in your arms and felt an outpouring of emotion like you had never known before. And just like they said, nothing was ever the same. Motherhood is a lifelong journey that's as unique as every woman who embarks on it. No other role defines us as deeply and fills us with as much compassion, or tests our strength and patience more extremely! No other relationship fills our hearts with as much love, wonder, and awe for another human being. Although motherhood is a timeless calling, today's moms have unique challenges and rewards. In this book you'll learn from other mothers and seasoned grandmothers who share the universal worries, the tears and the laughs that come with the job, as well as the wisdom to help you be the very best mom you can be. These stories are for every mom, whether you're an expectant or an adoptive mom, a stay-at-home or working mom, or a grandmother watching your grandchildren grow. Share this book with any mom to remind her of the profound role she will forever play in her child's life.
Grandmothers and roses are much the same. ?Each are God's masterpieces with different names. Grandmothers, their children and grandchildren will find reflections of their own lives in each page of this precious volume. The heartwarming stories and photographs in Chicken Soup for the Soul Celebrates Grandmothers celebrate and capture the tender moments spent together with family: the joyful surprise of becoming a grandma; the simple, happy times baking cookies or going fishing together; the awe inspiring times when young grandchildren teach us lessons about life and living. Through these stories grandmothers will be reminded of the invaluable contribution they make to their families and will celebrate the honored position they hold in their circle of loved ones.
Every single parent has a different story to tell, but a common thread of hope and comfort unites them all. Being a single parent can sometimes seem overwhelming. But the joys and triumphs of this special responsibility are incalculable. Whether you are a single parent because of divorce or widowhood, by choice or by surprise, you are part of an extraordinary club, shouldering the many obligations and responsibilities of parenting alone. Chicken Soup for the Single Parent's Soul shares the joys, challenges, and humorous moments of single moms and dads, who cope daily with the unique pressures, constraints, and sacrifices this important role brings. From daily struggles to amazing triumphs, this book captures the breadth of experiences that define single parenting. Within these pages you will find inspiration and advice for getting through the difficult times, reassurance for those days when you worry you're not living up to expectations, and reminders of the unique influence you have on your children's lives.
The school gym is a polling place, and Bailey, Ren, David, Meg, Aiden, and Isabella know all about Election Day and voting! Bailey helped her Aunt Julia run for a seat on the city council. Aiden goes with his grandpa to vote. David's brother Jake will be voting for the first time. Meg talks about how, years ago, some citizens were not permitted to vote. A perfect picture book for future voters of America, Today on Election Day will simultaneously entertain and educate.This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.
A multicultural cast of children imagines what is would be like to be president.This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.
Celebrating every little girl's childhood hero and the special dad and daughter bond From the first time a daughter grasps dad's hand and says her first words, to the day she moves out on her own, the bond between a father and daughter is ever evolving: Dads go from childhood heroes into feared inspectors of boyfriends to the sage friends of adulthood. Daughters mature from perfect little angels into rebellious teens to accomplished women who are dads' pride and joys. Chicken Soup for the Father and Daughter Soul celebrates this wonderful relationship with stories about childhood, the trying years of adolescence, the poignancy of leaving home, and even the years when daughters often become caregivers. The stories in this special volume are sure to evoke the fondest of memories and rekindle the bond between dads and their little girls.
From Barbies to your first bra, from holding your teddy bear to slow-dancing with your first boyfriend, from knowing everyone in elementary school to trying to make new friends in middle school. . . . When dealing with these changes, it's no wonder preteen girls can freak out from time to time. Consider Chicken Soup for the Girl's Soul your survival guide! From reading the true experiences of other preteen girls, as well as women who've been there, you'll see that you're not the only one who feels clueless and insecure sometimes. You'll read about tough subjects, such as peer pressure, cliques, divorce, and loss, as well as fun "girls only" stories about friendship, embarrassing moments (these could take up an entire book!), body changes, and first crushes. These stories will make you laugh, cry, and realize that girl power is truly something to celebrate. You'll turn to this book again and again, whenever you need the advice only girls can give. Chicken Soup for the Girl's Soul is sure to be what a girl wants!
Fulfill your dreams ... Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneur's Soul is a compilation of short stories from entrepreneurs, both large and small, who share their experiences of success, failure, and courage, with a little helpful advice mixed in. Many of these stories, told for the first time here, will enlighten you to new methods of entrepreneurship or simply help you believe in the possibilities of getting started. Stories include people such as Doris Christopher, a stay-at-home mother who introduced her love of cooking to others through founding The Pampered Chef; Thom Chappell, who stuck to his instincts when developing Tom's of Maine and kept value at the core of his business; and Carol Gardner, who intimately shares a desperate time of debt and divorce, until along came a bulldog named Zelda, followed by a greeting card line--Zelda Wisdom--which became one of Hallmark's number one sellers. These entrepreneurs and many more will inspire you with their amazing life experiences and fascinating beginnings.
Imagine starring in commercials and traveling in your own campaign bus! Or seeing your face on bumper stickers and T-shirts!If you ran for president, you would get to do these and other fun things, but you would also have to do a lot of hard work. You would study the nation's problems, tell the American people about your platform, select a running mate, and debate your opponents on live television. Finally, in November, Election Day would arrive. You would keep your fingers crossed and wait for the results--will you be the next president of the United States?A multicultural cast of children imagines what it would be like to run for president. The entertaining yet informative text is a good conversation starter for discussions on the election process. A note about this process accompanies the story. The author, Catherine Stier, is no stranger to politics--her previous book, If I Were President, looked at the various responsibilities of the president. Lynne Avril's cheerful illustrations perfectly complement the lively text.This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.
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