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Discover America's All-time Best Cookies and Bars For more than a half century, the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest has celebrated the creativity of America's home bakers--and showcased the country's best baked goods. Cookies and bars are perennial Bake-Off favorites, and this cookbook presents more than 100 of the winners over the years--a bountiful collection of sweet treats that you and your family will love. The recipes inside are easy to make and oh-so-delicious to eat. From 1949's Starlight Mint Surprise Cookies to 2006's Praline Brookies, you'll find recipe after recipe that hits the spot. These cookies and bars are guaranteed to have your family and friends clamoring for more--and might even inspire you to create your own $1 million Bake-Off recipe! Open the book and find: * 107 delicious Bake-Off recipes along with 39 full-color photos to tempt and inspire you * Most-requested recipes, family favorites, bake-sale crowd-pleasers, brownie delights and * holiday treats * A timeline that chronicles the Bake-Off Contest through the decades * Complete nutrition information for each recipe
The first-ever collection of prizewinning Bake-Off dessert recipesFor more than 50 years, the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest has showcased the most delicious, exciting and uniquely American recipes our country's home cooks have to offer. Now this all-in-one collection of desserts from this legendary event brings you the most sought-after cakes and tortes, pies and tarts, cheesecakes and puddings, cobblers and crisps, pastries and more!Pillsbury Best of the Bake-Off Desserts gives you more than 100 prizewinning recipes so you can re-create these dazzling desserts in your own kitchen. From 1957's French Silk Chocolate Pie that's now an American icon, to the Tunnel of Fudge Cake that became a household name in 1966, to the Oats 'n Honey Granola Pie that took home the $1 million Grand Prize in 2004, these recipes are sure to win top honors from your friends and family.Inside you'll find:108 easy-to-follow recipes and 39 full-color photos to tempt your taste buds.A history of the Bake-Off Contest and the fascinating evolution of desserts through the decades.For each recipe, the contestant's name, city, contest year and prize received.Plenty of inspiration to come up with your own $1 million creation!For more great recipes visit pillsbury.com
Tasty breakfasts and relaxing brunches are now easier than ever! Inside you'll find more than twenty great ways to wake up your day, including prize-winning recipes from the Pillsbury Bake-Off. From pancakes and frittatas to muffins and smoothies, these recipes are guaranteed to please, whether you're feeding your family or entertaining a crowd. For more great ideas visit pillsbury.com
With Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust, it's easier than ever to bake delicious pies with that light and flaky golden-brown crust everyone loves. Pillsbury Easy as Pie serves up 140 mouthwatering pies of every type and stripe, from rustic treats to elegant creations, plus 80 beautiful full-color photos. You'll find comforting fruit and berry pies, creamy or chilled favorites, holiday pies and tarts and even savory pies, turnovers and quiches. There's also simple advice on pie basics like handling the crust correctly, creating fun edges and making lattice and other easy decorative crusts treatments. No matter what your level of experience, you'll find easy recipes for delectable pies, including Perfect Apple, Fresh Strawberry and Country Rhubarb pies; Banana Cream, Fluffy Key Lime and Coffee Ice Cream pies; Cranberry-Cheesecake Tart, Pumpkin Pie and Peppermint Truffle Pie; Classic Chicken Pot Pie, Leek Quiche and even empanadas!
Nothing beats home-baked treats hot out of the oven. Now Pillsbury gives you more than twenty super-easy recipes for every occasions--tempting cookies and bars, crowd-pleasing holiday favorites and delectable desserts. You'll even find fun recipes to bake with your kids. All of the recipes use refrigerated dough products to save you time and effort.
From America's most-trusted kitchens comes a collection of flavorful, quick and easy recipes for eating well. With many recipes requiring 30 minutes or less preparation time, and all tested and written to be successful every time, eating right has never been so easy. . . or tasted so great! * Appetizers * Salads * Soups, Stews and Chilies * Poultry * Beef, Pork and Lamb * Fish and Seafood * Meatless Entrees * Side Dishes * Breads * Desserts
A photo-filled collection of kid-friendly recipes that are delicious, nutritious, and ready in 30 minutes or less Between soccer practice, music lessons, school and work, it's tough to get tasty, healthy meals on the table. But help has arrived! Pillsbury Fast & Healthy Kids Meals provides over 100 delicious recipes that even finicky kids will love, like Berry-Topped Oatmeal Pancakes, Mac 'n Cheese with Broccoli, and Canadian Bacon and Pineapple Pizza. Following the General Mills guidelines for healthy eating, these recipes are low in fat and calories but high in both fiber and flavor. Features 110 healthy recipes for every meal of the day, including snacks and desserts Special features in each chapter reveal handy information like how to pack a healthy lunchbox and making a salad bar at home, while the introduction covers the basics of childhood nutrition Tips throughout the book provide additional information about the recipes, and the Doughboy shows how kids can help out in the kitchen Includes 60 full-page color photos in an easy-to-use lay-flat format With Pillsbury Fast & Healthy Kids Meals, parents will finally have an easy way to show kids that eating healthy can be fun and delicious.
Pillsbury Halloween Fun mini book is full of tons of great and fun recipes for Halloween! Book also has a metric conversion guide and other tips for planning a party! This miniature book is perfect for getting ideas for parties and for just getting ready for Fall festivities. has recipes for drinks like "witches brew", "meatball eyes", to "crusty mummy fingers" (sweet potato fries). Mini book has about 22 different recipes! Great for Fall!
The Pillsburys of Minnesota "Pillsbury" is a household word in many parts of the world, but in Minnesota it has carried a special import ever since the arrival of John S. Pillsbury, his brother George, and nephews Charles and Fred at the Falls of st. Anthony in the mid-nineteenth century. Here Star Tribune columnist Lori Sturdevant chronicles the family's pioneering role in making Minneapolis the milling capitol of the world. she explores the career of Minnesota governor "Honest John "Pillsbury, and also highlights the instrumental part he played in the growth of the University of Minnesota. Alfred Pillsbury's impact on the Minneapolis Institue of Arts, Philip's remarkable success at reviving a moribund milling giant through the introduction of new food products and George's efforts to fashion a more inclusive Republican Party, are only a few of the many strands woven into the Pillsbury story. From mining camps and insurance companies to arts organizations and charitable concerns, the family's imprint on Minnesota runs deep and wide. Book jacket.
In the dramatic tradition of Philip Caputo and Robert Stone, a remarkable story of men at war. 'Apart from sex, flying was the most exciting thing I'd run across in my twenty years on this planet." James Spencer flew B-24 bombers over New Guinea, Borneo, and the Philippines in 1944 and 1945, and it was only decades later that he began to write about it, combining the literal truth as he remembered it with imagination based on all that he'd seen and heard. The extraordinary result is The Pilots, a novel-in-stories about a group of young men, their comrades and girlfriends, as they evolve in often unpredictable ways: Blake Hurlingame and Steve Larkin, boyhood friends who take different paths into fighters and bombers; Doc, the flight surgeon, battling combat fatigue; Courtenay, the captain whose arrogant bluster masks hidden demons; and Addie, the woman who will leave her mark on them all. These are stories alive with the senses, filled with the smell of hot oil and burnt rubber; the sight of green jungle and backlit clouds like vast sculptured monuments; the feeling of a plane warming up, trembling like a bird eager to be in flight. Several excerpts have already appeared in magazines; now the entire work itself makes a wholly impressive debut.
The names change, but the game remains the same. The pimp has reached nearly mythical status. We are fascinated by the question of how a guy from the ghetto with no startup capital and no credit -- nothing but the words out of his mouth -- comes not only to have a stable of sexy women who consider him "their man," but to drive a Rolls, sport diamonds, and wear custom suits and alligator shoes from Italy. His secret is to follow the "unwritten rules of the game" -- a set of regulations handed down orally from older, wiser macks -- which give him superhuman powers of charm, psychological manipulation, and persuasion. In Pimpology, star of the documentaries Pimps Up, Ho's Down and American Pimp and Annual Players Ball Mack of the Year winner Ken Ivy pulls a square's coat on the unwritten rules that took him from the ghetto streets to the executive suites. Ken's lessons will serve any person in any interaction: Whether at work, in relationships, or among friends, somebody's got to be on top. To be the one with the upper hand, you've got to have good game, and good game starts with knowing the rules. If you want the money, power, and respect you dream of, you can't just "pimp your ride," you need to pimp your whole life. And unless you've seen Ray Charles leading Stevie Wonder somewhere, you need Ken's guidelines to do it. They'll reach out and touch you like AT&T and bring good things to life like GE. Then you can be the boss with the hot sauce who gets it all like Monty Hall.
Fans of John Leguizamo's smash-hit one-man shows (Mambo Mouth, Spic-o-rama, Freak, and Sexaholix) have already gotten a glimpse into his life, but this book tells the whole story, carrying readers along on a wild journey from his childhood in Queens to his current home at the top of the Hollywood pyramid. An acclaimed director, producer, and play-wright, and one of the highest-paid Latin actors in the world, Leguizamo shares the stories behind his many roles--what inspired them and what transpired as he created them--while dishing on his personal relationships with his family, friends, and celebrity colleagues. Here is both an intimate self-portrait and a unique behind-the-scenes look at the magic and chaos of stardom, a keenly intelligent and insanely funny book that celebrates a remarkably talented artist's greatest achievement: growing up Latino in America and succeeding on his own terms.
In the tradition of Donald Goines and Iceberg Slim comes A Pimp's Life, the story of the rise and fall of Mack Jones. He's at the top of his pimp game in Queens, New York, until he breaks one of the cardinal rules of Pimping 101 and falls in love with one of his girls. Destiny was once an innocent young girl tricked into selling her body, but now she's as tough as the most seasoned professionals on the street. Then a tragic turn of events causes her to open her heart once again. When Mack is shot, she stays by his side during his recovery, proving herself to be as devoted as any wife would be to her husband. After she sees that Mack has regained his strength, Destiny finally gathers the courage to leave the life behind her, and Mack is forced to make a decision. He won't stop her from leaving, but he must decide if he will follow her out of the game. Will he stay with what he's always known, or take a chance on love? And even if he does choose to get out, will the streets let him go that easy?
Young Leon and Ursula had little except each other. Mother was driven by a psychotic need to clean--constantly--everything in sight. Father was consumed by his medical practice and an analytical approach to life. But he understood the sensual hunger growing inside his children's young bodies. He knew they could help each other answer, "The Need." Father had Science. Father had Reason. And he had Pin. Pin who answered all the children's questions in a voice not unlike the doctor's. Father's clever trick. Father's brilliant illusion. But then there was the accident and Mother and the doctor were dead. Still there was Pin--who had so much to tell then even yet...whose enigmatic stare held such wisdom. There would just be the three of them now. Quiet Leon, beautiful and frightened Ursula, and wise, implacable Pin. They were all each of them would need. Ever.
Subverting stereotypical images of women, a new generation of feminist artists is remaking the pin-up, much as Annie Sprinkle, Cindy Sherman, and others did in the 1970s and 1980s. As shocking as contemporary feminist pin-ups are intended to be, perhaps more surprising is that the pin-up has been appropriated by women for their own empowerment since its inception more than a century ago. Pin-Up Grrrls tells the history of the pin-up from its birth, revealing how its development is intimately connected to the history of feminism. Maria Elena Buszek documents the genre's 150-year history with more than 100 illustrations, many never before published. Beginning with the pin-up's origins in mid-nineteenth-century carte-de-visite photographs of burlesque performers, Buszek explores how female sex symbols, including Adah Isaacs Menken and Lydia Thompson, fought to exert control over their own images. Buszek analyzes the evolution of the pin-up through the advent of the New Woman, the suffrage movement, fanzine photographs of early film stars, the Varga Girl illustrations that appeared in Esquire during World War II, the early years of Playboy magazine, and the recent revival of the genre in appropriations by third-wave feminist artists. A fascinating combination of art history and cultural history, Pin-Up Grrrls is the story of how women have publicly defined and represented their sexuality since the 1860s.
"The Twelve Days of Christmas" has been a beloved carol for centuries. In this joyful new version, the traditional gifts have been replaced by Latin-flavored offerings with a tinge of magic. A secret amiga delivers presents to a little girl, filling the pages with brightly colored piñatas, burritos bailando (dancing donkeys), lunitas cantando (singing moons), and more. There are things to find and count and words in Spanish on every page, with pronunciations provided right in the pictures, and a glossary and music at the end of the book.
Trevor and Sam look alike. But their lives couldn't be more different. Trevor is a movie star, living the Hollywood life in a huge mansion with his own limo, pool, and bowling alley. There's nothing he doesn't have except the one thing he wants most: to play baseball for real. Sam is a regular kid who seems to have what it takes to make it to baseball's Major Leagues. He's determined to get the scouts at the big USC tournament to recognize his talent. And he really wants to see his dad, a struggling screenwriter, realize his own dream. When Sam signs up at Casting Central to make some extra money, he and Trevor come together on a movie set and see the chance to trade places-to pinch hit for each other and make everyone's dreams come true. At first, it's all good. . . . But what happens when the boys take their game too far?
A young woman is found strangled in Mingo House, a morbid brownstone museum in Boston's Back Bay. Strangely, she was dressed in Victorian finery as if for high tea. Dubbed the "Victorian Girl" by the media, she becomes the focus of publicity and speculation that reaches back to the Mingoes' roots in England and to the builders of the mansion, a Civil War arms dealer and his séance-holding wife. Boston comic Mark Winslow and the other trustees of Mingo House are divided as to whether the place is sustainable as a museum. Trustee chairman Rudy Schmitz, a brash entrepreneur, seems convinced that the porous roof and escalating rain damage will doom the place. Nadia Gulbenkian, the last of the old guard trustees, is accusing Rudy of engineering the museum's demise. Meanwhile, software executive Jon Kim and a dubious collector of saints' bones and art are pursuing their own agendas. Mingo House itself seems cursed. A number of people believe its walls conceal treasure, and are will do anything to retrieve it. As the deaths and threats multiply, one question resounds: which will survive this summer of deluge--Mingo House or its terrified staff?
The Great Recession is not done with us yet. While the most acute part of the economic crisis is past, the recession's most significant impact on American life still lies in the future. The personal, social, and cultural changes that result from severe economic shocks build and manifest themselves only slowly. But history shows us that, ultimately, shocks this severe profoundly alter the character of society. Don Peck's Pinched, a fascinating and harrowing exploration of our dramatic economic climate, keenly observes how the recession has changed the places we live, the work we do, and even who we are--and details the transformations that are yet to come. Every class and every generation will be affected: newly minted college graduates, blue-collar men, affluent professionals, exurban families, elite financiers, inner city youth, middle-class retirees. This was not an ordinary recession, and ordinary responses will not fully end it. The crash has shifted the course of the economy. In its aftermath, the middle class is shrinking faster, wealth is becoming more concentrated, twenty-somethings are sinking, and working-class families and communities are changing in unsavory ways. We sit today between two eras, buffeted, anxious, and uncertain of the future. Through vivid reporting and lucid argument, Peck helps us make sense of how our society has changed, and why so many people are still struggling. The answers to these questions reveal a new way forward for America. The country has endured periods like this one before, and has emerged all the stronger from them; adaptation and reinvention have been perhaps the nation's best and most enduring traits. The time is ripe for another such reinvention. Pinched lays out the principles and public actions that can help us pull it off. From the Hardcover edition.
Pinduli, a young striped hyena, is hurt by the unkind words of Dog, Lion, and Zebra, but her clever trick in return promotes her clan's survival and spreads harmony throughout the Savannah.
Miami has always set the weirdness bar, but Serge Storms is back in action and ready to pole vault over it. First, there's the media frenzy over the "Hollow Man," a gutless corpse found on the beach. And yet people think it's perfectly normal to find dead sharks in the middle of downtown boulevards-or to spot black mushroom clouds behind the airport. Then there are the roving bands of carjackers who suddenly find themselves inconvenienced. Not to mention people lurking outside sex-addiction meetings. Could this be the work of Serge, that eccentric trivialista and one-man vigilante? And why is he extensively photographing foreign consulates right before the critically important Summit of the Americas comes to town? Does it have something to do with Serge's declaration to tell his ever-stoned sidekick, Coleman, that he's decided to become a spy? Of course he's not working for anyone yet, so Serge is content to just spy for himself until he shows up on radar and his talents are appreciated. His ace in the hole? Serge's newly revamped Secret Master Plan! His spider senses tell him something big is about to go down in Miami, and it just might involve the recently reactivated CIA cell operating in the same historic building that plotted the overthrow of Fidel Castro. The intelligence community isn't amused, and they want answers: How did Serge and Coleman get so cozy with the president of a banana republic? Who is the femme fatale with a heart of gold-and national pride? Why is the congressman in favor of the latest oil spill? When did everyone in the city forget how to drive? And what about the Most Laid Man in Miami? Meanwhile, a mysterious international man of intrigue is shipping military arms around the clock, in competition with clandestine flights of souvenirs, causing the office of Homeland Security to take measures against people who aren't scared enough. The crossfire of chaos continues to escalate as Serge plays Extreme Dominos in Little Havana, hurtling everyone toward a fateful climax that seems destined for the hemispheric summit jamboree on the shores of Biscayne Bay. So put on your favorite pink flamingo shirt, hit the dunes of South Beach, and find all the answers in . . . Pineapple Grenade!
When Bill O'Reilly interviewed then-Senator Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential elections, the two had a lively debate about the nation's future. Since that time, America has changed rapidly-some would even say seismically. And many believe these shifts are doing more than just rocking the political and social climate; they're rocking the American core. What are these changes? Who, in addition to President Obama, have been the biggest forces behind them? What exactly do they mean for you, the everyday American citizen? How are they affecting your money, health, safety, freedom, and standing in this nation? Which are Pinheaded moves and which are truly Patriotic? In his latest spirited book, O'Reilly prompts further debate with the President and the American people on the current state of the union. After five consecutive, no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is megabestsellers, you can count on Bill to offer blunt and constructive political commentary. And as he did in his popular memoir, he offers some introspection too, looking back at his own actions and those of past Pinheads and Patriots who have inspired a code of conduct for such taxing times. As always, O'Reilly is fair, balanced, and uncompromisingly tough when guarding the American way. Only Pinheads would fail to fight for what they love most about this country or to embrace some measure of change to make it better. The rest of us Patriots will read this book to discover the difference between the two.
When Bill O'Reilly interviewed then-Senator Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential elections, the two had a lively debate about the nation's future. Since that time, America has changed rapidly-some would even say seismically. And many believe these shifts are doing more than just rocking the political and social climate; they're rocking the American core. What are these changes? Who, in addition to Obama, have been the biggest forces behind them? What exactly do they mean for you, the everyday American citizen? And how are they affecting your money, health, safety, freedom, and standing in this nation? In his latest spirited book, O'Reilly prompts debate with the President and the American people on the current state of the union. Available free with your purchase of this book, for a limited time only, is another of Bill O'Reilly's bestselling books, The O'Reilly Factor for Kids-because learning to distinguish between pinheaded and patriotic behavior is important at every age!
Janisse Ray, award winning author of "Ecology of a Cracker Childhood" and "Wild Card Quilt," writes a beautifully evocative paean to wildness and wilderness restoration with an extraordinary journey into southern Georgia's Pinhook Swamp. Pinhook Swamp acts as a vital watershed and wildlife corridor, a link between the great southern wildernesses of Okefenokee Swamp and Osceola National Forest. Together Okefenokee, Osceola, and Pinhook form the largest expanse of protected wild land east of the Mississippi River. This is one of America's last truly wild places, and Pinhook takes us into its heart. Ray comes to know Pinhook intimately as she joins the fight to protect it, spending the night in the swamp, tasting honey made from its flowers, tracking wildlife, and talking to others about their relationship with the swamp. Ray sees Pinhook through the eyes of the people who live there-naturalists, beekeepers, homesteaders, hunters, and locals at the country store. In lyrical, down-home prose
Girls ages 3-7 will love this full-color storybook based on the latest Barbie Sisters movie, releasing in fall 2013 on DVD and Blu-ray.
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