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The Big Book of Chicken

by Maryana Volstedt

Whether it's roasted, fried, grilled, broiled, braised, sautéed, or baked, chicken is always delicious. Maryana Vollstedt has created a new addition to Chronicle's best-selling Big Book series with this glorious homage to everyone's favorite fowl. The tremendous variety of ideas ranges from creative recipes like Pomegranate-Molasses Chicken Drummettes and Chipotle Cheddar Chicken Corn Chowder to comforting favorites like Chicken Marsala and Old-Fashioned Fried Chicken. Every recipe is simple to follow with lots of helpful tips on identifying parts of the chicken, cutting up and storing it, and safe preparation techniques. With more than 275 recipes inspired from cuisines around the world, this big book serves up everything there is to know about chicken.

The Big Book of Christian Mysticism: The Essential Guide to Contemplative Spirituality

by Carl Mccolman

Many associate mysticism with eastern spiritual practices such as Zen Buddhism or yoga. But Christianity has its own mystical tradition with a long and rich history that reaches back to the New Testament-and remains surprisingly relevant today. The Big Book of Christian Mysticism explores this rich tradition and shows how it can be a powerful tool for transformation and the experience of the Divine.

The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries

by Otto Penzler

Have yourself a crooked little Christmas with The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries. Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler collects sixty of his all-time favorite holiday crime stories--many of which are difficult or nearly impossible to find anywhere else. From classic Victorian tales by Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Thomas Hardy, to contemporary stories by Sara Paretsky and Ed McBain, this collection touches on all aspects of the holiday season, and all types of mysteries. They are suspenseful, funny, frightening, and poignant. Included are puzzles by Mary Higgins Clark, Isaac Asimov, and Ngaio Marsh; uncanny tales in the tradition of A Christmas Carol by Peter Lovesey and Max Allan Collins; O. Henry-like stories by Stanley Ellin and Joseph Shearing, stories by pulp icons John D. MacDonald and Damon Runyon; comic gems from Donald E. Westlake and John Mortimer; and many, many more. Almost any kind of mystery you're in the mood for--suspense, pure detection, humor, cozy, private eye, or police procedural--can be found in these pages. FEATURING:- Unscrupulous Santas- Crimes of Christmases Past and Present- Festive felonies- Deadly puddings- Misdemeanors under the mistletoe- Christmas cases for classic characters including Sherlock Holmes, Brother Cadfael, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Rumpole of the Bailey, Inspector Morse, Inspector Ghote, A.J. Raffles, and Nero Wolfe.

The Big Book of Gluten-Free Recipes

by Kimberly A. Tessmer

Hundreds of delicious, gluten-free recipes for every occasion! The Big Book of Gluten-Free Recipes is the perfect guide for creating family-friendly gluten-free meals. It includes detailed instructions as well as a variety of easy-to-make dishes that are not only bursting with flavor, but also missing those key ingredients that you really don't want to use--wheat, barley, and rye. Featuring more than 500 mouthwatering gluten-free recipes, you will find something to satisfy everyone, including: Pull-apart cinnamon raisin biscuits Sicilian eggplant rolls Sausage and shrimp jambalaya Lamb with garlic, lemon, and rosemary Blueberry-peach cobbler Maple pumpkin spice lattes With so many simple, gluten-free dishes in one volume, you'll never have to look anywhere else for wholesome meals that your entire family will love!

The Big Book of Gluten-Free Recipes

by Kimberly A. Tessmer

Hundreds of delicious, gluten-free recipes for every occasion! The Big Book of Gluten-Free Recipes is the perfect guide for creating family-friendly gluten-free meals. It includes detailed instructions as well as a variety of easy-to-make dishes that are not only bursting with flavor, but also missing those key ingredients that you really don't want to use--wheat, barley, and rye. Featuring more than 500 mouthwatering gluten-free recipes, you will find something to satisfy everyone, including: Pull-apart cinnamon raisin biscuits Sicilian eggplant rolls Sausage and shrimp jambalaya Lamb with garlic, lemon, and rosemary Blueberry-peach cobbler Maple pumpkin spice lattes With so many simple, gluten-free dishes in one volume, you'll never have to look anywhere else for wholesome meals that your entire family will love!

The Big Book of Gun Trivia

by Gordon L. Rottman

The Big Book of Gun Trivia: Everything you want to know, don't want to know, and don't know you need to know

The Big Book of Health and Fitness

by Philip Maffetone

Taking control of your health and well-being is a necessary and personal journey. From teens and parents fighting obesity in America, to aging baby boomers refusing to go quietly into the dark night--everyone can stay fit, healthy, and active for many years to come! This book lays out a sensible and holistic road map that makes health and fitness an ingrained part of your lifestyle, and an easy-to-achieve goal for both men and women at any age.For more than three decades, Dr. Maffetone has been treating and advising patients, coaching athletes, lecturing worldwide, and writing books about the importance of self-health care. Topics covered in his latest book include how to make healthy dietary choices, obtain the best nutrition from real food, avoid illness and disease, and learn to listen to your body. Also learn the dangers of common dietary supplements, fat-burning exercise for weight loss, reducing stress, controlling inflammation, having a healthy and fulfilling sex life, and much more. Maffetone expertly guides the reader step by step through each topic and provides simple health surveys to help you better understand how the body works and what to safely do if a problem or symptom arises during your fitness or dietary regimen.

The Big Book of Orgasms

by Rachel Kramer Bussel

What happens when you bring together 69 authors sharing their hottest orgasm stories? If you have top notch erotica editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, you get The Big Book of Orgasms! This climactic collection captures top erotica writers serving up steamy scenarios all focused on The Big O. Whether getting off from exhibitionism, voyeurism, or a very special pair of blue jeans, the characters in The Big Book of Orgasms explore all sorts of ways they can come. Go "Under the Table" with Elizabeth Coldwell and cheer for "The Pink Team" by Kelly Rand. Discover the thrill of hot wax and even hotter sex; these short stories bring the heat on every page! With a foreword by Ecstasy is Necessary author Barbara Carrellas, these are climaxes you'll want to relive again and again.Dr. Ruth once said about Rachel Kramer Bussel, "she is only satisfied if you come and come again." With this rousing read, The Big Book of Orgasms counts all the wonderful ways women get off. Inspirational as well as aspirational, this book celebrates women's sexuality by reaching new heights of excellence. Each of the 69 stories about "the big O" is a peak experience in and of itself.

The Big Book of Outdoor Cooking and Entertaining

by Cheryl Alters Jamison Bill Jamison

America's outdoor cooking experts Cheryl and Bill Jamison have something big to say. So it takes a book this big to hold it all. They have put their knowledge about outdoor cooking and entertaining into one gigantic, colossal, humongous, comprehensive guide. Bursting with more than 850 recipes and hundreds of tips and how-tos for grilling, barbecuing, smoking, rotisserie roasting, planking, big-pot frying, and boiling, The Big Book of Outdoor Cooking and Entertaining is the only backyard cookbook you'll ever need. Cheryl and Bill traveled the globe sampling regional outdoor favorites, from barbecued Kansas City ribs to Texas brisket. They feasted on succulent rotisserie chickens from France, and banana-leaf-wrapped dishes from Mexico's YucatÁn. They learned from the experts who fry up Chesapeake crab cakes, boil up a mess of Cajun crawfish, or perch poultry on a beer can for a long soak in wood smoke. Then they came home and cooked and cooked until they had it right, so you can get it right. Whether it's hot little tapas, a serious steak, a juicy burger, flavorful fish, a pan full of paella, pizza or pasta topped with grilled vegetables, or chicken done to a turn, Cheryl and Bill will coach you to perfect results. And to round out those party meals, they offer an enormous selection of starters, sides, drinks, and desserts that will win raves from family, friends, and guests. The Big Book of Outdoor Cooking and Entertaining is chock-full of the Jamisons' signature easy-to-follow recipes for dishes like JalapeÑo Cheeseburgers, Guava-Sauced Baby Back Ribs, Tamarind-Tangerine Chicken Breasts, and Guinness-Soaked Pork Chops. In addition, they've included a load of advice on equipment and tools, tips for the very best results, vignettes on outdoor cooking celebrations, and plenty of menu ideas. With The Big Book of Outdoor Cooking and Entertaining, you'll be the life of your own party. It's not just the last word on outdoor cooking. It's the biggest.

The Big Book of Packaging

by James Pietruszynski Lisa Baer Will Burke

Intended as a comprehensive resource for designers, creative professionals, marketers, and retailers, The Big Book of Packaging contains 384 pages of the most innovative packaging designs from around the world. With over 500 featured designs and profiles of twelve of the world's leading designers, the book is a must-have resource for anyone interested in the future of packaging and design. In light of the recent lift in environmental consciousness, this volume of the Big Book Series will devote one third of its content to the increasingly important subject of green packaging-showing designers and retailers how to package their products creatively, responsibly, and at low cost, factors that will be reflected in the books own packaging/binding as well. The Big Book of Packaging will appeal to designers, students, marketers, retailers, and aesthetes alike, providing a thorough look at what goes into building an effective package and how to think "outside the box."

The Big Book of Parenting Solutions

by Michele Borba

Today show's Michele Borba's cures for difficult childhood behaviorsIn this down-to-earth guide, parenting expert Michele Borba offers advice for dealing with children's difficult behavior and hot button issues including biting, temper tantrums, cheating, bad friends, inappropriate clothing, sex, drugs, peer pressure, and much more. Written for parents of kids age 3-13, this book offers easy-to-implement advice for the most important challenges parents face with kids from toddlers to tweens.Includes immediate solutions to the most common childhood problems and challengesWritten by Today Show's resident parenting expert Michele BorbaOffers clear step-by-step guidance for solving difficult childhood behaviors and family conflictsContains a wealth of advice that is easy-to-follow and gets quick resultsAuthor has written outstanding parenting books including Building Moral Intelligence, No More Misbehavin', Don't Give Me that Attitude, and moreEach of the 101 issues includes clear questions, specific step-by-step solutions, and advice that is age appropriate.

The Big Book of Potluck

by Maryana Volstedt

Maryana Vollstedt, queen of the best-selling Big Book series, has put the luck back in potluck with more than 250 delicious, no-nonsense recipes. From Chile Cheese Wheels and citrusy Sunburst Salad, to Moroccan Chicken with Dates and Couscous and luscious Hazelnut-Cappuccino Cake, these crowd-pleasing dishes are perfect for toting to family reunions, book clubs, showers, church suppers, picnics, and parties galore - and have everyone begging for the recipe. With tips for streamlining preparation and suggestions for transporting treats safely, this heartwarming collection guarantees that dish will go home empty!

The Big Book of Presidents

by Nancy J. Hajeski

The president has been the figurehead of the United States since the time when our country was a small band of thirteen fledgling colonies until its current position as a world superpower. The forty-four leaders of our nation have had fascinating, exciting, and sometimes scandalous lives. The Big Book of Presidents illustrates each president's journey to the White House through facts, anecdotes, illustrations, photographs, inspirational quotes, and more! Find out which president had a faithful dog named Fala, who was the only unmarried president, and which president's daughter carried around her pet snake in the White House in this fun and fascinating overview of our country's leaders.Bestselling author Nancy J. Hajeski not only provides engaging information about each president, but also includes timelines of US and world events that place each president's term in office in a historical context. She also provides useful facts about the White House, Congress, the Supreme Court, presidential assassinations, the first ladies, the vice presidents, and more to help broaden kids' understanding of our government and the president's role within in. With updated information on President Barack Obama, this is the perfect introduction to the lives and characters of the US presidents.

The Big Book of Pressure Cooker Recipes

by Pamela Rice Hahn

Hundreds of wholesome meals--fast! The Big Book of Pressure Cooker Recipes will help you create delicious meals for your family without having to spend the entire day in the kitchen. Featuring everything from mouthwatering favorites and healthy fare to exotic cuisine, this cookbook offers you an array of tasty pressure cooker recipes guaranteed to cut cooking time by 70 percent. With 500 effortless meals to choose from, you're guaranteed to find something that will satisfy everyone's tastebuds, including: Maple-pecan oatmeal Orzo-stuffed tomatoes Smoked portobello burger Bowtie pasta in a sage beurre blanc sauce Braised turkey breast with cranberry chutney Molten fudge pudding cake Complete with easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of preparation tips, this cookbook has everything you need to create satisfying meals in no time!

The Big Book of Pressure Cooker Recipes

by Pamela Rice Hahn

Hundreds of wholesome meals--fast! The Big Book of Pressure Cooker Recipes will help you create delicious meals for your family without having to spend the entire day in the kitchen. Featuring everything from mouthwatering favorites and healthy fare to exotic cuisine, this cookbook offers you an array of tasty pressure cooker recipes guaranteed to cut cooking time by 70 percent. With 500 effortless meals to choose from, you're guaranteed to find something that will satisfy everyone's tastebuds, including: Maple-pecan oatmeal Orzo-stuffed tomatoes Smoked portobello burger Bowtie pasta in a sage beurre blanc sauce Braised turkey breast with cranberry chutney Molten fudge pudding cake Complete with easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of preparation tips, this cookbook has everything you need to create satisfying meals in no time!

The Big Book of Realistic Drawing Secrets: Easy Techniques for Drawing People, Animals and More

by Carrie Stuart Parks Rick Parks

If you're not getting the kind of true-to-life results you want in your drawings (or if you can't even draw a straight line), Carrie and Rick Parks can help. As award-winning teachers, they have a proven game plan for helping artists of all levels overcome common problems and see immediate improvement in their work. As professional composite artists, they know the tricks and tools for achieving incredibly lifelike results. In this friendly, foolproof guide to drawing, they share it all: Easy-to-master techniques for achieving a convincing sense of depth How to draw challenging textures like metal and fur Putting personality into your portraits 40+ step-by-step demonstrations featuring a variety of people, animals and nature Easy enough so that beginners can jump right in, and comprehensive enough to help more accomplished artists refine their skills. This book covers all the essentials, teaching you the secrets of realistic drawing one step at a time, building the skills you need to tackle any subject convincingly--even those you've always thought were beyond your reach. Before you know it, you'll be turning out picturesque landscapes, stellar portraits--any subject that inspires you to put pencil to paper!

The Big Book of Simple Solutions

by Kim Campbell Thornton Buck Jones

The most common training issues that dog owners face are addressed in The Book of Simple Solutions: Training Your Dog by dog expert Kim Campbell Thornton. From the publisher of Dog Fancy magazine, this fun fact-filled volume offers solutions to barking, chewing, digging, house-training issues, aggression, and bad doggy manners (begging, jumping up, marking, etc.). Buck Jones's hilarious color cartoons should not distract dog owners from the serious matters at hand, but solving canine behavior problems are better handled with know-how, patience, and good dose of humor-all of which are delivered handily in this compact 224-page Simple Solutions book.

The Big Book of Slow Cooker Recipes

by Rachel Rappaport

Slow cooker recipes your whole family will love! The Big Book of Slow Cooker Recipes is the perfect guide for creating delicious--and easy--dishes for your entire family. Featuring everything from filling favorites and healthy fare to exotic cuisine, this cookbook offers you an extensive array of mouthwatering slow cooker recipes. With more than 700 effortless meals to choose from, you're guaranteed to find something that will satisfy everyone's tastebuds, including: Maple syrup-infused slow-cooked oatmeal Eggplant caponata Ginger-flavored chicken curry Greek-style orzo and spinach soup Shrimp in creole sauce Challah bread pudding Complete with an array of nutritious options and specialized slow cooking tips, this fun and fresh cookbook has everything you need to create wholesome meals--without spending all day in the kitchen!

The Big Book of Slow Cooker Recipes

by Rachel Rappaport

Slow cooker recipes your whole family will love! The Big Book of Slow Cooker Recipes is the perfect guide for creating delicious--and easy--dishes for your entire family. Featuring everything from filling favorites and healthy fare to exotic cuisine, this cookbook offers you an extensive array of mouthwatering slow cooker recipes. With more than 700 effortless meals to choose from, you're guaranteed to find something that will satisfy everyone's tastebuds, including: Maple syrup-infused slow-cooked oatmeal Eggplant caponata Ginger-flavored chicken curry Greek-style orzo and spinach soup Shrimp in creole sauce Challah bread pudding Complete with an array of nutritious options and specialized slow cooking tips, this fun and fresh cookbook has everything you need to create wholesome meals--without spending all day in the kitchen!

The Big Book of Team Building Games: Trust-Building Activities, Team Spirit Exercises, and Other Fun Things to Do

by John Newstrom Edward Scannell

Did you know that games can be a terrifically effective way to build team spirit, communication, and trust among people who work together day in and day out? Now you can spark morale in any work group by choosing from 70 stimulating games and activities specifically designed for the manager who's looking to raise sagging morale in a department, liven up boring staff meetings, enable team members to collaborate smoothly and effectively, and much more!

The Big Book of Vegan Recipes

by Jolinda Hackett

Delicious vegan recipes your whole family will love! It's not always easy for vegans to get the nutrients needed to maintain a well-balanced diet. With The Big Book of Vegan Recipes, you can ease your mind knowing that each of these dishes is not only completely vegan, but also packed with flavorful, nutrient-rich ingredients that will keep your family healthy and full throughout the day. Featuring more than 500 delicious vegan recipes, this cookbook offers meals that will satisfy everyone's tastebuds, including: Maple cinnamon breakfast quinoa Creamy sun-dried tomato pasta Black bean and butternut squash chili Gingered and pralined sweet potatoes Sweetheart raspberry lemon cupcakes Complete with easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of preparation tips, The Big Book of Vegan Recipes has everything you need to create tasty vegan meals in no time!

The Big Book of Words You Should Know

by David Olsen Justin Cord Hayes Michelle Bevilacqua

Do you know what quatrefoil and impolitic mean? What about halcyon or narcolepsy? This book is a handy, easy-to-read reference guide to the proper parlance for any situation. In this book you will find: Words You Absolutely Should Know (covert, exonerate, perimeter); Words You Should Know But Probably Don't (dour, incendiary, scintilla); Words Most People Don't Know (schlimazel, thaumaturgy, epergne); Words You Should Know to Sound Overeducated (ad infinitum, nugatory, garrulity); Words You Probably Shouldn't Know (priapic, damnatory, labia majora); and more. Whether writing an essay; studying for a test; or trying to impress friends, family, and fellow cocktail party guests with their prolixity, you will achieve magniloquence, ebullience, and flights of rhetorical brilliance.

Big Booty

by Cairo

Overflowing with juicy gossip, passion, over-the-top antics, and more drama than a Jerry Springer marathon, Big Booty keeps readers on the edge of their seats wondering what happens next. Born in the projects and bred in the streets, Cassandra has been on her own since age fourteen. She learned how to make a way out of no way--from boosting clothes to credit card scams to sex, doing whatever she had to do to survive. Unfortunately for her, seducing men out of their money (and their minds) came easy. And it didn't take much for a young Cassandra to have guys of all ages eating out of the palm of her hand. A blessing and a curse, the alluring sway of her hips commands attention--wanted and unwanted. But escaping the ghetto has never been a desire for her. And she has no qualms about sleeping with anyone who is willing to satisfy her libido and help her in her quest to get to the next level of ghetto-fabulousness--no matter the costs.

Big-Bore Revolvers

by Max Prasac

Is bigger better? You bet it is, when it's a big-bore revolver! Big-Bore Revolvers offers a one-stop resource for the wheelgun novice to the hardened veteran and everyone in between. With in-depth coverage of commercial and wildcat calibers and their effectiveness, theoretical and actual application of terminal ballistics and a detailed look at today's available revolver platforms, this is the most comprehensive book ever published on the topic. Inside you'll find: A one-stop resource for everything you want and need to know about big-bore revolvers Foreword by Dick Casull, modern big-bore revolver pioneer and father of the cartridge that carries his name--the famous .454 Casull A comprehensive look at dozens of oversized cartridges, their designers and ballistics Detailed descriptions of the power-house revolvers that can handle big-bore loads--even if you can't! More than 250 full-color photos, highlighting cartridge comparisons, the revolvers themselves, and the big and dangerous game that are no match for the devastating power of these firearms. And much, much more! With a special look at the pioneers behind the big-bore revolution, and hunt stories as giant as the guns and cartridges themselves, this is one book every handgun lover and hunter will want to read cover to cover. Authored by big-bore revolver aficionado Max Prasac, and with collaboration from John Parker and Jack Huntington, two of the most authoritative names in big-bore revolver circles, this compendium of facts, history and first-hand experiences behind the sights fills a long-vacant niche.

The Big Both Ways

by John Straley

Rattled by the gruesome accidental death of a coworker, Slip Wilson quits his job at a logging camp, and decides to make a clean start in Seattle. But along the way, he rescues a woman and her young niece from their car in the ditch, and his life takes a hard turn. The woman, Ellie Hobbes, is an archist with big dreams. But first, she has to take care of that pesky dead body in the trunk of her car...

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