- Table View
- List View
After her mother dies from a heart attack, Sloane Templeton goes from Cyber Crimes Unit to bookstore owner before she can blink. She also "inherits" a half-batty store manager; a strange bunch of little old people from the neighborhood who meet at the store once a week, but never read books, called the Granny Oakleys Book Club; and Aunt Verline, who fancies herself an Iron Chef when in reality you need a cast iron stomach to partake of her culinary disasters. And with a group like this you should never ask, "What else can go wrong?" A lot! Sloane begins to receive cyber threats. While Sloane uses her computer forensic skills to uncover the source of the threats, it is discovered someone is out to kill her. Can her life get more crazy? "Bonnie Calhoun's first Sloane Templeton mystery, Cooking the Books, is one of the most delightful new fiction voices I've read in years. My only complaint--waiting for the sequel. If this book doesn't have you ROFLOL, you'd better check your pulse!"--Jeanette Windle "Bonnie Calhoun's debut novel, Cooking the Books, is as fun and quirky as the author herself. The cast of characters brims with unexpected humor and heart, and Sloane's take on the world around her keeps the reader eagerly turning pages to see what she'll say or do next. I look forward to more Sloane Templeton adventures." Sandra D. Bricker, award-winning author of the Emma Rae Creation series that began with Always the Baker, Never the Bride "What do a gangsta ex-boyfriend, gunslinging grannies, computer hacking, two very unusual books, and the world's worst chef all have in common? You'll find them in Bonnie Calhoun's debut novel, Cooking the Books. It's a one-of-a-kind a potboiler filled to the brim with plot twists, romance, and humor. A tasty treat for romantic suspense fans." --Rick Acker, author of When the Devil Whistles and Dead Man's Rule "Bonnie S. Calhoun is a master weaver of snarky humor and suspense. Cooking the Books is fast paced, laugh out loud funny with enough suspense to make you shiver. Sloane is an oxymoron: tough as nails on crime and injustice, yet her Aunt Verline and Fifi, her nutty store manager, manipulate her. Novel Rocket and I give it a high recommendation. It's a must read." - Ane Mulligan, Sr. Editor Novel Rocket "Bonnie S. Calhoun pens a heroine with snap and pizzazz. Sloane Templeton wonders why an old book is cause for bullets, and whether her refusal to sell her business justifies harrassment. A fast-paced mystery full of colorful characters and a last minute twist--what's not to love?" ~ S. Dionne Moore, Author of Promise Brides, 2010 and 2011 Carol Award Finalist
Corinna Chapman, talented baker and reluctant investigator, is trying very hard to do nothing at all on her holidays. Her gorgeous Daniel is only intermittently at her side (he's roaming the streets tracking down a multi-thousand dollar corporate theft). Jason, her baking offsider, has gone off to learn how to surf. And Kylie and Goss are fulfilling their lives' ambition auditioning for a soapie. It should be a time of quiet reflection for Corinna but quiet reflection doesn't seem to suit her - she's bored. Scenting a whiff of danger, Corinna accepts an offer from a caterer friend to do the baking for the film set of a new soap called 'Kiss the Bride'. The soapie in which Kylie and Goss have parts. Twists and turns and complications that could only happen to Corinna ensue involving, bizarrely, nursery rhymes and a tiger called Tabitha. While on the other side of town, a young woman is being unmercifully bullied by her corporate employers - employers who spend a lot of time cooking the books.The 6th in the Corinna Chapman series.
Fresh-caught fish, tender roast beef, rich scones and shortbread -- these are just a few of the varied foods that make up the cooking of England. For years English cuisine was regarded as bland and unexciting. This reputation has changed as English chefs have become more adventurous, earning praise for their innovative; and flavorful dishes. Although most English food is not spicy or unusual, it is hearty and delicious. It relies on fresh, simple ingredients prepared to highlight the natural flavors of foods. English cooking also incorporates influences from the many cultures that make up the English population, such as East Asian, West Indian, and Chinese communities. The book presents many good English recipes.
The people of France consider cooking a fine art. Just as an artist carves out a statue hidden within a block of stone, a French cook brings out the flavor locked inside each simple vegetable and piece of meat. The French cook then arranges the food so that its shapes and colors are combined in the most attractive way possible. There are two distinctly different kinds of cooking in France. One kind is quite grand and the other is like home cooking. The recipes in this book are of the "home cooking" variety -- delicious and easy to fix. But it is interesting to know a little about the grand type of French cooking, too. After all, once you have mastered the dishes in this book, you may want to try something more difficult!
A professional cook of German cuisine shares the traditional foods of her native country & describes the special dishes of each region. Emphasizing the importance of herbs & spices & the use of fresh vegetables in German cooking, she includes recipes for spaetzle, red cabbage, cod with mustard sauce, sauerbraten, & such delicious desserts as tortes, gingerbread, & Christmas bread (Weihnachtsstollen). A metric conversion chart & list of safety hints are included.
Sallie Ann Robinson was born and reared on Daufuskie Island, one of the South Carolina Sea Islands well known for their Gullah culture. Although technology and development were slow in coming to Daufuskie, the island is now changing rapidly. With this book, Robinson highlights some of her favorite memories and delicious recipes from life on Daufuskie, where the islanders traditionally ate what they grew in the soil, caught in the river, and hunted in the woods.The unique food traditions of Gullah culture contain a blend of African, European, and Native American influences. Reflecting the rhythm of a day in the kitchen, from breakfast to dinner (and anywhere in between), this cookbook collects seventy-five recipes for easy-to-prepare, robustly flavored dishes. Robinson also includes twenty-five folk remedies, demonstrating how in the Gullah culture, in the not-so-distant past, food and medicine were closely linked and the sea and the land provided what islanders needed to survive. In her spirited introduction and chapter openings, Robinson describes how cooking the Gullah way has enriched her life, from her childhood on the island to her adulthood on the nearby mainland.Sallie Ann Robinson was born and reared on Daufuskie Island, one of the South Carolina Sea Islands well known for their West African-influenced Gullah culture. Although technology and development were slow in coming to Daufuskie, the island is now changing rapidly. With this book, Robinson highlights some of her favorite memories and delicious recipes from life on Daufuskie, where the islanders traditionally ate what they grew in the soil, caught in the river, and hunted in the woods.Reflecting the rhythm of a day in the kitchen, this cookbook collects seventy-five recipes for easy-to-prepare, robustly flavored dishes. It also features twenty-five folk remedies, demonstrating how in the Gullah culture, in the not-so-distant past, food and medicine were closely linked and the sea and the land provided what islanders needed to survive. -->
Written by the author of "Cooking the Swiss Way" (C. 1995) and "Cooking the Austrian Way" (C. 1990), this final entry in the popular Easy Menu Ethnic Cookbooks series dispels the notion once and for all that the Irish eat only stews or corned beef with cabbage. Watercress soup, sweet and sour brussels sprouts. Nore salmon cakes, and wheaten rhubarb crumble are just some of the delightful dishes readers will learn how to make in these pages.
The words "Italian cooking" make many people think hungrily of pizza, ravioli, and spaghetti smothered in tomato sauce. Juicy tomatoes, cheese, and tasty noodles are certainly used often by Italian cooks. However, there is much more to Italian cuisine. As the recipes in this book show, colorful fruits and vegetables, olive oil, rice, and fresh herbs make Italian cooking as diverse as it is delicious.
Food, though it has often been scarce in Poland, is nevertheless a very important part of Polish heritage and culture. Polish cooking is rich, hearty, and varied in its many flavors and textures. Preparing and eating food in Poland marks almost all social occasions, particularly family get-togethers. The book gives us many recipes from Poland.
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of RealAge® and coauthor of You: The Owner's Manual shows you how to cook your way to a younger you. In his RealAge® books, Dr. Michael F. Roizen proved that incorporating simple changes to your lifestyle can take years off your biological age and leave you looking and feeling younger. In Cooking the RealAge® Way, he and nutritionist and professional chef Dr. John La Puma show you how you can create RealAge-smart and energy-rich meals that are as delicious as they are healthy. Cooking the RealAge® Way includes more than 80 savory recipes, from asparagus frittata with smoked salmon to a chocolate strawberry sundae, as well as tricks and techniques to help you maintain your RealAge lifestyle, from stocking your pantry to tips on eating out and preparing time-friendly meals. It's the ultimate guide to eating and feeling younger-without sacrificing great taste.
Introduces the cooking and food habits of the Soviet Union, including such recipes as borscht, chicken kiev, and beef stroganoff, and provides brief information on the geography and history of the country.
Cooking any dish, plain or fancy, is easier and more fun if you are familiar with the ingredients. Spanish cooking makes use of some ingredients that you may not know. Sometimes special cookware is used, too, although the recipes in this book can easily be prepared with ordinary utensils and pans. So go ahead and enjoy the dishes from Spain by following this book.
Kathleen Daelemans's inspiring story is familiar to millions of readers and TV viewers. After creating a new cuisine for one of the world's most luxurious spas, the Grand Wailea, in Maui, Hawaii, she earned rave reviews from the New York Times, Bon Appétit, the Los Angeles Times, and Esquire. In the process, she herself lost 75 pounds, dropping all the way down from a size 22 to a trim and fit size 8. Now she tells how she did it, sharing tips and favorite recipes for her outrageously delicious food. Kathleen, who is a frequent contributor to NBC's Today Show, is also the author of Getting Thin and Loving Food!
Sara Begner's requirements are simple: free your mind in the kitchen and bring your appetite. This family cookbook requires no new cooking skills, no magic conjuring tricks, and no weird ingredients. Whether you're watching ingredients melt together with Begner's mouthwatering pizza, taking in the aroma of chocolate muffins, or sitting back to watch chicken roast in the oven, these recipes are sure to inspire everyday dinners and generous feasts.With more than seventy easily cooked recipes, you and your family will have a ball in the kitchen. With fruit slices transformed into artful displays, chocolaty confections sprinkled with love, and meats tenderized to perfection, you will be able to bond over a fun-to-make, easy-to-enjoy, home-cooked meal. Helpful hands are sure to enjoy tossing spaghetti, rolling chocolate balls, and cracking eggs for marvelous creations.With the addition of colorful photos and handy tips, these chef-inspired recipes will tempt your taste buds and inspire you to grab the spatula. So head into your kitchen, bring the whole family, and enjoy Cooking Together with those you love.
Remember how wonderful home cooking tasted when you were a kid? Remember the comforting aromas that filled your house, the delicious soups and stews that warmed your childhood winters? They can all be yours again. From the elegant to the ethnic to the traditional, this collection of recipes -- developed for a whole new generation of pressure cookers and mindful of the healthier way we eat today -- is comfort food at its fastest and best. Today's totally safe pressure cookers -- sleeker, speedier, more user-friendly than the microwave oven -- turn out foods in one-third the time of conventional methods without sacrificing moisture, flavor, or aroma. Even inexpensive cuts of meat become tender and succulent; soups, stews, and sauces taste as if they've been simmering for hours; pot roast melts in the mouth; rice, beans, and grains, which used to take hours, are ready in minutes. Lorna Sass introduces us to an eclectic array of dishes that can be prepared on a whim: Imagine a classic ossobuco in only 18 minutes, chicken gumbo in an astounding 9, superb risotto in just 6 minutes without stirring -- even chocolate cheesecake and Grand Marnier bread pudding are done to perfection in record time. These are dishes that are right in tune with the eat-healthy eat-right life-style of the 1990s: The shorter cooking times allow foods to retain their nutritional content, and the pressure cooker is ideal for preparing grains and beans, so low in cholesterol and high in fiber. Also included in the book are charts and tables that take the guesswork out of cooking foods under pressure. Treat yourself to this wonderful world of satisfying flavors: Take the pressure out of cooking and put the taste and nutrition back in.
The Coates Inn restaurant in Cape Cod is about to go out of business, when its striking owner, Abby, jumps at a stranger's offer of help--both in her kitchen and her bedroom. Storm, a handsome chef, claims to have a secret weapon--an aphrodisiac menu that her patrons won't be able to resist. It certainly works on Abby, who gives in to the passions she has denied herself for years. But can this playboy chef really be Abby's hero if her body means more to him than her heart, and his initial plan was to steal the restaurant from under her nose? Storm soon turns the restaurant around, but Abby's insatiable desires have taken over her life. She's never known a guy into crazy sex like him before, and she wants to spend every spare moment getting as much intense erotic pleasure as she can. Meanwhile, her best friend Marissa becomes suspicious of the new wonder-boy in the kitchen. Before things get really out of control, someone has to assume responsibility. But can Abby tear herself away from the object of her lustful attention long enough to see what's really going on?
Mix a chef and her contractor, stir in a mystery, and cook up a romance. Jemima George leads a charmed life as a personal chef and assistant to reality television's latest darling. But that changes in a New York minute when her Aunt Caro dies under odd circumstances, bequeathing her a small restaurant. Jem plans to sell the cafe and continue her life in NYC, until a dramatic phone call from her cheating boyfriend convinces her to experiment with the ingredients for happiness and accept her Aunt's legacy. Throwing herself into remodeling the restaurant with the help of the town's delicious contractor, Jem revamps the menu and renews her faith in herself. Jack Kerrigan considered Caro a surrogate mother and hates the idea that the cafe could be sold. He doesn't need the remodeling project, but if it means Caro's beautiful, fascinating niece will stay to run the restaurant, he's all in. He wouldn't mind being savory to Jem's sweet. Jack's brassy ex-wife is cooking up a scheme of her own, where Jack tosses Jem like a salad and comes back to her. Fold in a creepy attorney hiding secrets of environmental mayhem, add Jem's claustrophobia, half-pint niece and nephew twins, one mysterious lockbox, and bring to a boil-a recipe for romance. A Lyrical Press Contemporary Romance
Is there anything more pathetic than a food critic who can't cook? That's Holly Darcy-secret socialite, wannabe author, lousy chef and "The Covert Connoisseur." Feeling like a fraud for critiquing restaurants when she can't boil a pot of water, Holly joins a cooking class for beginners...and quickly cooks up serious chemistry with the sexy instructor.Mark Bennett was born to be a chef, but his foray into restaurant ownership fell far short of his dreams thanks to a scathing review from The Covert Connoisseur. Now teaching is the closest he will venture into a kitchen. Luckily the job comes with an unexpected perk: the attraction simmering between him and a curvy, clever writer with pinup-girl looks.Flirting over pasta soon leads to passionate kisses and a sizzling relationship. But how can Holly be honest about her job when Mark blames his restaurant's failure on her review? And when Holly's secret is exposed, how will Mark be able to forgive her for ruining his life?55,000 words
Chef Angie Amalfi can't wait to take off from the city for a week to help devise a delicious vegetarian menu for a lovely new B&B in scenic northern California. The not-yet-open-for-business Hill Haven Inn will be the perfect place to take her budding romance with her homicide detective boyfriend Paavo to the next level! But the situation awaiting them turns out to be less than ideal-with battling investors, rumors of ghosts, cold drafts, a leaky roof . . . and an owner whose idea of haute cuisine might be acceptable for farm animals. And when a furious rainstorm traps everyone inside, it becomes painfully apparent that there's a murderer among them . . . and that the only recipe being concocted in the Hill Haven kitchen is one for disaster. But Angie's determined to solve the case and salvage her romantic getaway . . . or die trying!
Thousands of skincare products promise beautiful skin without providing real results, and it's time for a practical and effective way of achieving healthier skin. Cooking Well: Beautiful Skin harnesses the scientifically proven benefits of antioxidants for skin health, providing you with the tools necessary for achieving glowing, radiant skin from the inside out. Antioxidants have been proven to effectively counteract free-radicals, or chemicals in the body responsible for the effects of aging. Increasing your intake of antioxidants better prepares your skin cells for fighting off free-radicals found in your every-day environment, including ultraviolet radiation and airborne pollutants. Cooking Well: Beautiful Skin includes: * Over 75 antioxidant-rich recipes designed to improve your skin health from within * Meditation techniques for discovering your inner beauty * Exploration of definitions of beauty from across the globe
Enjoy the Healing Power of Garlic Throughout history, garlic has been used for its unique flavor as well as for its many healing properties including its ability to act as an anti-inflammatory and antibiotic, to lower cholesterol, and to maintain blood pressure. Now, with the recipes in Cooking Well: Garlic, you can harness the health benefits of garlic in tasty and easy-to-prepare meals for you and your family. Cooking Well: Garlic has over 100 quick and easy recipes including Garlic Bean Soup, Shrimp Scampi, Chicken Breast with Garlic Cloves, Bow Tie Pasta with Roasted Garlic and Eggplant, Sugar Snap Peas with Garlic, and more. Cooking Well: Garlic also includes:- An overview of garlic's historical and current medicinal uses- A guide to growing, harvesting, and storing your own garlic- Cooking tips for preserving the many health benefits of garlic Whether you're looking to improve your health, or just want to savor the delicious taste of garlic, Cooking Well: Garlic is the perfect resource for enjoying this miraculous herb.
Experience the rich, full flavors of authentic Italian cuisine--made healthy! The secret to truly authentic Italian cooking lies in the careful selection of the very best ingredients, combining them together to create rich, flavorful dishes that both nourish and satisfy. Italian cuisine teaches the importance of understanding each ingredient, and includes some of the most varied and impactful recipes in the world. Promoting simple cooking techniques that anyone can practice, all while concentrating on unique flavors and appealing textures, is what has given Italian cuisine its reputation for filling, healthful food. Whether you're looking for simple, classic dishes such as Pasta Fagioli and Shrimp Fra Diavolo, or are looking to try some more unique Italian recipes, Cooking Well: Healthy Italian has something for everyone. Each recipe has been designed to incorporate healthy and convenient cooking methods and ingredients, making it easier than ever to bring nutritious, authentic Italian cooking into your home. Cooking Well: Healthy Italian also includes: * An overview of the proper usage for authentic Italian ingredients--such as olive oil, tomatoes, garlic, and fine Italian cheeses--as well as their nutritional benefits * Healthy alternatives to traditional Italian recipes, including low-oil preparations and delicious vegetarian options to suit any diet * Step-by-step instructions and helpful tips on Italian cooking techniques and ingredients for beginner chefs and those new to Italian cooking * A guide to preparing homegrown ingredients and homemade stocks to bring out the full fl avor of Italian cooking Cooking Well: Healthy Italian contains over 100 traditional and popularized recipes including Shrimp Scampi, Quadrettini Casserole, Polenta Parmesan, Chicken Saltimocca, Simple Pasta Pesto, Goat Cheese, Bruschetta, Ricotta Cheesecake Parfaits and many more!
You have the power to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke, and lessen symptoms of hypertension, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), joint pain and other rheumatoid problems, as well as certain skin ailments, with Cooking Well: Mediterranean Diet. The region of the Mediterranean is famous for the good health of its inhabitants who consume foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Now, some of the most delicious and healthy Mediterranean recipes are available in Cooking Well: Mediterranean Diet. Cooking Well: Mediterranean Diet contains recipes full of foods that are rich in essential omega-3's, as well as:* An overview on how omega-3's can help with a range of diseases* Tips on the best food to eat for a healthier heart* A meal diary and checklist to track your progressBeing good to your body doesn't mean you have to give up great-tasting food. Get the best of both worlds with Cooking Well: Mediterranean Diet.
Can practicing a healthy lifestyle, which includes a healthy diet, decrease Multiple Sclerosis symptoms? In the U. S. alone, approximately 400,000 people suffer from Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. There are a variety of symptoms of MS, and it affects people in different ways, but there is no cure. Eating well can help strengthen your body, and make living with the disease a little easier. Maintaining a low fat diet with foods containing anti-inflammatory properties can improve your well-being by decreasing your MS-related symptoms and flare-ups. Cooking Well: Multiple Sclerosisfeatures over 100 recipes designed to improve daily functioning and aid in the treatment of this disease. Cooking Well: Multiple Sclerosisalso includes: *An overview on how to live with MS *A list of foods to avoid *A meal diary and checklist to track your progress All recipes and meals in theCooking Wellseries have been specially created by renowned health and diet expert,Chef Marie-Annick Courtier. Each book in the series also includes general nutrition information as well as tips on which foods to avoid along the path of nutritional healing.
Delicious, healthy and easy-to-prepare gluten-free recipes. Today, living a gluten-free lifestyle is gaining popularity as more and more people around the world develop serious health aversions to wheat. Wheat intolerances and allergies are among the top food allergies in the United States. Cooking Well: Wheat Allergiesfeatures over 145 gluten-free recipes designed to improve daily functioning with a variety of delicious meal choices, including breakfast, soups, salads, entrees, snacks and desserts. Enjoy everything from orange pumpkin muffins, to black bean soup, to a Waldorf salad, to chicken cacciatore, to an apple tart, without having to worry about your wheat intolerance or allergy. Cooking Well: Wheat Allergiesalso includes: * An overview on wheat allergies * A list of foods to avoid * A meal diary and checklist to track your progress Recipes and meals in theCooking Wellseries have been specially created by renowned health and diet expert, Chef Marie-Annick Courtier. Each book in the series also includes general nutrition information as well as tips on which foods to avoid along the path of nutritional healing.
Select your format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. To learn more about using Bookshare with your device, visit the "Using Bookshare" page in the Help Center.
Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.
- Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
- DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
- BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
- MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
- DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivona's Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.