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"Family togetherness, at the dinner table, promotes academic performance, emotional health, and dietary quality."-Purdue Center for FamiliesComing up with ideas for dinner, preparing it, and getting the family together to enjoy it wasn't always easy-until now. Let classically trained chef Lynette Rohrer Shirk show you how easy it is to whip up tasty meals for you and your family in no time.With 365 quick, easy, and delicious dinners, you can satisfy the entire family, in minutes a day, every night of the year! Whether it's a special occasion or it's just another Monday night, you'll find a variety of satisfying and healthy recipes, including:Corn-Bread-Crusted Chicken BreastsArtichoke Stir-FryPaella Rice SaladShrimp Pesto RavioliEasy JambalayaItalian MeatloafAs the studies show, families who eat together are happier and healthier. Dinner a Day is your recipe for success-what are you waiting for?Lynette Rohrer Shirk is a classically trained chef who attended the California Culinary Academy's Professional Chef Program and has worked in the kitchens of Wolfgang Puck's Postrio and Masa's. She has also worked in the pastry departments at Chez Panisse, Bizou, and Stars Palo Alto restaurants, as well as at William Sonoma, Inc.'s Corporate Headquarters. Shirk has had the honor of cooking at the James Beard House in New York City, and she has lectured at the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Convention on the experience of writing and editing the 101 recipes for Wild Women in the Kitchen. She lives in Lewisville, TX.
Today, more than ever, families are sitting down to eat dinner together and share the events of their days. But when one or more family members has diabetes, it's hard to find a fun and creative meal that everyone can enjoy - until now! With this cookbook, family cooks no longer have to struggle to create delicious and healthy meals for all to enjoy. With a dinner recipe for every night of the year, this one-of-a-kind cookbook offers everything from well-balanced family favorites to cultural treats. This book features recipes like: Sweet Potato Flour Crepes; Honey and Cider Glaze for Baked Chicken; Crunchy "Fried" Catfish Fillets; Pasta and Smoked Trout with Lemon Pesto; Cinnamon Grilled Pork Tenderloin; Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta; and other tasty, low sugar treats! Finally, diabetes-friendly dishes don't have to be boring - and they're easier than ever to fix!
Picture this: You come home and everyone's asking for dinner. You're tired and it's late-but there's no need to worry because dinner is already ready and waiting in your slow cooker! Now all you have to do is set the table and call in the troops. With 365 irresistible slow-cooked recipes sure to please the whole family, this one-of-a-kind cookbook provides oodles of options for your busy life, including delicious meals like:Cheesy Broccoli Noodle SoupMacaroni and Cheese with HamburgerCuban Black Bean StewBeef BourguignonChicken CacciatorePepperoni RigatoniMake Dinner a Day: Slow Cooker a staple in your kitchen and you'll be sitting down to a great family dinner sooner than you ever thought possible!Margaret Kaeter is a freelance writer whose extensive articles on health and nutrition have appeared in publications such as New Woman, BEEF, and Entrepreneur. She is the author of several cookbooks, including The Everything Slow Cooker Cookbook, The Everything Holiday Cookbook, and The Everything(r) Mexican Cookbook. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Picture this: You come home and everyone's asking for dinner. You're tired and it's late-but there's no need to worry because dinner is already ready and waiting in your slow cooker! Now all you have to do is set the table and call in the troops. With 365 irresistible slow-cooked recipes sure to please the whole family, this one-of-a-kind cookbook provides oodles of options for your busy life, including delicious meals like: Cheesy Broccoli Noodle Soup Macaroni and Cheese with Hamburger Cuban Black Bean Stew Beef Bourguignon Chicken Cacciatore Pepperoni Rigatoni MakeDinner a Day: Slow Cookera staple in your kitchen and you'll be sitting down to a great family dinner.
Winner of the Philip K. Dick Award: In a nuclear-ravaged California, a humble musician sets out on a dangerous quest to rescue his lost love from the clutches of a soul-devouring religious cultIn the twenty-second century, the City of Angels is a tragic shell of its former self, having long ago been ruined and reshaped by nuclear disaster. Before he was in a band in Ellay, Gregorio Rivas was a redeemer, rescuing lost souls trapped in the Jaybirds cult of the powerful maniac Norton Jaybush. Rivas had hoped those days were behind him, but a desperate entreaty from a powerful official is pulling him back into the game. The rewards will be plentiful if he can wrest Urania, the official's daughter and Gregorio's first love, from Jaybush's sinister clutches. To do so, the redeemer reborn must face blood-sucking hemogoblins and other monstrosities on his way to discovering the ultimate secrets of this neo-Californian civilization. One of the most ingeniously imaginative writers of our time, Tim Powers dazzles in an early work that displays his unique creative genius. Alive with wit, intelligence, and wild invention, Dinner at Deviant's Palace is a mad adventure across a dystopian future as only Tim Powers could have imagined it. This ebook features an original introduction by the author.
"A book that should join those few that every literate person will have to read."THE BOSTON GLOBEPearl Tull is nearing the end of her life but not her memory. Ever since 1944 when her husband left her, she has raised her three very different children on her own. Now grown, they have gathered together--with anger, with hope, and with a beautiful, harsh, and dazzling story to tell....From the Paperback edition.
"I'd always thought food was pretty straightforward: you're hungry, you eat; you're not, you don't. Then I became a mother." So begins Betsy Block's humorous, life-changing book on the ultimate of all makeovers: improving the family meal. But how is her plan even possible when eleven-year old Zack's favorite food is Halloween candy; little Maya is so picky that she'll only eat cut squares of white bread; and her husband's idea of a gift is an electric fryer? Determined not to give up the good-food fight, Betsy comes up with a creative ten-step makeover plan. She consults experts, visits farms, and shows how she and her family manage the pitfalls, struggles, and triumphs of eating well when busy schedules, surreptitious lunch trades, snack machines, permissive grandparents, and willful temptations intervene. With helpful charts, food lists, recipes, tips, and suggested culinary and farm programs for kids, "The Dinner Diaries" chronicles one family's intrepid ten-month challenge to change the way they eat--one forkful at a time.
Every Saturday night, best friends and neighbors Zada, Jen, Tish, and Alicia heat up their quaint little cul-de-sac with the infamous Housewives Fantasy Club. Everyone has a secret fantasy to share. Some have better ones to hide. Imagine! Retired baseball star Jake "The Rake" Sims living here--in the flesh! Well, he won't find Alicia Greene an easy conquest (she does not do bad boys). So what if his chiseled pecs and grand slam physique--displayed nightly in sexy underwear commercials--once made him her "most valuable" fantasy lover. His wild lifestyle squelched that dream. Now Jake swears he's reformed, Alicia's not buying it, and their matchmaking neighbors are doing their best to foil the couple's "good" intentions. They may be on to something. After one fabulous dinner, Jake takes Alicia in his arms and discovers how forbidden passion--more tempting and sweeter than dessert--can fulfill all her secret fantasies.
Dave Harding's got a wonderful wife, a beautiful home, and a job he could do in his sleep. . . So no one is more surprised than Dave when he hears his own biological clock start ticking. Loudly. Unfortunately, his better half, Izzy, has no nine-month plan for fat ankles or a credit line at Baby Gap. With even worse timing, the music magazine Dave writes for folds. Desperate for work, he's forced to become an advice columnist for a teen magazine. But he's about to get a serious wake-up call. Wading through letter after letter of adolescent angst is the last thing Dave wants to do, especially since he could use some help dealing with his own. But one letter is about to make all his little problems disappear -- and replace them with one big one. The letter is from a teenage girl named Nicola. But she doesn't need advice about boys, or friends, or the latest fads. She's looking for her father, whom she's never met. She's looking for a man to call Dad. She's looking for Dave.
Howard Fast's 1987 New York Times bestseller, a tight political drama that remains just as relevant today as when it was first writtenFast's 1987 novel The Dinner Party confronts issues including American intervention in Latin America and the AIDS epidemic. Often compared to a play, The Dinner Party takes place during a single day, culminating in a party hosted by Richard Cromwell, a US Senator whose wealthy entrepreneur father-in-law is building a controversial highway across Central America, though powerful government interests want the highway stopped stopped. International politics become deeply personal in this novel, and unfailingly serve as a commentary on contemporary politics. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author's estate.
Dinner Pies includes 100 recipes for two-crust, one-crust, and no-crust pies. As a recognized master in the art of making pies, Ken Haedrich includes updated and perfected versions from the great savory pie traditions, including British, New England Yankee, and Southern - recipes for classics including cottage pie, shepard's pie and a best-ever chicken pot pie. But, as a world-eater and expert baker, Haedrich doesn't stop there. The remaining recipes span a variety of diverse cuisines, including French, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, Scandinavian, Middle Eastern and South African savory pies, among others.
Chew on these one-of-a-kind conversation starters! Pass the salt? Eat your peas? You can do better than that! This book provides you with 365 ways to spark conversation and engage your youngsters while you gather around the table. Make dinnertime a lively experience the whole family looks forward to, as kids share their ideas, explore their creativity, and let you in on their wildest dreams with fun (and thought-provoking) questions like: If you could adopt a single trait from a wild animal, such as horns or a poisonous bite, what would it be? If you could invite any character from a book or movie to do something with you, who would you invite and what would you do? What would your life be like if you could be invisible? Studies show that kids who participate in regular family meals get better grades, have larger vocabularies, and are healthier than kids who don't. So grab your fork--and your imagination--because it's never too early to start a dynamic dinner routine!
Jill investigates the death of a chef who was mysteriously poisoned by his own soupUntil the helicopter crash, Jill Smith never knew fear. A homicide detective in the leftist enclave of Berkeley, California, she has faced down her share of thugs, thieves, and killers, but since surviving the downed helicopter, her nerves have been shot. Unwilling to submit to her anxiety, she goes back to work. The chef and owner of Paradise, an upscale restaurant in Berkeley's so-called "Gourmet Ghetto," is found on the floor of his own kitchen, poisoned by the soup he was seasoning. On his way to the top of the foodie pyramid, the chef made enemies of his dishwasher, his neighbors, and Earth Man, a hippie holdout who lives on kitchen scraps. To pinpoint the killer, Jill will have to remember what it means to be fearless.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Susan Dunlap including rare images from the author's personal collection.
Invited to dinner with a man calling himself Jesus of Nazareth, stressed, overworked business man Nick Cominsky assumes his fellow workers are pulling a prank. On his arrival at the restaurant the stranger introduces himself as 'Jesus. My family called me Yeshua. ' Nick decides to play along but throughout the meal this game is continued, and Nick begins to wonder if this likeable apparent prankster may indeed be what he claims. As the meal progresses, this modern day Doubting Thomas confronts his own unfulfilled longings, spiritual uncertainties and anger with God. . . and he begins to wonder if it's possible that the man across from him has the answers to his deepest questions. Nick's life may be changed forever when he has Dinner with a Perfect Stranger.
You are Invited to a Dinner with Jesus of NazarethThe mysterious envelope arrives on Nick Cominsky's desk amid a stack of credit card applications and business-related junk mail. Although his seventy-hour workweek has already eaten into his limited family time, Nick can't pass up the opportunity to see what kind of plot his colleagues have hatched.The normally confident, cynical Nick soon finds himself thrown off-balance, drawn into an intriguing conversation with a baffling man who appears to be more than comfortable discussing everything from world religions to the existence of heaven and hell. And this man who calls himself Jesus also seems to know a disturbing amount about Nick's personal life..............."You're bored, Nick. You were made for more than this. You're worried about God stealing your fun, but you've got it backwards.... There's no adventure like being joined to the Creator of the universe." He leaned back off the table. "And your first mission would be to let him guide you out of the mess you're in at work.".............As the evening progresses, their conversation touches on life, God, meaning, pain, faith, and doubt-and it seems that having Dinner with a Perfect Stranger may change Nick's life forever.From the Hardcover edition.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for DramaOver the past decade, Donald Margulies has written some of the most insightful works in contemporary American drama. His body of work includes The Loman Family Picnic, Sight Unseen, The Model Apartment and Collected Stories, and with each succeeding work his audiences have grown. It is no surprise that his newest work is his most critically successful yet. As with all of Margulies's work, he is a master of observing what might be considered the ordinary moments of life and its foibles with fresh ears. Dinner with Friends is a funny yet bittersweet examination of the married lives of two couples who have been extremely close for dozens of years. Although it seems to be treading on familiar ground, Dinner keeps changing its perspective to show how one couple's breakup can have equally devastating effects on another's stability."This is a smart and subtle play that understand there are no easy answers as people evolve and relationships settle into routine."--David Kaufman, Daily News"Donald Margulies has drawn one of the most complex and convincing portraits of a marriage in recent memory."--Debra Jo Immergut, The Wall Street Journal"Dinner with Friends is entertainment as succulent as it is sobering."--John Simon, New York MagazineDonald Margulies lives with his wife and son in New Haven, CT. He is the author of numerous plays, including Collected Stories and Sight Unseen.
They say you are what you eat--but apparently, with whom you eat is pretty important too. Current medical research bears this out. But wellness was not what motivated mil-blogger/Navy wife and mom Sarah Smiley to invite one guest every week for 52 weeks to have dinner with herself and her three young sons.Sarah's motivation was to fill a void in her family life: that empty chair at the dining room table while her Navy pilot husband, Dustin, was deployed overseas for a year. But what started as a gesture meant to distract the boys from missing their Dad became a joyous journey as the unlikeliest people accepted the invitations... and brought dessert. The Smiley family discovered that a surprising number of people really are available for dinner. You just have to ask.Each dinner guest taught them about life, and the importance of sharing something simple and intimate--like a meal--to cement these valuable lessons in place. From a state senator (she baked brownies) to sports superstars (ice cream), from the boys' teachers (cookies) to their 94-year old neighbor--with R2-D2 making a very special visit--each Smiley dinner guest leaves an indelible impression. Throughout the book, Sarah Smiley's unvarnished detailing of the emotional ebb and flow of being a "single mom" to three irrepressible boys while trying to balance career, car pool and dinner prep is Bombeck-esque at times, deeply moving at others. DINNER WITH THE SMILEYS transformed the family, so much so that even upon Dad's return home, the dinners have continued... one new guest every week. DINNER WITH THE SMILEYS shows how one family made a difference not only in their own lives, but the life of each guest as well. Full of humor and heart, this memoir will remind readers how nice it is to sit down, break bread, and connect, as well as surely inspire many invitations to the dinner table.
When we were kids, our moms always seemed to know the thriftiest ways to fix delicious meals that everybody loved. Some of their dollar-stretching secrets still come in handy today! Dinners on a Dime cookbook is filled with easy, budget-friendly recipes for mouthwatering family meals. You'll find festive-yet-frugal suppers like 4-cheese mostaccioli bake, one-dish dinners like easy cheesy potatoes & sausage, and sides like buttery Parmesan potatoes.
Accessible recipes using only a few simple ingredients, transforming them in minutes into delicious restaurant-quality dishes.
What if a fossil in your backyard . . . came to life?! Frank's grandma is a famous paleontologist (that's a dinosaur scientist). But she's also an adult who makes up rules. Rules like: no digging for dinosaur bones when you have a sunburn. That means Frank is stuck playing inside with his annoying cousin, Samantha. But then Grandma finds a fossil of an egg! And when Frank and Sam sneak into the dino lab late at night, they find something even more amazing. . . . The hilarious Dino Files chapter book series follows a nine-year-old dinosaur expert, his paleontologist grandparents, a cat named Saurus, and fossils that might not be so extinct!
How do you hide a pet dinosaur? Taking care of a baby dinosaur is hard work. And it's even harder when you can't tell anyone about him! Frank and Sam are good at feeding, cleaning, and walking Peanut. But their grandma has found a new fossil and it looks just like Peanut's horn . . . only a thousand times bigger! Will baby Peanut grow to be that huge, too? How do you hide a dinosaur when he becomes as big as a house? It won't be easy. Especially when scientists come to the dig site to make a movie about the new fossil. The hilarious Dino Files chapter book series follows a nine-year-old dinosaur expert, his paleontologist grandparents, a cat named Saurus, and fossils that might not be so extinct!
Children who are fans of Marc Brown's "Arthur" books and the Browns' Dinosaurs Beware books will be excited for Dinosaurs Divorce, a tale where kind dinosaurs in hard divorce situations assure the readers that their life will be all right. Using cartoon dinosaurs to get their message across, the authors comprehensively address many concerns, such as: how living in two homes is like, why parents get divorces, what will happen to the children.<P><P> Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.
Join Mrs. Smith in her adventure with a brontosaurus. Will she get eaten by a pterodactyl?
NANCY DISCOVERS DINOSAUR FOOTPRINTS IN HER OWN BACKYARD! The most annoying boys in Nancy's class offer her a deal. If she can prove that a giant footprint they've found on the school grounds was really made by a dinosaur, they'll stop teasing her and her friends -- forever! Always ready to take on a case, Nancy agrees, though she thinks the boys are wrong. Dinosaurs never roamed River Heights -- or did they? But then she gets a mean note: "Don't go where you don't belong!" When Nancy finds huge footprints in her own backyard, she's hunting everywhere for answers. It's a monster of a mystery, and she doesn't have a zillion years to solve it!
Illus. in full color. Meet the cutest (and biggest!) babies of all time in the first nonfiction Step 1. The hatching of eggs, the habits, and the hazards faced by prehistoric toddlers are all here in this accurate, accessible look at a perennially popular subject.
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