Cookbooks

The Recipe for Success Series

Kids can Cook Too!

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This book mixes a cup of kitchen science, a tablespoon of culinary math, a pinch of health and nutrition and a gallon of good times. It’s so much fun they’ll never know they are learning valuable skills. Isn’t it nice to know they can fix a quick breakfast or snack after-school, before the game or just about any time?

The Recipe for Success Series

Kids Cook Italian

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This action-packed book is sure to spark your child’s curiosity and teach responsible cooking habits too! We are chock-full of interesting information about aromatic herbs, tomatoes, pastas, fresh vegetables, sauces and olive oils from all regions of Italy. Our fun filled menu will feature Stromboli, Easy Lasagna, Cannoli and loads more.

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Kid’s Cook a Family Dinner

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Turn the tables on the “Hey Mom, what’s for dinner” question and let the kids prepare a complete family meal every day this week. Yes, that’s right, it’s an educational opportunity in the making and your kids can show you how talented and creative they really are.

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Fun Foods for Picky Eaters

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So you think your family dog is mysteriously gaining weight?  Could be your kids are feeding the dog the food they don’t like!  Well, slimming down your dog will be a piece of cake when you perk up your little ones appetite with fun foods for picky eaters.  You’ll enjoy making these simple recipes and the kids will even ask for more, please.  Featuring Cheesy Dominos, Angels on Horseback, Three Men in a Boat and more.

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Never Exchange Flavor Diabetic Cuisine

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Dealing with Type 2 Diabetes doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the foods you love; you just need to be smarter about them. This book addresses Starch, Fruit and Dairy Exchange tips and Sugar Substitutes. And be sure to plan your meals so you can enjoy a Rosemary Potato Frittata, Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes, Tuscan Bean Soup with Spinach and Country Pear Tart.

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And the Beat Goes On

Heart Healthy Meals

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Craft meals that appeal to your senses…rich in colorful vegetables and fruits, fiber, lean meat, fish and dairy products. It’s true you can enjoy flavorful meals and still manage your cholesterol. These contemporary recipes deliver scrumptious meals packed full of nutrition.

The Americana Series

Howling Halloween Fun

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If you’re thinking of hosting a Halloween party this year these fun and sometimes disgusting recipes will leave kids and adults screaming with delight. Of course, our macabre recipes taste delicious, no matter how gross they look.

The Americana Series  Thanksgiving 101

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Cooks often look at making a Thanksgiving meal with a good bit of trepidation! It no wonders this treasured holiday meal is the centerpiece of a family tradition. Learn the tips and tricks and be the cook who gets all that delicious food on the table at the same time and remember an organized cook is a happy cook.

The Americana Series Snowing Snowmen & other Holiday Delights

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Let’s call it a snow day and make an assortment of little snow people!  From marshmallow snowmen perfect for toasting over an open fire to the best cookies, dusted with a little fresh fallen snow, you’ve have ever tasted.  Our snowmen will melt your heart. 

The Americana Series

Picnics A Go-Go

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Whether life is a picnic, a backyard barbecue or a poolside party, picnic-fare should be as bright and sunny as the day itself.  We’re going to ramp up your picnic food with great menus you’ll want to serve for any outdoor occasion.  Most of the food can be made ahead so you can relax and enjoy your own picnic. High Energy Biker’s / Hiker’s Dream Picnic

 Gourmet Picnics

 Backyard BBQ Magic

 

 

 

The Americana Series Farmer’s Market Finds

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The lazy days of summer are the time when fruits and vegetables are bursting on the vine.  But what do you do when you go overboard and arrive home from the farmer’s market with more than you can possible use?  This book is filled with delicious answers; to the question. 

The Americana Series

Cool Fare for Hot Nights

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If you can’t endure the heat at dinnertime, great sandwiches make casual dining seem special.  We’ll go beyond brown bag varieties with hearty and delicious choices like: Marvelous Muffuletta, Pesto-Almond chicken Salad, Blue Cheese & Pear, Chinese Roast Duck Sandwich and more.

The Americana Series

Cooking on Route 66

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From Chicago to Los Angles come taste the foods that made America’s Highway great! The “mother road”, as Steinbeck called it, was dotted with culinary masterpieces, beloved diners, hotel dining rooms and cafes of a by-gone era. Lucky for us many of the original recipes remain for a taste of this truly American Experience.

The Americana Series

Game Day Experience

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The gridiron is about to heat up so whether you cheer on your team at home or at a tailgating party the food has to be bold and spicy. After all it charges you up for the game. So liven up your next game with this tasty collection of recipes.

The Americana Series

The Big Easy

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Food lovers really love New Orleans, where chefs are celebrities, and their dishes works of art to be revered. With so many flavors to savor and Cajun and Creole dishes around every turn, isn’t it time you learn to make a roux? So prepare your palate for the taste of New Orleans and spice up your kitchen.

The Americana Series

Tex-Mex

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Did you know Tex-Mex is the oldest regional cuisine in America?  Tex-Mex incorporates the native foods of Mexico updated with the customs and foods of Texas – toss in a handful of French and Spanish cuisine and you’ve got food that’s simply delicious.  Now if you like the heat of peppers you’ll love Tex-Mex cuisine, or omit the sizzle and let the flavors shine through.

The Americana Series

Soul Food

The Food that Build America

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Soul Food is cooking to make the most of meager ingredients and has flourished into a cuisine that is robust and soothing, humble and fantastic and above all enjoyable.  Seas of gravy, finger-lickin’ ribs with meat just flopping off the bone, aromatic scents of long-simmering greens with hammocks…well pile up the napkins because a sumptuous bath of flavors waits you.

The Dwellers Series

Adriatic Adventures

 A Splash of Italian & Greek

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The “Mediterranean Diet” describes a delicious, health-promoting way of eating and drinking. For this reason the Mediterranean Diet is regularly described as the “gold standard for healthy eating”. Deep rooted in tradition, the cuisines are simple and poor, yet unbelievably delicious.

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Costa Rica

Simmering Sunshine

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We all know Costa Rica is famous for its coffee but “Ticos” serve a series of mouthwatering meals every day. The food is not spicy but simmered to blend flavors…and the secret ingredient is Salsa Lizano, a slightly sweet curry and vegetable sauce. From the first time you taste Costa Rican cuisine you’ll know you want more.

The Dwellers Series Crossroads of the Pacific Hawaiian Feast

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Today’s Hawaiian food is influenced by Filipino, Japanese, Portuguese, Samoan, and Thai to name a few. Fresh, healthy and wholesome foods make this island cuisine a melting pot of cultures and a feast to be tasted and remembered.

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 Cuisines of the World Toasted!

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Most sandwiches taste better toasted and when you toss in the world you’ll find a huge selection of easy to prepare toasted sandwiches and you don’t even have to bake the bread. Serve a Toasted English Muffin with Blueberries & Bacon for breakfast; a Mozzarella-broiled Panini with Chile-Spiked Shrimp & Olives for brunch; Greek Salad Crostini or Crab Cake Toast for dinner. No one will know how easy it was, but they will know it’s delicious.

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Emerald Isles Shine

Irish Cuisine

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Irish cuisine is more than just an Irish Stew these days…in fact “bland” Irish foods are no more! As the luck of the Irish would have it – fresh fish, seafood, vegetables, beef, lamb and dairy products are abundant in Ireland. So help yourself to a feast fit for a new generation of Irishmen.

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Cook’s Tour of

Wine Countries

Wine Reduction

Cooking with wine is a pleasure that can enhance any meal. Wine can be used as a seasoning in marinades or vinaigrettes, as a braising liquid or for flavoring a finished dish. So raise a glass to this low-fat, high-flavor ingredient. A wide variety of recipes from Spain, France and Italy are included.

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Glorious Endeavor

Country French

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Did you ever wonder why French foods are so wonderful? Its farmhouse home-cooking at its very best; a hint of garlic and the scent of sun-drenched countryside, where rosemary, lavender and thyme grow wild right outside your door. France is a fairytale land of regional villages, markets and vineyards, from Alsace to Provence the cuisine a journey for food lovers.

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Glorious Endeavor

French Crepes

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Crepes are the perfect make ahead; have on hand, aromatic butter-browned discs with a myriad of serving possibilities. Savory or sweet crepes star when it comes to versatility. Crepes are the good cook’s best ally and are ideal to serve around the clock. May our recipes bring pleasure to your table?

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It’s a dip. It’s dinner.

It’s dessert, It’s Fondue

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The Swiss have long had a way with cheese and the French with cooking techniques…and so be it, fondue was born. So instead of serving the same old party fare bring your party to life with fondue. It’s definitely easy and is both a meal and a social event.

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Kaleidoscope of Cultures Eastern European

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This rich culinary stew blends hearty peasant dishes of dumplings with stylish gourmet offering. Food is not just nourishment; it’s a cause for celebration in Hungary, Poland, Romania and the Czech and Slovak republics. Comfort foods like grandma made every day!

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German Fare with Flair

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A hearty bread, wonderful sausage, kraut, grainy mustard and dark beer may be the first things that pops into your head when you think of German food.  In reality German cuisine draws its inspiration form old world European flavors, fresh ingredients and cream, lots of cream.  It’s hearty and soul satisfying! 

The Dwellers Series Mediterranean Bounty Spanish Tapas

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Spanish cooking relies strongly on olive oil and garlic like most Mediterranean cooking. This book focuses on Tapas – small morsels that play a major role in the Spanish lifestyle. These tasty plates have never been more popular! Share the joy and the sensational tastes of the Mediterranean.

The Dwellers Series Mediterranean Bounty

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The cobalt blue water, crisp whitewashed homes, a soft breeze and a leisurely Greek meal, these people know how to live! Step into the healthy and delicious world of Greek food. The simple beauty of food unfolds as we match the imagery with ingredients to please both the eye and the taste buds.

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Mediterranean Bounty

Under the Tuscan Sun

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Italians enjoy a slower place of living. Cooking is never a chore but a skill to be learned, an art to be practiced and above all enjoyed. So, vacation with us today as we explore the warmth and beauty of simple Italian cuisine.

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 Memories of Cuba

Hot, Hot, Hot!

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Spanish, African and Caribbean fused nicely into a cuisine we now call Cuban. Today’s version has less fat, salt and sugar, so it’s healthier but still retains all the complex flavors. The dishes are spicy and robust or rich and sweet and use readily available ingredients.

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Mother’s Love

Jewish Cuisine

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A great bowl of Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls might be the first things you think of when hear the term Jewish food…but Jewish Cuisine is much more varied than that. In fact, we’ve got a whole world to explore.

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Mouthwatering and Healthy Indian Cuisine

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At the very least many Indian meals include rice, flatbread, meat, vegetable, lentil dish, a salad, yogurt and pickles. So you better come hungry! In the end the main ingredient to have on hand is love, enjoyment and passion for food, cooking and eating.

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The Asian Collection

Chinese Cuisine

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Take a wok on the wild side. Sorry for the pun, but not so long ago Chinese cuisine seemed mysterious and impenetrable. The Chinese have developed a way of eating that is extraordinary wholesome and nutritious. In fact, a traditionally prepared Chinese menu is a balanced meal with low cost, few calories and little cholesterol. So grab your chopsticks and enjoy our delicious recipes.

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The Asian Collection

Thai Cuisine

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Indian spices greatly influence Thai cuisine as is apparent in the famous green, red and yellow curries of Thailand. Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia surrounding Thailand and their enormous influences unite to produce the intricate taste of present day Thai cuisine making it one of the most popular in the world. So keep the “god of rice” happy and dig into our recipes.

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The Asian Collection

 Japanese Cuisine

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The words simplicity and sophistication define Japanese cooking best. There are no complex sauces to distract from the key ingredients and those perfect ingredients are exquisitely prepared. Japanese cuisine is the most Westernized of the Asian Collection; however rice, tofu, seafood, vegetables, meat and noodles remain as the most important ingredients today.

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The Splendor of Cheese, Chocolate and more

Swiss Cuisine

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Snow-capped mountains and lovely green valleys where cows graze peacefully…aaahhh Switzerland!  Swiss Chocolate and Cheese are famous around the world, but here is so much more to the colorful palate of Swiss specialties.  An old Swiss proverb says:  “Food and drink keep body and soul together” a thought they take seriously.

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The Whole Enchilada

 A Glimpse at

Mexican Cuisine

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The history of Mexico is reflected in its food. Corn, chilies, tomatoes, beans and squash from the Aztec and Mayan Indians, olives, rice, wine, beef and pork from the conquering Spanish and cooking techniques from its brief French rule. Mexican food is bursting with color and excitement.

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Leaning Tower of Pisa(zza)

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While Italy maybe the birthplace of today’s pizza, ancient Greeks and Romans served unleavened bread topped with flavors before baking too. And just as the Leaning Tower of Pisa is a work of art performed in three stages, so is pizza! First we’ll explore the crust, second the sauce and third the topping…as we travel the world in search of great pizzas!

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