Inspired by her beloved blog, dinneralovestory.com, Jenny Rosenstrach’s Dinner: A Love Story is many wonderful things: a memoir, a love story, a practical how-to guide for strengthening family bonds by making the most of dinnertime, and a compendium of magnificent, palate-pleasing recipes. Fans of “Pioneer Woman” Ree Drummond, Jessica Seinfeld, Amanda Hesser, Real Simple, and former readers of Cookie magazine will revel in these delectable dishes, and in the unforgettable story of Jenny’s transformation from enthusiastic kitchen novice to family dinnertime doyenne.
A 30-Day Plan for Mastering the Art of the Family Meal
Author: Jenny Rosenstrach
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Presents a primer on how to establish dinner as the family meal and a time for reconnection, collecting recipes for such offerings as shrimp rolls, hoisin turkey burgers, zucchini fritters, and stromboli.
Recipes and Rituals for Birthdays, Holidays, Family Dinners, and Every Day In Between
Author: Jenny Rosenstrach
Publisher: Ballantine Books
A New York Times Best Cookbook of Fall 2016 • A warm and inviting guide to turning birthdays, holidays, and everyday occasions into cherished traditions, with more than 100 time-tested recipes—from the creator of the popular blog and book Dinner: A Love Story and author of the New York Times bestseller Dinner: The Playbook “Families crave rituals,” says Jenny Rosenstrach, and by rituals she means not just the big celebrations—Valentine’s Day dinners, Mother’s Day brunches, Halloween send-offs, Thanksgiving feasts, holiday cocktail parties—but the little ones we may not even realize are rituals: a platter of deluxe nachos on Super Bowl Sunday, or a bowl of creamy mashed potatoes after every braces-tightening session. Whether simple or elaborate, daily or annual, these rituals all serve the same purpose for Rosenstrach: to bring comfort, connection, and meaning to every day. 100+ recipes, including: • popovers, apple fritters, and golden pancakes, perfect for sleepover mornings or birthday breakfasts • “Interfaith Sliders”: one version with ham and another with brisket • Rosenstrach’s legendary chocolate Mud Cake—plus an entire section on birthdays, including a one-size-fits-all party planner that does not rely on pizza • complete menus for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve • and, of course, dozens of Rosenstrach’s signature family dinners: Grilled Soy-Glazed Pork Chops, Harissa Roasted Chicken, Crispy Chickpeas with Yogurt Sauce and Naan, Grilled Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Butter and Summer Cabbage, and more In this digital, overscheduled age, How to Celebrate Everything helps families slow down, capture the moments that matter—and eat well while doing it. Praise for How to Celebrate Everything “I have been an ardent fan of Jenny Rosenstrach’s beautiful writing for years. I always know that every word of her books will be something to savor, and How to Celebrate Everything will strike a chord with anyone who enjoys family, friends, and delicious food.”—Ree Drummond, New York Times bestselling author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks “Enjoy How to Celebrate Everything for the easy-to-follow recipes. But even more satisfying are the wonderful anecdotes of family life and [Jenny Rosenstrach’s] genial examination of the lasting role that food plays in our lives beyond the plate.”—Family Circle (September “What We’re Reading” Pick) “With characteristic warmth and humor, [Rosenstrach] urges readers to ritualize and celebrate the small moments in family life by sharing stories from her own. . . . Rosenstrach is a skilled storyteller and introduces each occasion with an engaging essay before offering up the much-loved recipes that inspired it. . . . A delicious and delightful ode to the ways family and food intertwine, reinforcing each other.”—Booklist “Featured recipes are proven kid friendly and presented with humorous mommy angst and nostalgic commentary . . . Rosenstrach inspires, reminding us that the real celebration is family itself.”—Publishers Weekly “This well-designed cookbook comes with a side helping of lifestyle inspiration.”—Library Journal From the Hardcover edition.
Strategies, Inspiration, and Recipes for Family Meals Every Night of the Week
Author: Pilar Guzman
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Whether moms have picky or adventurous eaters and whether they love to cook or just endure it, getting dinner on the table weeknight after weeknight is enough to make a mom throw in the towel. It's a grind that wore down former Cookie magazine editors, Pilar Guzmn, Jenny Rosentrach, and Alanna Stanguntil they made it their mission to figure out all the ways they could reclaim the family dinner. Time for Dinner is that playbook of tricks, inspiration, plans, and 100 go-to recipes. With 250 photographs, it's a visual toolkit of a book that gives every mom the ideas and strategies she needs to get a great family meal on the table night after night without losing her mind (or her sense of humor).
No job, no degree, no special someone – Anna's life hasn't been spectacular so far. What's a girl to do on her twenty-fifth birthday but go out with her best friend and roommate Izzy and have a few drinks? To wipe away the memories of her ex, she spontaneously kisses a complete stranger and decides that very evening to change her life. Soon after that, she manages to score the perfect job in a big international corporation and her luck seems to have changed for the better – and fate dishes up a nice surprise. Jetting around the world between Hamburg, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo, Anna is enjoying the luxury of Business Class travel and learning about the world of business in Asia. Her dreams of a jet-set life are coming true, and suddenly she finds herself torn between two guys. After making her decision, though, a painful turn of events knocks Anna off her feet...
Ambivalence, a Love Story is a deeply nuanced accounting in which two people come together to make a marriage work. Rarely has marriage and its compromises been so intimately portrayed, especially when tested by depression, unemployment, miscarriage and other realities of contemporary life. Whether inside the sterile out-placement offices for reengineered executives or traipsing through the suburban homes and competing lifestyles with perky realtors, Donatich muses on life's transitions with rare candor and insight. Ambivalence traces the inner life of a man coming into adulthood: on being first generation, on interfaith marriage, on playing the accordion and ultimately on the question of whether we are better off solitary or coupled. But at heart, it is a tender -- if circumspect -- love story. An astonishing middle-aged debut.
Amy is a sad, lonely woman, afraid of a future bereft of affection. Raised by a single mother who loved alcohol more than she loved her own daughter, Amy's life has been a series of disappointments. Her experiences left her bitter and afraid to trust, and she finds it hard to make friends. She spends more of her time online, chatting with strangers who will never really know-or care about-the real Amy. Her online persona is more comfortable reaching out, and this avatar attracts the attention of a handsome, witty man named Zack. She quickly falls for his easy, friendly style, and good looks-and the fact that Zack talks to her as if she matters. Risking everything, she flies across the country to be with the man she loves. She's ready for forever, but Zack is ready for something considerably less exclusive. The discovery awakens a part of Amy she never knew existed. How far will she go to guarantee the fantasy?
Dave Faber and Robert McGehee were meant to be together: Less than two years after their first date, they were married. They ate out together, went to movies, and did everything else a loving couple does. They even decided to train together for the Houston Marathon in 2006. Like every couple, they expected to face hard times, but neither was prepared for Robert's diagnosis of esophageal cancer. But just like everything else, this was a fight they would wage together. After learning what he was up against, Robert suggested to Dave that he keep friends and family informed about their battle against the disease. This account draws on that correspondence and includes intimate details of their battle that may have otherwise been lost. Dave stands by Robert's side through surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and physical therapy. Throughout his illness, their intimacy and love for each other grows. Whether you're suffering from a serious disease or illness or caring for someone who is, Dave and Robert's love story and spiritual journey will inspire you to keep your faith in each other and in the world around you even through the most difficult times.
Maddy Swift is just a normal high school girl—until she’s struck by lighting and reanimated as a zombie. Great. Like Barracuda Bay High wasn’t cold-blooded enough already! Navigating the perils of cliques and hot guys was bad enough. Now Maddy has to learn to survive as the undead. She quickly discovers she’s not the only one walking dead in class, and soon she’s thrown into an epic battle surrounding everyone she’s ever loved. Avoiding detection by curious Normals while fighting vengeful Zerkers and equally lethal Sentinels, Maddy discovers life as a zombie is no picnic. Turns out there’s a lot more to it than shuffling around 24/7 growling, “Brains!”