20 Years of Test Kitchen Expertise in One Essential Handbook
Author: America's Test Kitchen
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
"From foolproof techniques, including the best way to get a good sear on a steak and how to butterfly a chicken, to hundreds of invaluable product reviews, this one-stop reference has all the authority of the test kitchen's extensive tasting, testing, and recipe development protocols behind it. You'll also get tutorials on basic cooking skills and useful cooking science, 85 essential recipes (50 master recipes and 35 variations), and an extensive section of appendices packed with even more information."--
The 8-Week Plan to Organize, Declutter, and Make Any Move Stress-Free
Author: Regina Leeds
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: House & Home
Get ready for moving day the stress-free way Whether your new home is across the country or across the street, moving is never easy. Between the packing, the hauling, and the unpacking--let alone the clutter of boxes, the misplaced items, and the upheaval of leaving the old place behind--the stress can overwhelm even the most easygoing person. But with the right plan, it doesn't have to be that way! For over 25 years, bestselling author and professional organizer Regina Leeds has helped her clients prepare for new homes with practical support and a fresh perspective. She sees moving as an opportunity to simplify and start fresh. In Rightsize ... Right Now! Regina outlines her 8-week plan to clear clutter, organize, pack, and relocate without stress, with: Helpful guidance on making a moving plan, from hiring movers down to forwarding mail Strategies to tackle each room in the house in a smart, efficient way Rightsizing projects to weed out unneeded possessions Expert advice on organizing your belongings for the move and the new home Weekly self-care tips to keep you from getting bogged down No matter if you're going from dorm to apartment, house to house, castle to condo, or you're preparing for retirement, Rightsize ... Right Now! will help you to conquer the chaos of moving and settle into a simpler, cleaner home.
The Best Cookbook Ever with More Than 400 Easy-to-Make Recipes
Author: Diane Phillips
Publisher: Chronicle Books
This is the only slow cooker book for busy people. With over 400 recipes, The Best Slow Cooker Cookbook Ever saves time and money week after week with easy meals that keep one eating well at home every day. From Old-Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie to Mexican Hot Chocolate Lava Cake, this cookbook contains recipes for everything from soups and roasts to cobblers and puddings, inspiring night after night of great meals. Prep a few ingredients, toss them in the pot, and let the cooker work its magic while you're gone for the day. Return to a slow-cooked, deeply flavored, great-smelling dinner for you and your family—every night!
Do you have an impossible dog? Think again. Most dogs have many characteristics that make them quiet trainable. Your dog is smart, a good problem solver and posesses a strong drive to get what he wants. Learn how to make your dog operant; a dog willing to seek out the correct behavior in return for a reward. You don't have to constantly feed your dog for good behavior. Learn how to use play and other activities as an effective reward. With the "Pigs Fly" Training System you will: * Discover how dogs learn * Learn to use the clicker * Get your dog to offer to do things without being asked * Learn how to use shaping * Reinforcers - find out what gets your dog really excited * Get your dog to pay attention to you * How to play with your dog * How to teach your dog behaviors The key to training success with difficult dogs is to figure out what they find rewarding and then to use those rewards to get the behaviors you want. You'll be amazed at what your "bad" dog will do when you know how he thinks and what turns him on!
Classic Family Recipes for Celebration and Healing
Author: Grace Young
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen, with its 150 recipes culled from a lifetime of family meals and culinary instruction, is much more than a cookbook. It is a daughter's tribute -- a collection of personal memories of the philosophy and superstitions behind culinary traditions that have been passed down through her Cantonese family, in which each ingredient has its own singular importance, the preparation of a meal is part of the joy of life, and the proper creation of a dish can have a favorable influence on health and good fortune. Each chapter begins with its own engaging story, offering insight into the Chinese beliefs that surround life-enhancing and spiritually calming meals. In addition, personal family photographs illustrate these stories and capture the spirit of China before the Revolution, when Young's family lived in Canton, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. The first part, "Mastering the Fundamentals," provides instruction on the arts of steaming and stir-frying; the preparation of rice, panfried, and braised dishes; the proper selection of produce; and the fine arts of chopping and slicing. Part Two, "The Art of Celebration," concentrates on the more elaborate, complex, and meaningful dishes -- such as Shark's Fin Soup and West Lake Duck -- that are usually made with rare ingredients, and sweets such as Water Chestnut Cake and Sesame Balls. The final part, "Achieving Yin-Yang Harmony," explores the many Chinese beliefs about the healing properties of ginseng, gingko nuts, soybeans, dong quai, and the many vegetable and fruit soup preparations that balance and nourish the body. The stories and recipes combine to demonstrate the range of Cantonese cooking, from rich flavors and honored combinations to an overall appreciation of health, well-being, and prosperity. In addition to the recipes, Young provides a complete glossary of dried herbs, spices, and fresh produce, accompanied by identifying photos and tips on where to purchase them. Unique traditional dishes, such as Savory Rice Tamales and Shrimp Dumplings, are also illustrated step by step, making the book easy to use. The central full-color photo section captures details of New Year's dishes and the Chinese home decorated in celebration, reminding one that these time-honored traditions live on, and the meals and their creation are connections to the past.
Cooking Up a Kitchen for the Way You Live and Play
Author: Deborah Krasner
Publisher: Taunton Press
Category: House & Home
Reflecting the growing trend toward outdoor living spaces, a comprehensive, richly illustrated manual takes readers through the entire process of planning, constructing, and furnishing outdoor cooking and entertaining spaces, with ten portfolio kitchens that can serve as inspiration and a helpful resource list. 25,000 first printing.