Twisted Cakes

Deliciously Evil Designs for Every Occasion

Author: Debbie Goard

Publisher: Harper Collins


Category: Cooking

Page: 128

View: 623

A show-stopping cookbook like no other, Twisted Cakes features arresting, eye-catching designs and instructions for creating deliciously, delightfully evil cakes and cupcakes for every occasion. San Francisco cake designer Debbie Goard, whose work has been featured on The Food Network’s “Cake Off” challenge, showcases shockingly original designs that range from surprisingly simple to challenging—to appeal to both novice and more experienced cake decorators—for such devilish delights as the Day of the Dead Sugar Skull, the Creepy Clown, the Venus Fly Trap, and the Can of Worms.

Miss Beecher's Housekeeper and Healthkeeper

Containing Five Hundred Recipes for Economical and Healthful Cooking

Author: Catharine Esther Beecher

Publisher: Applewood Books


Category: Cooking

Page: 484

View: 922

The Beecher family added much to the education and edification of Americans in the 19th Century. Catharine Beecher, sister to Harriet Beecher Stowe, was a prominent and respected author during her time. Part cookbook, part health manual, and part domestic guide, Miss Beecher's Housekeeper, published in 1873, sought to codify and simplify the information and skills needed to efficiently and effectively run a household. While a practical guide, Miss Beecher's explication of her underlying philosophy of domestic science as necessary to the health and happiness of all people gives insight into the social mores of the time.

Jumping the Broom, Second Edition

The African-American Wedding Planner

Author: Harriette Cole

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks


Category: Reference

Page: 304

View: 575

"This gorgeous book is not merely a wedding guide, but a celebration of African-American culture." —Billboard Jumping the Broom is newly revised for the twenty-first century. The bestselling—and the first—comprehensive wedding guide written and designed expressly for African Americans, it presents everything you need to know to plan an event that is truly an expression of your personal style and heritage. Harriette Cole, former fashion editor of Essence magazine, offers hundreds of original ideas for enhancing your wedding with Afrocentric touches at every stage—from announcements, rings, and clothes to music, food, and vows. Her suggestions range from the simple, such as having your wedding rings cast with ancient Khamitic symbols, to the elaborate, such as adorning your wedding party in traditional Yoruba asooke formal wear, and an extensive resource guide will help you manage logistics. Historical anecdotes and information on cultural traditions from all over the Motherland—as well as the Caribbean and the American South—are sprinkled throughout. Lavishly illustrated, this new edition features twice the number of color photographs found in the original book and a completely up-to-date resource guide. Jumping the Broom makes an exquisite gift book for a special friend or family member and an indispensable planner for the most important day of your life.

Uncle John's Totally Quacked Bathroom Reader For Kids Only!

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 928

Quacky facts for curious kids from the master of weird trivia, Uncle John! It’s wacky and fun! It’s illustrated and easy to read! It’s a whole new twist on learning! And it’s FOR (curious) KIDS ONLY--boys, girls, kids who like to read, kids who don’t…even grown up kids. Go ahead, be curious! Inside Uncle John’s Totally Quacked Bathroom Reader you’ll find 288 pages packed with strange science, weird news, obscure history, odd sports, and the interesting origins of everyday things. Special to this edition: amazing animal quack-ups, history’s biggest quacks, ducky weather, fine feathered friends, quacky fashion, and things that are “Just Ducky” (which could mean really good or…soaking wet). And that’s not all! The newest fact-packed reader in the Uncle John’s FOR KIDS ONLY series features such topics as - Thorrablot! An Icelandic holiday with all the rotten shark you can eat! - Banned from Toy Stores: the Atomic Energy Lab science kit - Revenge of the Bees (ouch!) - Cooking with…Pooh! and other Crappy Book Titles - Gag-inducing Stuff Found in Fast Foods - The World’s Stupidest Apps - Moonbows, Snowballs, and Fire from the Sky! Plus…riddles and jokes, quotes and quizzes, experiments and recipes, brainteasers and much, much more! Uncle John’s Totally Quacked Bathroom Reader includes story lengths to fit any attention span (or accommodate any duration of Throne Time)--“short” (one page), “medium” (two pages), and “long” (three to five pages)--and they’re all fun, informative, and educational. Warning: Reading this book may make you smarter than your friends!