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1,000 Ideas for Decorating Cupcakes, Cookies and cakes

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1,000 Ideas for Decorating Cupcakes, Cookies & Cakes features a vast collection of decorated dessert inspiration, with page after page of gorgeous photos. This book is a feast for the eyes and the imagination that will never leave you stuck for an idea.

Get your creative juices flowing and see how bakers and decorators around the world have creatively used fondant, buttercream, gum paste, sugar paste, royal icing, and piping and molded designs to create cookies, cupcakes, and cakes that are true works of art. See elegant cupcakes decorated with pearls and piping, colorful hand-painted cookies, tiered cakes with dimensional flowers, and much more.

Discover unique cupcake decorations that use royal icing, edible markers, and fondant; wedding cakes adorned with gum paste accents and debossed designs; vibrant Christmas cookies; whimsical children's birthday cakes; specialty Easter cakes, and much more. Get great year-round ideas for dessert presentations and gift giving. Recipes for several types of frosting are included in the book, and an image directory identifies key materials and techniques for each photo.

Among the amazing featured creations are:

  • Cupcakes topped with sweet fondant flowers
  • Fanciful characters and animals made from fondant and gum paste
  • Cookies decorated with imaginative royal icing designs
  • Lush buttercream roses atop cakes and cupcakes
  • Hand-painted fondant accents
  • Delicate chocolate motifs
  • Cakes enrobed in decadent ganache
  • Simple buttercream designs that dazzle
  • This is the one book you'll turn to again and again for the best cupcake, cookie, and cake design ideas. Start exploring this delicious world today!

    These visual catalogs are both a practical, inspirational handbook and a coffee-table conversation piece. Like all of the books in our 1,000 series, these are not instructional books; rather, they are a visual showcase designed to provide endless inspiration.

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    100 Best Holiday Cookies (USED)

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    12 Seasons Cookbook (USED)

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    Award-winning cookbook author and world-class chef Alfred Portale guides the reader through a year of recipes for the best ingredients and the most satisfying meals to suit the ever-changing seasons and the rhythms of life. 100 full-color photos throughout.
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    30 Minute Italian: 50 of the Finest Simple-But-Succulent Recipes (USED)

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    30 Minute Thai (USED)

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    365 All- American Favorites (USED)

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    Life in the fast lane is tiring. When people pull to the side of the road they want homey foods that nurture both soul and body. That's what "365 All-American Favorites" provides: the comforting eats Morn made when the weather was bad or the chips were down. Here. in this irresistibly charming cookbook, are the timeless, traditional recipes for such yummy tummy treats as Macaroni and Cheese, Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Soup, Chocolate Chip Cookies, S'mores-even Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches.

    When loyal readers of the 365 Ways series were asked what they would like to see added to the list, comfort foods and American favorites were among their top picks. Reader requests and HarperCollins's ongoing commitment to the success of this remarkable cookbook line make "365 All-American Favorites" a sure fire winner.

    SARAH REYNOLDS is a recipe developer and food stylist who works frequently with "McCall's, Redbook, Family Circle, Woman's Day, " and "Good Housekeeping" magazines. She lives in Stamford, CT.

    365 Great Cakes and Pies (USED)

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    Using the same poular design and functional format as the other books in the 365 Ways . . . series, cooking writer Carol Prager provides cooks with 365 recipes for delectable cakes and pies--whether they're baking for a celebration or for everyday treats.
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    365 Ways to Cook Pasta (USED)

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    Hot on the heels of the highly successful 365 Ways to Cook Chicken comes the second book in the series: a pasta dish for every day in the year. Features a washable cover. Illustrated.

    A Bite of Costa Rica (USED)

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    A Curious Harvest: the Practical Art of Cooking Everything

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    "What do I have to eat?"

    Long before supermarkets taught us what we should buy to eat, we simply looked around and ate what looked good. A Curious Harvest marks a return to this kind of thinking. Focusing on ingredients, from the common to the curious, rather than finished dishes Maximus Thaler of The Gleaner's Kitchen offers a choose-your-own primer for preparing tasty, nutritious meals without dogma or shopping lists. Inside each ingredient is beautifully and reverently illustrated by Dayna Safferstein. On each page is information about storing and preparing, when to roast and when to juice, and what goes well with what. What you won't find are complicated recipes requiring expensive trips to the supermarket. The result is nothing short of radical.

    A History of Chowder: Four Centuries of a New England Meal (USED)

    A History of Chowder: Four Centuries of a New England Meal (USED)

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    New England's culinary history is marked by a varying array of chowders. Early forms were thick and layered, but the adaptability of this beloved recipe has allowed for a multitude of tasty preparations to emerge. Thick or thin, brimming with fish or clams or corn, chowder springs up throughout the region in as many distinctive varieties as there are ports of call yet always remains the quintessential expression of New England cuisine. Food writers and chowder connoisseurs Robert S. Cox and Jacob Walker dish out the history, flavors and significance of every New Englander's favorite comfort food.
    A Tasteful Reflection of Historic Rhode Island; A Collection of Tasteful Recipes from the Junior League of RI (USED)

    A Tasteful Reflection of Historic Rhode Island; A Collection of Tasteful Recipes from the Junior League of RI (USED)

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    A beautiful collection of regional and national recipes coupled with interesting historical tidbits from Rhode Island. This cookbook makes a unique and useful souvenir that is a true, tasteful reflection of Rhode Island. A 1996 New England Regional Winner of the Tabasco Community Cookbook Award.

    A Treasury of All Seasons Cookbook (USED)

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    A Well-Seasoned Appetite; Recipes from an American Kitchen (USED)

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    The author of the hugely popular The New York Cookbook now offers a new collection of recipes and innovative techniques to coax forth the different tastes of each season--from the "youthful, winsome flavors" of spring with its fiddlehead ferns and shad roe to the ripe peaches of summer, wild mushrooms of fall, and hearty roasts of winter. 2-color throughout.
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    All Around the World Cookbook (USED)

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    A culinary genius who helped change the way America eats, Sheila Lukins now embarks on her first solo journey, visiting 33 countries on a cook's tour of cuisines, ingredients, and tastes. The result is pure alchemy -- a new kind of American cookbook that reinterprets the best of the world's food in 450 dazzling, original recipes. Main selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club's HomeStyle Books and Better Homes & Gardens Family Book Service, and selection of the Quality Paperback Book Club.

    All the Best Pizzas (USED)

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    Fifty-five recipes that entice the creation of pizzas containing the freshestproduce, the best cheeses, and the best-quality olive oils that make homemadepizzas delicious and nutritious.

    America the Majestic Pictorial Cook Book (USED)

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    America's Best Loved Recipes (USED)

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    -- 230 recipes from kitchens across the country.
    -- Simple, familiar ingredients that satisfy the heart as well as the palate.
    -- Recipes illustrated in color and accompanied by nutrition facts.
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    American Bistro; 125 Simple, Contemporary Recipes (USED)

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    Its casual, satisfying, bold, unpretentious-and now available in paperback. American Bistro is the handbook to delicious fare that is defined by fresh, seasonal ingredients and easy techniques such as roasting and grilling. With favorite dishes like her Grilled Lime-Cilantro Chicken with Tomatillo Salsa and irresistible desserts such as her Warm Chocolate Pudding Cakes, Diane Rossen Worthington sets the standard for cooking great meals at home.

    American Gastronomy: An Illustrated Portfolio of Recipes and Culinary history (USED)

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    Anatomy of a Dish (USED)

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    Apple Desserts (USED)

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    Arizona Highways Heritage Cookbook (USED)

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    From frontier to Mexican, Spanish to Indian, this cookbook showcases Arizona's diverse cultural heritage. Author Louise DeWald combines intriguing history and regional flavor in 200 tempting recipes. Historical photographs, anecdotes, and a culinary glossary add to the fun.
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    Around the World in 100 Miles

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    Create world cuisine recipes using local New England ingredients. Explore the tastes of Tunisia, Morocco, France, India, China, Vietnam, Greece, Poland, Germany, Russia, Ireland, England, Scotland, Scandinavia, South America, Mexico, Jamaica, Native America, and more, as well as New England heritage recipes, using foods found at farmers' markets or in your own yard! This collection features over 50 gluten-free recipes, lots of tips and tricks, folklore, and food history. Makes a unique gift!
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    Atkins; The Complete Cookbook (USED)

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    A complete cookbook full of delicious recipes for those following the Atkins diet.
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    Back to the Table (USED)

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    From Art Smith comes a unique cookbook with more than 150 recipes to strengthen bonds between loved ones.
    Throughout history, humans have sat down together at the table to break bread. The simple ritual of the shared meal reunites us with our families and brings balance to our lives. There are many types of families--in using the word "family," Art means to include anyone whom we have sought or chosen to be an important part of our lives. Unfortunately, in today's fast-paced world, the symbolic role of the table has been threatened. In many households, family members all eat separately, according to their own schedules, on the run, or in front of the TV. With this important cookbook, Art Smith wants to bring us back to the table--and back to each other.
    Art provides readers with mouth-watering recipes that represent the very best of home cooking, including Roasted Tomato and Cheddar Cornbread, to-die-for Sweet Potato-Pecan Waffles, hearty Seafood Gumbo, Grilled Shrimp on Arugula with Lemon Vinaigrette, and Spiced Pork Loin with Vidalia Onion Sauce, to name just a few. There is also a rich assortment of vegetable main courses--like Art's fabulous Italian Vegetable Casserole. Traditional dishes include the best-ever Buttermilk Fried Chicken and a Roast Turkey with Pan Gravy that's not just for Thanksgiving!
    And then there are the celebration cakes, perfect pies, and little sweets. From French Chocolate Almond Pie to Pear and Cranberry Cobbler, from Coconut Cake with Fluffy Icing to Triple-Layer German Chocolate Cake, from Pecan Divinity to Gumdrop Cookies, "Back to the Table" is filled with delicious treats for any occasion.
    Art's life's work has involved cooking for families all over the world. These experiences have taught him that families are essentially the same, regardless of international boundaries or cultural differences. We all want the best for each other and want to take care of the ones we love. And what better way is there to care for our loved ones than at the table?
    Illustrated throughout with stunning photographs of food and of people sharing their tables and their lives, "Back to the Table" is a book to use daily and to treasure for a lifetime.

    Barbecue (USED)

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    Barbecue (USED)

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    Clare Ferguson has created over 40 recipes for outdoor eating, whether you are planning a grand barbecue at the beach or an informal light meal cooked al fresco. Here are dishes inspired by world cuisines, including soups and salads which can be prepared at home, and delicious fish and meat recipes to cook over hot coals. Fresh fruity drinks, wicked cocktails, and indulgent desserts are all part of the mouth watering selection on offer. Cooking in the open air adds an appetite-arousing, smoky savor--and a sense of adventure.

    Along with these delicious recipes you will find ideas for marinades and rubs to give your fish or meat a piquant flavor and tenderness, and tips on the equipment that you can use to make your outdoor feast easy to prepare and carry. This book will give you ideas for that perfect outdoor feast in summer or winter.

    Barbecues, by their very nature, involve primal sensations: heat, light, the gorgeous smell of sizzling snacks. This book takes readers through the equipment they need, the fuel and charcoal, and the amazing appetizers, starters, meats, vegetables, side dishes, and desserts that can be prepared on a grill.

    Bartender's Guide; Over 1400 Recipes (USED)

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    Bartender's Pocket Guide (USED)

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    Beauty Food (USED)

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    40 enjoyable recipes promoting the cornerstones of beauty -- vitality and good health.
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    Berkeley Bowl Cookbook

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    Celebrating the unfamiliar yet extraordinary produce from California's most iconic market, Berkeley Bowl, this cookbook offers recipes for a panoply of fruits and vegetables that have been largely overlooked or forgotten in popular cuisine.

    Registered dietitian Laura McLively, an avid home cook and creator of the popular blog MyBerkeleyBowl, created a recipe for every unfamiliar or "exotic" fruit and vegetable she found at Berkeley Bowl. Here is a collection of her favorite discoveries, and a tribute to the remarkable, 40-year-old family-run market that inspired them.

    Shining a spotlight on the versatile and unique qualities of the astonishingly beautiful, plant-based bounty that's available to vegetarians and meat eaters alike, these recipes and photographs will help you embrace hundreds of exciting fruits and vegetables you may never have tasted or thought of cooking, including crunchy sea bean spindles, tubers bigger than a toddler, wiry haired rambutans, and wrinkly skinned Indian bitter melon. Eating more types and colors of plants exposes us to a wider variety of nutrients, antioxidants, and beneficial bacteria.

    Berkeley Bowl is a mecca for great chefs, and with the recipes in this cookbook, you'll see why. Even if you don't live near Berkeley Bowl, getting your hands on these ingredients can be a fun and rewarding experience in its own right, and cooking with them will make your meals explode with flavors, textures, and new culinary adventures for all your senses.

    Partial list of recipes:
    Green Garlic Soup with Lemon Cardamom Yogurt
    Sweet & Sour Tofu with Gooseberry
    Charred Nopal and Black-eyed Pea Chili
    Corn and Chive Stuffed Squash Blossoms
    Pepino Melon Poke
    Stuffed Indian Eggplant
    Morel Pot Pie
    Starfruit Almond Torte

    Berries: Cultivation, Decoration, and Recipes (USED)

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    Celebrate the versatile berry! Learn how to plant, harvest, cook, and decorate with more than 50 varieties of edible and ornamental berries. Gardening instructions, delectable recipes, and stunning arrangements are illustrated in more than 200 glorious color photographs.
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    Best Eats in Town on $40 A Day (USED)

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    A delightful scrapbook for fans of Rachael Ray's popular $40 A Day show. Rachael revisits over 50 cities.This book is Illustrated with color photos and selected recipes from her favorite restaurants.

    Best Ever Chocolate (USED)

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    Best of America: Traditional Regional Recipes (USED)

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    Best of the Best Cookbook Recipes from the Editors of Food & Wine (USED)

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    Best of the Best the Best Recipes from the 25 Best Cookbooks of the Year (USED)

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    The experts at Food & Wine share with readers more than 100 of the most delectable, kitchen-tested dishes from superstar chefs--such as Emeril Lagasse and Jamie Oliver--that have appeared in the magazine over the past 12 months.

    Better Homes and Gardens Cooking for Today Vegetarian, w/ CD-ROM (USED)

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    Better Homes and Gardens Cooking for Today, Stir-Fries (USED)

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    Features 68 reliable recipes offering mealtime solutions for families on the go.

    Better Homes and Gardens Desserts (USED)

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    Better Homes and Gardens Fresh and Simple Quick Simmerimg Soups (USED)

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    Better Homes and Gardens Heritage Cook Book (USED)

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    Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen Favorites (USED)

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    Features: A collection of 150 of the best of the best Test Kitchen recipes, each as relevant today as the day it was first tested; With tried-and-true recipes, cooks will learn 'new to them' recipes that are sure to become favourites; A rare look behind the Test Kitchen door links consumers with the past through vintage photographs and recipes that have stood the test of time; Experienced home economists share cooking tips for easy recipe preparation; Historical anecdotes sprinkled throughout the book entertain and inspire.
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    Betty Crocker's New Low-Fat Low Cholesterol Cookbook (USED)

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    This bestselling classic has been completely updated, modernized and redesigned to be the one-stop kitchen reference for today's cook. New in this edition:
    -- All new design, including two-color text
    -- Recipes with numbered steps for easy use
    -- Preparation and cooking times with each recipe
    -- Lighter versions of favorite recipes
    -- Timesaving tips to make recipes even quicker
    -- 200 all-new color photographs
    -- All-new line art to make learning techniques easy
    -- Complete nutrition information with each recipe, including percentage of calories from fat
    -- Back cover of the book shows sample pages of the interior, so you can see the design even though it is shrink-wrapped

    People really rely on Betty Crocker, and all the information they have come to expect is here, revised to be up-to-the-minute.
    -- Over 900 recipes, from how to make coffee to rolling a fajita
    -- Recipes that call for readily available ingredients
    -- Definitions of cooking terms
    -- Microwave basics and tips
    -- The best -- and easiest -- way to cook anything, from oysters to apple pie to spaghetti squash
    -- Photographs to help identify foods, such as types of mushrooms and pasta
    -- Step-by-step photographs illustrating cooking techniques
    -- Complete roasting, broiling and microwaving charts for meat and poultry
    -- Trouble-shooting guides for successful baking
    -- Food safety facts
    -- High altitude cooking information

    Trust Betty Crocker to make cooking easy, fun, and up-to-the-minute!

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    Biro; European-Inspired Cuisine (USED)

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    The companion book to the nationally broadcast 26-episode PBS reality cooking series, The Kitchens of Biro, shares a candid, behind-the-camera look into the restaurant, culinary school, and home kitchens of Marcel Biro and Shannon Kring Biro. With more than 125 superb recipes for amuse-bouches, appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and desserts, Master Chef de Cuisine Marcel Biro demystifies classic European culinary techniques, and adapts his unique recipes for the home chef. These hallmark recipes reflect Marcel's passion for regions such as Alsace, Tuscany, southern Germany, and Andalusia, where he has worked as a chef.
    Go behind the scenes at Biro Restaurant and Wine Bar, and the Marcel Biro Culinary School, and discover the secrets of creating classic European cuisine made from scratch with seasonal ingredients: Lemon-Mint Sorbet with Red Peppercorns, Mesclun Duck Breast Salad with Raspberry-Shallot Vinaigrette, Lobster Martini, Sauteed White Asparagus in Parmesan Tuile with Summer Greens & Lemon Aioli, Rich Garlic Creme Soup with Croutons & Parmesan Crown, Grilled Medallions of Pork in Black Cherry-Pepper Sauce, Ahi Tuna Filet with Lobster-Veal Roulade on Glass Noodle Salad & Sauce Amoricaine, Pineapple Ravioli with Strawberry-Mint Creme, and many more.
    The PBS series The Kitchens of Biro will air nationally beginning in late 2004, and will continue in syndication. A second season of the program is already in the works.
    Marcel Biro was born in the former East Germany in 1973. By 21, Marcel was a European certified chef instructor, teaching aspiring chefs by day and cooking in Michelin-starred restaurants by night. At 24, he became one of the youngest chefs in European history to attain the title Master Chef de Cuisine. Acclaimed for winning several coveted European awards and for his dedication to demystifying classic cuisine, Marcel worked in France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Hungary, Italy, and Lichtenstein before coming to the US in 1999. He has cooked at several internationally acclaimed restaurants including Emile Jung's three-star Michelin Au Crocodile, toured Europe with Olympia Master Chef Francois Geiger, and was personal chef to German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. Shannon Kring Biro, the co-star of The Kitchens of Biro, is an award-winning lifestyle and cuisine writer who has been featured in Gastronomica and many other publications.
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    Bon Appetit Christmas (USED)

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    From the editors of America's most popular food and entertainment magazine comes a sumptuous collection of more than 125 new and classic Christmas recipes to help readers celebrate the holidays with style, ease, and a table full of luscious foods. The recipes are accompanied by do-ahead tips and serving suggestions. Color photos throughout.
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    Bon Appetit Every-Night Cooking (USED)

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    Continuing the magazine's respected series of topical books, this title offers recipes and ideas to help even the busiest cooks put together an appealing and imaginative dinner every night of the week. 100 full-color photos.
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    Bon Appetit Holidays (USED)

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    Divided into sixteen chapters, each devoted to a different holiday, this cookbook presents perfect special menus made up of the most delirious and easy-to-follow recipes culled from the pages of Bon Appetit magazine. Here is a year of holiday cooking: from a casual New Year's Day supper through the final New Year's Eve gala. In between you'll find the traditional and the soul-nourishing: blintzes for Hanukkah, chocolate eggs for Easter, sticky buns for Mother's Day, fried chicken for the Fourth of July, Sage Butter Turkey for Thanksgiving, Roast Prime Rib of Beef for Christmas dinner. And there are ideas for something a little different: a Valentine's Day dinner for two as spicy as it is romantic, a dramatic Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Rosemary for Father's Day, Eggs Florentine Plus for a lazy, late breakfast on Labor Day weekend.

    Throughout "Bon Appetit" Holidays you'll discover helpful tips for everything from making food as gifts to keeping a well-stocked bar to decorating the table. In fact, everything you need to make holidays truly festive occasions can be found in this one delectable cookbook.

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    Bon Appetit The Christmas Season (USED)

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    In "Bon Appetit The Christmas Season", readers find countless ways to help celebrate the season with style and ease. The editors of "Bon Appetit" have filled this sumptuous book with more than 125 new and classic Christmas recipes. Since the Christmas celebration doesn't begin or end on Dec. 25, the book covers every aspect of the holiday season.