Recipes for affordable meals presented so polished you'd never know their "lowbrow" origins, complete with tips and tricks that prove fabulous hosting doesn't have to break the bank. Rachel Hollis, blogger and founder of "The Chic Site," which reaches over 600,000 users a month, delivers this swoon-worthy cookbook packed with delicious and easy comfort food that's sure to wow at both family suppers and the fanciest dinner parties. Rachel puts a finger-licking gourmet twist on classic American favorites in sections that include recipes for: *Casseroles: balsamic bacon-wrapped meatloaf, bacon and green chili mac n'cheese *Potluck: loaded baked potato salad, seven layer salad *Dips: grilled guacamole, corn dip, chili cheese dip, pizza dip *Sips: strawberry rosemary moonshine, Grandma's sweet tea *Somethin' Sweet: banana pudding parfaits, Mema's carrot cake Packed with big flavor and simple enough for a beginner home cook to master, Upscale Downhome focuses on great-tasting food and beautiful presentation that is guaranteed to impress. This is the kind of food that we all like to eat, served up with a chic twist.
Fun, fresh, and fast recipes for family dinners from the founder of The Chic Site, a lifestyle website, and the author of Upscale Downhome and New York Times bestseller Girl, Wash Your Face. Real life isn’t a series of stylized air-brushed photos. It's crazy, chaotic, beautiful, and funny, and it can knock you right off balance. But cooking and eating as a family has always been at real life's core. Making sure your family is fed makes a day a success, and truly taking the time to give them something wholesome and delicious is the ultimate pleasure. Based on meals Hollis makes for her hungry husband, three sons, and baby daughter, Real Life Dinners bursts with over 80 photos and recipes including: Breakfast Quesadillas Toast Nine Ways Freeze-Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches Taco Tuesday Crispy Sweet Potato Bake Lemon-Pesto Chicken Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup Rach's Spice Blends Rachel Hollis' Real Life Dinners is a cookbook that fits into your real daily life.
Brilliant designer Miko Jin is a hopeless romantic. She's spent most of her life falling in love over and over again...with the men she finds in the pages of her favorite novels. When Miko meets Liam Ashton, it's love at first sight. At least, for her. Sure, the two of them are polar opposites, and yes, he seems to be dating someone new each week. But Miko knows what true love is and that you can't rush it--after all, what she lacks in real-world experience, she makes up for in book smarts. With novels as her guide, and her best friends by her side, she knows she can get Liam to love her back. But just like any good romance novel, fate has a few plot twists in store. Will Miko get her own happy ending? Will she find the strength to stand up for what she deserves even if it means breaking her own heart?
"Food," says Ruby Ann Boxcar, "is one thing all trailer park people have in common, followed by their undyin' love of Elvis and the reproduction of ugly children." The recipes of trailer dwellers are unlike any others. Its been known to make men turn championship wrestling off, large women in double knit polyester slacks dance, and derelict children smile. That's why Ruby Ann has taken the time to write down her favorite recipes in an easy to read cookbook (The Down Home Trailer Park Cookbook; A Twister Of Tasty Treats). This cookbook gives the reader a titillating guide to handed down recipes and an insider's look at Ruby Ann's fellow residents at the 20 lot "High Chaparral Trailer Park" in Pangburn, Arkansas. Along with good food and gossip, the reader will come face to face with sex, murder, topless dancing, Baptist ministers, adultery, and political secrets. The fact that Ruby Ann Boxcar has lived her entire life in a trailer, and her updo hairstyle, cat eyed glasses, and blue eye shadow insures the reader she knows what she's talking about when it comes to trailer park living. Her 300-pound figure speaks for itself on the question of her cooking credentials.
The definitive guide to high-class trailer park living. White Trash Etiquette contains everything you need to know to live like decent trash, including: The proper way to fake a back injury How to prevent your in-laws from stealing the silverware at wedding receptions The 10 Hottest White Trash Career Opportunities How to improve your drunk driving skills Sound advice on everything from lying to your boss to making your next convenience store robbery fun for the whole family There’s also troubleshooting for troublemakers: I'm getting married; can I still wear white if I'm a tramp? Can chicks ever really respect an accountant? How do I pick a good bail bondsman? How can I get my 14-year-old cousin unpregnant? And much more.
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Special Award "I have come to think that the true likeness of Flannery O'Connor will be painted by herself, a self-portrait in words, to be found in her letters . . . There she stands, a phoenix risen from her own words: calm, slow, funny, courteous, both modest and very sure of herself, intense, sharply penetrating, devout but never pietistic, downright, occasionally fierce, and honest in a way that restores honor to the word."—Sally Fitzgerald, from the Introduction
When Luke Quintain is left at the altar, Catherine Lang decides she is the perfect solution to his problem. Seems Luke must marry by his 36th birthday or lose his inheritance. Soon, a marriage of convenience turns into more than either Luke or Catherine bargains for. Original.
For 25 years, ZAGAT has reported on the shared experiences of diners. Here are the results of the 2004 LOS ANGELES/SO. CALIFORNIA RESTAURANT SURVEY, covering hundreds of restaurants. The surveyors are male and female and of all ages. No matter the economic climate, America's appetite for lively dining destinations continues unabated, inspiring ever bolder ventures. For every notable closing, there's another restaurateur waiting in the wings, often joined by an expensive team of architects and designers and ZAGATSURVEY is always there to note the changes. So whether you are looking for the hippest restaurant, where to dine with celebs or find a lunch bargain, the new ZAGATSURVEY 2004 Los Angeles/So. California Restaurant Guide rates and reviews the best restaurants. The newest guide delivers ZAGAT’S signature comprehensive coverage, rating each restaurant on appeal, decor, service and cost.
James Beard Award-winning and self-made chef Naomi Pomeroy's debut cookbook, featuring nearly 140 lesson-driven recipes designed to improve the home cook's understanding of professional techniques and flavor combinations in order to produce simple, but show-stopping meals. Naomi Pomeroy knows that the best recipes are the ones that make you a better cook. A twenty-year veteran chef with four restaurants to her name, she learned her trade not in fancy culinary schools but by reading cookbooks. From Madeleine Kamman and Charlie Trotter to Alice Waters and Gray Kunz, Naomi cooked her way through the classics, studying French technique, learning how to shop for produce, and mastering balance, acidity, and seasoning. In Taste & Technique, Naomi shares her hard-won knowledge, passion, and experience along with nearly 140 recipes that outline the fundamentals of cooking. By paring back complex dishes to the building-block techniques used to create them, Naomi takes you through each recipe step by step, distilling detailed culinary information to reveal the simple methods chefs use to get professional results. Recipes for sauces, starters, salads, vegetables, and desserts can be mixed and matched with poultry, beef, lamb, seafood, and egg dishes to create show-stopping meals all year round. Practice braising and searing with a Milk-Braised Pork Shoulder, then pair it with Orange-Caraway Glazed Carrots in the springtime or Caramelized Delicata Squash in the winter. Prepare an impressive Herbed Leg of Lamb for a holiday gathering, and accompany it with Spring Pea Risotto or Blistered Cauliflower with Anchovy, Garlic, and Chile Flakes. With detailed sections on ingredients, equipment, and techniques, this inspiring, beautifully photographed guide demystifies the hows and whys of cooking and gives you the confidence and know-how to become a masterful cook.
More than 100 delicious recipes from the one-and-only Quad Webb Welcome to Quad's kitchen. Get ready to cook with spirit, eat with gusto, and laugh with abandon. Whether you follow her on Bravo’s Married to Medicine, are a regular watcher of Sister Circle, or have tuned into her Cooking with Miss Quad Instagram videos, you will want to add this long-anticipated cookbook to your repertoire. Cooking is a pleasure and a respite for this star; it’s an expression of love she wants to share with all her fans. Quad learned to cook from her mother, growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, so she’s been cooking her entire life and insists that she’s made every mistake possible behind a stove. Here she encourages even complete beginners to give cooking a try with delicious, updated southern classics, such as: Jalapeno Cheese Hushpuppies Cajun Deviled Eggs Peach, Fig, and Arugula Salad Cornmeal-Dusted Catfish Memphis Dry Rub Ribs Basil Pesto Chicken Quad's energy in the kitchen is contagious, as is her passion for teaching others to overcome kitchen intimidation.