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I have way too many cookbooks but The Pretty Dish by Jessica Merchant is one of my new favorites. Merchant started the website “how sweet eats” more than 10 years ago. Her recipes are easy to follow with ingredients that are readily available. Not only does she have 150 everyday recipes but she’s also got ideas for throwing a fun party from music playlists to creative ideas such as build your own s’mores bars with Nutella, caramel and strawberries. Her philosophy is to feed your loved ones with joy, even if it is not perfect. And if that’s not enough of a reason to love this cookbook, she has a whole chapter nourishing your body with DIY beauty recipes like sugar scrubs and homemade lip balms.

The Pretty Dish: More than 150 Everyday Recipes and 50 Beauty DIYs to Nourish Your Body Inside and Out: A Cookbook Cover Image
ISBN: 9781623369699
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Published: Rodale Books - March 20th, 2018

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Two very different American women are thrown together by circumstance when their husbands are stationed at the American Embassy in Jordan. Margaret is a rule follower. Cassie, a naïve young mother, is a non-conformist. Their tense time together while their husbands are abroad for work, only intensifies their differences. When Cassie disappears after reporting a minor fender bender to the police, Margaret panics. While snooping around, she discovers a journal kept by her friend. A riveting read about an exotic locale, complicated relationships and secrets.

The Confusion of Languages Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399158926
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - June 27th, 2017

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When author Peter Gethers wants to bond with his 80-something mother Judy, who's suffered a debilitating stroke, he begins a journey to recreate her favorite foods. But first he has to learn how to make them. In his quest, he learns about a lot more than food. He hears storiessome for the first timeabout her family's defunct but once legendary restaurant Ratner's in NYC and about his mother's remarkable cooking career, which began at age 53 in L.A. working alongside Wolfgang Puck (a warm friendship that lasted until Judy's death) and other well-known chefs.
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ISBN: 9780805093308
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 4th, 2017