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Appetizers For Dummies (0764554395) cover image
First impressions count, and nothing makes a better first impression on dinner guests than those delectable little nibbles that you set out before the main course. And you don’t have to limit yourself to serving appetizers at the beginning of a meal. Appetizers are first and foremost about entertaining. They set the tone and the mood of an occasion, whether it’s a formal dinner, an intimate get-together, or a big birthday bash. And, best of all, the ... Read More
Asian Cooking For Dummies App (WS100016) cover image

Discover Eastern flavors and take your taste buds to the Orient with Asian Cooking For Dummies!

Complete video instruction of 60 recipes made by real Cooks from the four corners of Asia (Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Thai). Let them introduce you to the techniques you need to prepare delicious Asian dishes and impress your friends and family!

Featured recipes: 
Sushi, Sashimi, Steam Pork Dumplings, Spring Rolls, Aromatic Rice, Mixed Vegetables Curry, ... Read More

Baking For Dummies (0764554204) cover image
Ever walk past a bakery window and marvel at the assortment of cookies, tarts, pies, and cakes and wonder how they did it? Wonder no more. The secrets to creating them can now be yours. With Baking For Dummies, You'lll discover how simple (and fun!) whipping up any sort of baked good from a chocolate layer cake, a classic apple pie to a plateful of scrumptious chocolate chip cookies or black-and-white brownies actually is. ... Read More
BBQ Sauces, Rubs and Marinades For Dummies (0470199148) cover image
Think only master chefs can create the savory, succulent barbecue masterpieces you love to eat? Nonsense! BBQ Sauces, Rubs & Marinades For Dummies shows you everything you need to dig in, get your apron dirty, and start stirring up scrumptious sauces, magical marinades, and rubs to remember.

Featuring 100 bold new recipes, along with lots of savvy tips for spicing up your backyard barbecue, this get-the-flavor guide a healthy dose of barbecue passion ... Read More

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Bread Machines For Dummies (0764552414) cover image
There’s nothing like the smell and taste of fresh homemade bread. But who has the time to make it anymore? You do—with a little help from your automatic bread machine. All bread machines can make good bread; they just need a little help from you to turn out a good loaf. With a little practice and a lot of fun, you too can make freshly baked bread in your kitchen with the touch of a button.

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Butchery and Sausage-Making For Dummies (1118374940) cover image
Discover how to butcher your own meat and make homemade sausage

With interest in a back-to-basics approach to food on the rise, more and more people are becoming interested in butchering their own meat and making high-quality, preservative-free sausages.

With easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations, Butchery & Sausage-Making For Dummies offers readers a look at how to butcher poultry, rabbit, beef, pork, lamb, and goats. The book will also explore ... Read More

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Candy Making For Dummies (0764597345) cover image
How sweet it is! More than 100 recipes plus terrific tips and tricks

Explore the art of cooking candy and create sweet masterpieces!

If you want to concoct irresistible treats for your friends and family, this book gets you cooking! You'll discover proper techniques and use them to create incredible candies. Recipes range from fondues to fondants, simple meltaways to decadent truffles, fun kids' treats to cream-filled delicacies. Indulge!

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Canning and Preserving All-in-One For Dummies (1118034198) cover image
Everything you need to can, preserve, and put up your own food

Amid an increasing focus on locally sourced whole foods, preserving, rather than preservatives, is enjoying a comeback. With 300 delicious recipes, Canning and Preserving All-In-One For Dummies gives you a single, comprehensive resource on all aspects of putting up your own food; the equipment and ingredients you'll need; and the different techniques such as smoking, drying, curing, pickling ... Read More

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Canning and Preserving For Dummies, 2nd Edition (0470504552) cover image

Everything you need to know to can and preserve your own food

With the cost of living continuing to rise, more and more people are saving money and eating healthier by canning and preserving food at home. This easy-to-follow guide is perfect for you if you want to learn how to can and preserve your own food, as well as if you're an experienced canner and preserver looking to expand your repertoire with the great new and updated recipes contained in ... Read More

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Cast Iron Cooking For Dummies (0764537148) cover image
In some cooking circles, cast iron gets a bad rep – people think it's old-fashioned, heavy, and hard to take care of. And really, how often do folks nowadays need to hitch up a mule and wagon and leave civilization and Teflon-coated sauté pans behind?

True, cast iron is old; it's been around since the Middle Ages. And it is heavy. No one can dispute that even a small, cast-iron pot has a heft to it that no other cookware has. Nevertheless, cast-iron ... Read More

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Cheese For Dummies (1118099397) cover image
An accessible guide to selecting, cooking with, and making cheese

From a pungent Gorgonzola to the creamiest Brie, the world of cheese involves a vocabulary of taste second only to wine.  With the rise of artisanal cheeses, this once humble food made from curdled milk is now haute cuisine. And to make the new world of cheese less intimidating, Laurel Miller and Thalassa Skinner have created a handy primer to selecting cheese, pairing cheese with wine ... Read More

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Chinese Cooking For Dummies (0764552473) cover image
Have you ever had a craving for fried dumplings or hot and sour soup at midnight? Ever wonder how your local Chinese takeout makes their food taste so good—and look so easy to make? Still don’t know the difference between Sichuan, Cantonese, and Mandarin cooking? Discovering how to cook the Chinese way will leave you steaming, stir-frying, and food-styling like crazy!

The indescribably delicious cuisine of a fascinating country can finally be yours ... Read More

Christmas Cooking For Dummies (0764554077) cover image
Look no further for tips and recipes for whipping up a dazzling array of delicious holiday meals — without stress!

Christmas is the biggest holiday of the year -- and Americans traditionally love to celebrate the season with food, food, and more food. This easy guide shows cooks of every generation how to plan and prepare scrumptious seasonal treats. It includes: ... Read More

Cookies For Dummies (0764553909) cover image
Have you ever opened a box of store-bought cookies and after the first dry bite, wished you were eating a warm, fresh baked one instead? Even store-bought cookies that claim to taste homemade really can’t compare to the real thing. Well, cookie lovers, thanks to baker Carole Bloom, you can have the real thing—any time and any day of the week.

With Cookies For Dummies, you’ll be whipping up platefuls of the most scrumptious cookies imaginable in absolutely ... Read More

Cooking Around the World All-in-One For Dummies (0764555022) cover image
Ever have food fantasies in a truly international vein—an appetizer of feta cheese and roasted pepper spread, an entrée of spinach ravioli and steaming coq au vin, with a side of bulghur wheat and parsley salad, topped, finally, with a dish of cool gelato di crema (vanilla ice cream) and chocolate souffle for dessert. Well, fulfilling food fantasies that read like the menu in the UN cafeteria is now entirely possible. With ... Read More
Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5th Edition (111892231X) cover image
Get started cooking now with Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5th Edition!

Are you looking to dig yourself out of microwave dinners and learn the ropes of home cooking? Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5th Edition takes the intimidation out of cooking and helps you start cultivating your culinary prowess in no time. From learning fundamental cooking techniques like dicing, chopping, and saut?ing to creating delicious, easy-to-follow recipes, you'll discover ... Read More

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Cooking For Crowds For Dummies (0764584693) cover image

Over 100 recipes, plus time-saving planning tips and sanity-saving suggestions

Serve terrific food confidently and calmly, and wow your crowd!

Panicky about cooking for a casual church dinner, a posh graduation party, or a holiday feast for 50? With terrific recipes plus tips for everything from planning menus to preparation and presentation, you can serve a hungry crowd without getting all steamed up about it. You'll quickly grasp the basics you need ... Read More

Cooking with Chia For Dummies (1118867068) cover image
Power up your day with a daily dose of chia!

Omega-3 fatty acids and fiber are the superstars of cardiovascular health, and chia seeds contain them both in spades. They're also great sources of iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc, and have been linked to better cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure levels. It's no wonder they've been a staple in Central American diets since the Aztecs, and are once again growing in popularity. Chia is truly ... Read More

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Cooking with Quinoa For Dummies (1118447808) cover image
140+ gluten-free recipes for adding quinoa to every meal and snack

Touted as "the gold of the Incas", quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) has many health benefits. It is high in both protein and fiber, gluten-free, and has been known to help those with cardiovascular health problems, as well as people who suffer from migraine headaches. Research also shows that the nutritional composition of quinoa is important in fighting breast cancer, especially in post-menopausal ... Read More

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Cooking with Spices For Dummies (076456336X) cover image
If your idea of kicking up a dish is using salt and pepper, there’s a rich and fabulously varied world of spices waiting to be discovered. Mace, coriander, mustard seed, fennel, saffron, and paprika don’t have to be those scary, untouchables on the supermarket shelf. Cooking with spices can actually be fun, interesting, enjoyable and, most of all, delicious. Using spices will vastly improve your cooking and make you feel, finally, in command of your ... Read More
Food Blogging For Dummies (1118157699) cover image
Bloggers and foodies everywhere will want this full-color book

The only thing better than cooking and eating is talking about it! Combine your two loves—food and blogging—with this ultimate guide for food bloggers everywhere. Food Blogging For Dummies shows you how to join the blogosphere with your own food blog. This unique guide covers everything: how to identify your niche, design your site, find your voice, and create mouthwatering visuals of your ... Read More

Grilling For Dummies, 2nd Edition (0470421290) cover image
Grilling For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides readers with the how-to and what-to cook information they need to make their grilling season hot. It also offers tips sure to benefit grillers of all levels, including basic information on equipment; grill setup and maintenance; new grilling techniques for meat, poultry, seafood, and vegetables; and new and updated grilling recipes. ... Read More
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The Healthy Heart Cookbook For Dummies (0764552228) cover image
A heart healthy regimen needn’t be torture. Two hours on a stationary bike, followed by a dish of low-fat cottage cheese topped with a lonely sprig of parsley may be your idea of what it takes to maintain heart health—but it’s actually a lot more enjoyable and fun! Cardiac fitness, like any new lifestyle plan, can be achieved with only a few basic modifications to your diet and activity level.

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Indoor Grilling For Dummies (0764553623) cover image
Heard about the phenomenon called indoor grilling? From open or covered electric grills to contact grills, grill pans, and cooktop inserts, there are all kinds of indoor grilling options that are inexpensive to purchase, take little time to clean up, and store conveniently out of sight. Best of all, whether it’s a bright, sunny day, a rainy afternoon, or a cold, wintry night, you can still enjoy mouthwatering, healthy meals any time you’re in the ... Read More
Juicing and Smoothies For Dummies, 2nd Edition (1119057221) cover image
Lose weight and feel great with juicing and smoothies

For those of us who don't have time to cut up or cook fruits and vegetables with every meal, juices and smoothies are a fast and easy way to consume them at home or on the go. Packed with over 100 recipes, Juicing & Smoothies For Dummies covers the most up-to-date information on incorporating this healthy lifestyle into your everyday routine. From how to safely cleanse the body of toxins to the ... Read More

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