Home, Auto, & Hobbies Books

What do you need to learn to make everyday life easier and more fun? Maybe it’s meal planning. Or playing bartender at parties. Want to learn to change the oil in your car? Train your cocker spaniel or use your fancy new camera? We’ve got the 411.

Home, Auto, & Hobbies Books

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Salad Recipes For Dummies

Published 11-23-2022

Tap into the secrets of great salads, from sassy dressings to crispy, crunchy greens that awaken your taste buds. Salad Recipes For Dummies is packed with 150+ recipes for delicious salads for every lifestyle. Discover different ways to craft a salad, from zesty dressings to unique greens and grains. Explore the necessary tools to serve creative salads, from knife skills to a composed design. Get ready to globetrot, whipping up creamy salads from Eastern European to vibrant herb-focused Mediterranean main dishes and curried legumes inspired from India. Go from boring to bold with over 20 dressings. Skip the salad kits at the store and learn how to craft your own! Step beyond romaine and ranch with ideas for different base options (kale, watercress, or Swiss chard anyone?) eye-popping toppings, DIY salad kits, fruit salads, seasonal salads, and beyond. Leave the oven off and feel nourished with recipes like Lemon Orzo Pasta Salad, Cucumber Tomato and Goat Cheese, Italian Tortellini and Bean, German Potato Salad, Thai Bun Noodle Salad, Crunchy Taco Salad, and Thai Steak Salad. Hungry yet? Learn what top chefs know about crafting and preparing an amazing salad Make 150+ easy recipes for leafy salads, pasta salads, dressings, and more Prep ahead for healthy premade meal options—and skip the fast-food line Save time and money by creating your own salad kits and dressings Home chefs looking to elevate their salads will love the incredible ideas found in Salad Recipes For Dummies.

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Pickleball For Dummies

Published 10-11-2022

The game with the funny name was created in the 1960's and is, today, the fastest growing sport in America. We take you through the hows of the game. In true Dummies fashion, the material is easy to understand and appropriate for newbies as well as advanced players. We cover it all from scoring, serving, dinking, places to play, and getting more involved in the community. No need to be intimidated - you've got Dummies on your side of the court to give you all the best tips and tricks from expert authors. If you're in a pickle because you don't know anything about this popular game, Pickleball For Dummies will teach you everything you need to know.  Inside: • Learn the rules and stroke fundamentals • Intro to the fun, social aspects of the game • Advanced strategies that will raise an experienced player to next level • Tips for tournament players and club organizers

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Minecraft Basics For Dummies

Published 10-04-2022

The easy way to get started with Minecraft Want to creep into the biggest video game of all time? Grab your pickaxe and let's go! Minecraft Basics For Dummies helps you (or your kids) get started and join the infinite online world that keeps millions of players of all ages engaged every day. Inside this portable-trim book, crafters will get all the tips and tricks needed to get started—on their own or with multiple players—in each of the three gameplay modes. Choose a platform and download the game Navigate, collect resources, and build structures Defend your creations against monsters Manage parental controls to keep kids safe while playing online Become a Minecraft master by defeating the Ender Dragon Unleash your creativity, elevate family game night, and have a ton of fun joining more than 141 million players in the online world of Minecraft!

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Mediterranean Diet Cookbook For Dummies

Published 10-04-2022

Discover the world’s healthiest and tastiest diet Ready to transform the way you’ve been preparing dinner? Then it’s time to dive into the Mediterranean Diet Cookbook For Dummies! You’ll learn to bring home the flavors of Italy, Greece, Spain, Morocco, Lebanon, and southern France, as you discover the cuisine that’s been shown to reduce the risk of heart attack, diabetes, and cognitive decline while delivering extraordinary, authentic flavors. Unlike many of the quick fix and fad diets on the market today, Mediterranean cooking styles contribute to long-term, healthy lifestyles by focusing on fruits and vegetables, legumes, whole grains, olive oils, and moderate amounts of protein and animal fats. And you’ll learn how to combine and prepare these ingredients into delicious recipes, while tapping into the mindful eating habits of the Mediterranean. In this book you’ll explore: Over one hundred and fifty tasty recipes you can cook for any meal of the day Brand-new updates regarding time-saving multi-cooker directions, the latest on the on-going supportive wellness research around the Mediterranean diet, and how to effectively plan and prep over a month of quick & easy Mediterranean meals Mindful eating and living approaches to savor and enjoy the foods and lifestyle of the MediterraneanMediterranean Diet Cookbook For Dummies is the perfect hands-on guide for anyone looking for an introduction to the Mediterranean cuisine, as well as those already familiar with the diet but need some fresh recipe ideas.

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Van Life For Dummies

Published 09-27-2022

Give in to the lure of the untethered life as a van lifer Thousands of people around the world live nomadic lifestyles from the comfort of their vans or campers, free from the worries of having a permanent residence. If this growing alternative lifestyle appeals to you, Van Life For Dummies is your go-to guide for becoming a van lifer. You'll learn to customize your vehicle, adapt to life on the road, and find the peace and adventure you're seeking. This book makes the transition easy, helping you decide what parts of rooted life you need to take with you and what to leave behind. Follow the call of the open road and get started living in your van or camper  Choose and customize a vehicle that meets your needs  Get answers to the very important question: "where do I use the bathroom?”  Build or carry on a career while travelling Why enjoy life only on your vacation days? Take to the road and enjoy a simplified way of living. Van Life For Dummies demystifies the process and initiates you into the vibrant community of van lifers. Your adventure awaits!

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Electric Cars For Dummies

Published 09-14-2022

Drive into the 21st century in an electric car With falling cost of ownership, expanded incentives for purchasing, and more model and body type options than ever, it may finally be time to retire the old gas-guzzler and dive into the world of electric car ownership. Electric Cars For Dummies is your guide to becoming lightning powered, reducing your carbon footprint, and saving money on gas while you do it. This book teaches you how to select the battery-charged vehicle that fits your need and budget. It also offers insight into how to maintain your electric car, including answering all your questions about charging your vehicle. Calculate the total cost of ownership, prep your home to become one huge charger, and demystify the battery, the tune-ups and more. Learn the difference in cost of ownership and emissions between electric and gas-powered vehicles Explore your options and find an electric car that fits in your budget Know when and how to charge your vehicle, and what kind of maintenance it needs Figure out how to charge your car on the goThis is the perfect book for new and would-be electric car owners looking for guidance on buying and maintaining one of these super sleek machines.

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Bartending For Dummies

Published 09-07-2022

Make drinks like a master mixologist with 1,000 recipes Bartenders are the life of the party—and it’s never been easier to prepare and serve drinks that keep partygoers coming back for more! Whether you want to break into professional bartending or up your ante as a home mixologist, this clear, easy-to-follow guide has you covered. With tips on stocking your bar and working with the right tools and garnishes, as well as information on the latest liquor trends and popular new cocktails, it won’t be long before you hear, “Bartender, may I have another?” Concoct the perfect timeless and modern drinks Learn how to create perfect low and no-alcohol options Replicate everyone’s favorite ready-to-drink cocktails Stock your bar with the best glasses and tools If you’re looking for fresh ideas to keep your friends or customers happy, Bartending For Dummies is the perfect how-to resource for making a splash with great drinks.

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Persian Cooking For Dummies

Published 08-30-2022

Taste Real Home-cooked Persian Food for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner The most celebrated Persian chef in America, Najmieh Batmanglij brings you her favorite traditional, healthy Persian dishes, simplified for modern American kitchens. Persian Cooking For Dummies, written for cooks of all skill levels will transform the way you cook. Offering more than 100 recipes, some of which can be made in less than an hour, this book will guide you through the art and craft of one of the world’s oldest, yet least known culinary, traditions in the West. These flavors and aromas are rarely replicated in restaurants, so prepare to be wowed by your own creations as you follow these easy guidelines in the warmth and comfort of your own kitchen. The distinctive herbs, the heavenly aromas of saffron and rose water, and the sweet and sour flavors will impress your guests and delight your family. Prepare kababs, braises, golden-crusted, tah-dig rice dishes, and delicious desserts Learn the tricks and techniques that have been perfected over thousands of years Enjoy the unique aromas and flavors of the food of Iran—right in your own home Learn the history of Persian cooking and access a glossary of Persian culinary terms Many recipes are one page, simple to follow, and take less than an hour to make.Adapted for today’s lifestyle, Persian Cooking For Dummies is perfect for experienced and novice cooks alike. Take a journey through this exotic cuisine and get cooking, with Dummies.

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Safe Gun Ownership For Dummies

Published 08-23-2022

A straightforward guide to being smart with your firearm With gun sales at an all-time high in the U.S., easy-to-understand advice on storing and possessing guns safely is at an all-time premium. Safe Gun Ownership For Dummies paves the way for new and novice gun owners to learn the basics of firearm ownership in a non-partisan tone. This book helps gun owners thoroughly explore the rules of gun safety and adopt the habits of savvy firearm aficionados. Written by a firearms expert and analyst who has reviewed hundreds of firearms along with gun safety and storage options, this guide helps you develop a safety mindset and apply practices to assure you and your family avoid harm. Learn, internalize, and apply the rules of gun safety Understand federal, state, and local gun laws Find a good gun safety course for hands-on practice Store and transport your firearm securelyWhen it’s time to start training on your new firearm and the safety rules of gun ownership, Safe Gun Ownership For Dummies is at the ready with everything you need to know to make safety your aim.

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Sailing For Dummies

Published 08-09-2022

Buoy your sailing knowhow with advice from two US sailing champions Nothing can beat the feel of the warm sun on your back, the gentle wind in your hair, and a swaying deck under your feet. If you long to take to the open water and sail wherever the wind takes you, you’ll find everything you need to know in Sailing For Dummies. This friendly guide offers information for beginning and intermediate captains. Discover everything you need to know to confidently navigate your vessel through whatever waters—rough or smooth—you may encounter. Whether your goal is to explore a nearby lake, sail down the Mighty Mississippi, or take to the open sea, Sailing For Dummies explains how to launch your vessel, tie knots, turn sails, read the water, and more. Figure out how to work with the wind using sails to reach your destination Find out how the latest technology makes sailing easier and more enjoyable Master the essential skills of docking, tying knots, and dropping anchor Learn how to read the wind, sea, and sky to know what the weather is up to Choose the boat that’s right for you, complete with bells and whistles Discover the basics of windsurfing and kiteboarding Satisfy your need to go farther and faster in your craft Know how to sail safely in tricky situations Whether you’re dipping your toe in the water or knee deep in your pursuit of sailing excellence, this reference will come in handy as you set your sights on sailing. After spending some time with Sailing For Dummies—and even more time on the water—you’ll know the ropes!

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