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New Arrivals - Cooking, homemaking, and family

"Somehow, a set of deeply conservative assumptions about children -- what they're like and how they should be raised -- have congealed into the conventional wisdom in our society. Parents are accused of being both permissive and overprotective, unwilling to set limits and afraid to let their kids fail. Young people, meanwhile, are routinely described as entitled and narcissistic. . . among other unflattering adjectives. In The Myth of the Spoiled Child, Alfie Kohn systematically debunks these beliefs -- not only challenging erroneous factual claims but also exposing the troubling ideology that underlies them. Complaints about pushover parents and coddled kids are hardly new, he shows, and there is no evidence that either phenomenon is especially widespread today -- let alone more common than in previous generations. Moreover, new research reveals that helicopter parenting is quite rare and, surprisingly, may do more good than harm when it does occur. The major threat to healthy child development, Kohn argues, is posed by parenting that is too controlling rather than too indulgent." -- Publisher's description.

"Using a combination of hand and machine sewing... transforms simple sweatshirts into cute costumes embellished with felt and other easy-to-find materials--perfect for Halloween, dress up, or anytime"--From publisher description.

A leading style expert outlines a method for "conscious dressing" that explains how to pursue daily goals by using one's wardrobe choices to promote self-confidence and reflect how one wants to be perceived.

"More than 150 recipes show you how to make the most of herbs, with plenty of imaginative, contemporary ideas, as well as classic dishes. Infuse herbs in teas, drinks, cordials, sugar and salt; use them to add interest to butter, stocks, sauces, chutneys and marinades; or use them decoratively as garnishes"--From publisher description.

More than thirty new nail designs, with tips on how to prep your manicure. Clear step-by-step instructions and easy-to-use tools for creating fabulous nail art designs in your own home

How many ways can you preserve a strawberry? You can freeze it, dry it, pickle it, or can it. Milk gets cultured, or fermented, and is preserved as cheese or yogurt. Fish can be smoked, salted, dehydrated, and preserved in oil. Pork becomes jerky. Cucumbers become pickles. There is no end to the magic of food preservation, and in "Preserving everything," Leda Meredith leads readers both newbies and old hands in every sort of preservation technique imaginable.

Skip the sugary commercial drinks and make these and many more fresh, delicious beverages in your own kitchen. Whether you're looking for new ways to enjoy your garden's bounty or want to experiment with pure concoctions made from farmers' market finds, these recipes and techniques--including harvesting, canning, fermenting and pasteurizing--will introduce you to a whole new world of garden goodness.

A guilty pleasure no more, the avocado has broken out of guacamole to become a healthy-diet star!

"These are recipes that emphasize naturally gluten-free ingredients and ... will appeal not only to gluten intolerants and celiacs but also to anyone just looking for a great recipe."--Provided by publisher.

"In a Nutshell presents a complete guide to enjoying Mother Nature's most nutritious gifts. Omnivores, vegetarians, vegans, and health-conscious eaters all will delight in the more than 250 easy-to-make recipes, from noonday salads and snacks to family dinners and desserts"--Provided by publisher.

If you have plentiful produce from your garden or your local farmers' market, you need to use it up, or better yet, put it up so you can enjoy it all winter! This guide is packed with easy-to-follow steps for all kinds of food preservation techniques, to help you make the most of your bounty.

"This is not your grandma's potluck... What you will find instead is an array of dishes in sync with the season. Each month offers up an appropriate menu...Hosted by a group of goodwill-wielding friends and strangers, the potluck's beneficiaries have one thing in common: a love of good food. The premise is simple: on the third Thursday of every month bring a seasonal fresh dish for sharing. The result is gloriously rich: new friends, fun, and good eats. Whether you're looking for instructions on assembling your own potluck (the first clue: no rules), or recipes for imaginative, honest dishes, whether it's for a group of six or thirty, the inspiration in this book will suit anyone who wants to celebrate good food and good neighbors"-- Provided by publisher.

Presents seventy parenting tips based on scientific research, discussing the best ways to help infants sleep well, boosting a child's success in school, handling temper tantrums, and managing consequences and punishments.

"A cookbook devoted to the beloved Vietnamese sandwich, with 50 recipes ranging from classic fillings to innovative modern combinations"-- Provided by publisher.

Armed with a cast-iron skillet and the best ingredients he can find, meat-loving chef Rahm Fama serves up a fresh take on chuck wagon cuisine for flavorful meals you can enjoy no matter where you are. Inspired by his early years on a Southwest cattle ranch, he followed his carnivorous curiosity across the country, seeking the choicest cuts and best ways to cook them.

A lushly illustrated and accessible guide to juicing and juice cleansing, featuring 75 recipes for making organic juices, milks, and other concoctions at home to provide the vital nutrients a healthy body needs to function at an optimal level.

A guide to making juices at home explains the philosophy of juicing and detoxification, while also providing recipes for fruit and vegetable juices that promote weight loss.

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