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Get ready for summer with SKINNYTINIS: All the Fun for Half the Calories!

May 18, 2009 –Nearly everyone enjoys relaxing with the occasional cocktail—a mimosa during brunch, a glass of wine after a long day at the office, or a pre-dinner cocktail. But what most people don’t know is that the average mixed drink can quickly destroy a well-intentioned diet, with over 300 calories per serving! For readers […]

Wiley Books Win Prestigous James Beard Awards

May 5, 2009 — Wiley received two cookbook awards at the annual James Beard Awards ceremony, which were  held on Monday, May 4th in New York City. In the General category: HOW TO COOK EVERYTHING, 2e (978-0764578656) by Mark Bittman In the Spirits category: WINEWISE (978-0471770640) by Steven Kolpan, Michael Weiss, and Brian Smith Of […]

Slay the snack monster with 100-Calorie Snack Cookbook

May 5, 2009 —Are you trying to lose weight? Or simply hoping to not gain any? Are you “good” at meals, but not-so-good in between? Do you crave low-fat pretzels, only to eat half the bag, telling yourself after each one that it’s your last? Prolific cookbook writer Sally Sampson’s latest book, 100-CALORIE SNACK COOKBOOK […]

Just in time for summer picnics and barbecues! POTATO SALAD by Debbie Moose

May 5, 2009 — Where would a summer picnic, Fourth of July barbecue, or outdoor block party be without potato salad? In POTATO SALAD (Wiley Hardcover; $16.95; April 27, 2009) by Debbie Moose, readers can choose from a wide range of recipes for everyone’s favorite summertime side dish, from traditional home-style salads to exciting, upscale […]

EAT CHEAP BUT EAT WELL by Charles Mattocks will help home cooks save money in the kitchen

May 5, 2009 –“Many of us have to cut back but we don’t want to cut the quality of our food. Now, we can create all of the recipes we grew up with, but at a much lower price,” states Mattocks. In today’s economy, it can be difficult for home cooks to prepare a meal […]

Big Green Cookbook: Hundreds of Planet-Pleasing Recipes & Tips for a Luscious, Low-Carbon Lifestyle

“Big Green Cookbook shows you how deliciously easy it can be to reduce your carbon ‘food’ print. It’s the perfect tool for anyone who wants to eat well and treat the earth right.” —Ellie Krieger, host of Food Network’s “Healthy Appetite” and author of The Food You Crave May 5, 2009 –It’s time to go […]

SOAKED, SLATHERED, & SEASONED: A Simple Guide to Flavoring Food for the Grill

“Outdoor cooking is the best way to prepare food, bar none,” says grilling and barbecue expert Elizabeth Karmel. “Not only is it simple, but the food tastes great and it is a fun activity. It’s as close to a vacation as you can get without leaving your backyard!” May 5, 2009 — In an encore […]

NO MORE TAKEOUT! A Visual Do-It-Yourself Guide to Cooking

 May 5, 2009 — Even the best take-out food gets boring after a while—not to mention expensive. But how can a culinary neophyte develop the necessary kitchen skills to become an accomplished home cook? In NO MORE TAKEOUT!: A Visual Do-It-Yourself Guide to Cooking (Wiley Hardcover; $25; May 4, 2009) authors Stephen Hartigan and Jerry […]

BITE-SIZE DESSERTS — Finally, downsizing is a good thing…

  Praise for Carole Bloom and The Essential Baker: “…an essential purchase for baking collections.” – Library Journal “…the author, adopts an unusual approach in this exhaustive and tantalizing look at baking.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review May 5, 2009 — The best things come in small packages and no one knows this better than […]

BURGER BAR: Build Your Own Ultimate Burgers

Chef Hubert Keller is known for elevating the ordinary burger into an extraordinary culinary pleasure. As the owner and chef of the Burger Bar restaurants in Las Vegas and St. Louis, Keller serves the finest quality burgers to thousands of satisfied diners—from teenagers to top chefs. Now, the man who led the charge in America’s […]

Cardholders’ Bill of Rights: a Timely Shift in the Consumer Credit Industry

May 4, 2009 – Change is never easy and often not welcome. Yet it is an essential part of the American culture. The recently passed legislation in the House of Representatives that includes a “Bill of Rights” for credit cardholders may cause a timely shift in the consumer credit industry. The bill would stabilize the […]

Helen’s Asian Kitchen: Easy Chinese Stir-Fries –Try Kung Pao Chicken at home!

April 27, 2009 — Quick, simple, and versatile, stir-fries are the perfect everyday meal—and you don’t need a take-out menu to enjoy one. “When I was growing up, my mother did all of the cooking at home and the variety was endless,” says Helen Chen. “But it was her everyday Chinese home cooking that I […]

Great Party Fondues – Truly the perfect party food!

September 22, 2008 — Easy to make and serve, fun for guests to share, and of course, always great tasting, fondue is truly the perfect party food! In GREAT PARTY FONDUES (Wiley Hardcover; September 23, 2008; $16.95), Peggy Fallon covers everything the home cook needs to know about making and serving fondue. The simple, no-fuss […]

New easy and delicious choices found in Betty Crocker 30 Minute Meals for Diabetes

September 22, 2008 – Nearly 18 million Americans are currently living with Type II diabetes, and the numbers continue to grow. So the editors at Betty Crocker have created BETTY CROCKER® 30 MINUTE MEALS FOR DIABETES (Wiley; $19.95; Cloth Spiralbound; September 1, 2008; ISBN-13: 978-0-470-19117-0), a new collection of 150 recipes that takes the guesswork […]

Pillsbury Pizza Night:Top It, Stuff it, Twist it — The easy way to go with refrigerated dough

September 22, 2008 — For a meal everyone’s sure to love, homemade pizza can’t be beat. Now, anyone can create their own fresh-from-the-oven pizza in minutes with the help of refrigerator dough and PILLSBURY PIZZA NIGHT: Top It, Stuff It, Twist It—The easy way to go with refrigerated dough (Wiley Hardcover Spiral bound; $14.95; August […]