food

Changing Your Life...

What if you changed the way you live now? What would you do? Would the change be drastic - like taking advice from a popularity guide written in the 1950s,  not using a mirror for a year, or adding bugs to your diet? Maybe you would do something less extreme. Ever wonder what would happen if you took the SAT now? What score would you get as an adult?

Local Tourist

Why not take a mini-vacation around town? These books will give you a new view of Houston and give you ideas for quick weekend trips.

Sunday, Sunday, YUMday!

A Football CookbookSunday, Sunday, YUMday!    That’s right, this Sunday is the big day-Superbowl Sunday!  Time to get together, watch the game, and EAT! Yum!  Kids, you can help get the party ready with these tasty cookbooks:   

 

Summer Treats

Frozen goodies are always a welcome sight at any gathering during the summer. Check out few of these books and make your own cool creations:

Chefs In The Kitchen

Food is considered an art form by many, but no great chef is born a culinary genius. Great chefs are made through hard work, refined skill, and perseverance. Find out how these chefs learned their trade and see what it takes to survive in the competitive world of culinary art:

Farm Life

Maybe you're a city dweller or suburbanite who tends to a small patch of earth in your backyard. You might even be the adventurous type raising a handful of chickens or rabbits at the same time. What would your life be like if your miniature farm transformed itself into a full-size version?

Find out with these true farm tales:

Homemade Goodies

I used to buy popcorn in microwave bags. One day, I became nostalgic and bought kernels for stove popping instead. That's how I learned I like homemade popcorn better. It tasted better. I could add my own ingredients. And it was cheaper.

I started wondering what other foods are easy to make and less costly than their ready-made counterparts. I quickly learned that peanut butter can be made in only ten minutes with only three ingredients. And, again, it was tastier and cheaper than its store-bought equivalent. I wanted to find even more items I could make, so I searched for a few books at the library and came up with three good guides.

The Food in My Beard

the food in the beard design logo"The Food in My Beard"  That's right, besides having the most awesome title ever, this "food lovers" blog serves up tasty recipes from the bearded one himself, Dan Whelan.  Seriously, how do you not love a cooking site that has a "Stubble" section (where Whalen focuses on basic cooking skills and dishes)? Check out the recipe for Lasagna Timpano, where Whelan gives step-by-step directions for making a mouthwatering multi-layered, "multi-flavored" lasagna.

Visit the website, The Food in My Beard, or Facebook page.

A Year of Sweet Treats

July 21 is National Junk Food Day, so go out and celebrate by indulging in your favorite bad snack. Once you're finished, find the next occasion to celebrate in the pages of Foodfest 365!: The Officially Fun Food Holiday Cookbook by Yvan D. Lemoine.

Let's Eat!

Getting children to eat healthy is not always an easy task; so here are a few books and resources that will make this topic a bit easier to swallow, for both children and parents.  

Too Pickey! Jean Reidy

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