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A nice, sit-down dinner at home can be just as romantic and special as dinner out at a restaurant, especially if you prepare a meal from The New Intercourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook. The cookbook is filled with recipes to get you and your partner in the mood for love. It's divided into sections that highlight a particular mood-enhancing food, from strawberries to oysters to chocolate. The book even includes recipes for massage oils and... more
Doing your taxes should not have to be that complicated, but unfortunately, it is. And the last thing we want to read is a long book filled with tax-related jargon. Thankfully, we have Taxes Made Simple: Income Taxes Explained in 100 Pages or Less. The book offers explanations for the differences between deductions, credits, and exemptions. And most importantly, it tells you how to take advantage of money-saving deductions and credits.
The Onion - Our Front Pages: 21 Years of Greatness, Virtue, and Moral Rectitude from America's Finest News Source
It's hard to believe that The Onion has been around for 21 years. One of our favorite sources for the latest fake news and information, The Onion - Our Front Pages: 21 Years of Greatness, Virtue, and Moral Rectitude from America's Finest News Source brings all their hilarious front pages back for you to peruse. It makes a great coffee table book, and one that you can turn to whenever you need a good... more
When you own a small business, it's important to find any way possible to cut costs and to save money, especially around tax time. Stephen Fishman's book, Deduct It!: Lower Your Small Business Taxes will give you all the information you need to make your way through the all-too-complicated world of deductions, including real-life scenarios that help you understand what you can and cant write off without being penalized.
Nowadays, everyone's trying to save a little money. But that doesn't mean you have to give up everything you love, especially if you're passionate about food.The Frugal Foodie Cookbook: 200 Gourmet Recipes for Any Budget just shows that you can still create palate-pleasing meals without breaking the bank. Who needs to go out to eat when you can create such recipes as Balsamic Grilled Artichokes and Honey-Thyme Pear and Goat Cheese Sandwiches? Our mouths... more
Our grandmother could do it all: cook, sew, grow vegetables, and make the best chicken and dumplings on the planet. All that knowledge seemed to skip our generation because we cant even boil water. Erin Brieds How to Sew a Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew gives you all the practical information you need to know, from sewing buttons, making gravy, balancing your checkbook, and making a pie.
Perfect for the host or hostess that likes to cook, Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc at Home features dozens of family-friendly recipes. A departure from his previous cookbooks, Ad Hoc's recipes are more approachable to the everyday chef, and offer new takes on such classic recipes as fried chicken, chicken potpie, beef stroganoff, and apple fritters. You won't find any fancy garnishes here, just good, down-home comfort food with a twist.
We've never been disappointed by any of the cookbooks put out by these two ladies, and Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar: 100 Dairy-Free Recipes for Everyone's Favorite Treats is no exception. Their recipes dispel the notion that vegan food has to be bland and boring. The book comes filled with colorful pictures and easy, dairy-free recipes for all of your favorite cookies and then some. Our personal favorites are the Peanut Butter Oatmeal... more
The Handy Book of Artistic Printing: Collection of Letterpress Examples with Specimens of Type, Ornament, Corner Fills, Borders, Twisters, Wrinklers, and other Freaks of Fancy
The Handy Book of Artistic Printing: Collection of Letterpress Examples with Specimens of Type, Ornament, Corner Fills, Borders, Twisters, Wrinklers, and other Freaks of Fancy is the perfect gift for the crafty person in your life. You know, the friend that always seems to find the time to make his or her own holiday cards or invitations. This book will give them even more inspiration as it offers tips for making vintage cards, and... more
Get grandma out of the house with The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World. The Lonely Planet contributors have assembled a series of profiles for every country in the world. The enormous 448-page book features gorgeous pictures and illustrations for each country, and offers advice for travel, including the best books to read beforehand, the best music to listen to, and finding the best food and drinks while you're there.... more
The 68th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor is on December 7th. The Attack on Pearl Harbor: an Illustrated History is a great book for learning about all of the events that led up to the attack, as well as what happened during its aftermath. The book is illustrated with black-and-white photos and informative drawings and diagrams that detail the bomb's strike. It also comes with an animated supplemental CD.
For many people, the subject of wine can be intimidating. If you know someone that wants to learn more about wine, but they are afraid to take that first step, Winewise: Your Complete Guide to Understanding, Selecting, and Enjoying Wine is the perfect gift. It gives the reader a basic, unpretentious introduction to wine, including how to read labels, and how to choose the right wine for a particular budget.
We love The Double-Daring Book for Girls (and the other Daring book series) because it shows young girls that there are no limits to what they can do. The book shows them that it's okay for them to want to play outside in the dirt, and also want to play dress up. And we especially like the chapters that show them how to play football, surf, and even hold a Japanese tea ceremony. It... more
Unless you've been living in a cave, you've probably heard of the Twilight books. Teenage girls all over the world have been swooning over the dark and brooding vampire, Edward Cullen, and his relationship with his mortal love, Bella. In New Moon, the second book of the Twilight Saga, Edward and his family are forced away after a scary reaction to a cut on Bella's arm. Find out if the young lovers reunite in... more
This 700-page book covers everything your favorite sports fan will need to know about the NBA. In The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy, Bill Simmons, best known as ESPN.com's "The Sports Guy," writes about basketball's past, present and future with his trademark wit and humor. He offers trivia, statistics and commentary about the state of pro basketball, all the while paying homage to all of the NBA fanatics that... more
Based on the popular television show Ace of Cakes, this book takes you inside the world of Baltimore's most popular cake shop. Ace of Cakes: Inside the World of Charm City Cakes tells you all about celebrity chef Duff Goldman's early days, and about his talented staff of professional cake artists. There are tons of pictures of his amazing cakes, and Duff even shows you a few techniques for making your own. Fans of... more
Anytime a movie comes out about a particular historical figure, we like to get our hands on a biography to find out the real story first. The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart by Mary S. Lovell details the famous aviator's flying career, as well as her controversial relationship with her publicist husband. The book also goes into theories surrounding her disappearance in 1937. It's a great gift for the bookworm or... more
When most people think of x-rays, they think of a trip to the emergency room. When Nick Veasey thinks of x-rays, he thinks of creating art. In Nick Veasey - X-Ray: See Through the World Around You, he uses the x-ray as his medium, allowing us to take a much closer, more intimate look at everyday objects and see the beauty of their internal structures. Though just about anyone will find the images intriguing,... more
Show off your pumpkin carving skills and your sense of humor with Tom Nardone's Extreme Pumpkins: Diabolical Do-It-Yourself Designs to Amuse Your Friends and Scare Your Neighbors. Not for the timid, this full-color guide gives you all the tips and tricks to carve your pumpkin into a scary and gory masterpiece that is sure to stir up a few laughs and cringes, while scaring your neighbors' kids at the same time.
With its colorful illustrations and story, Happy 4th of July, Jenny Sweeney, is the perfect way to explain to your little ones the importance of celebrating the Fourth of July. The story shows a day in the life of Jenny as she rides her bike through her town and sees everyone celebrating the in their own special way. The book also includes information about the first Fourth of July, first U.S. flag, and other... more