Food Men Love

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One of the best ways to enhance the quality of our lives is to treat ourselves to the foods we lovethe more often, the better Kitchen Goddess Margie Lapanja interviewed hundreds of men to compile this culinary collection of their favorite meals for a oneofakind cookbook filled with recipes, fascinating food trivia, and fun stories from the kitchen.

Whether a seasoned chef, a barbecuehappy bachelor, or a loving husband, men are taking up the tongs and giving the salad spinner a whirl in increasing numbers. Among the signature recipes of esteemed chefs and kitchen wizards, there are favorite feelgood feasts of superstars, sports heroes, luminaries, grill gurus, starving artists, burger kings, and every man in between. Included in Food Men Love is Tom Cruise's favorite Linguini dish, quarterback John Elway's Hamburger Soup, star chef Mario Batali's Bucatini all 'amatriciana, basketball legend Michael Jordan's 23 Peekytoe Crab Sandwich, and former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir's Peanut Satay Sauce. Dishes are organized by course in chapters including: Warming Up His Appetite/ Playing with Fire: Seeking Thrills with the Grrrill/ Fowl Play/ and How Sweet It Is: Treat Him to His Just Desserts.

Food Men Love provides the recipes for some alltime favorites that are sure to warm the heart of anyone.

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Giving Heart

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Gratitude and generosity go hand in handthe more we appreciate our lives, the more we want to give to others. In A Grateful Heart, M. J. Ryan provided tools for expressing thanks. In the bestselling Attitudes of Gratitude, she taught us the inner work of realizing the many blessings we take for granted. Now, in The Giving Heart, she presents her latest examination of the virtues we need to cultivate for the twentyfirst century and takes a look at generosity: what creates it, what blocks it, and what the practice of generosity can bring to our lives.

In a series of short, heartfelt essays, Ryan encourages us all to stop living from what she calls "the ledger sheet mentality" of obligatory gifting, and to begin giving from the overflow of a loving heart. She asks readers to consider where and how they are stingy as well as where they are meant to give, and to contemplate all the types of possible generosity, because the giving of time, energy, kind words, loving gestures, and forgiveness may ultimately matter more than any amount of money.

In her downtoearth, accessible style, Ryan takes us to the heart of what it means to truly give, and what that giving can do not only for the recipient, but for ourselves, as well.

As the current economic boom brings attention to altruism and "giving back" The Giving Heart shows us how to experience joy, peace, and fulfillment when we live from a place of generosity.

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It's a Chick Thing

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The millions of "Sweet Potato Queens" and "Ya-Ya" sisters speak to a growing hunger to talk about, read about, and ponder the ineffable nature of women's relationships. "It's a Chick Thing" is a collection of forty spirited stories about the special and unique times that strengthen the bonds of women's friendships and create shared history. It takes a look at women's friendship at its wildest, adventurous best -- the antics, the escapades, the risk taking, the loyalty, the irrepressible humor and merriment.

Read about Dolly Parton's escapades with her friends in high school, Fergie's and Diana's night on the town during Andrew's bachelor party, how Sharon Stone literally gave Mimi Craven the shirt off her back, and the time when Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn faced down the Coal Miner's Daughter's detractors. Readers will delight in reading about Cirque du Chien, a group of party-loving chicks who dress up like French poodles and drink French champagne. Or La Bella Mafia, a girl gang dedicated to glorious divadom who right wrongs and overdress for every occasion. "It's a Chick Thing" also includes chick resources such as "Shoo Fly Be Gone," a list of verbal comebacks for getting rid of those pesky men who interrupt your girls' nights out and "Chick Stars," an astrological guide to finding your most compatible (and incompatible) friends. There are also handy chickcentric lists including "Chicks That Rock," "Chick Reads," "Chick Flicks," and "Chick Cliques."

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Simple Pleasures for the Holidays

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Simple Pleasures

According to the Trends Research Institute, simplicity will be the social movement of the next ten years. Sure to benefit from this is the holiday season, which is more stressful than satisfying for many people. In her fourth Simple Pleasures book, author Susannah Seton shows how to find true satisfaction in the holidays by making them less expensive, less frantic, and more meaningful. Simple Pleasures for the Holidays takes an expansive approach, covering Halloween, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, Hanukkah, the Mexican Day of the Dead, and Irish and Islamic holidays. The premise is that shared experience is what people value most, and the book itself a collage of inspirational stories from people around the world along with recipes, crafts, and suggestions for communal fun embodies this.

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The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women

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Sparked by her own long search for inspiration in her life and work, Gail McMeekin has worked closely with some the contemporary world's most creative women in her guide to maximizing creative energy. Over 50 of these dynamic women share their secrets to success. Through a series of interviews and conversations, the author noticed recurring themes which she refined into 12 practices any woman can use to clear obstacles, transcend the ordinary and harness her creative power.
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Simple Pleasures of the Garden

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Simple Pleasures Series

Simple Pleasures of the Garden is a treasure chest of tips, how-to's, stories, and trade secrets gathered together in one beautiful book. Organized by season, the hundreds of suggestions and recipes present a profusion of ways to celebrate the bounty of the Earth all year round.

Projects include handcrafted lotions and oils, baskets and wreaths, potpourris and floral waters, along with dozens of simple, inexpensive home decorations and easy-to-prepare recipes that utilize all of your garden's harvest. From compost tea to confetti corn chowder, Simple Pleasures of the Garden will inspire you to bestow the comforts and charms of your garden on family and friends.

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Teens with the Courage to Give

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Call to Action

Lately, troubled teens have been dominating the headlines. But there are other stories that deserve the spotlight, stories about the many teenagers who have dedicated themselves to important, socially useful volunteer work and who will lead their generation toward a more hopeful tomorrow. The fourth in Conari Press' "Call to Action" series, Teens with the Courage to Give profiles thirty amazing young people throughout the United States and Canada who overcame great personal odds to reach out and help others while healing themselves in the process. Each has founded or is linked to a nonprofit organization that is also profiled in the book, to encourage other teens to embrace volunteerism.

In these inspiring pages, to name just a few of these heroic teenagers, you'll meet an amputee who runs in the Paralympics and spurs others on with his inner resolve; the son of a cancer patient who created support groups around the country for kids with sick parents; a girl who helped her mother and younger sister as they died of aids and who is now an aids awareness and prevention volunteer; and one of the students from the Littleton, Colorado, shooting who has gone on to create a teen drop-in center.

Through their courageous first person stories, these teens show that they are part of the solution to what ails today's society. Includes an extensive resource guide of volunteer opportunities and a classroom/group discussion guide.

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Shortcuts to Success

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Absolute Best Ways to Master Your Money, Time, Health & Rela

A Recipe for Surefire Success

Motivational author and speaker Jonathan Robinson shares his advice designed to help any reader revitalize relationships, enhance health, and achieve a peak-performance life.

Learn to master every part of your life. It is more important than ever to master certain skills in life. However, in an era of such constant change, life can be overwhelming. Best-selling author and motivational speaker Jonathan Robinson has the exact tools and methods to overcome life’s hurdles and make your life better in almost every way. With Shortcuts to Success, you can build your confidence, self-esteem, and learn to stay motivated on the path to overall success.

Create better habits for success and self-care. Whether it is about your career, health, or relationships, Robinson has a way to help you better your life. He reminds us that life comes in days, and if we can master each day at a time through creating beneficial yet life-changing habits, we can relieve stress in the long term and improve our lifestyles.

In Shortcuts to Success, learn more about:

  • Mastering time management skills
  • Avoiding any illness, even the cold or flu
  • Creating lifelong friends and contacts
  •  And so much more!

If you enjoyed books like The Art of Saying No, Weekly Habits for Extraordinary Leaders, or True You, then you’ll feel empowered with Shortcuts to Success.

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Bedtime

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365 Meditations and Celebrations
What is sacred living? It is aligning our living with the rhythms of the Earth and recognising that those rhythms are sacred. This text offers an affirmation for each day of the year and includes hundreds of simple suggestions, meditations, and celebrations that can make the ordinary extraordinary.
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El Embarazo-- Una Bendicion

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El Embarazo: Una Bendicion is about experiencing the wonder of pregnancy, about not missing a moment of one of the most magnificent and transformational experiences of life. In a very real sense, it is about your birth as a mother, the author writes.
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The Party Girl Cookbook

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Tap into your inner party girl

No more boring parties Whether you're entertaining three people or three hundred, The Party Girl Cookbook can turn you into a party girl and every occasion into a memorable event. Most entertaining books are overly ambitious and complex, or assume you have limitless resources and a catering staff at your disposal. The average woman who wants to give a party without breaking the bank or her back is out of luck. Not any more. The Party Girls' number one rule is, Have fun , even and especially if you're the hostess. No deep frying or stuffing miniature mushrooms for hours on end. Each of the twentyfour themed fetes, from the familiarHalloween and Valentine's Dayto the exoticCome As You Were: Reincarnation Partyinclude ideas for invitations, party favors, decorations, music, games, costumes, and tons of food and drink.

Whether you use The Party Girl Cookbook as a stepbystep guide to throwing the most talkedabout party ever, or as a personal manifesto to living life like a party girl, it will entertain and enlighten you with its humor, energy, and originality.

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Christian Acts of Kindness

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Inspirational Stories of Everyday Kindness

A simple message with profound meaning. Small kindnesses can make a great impact. The stories in this book, collected by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, emphasize just how meaningful and powerful kind acts can be. They can be seemingly small gestures, but often their influence on those who are the recipients of the kindness go deeper than we ever see.

Heartwarming stories. This Christian book contains numerous, beautiful stories of Christ-like, selfless love. They are examples of ways that each and every one of us can take the challenge to spread kindness intentionally and apply it to our everyday lives. Even an act as simple as shoveling a driveway can go a long way in making a difference in someone’s life.

Living out Christ’s teachings. Love and kindness are at the heart of Christianity. We are called to live a life devoted to compassion, one that fulfills the Christian credo to love your neighbour as yourself. This means looking outside ourselves each day to see how we can demonstrate that love for others, just as the people in this inspirational book have done.

Read Christian Acts of Kindness and discover…

  • A lesson in love from people living out kindness
  • Stories sure to motivate and inspire you to find ways to spread kindness in your daily life
  • Proof of the power that a small act of compassion can bring

Readers of books such as Chicken Soup for the SoulRadical Kindness; and Everybody, Always will love Christian Acts of Kindness.

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Women's Intuition

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Women's Intuition is real, says Paula Reeves. Encoded in a woman's DNA, this subtle yet potent source of knowledge has been doubted and dismissed as an old wives' tale. Because social conditioning and maledominated culture have caused women to feel disconnected from their own bodies, Dr. Reeves believes that most women are unaware of what their intuition is trying to tell them.

In Women's Intuition, Dr. Reeves guides readers to remove the blocks preventing this channel of knowledge from informing and enriching their daily lives. By evoking bodybased intuition, readers can reestablish their bodymind bond and access their intuitive power for healing and insight.

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Riddle Me This

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World Treasury of Word Puzzles, Folk Wisdom & Literary Conun
For at least 6000 years the riddle has been held in high esteem. This eclectic collection of 300 brain twisters ranges from the Sphinxes to the Ozarks, Leonardo da Vinci to Lewis Carroll, and is designed to bring riddling back into our homes and daily lives.
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Community of Kindness

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Reconnecting to Friends, Family and the World Through the Po
The world is changing at lightening speed, and meaningful connections are increasingly elusive. The Community of Kindness encourages us to create new ways of building community through the practice of kindness, we become most fully connected, alive, and integrated.
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