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Budding bakers will love these 35 recipes for making super-cute cakes! You ll learn how to make delicious cupcakes, cookies, cake pops, and more and transform them into fantastic creations. In Cool Cupcakes, make pink piggy cupcakes, classic butterfly cakes, pretty spotty cupcakes, and more. The next chapter, Crazy Cookies, gives you ideas for creating ladybird cookies and pretty star cookies, as well as for gingerbread including gingerbread families, animals, and a village. Then have a go at the Brilliant Brownies and Cake Pops from adorable penguin pops to delicious brownie pops and cute brownie owls. Finally, take your pick from the Novelty Cakes, where there are super snowmen, under the sea mini cakes, and honey flake crunchies. There are basic recipes so that you can make the cakes in any flavor you want, and a techniques section that will teach you all you ll need to know, such as how to pipe frosting, and how to make shapes out of marzipan. All the projects are easy to follow with adorable artworks to guide you along the way; plus, each one has a grade so you can start with the easiest and then move on as your decorating skills improve.
How many times have you sat in front of the television, watching commercials and thought to yourself, ?I could do that! Perhaps you?ve secretly fantasized about being an actor at some point in your life. The beauty of acting in commercials is that you don?t have to live in Los Angeles, New York or Chicago - or even be an actor. You too can make money in commercials. Not only will you learn everything from A-Z, tricks of the trade from a seasoned pro, you'll read numerous interviews with commercial agents, casting directors and directors across the U.S. giving you the upper hand.
Updated to reflect the latest TOEFL formats, this book with optional audio CD package presents more than 1,000 practice questions with explanatory answers. This package is designed to prepare students to succeed on both the Paper-Based TOEFL (PBT) and the Internet-Based TOEFL (iBT). A full-length TOEFL PBT practice test and a full-length TOEFL iBT practice test are also included, and are supplemented with instructions for evaluating answers to test questions and determining a test score. This version of the manual comes with a set of six enclosed audio compact discs that offer practice for the Listening, Speaking, and Integrated Writing sections. The set of compact discs can also be purchased separately.
Meet Annie, a bisexual, masturbation crazy nympho sucked into the earth by the Queen of Her Conscience and given a six inch taskmaster named Nibbil. There's just one problem: she's hornier than Annie! Colleen Coover's stories have been a fan favorite from the start!
Everything you need to know about starting a wine club. This sassy handbook teaches you and your girlfriends the art of selecting, sampling, and sipping the fruit of the vine (while you indulge in the latest gossip, of course). A foolproof month-by-month plan by sommelier, Maureen Petrosky, highlights all the pesky details, so you and your girlfriends can sit back and sip. From still to sparkling and delicate whites to rich reds, each month's chapter singles out a grape for study and enjoyment-school was never like this! This course with class includes easy-does-it entertaining tips, taste-testing know-how, and tantalizing wine facts. Expert recommendations for brilliant wines at killer prices! What woman doesn't love a bargain? Wine-laden tidbits such as how to collect bottles for a personal wine stash. Outrageously scrumptious recipes that teach you simply to pair wine and food-it's a no-brainer. The latest on the snazziest wine gizmos and gadgets. Shoppers, start your engines. Demystified terminology: a short course in? wine speak? makes any wine novice comfortable when shopping for and serving wine.
The nineteenth daughter of a local village leader in rural Afghanistan, Fawzia Koofi was left to die in the sun after birth by her mother. But she survived, and perseverance in the face of extreme hardship has defined her life ever since. Despite the abuse of her family, the exploitative Russian and Taliban regimes, the murders of her father, brother, and husband, and numerous attempts on her life, she rose to become the first Afghani woman Parliament speaker. Here, she shares her amazing story, punctuated by a series of poignant letters she wrote to her two daughters before each political trip?letters describing the future and freedoms she dreamed of for them and for all the women of Afghanistan. Her story movingly captures the political and cultural moment in Afghanistan, a country caught between the hope of progress and the bitter truth of history.
Tennis ABC book is emerged as the result of years of work of European and U.S. experts in the field of sport, especially tennis. This useful book is intended for young players-juniors and their parents. In addition to addressing the historical development of tennis game in 24 pictures "Tennis ABC", the book consists of three parts: A-awareness - where the children draw attention to basic hygiene rules, proper posture, as well as nutritional guidance for the youngsters. B-basic technique - presented young players how to hold their racket and proper technical execution of all strokes in tennis. C-conditioning - the third part of this beautiful book brings a number of dynamic and static stretching exercises and suggestions how to improve the physical qualities: speed, strength and endurance. The creation of "Tennis ABC" was done by co-authors: Robert Lansdorp, the most successful coach of young tennis players, who helped develop many young players and among the best known are: Pete Sampras, Tracy Austin, Lindsey Davenport and Maria Sharapova, prof. Aleksandar Marinkovic, a famous European track and field expert and Sveto Matovic, certified specialist in Competetive Player Development. Foreword for this book was written by Tracy Austin, famous tennis player, former number one, now very popular tennis commentator who has been on the NBC, USA Network and now the Tennis Channel.
The components of living systems strike us as functional-as for the sake of certain ends-and as endowed with specific norms of performance. The mammalian eye, for example, has the function of perceiving and processing light, and possession of this property tempts us to claim that token eyes are supposed to perceive and process light. That is, we tend to evaluate the performance of token eyes against the norm described in the attributed functional property. Hence the norms of nature. What, then, are the norms of nature? Whence do they arise? Out of what natural properties or relations are they constituted? In Norms of Nature, Paul Sheldon Davies argues against the prevailing view that natural norms are constituted out of some form of historical success-usually success in natural selection. He defends the view that functions are nothing more than effects that contribute to the exercise of some more general systemic capacity. Natural functions exist insofar as the components of natural systems contribute to the exercise of systemic capacities. This is so irrespective of the system's history. Even if the mammalian eye had never been selected for, it would have the function of perceiving and processing light, because those are the effects that contribute to the exercise of the visual system. The systemic approach to conceptualizing natural norms, claims Davies, is superior to the historical approach in several important ways. Especially significant is that it helps us understand how the attribution of functions within the life sciences coheres with the methods and ontology of the natural sciences generally.
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Look! Look! The Cat wants to cook! Told with simple rhymes and rhythms, this jaunty illustrated tale gives very young readers a taste of the Cat in the Hat?s flamboyant cooking skills as he slaps on a Chef?s hat and whips up purple cupcakes using some truly odd ingredients! A cat-terrific spin-off based on Dr. Seuss? The Cat in the Hat movie. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 10/14/2003 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
The era of online video has arrived-now make it work for your business In the last year, the world of online video exploded. Hollywood got into the game, professional actors and writers joined in, and independent producers looked to find their niche. Now, companies are wide awake to the opportunities for product and brand promotion as well as customer engagement. So how do you want to fit into the new online video universe? The must-have guide, Get Seen by Steve Garfield, the "Paul Revere of video blogging," offers a quick and complete toolkit to get you up to speed on the latest that online video and related media have to offer. Examines success stories of how companies have used online video Presents a series of plans and tools that businesses can follow as they expand onto the social web Provides clear step by step directions on how to record, edit, and export videos, where to post them, how to build a community around their content, and what to do to increase views by making it go viral If you're ready to take full advantage of online video's many benefits, Get Seen is the one resource you need.
This covetable cookbook is a greatest-hits collection from Sugar Cube, a tiny pink food cart in Portland, Oregon, that is thronged daily by hungry hordes craving voluptuous sweets intensified with a spike of booze, a lick of sea salt, or a "whoop" of whipped cream. Sugar Cube founder and baker Kir Jensen left the fine-dining pastry track to sell her handmade treats on the street. Recipes for 50 of Kir's most enticing cupcakes, cookies, tarts, muffins, sips, and candies are made more irresistible (if possible!) by 32 delicious color photographs. Sassy headnotes and illustrations that resemble vintage tattoos liven up this singular boutique baking book.
Sister and brother Lily and Robert Brewster may not have a penny to their names, but at least they're in good company times couldn't be tougher in the Hudson River Valley during the Great Depression, and even the much?revered Chief of Police has lost his home. Their poor town has been stripped of its Post Office, too; now mail gets dumped off the trains steaming up the Hudson River, and people have to rummage through the bags to find their letters and packages. When Robert helps a young widow and her newly?arrived German grandfather haul the old man's trunks to his granddaughter's shop, he thinks he may have found a new set of friends especially the kind train porter who helps them out. But when a red swastika is found painted on the widow's shop window, and the train porter is found dead, Robert knows that something much deeper, and much darker, is happening in his sleepy little town. Even back at Grace & Favor Mansion, where Lily and Robert live, things are falling apart. The Chief of Police has just unearthed a very, very old skeleton right on the grounds! Could the two murders be related? It's up to Lily and Robert to find out the truth, before their quiet community is town apart by hatred, secrets, and a killer who may have set his sights on Grace & Favor.
They say that defense wins championships. If so, this book is your formula for winning a title with a solid defensive football team. Defensive Football Strategies is a complete collection of tactics, teachings, and insights from some of the best defensive minds in the game. Readers will find winning strategies from 90 top coaches?legends of both the past and the present?including Bob Stoops of the University of Oklahoma, Bo Schembechler of the University of Michigan, Charlie McBride of the University of Nebraska, and R.C. Slocum of Texas A & M. Inside are 73 detailed presentations on many of football's most successful defensive systems used during the past 40 years. With the help of 600 X-and-O diagrams, the book covers these areas: - Philosophies, fronts, and schemes - Run defenses - Pass defenses - Formation and down-and-distance adjustments - Goal line defenses Defensive Football Strategies was developed in cooperation with the American Football Coaches Association. It's an expert resource that coaches can use to build a defense that will win it all.
Lose weight, lower cholesterol, significantly reduce the risk of disease, and become physically fit-in just 4 weeks. Professional athlete-turned-firefighter Rip Esselstyn is used to responding to emergencies. So, when he learned that some of his fellow Engine 2 firefighters in Austin, TX, were in dire physical condition-several had dangerously high cholesterol levels (the highest was 344!)-he sprang into action and created a life-saving plan for the firehouse. By following Rip's program, everyone lost weight (some more than 20 lbs.), lowered their cholesterol (Mr. 344's dropped to 196), and improved their overall health. Now, Rip outlines his proven plan in this book. With Rip as your expert coach and motivator, you'll transform your body and lifestyle in a month. His plant-powered eating plan is based on a diet of whole foods, including whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds. This invaluable guide features: *Dozens of easy, mouthwatering recipes-from pancakes to pizza, Tex-Mex favorites to knockout chocolate desserts-that will keep you looking forward to every bite *Pantry-stocking tips will take the panic out of inevitable cravings and on-the-fly meals *Guidelines on menu choices that will allow you to eat out, wherever and whenever you want *Rip's simple, firefighter-inspired exercise program that will boost your metabolism and melt your fat away. Medically approved, easy-to-follow, and amazingly effective, this diet is designed for anyone who wants to make heroic strides in his or her health, weight, and well-being-all without heroic effort. "I've known Rip for more than 20 years. In that time, he's been a great motivator for so many people. This terrific book will inspire all who read it to change their lives and optimize their health." - Lance Armstrong, cancer survivor, seven-time Tour de France champion "Want to be as strong as a Texas firefighter? Or as healthy as a professional triathlete? Then follow the wonderful advice of Rip Esselstyn, who is both. His book can save your life-whether you're a man or a woman. Highly recommended!" -Dean Ornish, M.D, Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Clinical Professor of Medicine, U of California SF, author, Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease
For people trying to lose weight and enhance well-being, it's a little miracle: chia, a tiny seed that the Aztecs used for centuries as a super food, provides a complete source of dietary protein with more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon and more fiber?but fewer carbs?than rice, grains, and corn. In fact, chia is a gluten-free natural appetite suppressant that helps regenerate muscle, sustain energy, and balance blood sugar. This definitive work covers the history and benefits of chia, and features a comprehensive daily strategy for weight loss, plus delicious recipes!
The stars? secrets to looking and feeling great during and after pregnancy from the authors of The Black Book of Hollywood Diet Secrets Hollywood moms have got it going on from Halle Berry to Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie to Katie Holmes. Now the authors of The Black Book of Hollywood Diet Secrets and The Black Book of Hollywood Beauty Secrets are here to reveal how the stars do it and how any mom can too. Kym and Cindy once again got the insider beauty secrets from A-List celebrities, asking what they did to look fantastic during pregnancy and after childbirth. The stars talk openly about weight gain, cravings, acne, thinning hair, and feeling sexy. How did they lose the baby fat? What are the best makeup and hair routines? What are the fashion do?s and don?ts? With tips from Hollywood beauties Kate Hudson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Milla Jovovich, Helena Bonham Carter, and many more, The Black Book of Hollywood Pregnancy Secrets is the ultimate guide for moms who want to look and feel fabulous.
When Troy White proved his remarkable "football genius" to the Atlanta Falcons, they brought him on board as a team consultant. Now, thanks to Troy's ability to predict winning plays, the Falcons are pulling in victories. Troy loves his starring role behind the scenes and the thrill of having NFL star linebacker Seth Halloway (who's dating Troy's mom) to coach his own Duluth Tigers team on their way to a state championship. Then Troy's perfect world comes crashing down. Reporter Brent Peele is out to smear as much mud on the Falcons as he can, and that means going after Troy. The vicious media storm that descends on the football genius threatens not only his job with the Falcons and the Tigers' run at a championship but his mother's career?and Seth's?as well. Together with his best friends, loyal Nathan and feisty Tate, Troy sets out to unmask the dishonest Peele?and save Seth's reputation?no matter what the risk. With his signature blend of thrilling action and insider knowledge, Tim Green shows Troy, hero of the New York Times bestselling Football Genius, in a new and riveting adventure.
Tantalizing words written on an ivory card. It is the first clue that will lead an intrigued and intriguing London lady on an odyssey of sensual experience designed to awaken her romantic nature. Out-of-work actor Hughie Venables-Smythe has found a profitable new outlet for his talents. He is hired, often by distraught husbands, to flirt with wives who are feeling neglected in their relationships. His current seductive campaign is focused on Olivia, the spouse of a narcissistic billionaire, and the lady is responding quite nicely to the cream-colored missives he secretly leaves for her. So nicely, in fact, that Hughie decides to employ a similar technique?and shockingly similar messages?in his pursuit of his own heart?s desire: the aloof and charming lingerie designer, Leticia. But the canny, professional flirt?s brazen anonymous intrusions into the lives of two women are about to set in motion a series of remarkable events that no one could have anticipated?setting the stage for shocking revelations about love, friendship, and domestic bliss.
If you like cake, and you like chocolate, then you'll love cake POPs - the delicious little treats that are a cross between a cake and a lollipop. Discover cake POPs - a combination of moist cake and a sweet candy coating, moulded onto a lollipop stick and then decorated to create a whole host of characters. Clare O'Connell of the Pop Bakery teaches you all you need to know, from how to create the cake balls - a mouth-watering mixture of chocolate cake and icing - to dipping the cake balls in the special candy coating. Then she explains her unique method of painting the POPs using cocoa butter. There is one easy, delicious recipe and 25 beautiful and fun designs. Clare also introduces you to her special layer cakes, which are embellished with classic flower cake POPs. With clear, step-by-step photography and Clare's easy-to-follow instructions, cake POPs are incredibly fun and easy to bake and make. Both children and adults will adore these bitesize delights that are perfect for parties and special occasions. So what are you waiting for? Start cake POPping now!
A born food-lover, raised in California on? the best Mexican food in the country? and her father?s? traditional Southern soul food,? Alicia C. Simpson couldn?t imagine giving up her favorite dishes to become vegan. Animal-free food might be healthier, but could it match the tastes of home?like fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, or a bowl of chili? Three years after Alicia took the vegan plunge, Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food answers that question with a resounding? yes! Here is the essential cookbook for any of America?s more than 6 million vegans who miss the down-home tastes they remember (or want to try), or for vegetarians and even meat-eaters who want to add more plant-based foods to their diets, but don?t know where to start. Comfort-seeking cooks will find: Easy-to-prepare, animal-free versions of classics like Spicy Buffalo Bites, Ultimate Nachos, Baked Ziti and more 65 delicious combinations for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with flavors from around the world, like? Chinese Take-In? or? Tijuana Torpedo? Everything you need to know to start your vegan pantry, and why being vegan is easier, less expensive, and more delicious than you might think. With spirit and style, Alicia shows just how easy?yes, and comforting?vegan food can be.
What Nature Suffers to Groe" explores the mutually transforming relationship between environment and human culture on the Georgia coastal plain between 1680 and 1920. Each of the successive communities on the coast-the philanthropic and imperialistic experiment of the Georgia Trustees, the plantation culture of rice and sea island cotton planters and their slaves, and the postbellum society of wage-earning freedmen, lumbermen, vacationing industrialists, truck farmers, river engineers, and New South promoters-developed unique relationships with the environment, which in turn created unique landscapes. The core landscape of this long history was the plantation landscape, which persisted long after its economic foundation had begun to erode. The heart of this study examines the connection between power relations and different perceptions and uses of the environment by masters and slaves on lowcountry plantations-and how these differing habits of land use created different but interlocking landscapes. Nature also has agency in this story; some landscapes worked and some did not. Mart A. Stewart argues that the creation of both individual and collective livelihoods was the consequence not only of economic and social interactions but also of changing environmental ones, and that even the best adaptations required constant negotiation between culture and nature. In response to a question of perennial interest to historians of the South, Stewart also argues that a "sense of place" grew out of these negotiations and that, at least on the coastal plain, the "South" as a place changed in meaning several times.