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Grilled For Murder

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Someone's cooking up trouble

Robbie Jordan may have had reservations about the murder victim, but she still needs to turn up the heat on a killer if she wants to keep her new restaurant open for business
 
In the charming small town of South Lick, Indiana, Robbie has transformed a rundown country store into the runaway hit Pans 'N Pancakes. But the most popular destination for miles around can also invite trouble. Erica Shermer may be the widow of handsome local lawyer Jim Shermer's brother, but she doesn't appear to be in mourning. At a homecoming party held in Robbie's store, Erica is alternately obnoxious and flirtatious-even batting her eyelashes at Jim. When Erica turns up dead in the store the next morning, apparently clobbered with cookware, the police suspect Robbie's friend Phil, who closed up after the party. To clear Phil and calm her customers, Robbie needs to step out from behind the counter and find the real killer in short order

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100 Grilling Recipes You Can't Live Without

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Cheryl and Bill Jamison have the chops to offer up a rock-solid compilation of the one hundred best grilling recipes - enough for a lifetime of enjoyment.

For the folks that want the top recipes and mastery attainable for even the home cook, Cheryl and Bill Jamison lay the groundwork and roll out only the 'best of' in 100 Grilling Recipes You Can't Live Without. This backyard essential delivers championship recipes with the Jamison's signature lively wit that reinvigorates the endless utility of this popular cooking technique. Grilling is the meat-lover's cooking method of choice.

The heart of the Jamisons' book consists of five big chapters on meats and fish: Steaks, Chops, and Ribs; Blazing Burgers and Haute Dogs; Spit-Roasted (Rotisserie) Poultry and Meat; Chicken, Duck, and Quail; and Fish and Shellfish. A chapter on Fajitas, Tacos, and other Southwestern classics adds to the already substantial main-course selections. The chapter of Vegetable Mains and Sides reveals the glory of fire-kissed produce, and smaller chapters on grilled pizzas and grilled desserts round out the package.

You could wander through hundreds of recipes in cookbooks or on the Web in search of the best in grilling tips and recipes, or you could turn to the authorities who have built a commanding reputation in the subject area with over two decades of travel, research, recipe- testing, and writing. Winners of no less than five cookbook awards from the James Beard Foundation and the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Cheryl and Bill Jamison have the chops to offer up a rock-solid compilation of the one hundred best grilling recipes - enough for a lifetime of enjoyment.

About the Author

Authors of fifteen cookbook and travel guides, Cheryl and Bill Jamison write with passion and wit about barbecue, American home cooking, the food and culture of the Southwest, and tropical beach travel. Considered leading authorities on each of these topics, the Jamisons are among the nation's most lauded culinary professionals, with honors that include four James Beard Awards, an IACP award, and numerous other awards. Bon Appétit has pronounced the Jamisons the king and queen of grilling and smoking.

They are the authors of many books, including the best-selling Smoke & Spice, which has sold over one million copies, and The Border Cookbook. When not busy researching, developing recipes, or writing, the Jamisons are frequent guest instructors at many prestigious cooking schools, including Les Gourmettes in Phoenix and Central Market's five Texas locations. Cheryl is a guest instructor at the Santa Fe School of Cooking, teaching traditional and contemporary Southwestern and Mexican cooking.

She is also a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Slow Foods, and past president of Friends of the Santa Fe Area Farmers' Market and the Northern New Mexico chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier. Bill grew up in Texas, understanding from birth that smoked brisket was the food of gods. Cheryl grew up in rural Illinois, where 'barbecue' was a Sloppy Joe, so she had some catching up to do. For two decades they have lived in Tesuque, New Mexico, just outside of Santa Fe, in a converted adobe dairy barn shaded by fruit trees.


A Beginner's Guide To Grilling And Barbecue Cooking

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A Beginner's Guide to Grilling and Barbecue Cooking Table of Contents Introduction Choosing the Best Grill Tips before You Begin Barbecuing/Grilling Self-Lighting Charcoal? Firing up your Charcoal Cooking on the Grill Techniques Other Methods and Substitutes for Tandoori Cooking Cooking Times Grilling and Roasting Preparing Mincemeat Kebabs Barbecued Gammon Rashers and Pineapple Barbecued Sausages Chicken with Honey Conclusion Author Bio Introduction Nobody in the world today can take the credit for being the first civilization where their ancestors first thought up the technique of grilling and barbecue cooking. It is certain that this technique spread all over the world, simultaneously, when men began to look for more and easier ways in which they could cook the meat they had hunted throughout the day. All they had to do is make a fire in their camp and roast the pieces of meat on pieces of charcoal. Then one day a man must have really gotten impatient with just waiting for a couple of pieces to cook to either perfection or to charred consistency, and skewered some more pieces on a bamboo skewer or thin piece of metal and, lo and behold, barbecue cookery came into existence.


Cook-a-doodle-doo!

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From the Publisher

Big Brown Rooster is sick of chicken feed. So along with his friends—Turtle, Iguana, and Potbellied Pig—he sets out to make the most magnificent strawberry shortcake in the whole wide world. But there’s one problem: none of his friends knows how to cook! The team bravely forges ahead, and with Rooster’s help, they learn how to measure flour (not with a ruler) and how to beat an egg (not with a baseball bat). But can they keep Pig from gobbling up all the ingredients? Take an old family recipe, add four funny friends, and mix in some hilarious cooking confusion and you have a picture book treat for children of all ages!

Publishers Weekly

"In this boisterous romp, four animal friends set out to bake a strawberry shortcake," said PW's starred review. "The illustrations are startling in their pop-off-the-page dimensionality." Ages 4-8. (Aug.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Children's Literature

What appears to be a simple variant on the story of the Little Red Hen is a very sophisticated and humorous take off filled with verbal and visual humor. If that isn't enough, there is a cooking lesson and plenty of measurement facts and figures in the sidebars of each spread. Big Brown Rooster is sick of chicken feed and his laments "What's a hungry rooster to do?" Remembering stories from his mama, he hunts until he finds her copy of The Joy of Cooking Alone by L. R. Hen. Discovering a recipe for strawberry shortcake, he decides that is it and heads for the farm house kitchen. On the way the Dog, Cat and Goose all declare they will not help, so with a sigh he puts on an apron (it looks like a bonnet) ready to cook alone but suddenly Turtle, Iguana and Potbellied Pig offer to help. What a trio. Iguana takes the instructions literally and pulls up a petunia when asked to fetch the flour uses a ruler to measure and so on. Potbellied Pig wants to taste at every stage and is continually told to wait. Each scene is filled with this quartet creating this magnificent pastry. There is a humorous twist at the end of the tale and on the very last page a copy of the recipe and B. B. Rooster's very own cookbook entitled The Joy of Cooking Together. A book that will have readers cackling with delight.

School Library Journal

Humor is the chief ingredient in this entertaining tale. Big Brown Rooster is hungry for new flavors and seeks out his great-grandmother's cookbook (the Little Red Hen's appropriately titled The Joy of Cooking Alone). In this case, however, Rooster does manage to find some animals that agree to help him. The confused efforts of inept Iguana, greedy Pig, and patient Turtle are amusing, as are Stevenson's slightly skewed representations of familiar objects (Land o' Pond's butter, a T-REX measuring cup). Against all odds, the end result looks delicious, but clumsy Iguana drops the strawberry shortcake on the floor and Pig quickly gobbles it up. Luckily, Rooster is patient, quite determined, and, it turns out, generous. When the four friends create another beautiful cake, even the animals that chose not to participate are invited to enjoy the feast. The basic premise of the story gives it the feel of a fractured fairy tale, and the mix of friendship, fun, and food will satisfy the appetites of most readers. Whether they will take the time to read the sidebars that explain baking terms and techniques-or try the featured recipe-is less clear. Luckily, it's easy enough to skip over the sidebars; and, in fact, doing so makes the story flow more smoothly. The mixed-media illustrations are drawn on paper made from such ingredients as flour, flowers, eggshells, and even baking powder, giving the book added flavor.-Lisa Dennis, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA

Kirkus Reviews

A cross between a picture book take-off of the story of the Little Red Hen and a cooking lesson on the making of strawberry shortcake. When Big Brown Rooster, great-grandson of the Little Red Hen, discovers a recipe for strawberry shortcake in her book, The Joy of Cooking Alone, he makes up his mind to be a cook. In a nod to the original tale, Dog, Cat, and Goose won't help, but Turtle, Iguana, and Pig volunteer. Panels running down the outer margins of some pages offer further information on cooking; in the meantime, the antics surrounding the baking of the cake overtake the studied connections to Little Red Hen. Though entertaining, the story is not seamless in its many functions; it ends on a flat note with a splat of the shortcake on the floor and a pep talk about teamwork. The real humor is in the hilarious illustrations, where a sketchier-than-usual style gives the book a more hurried appearance. Stevens never misses an opportunity for expressiveness in her characters; her inclusion of funny details adds more silliness to the story, from the overturned copper-pot hat on Turtle to the T-rex measuring cup. (Picture book. 4-8)


Grilling

RRP $39.95

Delicious, nutritious, tempting recipes for every occasion.

More than 140 ideas for healthy grilled meals. Each recipe is accompanied by a beautiful color photograph, showing exactly how the finished dish will look.



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