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The Dummies Guide to Kitchen Remodeling
by Catherine Smith
Gifts from the Kitchen For Dummies?
by Andrea Swenson
- Scrumptious chocolate candies, cakes and sauces
- Delicious cookies of every description
- Savory sauces and condiments
- Dreamy cakes, pies breads, scones and pretzels
- Edible and non-edible wrappings for your food gifts
Each chapter of Gifts From the Kitchen For Dummies gives you everything you need to get through the 75 recipes featured—from the basics of kitchen craft to more complicated preparation techniques. Here’s just a small sampling of the eye-popping, mouthwatering treats you’ll learn to make:
- Cranberry-walnut monkey bread, pineapple-ginger scones and prosciutto-fig quick bread and
- Pecan-cream pound cake and buttermilk-streusel coffee cake
- Chocolate truffles, piña colada candies and candy sushi
- Banana-mango chutney, grainy apricot mustard and scallion butter
- Almond and date mandlebrot, eggnog cookies, crispy cappuccino froths
- Strawberry-pineapple jam, sweet onion marmalade and pear-cranberry compote
- Almond paste “wrapping paper,” chocolate nest, pastillage containers
- Barbecue almonds, red pepper humus, South-of-Somewhere Salsa
- Lemon-lime icebox pie, plum-almond tart, orange cannoli pie
Expressive your love and delight your friends and family with the tasty, attractive, homemade treats you’ll find in Gifts From the Kitchen For Dummies.
Kitchen Remodeling For Dummies
by Donald R. Prestly
Remodeling a kitchen is a big job, but it’s not so big that anyone – with the right guidance and understanding – couldn’t feel comfortable tackling at least some parts of the job. Kitchen Remodeling For Dummies is the reference tool to use if you
- Want to use the kitchen more efficiently
- Want to replace outdated, energy-gobbling appliances and gadgets
- Have attempted at least one or two home repair projects
- Are comfortable using both power and hand tools and probably own a few of each
- Want to know how a project should be done and then hire someone to do it.
The kitchen in today’s home has become a focal point for the family, as well as for entertaining. For those reasons, you want the room to be as functional as possible, without breaking your bankbook. With Kitchen Remodeling For Dummies in hand, you’ll get the lowdown on the following topics and more:
- The kitchen remodeling process (knowing this makes you a smarter consumer)
- Critical design issues
- Working with the pros: architect, designer, contractor
- Establishing a budget and sticking with it
- Evaluating your plumbing, electrical, and ventilation systems
- Selecting and installing cabinets and countertops
- Choosing sinks, faucets, and appliances
- Working on walls, windows, and floors
- Hot trends and easy upgrades
This handy guide shows you how to take your kitchen (no matter what shape it’s in now) and remodel it so that it not only fits your wants and needs but also becomes a room you can be proud to use and show off.
Cooking Basics For Dummies
by Bryan Miller, Marie Rama, Eve Adamson
It doesn’t take culinary mastery and great recipes to be a great cook. Cooking Basics For Dummies, 4th Edition, appeals to beginners who want to learn the basics of cooking and implement understandable and practical recipes in their everyday cooking experience.. Cooking Basics For Dummies digs you out of microwave dinners and tipping delivery persons and propels you with all the ingredients you need toward becoming a superior home cook. This hands-on guide shows you the fun and easy way to prepare meals all your guests and family members will love, from die-hard vegetarians to the most passionate meat eaters.
- Fun, tasty, and easy recipes the whole family will enjoy for every occasion
- Covers grilling, slow cooking, pressure cooking, roasting, and sautŽing
- Considerations for vegetarians, special diets, and sustainable dishes with flavor and pizzazz
With the help of Cooking Basics For Dummies, you’ll be able to handle boiling, poaching, steaming, braising, grilling, and so much more like a master.
Cooking Basics For Dummies
by Marie Rama, Bryan Miller
Are you looking to dig yourself out of microwave dinners and learn the ropes of home cooking? Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5th Edition takes the intimidation out of cooking and helps you start cultivating your culinary prowess in no time. From learning fundamental cooking techniques like dicing, chopping, and saut?ing to creating delicious, easy-to-follow recipes, you’ll discover how to cook up crowd-pleasing meals the whole family will enjoy—all without breaking a sweat!
Even if you’ve never cracked an egg, this friendly, practical guide gives you all the ingredients to become a superior home cook. In plain English, it explains step-by-step how to master popular cooking techniques, such as dicing vegetables, hard boiling an egg, making quick and delicious sauces, planning menus, stocking your pantry, and so much more.
- Packed with more than 150 easy-to-follow recipes for every meal of the day, from mouth-watering mains to sumptuous sides to delectable desserts
- Helps you master grilling, slow cooking, baking, roasting, pressure cooking, and more
- Includes tips on adapting meals to meet the latest dietary trends, such as low-sugar, low-sodium, low-fat, plant-based, and vegetarian diets
- Covers shopping at farmer’s markets and buying organic foods
Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5th edition is for every beginner cook or polished chef looking for a refresher on breathing new life into home-cooked meals.
Cooking Soups For Dummies
by Jenna Holst
With Cooking Soups For Dummies, all you need know is how to boil water. Add to this, some basic advice on equipment plus tips on how to stock your kitchen pantry—and you’re well on your way to tackling the delicious assortment of recipes. But, first, you’ll get the lowdown on how to make quick work of such basics as:
- Various cutting methods—including chopping, cubing, dicing, mincing, shredding, and slicing
- Liquid foundations—including recipes for chicken, beef, vegetable, mushroom, fish, shrimp, and clam broth
- Soup safety—advice on proper chilling, storage containers, freezing basics (with a shelf-life table), thawing, and reheating
- Tips on improvising—incl uding halving and doubling recipes, remaking leftovers, ingredient substitutions, and lightening up with less fat
And now to creating your own kitchen itinerary for the delicious, nutritious, eclectic, and international world of soups . . . starting with:
- Fresh soup from the garden—including Sweet Potato Bisque, Thrifty French Housewife’s Soup, and Fresh Tomato Basil Soup
- Soup from the dairy case—including recipes for Cream of Mushroom Soup, Tomato Orange Bisque, and Broccoli Cheddar Soup
- Hearty meat and poultry soups—including recipes for Herbed Oxtail and Vegetable Soup, Scotch Broth, and Country Chicken Noodle Soup
- Seafood chowders and bisques—including recipes for Fresh Salmon Chowder, Manhattan Clam Chowder, and Easy Lobster Bisque
- Cold soups—including Avocado Soup, Vichyssoise, and Spanish Gazpacho
Full of great tips on garnishes, ideal meal pairings, and last-minute fixes, plus 100 recipes, eight pages of full-color photos, and several black-and-white illustrations, Cooking Soups For Dummies helps you discover one great thing about making soups: you don’t have to be a grandmother to cook like one!
Christmas Cooking For Dummies
by Dede Wilson
Christmas is the biggest holiday of the year — and Americans traditionally love to celebrate the season with food, food, and more food. This easy guide shows cooks of every generation how to plan and prepare scrumptious seasonal treats. It includes:
- 100 delicious recipes for hassle-free holiday meals, including Warm White Bean Dip, Four-Cheese
- Spinach Lasagne, and Chocolate Truffle Tart
- Tips, checklists, and charts, plus step-by-step guides and shopping lists for special holiday meals, including a Christmas Tree-Trimming Party
- A special section on Christmas decorating and food gifts from the kitchen
- 16 pages of color photos featuring holiday meal recipes and kitchen-made gifts and decorations
Home Automation For Dummies
by Dwight Spivey
Do you want to control common household appliances and amenities from your smartphone or tablet, wherever you happen to be? Home Automation For Dummies guides you through installing and setting up app-controlled devices in your home, such as heating and air conditioning, lighting, multimedia systems, game consoles, and security and monitoring devices—and even suggests popular products to consider.
The saturation of the mobile market with smart devices has led to an upsurge in domestic devices, such as thermostats, refrigerators, smoke detectors, security systems, among others, that can be controlled by those devices. Both Google and Apple offer fully-integrated solutions for connecting mobile devices to home theater and audio systems, and now Google has branched out into smart thermostats and smoke detectors. If you’ve caught the bug and want to get your feet wet in this cool new phenomenon, Home Automation For Dummies gives you plain-English, step-by-step instructions for tech-ifying your home without breaking a sweat.
- Provides clear instructions on remotely controlling your home appliances
- Shows you how to set preferences to automatically adjust lighting or temperature
- Explores digital “life hacks” that explain how non-app-ready appliances can be controlled via smart phones using third-party go-betweens
- Covers an emerging segment of the industry that was one of the primary focuses of this year’s Consumer Electronic Show
If you’re looking to find new ways to simplify and better control your home environment using app-driven devices, your phone, or tablet, Home Automation For Dummies makes it easier.
Organizing For Dummies
by Eileen Roth, Elizabeth Miles
No matter what life stage you’re in, getting organized can make every day better and help you achieve your long-term goals. Organizing For Dummies is for anyone who wants to
- Polish his or her professional reputation
- Experience less stress
- Increase productivity
- Build better relationships
- Maximize personal time
Organization isn’t inherited. With the human genome decoded, the evidence is clear: DNA strings dedicated to putting things into place and managing your time like a pro are nonexistent. Instead, organization is a learned skill set. Organizing For Dummies helps you gain that skill with topics such as:
- Understanding how clutter costs you in time, money, and health
- Training your mind to be organized and developing a plan
- Cleaning house, room by room, from basement to attic (including the garage)
- Creating functional space for efficiency and storage
- Time-management strategies for home, office, and tavel
- Scheduling, delegating, and multitasking
- Making time for your family
- Managing your health – physical and financial
- Finding time for love
- Organizing and cashing in on a great garage sale
Getting organized is about unstuffing your life, clearing out the dead weight in places from your closet to your calendar to your computer, and then installing systems that keep the good stuff in its place. Organizing is a liberating and enlightening experience that can enhance your effectiveness and lessen your stress every day – and it’s all yours simply for saying “No” to clutter.
Running a Food Truck For Dummies
A new generation of street food lovers are lining up at food trucks and food carts. Though the idea is a long-standing part of American and world culture, the street food industry has never enjoyed so much popularity or publicity. With lower start-up costs than traditional “store front” restaurants, food trucks offer a unique opportunity to entrepreneurs in a business climate where credit is tight and capital is scarce. In Running a Food Truck For Dummies, you’ll get all the delicious details needed to start your own food truck business quickly, affordably, and successfully.
Whether you’re one for the nearly 3 million owners and operators of existing food truck businesses or a chef, foodie, or gourmand interested in starting your own mobile restaurant endeavor, Running a Food Truck For Dummies helps you find your food niche, follow important rules of conducting business on the road, outfit your moving kitchen, meet safety and sanitation requirements, and much more.
- Help starting and creating a business plan
- Advice on creating a mobile menu, choosing and outfitting a vehicle, setting prices, and hiring help
- Everything you need to know about licenses, permits, zoning, parking, and other considerations
- Coverage of using Social Media advertising,such as Facebook and Twitter, to market your food truck business
From choosing and outfitting a business vehicle to franchising and everything in between, Running a Food Truck For Dummies shows foodies everything they need to know to get their business moving toward success!