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"Quick & Easy Mexican Cooking," Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee

Pros: Delicious! Great layout Cons: Some ingredients may be a little tough to find Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book (published 20011) provided by Chronicle Books.   Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee’s Quick & Easy Mexican Cooking: More Than 80 Everyday

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"Cooking in the Moment," Andrea Reusing

Pros: Very simple, delicious recipes that will encourage you to make use of seasonal, local foods Cons: Make very sure to read a recipe fully before starting Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book (published 20011) provided by Random House.

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"The Butcher's Guide to Well-Raised Meat," Applestone, Applestone, and Zissu

Pros: Fantastic repository of knowledge, information, how-to’s, and delicious recipes Cons: I imagine it would be a bit tough to learn to butcher from images and descriptions alone Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book (published 20011) provided by Random

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"Rum Drinks", Jessica B. Harris

Pros: Great food; long list of rum drinks Cons: Drinks didn’t entirely wow me Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book (published 2009) provided courtesy of Chronicle Books.   Jessica Harris’s Rum Drinks: 50 Caribbean Cocktails, From Cuba Libre to

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"Easy Green Organic," Anna Getty

Pros: Delicious, easy food; lots of information on eating green, organic, sustainable, etc. Cons: Binding issues Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book (published 2010) provided courtesy of Chronicle Books.   Anna Getty’s Easy Green Organic is a great place

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"Farmers' Market Desserts," Jennie Schacht

Pros: Delightful, delicious, and oh-so-seasonal! Cons: None so far! Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book (published 2010) provided courtesy of Chronicle Books.   Farmers’ markets can be delightful places, filled with ripe, seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as

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"Chocolate Cakes," Elinor Klivans

Pros: *drool* uh, I mean, fantastic results! Cons: Try not to go into diabetic shock, okay? Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book (published 2010) provided courtesy of Chronicle Books.   Cake, frosting, chocolate… ohhh my. I knew I was

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"Whoopie Pies," Billingsley & Treadwell

Pros: WONDERFUL results; fantastic mix-and-match ideas Cons: One or two small mistakes—but the recipes are simple enough that if you know your way around a kitchen, you can figure them out Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book (published 2010)

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"Bacon," James Villas

Pros: Wide variety of recipes—including desserts! Suggested substitutions for unusual bacons Cons: None Rating: 5 out of 5   When I saw The Bacon Cookbook: More than 150 Recipes from Around the World for Everyone’s Favorite Food in the stores

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"Stonewall Kitchen Breakfast," King, Stott & Gunst

Pros: Versatile and delicious! Cons: None Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book (published 2009) courtesy of Chronicle Books.   I just looove breakfast foods. They’re so versatile and delicious, and they certainly don’t have to be restricted to breakfast-time!

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