According to NationalToday.com, there are several foods and drinks being celebrated this weekend. Today is Drive-Thru Day, Saturday is both Hot Fudge Sundae Day and National Wine and Cheese Day, and Sunday is National Coffee and Milkshake Day. All in all, it sounds like a very tasty weekend. Enjoy these yummy books along with your snacks.
“Amp up your dinner routine with more than 100 restaurant copycat dishes made at home! Skip the delivery, avoid the drive thru and keep that tip money in your wallet, because Taste of Home Copycat Restaurant Favorites brings America’s most popular menu items to your kitchen. Inside Taste of Home Copycat Restaurant Favorites you’ll find more than 100 no-fuss recipes inspired by Olive Garden, Panera Bread, Pizza Hut, Cinnabon, Chipotle, Applebee’s, Taco Bell, TGI Fridays, The Cheesecake Factory and so many others. Dig in to all of the hearty, savory (and sweet) menu classics you crave most–all from the comfort of your own home. With Taste of Home Copycat Restaurant Favorites, get all of the takeout flavors you love without leaving the house!”–provided by publisher.
This summer, Eastport’s favorite lovebirds, kindergarten teacher Sharon Sweetwater and Coast Guard Captain Andy Devine, are getting married. The gala reception is sure to be the fête of the season, especially with a wedding-cake-sized whoopie pie courtesy of The Chocolate Moose. For Jake and Ellie, the custom-ordered confection will finally reel in some much-needed profits. But when Sharon’s bitter ex-boyfriend Toby is poisoned with an arsenic-laced milkshake, Andy is jailed as the prime suspect.
Nothing beats delicious artisanal ice cream, and this bite-sized book is full of highly doable recipes that can be made in a $50 home-cook-friendly ice cream machine. The craveable ice creams and frozen yogurts favorites include strawberry, pistachio, and vanilla but also creative combinations like Farmstead Cheese and Guava Jam Ice Cream and Wild Berry Lavender Ice Cream. Mix and match them into sundaes decked with crunchy “gravels” (delicious crumbly toppings), syrups, and more to create an unforgettable sweets experience. From Graham Cracker Ice Cream to Baked Rhubarb Frozen Yogurt to the One Night in Bangkok Sundae, these recipes—adapted from Jeni Britton Bauer’s Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Desserts—make up a must-have collection of decadent desserts. — Description from Goodreads
“Analyn Sanchez can handle the long hours and arrogant clients that come with her job as a crisis management associate at Denver’s largest publicity firm. The high-powered job, expensive condo, and designer wardrobe are all part of her plan to prove to her family that her life choices haven’t been in vain. But when she’s asked to cover up a client’s misdeeds with serious moral and legal ramifications, she can no longer sacrifice her conscience for her career . . . and the cost is no less than her job. Ever since a devastating climbing accident in Central America eight months ago, and a bad decision that dried up his sponsorships, professional rock climber Bryan Shaw has found himself at similar loose ends. When the opportunity to buy a coffee farm in Colombia arises, he jumps on it–only to discover his wandering ways have left him utterly unprepared to run a business. When Bryan returns home and offers Ana a role in his company as a solution to both their problems, she’s desperate enough to consider working with the far-too-flippant and far-too-handsome climber, even though he’s the polar opposite of her type A nature. As they delve deeper into the business, however, she begins to suspect there’s much more to Bryan than she’s given him credit for . . . and that sometimes the best plans are the ones you never see coming”– Provided by publisher.
“Chances are, you love cheese. It’s delicious, indulgent, and never lets you down–it’s everything you could want in comfort food. How many of us haven’t spent an evening blissed out with a wedge of brie and a glass of wine? Creator of the Instagram sensation @ThatCheesePlate Marissa Mullen takes cheese to a whole new level with her gorgeous, show-stopping cheese plates. With her simple step-by-step Cheese by Numbers method, she breaks down the cheese plate into its basic components–cheese, meat (aka the Salami River), produce, crunch, dips, garnish–and shows you how to recreate these beautiful spreads for any occasion, whether it’s a dinner party, a book club gathering, wine nights with friends, or your classy Netflix binge. But cheese plates aren’t just the greatest snack ever created. They’re also an important form of self-care. (Think of the zen art of making sand mandalas, or flower arranging–but you can eat the results.) This Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life celebrates the ways in which cheese brings people together, and how just crafting a cheese plate can be a meditative act that lets us tap into our creativity. With over 50 easy-to-make yet showstopping cheese plates, this book will teach you how to relax, enjoy, and indulge–and let cheese spark joy.”– Provided by publisher.
At just twenty-one, the age when most people are starting to drink (well, legally at least), Victoria James became the country’s youngest sommelier at a Michelin-starred restaurant… Exhilarating and inspiring, Wine Girl is the memoir of a young woman breaking free from an abusive and traumatic childhood on her own terms; an ethnography of the glittering, high-octane, but notoriously corrosive restaurant industry; and above all, a love letter to the restorative and life-changing effects of good wine and good hospitality.