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The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love
Jill Connor Browne
0762416211
Sept 2003
Bargain - Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Unlike other beauty queens, the Jackson, Miss., Sweet Potato Queens are self-crowned, rule for life (there's no "former" tag for these gals) and are real women?figure flaws and all. Originally organized in 1982, the Queens are, by their own account, "fallen Southern belles" and "female drag queens"?and as such, they are all about attitude and humor. This buoyantly funny guide to life and love is a hoot from the get-go as ringleader Browne offers queenly observations on life's most pressing issues. Some topics may seem trivial, such as tanning, making the most of big hair and delighting in "big, sturdy, serviceable, substantial Russian immigrant underwear" for pregnant women (it's so "indescribably comfy" that "you may never go back"), but they are expertly mined for laughs. Non-cooks may reconsider when reading...


2006 Mr. Potato Head Wall Calendar
Graphique de France
0767135148
June 2005
Wall Calendar
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Brave Potatoes.(Review)(Children's Review)(Brief Article) : An article from: The Horn Book Magazine [HTML]

B0008H6T5K


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Book Description
This digital document is an article from The Horn Book Magazine, published by Horn Book, Inc. on May 1, 2000. The length of the article is 323 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Book Review Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.Citation Details
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Author: J.r.l.
Publication: The Horn Book Magazine (Magazine/Journal)
Date: May 1, 2000
Publisher: Horn Book, Inc.
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Backyard Ballistics: Build Potato Cannons, Paper Match Rockets, Cincinnati Fire Kites, Tennis Ball Mortars, and More Dynamite Devices
William Gurstelle
1556523750
June 2001
Paperback
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Burt Constable, Arlington Heights Daily Herald
"Offers a safe, cheap, and legal, labor-intensive and intellectually challenging to the 'oops I blew off my fingers' debacle."

Time Out New York
If you'd like to launch a potato in a blazing fireball of combusting hairspray, this is your best source.

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Potatoes, Potatoes

0060518170


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From Booklist
K-Gr. 3. First published in 1967, this picture book introduces two brothers who are lured by the trappings of glory to become the commanders of opposing armies. After they lead their soldiers to war in their mother's own garden, they learn to value family and food more than fighting. The cross-hatched ink pictures appear to be identical to those in the first edition, but the restrained red, blue, and gray tones of the original art has been replaced with full-color washes. From the subtle earth tones of the potato plants on the dedication page to the brilliant reds, blues, and golds of the battle scenes, the additional color enhances the drawings and ensures a wider audience for this story and its timeless theme. Carolyn Phelan
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved


Sweet Potato Queens Big-Ass Boxed Set
Jill Conner Browne
1400051312
Oct 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Unlike other beauty queens, the Jackson, Miss., Sweet Potato Queens are self-crowned, rule for life (there's no "former" tag for these gals) and are real women?figure flaws and all. Originally organized in 1982, the Queens are, by their own account, "fallen Southern belles" and "female drag queens"?and as such, they are all about attitude and humor. This buoyantly funny guide to life and love is a hoot from the get-go as ringleader Browne offers queenly observations on life's most pressing issues. Some topics may seem trivial, such as tanning, making the most of big hair and delighting in "big, sturdy, serviceable, substantial Russian immigrant underwear" for pregnant women (it's so "indescribably comfy" that "you may never go back"), but they are expertly mined for laughs. Non-cooks may reconsider when reading...


Potato (Williams-Sonoma Collection Series)
Selma Brown Morrow
0743226828
November 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Layered in a creamy gratin, shaped into rustic gnocchi with pesto, or puréed into a comforting soup, potatoes are a versatile ingredient in any cook's kitchen. As a light summer dish or a hearty winter supper, potatoes lend themselves to nearly any means of preparation and can be served at any time of year. Williams-Sonoma Collection Potato offers an array of more than 40 recipes for time-honored favorites as well as delicious new ideas. Whether you want to make perfectly crisp, golden French fries or try spicy roasted fingerling potatoes dipped in a tangy sauce, there are dishes in these pages to please everyone. A chapter of potato salads will help you find an innovative version of this classic using artichokes, feta cheese, or red bell pepper to take along on your next picnic. And, a chapter devoted entirely...


Potatoes Not Prozac : A Natural Seven-Step Dietary Plan to Stabilize the Level of Sugar in Your Blood, Control Your Cravings and Lose Weight
Candace B. Pert (Foreword), Kathleen Des maisons
0684849534
February 2, 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
The same brain chemicals that are altered by antidepressant drugs are also affected by the foods we eat. According to addiction expert DesMaisons, many people, including those who are depressed, are "sugar sensitive." Eating sweets gives them a temporary emotional boost, which leads to a craving for still more sweets. The best way to keep these brain chemicals in the right balance and keep blood-sugar levels steady, she says, is through the dietary plan she describes in Potatoes Not Prozac. Her rules are fairly simple--eat three meals a day, eat proteins with every meal (especially those high in the amino acid tryptophan, which creates the calming neurotransmitter serotonin), and eat more complex carbohydrates, such as whole grains and, yes, potatoes. Not only will this make you less depressed, DesMaisons...


The New American Steakhouse Cookbook : It's Not Just Meat and Potatoes Anymore
David Walzog
0767919432
April 26, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The chef at three popular Manhattan steakhouses, Walzog aims to dispel the "utter predictability" of most such venues by endowing his sides, fish, poultry and meats other than beef with big flavors. This ambition, of course, can require plenty of time for the home cook to make such hors d'oeuvres as Seafood Cocktail with Three Relishes or Warm Crabmeat Tartlets with Spicy Dijon Cream. But Walzog's professional familiarity with the grill does allow him to perfect some time-efficient techniques for such dishes as Grilled Long Island Duck Breast with Charred Tomato-Smoked Chile Sauce and Taleggio Cheese, and Seaweed-Steamed Maine Lobster and Grilled Corn on the Cob. Steaks, naturally, receive ample attention, and Walzog includes tips on buying them and on seasoning the beef before tossing it on the grill. He uses...


101 Things to Do with a Potato
Stephanie Ashcraft
1586852906
August 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
One potato, two potato, three potato-four! Introducing the next book in our thriving 101 series, 101 Things to do With a Potato. Each year, the average American consumes close to 140 pounds of potatoes. With that in mind, nothing seems better than a cookbook featuring one of America's major food staples-the potato! "Mrs. 101" Stephanie Ashcraft has ingeniously created simple recipes that take potatoes to a whole new level. Try a Breakfast Burrito in the morning, sample the Sausage Corn Chowder for lunch, have the Italian Potato Chips as a mid-afternoon snack, for dinner try the Potato Crust Pizza, and then savor the Sweet Potato Cheesecake for dessert! Stephanie Ashcraft, author of the New York Times best-selling 101 Things to do With a Cake Mix, is a full-time mom who has created and collected recipes for years. She...


Math Potatoes: Mind-stretching Brain Food : Mind-stretching Brain Food (Math Potatoes)
Greg Tang, Harry Briggs (Illustrator)
0439443903
July 1, 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6–Tang's seventh entry in a series that includes The Grapes of Math (2001) and Math-terpieces (2003, both Scholastic) is another winner. Each spread includes a poem consisting of neatly rhymed couplets that first set a scene (I gaze into the evening sky,/Think great thoughts and wonder why) and concludes with a hint or suggestion as to how the objects on the opposing page might most efficiently be grouped to arrive at a sum (When you look up to the heavens,/Try to think in groups of sevens!). There are no overt patterns so that, as Tang says in his author's note, children are challenged to combine numbers in smart ways, not just obvious ways. The book concludes with clear diagrams and succinct explanations providing the solutions. Briggs's computer-generated art is crisp, clear, and...


God Save the Sweet Potato Queens
Jill Conner Browne
060980619X
January 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Fans of Jill Conner Browne's hilarious advice and queenly assurance should mix up a margarita and prepare to enjoy themselves with her book God Save the Sweet Potato Queens. Whether you're still a Cute Girl or have made it to the glorified ranks of Fabulous Woman, the allure of big hair, utter confidence, and a sparkly tiara is easily understandable. Forget "less is more"--as Jill and all the Tammys can tell you, "more is more, and also better." As a follow-up to The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love, this gem touches on many of the same topics--marriage, motherhood, fiancés, the Promise, and all-important attitude and style. Added are a ton of side-splitting stories from fans around the country, who are apparently busy starting up their own royal families with names like the "Menopause Mafia" and "Brazen Strumpets";...


Potatoes Not Prozac: How to Control Depression, Food Cravings and Weight Gain
Kathleen DesMaisons
0671773771
March 5, 2001
Paperback
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Sweet Potato Queens' Field Guide to Men: Every Man I Love Is Either Married, Gay, or Dead
Jill Conner Browne
1400049687
October 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Browne's fourth training manual for belles gone bad is a Southern-fried delight. It's ostensibly a guide to men, but it doesn't take long for the book's focus to return to the care, feeding, maintenance and revenge secrets of the SPQs. Men (or "spuds") are classified in categories including the platonic "Bud Spud," the beautiful-but-dense "Scud Spud," the shouldn't-wear-bikinis "Pud Spud" and the elusive "Spud Spud" (aka "Mr. Right" or "The One"). Browne is at her laugh-till-it-hurts best detailing her adventures having an eye- and facelift ("I have pretty much adopted plastic surgery as my hobby"), bowling ("There are few things in life... with a cringe-and-gag factor to rival that of putting rented shoes on one's own personal feet") and losing weight (temporarily) with acupuncture ("We would—and...


The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love: A Fallen Southern Belle's Look at love, Life, Men, Marriage, and Being Prepared
Jill Conner Browne
0609804138
January 1999
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Unlike other beauty queens, the Jackson, Miss., Sweet Potato Queens are self-crowned, rule for life (there's no "former" tag for these gals) and are real women?figure flaws and all. Originally organized in 1982, the Queens are, by their own account, "fallen Southern belles" and "female drag queens"?and as such, they are all about attitude and humor. This buoyantly funny guide to life and love is a hoot from the get-go as ringleader Browne offers queenly observations on life's most pressing issues. Some topics may seem trivial, such as tanning, making the most of big hair and delighting in "big, sturdy, serviceable, substantial Russian immigrant underwear" for pregnant women (it's so "indescribably comfy" that "you may never go back"), but they are expertly mined for laughs. Non-cooks may reconsider when reading...


The Potato : How the Humble Spud Rescued the Western World
Larry Zuckerman
0865475784
October 25, 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
During the 17th and 18th centuries, the potato was berated, feared, and loathed. It was blamed for everything from population explosions to population implosions, not to mention social upheaval and financial despair. Yet now, with the luxury of hindsight, Larry Zuckerman regards the potato as a saving grace for Western civilization, a crop that protected populations from starvation, encouraged self-sufficiency, and improved the lives of ordinary people. The potato's roller-coaster journey from dreary boiled peasant food into the most widely consumed vegetable on the planet is chronicled in this refreshing history lesson. The Potato goes way beyond the usual scope of spud history, which commonly focuses on the Irish Potato Famine of the 1840s. Although this disaster is a key event in the book, the potato's broader influence...


The Sweet Potato Queens' Big-Ass Cookbook (And Financial Planner)
Jill Conner Browne
060980877X
January 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Browne's third tasty outing (following Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love in 1999 and God Save the Sweet Potato Queens in 2001) finds the Boss Queen taking on Betty Crocker (source of "some of the insane ideas we have struggled with and against for the last 50 years") and channeling Suze Orman for financial advice ("There's a lot to be said for rich old guys with bad hearts and no relatives, but you can't always get what you want"). Culinarily challenged readers will be happy to find this book's main course is still Browne's hilarious anecdotes and observations about enjoying life after 40. She caps each escapade with the perfect artery-clogging recipes (with names like "Whatchamacallit Chicken," "Gooiest Cake in the World," "Bitch Bar Bacon Swimps" and "Pig Candy"-bacon rolled in brown sugar). Whether she's...


The Enormous Potato
Aubrey Davis, Dusan Petricic (Illustrator)
1550746693
September 1997
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1-A sunny retelling of Tolstoy's The Great Big Enormous Turnip in which the characters work together and share the rewards of their labor. A plump, pigeon-toed farmer plants a potato eye that grows into "the biggest potato in the world." Unable to uproot it himself, he calls for his wife's assistance. The stubborn spud remains firmly planted, even after his daughter, dog, and cat are recruited. It is only with the small mouse's one-handed contribution to the group effort that the vegetable is finally ripped from the ground. The family shares its harvest with the jubilant townspeople until the potato, like the story, is gone. With cheerful golden yellow backdrops, the humorous watercolor-and-pencil illustrations reveal the chubby characters grimacing as they struggle to free the fleshy root...


Sweet Potato Cookbook
Lyniece North Talmadge
1581820038
October 1998
Paperback
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Potatoes Not Prozac
Kathleen Des Maisons
0684850141
Jan 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
The same brain chemicals that are altered by antidepressant drugs are also affected by the foods we eat. According to addiction expert DesMaisons, many people, including those who are depressed, are "sugar sensitive." Eating sweets gives them a temporary emotional boost, which leads to a craving for still more sweets. The best way to keep these brain chemicals in the right balance and keep blood-sugar levels steady, she says, is through the dietary plan she describes in Potatoes Not Prozac. Her rules are fairly simple--eat three meals a day, eat proteins with every meal (especially those high in the amino acid tryptophan, which creates the calming neurotransmitter serotonin), and eat more complex carbohydrates, such as whole grains and, yes, potatoes. Not only will this make you less depressed, DesMaisons...


Ghosts Don't Eat Potato Chips
Debbie Dadey
059045854X
Sept 1992
Paperback
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Healthy Meat and Potatoes
Charles Knight
1557883580
April 1, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Hundreds of thousands of home cooks use waterless/greaseless cookware because it makes cooking healthy, hearty food amazingly easy. And Healthy Meat and Potatoes shows readers how to use this revolutionary cookware to make all kinds of delicious, nutritious dishes. From all-American favorites to mouthwatering ethnic delights, readers will learn how to cook scrumptious meals without losing the flavor and nutritional qualities that traditional cooking methods can take away. In addition to the wide range of original recipes, the book also includes hints, tips, and valuable information for the health-and taste-conscious cook.

About the Author
Charles Knight appears weekly on The Food Network on "Jack Can't Cook" on The Better Health Cooking Show. He is the creator...


Sweet Potato Queens' Wedding Planner/Divorce Guide
Jill Connor Browne
1400049695
December 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Brown's fifth outing shows no sign of wearing out her welcome as the Southern fried guru of belles past 40 but never past their prime. Browne justifies her one-stop shopping approach to relationships (which combines advice on planning nuptials as well as tearing them asunder) by quipping, "Statistically, 100% of all divorces do start with weddings." Browne's audiobooks are laugh-out-loud, steer-your-car-off-the-road listening experiences. But the reason there are nearly 4,800 worldwide chapters of Sweet Potato Queens is because she uses her wild and irreverent humor to empower and embolden her readers. Bemoaning that too many young women are going to college in search of a husband, Browne cautions, "If you're gonna go to college for Pre-Wed, I insist that you also take a full course in...


50 Best Mashed Potatoes (365 Ways Series)
Sarah Reynolds
076790043X
September 15, 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
Consider the homely potato. A simple tuber--most often served baked, fried, or mashed--it inspires little passion, belonging instead to that same culinary family of comfort foods as macaroni and cheese or oatmeal. But with Sarah Reynold's 50 Best Mashed Potatoes, this humble root's fortunes may be changing. Replace the standard butter/milk/salt with chipotle chiles and cilantro butter, for example, or mash your potatoes with a wild mushroom ragout.... you'll hardly recognize this as the same vegetable your mother used to serve with Sunday dinner. From Smashed Red Potatoes with Extra-Virgin Olive Oil to traditional recipes that are still better than the ones your mother used to make, 50 Best Mashed Potatoes offers up a mashed potato for every occasion. Let your tubers take a walk on the wild side.


One Potato, Two Potato
Roy Finamore, Molly Stevens
0618007148
October 18, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review
One Potato Two Potato excels in the breadth and richness of its recipes, as well as its fine and immensely readable attention to its subject. Precise yet relaxed, it offers over 300 potato dishes--simple to elegant, everyday to special occasion. You'll find appetizers like Potato Porcini Frittata; main dishes and sides, such as Young Chicken Stuffed with Potatoes and Shiitakes, and Potato, Leek, and Bacon Pan Fry; even breads and desserts, like Potato-Cheddar Bread with Chives and the irresistible Farmhouse Chocolate Cake (potatoes in the batter help ensure moistness).

The book also "discovers" sweet potatoes, offering recipes for this oft-neglected treat that not only include stellar versions of standbys like Baked Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows, but also Orange Semifreddo and a luscious chocolate sauce....


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