Provided by Gibbs Smith
Here are some cookbooks and others on health and nutrition that have crossed our desks recently.
"KABOBS FOR KIDS," by Janna DeVore, Gibbs Smith Publishing, $14.99, 63 pages
Breakfast, lunch and dinner don't necessarily require utensils when they are on a kabob. In "Kabobs for Kids," Janna DeVore shares ideas for all three meals plus sweets and other fun ideas (ships from cheese and cucumbers and s'mores on a stick) to help children eat, although some may balk at the salad skewers.
"WEDDING CUPCAKES," by Joanna Farrow, Octopus Publishing, $12.99, 63 pages
From Frosted Flowers to Mini Wedding Cakes, this book has recipes and instructions for 28 wedding-themed cupcakes and photos of the potential finished product of each.
"CAKE POPS," by Helen Attridge and Abby Foy, Octopus Publishing, $12.99, 64 pages
The introduction includes the basics of creating cake pops from a cake and from there, it's 28 ideas on how to decorate them, from festive holiday designs to animals and party hats.
"SLOW COOKING: 100 Recipes for the Slow Cooker, the Oven or the Stove Top" by Antony Worrall Thompson, Octopus Publishing, $19.99, 224 pages
With 100 recipes, "Slow Cooking" includes main dishes, soups and sauces, sides, desserts and treats. Each recipe has icons for prep time, cooking time and the setting.
"CANAL HOUSE COOKING, Vol. 7: La Dolce Vita," by Andrews McMeel Publishing, $19.95, 122 pages
This is the seventh volume in the Italian home cooking series.
"MY BAKING JOURNAL," Octopus Publishing, $14.99, 176 pages
With six color-coded sections, it includes 40 basic recipes and has pages for your own recipes and other notes.
"THE DUKAN DIET COOKBOOK," by Dr. Pierre Dukan, Crown Archetype, $26, 358 pages
Includes 350 recipes that fall in the "attack" and "cruise" phases, the first type steps of the Dukan Diet.
"LEON: Baking and Desserts," by Claire Ptak and Henry Dimbley, Crown Octopus, $29.99, 300 pages
Recipes from the London fast food chain Leon, including 300 color photos and about two-thirds of the recipes are sugar, dairy, wheat or gluten-free.
"COOKING FOR TWO 2012," by the editors at America's Test Kitchen, $35, 302 pages
Recipes that the chefs at America's Test Kitchen tried, tested, streamlined and cut down to serve two people. It also has suggestions for dishes that have similar ingredients, slow cooker recipes and dishes that use a minimal number of pots and pans.
"SIMPLE AND DELICIOUS WEEKNIGHT COOKING," America's Test Kitchen, $26.95, 344 pages
Includes more than 200 recipes that have been tested and tried so that it's streamlined, but still full of flavor, along with suggestions on which brand of ingredients to buy, helpful cooking tips and why the recipe works.
"PASTA REVOLUTION," America's Test Kitchen, $26.95, 326 pages
In America's Test Kitchen-style, each pasta recipe has been simplified where possible with only the necessary ingredients, making pasta dishes from Asian to Italian easier.
"DRESS YOUR COOKIE," by Joanna Farrow, Octopus Publishing, $14.99, 128 pages
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