Totally Kosher: Tradition with a Twist! 150+ Recipes for the Holidays and Every Day by Chanie ApfelbaumWhat's inside: 150 kosher recipes for traditional foods, new spins on old favorites, and dishes with global flavors; basics of the kosher kitchen; top ten lists for tools, cooking hacks, and more; color photos.
Recipes include: Chocolate Cherry Granola, Miso Matzo Ball Soup, Philly "Cheesesteak," Summer Slaw, Corned Beef & Cabbage Ramen, The Rebbetzin's Gefilte Fish, World Peace Challah, Baklava Palmiers.
About the author: Observant Jew Chanie Apfelbaum is the writer behind the Millennial Kosher cookbook and the "Busy in Brooklyn" blog.
Love & Lemons Simple Feel-Good Food: 125 Plant-Focused Meals to Enjoy Now or... by Jeanine DonofrioWhat's inside: This third vegetarian cookbook by "Love & Lemons" blogger Jeanine Donofrio offers a broad range of recipes (including some vegan ones) in two categories: "at-the-ready" (easy to make right now) and "in advance" (for the planners among us).
Recipes include: Savory Chickpea Waffles, Creamy Cauliflower Enchiladas, Sweet Potato Paneer Burgers, Freezer Carrot Cake Bars.
Read this next: Gena Hamshaw's The Vegan Week or Jenny Rosenstrach's The Weekday Vegetarians.
Tiny Felt Cuties & Creatures by Delilah IrisWhat it is: a step-by-step guide that works for both beginners and more advanced crafters that details how to hand sew adorably small felt items. Helpful illustrations and templates are also included in this debut book by a self-taught fiber and felt artist from Maine.
Projects include: Fox, Cat, Dog, Doghouse, Pet Bed, Skunk, Frog, Mushroom, Mushroom Dollhouse, Doll, Teddy Bear, Tree Stump House.
Milk Street Noodles: Secrets to the World's Best Noodles, from Fettuccine Alfredo to Pad Thai... by Christopher KimballNoodlepalooza: This thorough, appealing primer on all kinds of noodles is from Christopher Kimball and the experts at Milk Street, who serve up 125 carefully thought-out recipes. Color photos add to the appeal.
Recipes include: Homemade Udon Noodles; Fresh Egg Pasta; Spicy Glass Noodles with Ground Pork; Chicken Pho; North African Chicken Couscous; Gnocchi alla Romana; Tagliatelle with Mushroom Ragu.
The Re:Fashion Wardrobe: Sew Your Own Stylish, Sustainable Clothes by Portia LawrieWhat's inside: 11 step-by-step, eco-friendly projects for turning old clothes into a new capsule wardrobe, plus photos, info on sourcing, fitting, and techniques (such as darts, seams, stitches, and more).
Projects include: T-shirt Dress, Sweatshirt Tee, Cropped Shirt, Side-Stripe Trousers, Robe Jacket, Refitted Jeans, Duvet Duster Coat.
Reviewers say: "[Portia] Lawrie's breezy, can-do attitude is infectious" (Booklist).
Tasting History: Explore the Past Through 4,000 Years of Recipes by Max Miller with Ann VolkweinBlasts from the past: 60 recipes and their histories, covering ancient times to the early 20th century, which have been adapted for modern kitchens by popular YouTuber Max Miller.
Recipes include: Tiger Nut Cake, Sally Lunn Buns, Lasagna, Onion Soup with Milk, Samosas, Hummus, Aztec Chocolate, Bread Pudding.
Read this next: Walter Staib's A Taste of History Cookbook or B. Dylan Hollis's Baking Yesteryear.
Veg Out: A Stress-Free Guide to Creating Your First Vegetable Garden by Heather RodinoWhat it is: a fun, encouraging guide for beginning vegetable gardeners that covers selecting your location and type of garden (containers, in-ground, or raised bed), as well as tips for picking the right plants, protecting your work from disease and pests, watering, and more.
Don't miss: the 30 profiles of beginner-friendly vegetables and herbs.
Trejo's Cantina: Cocktails, Snacks & Amazing Nonalcoholic Drinks From the Heart of... by Danny TrejoWhat it is: the latest cookbook by the legendary actor and restaurateur, who serves up both alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks as well as simple, fresh cantina-style snacks.
Don't miss: tips on creating an alcohol-free bar, cantina cooking secrets, and stories about growing up in Los Angeles and working in Hollywood.
Recipes include: Killer Kiwi Agua Fresca, The Juan Collins, Pico de Gallo, Super-Easy Tamales, Chai Spiced Apple Empanadas.
Lovely Lace Knits: Learn the Art of Lacework with 16 Timeless Patterns by Gabrielle VézinaWhat's inside: directions for 16 lace knitwear pieces by a talented knitwear designer who also covers tips and tricks, gauge and yarn considerations, and stitch tutorials.
Patterns include: Samara Cardigan, Pine Cone Sweater, Woodland Socks, Pinnate Tank Top, Filigree Scrunchie, Soft Breeze Shawl.
Reviewers say: "All crafters, no matter their skill level, will likely find something appealing" (Library Journal).
Design Happy: Colorful Homes for the Modern Family by Betsy WentzSpotlight on...12 family homes styled by interior designer Betsy Wentz, which she uses to illustrate how readers can transform their own spaces by simply starting with something they love. Plus, inspiring color photos, renovation tips, design advice, and a resource list.
For fans of: bold patterns and vibrant colors; home design coffee table books focused on house tours.
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