Grand County libraries: Prepare for holidays with craft and cooking books |

Grand County libraries: Prepare for holidays with craft and cooking books

The holiday season is rapidly approaching and Grand County residents are taking advantage of the books available for them at their local library to help them get ready. The following is a listing of the top five craft and cooking books available @ Your Library.Craft Books Grandmas Best Full-Size Quilt Blocks, edited by Carole Field Dahlstrom.Laid out in eras starting from the 1830s through 1950s, Dalhstroms collection gives you a visual history of quilting patterns, colors and materials. The best part of this comprehensive guide is the more than 101 full-size templates that let you create more than 5,000 interchangeable quilting combinations. Teach Yourself Visually Crocheting, by Kim P. Werker and Cecily Keim. For those of us who are visual learners, this book features step-by-step photos of both basic and more advanced crocheting techniques. Handmade Greeting Cards for Special Occasions, by Amanda Hancocks. In an era of electronic communication, delight your family and enchant your friends following these step-by-step instructions to create them one-of- a-kind cards. Last-Minute Knitted Gifts, by Joelle Hoverson. Forget to buy a birthday present for your Auntie Mame? Each of these projects takes 10 hours or less to complete. Patterns range from classic items such as baby booties to a felted yoga mat bag. Beautiful photographs will inspire anyone. Anticraft: Knitting, Beading, and Stitching for the Slightly Sinister, by Rene Rigdon and Zabet Stewart. This is not your grandmothers needle arts book. Explore the dark side of your craftiness and create a variety of cool, non-traditional wardrobe accessories and art. Ideas include a crochet Carrion bag featuring vultures, and Graffiti cross-stitch landscape. Even if you dont have plans to get crafty, this book is a fun read.Cooking Books Skinny Bitch in the Kitch, by Rory Freedman. A vegan based cookbook designed to promote healthy eating with a sassy twist. The easy to follow instructions may make even the committed carnivore drool. Just In Time! by Rachael Ray.Once again, Americas spunkiest cook gives us quick and easy dinner ideas. This book has options for the busy cook. For those harried work days – meals in 15 minutes; when you have enough time to enjoy the art of cooking – 60-minute entres; and plenty of her 30-minute staples. High Altitude Baking: 20 Delicious Recipes & Tips for Great Cookies, Cakes, Breads & More, edited by Patricia Kendal.This collection of recipes was written in conjunction with the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Office containing a must-read forward for anyone new to baking at high altitudes. This book is part cook-book and part high-altitude cooking reference. The Ultrametabolism Cookbook, by Mark Hyman.Working with your body instead of against it, Dr. Hyman has created a book with 200 recipes designed to change the way you process the food you eat. This book makes weight loss taste good. Pie in the Sky: Successful Baking at High Altitudes, by Susan Purdy.Baking can be a challenge at high altitudes. Author Susan Purdy combines mouth-watering recipes with detailed instructions to create mouth-watering delights such as Alpine Angel Cake with 7-15 Minute Frosting. These books and other literary novels can be checked out @ Your Library. Ask your librarian if you cant find the title you want in your branch.

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