Lydia Ottaviano

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Cream Cheese Cherry Pie Crumb Bars

For the Crumb:<p>3 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1 cup granulated sugar<br>• 1 teaspoon baking powder<br>• ¼ teaspoon salt<br>• 1 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes<br>• 1 …

Dessert

Mixed Berry Crisp for a Crowd

We go a little crazy when berries finally arrive at the farmers markets and then think, W<i>hat in the world are we going to do with two flats of these?</i> …

Salmon Lettuce Wraps with Cucumber, Jicama, and Ginger Recipe

School is out, summer is here, and potluck season has commenced. That said, one cannot live on lasagna every day. (Or at least I can’t, maybe you …

Seafood

Hushpuppies Recipe

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p>Hushpuppies with Spicy Dipping Sauce<p><b>Yield:</b> About 2 dozen<p><b>Prep:</b><p>5 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>10 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>25 minutes<p>The hugely popular …

Grilled Corn Guacamole Recipe - Laura Vitale - Laura in the Kitchen Episode 780

Roasted Banana Paletas

<i>Every other Thursday, we bring you Nicholas Day -- on cooking for children, and with children, and despite children. Also, occasionally, on top of.</i><p><i>Today: A rich, creamy, Mexican-inspired ice pop that will keep you and the kiddos in your life cool.</i><p>There is very little that children will not eat if …

Recipes

How to Be Black

• <b>Author:</b> Baratunde Thurston<p>New York Times Bestseller<p>Baratunde Thurston’s comedic memoir chronicles his coming-of-blackness and offers practical advice on everything from “How to Be the Black Friend” to “How to Be the (Next) Black President”.<p>Have you ever been called “too black” or “not black enough”?<p>…

The Playbook

• <b>Author:</b> Barney Stinson<p>Bestselling author of <i>The Bro Code</i>, Barney Stinson of <i>How I Met Your Mother</i> fame, presents <i>The Playbook</i>—like Neil Strauss’s <i>The Game</i> <i>for Bros</i>, <i>The Playbook</i> offers advice on the many creative and resourceful ways Barney’s developed to wine, dine, and score with “The Ladies.”<p>Since the …

Scuba Diving

Bossypants

• <b>Author:</b> Tina Fey<p>Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on …

Tina Fey

Seriously...I'm Kidding

• <b>Author:</b> Ellen DeGeneres<p>I've experienced a lot the last few years and I have a lot to share. So I hope that you'll take a moment to sit back, relax and enjoy the words I've put together for you in this book. I think you'll find I've left no stone unturned, no door unopened, no window unbroken, no …

The Onion Book of Known Knowledge

• <b>Author:</b> The Onion<p>Are you a witless cretin with no reason to live? Would you like to know more about every piece of knowledge ever? Do you have cash? Then congratulations, because just in time for the death of the print industry as we know it comes the final book ever published, and the only one you …

The Bro Code

• <b>Author:</b> Barney Stinson<p>From the hit TV show <i>How I Met Your Mother</i> comes Barney Stinson’s words of wit, wisdom, and awesomeness, <i>The Bro Code—</i>the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller (really!) with more than a million copies in print all around the world.<p>Everyone’s life is governed by an internal code of conduct. …

Bill Of Rights

Yes Please

• <b>Author:</b> Amy Poehler<p>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER<p>Do you want to get to know the woman we first came to love on Comedy Central's Upright Citizens Brigade? Do you want to spend some time with the lady who made you howl with laughter on Saturday Night Live, and in movies like Baby Mama, Blades of Glory, …

Amy Poehler

#Conversationstoppers: Puns, Non Sequiturs, Impossible Scenarios

• <b>Author:</b> Leon Shure<p>Tweets guaranteed to stop any conversation, and generate a good laugh, from the author of the new mystery, "Fatal Sisters," available on all e-book readers.

What If?

• <b>Author:</b> Randall Munroe<p><b>From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask</b> Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe’s iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, …

The Ten, Make That Nine, Habits of Very Organized People. Make That Ten.

• <b>Author:</b> Steve Martin<p><b>The funniest, most memorable Twitter messages from comedian and bestselling author Steve Martin, along with hilarious responses from followers.</b><p>Steve Martin's uncanny ability to pack 140 characters with humor and wit has defined what it means to be a celebrity in today's world of …

Under the Dome

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen King<p>On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" …

Fahrenheit 451

• <b>Author:</b> Ray Bradbury<p><b>Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future.</b><p><b>Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian</b> …

Slaughterhouse-Five

• <b>Author:</b> Kurt Vonnegut<p><b>Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time</b><p><b>Slaughterhouse-Five</b>, an American classic, is one of the world’s great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim’s odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our …

Literature

Lord of the Flies

• <b>Author:</b> William Golding and Others<p><b>Golding’s iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age.</b> <br>This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer …

Literature

The Secret Life of Bees

• <b>Author:</b> Sue Monk Kidd<p><b>The multi-million bestselling novel about a young girl's journey towards healing and the transforming power of love, from the award-winning author of The Invention of Wings</b><br>Set in South Carolina in 1964, <i>The Secret Life of Bees</i> tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been …

Books

Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen

• <b>Author:</b> Susan Gregg Gilmore<p>Sometimes you have to return to the place where you began, to arrive at the place where you belong.<p>It’s the early 1970s. The town of Ringgold, Georgia, has a population of 1,923, one traffic light, one Dairy Queen, and one Catherine Grace Cline. The daughter of Ringgold’s …

Serena

• <b>Author:</b> Ron Rash<p>The year is 1929, and newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton travel from Boston to the North Carolina mountains where they plan to create a timber empire. Although George has already lived in the camp long enough to father an illegitimate child, Serena is new to the mountains—but she …

Books

Of Mice and Men

• <b>Author:</b> John Steinbeck & Susan Shillinglaw<p><b>A controversial tale of friendship and tragedy during the Great Depression</b><p>Over seventy-five years since its first publication, Steinbeck’s tale of commitment, loneliness, hope, and loss remains one of America’s most widely read and taught novels. An …

Literature

The Kite Runner

• <b>Author:</b> Khaled Hosseini<p><b>The #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel that introduced Khaled Hosseini to millions of readers the world over.</b> <br>The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, caught in the tragic sweep of …

Canadian Literature