Enter to Win Strutting and Fretting by Kevin McKeon. Fresh out of acting school, Bob lands a great job at a major repertory theatre on the California coast. But instead of relishing his success, Bob is preoccupied with doubts about his talent, his life choices and his future. And his wife has left him. And he's broke. But hey - four months of solid work is something, right? Maybe, just maybe, Bob can turn his life around over the summer - and perhaps be invited to keep his job in the fall. But it may take a resolve and a determination that Bob does not, at this point in his life, have an abundance of: "Who am I to think I can do this? My marriage is failing, my tenure in the Ivory Tower of Education is over and my MFA degree is really a great credential for a career in fast food. What does it matter to the deep fryer guy that I've done the definitive Macbeth at age 24?" Make something happen, Bob. October is bearing down fast.
Enter to win a copy of Adventures in Slow Cooking: 120 Slow-Cooker Recipes for People Who Love Food by Sarah DiGregorio (William Morrow Cookbooks, 2017). (ARV $24.99) No offense, grandma, your pot roast was good, but it was a bit underwhelming. You won’t need to worry about that with any of the over 100 recipes in this cookbook. This is slow cooking without having to sacrifice quality or taste when making dinners like herb-oil poached shrimp, turkey-spinach meatballs stuffed with mozzarella, or sticky toffee pudding for dessert. In addition to recipes, there are tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your slow cooker, like using it on Tuesday for Barbacoa Tacos.
Enter to win a copy of The 9×13 Pan Cookbook by Barbara Karoff (Nitty Gritty Cookbooks, 1991). (ARV $8.95) Be prepared to be a magician in the kitchen…no magic wand needed. However, you will need that trusty 9X13 pan you have tucked away. Author Barbara Karoff shows you how to use this pan to prepare a variety of dishes including entrées, desserts, salads, side dishes and breads. You’re sure to find the perfect recipe to bring for family buffets, potlucks, tailgates and parties. For more ideas that use a pan you’re sure to have, check out the Sheet Pan Supper Recipes slideshow. PS – one pan also equals less dishes to wash.
Enter to win a copy of The Everything Healthy Pressure Cooker Cookbook by Laura Pazzaglia (Adams Media, 2012). (ARV $19.99) By now you should be no stranger to the wonders of the pressure cooker. In case you need a reminder, though, Laura Pazzaglia’s book is full of healthy, delicious recipes that reduce cooking time, preserve nutrients in the food, and save you money to boot. With over 300 recipes, you’ll be cooking nutritious, great-tasting food in your pressure cooker in as much active time as it takes to load it up. Which, really, is practically no time at all!
Enter to win a bundle of books. All we want for Christmas is a bunch of books and a cozy corner to curl up in. And we've got you covered with the first part (the cozy corner is up to you but we recommend piles of snuggly blankets and fleecy PJs!). We're giving away all the must-reads below to 5 lucky girls. Scroll through our picks, then enter to win them below. Good luck!
Enter to win a copy of The Cranberry Cookbook: Year-Round Dishes From Bog to Table by Sally Pasley Vargas. (Globe Pequot Press, 2017). (ARV $18) We bet you get bogged down choosing which recipe to make first from The Cranberry Cookbook. This native North American fruit is featured in more than 50 recipes for sauces, salads, main dishes, drinks, and more. There’s everything from traditional Whole Cranberry Sauce to modern ideas for this versatile fruit like a Cranberry Bottom Chocolate Tart and Cauliflower Biryani. Our Cranberry Recipe Slideshow has even more recipes that showcase this sweetly-tart, tartly-sweet fruit.
Enter to win a 1-year subscriptions to EarFleek! 25 GL girls will win a 1-year subscriptions to EarFleek!
Enter to win a copy of Happy Cooking: Make Every Meal Count … Without Stressing Out by Giada De Laurentiis (Pam Krauss Books, 2015). (ARV $35) Don’t worry, be happy – even if you have no idea what to cook. Food Network superstar Giada De Laurentiis offers nearly 200 new recipes, her year-round advice to living healthy, and helpful advice on things like hosting a potluck and what to pack for lunch every day. You’ll be inspired to try new ingredients, new wellness practices like Giada’s New Year’s cleanse, and create a balance in your life between peak nutrition and the occasional totally decadent indulgence. This is Giada’s 365 days a year approach to cooking up a happy life. Visit our Vegetarian Recipe Slideshow for more feel good ideas. Happy days are here again!
Enter to win a copy of Kale, Glorious Kale by Catherine Walthers (Countryman Press, 2014). (ARV $16.95) Taking over supermarkets one cart at a time – is it a bird or a plane? No it’s kale, the great green superfood. Kale is full of antioxidants, fiber, and flavonoids and is versatile enough to go from a snack like Kale Chips to a Kale Salad to making a meal. Author Cathy Walthers shows you how to make Baked Eggs Over Kale, Pork Braised with Kale and Cider and many other creative kale recipes. Kale, Glorious Kale also explains the many varieties of kale available, how to cook it and how to grow your own. You’ll be able to include kale in every meal of the day.
Enter to Win Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World by Andrea Barnet. This is the story of four visionaries who profoundly shaped the world we live in today. Together, these women—linked not by friendship or field, but by their choice to break with convention—showed what one person speaking truth to power can do. Jane Jacobs fought for livable cities and strong communities; Rachel Carson warned us about poisoning the environment; Jane Goodall demonstrated the indelible kinship between humans and animals, and Alice Waters urged us to reconsider what and how we eat.
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Enter to win a copy of Onto the Stage : ‘Slighted Souls’ and other stage and radio plays. A compendium of the author’s stage and radio plays - while 'Slighted Souls' deals with the rebellion of the downtrodden, 'Men at work on Women at work’ is about sexual harassment at work place and even as 'Castle of Despair' is built on the ground of man's urge for success, the radio play 'A Love on Hold' depicts the drama of love and possession.
"Slighted Souls" is a poignant love story set in rural Telangana, beset with feudal exploitation of the downtrodden dalits. Besides forcing the dalits to toil in the fields as bonded labor without impunity, the land owning doras had no qualms in reducing the womenfolk of this ilk as sex slaves in the gadis.
"Men at work on Women at work" is a tragic-comic episode depicting the fallout of sexual harassment at the workplace in the Indian urban setting with its traditional cultural underpinnings.
"Castle of Despair", built on the slippery ground of man's innate urge for one-upmanship, portrays its facade of falsity on the grand stage of human tragedy.
Enter to win a copy of Stories Varied : A Book of Short Stories. Stories Varied delve into varied possibilities of woman’s life in Indian social milieu. Beginning with Ilaa’s Ire that takes one back to woman’s life and times in the Vedic age, this collection of twelve stories ends with Twelfth Tale that underscores her quest for power.
Enter to Win To Bee a Honey by Oyindamola Shoola. The constituents of Oyindamola’s reality as a young black female immigrant, have caused an explosion of feminist awakening in Oyin's heart and her readers are the lucky spectators who get to watch her bedazzle us with To Bee a Honey: a scintillating work of art. Throughout the work, we see influences of other powerful women of color such as Warsan Shire, Rupi Kaur, and Maya Angelou, albeit not with the author’s intention. We encounter a poet who does not only revel in the new-found confidence of her scribbling but also in the lush glow of her womanhood. What immediately strikes one upon perusing this work is its aesthetic beauty. This is not limited to the arresting visual images drawn up on the pages but also the arrangement of the lines; with carefully-planned alignments birthing creatively-shaped poems. A perfect example is a poem in this collection titled “The expression,” which relies more on the manner of presentation of the words to relay the message, than the actual self-contained meanings of the words themselves. The poems in To Bee a Honey are unlike what is found in many other poetry collections. They are drawings along the lines of the reader’s consciousness.
Enter to win a copy of Better on Toast: Happiness on a Slice of Bread–70 Irresistible Recipes by Jill Donenfeld (William Morrow Cookbooks, 2015). (ARV $27.50) Simple. Sweet. Savory. Satisfying. You can cover all those bases with just a simple loaf of bread and a little inspiration. Better on Toast features tons of quick and easy-to-follow recipes for toasts with every possible topping. Choose your favorite bread, be it French, whole wheat, or gluten-free and see what else you have in the pantry – it’s that easy. Recipes include Chickpea and Chorizo Toast; Carrot Butter and Halloumi Toast, Maple Bread Pudding, and many more. Each recipe emphasizes wholesome ingredients and are full of flavor making them the perfect go-to for any meal of the day or any occasion. Two of our favorite toasts include this tapas-style Tomato-Rubbed Bread and a breakfast (or anytime) Banana Bread French Toast.
Enter to win a copy of Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook: Easy Appetizers • Festive Cocktails • Make-Ahead Brunches • Christmas Dinners • Food Gifts by Betty Crocker (Betty Crocker, 2017). (ARV $19.99) It’s almost time to deck the halls. To help you have the brightest holiday season ever, Betty Crocker has updated a classic; it’s filled with more than 200 recipes that showcase the best Christmas has to offer. There’s everything from cookies and appetizers, to main dishes, cocktails, and gifts from the kitchen. In addition, there are helpful hints to add an extra special touch, like fun ways to wrap and give cookies. If you’re searching for even more cookie recipes, look no further than our Christmas Cookie Recipes slideshow. Bake a few, share a few, eat a few.
Enter to Win A Winter's Tale by Carrie Elks. Struggling film student Kitty Shakespeare is determined to make the most of her new job as nanny to major producer Everett Klein's son, Jonas. It might not be exactly the career she'd hoped for when she moved from London to LA, but thanks to her habit of freezing up in interviews, this is her last chance to impress a key player in Hollywood - if she can get this right, then surely he'll take a moment to look at her work. However, what Kitty hasn't allowed for is Everett's sexy-as-hell brother, Adam - but love, at first sight, this is not.
Enter to win a copy of Frankie. Frankie Vega is angry. Just ask the guy whose nose she broke. Or the cop investigating the burglary she witnessed, or her cheating ex-boyfriend, or her aunt who's tired of giving second chances.
Enter to win a copy of The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray. Gwendolyn Gray faces an overwhelming battle every day: keeping her imagination under control. It’s a struggle for a dreamer like Gwendolyn, in a city of identical gray skyscrapers, clouds that never clear, and grown-ups who never understand.
Enter to Win My Remarkable Little Monkey by Mark Lages. Marty Anderson's capuchin monkey turns out to be more than just an ordinary little tree-swinging pet. This monkey, named Shakespeare, is exceptionally bright. Join Marty and his group of unforgettable friends as they try to give Shakespeare a proper upbringing in an unpredictable human-oriented world. In My Remarkable Little Monkey, the outlandish becomes a reality and the status quo becomes unbelievable. Once you are done reading, you’ll put this book down while scratching your head and wondering what just happened