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The Lilly series is available in epub on Kindle, the Dinner With Joy Etsy store and Smashwords, as well as here at a slightly reduced price.

DINNERS WITH JOY —A Menu Cookbook dinners_with_joy_book
A menu-cookbook for busy people: 12 weeks of menus with cooking tips and complete shopping lists. Also includes buying information for meats, poultry and seafood, how to make sauces and gravies and definitions of different fats. Dietary substitutions suggested.PDF available here. Soft cover ( 8×11) available on Amazon
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HOW TO CONTROL FOOD BILLS—The Diet for the Food Dollar Plan How_to_control_food_bills_coverA plan to cope with rising food prices based on behavior modification using organized planning and informed shopping. The author, owner of a personal chef service for more than a decade, devised the plan to allow her to keep price quotes reasonable, maintain high quality, buy retailand still meet her bottom line. When she and friends tried it for their family provisioning, they saved both time and money. Includes over 100 pages of charts tips. tables, definitions, substitutions and other information, plus tips for success and incentives
Soft cover available on Amazon (7.5 9.25) PDF, .epub and .mobi available here.
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CAN I HELP ? – 104 Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners and Desserts to Make With Children Can_I_help-1
Selected adult recipes, which children enjoy, that require minimal kitchen skills, yet provide lots of work for small helping hands. This is an excellent bonding tool, as well as a good guide for the inexperienced cook or the young person who wants to learn to cook.
Soft cover available on Amazon. PDF, .epub and .mobi available here.
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BAKING BASICS AND OPTIONS BAKING BASICS COVER
This is the first book in a series on cooking fundamentals. It describes the basic ingredients needed for baking in general, and examines options for each whether for economic, medical, dietary, or geographic availability reasons.
Available in .epub and .mobi here and on Kindle.
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HOW TO UNDERSTAND CARBOHYDRATES – So They Don’t go to Waist CarbohydratesKindle (1)
This is the second book in the series on cooking fundamentals. It examines the body’s need for and use of carbohydrates; the difference between simple and complex carbohydrates and since nearly all foods contain them the best way to make what you eat, work for you not against you.
Available in .epub and .mobi here and on Kindle
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SAVVY SAUCES AND GRAVIES — How to Make Them and Make Them Work for YouSavyGravyKindle COVERThis is book three in the series on cooking fundamentals. It explains the difference between sauces and gravies, gives directions for making both, provides the definitions and uses of all types of sauces. It includes a detailed description of the famous French “Mother” sauces and follows their offspring onto the third generation. It also shows ways to create sauces simply and quickly.
Available in .epub and .mobi here and on Kindle
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THE MEAT STOP—How to Buy and Cook Lamb. Veal. Beef, Pork and Ham (New cover on order to come soon)MeatStopKindle
This is book four in the cooking fundamentals series. It describes how to buy different meats and optional ways to prepare the various cuts. Included are charts, temperature tables and cooking schedules.
Available in .epub and .mobi here
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THE POULTRY PLACE –All About the Birds We Serve Both Tame and Game PoultryPlaceKindle (2)
This is book five in the cooking fundamentals series. It examines the different types of poultry we cook both domestic and wild game. Included are descriptions of the merits of each and the various ways of preparing and cooking them.
Available in .epub and .mobi here
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ALL ABOUT SEAFOOD— How to Choose and Use Fish, Shellfish and Crustations SeafoodKindle (1)
A look at the different species and their merits as well as the distinction between salt and fresh water varieties of all types of seafood.
Soon to be available on .epub and .mobi
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SOME SAINT PATRICK’S DAY RECIPES –From Canapes to Coffee (Cover on order to come soon)SaintPatricksKindle (3)
How to choose, ways to cook and even easy directions to “corn” beef. Includes recipes for leftovers and for suggested sides, as well as desserts and Irish Coffee.
Soon to be available in .epub and .mobi here and now on Kindle.
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SPRING ROASTS FOR EASTER AND PASSOVER—With Seasonal Sides and Desserts cover
New twists on old favorites for today’s busy family, to make it easier to maintain old traditions.
Soon to be available in .epub and .mobi here and now on Kindle
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STRESS FREE RECIPES FOR MOTHERS’ DAY –Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners and Desserts Mothers_day_recipes_11
Easy, delicious adult dishes requiring only minimal kitchen skills but affording lots of opportunities for children to help in the preparation. Soon to be available on .epub and .mobi here.
Now available on Kindle
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Food Facts for MillennialsMillenialFoodFactsKindleThese books contain advice on how to choose and use all types of foods with illustrating recipes. There is information on buying and preparing meats, poultry, seafood; how to get the most value from carbohydrates; make the best decisions about baking ingredients and available options for dietary demands. To give any dish that finishing touch, there is a complete description of all sauces and gravies, from the classic to DIY and instructions on how to make them; again with recipe examples. These books are aimed at making all aspects of organizing meals easier, from menu planning through shopping, preparing, cooking, and serving. They can even assist you in reducing or simply monitoring your expenses.
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FREELilly Likes to Cook is a series of children’s cookbooks which follow a little girl as she discovers cooking can be fun. Based on the author’s actual experiences with children, each book contains a short story built around an easy child-friendly recipe requiring minimal kitchen skills. These books provide excellent bonding opportunities as well as being great remedies for “cabin fever”. We are happy to provide the first book in the series FREE of charge!
Making Molly’s CakeLillyCooks1Kindle (FREE BOOK) is the first book in the series LILLY LOVES TO COOK, based on actual experiences. This book contains a recipe for saving a cake that suffered in baking, or even changing leftovers into a new dessert.FREE – Download .epubDownload.mobi Cookies for an Uncle OverseasLillyCooks2Kindle (1) is the second book in the series LILLY LOVES TO COOK, based on actual experiences. It contains a simple 3 ingredient drop cookie recipe which, properly stored, stays fresh for weeks.
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Lilly Makes MeringuesLillyCooks3KindleLilly helps her older sister with a homework project, making meringues, for a class demonstration.
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The Meatball BoothLillyCooks4KindleLilly helps her Mother cook the meatballs to sell as sandwiches at her school fair. She learns that cooking for a crowd is different than for a family, but that it’s a great way to make friends if you ask others to help. Book contains directions for operating this type of project.
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The LuncheonLillyCooks4KindleLilly makes lunch for her visiting Grandmother and Aunt so her Mother can take her brother to school soccer team try-outs
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Dinner for TwoLillyCooks3KindleHere, Lilly and her older sister show their parents that they are responsible enough to care for themselves for an evening without a baby-sitter.
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Kabobs are Fun and Easy Kabobs are Fun and EasyKabobs Are Fun and Easy is the seventh book in the Lilly Likes to Cook series, Lilly helps her parents give a party for visiting relatives and learns that new situations can be intimidating but food can create a bridge to forming friendships. This book is different from the others in that it contains two recipes.
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Girl Scouts Get a Zebra Cake Girl Scouts Get a Zebra CakeGirl Scouts Get a Zebra Cake is the eighth book in the Lilly Likes to Cook series. This book is unique because it contains a craft activity as well as a no-cook cake recipe. Lilly’s troop is busy with a project for the town’s charity bazaar and Lilly makes them a reward when the work is done.
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Lilly Likes to cook, Books 1,2,3, Lilly Likes to cook, Books 1,2,3is a compilation of the first three books conveniently under one cover.
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Lilly Likes to Cook, Books 4,5,6, Lilly Likes to Cook, Books 4,5,6is a compilation of the second three books under one cover.
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