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February 28th, 2010

Chili Cook-Off #1


Chili Cook-Off #1


$3.95


More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

The Red-Hot Chili Cook-Off


The Red-Hot Chili Cook-Off


$14.99


More Than the Chili’s Heating Up Cadillac, Texas Carlene Lovelle, co-owner of Bless My Bloomers lingerie shop, found a pair of fancy red-silk panties in her husband’s briefcase, and all hell is breaking loose. She custom-made those fancy bloomers herselfand she remembers the bimbo who bought them. If her husband had a lick of sense, he’d known there are no secrets in a town like Cadillac. Carlene’s cohortsand their mamasplan to exact revenge on Lenny Joe where it’ll hurt the most: break his ten-year winning streak at the prestigious Red-Hot Chili Cook-Off. Never before has a woman dared to compete. But the ladies of Bless My Bloomers are cooking up a storm…and it seems the whole town is taking sides in the showdown. Welcome to Cadillac, Texas, where the chili is hot, the gossip is hotter, and friends stick by each other, no matter what the challenge. Praise for The Blue-Ribbon Jalapeo Society Jubilee: “Hilarious…fast-paced…A high-spirited, romantic page-turner.” Kirkus “Humor and down-home charm make this a first-place prize winner.” RT Book Reviews , 4 Stars “In this laugh-out-loud read, bestselling Brown takes her expertise in writing top-notch cowboy romance novels to stir things up…among four female friends.” Booklist “Heartwarming and fun…Brown’s story reminded me of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe .” Long and Short Reviews

Revenge of the Chili Queens (A Chili Cook-off Mystery)


Revenge of the Chili Queens (A Chili Cook-off Mystery)


$3.95


The author of "Death by Devil s Breath" takes the chili cook-off circuit to southern Texas to prove that revenge is a dish best served hot . . . Everyone in San Antonio remembers the Alamo, but how many remember the Chili Queens? Back in the early twentieth century, these spicy senoras sold their lip-smacking chili in plazas all around the city. Now, as part of the Chili Showdown, Maxie and her half-sister, Sylvia, are dressing up as the Chili Queens to raise money for charity. But someone wasn t feeling too charitable toward a local troubadour, who is murdered at the fundraiser. When their friend Nick Falcone, head of security for the Showdown, actually becomes the prime suspect, it s up to Maxie and Sylvia to turn the heat up on a killer, who s planning a chili reception for them . . . INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES "

Chili Cook-Off in a Box: Everything You Need to Host a Chili Cook-Off


Chili Cook-Off in a Box: Everything You Need to Host a Chili Cook-Off


$3.95


The booklet will explain why chili cook-offs matter today and will describe the history of chili from pre-Columbian campfires to today’s vegan versions. It will give instructions on how to organize the event around themes, such as five-alarm, vegetarian, carnivore’s delight, red chili, green chili, etc., and will have profiles of chili cook-off winners with prize-winning recipes and tips. Also included in the kit are: – Sheet to Track Entries (name, type of chili, designated number) – Numbered Table Tents (so judges don’t know whose chili is whose) – Scorecards (rating taste, texture, appearance, creativity) – Judge Badges – Prize Ribbons for Contest Winners

Chopped: Season 30 Episode 1 - Chili Cook-Off


Chopped: Season 30 Episode 1 – Chili Cook-Off


$1.99


Chefs put their spin on a classic American dish in a chili challenge.

Death by Devil's Breath (A Chili Cook-Off Mystery)


Death by Devil’s Breath (A Chili Cook-Off Mystery)


$3.95


Cold-blooded murder can be hot as hell… In Las Vegas, the stakes are high–and so is the Scoville scale. Maxie Pierce and the Chili Showdown are in town for a very heated contest devoted to judging the legendary and notorious-for-being-self-combustible Devil’s Breath chili. The guest judges are casino performers with a taste for chili and an eye for publicity. Maxie is already going mad organizing the event, dealing with her snide half sister, Sylvia, and trying to figure out her hothead of security, Nick. But when a local hack comedian drops dead in the middle of the Showdown, it isn’t the spicy dish–it’s poison. And Maxie is going to have to shuffle through a full deck of suspects to pick out the culprit. INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES!

Chili-Lovers Ckbk


Chili-Lovers Ckbk


$3.95


Chili cook-off, prize-winning recipes and regional favorites. Best of chili cookery, from mild to fiery, with and without beans.

Chili Con Carnage


Chili Con Carnage


$2.99


Get a taste of justice in the first mystery in national bestselling author Kylie Logan’s Chili Cook-Off series! Romance is supposed to be the spice of life. But Maxie Pierce is so done with bad relationshipswell, almost. She just has to get rid of the latest loser, Roberto. Besides, she has more important things to worry about. Her daddy, Texas Jack Pierce, king of the chili cook-off circuit, has been missing for nearly six weeks now. In his place, she must team up with her irritating half sister, Sylvia, to promote the family business at the Taos Chili Showdown, to be judged by celebrity chef Carter Donnelly. But when Maxie discovers Roberto’s body in the chef’s traileronly hours after publicly breaking up with him while wearing a giant red chili pepper costumeshe suddenly finds she’s the one in the spotlight as the police pepper her with questions. Now this Chili Chick needs to kick up the search to catch the real killer and get back to finding her father… INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES!

No More Green Chili


No More Green Chili


$12.24


Not to brag, but I truly believe that my Mother is the best cook in the world. Bar none, she has a great heart when it comes to making her bestcuisine. Her specialty is green chili. In Spanish it’s pronounced chile verde. This homemade chili verde could be the main dish eaten at any givenmeal, but add a homemade tortilla and a side of frijoles (beans) or a side of fried potatoes or maybe mashed; it was a meal to die for. One of myfavorite dishes was smothered bean burritos. So anything you added to the green chili was always a feast The process of making the best dish in world comes quite simply by getting a pound of pork butt and cutting it into small one half inch squares. Thenfry the squares until they are golden brown. Using the grease from the fried pork you then brown the flour to make the gravy, add your green chili, preferably jalapenos, diced tomatoes, Mexican oregano, cominos, garlic salt, and of course salt and pepper. I can’t give it all away because then itwould be giving away an old family recipe and that would be taboo. Making great meals is a learned thing. By this I mean that Mom learned to make green chili from a Mexican woman from Guanajuato, Mexico back in1960. This is the year that Mom and Dad started a Mexican restaurant business in Denver. The restaurant was called Quintana Roo. Whoever ate her chili, always would craved for more. The neighboring kids would always hang around to see if Mom would roll them a quick burrito andthen they would walk away with the biggest smiles. In 1927 Great Grandfather Francisco Duran visited Henry, Manuelita and the kids prior to Mom’s birth. He shared with them a story about a humongousgarden that was full of green chili. Within this garden the chili was thriving, growing in abundance. Then one day the chili started dying off. Thegarden was over taken with weeds and eventually became nonexistent. The metaphor here is that Grandpa Francisco equated the garden to our nation andthe people who work, as the chili. When you take the chili out of the garden then your garden is dead. When you take the worker, laborer, bracero, miner, gardener, lumber jack out of our nation, you have nation that is dying. Who built the Great pyramids, The Panama Canal, the Empire StateBuilding, Hoover Dam, and that Golden Gate Bridge? Yes you’ve guessed it, the Chili Verde of our society. Have fun reading this book. The stories are real and only reflect a part of your history. We all need a little chili verde in our lives, so enjoyits flavor. May it be hot, medium or mild

Hot Dish 2 Cross Country Cook-Off


Hot Dish 2 Cross Country Cook-Off


$13.49


Travel around the good ole USA and master the flavors of each distinct region and impress the critics with the breadth and depth of your culinary acumen.  The stakes are raised as you compete against the country’s top chefs in the Gourmet Grande Prix!  Take to the road and hone your spatula against America’s rich diversity of local cuisine.  Jet off to the Big Apple and see how your cheese cake stacks up against the best in New York.  Duke it out in Dallas to make the best chili east of…

Cook Off!


Cook Off!


$11.99


Melissa McCarthy costars with an ensemble of comedy geniuses in a deliciously sly mockumentary about the fiery and fierce world of competition baking.

Revenge of the Chili Queens


Revenge of the Chili Queens


$7.99


National bestselling author Kylie Logan takes the chili cook-off circuit to southern Texas to prove that revenge is a dish best served hot… Everyone in San Antonio remembers the Alamo, but how many remember the Chili Queens? Back in the early twentieth century, these spicy seoras sold their lip-smacking chili in plazas all around the city. Now, as part of the Chili Showdown, Maxie and her half-sister, Sylvia, are dressing up as the Chili Queens to raise money for charity. But someone wasn’t feeling too charitable toward a local troubadour, who is murdered at the fundraiser. When their friend Nick Falcone, head of security for the Showdown, actually becomes the prime suspect, it’s up to Maxie and Sylvia to turn the heat up on a killer, who’s planning a chili reception for them… INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES!

The Trophy Kids Grow Up


The Trophy Kids Grow Up


$21.99


The first wave of the Millennial Generation—born between 1980 and 2001—is entering the work force, and employers are facing some of the biggest management challenges they’ve ever encountered. They are trying to integrate the most demanding and most coddled generation in history into a workplace shaped by the driven baby-boom generation. Like them or not, the millennials are America future work force. They are actually a larger group than the boomers—92 million vs. 78 million. The millennials are truly trophy kids, the pride and joy of their parents who remain closely connected even as their children head off to college and enter the work force. Millennials are a complex generation, with some conflicting characteristics. Although they’re hard working and achievement oriented, most millennials don’t excel at leadership and independent problem solving. They want the freedom and flexibility of a virtual office, but they also want rules and responsibilities to be spelled out explicitly. “It’s all about me,” might seem to be the mantra of this demanding bunch of young people, yet they also tend to be very civic-minded and philanthropic. This book will let readers meet the millennials and learn how this remarkable generation promises to stir up the workplace and perhaps the world. It provides a rich portrait of the millennials, told through the eyes of millennials themselves and from the perspectives of their parents, educators, psychologists, recruiters, and corporate managers. Clearly, the millennials represent a new breed of student, worker, and global citizen, and this book explores in depth their most salient attributes, particularly as they are playing out in the workplace. It also describes how companies are changing tactics to recruit millennials in the Internet age and looks at some of this generation’s dream jobs.

Bad Chili


Bad Chili


$9.99


Hap and Leonard is now a Sundance TV series. With his trademark knack for gut-busting laughter and head-splitting action, Joe R. Lansdale serves up a bubbling cauldron of murder and mayhem that only he could create. Hap Collins has just returned home from a gig working on an off shore oil rig. With a new perspective on life, Hap wants to change the way he’s living, and shoot the straight and narrow. That is until the man who stole Leonard Pine’s boyfriend turns up headless in a ditch and Leonard gets fingered for the murder. Hap vows to clear Leonard’s name, but things only get more complicated when Leonard’s ex shows up dead. To the police it is just a matter of gay-biker infighting, but to Hap and Leonard murder is always serious business, and these hit a little to close to home. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Wave-off!


Wave-off!


$32.16


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The Chili Cookbook :  A History of the One-Pot Classic, with Cook-Off Worthy Recipes from Three-Bean to Four-Alarm and Con Carne to Vegetari


The Chili Cookbook : A History of the One-Pot Classic, with Cook-Off Worthy Recipes from Three-Bean to Four-Alarm and Con Carne to Vegetari


$18.99


Buy The Chili Cookbook by Robb Walsh in Hardcover for the low price of 18.99. Find this product in Cooking > Courses & Dishes – Soups & Stews, Regional & Ethnic – American – Southwestern States, Specific Ingredients – Meat.

The Great Chili Kill-off


The Great Chili Kill-off


$26.18


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The Great Chili Kill-Off


The Great Chili Kill-Off


$12.99


Buy The Great Chili Kill-Off by Livia J. Washburn in Paperback for the low price of 12.99. Find this product in Fiction > Mystery & Detective – Cozy – General, Mystery & Detective – Women Sleuths.

Trophy Girl


Trophy Girl


$3.46


What would you do?You’re a NASCAR fan…pretty into it, thanks to your dad. You know a lot about the drivers, the tracks, the cars. Even though you try not to, you hear the rumors and see the off-track interviews. You know the reputation of the series champ, bad-boy Zander Torris. You know he’s devastatingly good looking, and charming to boot, but with a different piece of voluptuous, blonde eye candy on his arm every weekend, you have zilch respect for him. The only good thing you see in him is that he’s a very generous benefactor for the camp where you’re a nurse volunteer. So when he walks into your clinic, unannounced and unexpected, and asks you’girl-next-door, unglamorous you’to that evening’s benefactor’s dinner, what do you do? Hint, he’s not taking no for an answer, so be ready at 6? Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex and graphic language.

Trophy Wife


Trophy Wife


$2.99


From the New York Times bestselling author of Fooling Around comes a steamy novel about a pampered princess who’s starting overand the hot guy next door who knows exactly how to melt that tiara right off. Alison Davies used to just be a trophy wife. Now she’s just flat broke. Thanks to an ironclad prenup, she’s worse off than she was before the day she rushed down the aisle with a wealthy jerk eight years ago. After her steep fall from riches to rags, Alison refuses to shackle herself to any man who treats her like a possessionno matter how good he looks in a pair of well-worn jeans, or how his muscles ripple while he’s carrying her couch. Underneath his rugged exterior, Rob West is a gentleman. So when he sees his beautiful new neighbor moving in, he’s going to help her out no matter how loudly she protests. In fact, Alison’s determination to go it alone just strengthens his resolveand his desire to find out what makes her tick. But after one spur-of-the-moment tumble in the sheets, it’s clear that their connection goes way deeper. And that Rob won’t be happy until Alison surrenders to the passion they share. Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title. Praisefor Trophy Wife I like heroines who take charge of their lives and work for what they want. And that was Alison to a T. Badass Book Reviews Noelle Adamsspins an anything-but-predictable tale of two people who find themselves while they fall for each other. Heroes and Heartbreakers In Trophy Wife, two wayward hearts learn to trust themselves enough to lean on someone they love. Hines Bigham’s Literary Tryst [In Trophy Wife ,] stepping away from the allure of wealth was not a step down, but a major step up with pleasant surprises and improvements experienced. . . . Rob was a multitalented hunk. . . . Swoon. Books and Bindings Noelle Adams drops a romance that readers will fly through in a matter of hours. It’s perfectly layered with drama and lovable characters. . . . Add Trophy Wife to your ever growing to-read list right now! Lovey Dovey Books

Cook Your Butt Off!


Cook Your Butt Off!


$13.99


Turn the kitchen into your gym! #1 New York Times bestseller and celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito helps you stay ahead of your calorie intake by cooking healthy and delicious dishes–all sugar-, gluten-, and lactose-free–designed to burn more calories than they contain! Cardio Cooking is a uniquely engineered type of cooking formulated to help readers burn calories and lose weight while they cook. That’s right–for the first time, Rocco turns dinnertime into workout time, showing how to burn calories automatically in the kitchen. These delicious, easy-to-follow recipes were tested for calorie content and calorie burn. It includes 75 all new recipes based on foods that are sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, high in prebiotics/probiotics, high in fiber, and supportive of the body’s acid-alkaline balance. Whole foods grown locally and made at home equal whole body fitness. Complete with informative sidebars, tips, and tricks to help increase heart rate and physical activity during the cooking process. This book offers exactly what dieters need to cook their butts off!

Cook-Off America


Cook-Off America


$19.35


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