True, cast iron is old; it's been around since the Middle Ages.And it is heavy. No one can dispute that even a small, cast-ironpot has a heft to it that no other cookware has. Nevertheless,cast-iron cookware has a place in today's kitchens, and thatdoesn’t mean simply hanging on the wall for decoration. Castiron has much to offer modern-day cooks; it's easy to use, easy tocare for, economical, versatile, and durable, and let's face it, ithas a nostalgic appeal that no other cookware has. But morecompelling than all those reasons is that it's a great cookwarethat makes great food. In fact, most cast-iron cooks will tell youthat food cooked in cast iron tastes better than food cooked inanything else!
Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies is for those cooks who maywant to inject a little adventure and variety into their cooking.If you've never even thought of using cast-iron cookware, or youhave a few cast-iron pots lying around, you'll discover all youneed to know about making great food using cast iron. Here just asampling of what you'll find in Cast-Iron Cooking ForDummies:Selecting the right cast-iron cookware for youSeasoning a new cast-iron panCaring for your cast-iron cookwareDiscovering techniques to enhance your cast-iron cookingEnjoying cast-iron cooking in the Great OutdoorsTons of delicious recipes, from main and side dishes todesserts and international dishesTop Ten lists on ways to make your cast-iron cookware lastlonger, the best dishes suited for cast iron, and tips forachieving success in cast-iron cooking
So, whether you're a cooking novice or an experienced chef, youcan find plenty of enjoyment from cooking with castiron – and Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies canshow you the way.
Latin For Dummies takes you back for a quick jauntthrough the parlance of ancient Rome, as well as discussing theprogress of Latin into church language, and its status today as the“dead” language that lives on in English, Spanish,Italian, and most other Western tongues. Written for those withzero prior knowledge of Latin, this snappy guide puts the basics atyour fingertips and steers clear of the arcane, schoolmarmstereotype of endless declensions and Herculean translations.Easy-to-understand sections describe:Latin you already knowGrammarPronunciationLatin in actionLatin in lawLatin in medicineLatin for impressing your friendsAnd much more
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Designed to introduce and familiarize you with the languagerather than make you the next Cicero, Latin For Dummiesgives you all the tools you need to work at your own pace to learnas much or as little as you like. So noli timere (no-leetih-may-reh) – “have nofear” – and carpe diem (“pick upLatin For Dummies today”)!
Get proven advice on how to take care of even the toughest pet stains and odors. From carpets to hardwood floors, crates to cars, this handy guide gives you practical solutions for all types of pet cleanup chores.
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So when everyone has an opinion and most of the books on themarket deal with specific aspects on adoption or particular typesof adoptions, where do you turn to for reliable information?Start with Adoption For Dummies.
The great thing about this guide is that you decide whereto start and what to read. It’s a reference you can jump intoand out of at will. Just head to the table of contents or theindex to find the information you want. Each part of AdoptionFor Dummies covers a particular aspect of adoption,including:Answering the basic adoption questions – Howmuch does it cost? Who’s involved? How long does it take?What do I need to know that I don’t know to ask? Andmore.Getting started – and figuring out what stepsyou have to take.Dealing with birthmothers andbirthfathers – and why, even though they may not bepart of your life, they’re still important to you.Confronting the issues adoptive familiesface – issues from sharing the adoption story withyour child, to answering your child's questions about hisbirthparents, to handling rude family members who treat your childdifferently than her cousins.Finding help – from books, resources, andsupport groups.
No adoption book – at least no adoption bookthat you can carry around without a hydrauliclift – can tell you everything there is to knowabout adoption. What Adoption For Dummies tells you is whatyou need to know, all in an easy-to-use reference.
Be prepared! This must-have guide gives you everything you need to identify injuries, determine the proper steps to take, and when you need to contact your vet.
Find out:What first-aid supplies you should always have on handHow to approach and examine an injured animalThe best way to check vital signs and what to do nextWhat to do when your pet is chokingWhere and how to apply pressure to stop bleedingTreatments for trauma, shock, and seizuresPoison identification, removal, and treatment strategiesTips on the best ways to give medicationsHow to soothe burns, treat wounds, and use splints on breaks and sprains
This revised and refreshed third edition of Knitting ForDummies features new knitting patterns, refreshed andadditional projects, a new bibliography and suppliers list, andimproved step-by-step knitting instructions. Plus, from the book,you can access step-by-step instructional videos online that enableyou to see and practice the knitting techniques found in thebook.
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Experienced and novice knitters alike can benefit from thestep-by-step instructions and informative videos included in thisnew edition of Knitting For Dummies!
Want to make crate-training easer for your dog—and yourself? This practical guide gives you the latest information on the most positive and successful way to use a crate to train your dog. Whether you are using a crate to housebreak your dog or for safer travelling, this guide tells you everything you need to know.
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