Thursday, October 17, 2013

Over the Counter # 184

What books caught my eye this week as they passed over the library counter and under my scanner? Food and drink this week - it was close to lunch time! ;)

First up was Noodlemania! 50 Playful Pasta Recipes by Melissa Barlow.

From the publisher Quirk Books:

"Kids love pasta! It’s fun, easy to make, and good to eat. Noodlemania! serves up 50 great recipes to play with in the kitchen, from crazy-cute Super Stuffed Slugs and Ladybug Salad to savory Totally Tortellini Kabobs and Big Fat Cheesy Shells. It even has recipes for sweet desserts and snacks, like Sweet Ramen Trail Mix and Crunchy Cinnamon Noodle Ice Cream Sundaes.
Noodlemania! also teaches basic math skills and includes fun pasta trivia. How many thousands of years ago was the word noodle first used? What is the world record for the largest meatball ever? Let your kids have fun in the kitchen while sharpening their cooking skills with Noodlemania!"

And something for adults - Poptails by Erin Nichols.

From the publisher Ulyssess Books:

"Ice pops — those colorful, on-a-stick, frozen delights — are making a huge comeback. But this time it’s as gourmet creations with specially inspired ingredients. As one sees in this gorgeous full-color cookbook, you can take them to an even higher level of originality by giving them a taste of alcohol for a grown-up kick. Poptails serves up 60 playful, party-friendly recipes that will put the happy in happy hour. With step-by-step instructions and helpful photos, Poptails shows how easy it is to transform favorite flavors like pineapple into boozy frozen desserts like piƱa colada. You will be amazed at the wide selection of delicious, from lemon verbena vodka and peach prosecco to rum daiquiri and watermelon margarita. The ultimate addition to the hip host’s library of tricks, these cocktail-inspired creations are just the thing to surprise and impress partygoers who appreciate a frosty cold treat with a flavorful zing of booze."

(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come to the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But...I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!) 

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

Poptails looks great for the summer!