Bart King Signing at Layton (UT) Barnes & Noble

Mischief fans of Utah, rejoice! Bart King, author of The Pocket Guide to Mischief, will be in Utah on May 14, signing copies of the book hailed by Publisher's Weekly as a "primer for merry-prankster wannabes." Don't miss your chance to see The Mischief Man live and in color!

Bart will be signing The Pocket Guide to Mischief at the Barnes & Noble in Layton (1780 N Woodland Park Dr.) on Wednesday, May 14, from 6-8 PM. Be there or be square!

Correct Ice Cream Cone Instructions from Everyday Raw by Matthew Kenney

Ice Cream Cones
11/4 cups flax meal
3/4 cup chopped pear
1/2 cup young coconut meat
21/4 teaspoons lemon juice
11/4 cups water
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Blend all ingredients in Vita-Mix until smooth. Spread thinly into 5 to
6-inch rounds on dehydrator Teflex sheets. Dehydrate 56 hours until dry but
very pliable. Remove from Teflex sheets and shape each round into cones;
press edges together. If needed, use paper clips to secure the edges. Place
cones on dehydrator screens and dehydrate for 24 more hours until crisp.

Yodeler Wylie Gustafson on Conan O'Brien

Conan learns how to yodel with help from Wylie Gustafson, author of How to Yodel: Lessons to Tickle Your Tonsils and Funnybone. A great April Fool's Day episode!

It's Wedding Season

Author Jennifer Adams talks about her book "Wedding Showers," just in time for peak wedding season.


Serving up some Italian at BEA

Chef Leonardo Curti and Author James Fraioli will be serving up samples of delicious Italian food, recipes from their upcoming title Food Festivals of Italy, at the Cookbook Expo portion of BookExpo America. The two men will also be signing copies of their successful Trattoria Grappolo during their 1-hour presentation scheduled for Saturday, May 31 at 1 p.m.


Tried and Tested

Last week I tried my hand at a new recipe from 101 Things to Do with a Cake Mix. The recipe was Upside Down German Chocolate Cake and it was DELISH! I chose to make one little alteration... I added a tub of coconut/pecan frosting to the top of the cake to enhance the gooey-ness (and cover up the fact that the cake fell while baking ... that cream cheese mixture decided to bubble up and over, making the top of the cake not so pretty).

Even though it wasn't the prettiest cake, it certainly was a hit here at the office!! And goes to show ... looks aren't everything, it's what's on the inside that counts!

What are some of your favorite recipes from a Gibbs Smith cookbook? Leave a comment and share them with everyone!


Susan Hershman goes live

Author of House Colors, Susan Hershman, is set to appear tonight on Talk Show Live in San Francisco promoting her architectural design book. With spring home improvements in the air, House Colors is the perfect companion when seeking out the perfect exterior paint color based on the architecture of your home.


Book Trailer: The Pocket Guide to Mischief by Bart King

Here Comes Molly!

Molly O'Shaughnessy author of Just Write: The Art Of Personal Correspondence will be doing a book signing event at Watermark Books in Wichita Kansas on May 10 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Mark your calendars as this event will be one not to miss!