I love the Vegetarian Epicure—it’s still one of my favorite cookbooks. This new one, all soups, any time, any season, is wonderful and the 160 enticing recipes may charm even a die-hard carnivore. She also has recipes for breads, dips and spreads, salads and a collection of desserts, as well as sample menus at the start of each chapter that make it easy to plan a full meal. Before it gets too hot again, try some cool weather soups; perfect to keep in the fridge and warm up for lunch or dinner. - Gayle
Mia the ballerina kitten stars in this whimsical retelling of the favorite Christmas ballet "The Nutcracker, " in which she is transported into the role of Clara in this clever tale within a tale. Full color.