Set in the same world as The Promise of Amazing , this smart, surprising, and romantic follow-up to Robin Constantine's debut novel follows two New Jersey teens as they become friends and fall in love. Perfect for fans of Sarah Mlynowski, Jenny Han, and Morgan Matson. Madison Pryce thinks she's got everything figured outshe's working on a portfolio for a summer art program and hanging with her friends. Plus she has her hot boyfriend, Zach. But then a visit from a family friend turns Maddie's life upside down. Jesse McMann is still reeling from a breakup that shattered his heart and his band. Then pride (and some goading from his bass player and fellow barista) forces him to find a new drummerand the inspiration to write music again. Kismet arrives in the unlikely form of Grayson Barrett, who tries out for Jesse's band, and whose girlfriend is BFFs with the cute girl who orders a chai latte after yoga every Thursday: Maddie. What Jesse and Maddie thought they knew about the secrets of attraction and the rules of romance changes once they start falling for each other.
When the perfect treat is bite-sized, these mini cupcakes fit the bill. Created by two expert bakers and caterers, they feature an amazing array of irresistible flavor combinations, from rich, melt-in-your-mouth custard varieties to tiny tiramisu. But whether sophisticatedly sweet, decadently daring, or sharp and spicy, they're great to make, attractive to display, and endless fun to eat. Serve them at children's parties, at afternoon teas, at barbecues, and (especially when dressed up in a fancy liner) at a swanky soiree. Begin with some basics, like Yellow Cake, Very Vanilla, and Cocoa Chocolate cupcakes, frosted with various types of buttercream, cream cheese, salted caramel, meringue, ganache, and royal icings--plus fillings, like Chantilly Cream. Then pull out the bowls and the mixer, and start heating up the oven for everyday treats like Minty Minis, Chocolate Banana cupcakes, and Lemon Angel Food with Coconut and Blueberries. Or go for a gourmet goodie: small beauties like Petite Pecan Pie, Pineapple and Green Tea, or Cherry Marzipan. Some recipes are made just for a special occasion, like birthdays, engagements, anniversaries, and holidays. Try "Capture My Heart," frosted with fondant, for Valentine's Day; Halloween bites with marshmallow "ghosts"; and a mini-cupcake bouquet of pink roses for Mother's Day. Or, for something more savory, indulge in Cornmeal & Avocado; Sweet Potato, Pea & Curry; or Blue Cheese & Spinach Nibbles--they'd make wonderful hors d'oeuvres! This collection offers just the right sprinkling of inspiration, good ideas, and tips and tricks any home baker needs.
Throughout Maya Angelou's life, from her childhood in Stamps, Arkansas, to her world travels as a bestselling writer, good food has played a central role. Preparing and enjoying homemade meals provides a sense of purpose and calm, accomplishment and connection. Now in "Hallelujah The Welcome Table, " Angelou shares memories pithy and poignant-and the recipes that helped to make them both indelible and irreplaceable. Angelou tells us about the time she was expelled from school for being afraid to speak-and her mother baked a delicious maple cake to brighten her spirits. She gives us her recipe for short ribs along with a story about a job she had as a cook at a Creole restaurant (never mind that she didn't know how to cook and had no idea what Creole food might entail). There was the time in London when she attended a wretched dinner party full of wretched people; but all wasn't lost-she did experience her initial taste of a savory onion tart. She recounts her very first night in her new home in Sonoma, California, when she invited M. F. K. Fisher over for cassoulet, and the evening Deca Mitford roasted a chicken when she was beyond tipsy-and created Chicken Drunkard Style. And then there was the hearty brunch Angelou made for a homesick Southerner, a meal that earned her both a job offer and a prophetic compliment: "If you can write half as good as you can cook, you are going to be famous." Maya Angelou is renowned in her wide and generous circle of friends as a marvelous chef. Her kitchen is a social center. From fried meat pies, chicken livers, and beef Wellington to caramel cake, bread pudding, and chocolate eclairs, the one hundred-plus recipes included here are all tried and true, and come from Angelou's heart and her home. "Hallelujah The Welcome Table "is a stunning collaboration between the two things Angelou loves best: writing and cooking. "From the Hardcover edition."
Exam Board: AQA, Edexcel, OCR & WJEC Level: KS3 Subject: English First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: June 2018 Get straight to the heart of Shakespeare's Macbeth ; students' confidence and understanding develop faster as they explore the plot, themes and Shakespeare's language, which is supported throughout this abridged play text from Globe Education. This title: - Reduces the length of the play by a third, while preserving the intricacies of the plot, enabling students to engage with the whole story in the class time available - Builds understanding of Shakespeare's language by providing a detailed glossary alongside the text for quick and easy reference, plus a range of language-focused activities - Offers a tried-and-tested approach to introducing Shakespeare, based on Globe Education's shortened 'Playing Shakespeare' productions that have been seen and appreciated by over 150,000 students - Helps students form their own personal responses to Shakespeare's Macbeth , stimulated by stunning photographs from Globe productions and questions that reflect on context, characters and themes - Lays the foundations for GCSE success by including activities that target the skills needed for the assessment objectives Free teacher support Shorter Shakespeare: Macbeth is supported by free online teaching resources for each scene: - Teaching notes with guidance on how to approach the scene - Practical group activities to use in the classroom - Questions on language, context, themes, character and performance - Web links to extra resources including photographs from Globe productions, interviews with actors and contextual information This title is also accompanied by 10 video clips from Globe Education's shortened 'Playing Shakespeare' production of Macbeth .