February 3, 2017– The Great American Pig Out, aka Super Bowl Sunday, is almost here. Game day parties and the quantities of food consumed at them rival Thanksgiving as Americans pull on their stretchy waistbands and dig in. Barbeque wings, pizza, chips and more are the tasty treats we’ll binge on. And dip. We’ll be chowing down tons of the stuff, literally. Which brings us to the point of this post: Look a these 2 beautiful books about dip and appetizers! You might think the recipes inside these titles are too much work for Big Game fare, but don’t let appearances fool you. Since food is at the forefront of our thoughts this weekend, why not go beyond opening a can of bean dip? Big Dips and Bites on a Board upgrade your snacking game:
Coloring books for adults are beautiful, bound line drawings ready for you to illuminate, so get your pens out and enjoy some me-time. Color alongside your kids or enjoy some down time to relieve stress, forget your worries and indulge the inner child in you! Animals, nature, dogs, abstract and whimsical images provide endless escape and imagination. Popular authors include Lulu Mayo, Thibault Domain, Jessie Kanelos Weiner, and Emma Farrarons. Coloring books for adults are perfect relaxing gift for someone who needs an easy, stress-free moment.
Edible Paradise: An Adult Coloring Book of Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables by Jessie Kanelos Weiner
A Million Dogs: Fabulous Canines to Color by Lulu Mayo
The Mindfulness Coloring Book: Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People by Emma Farrarons
Jungle Paradise by Lorna Scobie, $14.95
My Mystical Wonderland, Art therapy coloring book for creative minds, $14.95
Color me to Sleep by Lalcy Mucklow and Angela Porter1, $19.99
I draw on Cats, by A R Coffelt, $9.99
Set of 12 woodless colored pencils in a slim tin carry case, $16.75
Choose many more Coloring Books for Adults titles at Ann’s, and pick up a pretty set of the coloring pencils to go with your coloring book gift!
So if we’re talking about critters and Texas, can you guess what the “critter” is? Right…an Armadillo. Curious Critters Texas is a children’s book by David FitzSimmons that showcases our little armored friends. It’s also a perfect book for grandma to give the kids, and is sure to become their go-to favorite. Close up photography lets the kids study riveting details about North American mammals (Curious Critters) and other compelling creatures found in the Lone Start State (Curious Critters Texas). Each critter shares fascinating natural history and unique stories.
If you need something for a special guy, one of these food books for men fits the bill. He’ll enjoy a browse when he relaxes, or add to his night-stand collection of interesting books to leaf through. Whether he wants to try his hand at these recipes or just enjoy the stories and pictures, one of these is a gift he’ll enjoy (more than another tie).
Y’all Need This Book: The Definitive Guide to Being a Texan, by Jay Sauceda. This funny and engaging primer on how to be a Texan is filled with unique Texas history, language, culture and customs, enjoyable for Texans and wannabes, too. $19.99
Patio Pizzeria: Artisan Pizza and Flatbreads on the Grill, by Karen Adler and Judith Fertig. Lots of perfect homemade pizza recipes for cooking on the grill. $20
The Chili Cookbook: A History of the One-Pot Classic, with Cook-off Worthy Recipes from Three-Bean to Four-Alarm and Con Carne to Vegetarian by Robb Walsh. 60 mouth-watering chilis from easy slow-cooker suppers to stunning braised meat creations. $18.99
Eat Like a Man: The Only Cookbook a Man Will Ever Need by Ryan D’Agostino and David Granger. Collection of 75 recipes and food writing for men who like to eat, cook, and read about great food. $30
Firepit Cooking by Vanessa Bante. Family-friendly dishes over a backyard fire pit or at the campground, with 75 scrumptious recipes. $15.99
The Beer Book is a visual catalog of more than 800 breweries, whistle-stop beer trails, and key beer facts, an indispensable guide to the world’s favorite drink. $25
1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die. This latest volume in the acclaimed 1001 series supplies the connoisseurs’ scoop on ferreting out the best among an ever-increasing array of available brews. $36.95
Jerky Everything: Foolproof and Flavorful Recipes for Beef, Pork, Poultry, Game, Fish, Fruit, and Even Vegetables, by Pamela Braun. Encompasses not only a variety of dried meat snacks but also veggie and fruit jerkies. $19.95
Ann has a great selection of bunny books, perfect Easter gifts for kids. Choose from board books with touch/feel patches; picture books and story books with attached puppets! Young children will love these gifts and enjoy reading them over and over. Well known children’s authors make these books your grandkids are sure to love:
Jan Brett’s beautiful Easter Egg book has lovely pictures, intricate detail.
Nobunny’s Perfect by Anna Dewdney
Llama, Llama Easter Egg by Anna Dewdney, author of kids’ favorite Llama, Llama, Red Pajama
Where is Fluffy? board book
Farm Friends’ Busy Bunny board book comes with a plush bunny in a bunny-shaped box