2012 NPR cookbook roundup AND additional shortlist recommendations « cookbooks for dinner Hold on to your hats! The NPR holiday cookbook roundup, my go-to guide for the overlooked gems, rightfully-hyped showstoppers, and perfect steals of the cookbook world is now out! In addition to the top 10 I chose for NPR, you’ll find here all the ones that I loved for one reason or another but couldn’t fit in the top ten. Board Game Design First Steps Once you've completed (at least tentatively) the analysis phase of the process, it's time to begin to design your board game. Because your board game will be only one part of some larger instructional environment, you have more freedom than is usual in instructional design and more opportunity to be creative. Anything that is not taught or reinforced well by your game will be taken care of by some other medium and format. Step 1: Content Analysis
The Bitten Word (Photos, clockwise from top left: Bar Pilar, Little Serow courtesy of The Washingtonian, Le Diplomate, Rose's Luxury) Here's something we've been meaning to do for years (literally years) on this blog: share our favorite places to eat in Washington, D.C. Our Nation's Capital is flooded with deliciousness these days. Over the years we've gladly answered readers' questions about where they should eat when they visit D.C. Right now, despite the chill in the air, Cherry Blossom season is upon us.
cheesecake Daring Bakers first: The April 2009 challenge is hosted by Jenny from Jenny Bakes. She has chosen Abbey's Infamous Cheesecake as the challenge. I was really excited by this month's challenge. We were given a basic cheesecake recipe and allowed to do whatever we wanted to it. I decided to make my cheesecake for dessert on Easter, so I wanted something Springy. And what's more Springy than lemon?! Board Game Design Note from Peter Morrison: A friend of mine encouraged me to write this history of VIKTORY II so that players could see the metamorphosis of the game concept over time and also for the benefit of other gamers that were thinking of independently developing a board game. Hopefully, this might help someone else avoid some of the pitfalls along the way. The initial inspiration came in March/April of 2003. There were two main influences:
The kitchen spa Help your skin survive unpredictable weather with these two essential steps: exfoliation and moisturization. Skin-cell buildup leads to dryness, poor circulation and blemishes. Exfoliation eliminates these dead cells, revealing fresh skin that is better able to absorb moisture. And guys, take note: While men’s skin tends to be oilier than women’s, men may be more prone to epidermal dehydration. Food: Avocado Purpose: Moisturizer
Mini Butterfinger Cheesecakes Mini Butterfinger Cheesecakes ~ Small in size, big in flavor, this no-bake cheesecake is flecked with gold and is likely to produce to euphoric food high. Okay, I lie. It’s flecked with a sweet and salty combination of crushed Butterfingers and pretzels throughout the peanut butter cheesecake portion and is bottomed-out with a crust made of the same crushed combo. Butterfinger No-bake Cheesecake Remember when I was on a run of these no-bake cheesecakes a year ago?