Items: Holly Becker's Decorate Workshop and Aida Mollenkamp's Keys to the Kitchen From: Chronicle Books Value: $62.50
Chronicle Books is giving away two of their hottest new Fall titles: signed copies of Aida Mollenkamp's Keys to the Kitchen and Holly Becker's Decorate Workshop. Both books will inspire you to decorate and entertain in whole new ways with creative tips from these style-savvy experts.
From blogger to bestselling author, Holly Becker brings you fresh ideas and endless inspiration. As the founder and editor of her blog, Decor8, she's gained loads of knowledge in planning and executing home decorating projects of all sorts. In Decorate Workshop, Holly takes you through the complete decorating process in 8 creative steps. Covering everything from creating a mood board to planning a sensible budget, Decorate Workshop is a valuable planner for any home stylist.
Ever wish you could just wing it in the kitchen instead of slavishly following recipes? As any pro will tell you, the confidence to improvise in the kitchen is easy to attain — just learn the basics first. In Keys to the Kitchen, her new cookbook from Chronicle Books, food expert Aida Mollenkamp teaches you techniques and gives tips on how to cook from the hip. The result is cheaper, healthier and tastier food — that's also easier to cook.
Aida includes priceless tips on various topics, like what not to buy, ideal kitchen layout, prep techniques and other foundational basics that some of us (ahem) could use a refresher on (ie. we never learned them). She also includes a bevy of intriguing recipes that will take you from morning to midnight, including: Toasted Walnut Pancakes with Red-Eye Maple Syrup; Roasted Beet Salad with Creamy Caraway Dressing; Shrimp Simmered in Garlicky Beer Sauce; Brussels Sprouts with Lemony Horseradish Sauce; and Pistachio Carrot Cake with Brown Sugar-Cream Cheese Frosting. Above all, Aida aims to combine the art and science of cooking to show us how to cook from the hip.
How to Enter Please fill out the form below for your chance to win. The contest begins Thursday, November 29, 2012, and ends Friday, December 21, 2012, at 11:59pm E.T. We will choose one lucky winner at random (Check out the Official Rules here). This form has been deactivated and is closed for any further submissions. Images: Chronicle Books