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Lobacious Lobster: Decadently Super Simple Recipes

Finally, lobster goes “lobacious,” which sounds downright sexy!  If merely thinking about lobster… fresh, tender, and juicy, then dipped in melted butter… makes your taste buds sing, then taking your first bite of these recipes will hit the high notes!

Savoring lobster’s decadence need not be relegated to an occasional restaurant outing or visit to a coastal lobster pound.  We can gobble up these crustacean “buggas” very easily in our homes, especially with the ease of finding lobsters and lobster meat in supermarkets or shipped overnight via the Internet.

In our usual style, we now share nearly 200 Super Simple recipes and 100 photos with you now.  Whether you want to pull off a backyard or stovetop clam bake or wow your guests with elegant appetizers, tapas, salads, soups, entrées, baked items, side dishes or desserts, Lobacious Lobster fully focuses on this favorite food.

Whip up classics in your kitchen, like Smooth-As-Silk Lobster Bisque, Out-of-this-World Lobster Macaroni and Cheese, Lobster BLT Salad, Lobster-Double-Stuffed Lobster, Maine Lobster Lasagna, and Lobaciously Lazy Lobster.  You’ll also find fantabulous new treasures, like Crispy Croquettes of Lobster, Lobster Bloody Mary, Cheesy Lobster Biscuits, Super Simple Lobster Amazing Dip, Sassy Seafood Crisp, Scalloped Lobster Stuffies, Lobacious Grilled Cheese, Cannelloni Cape Elizabeth, and so much more.

Easy and awesome… like all our Keep It Super Simple cookbooks!  Naturally, you’ll find our popular “Bonus Info,” including lobster factoids, tips, quotations, and where to find some awesome lobster pounds, markets, and restaurants.

The Bimbo Has Brains

We’re dashing double standards, stomping on stereotypes, and poking at the politics of LOVE.   This 2017 nonfiction work is a fast, fun read, despite many of the serious, straight-from-the-heart messy mazes that everyone must navigate to not only survive, but thrive in this crazy place called Life.

Both the author’s own Life Lessons and those of many colleagues and friends from over the years illuminate some secrets we can all simply do better, while celebrating successful strategies.   The Bimbo Has Brains also hits hard on cheaters, liars, and other players who create “stresspools” for other people, and she reveals how to avoid them.

Other revelations include ways to score the Intimacy High Five, a Jeff Foxworthy-style twist on “Why You Might Be a Control Freak,” how to turn great expectations into super successes, ways to dial down anger levels, reasons sensual beats sexual, immediately applicable aspects to unconditional love, and giving genuine forgiveness.

Also, check out the amazing companion book, The Golf Pro Has Heart, written by golf pro John A. Gehrisch.

Cathy wrote the Foreword for his book, which focuses on a secret formula Gehrisch has uncovered to have a happy, loving, long-term relationship.  He also includes plenty of fun golf stories that are pleasing to golfers and non-golfers alike.

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A Dangerous Book for Dogs

Eat this book!  Bury it, hide it, or give it to another favorite canine pal, but this full-color edition of “A Dangerous Book for Dogs” should not be allowed to fall into the paws of humans.  Don’t reveal all the goodies that Bandit, a fabulous “Furever” dog, has compiled for your eyes only.  Here it is… the definitive collection of training tips, human behavior modification techniques, and super secrets to happiness… all from his own experiences and those of his buddies.  It’s all here to make your human healthier and happier.  This fast read zooms you to the top and making your humans the best on the block… with improvement ideas to make them better at napping, playing, giving you goodies, and more.

You’ll learn why humans are so dog-gone tough to understand sometimes and how to deal with the “name game.”  The secrets are revealed… no more guessing about how to get the instant belly rub or toy or doors opened and closed on our command.  Also within these scrumptious pages are plenty of delightful stories, illustrating how we dogs are more adept at many skills, such as experiencing changes, being kind and loyal, and loving unconditionally.  Get ready for fun, fur, and frivolous giggles.  Plus Bandit includes four FREE Bonus Treats… “Food & Treat Safety,” “More Secrets to Happiness,” “Great Resources,” and “Careers for Dog Lovers.”  Bandit says you deserve these goodies because you’ve been so good!

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A Dangerous Book for Dogs

This is the full-color, special edition of the above book.  You’ll get every treat, every tip, every tidbit.  Every photo is included, but this edition features the nearly 150 photographs in full color.  While color printing makes this edition more expensive, true Bandit fans will love having all the pictures of Bandit, Jeeter, and all of Bandit’s other pals, both canine and human, in beautiful color.  The cover photographs differ, but the text in both editions match exactly.  You also get all Bandit’s FREE Bonus Treats.

Miles-Mannered Man

Dog Days in the Life of the Miles-Mannered Man

This collection of tall tales, wagging tails, and tantalizing treats is penned from the paw of one amazing dog… Miles.  Letters to his human away at school evolved into a paws-itively riotous romp that will have every dog fancier howling.  Miles wins hearts with his fantastical, first-hand accounts of Life as it is and always should be.  The Miles-Mannered Man reveals life through the eyes of a dog, complete with his mischievous but gentle manner shining through on every page.  From training the Federal Express delivery personnel to sneaking into a Marriot hotel, the adventures of Miles, a real-life rescued Newfoundland.  A fast, fun read for canine fans, Dog Days in the Life of The Miles-Mannered Man dishes up poignant, utterly relatable observations, hysterical antics, and purely canine philosophies we all can follow.  In addition to the 40+ regular chapters of warm, furry fun with some of his favorite tales, Miles also includes 4 FREE BONUS TREATS in every copy of his paperback… because you’ve been good.  Extra Treat #1 looks at Presidential Pooches and other various pets who have graced our nation’s First Families.  Extra Treat #2 shares the collected stories of a wide variety of famous and heroic dogs.  Extra Treat #3 serves up more than twenty of Miles’ favorite recipes, though he admits his humans prepare them far better than he.  Extra Treat #4 is one of his favorites… Dog Jokes and Quotes with the Miles Paw of Approval.

 

 

Of the Same Blood

Of the Same Blood:  Your Eurasian Heritage – My Personal Story

Revealing far more than a typical memoir, this non-fiction gem reveals the strength of human character under tumultuous challenges.  These are true stories of struggle and survival in a family that merged two strong, but diverse cultures, endured extreme challenges, and rose victorious from the ashes.  Marjorie Rowe Gulumian wanted her grandchildren to know their backgrounds.  Her wisdom provides great perspective and offers hope in a world still filled with too much hatred and ignorance.  Now her granddaughter, Cathy Burnham Martin, revives Marjorie’s stories and memories for future generations.  Imagine a mother’s crisis, grabbing the hands of two young boys and running over Mount Ararat to escape the ongoing massacre of Armenians at the hands of marauding Turks.  Grasp being disowned by a family filled with prejudice and misunderstanding right at the start of the Great Depression.  Picture raising three babies in a 3rd floor apartment with no running water.  Cheer as they endure, evolve, and emerge victorious, showing their world with loving motivation.  Of the Same Blood illuminates Marjorie Rowe Gulumian’s beliefs that family comes first and that together we can do anything and be anything we chose.

 

 

FrontBookCoverHealthy Thinking Habits

Find out fast what a “Can Do” spirit can do for you and how to make it your own!  Learn how to turn trouble into personal triumph, just as the author did.  Cathy Burnham Martin delivers simple action steps to help you overcome inner conflicts and take back your life!  Initially featured in work along with Deepak Chopra and Billy Blanks, Cathy Burnham Martin’s Healthy Thinking Habits are finally available on their own.  SASS, her acronym for Seven Attitude Skills Simplified, directly impacts our quality of life in a superb way.   Packed with terrific tips and timeless secrets, this breakthrough book empowers readers with keys to get back in control in a crazy world and conquer the struggle for self-worth and confidence.   “Healthy Thinking Habits” is a fast read… serving up the seven skills as vital “P” vitamins to help you power start each day, while becoming your personal best.  Relish the empowerment, planning, perspective, positive actions, persistency, poise, and passion.  She also shares the 10 Confidence Commandments to help you get the most out of your physical strength, initiative, character, knowledge, commitment, steadiness, teamwork, expectation, perseverance, and sportsmanship while becoming your personal best.

 

 

The_Ronald_Cover_for_KindleThe Ronald: Daydreams, Wonderments & Other Ponderings

Through personal poetry, pictures, and prose, these pages bring to life some of the author’s favorite memories of her relationship with Ron Martin, a.k.a. The Ronald.  Few people in this world ever get a fantasy glimpse of their life illustrated in such an elegant, eloquent manner.  This intimate journey illustrates playfulness, passions, and places, while reflecting on their many adventures, celebrations, and friends.  Take a fantastical trip with The Ronald, as seen through Cathy’s gleefully rose-colored glasses.   It marks the flip-side, “The Zonald,” which exposes that Zon emerges opposite Zen.  Yet love endures through trials and his inner demons.

 

 

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Dockside Dining-Round One

Dockside Dining:  Round One

Let’s break out the barbeque!  Dockside Dining delivers dozens of original recipes that make creative dining Super Simple for weekend warriors, die-hard boaters, and backyard grillers.  Developed for those who love life on the waterways, these goodies work for anyone who wants easy cooking.  Many recipes provide make-ahead tips; others are perfect for last-minute preparations.  With more than 170 recipes, whether you are on the boat, dock, or deck, you now have lots of tasty options to take you from breakfast and lunch to Happy Hour and dinner… and beyond.

 

Dockside Dining-A Second Helping

Dockside Dining: A Second Helping

This book is packed with dozens more great original recipes that are perfect for easy preparations dockside, on a boat, in your back yard, or tailgating.  Volume 1 (Dockside Dining: Round 1) got things started, and Volume 2 (Dockside Dining: A Second Helping) brings additional super ideas for meals and snacking, solo grilling and big get-togethers.  Get one, or get them both… either way you’ll have a great collection of Super Simple recipes to make your deck-side or dockside dining sizzle.

 

Front CoverDockside Dining:  Back for Thirds

After hits with Dockside Dining “Round One” and “A Second Helping,” this third volume delivers nearly 200 more recipes!  All recipes are designed to make you shine, whether you’re preparing food for two or a crowd… on board, at the dock, on a deck, or in your home kitchen, these tried and true dishes set you up for success while keeping preparations Super Simple.  Following the Keep It Super Simple approach to preparation, nearly 200 more recipes give you tried-and-true dishes that delight.  Must-have appetizers and tapas ideas, yummy brunch fixins’, lazy day lunch hits, scrumptious salads, a wide range of incredible entrees, super sides, and your just desserts abound within the pages of this convenient 5×8” paperback (or full-color digital edition) cookbook.

 

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Fifty Years of Fabulous Family Favorites

Volume 1: Starters, Sippers & Sweets

Volume 1 of “Fifty Years of Fabulous Family Favorites” delivers delicious recipes to serve as appetizers or tapas, beverages, and a variety of desserts and sweet treats.  Most recipes hail from many decades ago, while others were created more recently.  Rev up your taste buds with some 200 family favorite recipes from the author’s immediate family and extended family, with emphasis on keeping it Super Simple.

 

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Fifty Years of Fabulous Family Favorites

Volume 2:  Brunch, Lunch & Entrees

Volume 2 in this 3-volume set brings a wide array of recipes to serve for brunch, lunch, or dinner.  Hailing from the author’s immediate and extended family, recipes date back more than five decades.  Time-tested classics and delicious variations delight your taste buds and add unique twists to your recipe collection.  More than 200 recipes give you Super Simple options for easy, yet creative options to serve from dawn till dark.  The vast majority are Super Simple recipes with short ingredient lists and easy preparation. Enjoy yummy recipes for a quiet breakfast or brunch for a crowd, light lunches or buffets, and entrees from vegetables, pasta, and seafood to poultry, beef, pork, and more.

 

Volume 3

Fifty Years of Fabulous Family Favorites

Volume 3: Sides, Soup, Salad, Snacks, Etc

Volume 3 rounds out the “Fifty Years of Fabulous Family Favorites” collection with a wide array of vegetables and other side dishes, plus scrumptious soups, salads, sauces, snacks, baked items, and more.  This collection completes the 3-part series with 200 recipes from the author’s immediate and extended family.  We selected these favorite recipes for their time-tested success and easy preparation, making them perfect for our goal to Keep It Super Simple.

 

 

Cranberry Cooking

Cranberry Cooking

The Keep It Super Simple kitchens celebrate the zesty vitality in this crunchy, little, historic fruit with dozens of delightfully delicious, hand-selected recipes.  Whether you want to put some pizazz in a superb appetizer, pack the “pow” in brunch or breakfast, zest up a refreshing beverage, or nestle them into a tangy pie or other sumptuous dessert, “yum” comes to mind with these seasonal beauties.  Cranberry Cooking serves up over 100 scrumptious and super simple cranberry recipes in this edition of the Keep It Super Simple Super Series.

 

 

Champagne

Champagne! Facts, Fizz, Food & Fun

Pop some sensational sparkle into your celebrations with FACTS that turn champagne secrets into super simple tips to make you shine.  Add some FIZZ with dozens of sparkling beverage ABCs… amazing bubbly concoctions to whet your whistle with style.  Serve up FOOD with dozens of yummy recipes that are perfect to serve with champagne for occasions from brunch to holiday parties.  You’ll find recipes for delightful dips, fabulous fruits, sensational seafood, mouthwatering meats and much more!  Finish it all off with lots of FUN via champagne quotes that range from historical to hysterical.  Plus enjoy plenty of decadent and delicious champagne pairings.

 

 

 

 

 

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