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Books Say Happy Holidays Best

Books Say Happy Holidays Best

Books Say Happy Holidays Best, and Page-A-Day® along with all imprints in the Workman Publishing family have the best gifts for everyone on your list this holiday season. Each imprint selected its most giftable titles across ten categories, from bestselling fiction titles to mouthwatering cookbooks to our selection of crafty and coloring books. Whatever your flavor, you’re sure to find it here.

Good and CheapIt’s the season for giving: For every book purchased through the Page-A-Day® store, Workman will donate one copy of GOOD AND CHEAP to a person or family in need. GOOD AND CHEAP is the bestselling cookbook that shows how to eat well on just $4.00 a day. To read about the incredible story behind this book and how it’s making an impact, click here. 

The Complete Book of Chalk LetteringThe campaign is harnessed by the beautiful original chalk art from Valerie McKeehan, author of The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering, which is featured in the promotion.  Watch for our hashtag on social media, #booksmakegreatgifts, and get the inside scoop on our trendiest, most giftable titles! 

Happy holidays, from Page-A-Day and the whole Workman Publishing family! Thanks for helping us spread the holiday cheer.

Meet Gracie: Our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Gracie, Our Page-A-Day Dog of the Week

Gracie is a three year old Golden Retriever. She is as happy swimming and chasing birds on the beach as she is running through the woods in a foot of snow. She is super smart and completely spoiled.

Congratulations to Gracie, our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® dog calendar is right for you?

 

Meet Carlton: Our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Carlton - This week's Page-A-Day Cat Photo Contest Winner

I'm Carlton! I'm one year old and I am a rambunctious little tiger. I love to climb on top of the cabinets, chase my sister (Cici), sunbathe in my perch, and munch on Mommy and Daddy's toes while they (try to) sleep. I play hard, but at the end of the day I'm just a little snuggle monster!

Congratulations to Carlton, our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® Cat Calendar is right for you?

 

Perfect Holiday Brunch Recipe from Molly Gilbert, author of Sheet Pan Suppers

Molly GilbertMolly Gilbert, author of Sheet Pan Suppers, knows her way around a great holiday brunch. Find her recipe for Greens & Eggs & Ham here.

(What's so special about the recipes in Sheet Pan Suppers? They require nothing more than ingredients, a sheet pan, your oven, and Molly Gilbert’s inspired approach.)

Sheet Pan Suppers

Greens and Eggs and Ham (serves 4-6)

I will eat these, Sam I Am. They’re clever and healthy and perfect for hosting some friends for (a clever and healthy) brunch! We just nestle some eggs into a bed of baked kale, and top it all off with some salty feta cheese and meaty chunks of ham. It covers all our bases, especially when served with some simple toast and a big pitcher of fresh orange juice. With friends, on the weekend, in a house, with a mouse (but no mice, because gross), let’s enjoy these greens and eggs and ham.

Green Eggs and Ham - St. Patrick's Day Meals

  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 boneless ham steak (7 ounces), cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 4 to 5 cups packed chopped kale
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 8 to 12 large eggs
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese (about 2 ounces)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Crusty bread, for serving

Let's Cook:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees with a rack in the center position. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil and mist the foil with cooking spray.
  2. Spread out the ham on the prepared pan and bake, using a spatula to mix and turn the ham occasionally, until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Transfer the ham to a plate with a spatula or slotted spoon. Do not wipe up any grease from the bottom of the pan.
  4. Place the kale on the sheet pan, drizzle with the olive oil, sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt, and toss to coat. Spread out the kale in an even layer. Bake for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove the pan from the oven but leave the oven on. Use a wooden spoon to make eight to twelve evenly spaced divots in the kale to accommodate the eggs. Crack an egg into each divot. Sprinkle the feta, the reserved ham cubes, and some salt and pepper on top.
  6. Return the pan to the oven. Bake the eggs until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny, 10 to 15 minutes.
  7. Enjoy greens and eggs and ham immediately, with some crusty bread to soak up the warm, runny yolks.

More about Sheet Pan Suppers:

It’s the one-pot meal reinvented, and what is sure to become every busy cook’s new favorite way of getting dinner on the table. It’s Sheet Pan Suppers—a breakthrough full-color cookbook with more than 120 recipes for complete meals, snacks, brunch, and even dessert, that require nothing more than a sheet pan, your oven, and Molly Gilbert’s inspired approach. 

Maximum ease, minimal cleanup, and mouthwatering recipes. In other words, a revelation that will change the way we cook.

Meet Bruno: Our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Bruno - This week's Page-A-Day Cat Photo Contest Winner

Bruno is a cheeky 14 week old kitten, he enjoys playing outside during the day and at night he loves to snuggle up in peoples laps.

Congratulations to Bruno our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® Cat Calendar is right for you?

 

Meet Hugo: Our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Hugo, Our Page-A-Day Dog of the Week

Hugo is 6 month old Frenchie who lives in Estonia. He is the cutes dog with wonderful personality. He loves cuddles and playing with his friends but most of all he loves to be with us! And we love to be with him.

Congratulations to Hugo, our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® dog calendar is right for you?

 

Upcycled Paper Christmas Holiday Ornament

Upcycled Paper Craft OrnamentsThe colorful (or black-and-white) pages from your Page-A-Day® calendars are so well-designed that you may want to transform and keep them, even after the calendar year is over. Upcycle those used pages from your calendar and use them to decorate your Christmas tree. Use brightly colored ribbon to dress up the ornament, or use burlap twine for a more trendy look. "Easy Paper Craft Accordion Ornament" inspired by Homemade Gifts Made Easy (our other recycled/upcycled paper craft projects are from the book Paper Made: 101 Exceptional Projects to Make Out of Everyday Paper).

View our other upcycled Page-A-Day paper crafts:

What you need:

  • Pages from last year's Page-A-Day® Calendar
  • Pencil
  • Something circular to trace (e.g. a glass or a cup)
  • Scissors
  • Mini glue dots or double sided tape
  • Stapler

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Meet Bandit: Our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Bandit, Our Page-A-Day Dog of the Week

14 lbs, chihuahua, 1 year old and 2.5 months. Forever a puppy, Bandit is smart and has endless love for those that he meets. He is energetic and loves long walks but can appreciate lazy days just as much. He is forever loyal and dependent on his family but loves getting out to exploring and meeting new people.

Congratulations to Bandit, our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® dog calendar is right for you?

 

Meet Hudson and Bristol: Our Page-a-Day® Cats of the Week!

Hudson and Bristol - This week's Page-A-Day Cat Photo Contest Winner

This Brother and Sister duo are sassy, mischievous and cuddly. They're partners in crime and best friends!

Congratulations to Hudson and Bristol our Page-a-Day® Cats of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® Cat Calendar is right for you?

 

Meet Izzi: Our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Izzi - This week's Page-A-Day Cat Photo Contest Winner

Izzi is a sweet, shy cat. She was found injured on the street at a young age and had to have one of her back legs amputated. She is slow to warm up to new people, but she is very loving with the people she knows.

Congratulations to Izzi our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® Cat Calendar is right for you?

 

Meet Maddie: Our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Maddie, Our Page-A-Day Dog of the Week

Maddie is a 4 year old Yorkie mix that thinks she's human. She came to live with me when she was 8 months old from a family that did not want her. Maddie is very social. We walk 3 times a day and she has to stop to visit all her human friends in the neighborhood. She does not like other dogs that much!

Congratulations to Maddie, our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® dog calendar is right for you?

 

Meet Charlie: Our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Charlie, Our Page-A-Day Dog of the Week

Charlie is a very active bichon fries puppy! He was born in March 2015 and is currently 8 months old. This pic was taken when he was 3 months old.

Congratulations to Charlie, our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® dog calendar is right for you?

 

Meet Frank: Our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Frank - This week's Page-A-Day Cat Photo Contest Winner

Frank, now 13 years old, was a foundling kitten, rescued by our vet. We "won" the lottery at the clinic for who would adopt him. I think it was fixed because our vet thought he would make a good addition to our household. He is a good mouser, although that service is not required in our present abode.

Congratulations to Frank our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® Cat Calendar is right for you?

 

Enter for a Chance to Win The See America! Sweepstakes

See America Sweepstakes - Page-A-Day

One (1) winner will receive the See America! Sweepstakes prize. Prize includes one (1) copy each of the following books: See America! 2016 Calendar, the See America National Parks Postcard Book, plus a fun mug and throw pillow from Creative Action Network

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to US residents of the 50 states and Canada, age 18 years as of 10/31/15. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 10/15/15 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on 10/31/15. Click here for full rules. Void where prohibited.

Having trouble entering? Email us at team@pageaday.com so we can help you.

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Cast Iron Cornbread from Dinner Solved! by Katie Workman

Cornbread from Dinner Solved! by Katie WorkmanCornbread

Fork in the Road: A simple, lightly sweetened cornbread is a joy. A jalapeño and cheddar–spiked cornbread is a joy with a little kick.

Yield: Serves 8

What the Kids Can Do: Measure all of the ingredients and blend the batter. Pour it into the hot pan, with supervision.

Make Ahead: The cornbread can be made ahead and kept, well wrapped, at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Note: Don’t have buttermilk, but like the slightly tart flavor? You can easily make a perfect substitute. Just take 1 1/4 cups milk at room temperature (if you need to microwave it for a little bit to get it to room temp, that’s fine), and blend in 1 tablespoon white vinegar or fresh lemon juice. Let it sit for 10 minutes or so.

Homemade cornbread mixes up and bakes so quickly; it’s really an immediate-gratification quick bread. And how much do we parents love immediate gratification? You do not need any special equipment for this; you can bake it in any ovenproof skillet, or an 8-inch baking pan, square or round. But, if you need one single reason to buy a cast-iron pan, or to take the one you have out of retirement, this would be it. What a beautiful crust you’ll get; you’ll see.

This cornbread is slightly sweet, making it a perfect accompaniment to pretty much anything you can think of. If you want to make almost any meal feel fully pulled together, make a pan of cornbread to go with it. Chili (page 247) and cornbread. Fried chicken (page 244) and cornbread. Soup (pages 88 to 99) and cornbread. You know you’d be thrilled if someone plunked down a piece of cornbread next to whatever you were eating.

  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 cups milk, buttermilk (see Note), or plain yogurt

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

2. Put the butter in a medium-size ovenproof skillet (preferably cast-iron) or an 8-inch-square or round baking pan and place it in the oven to heat until the pan is hot and the butter is melted, about 4 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, mix the egg and milk together. Pour the melted butter from the pan into the egg and milk mixture and whisk to combine (but don’t wipe out the excess melted butter in the pan).

4.  You can continue with Step 5 or see the Fork in the Road to kick it up with cheddar and jalapeño.

5. Stir the milk mixture into the dry ingredients, stirring just until they are barely combined. Scrape the batter into the pan that you used to melt the butter, and spread it evenly.

6. Bake the cornbread until the top is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Place the skillet on a wire rack to cool for at least 10 minutes. Serve the cornbread hot or warm.

Cheddar-Jalapeño Cornbread

This is decadent and a bit spicy and truly the kind of thing that people will talk about after eating at your house. Skip the jalapeño if you want cheesy but not so spicy.

When combining the wet and dry ingredients in Step 5, mix in ⅔ cup grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese, ¼ cup chopped scallions (both the white and green parts), and 1 teaspoon seeded and finely minced jalapeño pepper. Then, right before the cornbread goes into the oven, sprinkle another ¼ cup grated cheddar on top, if you like.

If you want to make some cornbread plain and some cheddar-jalapeño, it’s best to double the basic recipe ingredients. Melt 4 tablespoons unsalted butter in each of two ovenproof skillets; but then you add both skillets of melted butter to the egg/milk mixture. After pouring half of the batter into one of the skillets or pans, quickly blend the additional cheddar-jalapeño ingredients into the remaining batter and pour into the second pan.

Dinner Solved! by Katie WorkmanDinner Solved! 100 Ingenious recipes that make the whole family happy, including you.

Katie Workman is a gifted cook, a best friend in the kitchen, and a brilliant problem solver. Her Mom 100 Cookbook was named one of the Five Best Weeknight Cookbooks of the past 25 years by Cooking Light and earned praise from chefs like Ina Garten (“I love the recipes!”) and Bobby Flay (“Perfect . . . to help moms everywhere get delicious meals on the table.”). Now Katie turns her attention to the biggest problem that every family cook faces: how to make everyone at the table happy without turning into a short-order cook.

Meet Dug: Our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Dug, Our Page-A-Day Dog of the Week

Dug was abandoned at eight weeks old by his owners; they moved out of the apartment and left him behind. Homeward Bound in the Heartland (HBitH) took him in and he spent the next seven months in foster homes, and was adopted twice and returned. We were alerted to his needing a home in June 2010 by a friend who was a member of HBitH, and arrived at the home of the person who runs HBitH just as the last family was returning him. He was afraid and upset, but my husband and I took a chance on him and brought him home that day. The photo I've entered is Dug on his first evening at our house. It took six months of hard work, his growing up, and training classes, but Dug became a wonderful companion and friend. He only wants to sit with my husband or myself; he's hardly ever anywhere else. We adore him and think he's turned into the best dog anyone could ever have. He's fun and very funny...we can't imagine life without him now.

Congratulations to Dug, our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® dog calendar is right for you?

 

Meet Luis: Our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Luis - This week's Page-A-Day Cat Photo Contest Winner

Luis is a 14 year old sweetheart. He loves to lay around in his cat bed or cat stand. He loves to cuddle with mommy.

Congratulations to Luis our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® Cat Calendar is right for you?

 

Enter for a Chance to Win the “What’s Cooking, Good Looking?” Sweepstakes

What's Cooking, Good Looking? Sweepstakes with Lodge and Page-A-Day

One (1) winner will receive the "What's Cooking, Good Looking?" Sweepstakes prize. Prize includes one (1) copy each of the following books: 1Canoe2's Homegrown Goodness Simple Pleasure 2015 Calendar, and a 10.25 Inch Cast Iron Skillet, Silicone Hot Handle Holders, and Trivet from Lodge Cast Iron . 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to US residents of the 50 states, age 18 years as of 11/15/15. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 10/26/15 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on 11/15/15. Click here for full rules. Void where prohibited.

Having trouble entering? Email us at team@pageaday.com so we can help you.

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