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Appetite for Murder:
A Mystery Lover's Cookbook
by Kathy Borich

A tantalizing slant on cooking and crime. Relive your favorite classic detective stories and then whip up the food that caught the culprit.

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An Illustrated Introduction to Classical Horsemanship: Concepts and Skills from A to Z
by Gary Borich

A comprehensive resource in a succinct alphabetical format that brings the beginning rider through every aspect of learning to train and ride for show and trail.

Rainy Day Rentals
Classic & Crime

Often been surprised by a movie after what a film critic said about it? Ever felt cheated out of big bucks on the recommendations of a punk 24-year-old? Or really loved the ones they panned? Well, you no longer need to feel out of step with the current movie review band. Different Drummer is for you. Read more about our take on the film world. And get ready to relive your favorite movies with the recipes that follow each review.


Just Like Heaven: Broccoli with Cheesy Mushroom Sauce

Just Like Heaven is a pastry puff of a film complete with a plucky heroine, lovingly flawed sidekicks, and that wonderful almost too late awakening when the sweetly obtuse hero finally realizes he is in the full throws of love. It’s enough to make you believe in fate, true love, and happy endings all over again.

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National Treasure: Book of Secrets: Golden Fry Bread

The makers of this film don’t take themselves seriously and neither should you. It’s the Disney franchise’s version of a McDonalds Happy Meal – slick packaging filled with warmed over tidbits of bland, inoffensive fare – and getting about the same appraisal from the critics a the Big Mack does from the American Heart Association. But audiences seem to love it just about as much as they do their burgers and fries, a phenomenon more worthy of analysis than its breezy, insubstantial plot.

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The Kingdom: Arabian Spinach

Finally, a political thriller that does it. Nails our real enemies, instead of the usual Hollywood villains -- those insipid, unimaginative, politically correct stereotypes guaranteed not to offend.

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The Brave One: Ultimate Greek Sala Recipe

This is the thinking man’s vigilante film, peppered with artsy NPR radio monologue as well as quotes by D. H. Lawrence and Emily Dickinson. But there’s plenty of badass, too, and Jodie Foster wears her compulsive vengeance like second skin, blowing away bad guys with a driven lethal fury as cold as it is addictive.

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Nanny McPhee: Raspberry Trifle with Sherry Drizzle Recipe

They’ve successfully rid themselves of seventeen nannies, and the teeming brood of seven is ready to take out this new one in record time. But Nanny McPhee – from her twin hairy warts to her crookedly magical stick – is a force to be reckoned with. Let the games begin.

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