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Sweet and Tart
70 Irresistible Recipes with Citrus

9781452134796

Publication Date: August 2015
ISBN 978-1452134796 | $19.95

When life gives you lemons . . . make a lemon (or lime, or orange, or grapefruit) dessert! Sweet and Tartbrings a spritz of sunshine to the table with 70 totally tempting, accessible recipes. From irresistibly tangy-sweet Heavenly Lemon Squares to the unexpected Cream Cheese Muffins with Spinach and Lemon, these treats span sweet and savory, with recipes for frozen desserts, cakes, pies, breads, and favorite citrusy accents such as marmalade and curd. Add zest to your recipes and brightness to your life with the taste of lemons, grapefruits, oranges, and limes.

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One Pan, Two Plates
More Than 70 Complete Weeknight Meals for Two

 

It is possible to make fresh, cooked-from-scratch weeknight meals and still have time to savor every bite. Author Carla Snyder delivers more than 100 complete dinners that cut prep time and practically eliminate that nightly sinkful of dishes. Each recipe is a well-rounded meal using fresh ingredients and simple techniques and can be prepared in one pan.

You’ll find an amazing variety of recipes to choose from, including pastas and grains plus protein-packed meat, chicken, and seafood specialties. Think Lemony Risotto with Asparagus, Carrots, and Chives; Three-Cheese Mac with Crispy Prosciutto; Hungarian Beef Goulash with Sour Cream and Paprika and Dumplings; Thai Red Curry Chicken with Peppers and Broccoli – satisfying, complete meals you’ll look forward to cooking again and again.

Carla mines her extensive cooking-school teacher skills and offers clear, concise directions that make each meal absolutely doable in the time frame. And with suggestions to add to your meal if you’re Extra Hungry and wine pairings for each dish, One Pan, Two Plates really adds up.

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Serves Two
25 Complete One Pan Dinners for Two Busy People

Making dinner can be one of the most daunting tasks of the day. It’s late, you’re tired… brain dead actually. You’re too exhuasted to go out for dinner. All you want to do is eat a nice warm meal at your own table in your own home and decompress. Maybe with a glass of wine or even a cocktail.

Serves Two is the answer to your dilemma. Inside its pages are recipes for complete made-from- scratch-meals, with one pan clean-up and ready to eat in about 30 minutes. These are not casseroles, but dishes like Roasted Halibut with Fingerlings and Chimichurri Mayo, Braised Chicken Involtini with Tomatoes and Capers and Whole-Wheat Pasta with Chicken, Snow Peas and Peanut Sauce. How is this possible? I’ve condensed my knowledge as a cooking school instructor, caterer and recipe developer and paired foods with similar cooking techniques, to make a meal in one pan.

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Everyday to Entertaining: 200 Sensational Recipes That Transform from Casual to Elegant

Takes everyday recipes from simply delicious to simply extraordinary.

For most home cooks, a simple but still delicious meal with a minimum of fuss and ingredients is an everyday necessity. However, there are also times when a special occasion calls for something out of the ordinary. Yet few home cooks have the time to source and try new recipes, and that’s why Everyday to Entertaining is sorely needed.

These recipes have been created and organized to go from weekday to weekend by simply using different or additional ingredients, techniques and cooking methods.

For example, sumptuous white wine braised chicken can be prepared in a few steps and with minimal pantry ingredients — perfect for a quick weekday dinner. On the adjacent page is a tantalizing recipe for coq au vin, which uses many of the preceding recipe’s main ingredients but requires more preparation time and additional ingredients — perfect for that elegant dinner party or other special event.

Another great example is mustard and garlic roasted pork loin, which becomes balsamic glazed pork loin with apricots and figs with just a few modifications and additions.

The authors feature handy, easy-to-follow tips and techniques throughout the book, along with menu-planning ideas and cooking shortcuts. These two accomplished chefs and cooking instructors provide tasty dishes for any occasion that will help the home chef satisfy the shifting needs of a busy family.

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The Take-out Menu Cookbook: How to Cook in the Foods You Love to Order Out

You’ve got a serious hankerin’ for Kung Pao Chicken, but Wang’s House of Noodles is 35 minutes away, it’s overpriced, and well, it just plain stinks. Come to think of it, you haven’t found great, let alone decent, ethnic take-out for a while. What to do? How about cook it yourself? All you need is to open up The Take-Out Menu Cookbook and step confidently into the kitchen. . . .This first-of-its-kind cookbook features the top 200 take-out and carry-away dishes from the 12 most popular ethnic cuisines: French, Italian, Spanish, German, Chinese, Thai, Mexican, Middle Eastern/Moroccan, Indian, Eastern European/Jewish, Greek, and Japanese. Why buy a Chinese cookbook when all you want is authentic-tasting but healthier-than-take-out Kung Pao Shrimp, Spicy Potstickers, and Mu Shu Pork? By focusing on the most popular dishes from each cuisine, Meredith Deeds and Carla Snyder provide starving chefs with the tools at their disposal to create authentic, healthy, and delicious meals that will make staying home worthwhile! Even highly experienced cooks can be rattled by sushi or derailed by dim sum. But with the help of the authors, who have more than 20 years of experience as cooking instructors between them, there’s no need to worry! With their guidance, the unfamiliar territory of ethnic cuisine is easily maneuvered.

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300 Sensational Soups

Packed with easy-to-use recipes that produce reliable and flavorful results. (The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) 20090114)

From chilled soups to chowders, this book is filled to the brim with delicious recipes. (Jeff Houck The Tampa Tribune 20090318)

This cookbook brims with great recipes and is highly recommended. (Larry Cox Tucson Citizen 20081223)

I found a lot of new and interesting ideas when I leafed through the new 300 Sensational Soups. These recipes cover a lot of ground… But what really grabbed my attention was the wealth of creative recipes. (Michael Hastings Journal Now )

The book is full of yummy, mouthwatering recipes and tons of helpful tips for a souper experience in home cooking. (Brenda Junkin Plain Dealer (Cleveland) )

There were many good soup books published in 2008,… this one was my favorite because of its variety and creativity. (Sara Molton, “Good Morning America” food editor ABC News–This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Big Book of Appetizers: More Than 250 Recipes for Any Occasion

Everyone is always looking for new and interesting recipes for appetizers, and in this book you’ll find hundreds of dips, nuts, nibbles, salsas, spreads, soups, dumplings, tarts, wraps, and so much more! From ultra-simple hors d’oeuvres like rosemary olives and marinated cubes of feta cheese to hearty sweet and spicy lamb meatballs and finger-friendly over-fried chicken lollipops to enough beef loin with horseradish aioli and ham and gruy re strudel to serve a large crowd, this will easily become everyone’s essential cookbook when planning a party big or small. The authors give plenty of menu suggestions making it easy to match the food with the event, whether it’s a small spring fling, outdoor picnic, or Super Bowl party. A handy Find It Fast index organizes recipes in helpful categories like low-fat, vegetarian, or super-fast-to-prepare. Thirst-quenching drink recipes round out this ultimate guide to perfect party food.

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The Mixer Bible: Over 300 Recipes for Your Stand Mixer

From simple to spectacular, recipes created for the stand mixer.

Sales of the stand mixer are consistently on the rise — understandably, since it’s perhaps the most integral piece of culinary equipment one can own. No other machine can knead dough, grind meat, slice vegetables, whip egg whites and make ice cream.

This new edition features 40 brand new recipes and 16 pages of all-new color photography. The outstanding collection of delicious recipes will inspire everything from appetizers and soups to homemade pasta dishes and sausages, from divine desserts to special snack treats.

Some of the delicious recipes include:

  • Parmesan cheese straws; minestrone; falafel pitas; deep-dish chicken and sausage pie with biscuit crust
  • Potato latkes; Hungarian sausage; garlic kielbasa; basic egg pasta; lemon black pepper pasta
  • Banana walnut bread; sour cherry scones with orange glaze; the ultimate chocolate chip cookie
  • Cranberry maple squares; banana cream pie; chocolate amaretto cake; French vanilla ice cream.

A special section on understanding the equipment answers questions about stand mixers and their attachments and gives detailed information on their uses. Also included are dozens of valuable tips and techniques from expert chefs.

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