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Blender + Ice + Booze = Party! This whimsical salute to flavor and ice reinvents 60 classic cocktails. From simple to sophisticated, these blender drinks focus on fresh ingredients and are perfect for any occasion, every season, and all settings--deck, hearth, lounge, tailgate, or just at home. Recipes include: · Frozen Lemon Meringue Pie: Lemon Juice + Rum + Orgeat + Brandy · Watermelon-Strawberry-Basil-Balsamic Slush: Strawberries + Tequila + Triple sec + Vinegar · Fuzzy Black Currant Freeze: Black Currant + Lemon + Peach + Triple Sec · Fig and Falernum Frozen Daiquiri: Rum + Lime + Falernum + Fig Bitters · Passion Flower Power: Vodka + Passion Fruit + Cranberry + Elderflower
Tea for two. That's what it's all about, right? So how come every recipe you pick up says "serves 4 to 6"? Or more! What do you do when you want macaroni and cheese, but don't want to be reheating it for three nights? Or a couple of cookies, but don't want to be tempted by two dozen sitting on the counter all week? Creative cookbook authors and cooks Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough have all the answers in Cooking for Two. Brimming with 120 smaller-serving, big-taste recipes,Cooking for Two offers cooks familiar favorites such as PastaBolognese, Chicken Pot Pie, and Mushroom Barley Soup, as well as new dishes for today's tastes like Pork Satay Salad and Snapper Fillets SautÉed with Orange and Pecans. Simply cutting down larger recipes leads to wasted ingredients. But Bruce and Mark have developed each recipe so you buy only what you need, and use all of what you buy. Instead of opening a can of vegetable stock only to use three tablespoons, use the liquid the dried mushrooms have soaked in. If an onion is too large for a recipe, chop a shallot instead. The dessert chapters are filled with cookies, puddings, and cakes, all designed for two servings. Small-batch baking requires strict attention to detail. A regular egg can be too big for a small batch of six cookies, so they suggest quail eggs or the easy-to-find pasteurized egg substitutes, which you can measure out in tablespoons. Truly a cookbook for everyday use, each recipe is labeled as quick (ready in minutes with minimal cooking), moderate (requires a bit more preparation or cooking), or leisurely (perfect for quiet celebrations or weekend meals) to help you decide which dish best fits into your day. With ingredient and equipment guides, as well as tips on how to stock your pantry to avoid those there's-nothing-in-the-house-so-let's-go-out moments, Cooking for Two will surely become the cookbook you reach for every night of the week. It's just two perfect.
The ultimate in slow-cooker books--with 500 recipes, each adapted for three sizes of appliance. From breakfast to soups, mains to grains, vegetables to desserts, this guide is the only book you'll ever need to master your slow cooker or crockpot.Millions of people are turning to slow cookers for their weeknight meals yet often can't find recipes that match their exact machine. Adapting recipes meant for a different-size cooker doesn't work--getting the right level of spice in your Vietnamese soup or keeping pulled pork tender requires having ingredients in the right proportion. But now, Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough have decoded slow cookers, and each of their recipes includes ingredient proportions for 2-3 quart, 4-5 quart, and 6-8 quart machines, guaranteeing a perfect fit no matter what machine you own. Each recipe is labeled for its level of difficulty and nutritional value, and they cover every kind of dish imaginable: delicious breakfast oatmeals, slow-braised meats, succulent vegetables, sweet jams and savory sauces, decadent desserts. This is the slow cooker book to end them all.
The ultimate in pressure cooker books--with recipes for breakfasts, soups, mains, grains, vegetables, and desserts--each adapted for stovetop or electric models.The old-fashioned pressure cooker has been rediscovered by modern home cooks, both for its quick-cooking powers (dried beans are perfectly soft in 35 minutes; risottos are tender in 20 minutes) and for its ability to infuse foods with intense flavor (carrots become sweeter, meat more savory). The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book has recipes for every device, stovetop and electric, no matter the manufacturer. Whether you're seeking an adventurous array of spices, found in dishes such as Cherry Chipotle Pulled Chicken or Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Pineapple and Ginger, or pure comfort food, like French Toast Bread Pudding or Classic Pot Roast and Potatoes, you'll find the perfect recipe--each labeled by level of ease--to feed your family. This is the only pressure cooker book you'll ever need.From the Trade Paperback edition. breakfast bowls, fall-off-the-bone beef, pork, and poultry, brightly flavored vegetables and creamy grains, and even a few elegant desserts. This is the pressure cooker book to end them all.
Think your slow cooker is only good for hearty stews and soups? Think again, with this exclusive collection of healthful recipes that show a slow cooker is the healthy cook's secret weapon.From the authors of The Great American Slow Cooker Book, here are 32 all-new good-for-you recipes that help you cut down on fat, calories, and commercial additives while enhancing the naturally delicious flavors of great ingredients. Best of all, each recipe is scaled for every size of slow cooker made today, from small 3-quarts to large 8-quarts for crowds. This collection includes:* Breakfast: Quinoa and Millet Porridge with Dried Apricots; Oat, Barley, and Date Porridge; Cinnamon Pear Sauce; Tortilla Strata with Artichokes and Goat Cheese* Meat and Poultry: Ground Beef, Rice, and Tomato Casserole; Barbecued Flank Steak with Sweet Potatoes; Beef Shanks with Barley and Mushrooms; Pork Chops with Pears and Leeks; Lamb Casserole with Garlic and Rosemary; Chicken Barley Risotto; Chicken with Walnuts and Pomegranate; Chicken Drumsticks with Ginger and Star Anise; Chicken, Bean, and Beer Chili; Turkey and Wild Rice-Stuffed Peppers* Fish and Shellfish: Salmon Roasted with Green Olives, Lemon, and Tarragon; Thick Fish Fillets with Parsnips and Garlic; Steamed Whole Fish in Ginger Broth; Barramundi with Caponata and Rosé Wine; Scallops with Apples and White Wine; Mussels in a Carrot Ginger Sauce* Vegetable Soups and Vegetable Mains: Zucchini Soup with Corn and Coriander; Carrot Soup with Garlic and Nutmeg; Triple-Ginger Red Lentil Soup; Wheatberry and Brussels Sprouts Soup; Tofu and Shallots; Curried Spinach with Cheese; Quinoa Pilaf with Bell Peppers and Chickpeas; White Beans with Green Chiles and Tomatillos* Desserts: Applesauce Brownie Cake; Fig and Honey Clafouti; Stewed Apples; Coconut and Pistachio Rice PuddingEating well every day just got a lot easier. Put your slow cooker in charge, and enjoy this collection of healthy and easy dishes.
Love your slow cooker for easy weeknight meals? The authors of The Great American Slow Cooker Book show it's a lifesaver during the holidays, too!From the authors of The Great American Slow Cooker Book, here are 32 all-new recipes that harness this kitchen appliance's unique power to feed a crowd effortlessly. Best of all, each recipe features ingredient lists scaled for every size of slow cooker, from small 3-quarts to large 8-quarts.This collection includes recipes for every holiday moment:* Wake Up for the Big Day: Thanksgiving Morning Porridge; Blackberry Streusel Coffee Cake; Onion and Apple Strata with Cranberry Nut Bread; Marmalade French Toast; Brandied Cranberry Applesauce* Holiday Soups: Cream of Artichoke Soup; Celery Root Soup; Honeyed Pear Soup; Deli-Perfect Chicken Soup* Main Course Celebrations: Short Ribs Braised with Brandy and Cream; Beer-Braised Chili; Sauerbraten-Style Brisket; Corned Beef and Cabbage with Horseradish Sauce; Cider-Braised Ham; Pear-Stuffed Chicken Thighs Wrapped in Bacon; Coq Au Vin with Carrots and Onions; Turkey Breast with Classic Gravy; Turkey and Sweet Potato Hash; Capon Braised with Pine Nuts and Raisins; Lobster Tails in Vanilla Butter; Mussels with Apples and Brandy; Oyster Dressing; Shrimp Gumbo* Vegetable Sides and Mains: Vegetable Tzimmes; Apple and Chestnut Dressing; Corn on the Cob; Braised Sweet Potatoes; Orange-Glazed Carrots with Pecans* Desserts: Pumpkin Pudding; White Chocolate Pot de Crème; Steamed Christmas Cake; Pear Brown BettyEven when you're playing host to a crowd, now you can make batches of soup, side dishes, and even spectacular main courses without crowding your oven.
Is the five-second rule for real? Will eating carrots improve your eyesight? Is your cookware a health hazard? Do spicy foods cool you down? Has your grandmother been lying to you all these years? No, no, no, no, and . . . probably. In this entertaining and informative reference guide, award-winning cookbook authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough take on more than one hundred popular kitchen myths and dish up answers to all your burning questions about food science and lore. No longer must you wait for your butter to reach room temperature before you bake or panic because you forgot to soak your dried beans for dinner. This handy book explains how knowing the truth behind these urban legends can help you be a better chef in your own home and offers twenty-five delicious recipes so you can practice. Whether you're a serious foodie, an avid dieter, a trivia lover, or are just searching for the secret to the perfect cup of coffee, Lobsters Scream When You Boil Them is essential countertop reading and a whole lot of fun.
Pizza lovers, rejoice! Bestselling cookbook authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough are back with an exciting new collection of ninety classic, international, and modern recipes for everyone's favorite food. Finally, here's a book that lets you have it both ways-on the grill and in the oven. Bake a pie tonight for that traditional pizza-parlor taste or grill one this weekend on the deck or patio, and you'll discover what home chefs across the country are realizing: the grill is a great way to get a hot pie on the table. Bruce and Mark adapt their recipes so that you can use a homemade dough, a store-bought one, or even a prebaked crust. With recipes for three sauces and eight crusts, Pizza makes America's favorite food easier and more fun than ever. From the well loved to the adventurous, Pizza is full of Bruce and Mark's foolproof recipes that are sure to please every palate. There's something for everyone: classic pies like the cheese-laden Pizza Margherita and the Four Seasons Pizza, international pies revamped for the American kitchen like the Armenian Lamejun Pizza and the Alsatian Tarte FlambÉ, light salad pies like the BLT Pizza, and modern twists on old favorites. Try a Philly Cheesesteak Pizza or a Pot Pie Pizza, modeled on those American comfort-food classics. Pizza also offers ten recipes for Chicago-style deep-dish pies and a host of fun appetizer pies, making pizza perfect for every occasion.
CURVE YOUR APPETITE. Dumping the fake stuff and relishing real food will make you feel better, help you drop pounds, and most importantly, take all the fear out of what you eat. Does that sound too good to be true? It isn't--despite the fact that lately we've given up ripe vegetables for the canned stuff; tossed out sweet, tart orange juice for pasteurized concentrate; traded fresh fish for boil-in-a-bag dinners; and replaced real desserts with supersweet snacks that make us feel ridiculously overfed but definitely disappointed. The result? Most of us are overweight or obese--or heading that way; more and more of us suffer from diabetes, clogged arteries, and even bad knees. We eat too much of the fake stuff, yet we're still hungry. And not satisfied. Who hasn't tried to change all that? Who hasn't walked into a supermarket and thought, I'm going to eat better from now on? So you load your cart with whole-grain crackers, fish fillets, and asparagus. Sure, you have a few barely satisfying meals before you think, Hey, life's too short for this! And soon enough, you're back to square one. For real change, you need a real plan. It's in your hands. Real Food Has Curves is a fun and ultimately rewarding seven-step journey to rediscover the basic pleasure of fresh, well-prepared natural ingredients: curvy, voluptuous, juicy, sweet, savory. And yes, scrumptious, too. In these simple steps--each with its own easy, delicious recipes--you'll learn to become a better shopper, savor your meals, and eat your way to a better you. Yes, you'll drop pounds. But you won't be counting calories. Instead, you'll learn to celebrate the abundance all around. It's time to realize that food is not the enemy but a life-sustaining gift. It's time to get off the processed and packaged merry-go-round. It's time to be satisfied, nourished, thinner, and above all, happier. It's time for real food.Shape your waist, rediscover real food, and find new pleasure in every meal as Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough teach you how to:* Eat to be satisfied* Recognize the fake and kick it to the curb* Learn to relish the big flavors you'd forgotten* Get healthier and thinner * Save money and time in your food budget* Decode the lies of deprivation diets* Relish every minute, every bite, and all of lifeREAL FOOD. REAL CHANGE. REAL EASY.
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Here's the ultimate of ultimates: nine hundred new recipes from Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, the authors of the Ultimate cookbook series. With a quarter million books already in print, their series has followed a simple recipe to success: Give cooks hundreds of solid, basic recipes with thousands of ways to vary them, shake them up, and personalize them so that everyone can be an ultimate cook!With The Ultimate Cook Book, Weinstein and Scarbrough tackle everything from breakfast to barbecue, stir-fries to steaks, chilis to curries, and paellas to puddings. Pick your favorite, cook it as a solid basic, or vary it in hundreds of ways to make the dish your own. You've got years' worth of dishes and a world of cooking experiences ahead of you. What could be more fun?Take chicken, that ubiquitous blank canvas. Roast a whole bird to perfection. Bake it under a salt crust for a dramatic presentation. Roast chicken halves atop winter squash. Prepare a Greek-style casserole with leeks, pine nuts, and raisins. Stuff chicken breasts with a Moroccan-inspired mixture of couscous and spices. There are more than thirty ideas for preparing boneless, skinless chicken breasts. And ten things to do with a leftover roast chicken or that rotisserie bird purchased on the way home. Get the idea?This comprehensive, easy-to-use compendium is the ultimate in inspiration, the ultimate in possibilities. Start your Ultimate cookbook collection today--or round it out with The Ultimate Cook Book.
What's quick, easy, and sure to bring on the smiles? Muffins, of course! For recipes that are sweet, savory, or just over the top, look no further than The Ultimate Muffin Book. From classics like Berry and Corn Muffins to new favorites like Margarita and savory Quiche Lorraine Muffins, Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough once again take an American fun-food classic to new heights by offering more than 600 recipes and variations for absolutely every muffin imaginable. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, anyone? Or luscious Hazelnut? Or what about Pizza Muffins for kids of all ages? Low-fat, nonfat, gluten-free, dense, and decadent -- they're all here, as well as baking tips, an ingredients guide, and a witty history of how the muffin came to be an American institution. Muffins. Is there a better way to make everyone in your life smile?
Peanut butter makes everything better. Think about it: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. Cold Peanut Noodles. Peanut Butter Fudge. Still not convinced? Try Peanut Butter Waffles, Pad Thai, or Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Centers. In The Ultimate Peanut Butter Book, the tenth addition to their Ultimate series, Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough offer up hundreds of recipes and variations for America's favorite spread. From comforting Peanut Butter Sticky Buns to decadent Peanut Butter Cheesecake to outrageous Elvis Spread (peanut butter, bacon, and bananas), The Ultimate Peanut Butter Book takes Peanut butter way beyond the same old PB&J.
Potatoes as a main course? That's right, The Ultimate Potato Book moves the versatile potato to the center of every meal. Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough offer up main course classics such as Shepherd's Pie, Cod Cakes, and Chili Fries, along with some surprising new ideas -- Lasagna (potatoes replace the noodles), Enchiladas, and Twice-Baked Potatoes with bacon, asparagus, and Cheddar.
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