Friday, November 12, 2010

New cookbooks, and blogs

Harrah's EntertainmentImage via WikipediaThere are many cookbooks just released, and the online articles have some recipes included. Just in time for the holiday season, so check it out:

Kathy Hickman, corporate director of lifestyles events for Harrah's Entertainment, travels to the company's properties across the country quite a lot -- which means she eats at the company's properties quite a lot. But she didn't think most people were aware of how many good restaurants Harrah's has nationwide.

Hickman said the idea came up during talks with a literary agent she'd worked with in the past: "We should do a cookbook. There's too many great restaurants in our company. We need to get them in one location, in one place."
To read the full article, read it from the source here:

New cookbook contains recipes from Harrah's properties

The Goodlife Recipe Wholesome Bites with Turkey & Apple Snacks for Dogs, 7.6-Ounce Bags (Pack of 12)Today in The Seattle Times, you'll find our annual Holiday Cuisine section, offering turkey tips, wine ideas and a wide world of recipes, including some of my time-honored favorites (like the cranberry sauce with rum and sour cherries I make every Thanksgiving) as well as Savory Chicken and Bacon "Cupcakes" with Tabasco Cream Cheese Frosting (a Kathy Casey newbie I'm hoping to try this year).

You'll also find a seafood gumbo recipe from that sassy New Orleanian Poppy Tooker, and my latest "favorite": a recipe for carne adovada -- the dried chiles-fueled pork stew I couldn't get enough of when I visited New Mexico this summer. Like the gumbo we serve at home each Christmas Day, that adovado (full recipe here) is one of those great one-pot dishes perfect for holiday parties and potlucks. Never tried it? Why wait?

Interested in that avocado recipe? Read the full article here:
Carne adovada: make it at home for the holidays

101 Recipes For The Deep Fryer - The High Cooking Temperature Seals In Flavor & Texture & Seals Out Extra Fat! AAA+++Today I did my first ever experiment in making sweet potato hash at home.  Now, I'm going to tell you right now that when I make things at home, I rarely ever follow a recipe.  I'm more of a "pinch of this, dash of that" sort of cook. One of things I like to do is try making some of my favorite recipes, that I've eaten at restaurants, at home!  I'm also really big on saving preparation time, as I'm impatient when it comes to cooking... as I'm sure many of you are too!  So, I'm sharing with you what I did today, but keep in mind that my recipes don't really ever contain exact measurements or cooking times, but let yourself have fun with it!  I LOVE experimental cooking! 

This recipe was inspired by the sweet potato hash I had once at Bravo (which apparently is not on the menu there anymore!  Boo hoo!).  So, keep reading to find out what I put in it... and enjoy!

To read the full article, find it here:
Sweet Potato Hash

Jacques Pepin's Thanksgiving CelebrationThe giveaway for November 2010 is BIG.  Really big.  We have a brand new copy of the just-released COOKING AT HOME written by Chuck Williams, founder of Williams Sonoma.  The book is being touted as the next Joy of Cooking.  I was skeptical, but after numerous dives into the pages, I'm a believer.

COOKING AT HOME features more than 1000 recipes, each employing a minimal number of ingredients and sound cooking techniques. Plus there are plenty of charts, glossaries, engaging sidebars and straightforward guidance to ensure success.  Whether you're planning a quick weeknight meal or a relaxed weekend dinner party, this book has the tools and tips you'll need.

If you want that cookbook, find the full article here:
COOKING AT HOME Book Give-away!

The Great Turkey Cookbook: 385 Turkey Recipes for Every Day and HolidaysJuggling your family schedule yet want to make delicious and healthy meals? Hawaiian Electric Company's "Wiki Recipes -- Quick and Easy Favorites" is the cookbook for you. It is filled with recipes from our employees, families and friends. Plus, energy-saving tips are sprinkled throughout.

All proceeds from sales of the cookbook benefit Aloha United Way. Cookbooks are $10; they're available at Hawaiian Electric customer service offices or by mail. Mail orders will be shipped via U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail at the current flat-rate shipping cost ($4.90 for one to two copies, $10.70 for orders containing three to 10 copies). Call 543-4111.

Wanting to buy that cookbook? See below how, and some sample recipes:
Cookbook packed with recipes, energy tips

250 Traditional THANKSGIVING Holiday RECIPES CookbookAs a new bride living in Tampa, Jessica Segarra wanted to make her husband, Jorge, happy. She didn't know how to cook, but she did have a bunch of new pots and pans she picked up at their wedding reception.

"I decided I was going to figure out how use these really expensive gifts," she says. "I found I really loved it."

In 2008, she started a blog called The Novice Chef ( to track the new recipes she tried. She'd never written a blog before, but inexperience didn't stop her.

To continue her story, find it here:
Food blogs bring opportunity and tasty recipes

That's it for today. Happy eating!

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