Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Complete Idiots Guide to Cooking with Mixes or Perfect Party Food Made Simple

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Cooking with Mixes

Author: Ellen Brown

With the success of such cookbooks as The Cake Mix Doctor, home chefs have found that they can overcome the quality issues in many convenience products, including soup mixes and cake mixes, and end up with a better dish than they could have made from scratch. Taking this new trend one step further, award-winning cookbook author Ellen Brown shows readers how adding simple additional ingredients can turn mixes into culinary masterpieces-in half the time. Inside, readers will find fantastic recipes for broths, stocks, marinades, rubs, salad dressings, dips, spreads, hors d'oeuvres, soups, stews, salads, meat, poultry and fish entrees, vegetarian dishes, potatoes, pastas, rice, cakes, cookies, and desserts.

Author Biography: Ellen Brown was the founding food editor of USA Today and has authored the IACP/Seagrams award-winning Gourmet Gazelle Cookbook, along with six other cookbooks. She is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Slow Cooker Cooking .

Interesting book: Perfect Egg and Other Secrets or Families Friends and Food

Perfect Party Food Made Simple

Author: Bridget Jones

How to plan the best celebration ever with fantastic snacks, party dishes and desserts, all shown in 650 photographs.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Taste of America or Simply Scrumptious

Taste of America: Favorite Recipes from across the U. S. A.

Author: Betty Evans

This outstanding cookbook features recipes, along with interesting cultural tidbits and background information. Sidebars contain hints, shortcuts, and suggestions to help you prepare each dish correctly and efficiently. Colorful state flags beside each recipe help you easily plan single- and multi-region meals. Color photos, gorgeous enough to make your mouth water, show you how charming these patriotic dishes can look on your dinner table. No other cookbook-and no other country- offers such a wide array of tempting foods in such a beautiful format.

Books about: Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings or How to Be a Working Actor

Simply Scrumptious: Little Book of Home Bakes

Author: Martha Day

The delightful recipes in this baking book ooze all the charm of every type of traditional homecooked food. The book includes an informative introduction covering ingredients and techniques as well as professional tips and hints throughout.