Category Archives: Culinary

Helen’s Asian Kitchen: Easy Chinese Stir-Fries –Try Kung Pao Chicken at home!

April 27, 2009 — Quick, simple, and versatile, stir-fries are the perfect everyday meal—and you don’t need a take-out menu to enjoy one. “When I was growing up, my mother did all of the cooking at home and the variety was endless,” says Helen Chen. “But it was her everyday Chinese home cooking that I […]

BETTY CROCKER® BAKING BASICS: Recipes and Tips to Bake with Confidence

February 24, 2009 — Everyone loves baked goods, from a warm chocolate chip cookie to gooey fudgy brownies. But not all of us grew up learning to bake with mom in the kitchen. For anyone who’s starting from scratch and wants to prepare their favorite treats, here is BETTY CROCKER® BAKING BASICS: Recipes and Tips […]

KNEADLESSLY SIMPLE: Fabulous, Fuss-Free, No-Knead Breads

 February 24, 2009 — Nancy Baggett always loved the satisfaction of serving her family fresh, fragrant bread straight from their home oven—but found it increasingly difficult to carve out enough time to prepare her mother’s old-fashioned yeast recipes. She began experimenting with a no-knead, slow-rise approach, incorporating but simplifying the techniques used by today’s innovative […]

BETTY CROCKER® COOKING BASICS: Recipes and Tips to Cook with Confidence, 2nd Edition

 February 24, 2009 — A substantially updated new edition of BETTY CROCKER® COOKING BASICS: Recipes and Tips to Cook with Confidence, 2nd Edition (Wiley Cloth Spiral Bound; $25.95; October 27, 2008; ISBN-13: 978-0-470-11135-2) provides all the answers for today’s beginner cook. A bestseller with over 500,000 copies sold, this new edition boasts 50% new recipes […]

1,000 GLUTEN-FREE RECIPES by CAROL FENSTER

January 23, 2009 – In 1988, when Carol Fenster, Ph.D. walked out of her doctor’s office with the phrase “Don’t eat wheat” ringing in her ears, gluten intolerance was a virtually unheard of condition. As someone who “lives to eat,” Fenster got to work right away, revamping her entire repertoire of dishes to exclude gluten, […]

WINGS by DEBBIE MOOSE: MORE THAN 50 RECIPES FOR AMERICA’S FAVORITE SNACK

January 23, 2009 – Wings are truly America’s favorite snack! For an outdoor barbecue, a tailgate party, or a Super Bowl Sunday halftime snack, there is nothing better than a plate of classic spicy Buffalo wings. In WINGS (Wiley Hardcover; $16.95; December 2008), Debbie Moose shows wing-lovers how they can go way beyond the basics […]

GREAT PARTY DIPS by PEGGY FALLON, PERFECT FOR ENTERTAINING AT HOME

January 23, 2009 –Dips have long been an entertaining staple for home cooks everywhere. Simple to prepare and easy to serve, dips are perfect for cocktail parties, pre-dinner appetizers, or even simple late-night snacks. In GREAT PARTY DIPS (Wiley Hardcover; December 29, 2008; $16.95), Peggy Fallon provides nearly 70 foolproof and great-tasting recipes for dips […]

SLOW & EASY by NATALIE HAUGHTON — FAST FIX RECIPES FOR YOUR SLOW COOKER

January 23, 2009 – Easy to use, economical, and energy efficient, the slow cooker makes any meal quick and hassle-free. Whether you’re a busy working parent cooking family meals, or a host or hostess preparing make-ahead appetizers for a party, SLOW & EASY (Wiley Paperback; December 29, 2008; $22.95) by Natalie Haughton is the only […]

BAKING UNPLUGGED by NICOLE REES — SIMPLE BAKING IS BACK!

January 23, 2009 – “Anyone can walk into the kitchen and bake something perfectly lovely without being genetically gifted or classically trained. That’s what our grandmothers and great-grandmothers did, after all!” says Nicole Rees, a former pastry chef and recipe developer with a self-proclaimed sweet tooth and baked goods obsession. In her new book, BAKING […]

BEGIN THE NEW YEAR WITH WEIGHT WATCHERS in 20 MINUTES

The world’s leading provider of weight management services brings you their quickest recipes yet! January 23, 2009 — Trust WEIGHT WATCHERS® IN 20 MINUTES (Wiley Hardcover concealed-wiro; $29.95) to deliver 250 tempting dishes that make healthy eating about living— not dieting, and that you can make in just 20 minutes, or less! Up-to-date with recipes […]

Entertaining Simple by Matthew Mead: Restore sanity to entertaining without sacrificing style

October 29, 2008 – “Entertaining serves as a soul-satisfying antidote to the workweek when we can take pleasure in creating an invitation, planning a guest list, arranging flowers, or cooking for those we care about,” says style editor and party planning expert Matthew Mead. In ENTERTAINING SIMPLE (Wiley Paperback; $24.95; September 29, 2008), Mead helps […]

Bon Appetit Fast Easy Fresh Cookbook: Make weeknight meals a snap!

“This recipe compendium is one of the largest available for those who love to cook and eat well but lack time on weeknights to make dishes that require hours to prepare…Anyone looking for a reliable source of relatively uncomplicated, tasty dishes will be thrilled to find this.” -Publishers Weekly, starred review “Sure to appeal to […]

Great Party Fondues – Truly the perfect party food!

September 22, 2008 — Easy to make and serve, fun for guests to share, and of course, always great tasting, fondue is truly the perfect party food! In GREAT PARTY FONDUES (Wiley Hardcover; September 23, 2008; $16.95), Peggy Fallon covers everything the home cook needs to know about making and serving fondue. The simple, no-fuss […]

New easy and delicious choices found in Betty Crocker 30 Minute Meals for Diabetes

September 22, 2008 – Nearly 18 million Americans are currently living with Type II diabetes, and the numbers continue to grow. So the editors at Betty Crocker have created BETTY CROCKER® 30 MINUTE MEALS FOR DIABETES (Wiley; $19.95; Cloth Spiralbound; September 1, 2008; ISBN-13: 978-0-470-19117-0), a new collection of 150 recipes that takes the guesswork […]

Pillsbury Pizza Night:Top It, Stuff it, Twist it — The easy way to go with refrigerated dough

September 22, 2008 — For a meal everyone’s sure to love, homemade pizza can’t be beat. Now, anyone can create their own fresh-from-the-oven pizza in minutes with the help of refrigerator dough and PILLSBURY PIZZA NIGHT: Top It, Stuff It, Twist It—The easy way to go with refrigerated dough (Wiley Hardcover Spiral bound; $14.95; August […]