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Are you all ready for some new recipes and yummy dishes for the New Year? I have found a wonderful cookbook written by Pam Anderson and I love it!
Perfect One-Dish Dinners
All You Need for Easy Get-Togethers
by Pam Anderson
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Photographed by Judd Pilossof
Everything in this cookbook is distinguished by one fact: you can make each main dish in One Pot, One Dish or One Roaster. You'll find that each main dish is sufficient for your family and guests to enjoy without needing to add several other dishes to "complete" your meal. But if you are having company, you also have the option of adding a salad, dessert and/or an appetizer.
The book is separated into several "chapters" each spotlighting a main dish along with a salad, appetizer and dessert suggested to round out a meal for your family and guests.
Stews for all seasons: has a yummy recipe for Salsa Verde Chicken w/ Herbed Cornmeal Dumplings (now doesn't that sound really good on a cold night after shoveling all that snow the East received this weekend! - 32 inches!) Having guests? Pam suggests adding Pimento Cheese w/ Green Olives and Flatbread Crackers as your appetizer, Baby Spinach Salad w/ Mango, Avocado and Red Onion (this was awesome) and for dessert bring out Miniature Lemon-Raspberry Cakes!
Big Summer Salads & Grilled Platters was another favorite chapter. Why not have a ladies night or luncheon and serve: Grilled Salad Nicoise (with Tuna) along with the Fresh Tomato-Basil Bread Soup and for dessert Lemon-Cooler Cookies and White Wine-Marinated Strawberries!
You can easily invite 8 friends over for a gab fest and FUN with these recipes. The other thing I really liked about each "chapter" was that many of the recipes have "instant alternatives" to either shave off prep time or ideas that make it easier for the not so experienced cook. The recipes are very well written and easy to follow and many of them only have a few steps so they aren't overwhelming. Do you need a gift idea for a wedding or bridal shower? This would be an ideal cookbook to give to a couple you know enjoy trying new foods and experiences.
Would you like to add a glass of wine with your dinner or when you have guests? The main dishes also give suggestions for serving a wine that matches the dish. For example: serve a Provencal or other dry rose with the Grilled Salad Nicoise or a good aromatic white like Viognier or Argentine Torrontes with the Salsa Verde Chicken.
Are you getting hungry?
Pam is the New York Times best selling author of The Perfect Recipe, former editor for Cook's Illustrated, a columnist for USA Weekend and a contributing editor to Runner's World and Fine Cooking. She has written 6 books and with her daughters Maggy and Sharon, writes a weekly blog at ThreeManyCooks where each week, they share their thoughts and ideas about recipes, cooking, and eating–and anything that comes with it.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing & Pam Anderson very generously offered to share a copy of Perfect One-Dish Dinners with one of you!
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