Before Smoke & Spice revolutionized backyard home cooking, many believed that smoke-cooked barbecue should be left to the pitmasters at national competitions and famous barbecue joints in the south. Now everyone who wants to make their own mouthwatering pulled pork or smoked ribs easily can, as long as they have Smoke & Spice by their side. This revised and updated edition now has more than 450 recipes, full-color photos, an update on the latest equipment, and plenty of stories of barbecue lore and pit-side antics, the perfect reminder that good times are as much a part of “Q” as good food.
The tremendous success of slow-cooker cookbooks is rooted in the demanding lifestyles of working families: You get dinner started before you go to work and have it ready shortly after you return. slow-cooking is not the only way to cook fabulous food on a busy schedule. Lucy Vaserfirer’s Marinades offers a delicious alternative. With the right marinade, you can dress up meats, chicken, fish, or vegetables in the morning, pop the food in the fridge for the day, and finish it all off with a quick broil, grill, microwave, or sauté when you get home. Dinner is served!
Juicing machines, and books about how to get the most from them, are selling in tremendous numbers. Best 100 Juices for Kids brings the juicing revolution home for everyone in the family—not just mom and dad. Jessica Fisher’s imaginative and tasty recipes give parents terrific and super-nutritious alternatives both to cheap juices loaded with high fructose corn syrup, on one hand, and to healthy but very pricey store-bought gourmet juices on the other. For fruit- and vegetable-averse kids, they also offer a way to “sneak” produce into a kid’s diet in a way that the child actually will enjoy. older kids and teens, too, will have fun trying out the juicing machine in the kitchen, using these recipes as a starting point.
Robin Robertson once and for all explodes the myth that vegan food is bland, bizarre, or just too “lite.” First she provides a complete rundown on the vegan pantry and the tremendous health benefits of the vegan way of eating. Then she presents 400 exciting and globally inspired new recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including decadent-without-dairy desserts and creative ideas for entertaining guests no matter what they like to eat.
Nobody knows how to coax more delectable food from a panini press than Kathy Strahs, whose celebrated blog Panini Happy has covered the machines since 2008. While panini are sandwiches, they’re not just for lunch: They make substantial dinnertime or breakfast/brunch fare as well, as Strahs’s 205 recipes amply prove. In roughly one-quarter of the recipes Strahs shows that you can make lots of other things, from burritos and quesadillas all the way to your own homemade ice-cream cones, on a panini maker.
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