What are you making for dinner tonight? I've always been intrigued by dinner menus. Even as a kid I wanted to know what my friends were having for dinner. If it was something new and delicious, you can be sure I ran home and told my home-ec teacher mom exactly what our family should make tomorrow! I still love hearing what my neighbors are grilling outside for tonight's dinner. That's exactly why Rachael Ray's new book, My Year in Meals with a behind-the-scenes glimpse of her kitchen is so intriguing.
Reading her book is like sitting down for dinner with her family and friends. If you like the conversational and friendly style of her magazine, you'll love her new book. Here are some of the yummy recipes that have me hooked on this book:
Need something to get you out of bed in the morning? Try the Almond Custard Brioche Toast or Eastern Egg Sandwiches with Bacon. Looking to fire up that backyard barbecue? Try the Baby Back Ribs with Bourbon BBQ sauce. For something simple that will knock your guests’ socks off, try Rachael’s Egg Tagliatelle with Truffle Butter and Butternut Squash Risotto.
In the book Rachael chronicles what she cooked for her own family and friends for an entire year and because the book is a flip book you also get a second book—Rachael’s husband and manager John Cusimano offers his personal cocktail recipes. I'm thinking the dinner recipes plus the skinny on some amazing drinks is a win-win combo:
Rachael’s husband, John Cusimano, is no stranger to the cocktail shaker. Now he’s sharing his secrets with you. Whether shaken or stirred, straight up or on the rocks, with a cherry or a twist, John’s creations—like his Strawberry Velvet featuring honey liqueur, strawberries, and lime—are always fresh, fun, and certain to make any gathering more memorable. With plenty of options for every occasion and season, such as the Pomegranate Margarita, the Halloween Fizz, and the Nod to Nog,
- recipes from Rachael's kitchen diary
- includes a variety of menus, weekday dinners to complex party menus
- her coauthor hubby John shares his personal cocktail recipes
- packed with mouth-watering illustrations and photographs throughout
- book contains Microsoft tags that connect readers to videos of Rachael demonstrating techniques, explaining how to prepare each meal, and sharing personal cooking stories
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