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Mexican Made Easy: Everyday Ingredients, Extraordinary Flavor

Featured Recipe: Coconut Flan Serves: 8 to 10 Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 1 cup cajeta or caramel sauce, warm 3 (14-ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk 1 (14-ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk 1 (14-ounce) can evaporated milk 6 large eggs 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup shredded sweetened coconut, toasted Flan (which, I have to confess, is Spanish, not Mexican) is surprisingly easy to make. The trick is to cook it in a water bath to ensure gentle heat surrounds the custard so it won’t break or curdle. There are various methods of infusing coconut flavor into a flan, but coconut milk is the easiest, giving you intense flavor and also a smooth texture. When I first made this recipe, I thought adding shredded coconut to custard would give even more flavor.   

The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook: 175 Delicious Meals that Can Reset Your Metabolism, Melt Away Fat, and Make You Thin and Healthy for Life, 1/7/11 “This cookbook paired with the diet plan is great for those that have excess fat around their mid section and often feel tired and irritable. The recipes in this cookbook are quick, easy and carb-controlled. The recipes fit in perfectly with the different steps of the Metabolism Miracle diet plan.”Portland Book Review, 6/24/11 “With recipes for Lemon-Garlic Chicken, Roasted Sweet Potato Fries, or Pumpkin Bread Pudding, readers will wonder when the dieting begins. The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook offers research-based information that sounds like a trusted friend talking to you over a Chocolate-Peanut Butter Smoothie.”   

Man with a Pan

“Inspirational, heartwarming tales of fathers in the kitchen…An engaging collection that shouldinspire comfort for the man who cooks while his baby bangs on the pots and pans.”—Kirkus Reviews (Kirkus Reviews )“Throughout the book, what comes across strongest is the authors’ love for the joy of providing fortheir families in a newly satisfying way. Mario Batali explains it perfectly: ‘The best reason to cook,besides its being delicious and good for you, is that it will automatically make you look good. You’lllook like a hero every day.’ It’s a wonder, in fact, that we let women in the kitchen at all.”—Saveur (Saveur )“Donohue piles his plate high with writers, chefs, artists, and businessmen to serve up thismulti-author work devoted to modern fathers everywhere…Readers won’t have any troublerecognizing which pieces came from professional writers and which from stock-exchange gents, butthey will hungrily anticipate each man-with-a-pan’s “signature dish,” placed at the end of his chapter,along with a recipe and a list of some of his favorite cookery books.   

In the Small Kitchen: 100 Recipes from Our Year of Cooking in the Real World

“[Cara and Phoebe’s] fantastic cookbook, In the Small Kitchen, [is] a collection of innovative recipes.” (Glamour )“Childhood friends learn to how survive as home cooks in cramped NYC quarters.” (Daily News )“A thoughtful guide for novice cooks, those who have the ambition and tastes for great meals but not necessarily the honed skills or applianced-out kitchens to execute them. Regardless of your kitchen’s square footage, the recipes in In the Small Kitchen translate beautifully.” (Serious Eats )“Friends and food: What could be more fun? That’s the underlying premise of this practical and creative cookbook. Easy-to-read recipes for all occasions, whether eating alone, with a date or partying with friends.   

Raw Energy: 124 Raw Food Recipes for Energy Bars, Smoothies, and Other Snacks to Supercharge Your Body

It’s time to rescue snacks from the realm of empty-calorie packaged junk food and transform everyday pick-me-ups into healthful, satisfying mini meals. Why waste calories on cookies or chips that have no nutritional value and provide only short-term satisfaction when raw foods are delicious, simple to prepare, and bursting with natural energy boosters that everybody needs to stay fit and healthy?Thanks to Raw Energy, it has never been easier to add a full spectrum of raw ingredients to a healthful lifestyle. Author Stephanie Tourles’s 125 recipes for trail mixes, parfaits, energy bars, juice blends, smoothies, soups, vegetable chips, zippy dips, candies, and cookies combine raw ingredients in delicious snacks that are chock-full of nutrients and long-term energy boosters.   

Gourmet Gifts: 100 Delicious Recipes for Every Occasion to Make Yourself and Wrap with Style

Gifts of food can be very special indeed - homemade, beautifully packaged, and delicious. Gourmet Gifts, by cooking school teacher and food editor Dinah Corley, brings together the culinary and the creative with 100 recipes for homemade gift packs and baskets filled with gourmet foodstuffs - jams, nuts, patés, and other items covering a wide range of flavors - which cater to a rising trend in homemade gifting. The recipes range from simple to sophisticated and include information on key topics such as presentation, level of difficulty, prep time, and suitability for storing and/or shipping. Chapters include Small Tokens, Big Batches, Penny Wise (for budget gifts), Pound Foolish (when money is no object), Feel Better, and Going the Distance. Over 40 beautiful color photos help readers envision the final gift.