Sunday, November 14, 2010

BRUNCH WITH BINGO: THE NEW THANKSGIVING TABLE GIVEAWAY

WELCOME TO
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"BRUNCH WITH BINGO DAY"
I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THIS SUNDAY'S
"BRUNCH WITH BINGO DAY"
FOOD BOOK CHOICE IS.....
 GIVEAWAY ENDED
THE NEW 
THANKSGIVING TABLE
An American Celebration of 
Family, Friends and Food
BY DIANE MORGAN
PHOTOGRAPHS BY LEIGH BEISCH
ABOUT THE COOKBOOK:
Thanksgiving is the favorite holiday of millions of Americans. And with so many diverse regions across the United States, it's no surprise to find that the Thanksgiving menu changes significantly from New England to the Pacific Northwest. This is the quintessential cookbook for our national day of thanks, capturing this diversity with creative recipes for the perfect dinner and providing the key to a stress-free occasion with author Diane Morgan's indispensable do-ahead tips. Including appetizers, soups, salads, main courses, stuffings, casseroles, biscuits, side dishes, desserts, and even leftovers, it contains everything the busy cook needs to celebrate this most festive and food-centered of holidays!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Diane Morgan is an award-winning cookbook author, freelance food writer, culinary instructor, and restaurant consultant. She is the author of sixteen cookbooks including Skinny Dips, The Christmas Table, The New Thanksgiving Table, Grill Every Day, Salmon, Pizza, Delicious Dips, The Thanksgiving Table, Midnight Munchies, Cooking For The Week, The Basic Gourmet, The Basic Gourmet Entertains, and Dressed To Grill: Savvy Recipes for Girls who Play with Fire, all from Chronicle Books. In addition, Diane has a new cookbook, Gifts Cooks Love, written in conjunction with Sur La Table and published by Andrews McMeel.

She has been involved in the world of food for more than 25 years. She spent six years in Chicago as a caterer and chef for an executive dining room. Leaving behind Chicago’s blustery, frigid winters, Diane moved to the Pacific Northwest, settling in Portland, Oregon. Her focus shifted to teaching cooking classes and pursuing a career in food writing. Her first cookbook, Entertaining People: Menus from a Pacific Northwest Cooking School won an IACP/Seagrams cookbook award and was followed by Very Entertaining: Menus for Special Occasions.

Diane’s holiday cookbook, The Christmas Table, was featured in the December 2008 issue of Oprah’s “O” magazine with six-pages of glorious photographs highlighting food gifts from the kitchen, all created by Diane. In December 2009, Better Homes & Gardens featured six recipes from The Christmas Table in a beautifully illustrated article. Her decadent recipe for Hot Chocolate Fudge Cakes was on the cover of December 2008’s issue of Cooking Light

Diane has been a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times food section and has written for Bon Appétit, Fine Cooking, Cooking Light, The Oregonian, Northwest Palate, and Edible Portland. She has appeared on the Today Show, ABC World News Now, CBS Early Show, The Food Network, Smart Solutions on HGTV, Seasonings on PBS, and Good Day Oregon. In addition, for the past two years, Diane has consulted on the core menu, promotional seasonal menus and recipes for a Northwest chain of family dining restaurants.
RECIPES:
 Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Pie
with Pecan Pastry Crust
Pumpkin pie has been around since the Pilgrims’ second Thanksgiving in 1623, and there has been stiff competition out there ever since for the best pumpkin pie recipe. I have baked and sampled many, and this version is my favorite because of the delightful interplay between the smooth custard filling and the nutty flavor and crunch of the crust. You can’t go wrong if you serve this pumpkin pie with rum or maple-flavored whipped cream or simply vanilla ice cream. 

Pie Crust

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
1/2 cup pecans, toasted, then finely ground
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) ice-cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup ice-cold solid vegetable shortening, cut into small pieces
1/3 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons ice water

Filling

3 1/2 cups or 2 cans (15 ounces each) unsweetened pumpkin purée
7 large eggs, lightly beaten
2/3 cup unsulphured molasses
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 cups sour cream
1 cup heavy (whipping) cream

2 tablespoons milk
Sugar for sprinkling

Topping

1 cup heavy (whipping) cream
2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons dark rum or 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

To make the crust, combine the flour, pecans, salt, and sugar in a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Scatter the butter and shortening pieces over the flour mixture and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the sour cream and water and process for a few seconds, just until a ball of dough begins to form. Do not overprocess. (To make the dough by hand, place the dry ingredients in a large bowl, and use a pastry blender or 2 knives to cut the butter and shortening into the flour mixture. Add the sour cream and ice water, and mix just until the dough comes together and forms a mass.)

Transfer the dough to a floured work surface, gathering all the loose bits, and form into a disk about 1 inch thick. Cut the dough into 2 pieces, wrap each piece in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to overnight.

Have two 9-inch pie pans ready. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out 1 piece of the dough into a circle about 12 inches in diameter. Dust the work surface and dough with a little more flour, as necessary, to keep the dough from sticking. Roll the dough around the rolling pin, lift it over the pie pan, and unroll the dough over the pan. Adjust to center the dough, then press it into place. Trim the excess dough by running a knife around the edge of the pan. Set it aside, leaving it rolled out. Repeat with the second piece of dough. Refrigerate the pie crusts while you make the decorative edge pieces.

Use a 1 1/4-inch decorative cookie cutter (such as a leaf, daisy, or star shape) to make cutouts from the dough trimmings. Reroll the scraps to make more cutouts. You should have about 30 to 35 dough shapes per pie. Place in a single layer on a nonstick baking sheet and refrigerate.

To make the filling, in a large bowl, combine the pumpkin, eggs, molasses, sugar, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, salt, and pepper. Whisk until smooth. Blend in the sour cream and heavy cream. Whisk until smooth and no white streaks are visible. Set aside.

To assemble the pies, position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350°F. Divide the pumpkin filling between the chilled pie shells. Use a pastry brush to brush milk on the edges of the pastry. Overlap the decorative cutouts around the edge of the pastry, pressing gently. There should be enough to circle each pan. Brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake the pies until the filling just begins to puff at the edges and the center no longer jiggles when gently shaken, about 40 minutes. Turn off the oven and leave the pies, undisturbed, in the oven with the door ajar, for 20 minutes. Transfer the pies to wire racks and let cool completely.

Meanwhile, make the topping: In a medium bowl, combine the cream, confectioners’ sugar, and rum. Using a whisk or electric mixer, whip the cream until soft peaks form. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Slice the pies into wedges, top with whipped cream, and serve.
Honey and Chipotle Glazed 
Sweet Potato Spears with Lime
 CLICK HERE TO SEE THIS RECIPE
 
 Roast Turkey for a Small Gathering
GIVEAWAY

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  GIVE AWAY OF THIS BRAND
NEW HARD COPY, HOLIDAY
AND FUN COOKBOOK!

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HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY:
COMMENT ON WHAT YOU LIKE ABOUT THIS YUMMY, HOLIDAY  COOKBOOK AND WHY YOU WANT TO WIN IT

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK AND LEAVE A LINK THAT I CAN FOLLOW

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHICH OF THE THREE RECIPES ABOVE YOU LIKE THE BEST AND WOULD WANT TO MAKE THE MOST

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON THE VIDEO OF DIANE MORGAN MAKING THE PUMPKIN PIE

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST,
NOVEMBER 30






GOOD LUCK!

68 comments:

Steve Capell said...

This cookbook looks like the perfect thing for holidays. We sometimes get stuck with our favorite recipes that we use for every holidays. Some of our favorite recipes were passed down from our grandparents, i.e. cinnamon jello salad, date pudding with real whipped cream (sometimes we bought the canned stuff instead of whipping our own), oyster stuffing, and raisin cookies. After reading these recipes on this post and seeing that Diane Morgan has been in the food industry for 25 years we would be pleased to add this book to our cooking library and who knows start a lineage of great recipes that we would pass down to our family. Hope everyone has a GREAT Thanksgiving filled with many blessings.

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holdenj said...

Thanksgiving is my favorite food holiday! This book looks like it would be great to try something new, yet still kind of traditional.
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holdenj said...

I would try the Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie recipe. I love the little fall cutouts on the picutred pie.
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Joan said...

I'd love to win this one. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Since I've taken over most of the cooking for my family (Mom has several health issues), I could use some inspiration as I cook for about 18 people.
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Joan said...

How interesting that she made the pumpkin pie with molasses. We don't usually make pumpkin pie but sweet potato instead. But it's nice to have a pumpkin pie recipe for those family members who'd rather have pumpkin.

Joan said...

I'd be interested in making Honey and Chipotle Glazed Sweet Potato Spears with Lime. I normally don't like sweeteners of any kind on my sweet potatoes but I do love chipotle and this sounds very good especially with the lime to tame the honey a bit.
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rhapsodyinbooks said...

I love the look of every recipe you posted, so it would be hard to say what I *don't* like about it! :--)

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

The recipe that sounds the most intriguing to me is Honey and Chipotle Glazed Sweet Potato Spears with Lime. I love sweet potatoes and in Tucson, we put chipotle on EVERYthing, so this sounds perfect!

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debbie said...

I would love this cookbook. I have been making the same things every year for thanksgiving. It is time I add something new.
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debbie said...

I like the roast turkey for a small gathering the best.
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Pamela Keener said...

I absolutely love collecting cookbooks and this one sounds like a keeper. I like that it gives you recipes from different regions so that you can try to incorporate something new and delicious to your Thanksgiving table.
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Pamela Keener said...

The sweet potato spears sound very interesting & yummy.
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Pamela Keener said...

I love the tips she gives for a great crust in her video. I never thought of freezing the flour mixture but it makes perfect sense. I also like that she uses a food processor to make the dough as I have always tried to make it by hand and get so frustrated.
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suburban prep said...

IF the book has more recipes like the ones printed then this seems like a wonderful book.
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petite said...

This wonderful cookbook would be so helpful and give me new recipes to try. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

The Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie recipe looks delectable. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

The video had me interested in how she managed to create the best looking pie on earth. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

traveler said...

What a delightful and wonderful cookbook. Love to peruse it and learn from it. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I am interested in the Roast turkey for a small gathering. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Bethie said...

I love the recipes. I have never cooked a Thanksgiving meal. But I would love to try.

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Linda Kish said...

I love new recipes...this would be a good addition.

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Linda Kish said...

I think I might do the roast turkey for a small group. I like the breast best.

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Linda Kish said...

I think it's interesting...sour cream and frozen flour and butter.

Although it was very interesting, I am lazy...I'll still buy my pies.

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holdenj said...

I entered the Chocolate.com giveaway.
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I entered Deadly Intent.
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I entered the kid's Thanksgiving giveaway.
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I entered the Steig Larsson trilogy giveaway.
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Tore said...

I like the cookbook because it has so many recipes that are good for the holidays. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

carolsnotebook said...

I love Thanksgiving food and this looks like the perfect collection, with all my favorites in one place.

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

First of all that turkey looks mouth watering and I've just taken some classes on cake decorating so I need new recipes to add to my ones that are fixed over and over


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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

I'd fix the pumpkin Pie recipe first


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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Her tips on the pie crust were ones that I could definitely use.


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Lori Thomas said...

Awesome giveaway!!! Would love to win this cookbook, all the recipes look sooooo yummy!!!!

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Lori Thomas said...

I`d like to make the Pumpkin Pie,sounds different than others.

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Lori Thomas said...

Video is nice, like to actually see how things are made


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hendy said...

I would love to win this cookbook to help me with some Thanksgiving dishes but to also learn about all the other Thanksgiving dishes eaten around the country-it may give me some new ideas.
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hendy said...

The Roast Turkey recipe looks incredible as I'm always trying to find ways to tweak my turkey and this is perfect if you don't need to cook a huge turkey for a lot of people.
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Christa said...

Aww man...just thinking about this cookbook is making me SO hungry. I think this would be a great cookbook for a person like me because I've never made my own Thanksgiving dinner before. I just got married in August and would love to learn great holiday recipes! This cookbook looks like it has TONS of recipes for all different parts of the meal. I like that it even has a section for leftover recipes (some of the best food I've ever had). I would love to win this cookbook! :)

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Christa said...

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Christa said...

I would love to make the Roast Turkey for a small gathering. On a regular basis it's just my husband and I , so it's nice to make smaller portions of good food. We like to have a couple friends over for dinner and this seems like the perfect recipe for such an occasion.

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Christa said...

Wow, Diane Morgan has a nice kitchen! lol. I think it is great that she took the time to make a video to share her love a pie making with other people. I have never made a pie before and have been itching to make one this holiday season. I think I will take her video and recipe and actually make one. Yum! I can't wait!

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bison61 said...

this sounds like a great cookbook, there is everything from appetizers to desserts

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Laura H. said...

Thanks for another great giveaway! I love to try new recipes and am always looking for the perfect side dish. This cookbook provides not only diverse recipes but do-ahead tips making it the quintessential cookbook.

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Laura H. said...

I'm known for my pies and would like to try the Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Pastry Crust.

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Laura H. said...

The video reiterated a lot of things I already do to make the perfect pie.

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Christine H said...

I'd LOVE to win this cookbook!!! I've never actually make a Turkey or a turkey dinner, My Mom and MIL always do all the cooking. I'd like to try to make a turkey sometime during the winter not around Thanksgiving.

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Christine H said...

I'd like to make the turkey since I've never attempted it.

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Christine H said...

I wished I had made the pumpkin pie I took to the inlaws, because my FIL asked me if I made it, I said on No it was last min, I just baked it. lol It's seems like there is so many ingriedents.but Maybe I'll try it. Next year!! lol

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Shirley said...

I'm always looking for new ways to do things, or something new to add to the table. I'd love this cookbook.
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Shirley said...

I liked to make the Pumpkin pie, I love to Bake!!

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Shirley said...

I feel like getting everything ready and making it right along with her.

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Jeff said...

I'd like to win it for my wife, Then I'll get turkey more than once a year. My wifes a good cook but she's never made the turkey, her Mom always done that.

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Jeff said...

well I don't cook or bake, unless it's on the grill, but I'd love that Pumpkin pie!!

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