Sunday, August 11, 2013

BRUNCH WITH BINGO WEEKEND EDITION: RECIPES ACROSS AMERICA: A REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY, PART TWO

WELCOME TO A SPECIAL, TWO DAY
BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S
"BRUNCH WITH BINGO DAY"
I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THIS WEEKEND'S
 
FOOD BOOK CHOICE IS.....
GIVEAWAY ENDED
RECIPES ACROSS AMERICA
735 of the Best Recipes from Across the Nation 
TASTE OF HOME BOOKS from 
READER'S DIGEST PUBLISHING
REMINDER ABOUT THE COOKBOOK:
Take a culinary road trip across the USA! Brand-new TASTE OF HOME: RECIPES ACROSS AMERICA lets you savor the country’s best-loved local flavors—without leaving home.

Sink your teeth into 735 delicious recipes, from crispy Southern Fried Chicken and tasty Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches to sweet Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie. You’ll discover best-loved hometown specialties from cities and towns all over the country…tasty gems only the locals know…fun-to-know food facts and folklore…and so much more! Every mouthwatering main dish, side, salad, soup and dessert is the family-favorite of a real home cook like you.
As a bonus, you’ll enjoy fun food facts and folklore sprinkled throughout the pages. The cookbook is in hardcover, with 512 pages, and include colorful photos and notes regarding regional landmarks, infamous restaurants and more.
  
ABOUT THE PUBLISHER, TASTE OF HOME:
Taste of Home is a go-to resource for the holidays and any time of the year for information on food, cooking and entertaining. Each year, thousands of great home cooks from across the United States and Canada submit more than 40,000 recipes, of which 3,000 are published in Taste of Home magazines and online, making Taste of Homeone of the largest and most successful practitioners of user generated content. Before being published, every recipe is tested in the Taste of Home Test Kitchen to ensure that it can be prepared with affordable, everyday ingredients from regular grocery stores. Taste of Home content is available in print; online at Tasteofhome.com; in books; via digital download on iPad, mobile apps and Kindle; and Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

For more information please visit http://www.recipesacrossamerica.com, and follow on Facebook and Twitter

ABOUT  CATHERINE M. CASSIDY, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF TASTE OF HOME:
Catherine M. Cassidy is Editor-in-Chief of Taste of Home. She is responsible for driving editorial direction and product strategy across the brand's media platforms. They include Taste of Home, the number one food and entertaining magazine in the world; TasteofHome.com; social media; special interest publications; and cookbooks. She also is responsible for editorial direction for the magazines Simple & Delicious and Healthy Cooking and Enthusiast Brands Birds and Blooms, Country, Country Woman, Farm and Ranch Living, and Reminisce.

Cassidy has toured the country as the face of Taste of Home for national and local TV, radio, and newspaper interviews in support of the best-selling Taste of Homeproducts, including its cookbooks.

Prior to joining Taste of Home, Cassidy served as Editor-in-Chief of Prevention magazine, the nation's largest health publication, at Rodale, Inc. Cassidy joined Rodale in 1986 as an associate editor in the book division, and was later named Executive Editor of Rodale's Custom Publishing division. She started her career at Runner's World andFit magazines in Mountain View, California. Cassidy lives in Mequon, Wisconsin, with her husband and two daughters.
SAMPLE RECIPES FROM RECIPES ACROSS AMERICA: 
 COLORADO LAMB CHILI
Colorado sheep ranchers raise a great supply of lamb. In this recipe, I take our homegrown product and add a dash of Tex-Mex flair.
-- Karen Gorman, Gunnison, Colorado
PREP: 20 min.
COOK: 1 1/2 hours
YIELDS: 6 servings(2 1/4 quarts)
 
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 pound lamb stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces 
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 large onion, chopped 
  • 1 large sweet yellow pepper, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (30 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14½ ounces) reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seed, crushed 
  • Sliced green onions, chopped tomatoes and corn chips, optional
DIRECTIONS: 
1. In a Dutch oven, brown lamb in 1 tablespoon oil. Remove and set aside.

2. In the same pan, saute onion and pepper in remaining oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the beans, tomatoes, broth, oregano, chili powder, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, cumin and fennel. Return lamb to the pan.

3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1¼ to 1½ hours or until lamb is tender. Garnish each serving with green onions, tomatoes and corn chips if desired.
 BAKED BLUEBERRY AND PEACH OATMEAL
Baked oatmeal is a staple in our home. It’s very easy to prepare the night before; just keep the dry and wet ingredients separate until ready to bake. I’ve tried a variety of fruits in this dish, but the blueberry and peach combination is our favorite.
-- Rosemarie Weleski, Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania

Prep: 20 min.
Bake: 35 min.
Makes: 9 servings
INGREDIENTS:
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 egg
  • 1¼ cups fat-free milk
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (15 ounces) sliced peaches in juice, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • ⅓ cup chopped walnuts
  • Additional fat-free milk, optional 
DIRECTIONS: 
1. In a large bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Whisk the egg whites, egg, milk, oil and vanilla; add to dry ingredients and stir until blended. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in peaches and blueberries.

2. Transfer to an 11x7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with the walnuts. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until top is lightly browned and a thermometer reads 160°. Serve oatmeal with additional milk if desired.
MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW:
RECIPES ACROSS AMERICA: 735 of the Best Recipes from Across the Nation is a fabulous cookbook! While it has all the normal ingredients one would need and want in a cookbook, it also reads much like a tour guide as it takes you across the country with food traditions and recipes. It is very sturdy and well made with a hard-cover that will endure being used around the kitchen. It also stays open easily which is always a problem when one is cooking and the page turns or book shuts. Each of the yummy recipes has a color photograph so at least I can hope mine might come out to look something like that. I can cook but am no chef so it was nice that the ingredients are the kind I was able to find in my local grocery store and that the recipes don’t talk down to you, and are easily able to follow.

“Dishing About Food” is a short highlight on every page where small bits of wisdom about the food and/or area of the country is discussed. As you look through the book, you will feel like you are taking a road trip across our great country and learning about areas through their food. With facts as well as legends surrounding the different foods, one can easily see the story of our country and how this melting pot we live in called the United States of America is one delicious place to live…and to cook!

GIVEAWAY
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56 comments:

Joan said...

I really like the idea of the dishing about food. It's fun to learn about foods and traditions from different parts of our wonderful USA.
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I really like that it covers the whole country. The recipes sound really good.
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just the recipe with the oatmeal and the blue berries makes me feel this is a great book for ideas of menuse for my family.

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I like that the cookbook contains lots of food pictures, and that food facts and folklore are sprinkles throughout.
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Linda Kish said...

That baked oatmeal recipe sold me. It sounds yummy.

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Carol N Wong said...

I love where you said that this book read like a tour guide. We have different cultures when it comes to food. What you eat in New Orleans is not the same as what you eat in New England or the Northwest.

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holdenj said...

I like the idea of learning where/how the recipes came about--legend or fact!
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Pat L. said...

I did enter Part 1.
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