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Cook the Book: 10 No-Cook Things To Serve For Dessert

Serious Eats Michele Humes 11 comments

Today's recipe (or non-recipe) goes out to the frazzled cooks already overseeing a turkey, six sides, and the tricky business of wine pairing. I doubt that Ina Garten, author of this week's Cook the Book selection, Barefoot Contessa Back to... More

Cook the Book: Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

Serious Eats Michele Humes 2 comments

"How can you possibly improve on shrimp cocktail?" asks Ina Garten, author of this week's Cook the Book pick, Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics. Her answer: Don't mess with the sauce, but play up the shrimp. If chicken tastes better... More

Cook the Book: Fresh Lemon Mousse

Serious Eats Michele Humes 8 comments

Traditionally, we like to end our heavy holiday meals with even heavier desserts. This year, consider staving off food coma with Ina Garten's tangy lemon mousse. The recipe is not what you'd call light (it's made with heavy cream and... More

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette

Serious Eats Michele Humes 1 comment

The following recipe is from the November 12th edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! This recipe couldn't be any more autumnal if it tried. Butternut squash, dried cranberries, maple syrup... More

Cook the Book: Orange Pecan Wild Rice

Serious Eats Michele Humes 1 comment

In this week's Cook the Book pick, Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics, Ina Garten confesses to not really liking cold wild rice. This recipe is the perfect compromise, with all the fixin's of a rice salad but served piping hot... More

Cook the Book: Roasted Turkey Roulade

Serious Eats Michele Humes 2 comments

If (like me) white meat is your favorite part of the bird, if you tremble at the thought of carving a whole turkey, or if you're planning a small Thanksgiving, minus the extended family, you'll love Ina Garten's roast turkey... More

Cook the Book: 'Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics'

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Words by Ed Levine | Just in time for the holidays and this week's Cook the Book giveaway comes Ina Garten's new book, Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics. I love Garten's books and recipes for three simple and satisfying reasons: 1. Her recipes always work 2. They're eminently doable 3. Boy, does the woman know delicious I also feel that Garten manages to empower home cooks in a thoroughly appealing and noncondescending fashion. Whenever I make one of her recipes, I'm supremely confident it's going to turn out well. For this week's recipes we chose dishes that are perfect for any kind of a holiday get-together, from a Thanksgiving feast to a casual cocktail party or potluck dinner with friends... More

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