Giveaway: The Ultimate Low-Calorie Meals Book

The Ultimate Low-Calorie Meals BookNew in the Ultimate series, The Ultimate Low-Calorie Meals Book offers hundreds of recipes and ideas that make eating healthy and watching your weight easy and delicious. These recipes are ideal for light and nutritious everyday meals that form the basis of a healthy lifestyle. Filled with dishes the entire family will love, recipes are clearly marked with icons that let you quickly identify recipes that are ready in 30 minutes or less, high in fiber, and low in sodium.

Packed with more than 400 delicious and nutritious low-calorie meals and hundreds of beautiful photos, The Ultimate Low-Calorie Meals Book is a great resource at a great price.

  • Features more than 400 flavorful calorie- and fat-conscious recipes, including main dishes, snacks, sandwiches, pizza, desserts, restaurant favorites, and make-ahead meals
  • Includes more than 300 gorgeous full-color photographs that make every page inspiring and easy to follow
  • Special Healthy Eating Basics chapter
  • Special features include substitution charts that help make every meal more calorie-conscious, up-to-date diet and nutrition advice, and much more.

Last day to sign-up is 4-18-12.  To enter simply leave a comment below.

Giveaway: The Ultimate Casseroles Book

516216C34YL. SL500 AA300  Review: The Ultimate Casseroles Book from BH&GFor more than 75 years the Better Homes and Gardens brand has been one of America’s most trusted sources for information on cooking, gardening, home improvement, home design, decorating and crafting. Through refreshing ideas, clear directions and beautiful photographs, the brand has inspired millions of Americans, with more than 38 million books sold since 1930, including the New Cook Book, New Garden Book, and New Decorating Book—all cornerstone titles in their categories.

Today, the Better Homes and Gardens brand encompasses books, magazines, television, radio and online media. The greater BH&G family includes partner brands such as Family Circle, Patchwork and Quilting, Country Garden, and Diabetic Living, all of which publish under the BH&G imprint.

Well the good folks at BH&G have just released another great cookbook that is perfect for those busy parents on the go.  The Ultimate Casseroles Book features more than 400 comfort food classics.  It’s a beautiful cookbook with easy-to-read recipes from virtually every cuisine on the planet.  It’s full of food porn too, over 300 color photos for those of you who like to eat with your eyes.  WTVC is giving away a copy of The Ultimate Casseroles Book.

Last day to sign-up is 4-11-12.  To enter simply leave a comment below.

Vote For My Perfect Bacon Mushroom Burger!

The Perfect 3 on the Cooking Channel

I recently submitted a recipe for the Perfect Bacon Mushroom Burger to Cooking Channel’s new series The Perfect 3 hosted by Kelsey Nixon.  Well, it’s down to just three burgers and mine is one of them.  The winner gets to fly to NYC to tape a segment with Kelsey showing how to make their recipe.  It would be a gross understatement to say that I would appreciate your vote.  HERE is the link.  I think you can vote as much as you want but they probably only count one a day.

I call it the Perfect Bacon Mushroom Burger because I have come up with a technique that guarantees bacon and mushroom in every bite.  By covering the top of the patty with pancetta bits held on by aged Swiss cheese I insure bacon with each bite.  By wrapping the meat around a whole portabella mushroom cap I insure mushroom in every bite.  Here’s a pic of the finished product cut in half to show the layers of love. Check this bad boy out:

Perfect Bacon Mushroom Burger

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Potluck Survival Guide, a light-hearted handbook for beginning and experienced cooks, helps frazzled parents, volunteers, event chairs and novice hosts feed the masses while keeping their sanity. Whether it’s a tailgate party, scouting event, church dinner, school celebration or family gathering, this is the cookbook for you. In addition to proven recipes that have passed the buffet test with young and old alike, Potluck Survival Guide includes:

Information on organizing a buffet
Menu ideas for athletes and their fans
Quantity calculations
Decorating ideas
Sources for top-not or hard-to-find ingredients

Author Cherie Kimmons, who has spent years in the cooking trenches, helps readers prepare all-time potluck favorites for school, athletic, scouting, band, social and church events. She brings to the table years of experience as a humor columnist, aerobics and nutrition instructor, parent volunteer and baseball mom. Not to mention, her Italian and Cajun-French background adds a little spice to the mix!

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Stuart is a celebrity chef, food activist and award-winning food writer. He penned the cookbooks Third Coast Cuisine: Recipes of the Gulf of Mexico, No Sides Needed: 34 Recipes To Simplify Life and Amigeauxs - Mexican/Creole Fusion Cuisine. He hosts two Internet cooking shows "Everyday Gourmet" and "Little Grill Big Flavor." His recipes have been featured in Current, Lagniappe, Southern Tailgater, The Kitchen Hotline and on the Cooking Channel.

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Stuart’s Honors & Awards

2015 1st Place Luck of the Irish Cook-off
2015 4th Place Downtown Cajun Cook-off
2015 2nd Place Fins' Wings & Chili Cook-off
2014 2015 4th Place LA Gumbo Cook-off
2012 Taste Award nominee for best chef (web)
2012 Finalist in the Safeway Next Chef Contest
2011 Taste Award Nominee for Little Grill Big Flavor
2011, 12 Member: Council of Media Tastemakers
2011 Judge: 29th Chef's of the Coast Cook-off
2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Wing Cook-off
2011 Cooking Channel Perfect 3 Recipe Finalist
2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Gumbo Cook-off
2011 Culinary Hall of Fame Member
2010 Tasty Awards Judge
2010 Judge: Bayou La Batre Gumbo Cook-off
2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Award Nominee
2010 Chef2Chef Top 10 Best Food Blogs
2010 Denay's Top 10 Best Food Blogs
2009 2nd Place Bay Area Food Bank Chef Challenge
2008 Tava: Discovery Contest Runner-up


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