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Williams-Sonoma Cookbook: The Essential Recipe Collection for Today's Home Cook

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  • Posted December 1, 2008

    Nice combination of everyday recipes and extraordinary ones!

    Williams Sonoma Essential Recipe Collection for Today's Home Cook is a beautiful book with color photographs on every, single page. It's an interesting collection of recipes that ranges from very basic, standard recipes like Chicken Pot Pie and Proscuitto-Wrapped Melon Balls to very unusual, exotic ones like Peach and Pistachio Cobbler and Duck Lasagne with Chianti Wine Sauce. Here's what I've tried so far: Polentina with Bananas and Maple Syrup - Wow! This recipe alone makes the book worth having. This is the most amazing warm breakfast cereal, and the bananas and maple syrup are the perfect finishing touches. I used 1% milk and it was a very healthy and filling breakfast. This has become my snowy Colorado morning standby.<BR/>Lamb Chops with Balsamic Sauce -Another wow recipe. The sweetness of the balsmic compliments the gaminess of the lamb nicely. It's quick and easy and definately company-worthy. My husband devored his and requested that it be put in the regular rotation.<BR/>Roasted Asparagus with Hazelnut Vinaigrette- I made this walnuts and walnut oil because I had them on hand. Yet another winner! I'm always looking for new ways to cook asparagus. The rich nuts and tangy vinegar gave this dish a nice depth of flavor. I'll make it with hazelnuts next time.<BR/>Corn Bread with Dried Blueberries - My first less than amazing recipe from this cookbook. Nothing wrong with it, I just didn't really care for the sweetness of the blueberries in the cornbread. <BR/>All-in-all a great cookbook! I may start giving this as a wedding present or as a house warming for first time home owners.

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  • Posted October 30, 2008

    One of the Best I've found for easy cooking

    I like the recipes and the ease of reading and preparing. One of my favorites so far!

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

    Another Excellent and Beautiful Book By Williams Sonoma

    Williams Sonoma has a history of producing beautiful cookbooks and this is no exception.<BR/>The recipes are easy to follow and the results are always delicious and crowd/family pleasers.<BR/>I highly recommend this and the entire specialty series of William Sonoma cookbooks.

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