Newlywed Cookbook

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Congratulations!Best Wishes for a long and happy life together!Now, whatís for dinner?

With simple recipes and special features, The Newlywed Cookbook is just what every couple needs to embark on a lifelong adventure of great eating.Robin Millerís friendly, expert guidance will soon have newlyweds enjoying breakfast in bed, picnic lunches and easy, fun dinners together.

Miller knows that busy couples canít be bothered with lengthy preparations,...

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Overview

Congratulations!Best Wishes for a long and happy life together!Now, whatís for dinner?

With simple recipes and special features, The Newlywed Cookbook is just what every couple needs to embark on a lifelong adventure of great eating.Robin Millerís friendly, expert guidance will soon have newlyweds enjoying breakfast in bed, picnic lunches and easy, fun dinners together.

Miller knows that busy couples canít be bothered with lengthy preparations, fussy techniques and intimidating ingredients lists, so every recipe lists exactly what is required, including preparation and cooking times.Miller takes the mystery out of the most exotic sounding dish with invaluable tips and helpful indexes.

Who needs take-out?Couples can whip up their own Chicken Curry, Deep-Dish Pizza of Barbecued Spareribs with ease.For holidays and specials meals, there are inspiring menus perfectly tailored to the occasion, each with its own versatile recipes.

Perfect for the couple looking to cook a lifetime of inspiring dinners together.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402205750
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 269,261
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Miller
Robin Miller has a master's degree in food and nutrition and is host of the Food Network show Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller. As a freelance food consultant and spokesperson, Robin has appeared on local and national television, including CBS's This Morning, NBC's Today Show, and ABC News. Robin has written recipes for Campbell's Soup Company, Weight Watcher's Food Company, Cooking Light, Health, Men's Fitness, Quaker, Uncle Ben's Rice, Del Monte Foods, SlimFast, California Prunes, Hamilton Beach, Equal/Nutrasweet, Bisquick, Family Circle, Nathalie Dupree, Mr. Coffee, T-Fal and Braun. Currently, she appears regularly on network and cable television.

Robin is a contributing editor for Cooking Light. Her regular columns appear in Shape, Health, Natural Health, Men's Fitness and Jump. She has also written articles on food and health for Family Circle, Mademoiselle, Woman's Day and First for Women.

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Congratulations! Best wishes for a long and happy life together! Now, what's for dinner?

There's nothing more romantic than dinner for two, prepared at home and served over candlelight. But how realistic is that these days? The fact is, many couples consist of two working people and dinner isn't exactly a priority. That's a shame because some of life's funniest moments and fondest memories happen over a pot of simmering sauce.

Before the big day, I'm sure you enjoyed registering for lots of new toys at your favorite store. There you were, drooling over the multi-function blenders, heavy-duty mixers, coffee makers with the espresso/cappuccino options and shimmering pots and pans. Now that your kitchen is stocked, what are you supposed to do with it?

I realize you can't be bothered with lengthy recipes, discouraging ingredient lists and intimidating cooking techniques. If preparing the meal seems daunting, you're likely to skip it altogether. The result? The fabulous new cookware never gets used and you both survive on a diet of take-out pizza, Chinese food, and ready-made meals from the market.

Now for the good news, The Newlywed Cookbook can change all that. Perfect for couples and cooks of all levels, this collection of more than two hundred recipes features meals that are simple to prepare, yet unique in composition. You may recognize some of the dishes as meals you ate as a child. The rest were developed to give you countless, innovative solutions to the inevitable "What's for dinner?" question every night of the week. The selection is vast--from bread and pizza to pasta, chicken, beef, seafood, side dishes, desserts and special occasions--and all the recipes were created with clarity and simplicity in mind. Although the meals are easy to prepare, they boast complex flavors, vibrant colors and contrasting textures. Believe it or not, extraordinary meals require just a handful of ingredients.

It's time to christen those gifts. Ideally, each gadget, saucepan and casserole dish would come with a fool-proof recipe. Since they don't, I've included a comprehensive guide at the back of this book called "Equipment." For example, learn how to use your stand mixer to make a perfect chocolate cake, your blender for creamy basil pesto and your food processor for quick pastry dough.

On to the pantry. With our growing fascination for international ingredients and cross-cultural cuisine, aromatic herbs and exotic spices have become pantry staples. Knowing how and when to use them is critical. In "Herbs and Spices," you'll find a description of each herb or spice, its inherent flavor and what sweet and/or savory dish it's most suited to.

What if I told you to make a slurry, whisk it into the coulis in the Bain-Marie and then finish the dish with a chiffonade of basil? You're not off and running? You soon will be after you check out the "Cooking Terms" chapter. It's not advanced Latin, it's simply translating unfamiliar cooking terms into plain, workable English.

Party day is every day. The "Special Occasions" chapter includes fantastic ideas for menu planning, whether entertaining two or twenty-two. These special times include New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, One-Year Anniversary, Sunday Brunch, Super Bowl Sunday, Picnic for Two, Breakfast in Bed and When In-Laws Come for Dinner.
The recipes for each occasion are extremely versatile, so feel free to use them anytime--Cinco de Mayo, Columbus Day, 4th of July, your best friend's birthday, election day or whenever the urge to cook something fabulous strikes you.

Rip off those bows, tear away the wrapping paper and get cooking...together.

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Table of Contents

Introduction -

Pizza and Bread
Pasta and Risotto -
Chicken, Turkey, Duck and Game Birds
Beef, Pork, Veal, Venison and Lamb
Seafood and Shellfish
Side Dishes, Salads and Salsas
Desserts and Other Sweet Treats

Special Occasions
New Year's Eve -
Valentine's Day -
Thanksgiving -
Christmas Dinner -
One-Year Anniversary -
Sunday Brunch -
Super Bowl Sunday -
Picnic for Two
Breakfast in Bed -
When In-Laws Come for Dinner -

Herbs and Spices
Cooking Terms -
Equipment -
Index -
About the Author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    nice gift for a young couple

    The Bride-to-be was happy to receive it.

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  • Posted April 24, 2010

    A very nice gift

    I gave this as a bridal shower gift. I had a very difficult finding this type of cookbook - specifically geared toward a bride, or newlyweds. The bride and groom seemed very interested in it, flipping through it during the shower. So, I think it was an excellent choice!

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