Perfect Recipes for Having People Over
Published by: Houghton Mifflin (September 14, 2005)
An award-winning author who has "made good, better, and best a career" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) and a USA Weekend food columnist known to millions of readers for her "sensible perfection" (Philadelphia Inquirer), Pam Anderson is also a busy minister's wife who entertains often. Having people over, she says, is no big deal, as long as you have the perfect recipe for the occasion. In this book, Pam presents two hundred of her favoriteseach one tested and retested to make it foolproof for companyfrom Creamy Baked Macaroni and Cheese to Butterflied Glazed Cornish Hens. Every recipe is as convenient as it is perfect, and many of the dishes are designed to satisfy everyone on the guest list, from vegetarians to carnivores and from sophisticated parents to picky kids. Pam provides more than a hundred accompaniments to mix and match with the main courses, from appetizers like Lacy Cheddar Crisps, to side dishes like Orange-Glazed Asparagus, to sensational desserts like Molten Chocolate Cakes. Each recipe includes a thumbnail sketch with suggestions on what to serve with the dish, how to vary it, how to take shortcuts, and how to make it ahead. Richly illustrated with color photographs, Perfect Recipes for Having People Over brings both perfection and practicality to the party.