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Chili Con Queso Cerveza Crostini + Huge Cookbook Giveaway

 

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On a tall shelf in my kitchen sits my grandmothers copy of The Joy of Cooking. A thick, vintage, hard backed book with a faded red ribbon that marks the Candied Sweet Potatoes recipe on page 325 that she made every Thanksgiving. Flipping through the yellowed pages, reading her notes scrawled in the margin, I get to connect with her years after she’s left us. I get to cook with her in a way I never did when she was alive. Her note about adding sage to the stuffing, or freezing her pie crust for ten minutes before baking it, are conversations we were never able to have. If there is one type of book that I will always want in the print version, it’s a cookbook. I want to feel the pages, make my own notes, and someday pass it down to my future grandchildren. It becomes a conversation between decades, an engagement among generations, that connects people in a way that nothing other than food has the ability to do.

I’ve joined a group of fantastic bloggers to giveaway a dozen beautiful cookbooks. I own about half of these, some of my favorite cookbooks ever written. How to Cook Everything is essential, Bouchon Bakery is so beautiful it can double as a coffee table book, and the Cooks Illustrated Cookbook is a must own. One winner will win all twelve, a full cookbook library that will bring years of fantastic meals and unforgettable memories. Make the recipes, make your own notes, and keep them for generations.

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Chili Con Queso Cerveza Crostini

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 jalapeno, stemmed seeded and chopped
  • 1 poblano, stemmed seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1 cup shredded jack cheese
  • 2/3 cup IPA
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 3 tbs corn starch
  • 2 french baugettes, sliced into ½ inch slices
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, minced
  • 2 large avocados, sliced
  • 1 large tomato, diced

Directions

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. In a pan over medium high heat, melt the butter. Add both types of chopped
  3. peppers cook until softened, stirring occasionally.
  4. In a food processor add the cheddar, jack cheese, beer, cream cheese and
  5. cornstarch. Puree until smooth, about 5 minutes. Add to the pot with the peppers,
  6. stirring constantly until thickened, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  7. Arrange baguette slices on a baking sheet. Place under broiler until lightly
  8. browned, about 1 to 2 minutes. Flip each slice and brown on the opposite side under
  9. broiler, about an additional 1 to 2 minutes.
  10. Spread each toasted baguette slice with a generous amount of chili queso dip.
  11. Sprinkle with cilantro, top with tomato and avocado, Serve immediately.
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Annalise March 16, 2015 um 1:42 am

How to Cook Everything Vegetarian & Mastering the Art of French Cooking

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Anagha Bharadwaj March 16, 2015 um 2:06 am

As a bibliophile and foodie, I’m insanely excited about this giveaway! I want all the books! And all the food!

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Sarah March 16, 2015 um 4:19 am

I agree with you; actual copies of cookbooks are the way to go! All of these look great!

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Pam March 16, 2015 um 4:39 am

I have been wanting to purchase mark’s book for some time so if I don’t win I am lucky for the reminder. Its hard to pick a favorite but Alice Waters is my go to. Thank you!

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Noel March 16, 2015 um 5:33 am

These look delish. My favorite cookbook is actually the one I made with my grandmother while she was alive. It portrays all the wonderful meals she made for our family while we were growing up!

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Allison C March 16, 2015 um 5:59 am

Dorie Greenspan. Baking: From my home to yours.

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Betsy March 16, 2015 um 6:06 am

My favorite cookbook is CakeLove by Warren Brown. Every cake in that book is really labor intensive but o my the results make it so worth it!

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Sara March 16, 2015 um 6:16 am

I don’t have any of those cookbooks. I want them all! So excited about this giveaway!

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julianne c. March 16, 2015 um 6:21 am

i have an unhealthy obsession with cookbooks. i have "way too many" (according to my crazy fiance). as far as i’m concerned, you can never have too many. i read them like novels! at the moment, my favorite is "what katie ate" by katie quinn davies.

LOVE this giveaway! thank you for the opportunity!

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Meghan @ Cake 'n Knife March 16, 2015 um 6:58 am

Right now my favorite cookbook is Seriously Delish – I want to make every single thing in it (and am well on my way to accomplishing that goal!).

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Sue Robertson March 16, 2015 um 7:03 am

oh me too. . . me too. . . please – I can’t get enough wonderful recipes/recipe books! LOVE your blog Jackie!

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jamie March 16, 2015 um 7:06 am

favorite one right noe is BAKEWISE by Shirley Corriher. My daughter is a pastry chef so I’m getting back into baking and this is a great book for understanding the chemistry behind baking

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Michelle M March 16, 2015 um 7:23 am

My homemade cookbook or all my Mothers and Grandmothers recipes.

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Colleen D March 16, 2015 um 7:33 am

How to Cook Everything is my favorite cookbook. It’s a great place to look for the basics and then improve upon them.

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Sana March 16, 2015 um 7:47 am

My mother kept a book of recipes she 'inherited' from my grandmother. That is the first cookbook I ever used when first started cooking at the age of 9. My mother had broken her ankle so she couldn’t do much in the kitchen. She handed me that book and sat at the table to walk me through everything. Some of the recipes are unique to my family and some cover all the classic techniques and Western recipes my grandmother was to get her hands on back in Pakistan. I started my own cookbook years ago and recently borrowed the one that started it all so I can repair it.

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Heather [BeerBitty] March 16, 2015 um 7:59 am

Agree on those Cookbook choices! How to Cook Everything was my bible while I was first learning to cook and I used to watch America’s Test Kitchen obsessively.

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Pat March 16, 2015 um 8:09 am

craftbeer cookbook!

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Becki @ Bites 'n Brews March 16, 2015 um 8:11 am

Back to Butter by Molly Chester!

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Madeline March 16, 2015 um 8:32 am

I love Joy of Cooking too, as well as Spices of Life and The Silver Spoon cookbook!

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Vivienne March 16, 2015 um 8:50 am

With warmer weather finally starting to come, my favourite cookbook currently is Fresh Food Superfast. I love that it’s full of lighter recipes. It’s definitely my favourite spring/summer cookbook.

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Jennifer March 16, 2015 um 8:56 am

I think a tattered, hand me down copy of the Joy of Cooking is a kitchen staple 🙂

This closet cookbook junkie is obsessing over this new book collection…and these Crostini!

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Lindsey S March 16, 2015 um 9:00 am

I’ve been drooling over the Bouchon book for awhile now, everything in it looks so good!

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Susan March 16, 2015 um 9:05 am

What a wonderful giveaway! My favorite cookbook too is my mom’s copy The Joy of Cooking with all her handwritten notes in it. I love using it, especially around the holidays.

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Jenny B March 16, 2015 um 9:22 am

My favorite cookbook is the Flavor Bible. I keep it by my stand mixer at all times.

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Sherri March 16, 2015 um 9:41 am

Love your Blog and would love all of the Cookbooks!!!!!

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Jackie March 16, 2015 um 10:33 am

I love trying new cook books. Right now I’m using an oldie but goodie-the joy of cooking

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Elizabeth March 16, 2015 um 1:00 pm

My favorite cookbook right now is the Ball Canning and Preserving Bible.

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Natan Vazquez March 16, 2015 um 1:14 pm

Would like all books but specially yours

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Coreen March 16, 2015 um 1:17 pm

Yours, of course!

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Candice March 16, 2015 um 1:50 pm

All of these cookbooks look amazing! My favorite cookbook right now is The Sprouted Kitchen by Sara Forte, with beautiful photography by Hugh Forte.

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Wendy March 16, 2015 um 2:22 pm

I’m a big fan of your recipes and would love your book in my cookbook arsenal! My favorites are Cooking at home with Julia and Jacques and Ina Garten books!

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Natalie March 16, 2015 um 2:37 pm

I’m loving The Bread Bakers Apprentice right now! Also am fond of The Beauty Detox Foods. Mmmm love it!

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Denise March 16, 2015 um 2:53 pm

I recently ordered "The Craft Beer Cookbook" for my brother’s birthday gift. I liked it too much though, so I had to order another. Great recipes!!

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Connie March 16, 2015 um 3:08 pm

I can’t possibly choose a favorite cookbook–I love reading about food/ingredients, different cultures and so forth!

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Bryn Price March 16, 2015 um 3:25 pm

Fav cookbook was an old 1960 how to bake book. Such basics but so important.

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Adrienne March 16, 2015 um 3:27 pm

I have a different favourite cookbook every week, but my current favourite is What Katie Ate: Recipes and Other Bits and Bobs! I love your blog, and I would love to have some new cookbooks to try out!

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Sarah March 16, 2015 um 3:58 pm

I love my Hell’s Kitchen cookbook from the restaurant in Minneapolis. I also love the King Arthur’s Flour Cookbook.

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Pam Meyer March 16, 2015 um 5:21 pm

These would fit nicely into my cookbook collection.

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Bethany C. March 16, 2015 um 5:34 pm

The first book that came to mind was Timing is Everything. I’ve always kept it closest on hand for reference. Obviously I’ve had it since before I could just google how long to cook a particular cut of meat/veggie with my phone.

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Kayla Harr March 16, 2015 um 6:42 pm

I don’t usually use cookbooks, but I am working my way through The Craft Beer Cookbook, sticking to it and making more recipes out of it than I ever have from another cookbook (clearly, adding beer is just the right motivation!).

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SeattleDee March 16, 2015 um 8:45 pm

Can’t pick just one 'cuz I’m a cookbook junkie loving whichever one I’m reading at the moment.

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Siunna March 16, 2015 um 8:45 pm

I have so many..but I’ll go with Marcel Desaulniers' 'Death by Chocolate-Cakes'!

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Allison S March 16, 2015 um 9:13 pm

I love Mark Bittman cookbooks, he really is an authority. But 'The Joy of Cooking' truly is a classic 🙂

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Katie March 16, 2015 um 9:51 pm

Unfortunately, neither my mom nor my grandmother ever wrote anything down. That set me on the road to cookbook collecting. I started decades ago with Betty Crocker and picked up volumes at estate/garage sales, auctions, used book stores. Friends blessed me with new/used books for every occasion imaginable. At last count….5,000 +/- and that doesn’t include cooking magazines, booklets, and pamphlets all dating from 1920s to 2014! No duplicates and I love each and every one!

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Daniel March 17, 2015 um 12:44 am

My favorite cookbook right now is Four and Twenty Blackbird’s Pie Shop book.

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Melissa March 17, 2015 um 5:27 am

Some of these have been on my wish list! How lucky for the winner.

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Melissa March 17, 2015 um 5:29 am

My current fav cookbook is The Paleo kitchen (though not 100% paleo so all these books are most welcome!)

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Julie Peck March 17, 2015 um 7:27 am

The Homesick Texan is my favorite cookbook. I need to buy the 2nd book!

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Erin March 17, 2015 um 8:03 am

The old Betty Crocker

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Megan J March 17, 2015 um 10:19 am

I love Food to Live By. Fresh seasonal foods is where its at!

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Melissa March 17, 2015 um 10:32 am

My wonderful Grandma made a cookbook with all the family recipes, it’s by far my favorite book of all time! I also find a lot of use from the Dorie Greenspan’s book, Baking.

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Cheryl March 17, 2015 um 11:15 am

I think my favorite cookbook is a cookbook my Aunt Gail published, Cart Before The Horse. It was filled with awesome swedish recipes and tips for barn life. 🙂
Also, your cookbook probably has been used the most frequently.. 🙂

These crostinis are probably going to be my next appetizer, Jackie, nice job! Again! Every time! 🙂

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Jo March 17, 2015 um 1:03 pm

I already own Mark’s Book. A game changer. But I have a family wedding coming up…what a PERFECT gift!!!!

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Paula in Colorado March 17, 2015 um 4:32 pm

My current favorite is the Animal Farm Buttermilk Cookbook. Such beautiful pictures and delicious recipes.

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Teresa Mason March 17, 2015 um 5:32 pm

The Craft Beer Cookbook is pretty sweet.

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Audrey March 17, 2015 um 9:19 pm

It has been a long standing tradition in our family to gift cookbooks for major life events. When I got married, my aunt gave me How to Cook Everything. It’s a toss up between that and the BH&G cookbook that gets the most use out of the published books, however, my ultimate favorite "cookbook" are the stacks of handwritten spiral bound notebooks and 3 ring binders that my grandmother assembled.

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dana March 18, 2015 um 5:25 am

I love trying things out that I find online, but still find myself printing them out so that I can add notes in the margins…

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Maggie March 18, 2015 um 7:57 am

Wow! This is an amazing recipe and giveaway!

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Julie March 18, 2015 um 8:01 am

Oh I love all cookbooks. However, my current favorite is "Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One" by Joe Yonan. It is by far the best "cooking for one" cookbook out there. It is rich, flavorful recipes that are easy to follow and execute. His photography is also beautiful!

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Christine March 18, 2015 um 8:35 am

I love to cook but actually don’t own many cookbooks at all. My favorite that I have so far is The Sprouted Kitchen, but Sean Brock’s Heritage is on the way from Amazon right now and that is probably going to be my new #1.

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Rachel March 18, 2015 um 9:28 am

The cookbook I use the most is definitely the America’s Test Kitchen Complete TV Show Cookbook. Tons of good stuff in there… I recently got a Thermapen and now I am working my way through the chapter on pork chops 🙂

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Alex March 18, 2015 um 10:43 am

My favorite cookbook is the Food Porn Daily cookbook. The recipes are beautiful and everything I’ve made has been delicious. A salmon recipe from that book even became my boyfriend’s birthday dinner request, which was shocking!

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Susan Morrison March 18, 2015 um 10:46 am

I am loving the new Inspiralized cookbook right now. I would love more cookbooks!

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Danielle Nantau March 18, 2015 um 11:08 am

I don’t have any yet! Usually I just use some recipe websites, but hardcopies would be fabulous!

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Cher March 18, 2015 um 12:02 pm

Cooking and sharing meals is such a wonderful way for human beings to connect with one another.

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Cher March 18, 2015 um 12:04 pm

My favourie cookbook is the one I used in my high school home economics class. I don’t remember the name of it because the cover fell off long ago from over-use!

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Cher March 18, 2015 um 12:05 pm

*favourite

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lynn clayton March 18, 2015 um 12:47 pm

floour i want that one badly

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Domenique March 18, 2015 um 2:55 pm

My favorite cookbook is Joy of Cooking. It is my basic go to.

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jen March 18, 2015 um 3:34 pm

Oooh cookbooks! I want them all! One can definitely never have too many 🙂 Love your blog, BTW!

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Meredith March 18, 2015 um 4:06 pm

Favorite cookbook is Betty Crocker. My mom searched when I went off to college to find the same copy she has. It’s both of our go to for so many things.

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Faye Gates March 18, 2015 um 5:17 pm

My favorite cookbook is Charleston Receipts, since I’ve been in Charleston all my life.

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Danielle March 18, 2015 um 5:40 pm

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook has never steered me wrong.

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Marv March 19, 2015 um 7:46 am

Craft Beer, as I use beer with slow cooker meals instead of wine.

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Kari March 19, 2015 um 8:38 am

Can’t wait to try Chili Con Queso Cerveza Crostini! And would love to win the cookbook!

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Laura R March 19, 2015 um 9:36 am

An OLLLLDDD Betty Crocker one from the 80’s!

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Alanna D March 19, 2015 um 10:39 am

Of cook books that i already have, i like the Italian Kitchen, but i would love some new books!

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louise March 19, 2015 um 11:34 am

Mon livre de recettes favori, c’est " Livre de cuisine de Boston école de cuisine de Boston " de Fannie Merrith Farmer, c’est une base que je consulte souvent.

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Kate Burton March 19, 2015 um 11:55 am

My overall favorite is still my old Joy but in this pile it’s How to cook everything

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Karly K March 19, 2015 um 12:14 pm

My favorite for the last few years is Marc Vetri’s Rustic Italian Cooking

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Shauna Startzel March 19, 2015 um 3:14 pm

Probably most used cookbook in my kitchen: The Border Cookbook: Authentic Home Cooking of The American Southwest and Northern Mexico by Cheryl and Bill Jamison.

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Lisa Levitt March 19, 2015 um 6:56 pm

My favorite cookbook is Budget Bytes, I can always find something to pull together in there.

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Surso S. March 20, 2015 um 9:13 pm

craft beer cookbooks

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Ali @ Solano’s Kitchen March 21, 2015 um 4:27 am

The Baked series!

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Linda March 22, 2015 um 1:21 pm

I like Chocolate & Zucchini by Clotilde Dusoulier.

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Heather March 22, 2015 um 2:15 pm

As far as favorite cookbooks go, around our house, we really love your cookbook, Jackie! My mom got it for my boyfriend Christmas before last, and we’ve made so many good things out of it. Mashed potatoes will never be the same, and I just made some of your beer bread this afternoon!

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Kari S. March 22, 2015 um 5:37 pm

These look delicious. Love your recipes.

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Kari S. March 22, 2015 um 5:41 pm

Betty Crocker Why It Works: Insider Secrets to Great Food. I love Kevin Ryan. He knows so much about food.

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