Every once and a while a cookbook comes along that sort of revolutionizes the way I cook/bake in my kitchen. Dorie Greenspan’s Baking: From My Home to Yours helped me become a better baker and now Pam Anderson’s latest book, Perfect One-Dish Dinners is assisting me in the cooking department.
Like you, I’m crazy busy. Between teaching, blogging, photographing, and writing, sometimes I barely have the brain power or the energy to nuke a hot dog. Yes, I do eat microwaved hot dogs; don’t judge me. However, Perfect One-Dish Dinners has taken the guess work out of cooking. Pam’s book will assist you with meals for those cozy, quiet evenings at home, but will also help you pull off an amazing dinner party with stellar results.
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Perfect One-Dish Dinners is a collection of accessible meals based around the one-dish main course. Pam creatively includes appetizers, sides, desserts and wine pairings to complement each of the One-Dish Dinners. From Osso Bucco with Dirty Polenta to Silky Chocolate Flan, I’m certain this cookbook will have something for every occasion. I have made six recipes from the book and all of them have been absolutely delicious. My favorite being the Sausage and White Bean Cassoulet, it’s simple and incredibly tasty.
I had the pleasure of meeting Pam and her amazing daughters, Maggy and Sharon, on a recent trip to San Francisco. Let me tell you, they are pretty fantastic…humble, adorable and hilarious. The three of them collaborate to write the witty and scrumptious blog, Three Many Cooks. Definitely check them out on Facebook and Twitter for all things delicious.
Last night I made Pam’s hearty Pork Stew; served alongside a warm baguette it was the perfect dinner to warm us up on a dreary fall day. We ended our meal with these decadent Pecan Pie Sundaes…they have all the flavors of pecan pie without all the work. And since I am such a HUGE fan of this book, I am giving two away and sharing a recipe from my Sunday Supper. Today 24 food bloggers are banning together spread the word about Perfect One-Dish Dinners, so definitely click through the links below to experience all kinds of deliciousness.
-Leave a comment on this post and tell me your favorite Sunday Supper recipe. It can be something old school or a modern twist on granny’s classic casserole.
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4.) Winners have until 11/2/10 to claim the cookbooks.
5.) Book will be sent directly from Amazon.
Pecan Pie Sundaes
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) butter, plus 1 tablespoon butter, melted, divided
2 tablespoons molasses
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 9-inch refrigerated pie crust
1 1/2 quarts premium vanilla ice cream
1 bag (5 oz) glazed pecans, coarsely chopped
1. To make caramel sauce, bring 1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water to a boil over medium heat in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan, whisking constantly. When mixture starts to boil, turn heat to medium-low and stop whisking. Continue to boil until mixture turns golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove pan from heat and whisk in 6 tablespoons butter and molasses. When butter has melted, whisk in cream. Cool to room temperature.
2. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper.
3. Mix remaining 2 tablespoons sugar with cinnamon in a small bowl. unroll pie dough and place on baking sheet. Brush with remaining 1 tablespoon melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Cut dough into 12 triangles with a pizza wheel or sharp knife and pull triangles out a little to separate. Bake until golden brown, 12 to 14 minutes. Just before serving, scoop 1/2 cup ice cream into each goblet. Top with 2 tablespoons sauce, a scant 2 tablespoons pecans, and a wedge of pastry. Serve immediately.
Sauce can be kept in the refrigerator at least a month, and pie wedges may be frozen for up to a month.
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