My Books

May 24, 2011

The ArtArt of Preserving of Preserving
Weldon Owen Publishing 2010
240 pages

A comprehensive guide including more than 130 recipes for putting up the best of nature’s bounty.  This beautifully photographed and hefty volume includes not only my own recipes (as the enthusiastic home canner), but also those of Rick Fields (of Rick’s Picks) and Rebecca Courchesne (of Frog Hollow Farm).  It provides all the information you need for successful home canning, including step-by-step techniques, helpful tips, and inspiring ideas for ways to use preserves in other recipes. For beginners looking to learn, to those familiar with basics, really anyone should be able to make use of this contemporary and comprehensive approach to preserving all types of seasonal fruits and vegetables.

The Cookbook for KidsThe Cookbook for Kids
Weldon Owen Publishing 2010
128 pages
Spiral-Bound Hardcover

This easy-to-use cookbook was developed just for kids and features simple and delicious recipes they can cook themselves.  Many of the over 65 recipes are among my own kids’ favorites, such as Teriyaki Chicken Bowl, Broccoli and Cheese Stromboli, and  Taco Salad, and as well as Heart Scones, Chocolate Chunk Cookies, and Peach-Blackberry Crisp. Step-by-step directions accompany each of the recipes and lots of fun and colorful photography make them especially appealing to kids of all ages.

Kids Parties Book

Kids Parties
Oxmoor House 2009
144 pages

The seven themed parties featured in this book are packed with enough recipes and great ideas to make any child’s celebration super special. Each chapter is full of great ideas for invitations, decorations, goody bags, crafts and games, as well as recipes to suit any occasion. Beautifully styled by Martha Stewart alum, Bergren Rameson, and photographed by Thayer Gowdy, the book is sophisticated and visual. Just a flip through its pages is enough to give any enthusiastic party-giving parent an aha moment.

You may recognize some of the other titles I’ve had a hand in through the years:

Associate Publisher
The Lifestyle Series

The Outdoors Series

The Cookware Series

Managing Editor

Seasonal Celebration

 Casual Cuisines of the World

Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Library



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