Monday, November 20, 2017
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Books That Cook: Amazing grilled cheese, deviled eggs and modern vegan

RECOMMENDED READING


.TITLE: Melt 100 Amazing Adventures in Grilled Cheese by Shane (Sanford) Kearns (Adams Media, $18.95, 160 pages)

GENERALLY SPEAKING: If you like grilled cheese sandwiches you should definitely give Melt a look. The recipes are fun, funky and out of the ordinary. If you're stuck in a grilled cheese rut, these sandwiches will definitely get you out of it. If you don't necessarily like the combinations, they are sure to inspire your own creations.

FOR: Cheese lovers with a sense of adventure. Some combinations would probably never occur to you. Keep an open mind. Most recipes serve 1 to 2.

RECIPES: The Sunday brunch, ciliegine with lime vinaigrette, cayenne corn bread, the beer, kale and crouton mashup, inside-out blue cheese pecan, the scrambled spanakopita, the spicy Dubliner, harvest fest, honey roasted PB&J, ahi tuna steak melt, the tropical, cookie cheesecake, dessert waffles, Oh! rings, and salmon croquettes with dill.

.TITLE: D'lish Deviled Eggs: A Collection of Recipes from Creative to Classic by Kathy Casey (Andrews McMeel Publishing, $14.99, 147 pages)

GENERALLY SPEAKING: Deviled eggs are the quintessential potluck food. Some either love them or despise them. If you love them but are tired of the same old deviled eggs, D'lish Deviled Eggs will take this party food to a new level. Delicious mix-ins and pretty toppings add a lot of flavor.

FOR: Deviled egg lovers and those who want to mix it up. Don't worry if you've never made deviled eggs or even a hard-boiled egg before. You will find instruction on making the perfect hard-boiled eggs along with classic versions of this dish.

RECIPES: Firecracker BBQ pork deviled eggs, French toast deviled eggs, garden ranch 'n' veggie deviled eggs, clam'tastic deviled eggs, Southwest salsa deviled eggs, green goddess deviled eggs, glorious Greek deviled eggs, emerald asparagus and sweet onion deviled eggs, deviled quail eggs and caviar, red-hot buffalo deviled eggs, bloody Mary deviled eggs and Thai curry-spiced deviled eggs with shrimp.

. TITLE: Betty Goes Vegan: 500 Classic Recipes for the Modern Family by Annie and Dan Shannon (Grand Central Publishing, $26.99, 480 pages)

GENERALLY SPEAKING: Many of these recipes were inspired by recipes in The Betty Crocker Cookbook. This cookbook is a must-have for the vegan kitchen. There are lots of full color photos, and the variety is great. Choices include entrees, sides, salads and desserts.

FOR: Vegans. If you follow a vegan lifestyle, then you know where to find ingredients like nutritional yeast and Ener-G egg replacer.

RECIPES: Cheezburger pie, Creole vegan chicken and kale quiche, mini pot roast pies, vegan shrimp scampi, artichoke newburg, agave Dijon dressing, cream of broccoli soup, tofurky Rueben, lemon pepper tofu bagel sandwich, linguine and vegan clam sauce, sun-dried tomato and walnut pesto fusilli, Kung Pao pork with sesame rice noodles, whole wheat sunflower herb bread, Irish coffee whoopee pies, blueberry crisp, maple glaze holiday roast and salted caramel latte cheesecake.

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