Today, I’ll be preparing a quick and easy soup from my reprinted 125 Best Chicken Recipes (Robert Rose). I thought you might still have a few slices of Monday’s turkey in the refrigerator, and this is an excellent way to use it. Or, you might even cook some chicken just to try this intriguing recipe, a perfect fall lunch. Look in my Recipe page.
Tomorrow, I will make the Quick Smoked Sausage Stew with Pasta from my 125 Best Casseroles and One-Pot Meals cookbook reprinted this year by Robert Rose publishers. I thought it would be an appropriate recipe for families starting out the new school year with its many after-class activities. It is also a perfect one-dish supper for university kids cooking on their own for the first time. Check out my recipe page for the stew.
Grammarly conducted a study with 3,000+ participants to settle an existential question that has been plaguing mankind for centuries: “Which gender has the better writers?” the results were published in an infographic that was published by The Daily Beast.
I was the recipient of an award in the 26th annual Arts Awards Waterloo Region on June 18th in the Literary category, honoured for the fact my cookbooks offered history and lore from across the country as well as tested recipes.
I have just received the reprints of two of my titles published with Robert Rose, both with new titles and new pictures. Way back in 1996 Macmillan Canada published my very successful Rose Murray’s New Casseroles and Other One-Dish Meals. In 2002 Robert Rose picked it up, revised it and changed the title to 125 Best Casseroles and One-Pot Meals which was reprinted in 2009 and now again this year, 2014. In 1999, Robert Rose published a new book of mine called Quick Chicken which included only recipes that could be made in under 30 minutes…often 20 minutes. This very popular book was reprinted in 2003 under the title 125 best Chicken Recipes and reprinted again this year under that title. As a result, I am doing radio interviews for these books…lovely to know they are still being sought and used.
On Thursday, December 19th on Rogers Daytime, I’ll be showing some Christmas treats from my Canadian Christmas Cooking cookbook, first published in 1979 and in print for almost 25 years, reprinted a couple of times over the years. I have updated the book, and Whitecap has put out a new edition this year. As the Canadian Press highlighted in their great review, the book “has stood the test of time, with recipes for roast turkey and goose, side dishes, fruitcakes, pies, plum puddings, cookies and other sweet treats favoured for holiday gatherings. A chapter at the end features six menus for such holiday feasts as a French-Canadian Christmas, a traditional Christmas dinner, an early Canadian Christmas dinner, brunch, open house and a New Year’s dinner.” I will be demonstrating an easy Baked Cranberry Sauce….quicker than opening a can! Go to my
Recipe page for that recipe.
Tomorrow at the Royal Winter Fair I will be mentoring three students from Liason College, Oakville, as they cook and present to the judges a dish from my recent book Canada’s Favourite Recipes (authored with Elizabeth Baird). Since the book was short listed, we were invited to take part in “Taste Canada Cooks the Books” a stage event at which a number of culinary colleges will compete for the top prize to be announced at the Gala Reception on Monday, November 4th when the top cookbooks in the country will also be annouced. The recipe our students will make and plate from 1:30 to 2:30 is Gnocchi con Sugo de Pomodoro (Potato Dumplings with Tomato Sauce) contributed to Canada’s Favourite Recipes by Daiene Vernile, anchor and producer of CTV’s PovinceWide show along with a wonderful story about her arrival in Canada from Italy.