Betty Crocker Basics

Betty Crocker Basics : How to Cook and Entertain with Confidence

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This title includes 2 great books. "Cooking Basics" and "Entertaining Basics" - all in one accessible guide. Do you yearn to cook something tasty for dinner, but don't know where to start? Want to host an easy and elegant cocktail party for friends, but aren't quite sure how to do it? Now you can - with a little help from Betty Crocker! With this 2-in-1 book, you'll learn to cook and entertain with confidence in no time. First, "Cooking Basics" gives you the guidance you need on kitchen tools and equipment, ingredients, cooking methods and more, complete with how-to photographs that guide you every step of the way. It includes the 100 recipes you most want to prepare - and shows you how to cook them, from Juicy Hamburgers to Caesar Salad to Frozen Chocolate Mousse.Then, "Entertaining Basics" gets you into party mode with a simple Entertaining Equation that helps you combine people, food, setting and planning into one great time. With the help of crowd-pleasing recipes and fun decorating ideas to get you started, you'll be completely confident throwing a party.
"Betty Crocker Basics" gives you: 200 delicious recipes for virtually every type of occasion; more than 150 illustrated cooking how-to's, from chopping a tomato to carving a turkey; special menus for casual get-togethers as well as Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter holidays; simple do-ahead tips, serving suggestions and presentation ideas; hundreds of color photos of techniques and finished dishes; and, much more.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 574 pages
  • 200.7 x 256.5 x 43.2mm | 1,542.23g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • ill
  • 0764596454
  • 9780764596452

Table of contents

Introduction.Chapter 1. The Basic of Getting Started.You'll find measuring help, all about pots and pans and knives.Chapter 2. Beef and Pork Main Dishes.Hamburgers, meat loaf, steak, pork chops and ham.Chapter 3. Poultry and Seafood Main Dishes.Chicken breasts, stir-fry, fried chicken, scallops and shrimp.Chapter 4. Pasta and Meatless Main Dishes.Lasagna, quesadillas, wraps, soups and eggs.Chapter 5. On the Side.Breads, salads, vegetables.Chapter 6. Snacks and Desserts.Dips, appetizers, smoothies, shortcake and brownie cake.Chapter 7. Beyond the Basics.You're ready for stocking the pantry, food safety and tablesetting.Glossary of Ingredients.Glossary of Cooking Terms and Techniques.Understanding restaurant Menus.Helpful Nutrition Information.Metric Conversion Chart.Index.Check It Out For Confident Cooking:Thanksgiving Dinner.Do-Ahead Vegetable Lasagna Dinner.Vegetable Preparations.Common Preparations Techniques.Twelve Terrific Herbs and Top Five Spices.About Pasta.About Salad Greens.Yields and Equivalents.Substitutions.
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