Jun 16, 2010

JUNE 17th: Gwen on QVC!

On QVC with host David Venable, from an earlier appearance.

Planning to be up late on Thursday? Be sure to tune in to QVC for the June 17th "Summer Cooking" show. I'm going to be a guest on David Venable's 2-hour show that starts at 11:00 p.m. (Central) and runs until 1:00 a.m.

We'll be featuring 13 recipes from my Fast & Fabulous Soups, Salads and Sandwiches book.

Get your copy out and follow along with us. I've listed the page numbers to make it easier. (You can get your own copy by clicking here).

Here are the dishes we'll feature with David on June 17th:

Juicy Pig Hoagies ~ Pg. 173
Sweet and Sour Chicken Wraps ~ Pg. 177
Best Taco Seasoning Mix ~ Pg. 198
Chicken Noodle Veggie Soup Mix ~ Pg. 10
Gotcha Gazpacho ~ Pg. 70
Minute Shrimp Bisque ~ Pg. 43
Pasta Garden Salad ~ Pg. 109
Party Summer Salad ~ Pg. 101
Big Island Chicken Salad ~ Pg. 117
Really Nice Rice Salad ~ Pg. 111
Tupper’s Favorite Pimento Cheese Sandwiches ~ Pg. 145
Pink Cloud Bing Cherry Pie ~ Pg. 210
Moose Shots ~ Pg. 212

Why don't you plan to call in and tell us how you like this newest addition to the "Fast & Fabulous" series. Hope to hear from you soon!

~ Gwen

Jun 2, 2010

Time to fire up the grill. It's almost Father's Day!

Father's Day is right around the corner and we're all getting in the mood for some cooking outside! So I think it's a perfect time to feature some of the best ribs you'll find.
I'd like to share a recipe that we gave out this month in the newsletter that Barbara and I send out. (If you're not on the mailing list and you'd like to be, click here and we'll get you signed up)

It's from Smoke in the Mountains Cookbook: The Art of Appalachian Barbecue which is an entire book devoted just to the manly art of barbecue. If you like this recipe, you may want to get your own copy to give for a Father's Day gift. We've got them on sale right now for $12.70 (a $4.00 savings). Hope you enjoy it!

Sweet 'n' Easy Barbecue Beef Ribs

1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon pepper
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon brown sugar
5 pounds (or more) country-style beef ribs
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup strawberry jelly
1/4 cup beer
1/4 cup whiskey
1/4 cup real butter

Combine the garlic, pepper, salt, and sugar in a bowl. Rub this mix into the ribs. Place ribs in a covered dish or freezer bag and place in the fridge overnight. Combine the remaining ingredients and brush on the ribs. Grill or smoke over medium indirect heat for about 2 hours. Increase to medium to high heat and grill while basting. Serve hot.