Friday, October 14, 2016

Recipe Weekend: New Holiday Favorites From Parragon!

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received these books. free of charge,from Parragon Publishing, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about them,  all opinions are my own.

Today I have not 1, but 2 new cookbooks, that are perfect for holiday cooking! 

Both of these great books offer you great new ideas of using chocolate and nuts, especially for holiday gift giving!

Nuts are packed with nutrition. They are full of the protein, fibre, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats that help you curb your appetite, protect against heart disease, lower cholesterol and reduce your risk of developing cancer. Every nut has its own nutritional package, and with so many types - from walnuts and pecans to pine nuts and brazils - the combinations are endless. Some recipes included in this book are Spicy Peanut Soup, Zucchini & Walnut Rolls, Chia Seed & Pistachio Breakfast Pudding, Goji, Mango & Pistachio Popcorn Slices and delicious Roasted Almond Ginger Butter. These recipes demonstrate ingenious ways of incorporating nuts into every part of the day. You'll see them ground into flours or butters, tossed into salads, stirred into cookie dough, baked into muffins and cakes, and sprinkled over ice cream, yogurt and oatmeal. So come on, embrace this health-boosting superfood and delight your palate.

This is a great book yo introduce you to using nuts in different ways and with different spices, for unique flavors, while still getting all the healthy benefits of nuts! The gift recipes are all lovely and and recipient woukd love to have such thoughtful gifts this holiday season. 

Chocolate is a delight no matter what form it takes, and this stunning book celebrates its decadent indulgence with over 80 sumptuous recipes. Divided into sensory chapters, including Melt, Snap, Dissolve, Nibble and Soft, Tempt is a special cookbook where each recipe uses chocolate as its central, delicious ingredient. This sensuous collection includes dessert and sweet treat mainstays like Dark Chocolate Roulade, Chocolate Toffee Popcorn, Gooey Chocolate Pudding, old-fashioned Peppermint Creams, and White Chocolate & Macadamia Nut Cookies; contemporary twists like Chocolate & Hazelnut Cake Pops, Chocolate Chip Cookies & Ice Cream Cake, Strawberry & White Chocolate Napoleons, and Chocolate Lava Cakes with Caramel Sauce; and quirky new treats like Indulgent Whiskey Fudge, Melting Chocolate Risotto, and Pink Peppercorn & Chocolate Cupcakes. Also featuring hints, tips and advice on working with chocolate; a list of essential equipment; a history of chocolate as an ingredient and its different varieties and flavor notes; and a convenient table of flavor pairings. With cakes, bark, cups, meringues, doughnuts and more, this essential guide to eating and cooking with chocolate is a must-have collection for every chocolate lover's kitchen shelf.


If the pictures don't grab you, the recipes will in this book! All the recipes will delight chocoholicS and cooks alike. Attention is given to every detail, making this truly your one stop chovolate cookbooj! It'S perfect for git giving, and for using for making your holiday gifts 'hand made' this year. I can't find just ONE fav recipe, and you won't  either! 

I recommend both of these books! 

Now how about a recipe from Tempt tgat combines both nuts and chovolate, and is perfect for making for hostess and holiday gifts thus season?


            Indulgent Whiskey Fudge

You CAN leave out the whiskey and still get a great fudge, or leave it and have a yummy adult only gift!

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