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Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?

Ina Garten, bestselling cookbook author and beloved star of Barefoot Contessa on Food Network, is back with her easiest recipes ever.

In Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That? Ina proves once again that it doesn’t take complicated techniques, special equipment, or stops at more than one grocery store to make wonderful dishes for your family and friends. Her newest must-have cookbook is all about saving time and avoiding stress while having fun in the kitchen.

These are not recipes with three ingredients thrown together in five minutes; instead home cooks will find fantastic Barefoot Contessa recipes that are easy to make but still have all that deep, delicious flavor Ina is known for—and that makes a meal so satisfying. Think Pink Grapefruit Margaritas served with Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs—two classics with a twist. For lunch, Ina makes everyone’s favorite Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Snap Peas with Pancetta. For dinner, try Jeffrey’s Roast Chicken (tried and true!); Steakhouse Steaks, which come out perfectly every time and—with Ina’s easy tip—couldn’t be simpler; or an Easy Parmesan “Risotto” that you throw in the oven instead of stirring endlessly on the stovetop. Finally, Ina’s desserts never disappoint—from Red Velvet Cupcakes to Chocolate Pudding Cream Tart.

To top it all off, Ina also shares her best tips for making cooking really easy. She leaves bowls of lemons and limes on the counter not only because they look great but because they also remind her that a squeeze of lemon in a dish brightens the flavors. She shows us the equipment that makes a difference to her—like sharp knives, the right zester, an extra bowl for her electric mixer—and that can help you in your kitchen, too.

Filled with 225 gorgeous full-color photographs, Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That? is the perfect kitchen companion for busy home cooks who still want fabulous flavor.

Autographs are signed on a bookplate.

HARDCOVER | CLARKSON POTTER/PUBLISHERS | 256 PAGES | 2010

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Recipe Index

Drinks

Pink Grapefruit Margaritas, 37
Watermelon Mojitos, 26

Appetizers

Baked Fontina, 97
Chipotle & Rosemary Roasted Nuts, 35
Chunky Blue Cheese & Yogurt Dip, 31
Crostini with Tuna Tapenade, 47
Foie Gras with Roasted Apples, 78
Fresh Salmon Tartare, 77
Grilled Bread with Prosciutto, 44
Herbed Ricotta Bruschettas, 73
Roasted Artichoke Hearts, 66
Roasted Eggplant Caponata, 38
Roasted Figs & Prosciutto, 28
Savory Coeur à la Crème, 48
Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs, 40
Snap Peas with Pancetta, 106
Soppressata & Cheese in Puff Pastry, 70
Stilton & Walnut Crackers, 43
Truffled Popcorn, 32

Soups

Celery & Parmesan Salad, 62
French Mussel Bisque, 60
Onion & Fennel Soup Gratin, 57
Rich Beef Barley Soup, 58

Salads

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing with Bibb Lettuce, 69
French String Bean Salad, 109
Greek Panzanella, 89
Middle Eastern Vegetable Salad, 101
Mustard Chicken Salad, 104
Roasted Shrimp Salad, 93
Tarragon Potato Salad, 112
Watermelon & Arugula Salad, 65
Wild Rice Salad, 111

Sandwiches

Tuna & Hummus Sandwiches, 98
Ultimate Grilled Cheese, 102

Dinner

Balsamic Roasted Beef, 144
Bangers & Mustard Mash, 136
Caesar-Roasted Swordfish, 150
Chicken with Shallots, 124
Easy Parmesan "Risotto", 160
Easy Provençal Lamb, 134
Greek Lamb with Yogurt Mint Sauce, 131
Grilled Steak & Arugula, 143
Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast, 127
Jeffrey's Roast Chicken, 122
Lemon Chicken Breasts, 120
Lobster & Shells, 94
Panko-Crusted Salmon, 152
Roast Turkey with Truffle Butter, 128
Roasted Salmon with Green Herbs, 149
Roasted Shrimp with Feta, 146
Sliders, 141
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio, 157
Spicy Turkey Meatballs & Spaghetti, 158
Steakhouse Steaks, 138
Weeknight Bolognese, 154

Sides

Couscous with Toasted Pine Nuts, 195
Creamy Parmesan Polenta, 182
Flat Beans with Pecorino, 174
Garlic-Roasted Cauliflower, 173
Potato Basil Purée, 188
Rich Celery Root Purée, 187
Roasted Butternut Squash, 177
Roasted Pear & Apple Sauce, 192
Roasted Summer Vegetables, 169
Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms, 184
Scalloped Tomatoes, 170
Tomatoes Roasted with Pesto, 179
Tuscan White Beans, 196
Warm French Lentils, 191

Dessert

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies, 228
Chocolate Pudding Cream Tart, 210
Deconstructed Strawberry Shortcakes, 224
Easy Cranberry & Apple Cake, 205
Eton Mess, 212
Fleur de Sel Caramels, 232
Fresh Peach Cake, 216
Italian Plum Tart, 217
Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake, 206
New York Egg Cream, 230
Old-Fashioned Banana Cake, 222
Red Velvet Cupcakes, 218
Roasted Figs with Caramel Sauce, 208
Rum Raisin Tiramisu, 220
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp, 214
Ultimate Peach Ice Cream, 226
White Chocolate Bark, 235

Breakfast

French Toast Bread Pudding, 18
Roasted Vegetable Frittata, 90

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