Comfort Food Shortcuts: An "In the Kitchen with David" Cookbook from QVC's Resident Foodie

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The beloved host of QVC’s In the Kitchen with David is back with a brand-new cookbook featuring 110 comfort food recipes that save on time—without skimping on flavor.

Time is the one thing everybody wants—and the one thing nobody has enough of. Time to spend with your family, time to share meals together. Now, thanks to David Venable’s supermarket shortcuts and an array of innovative kitchen appliances, you can save precious time and still prepare incredible meals.

For more than two decades, Venable has helped others make and eat good food. Here he continues his passion for tasty, easy comfort meals with 110 fail-proof recipes that utilize time-saving tips, ingredients, and appliances that home cooks can use every day. Forget making it all by scratch—Venable shows you how you can put great food on the table in record time. In this book, you’ll find fast and simple cooking methods for everything from soups and salads to appetizers and entrées to sides, noodles, desserts, and special occasion beverages. You’ll discover:
 
• Tex-Mex Skillet Nachos
• Potsticker Soup
• Asian Shredded Salad
• Meatball Lasagne
• Creamy French Onion Chicken Casserole
• Tex-Mex Country Ribs Under Pressure
• Beef Empanadas
• Roasted Potatoes with Bacon and Ranch Dressing
• Slow Cooker Chocolate Pudding Cake
• Summer Sangria

Loaded with mouthwatering photographs for every recipe, Comfort Food Shortcuts is a cookbook you’ll have plenty of time to return to again and again.
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About the author

David Venable, bestselling cookbook author and accomplished home cook, is QVC’s Resident Foodie, program-hosting on the network since 1993 with more than ten thousand hours of live television under his belt. He debuts two new recipes each week on his hit show In the Kitchen with David. Since the launch of the first series companion cookbook, followed by Back Around the Table, Venable has appeared on Today, The Chew, and The Rachael Ray Show, among others. His recipes have appeared in People, HuffPost, and many other publications. Venable has received praise from the food world for his easy, comforting cooking style, and he regularly connects with his foodies on QVC online as well as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Prior to joining QVC, Venable earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, then worked as a television news anchor/reporter in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
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Publisher
Ballantine Books
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Published on
Dec 4, 2018
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9781984818300
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Language
English
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Genres
Cooking / Comfort Food
Cooking / Media Tie-In
Cooking / Methods / Quick & Easy
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David Venable will be the first to tell you: He loves his food. And as the beloved host of QVC’s popular program, In the Kitchen with David,® he’s put that passion on mouthwatering display, welcoming some of the greatest names in the food world. But Venable’s own culinary skills—honed in the Carolina kitchens of his mother and grandmothers—are nothing short of remarkable and tantalizing.
 
Now, in his anticipated debut cookbook, Venable shares 150 delicious recipes of hearty, easy-to-make, comforting dishes. In the Kitchen with David covers everything from appetizers and breads to soups and salads to main courses and sides, as well as his lifelong love of bacon (The Divine Swine!). You’ll get ideas for quick Monday-to-Friday dinners, let-it-cook-all-weekend suppers, savory breakfasts and brunches, cocktail party fun, game-day eats, and family reunion feasts. And of course, no Southern-influenced cookbook is complete without a little something sweet. Venable’s favorites include
 
Party Starters: White Bean and Sun-Dried Tomato Dip, Chicken Nachos, Cheddar-Broccoli Poppers with Ranch Dipping Sauce, Cheesy Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Supporting Players: Summer Squash Fritters with Garlic Dipping Sauce, Scrumptious Hush Puppies, Mom’s “Browned” Rice, Sweet Potato-Pineapple Casserole
Main Events: Breaded Pork Cutlets, Chicken Marsala, Braised Beef Short Ribs, Low Country Boil
Sweet, Sweet Gratification: Deep Dish Apple Pie, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Banana Pudding Cheesecake, Peach Cobbler
 
Loaded with gorgeous photographs, helpful “Dishin’ with David” tips, and personal anecdotes, In the Kitchen with David encourages you and your family to gather around the dinner table for great meals and, more important, great memories. After all, the portions are generous; the options are limitless.
 
Foreword by Paula Deen

Advance praise for In the Kitchen with David
 
“David Venable’s unbridled love for good, hearty comfort food is absolutely infectious. He knows what delicious food tastes like, and one peek at the recipes in his book had me positively drooling. I haven’t been this excited about a cookbook in a long, long time!”—Ree Drummond, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks
 
“David definitely knows his way around the kitchen, and he sure gets cooking with some comfort food in this book. And that’s saying something coming from the two of us comfort food lovers!”—Pat and Gina Neely, hosts of Down Home with the Neelys
With his first cookbook, In the Kitchen with David: QVC’s Resident Foodie Presents Comfort Foods That Take You Home, David Venable gave us the mouthwatering and memorable recipes that were passed down to him from his mother and grandmothers. Now, the beloved television host invites us back to the warmest room in the house to share inventive spins on traditional dishes that are sure crowd-pleasers.
 
Venable has received great praise from the food world for his easy, comforting cooking style, and that laid-back feeling pervades his second cookbook. Packed with nearly 150 recipes, this volume is like having a collection of “mini” cookbooks in one convenient place.
 
Mix and Mingle: Transform comfort foods into party fare with Mac ’n’ Cheese Bites, French Onion Soup Dumplings, Chicken Cheesesteak Egg Rolls, and Beef and Bean Tostados.
Brunch and Beyond: Make breakfast the most anticipated meal of the day with Blueberry-Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup, Eggs Benedict Bread Pudding, Hash Brown Breakfast Pizza, and Spiced Bacon Skewers.
Quick and Easy: Use that pressure cooker you’ve got stashed away in the cupboard to make Chili con Carne, Osso Buco, Asian Pulled Pork, and Chicken in a Pot.
Light and Bright: Savor Skinny Fried Chicken, Seven-Layer Taco Salads, and Linguine Carbonara—dishes that not only taste good but are guilt-free.
Smoke and Fire: Start up the grill for Smoked Brisket, Surf and Turf Kebabs, Grilled Scallops with Citrus Marinade, and Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles.
Sweets and Treats: Finish off your meal with a crowning achievement such as Lemon Cheesecake Bars, Cherry Strudel, Peach Melba Icebox Pie, or Apple-Walnut Rustic Tart.
 
Complete with tantalizing photographs, helpful sidebars, and amusing anecdotes, this all-purpose cookbook will have your family coming back to the table again and again for more great food and great times.

Advance praise for Back Around the Table
 
“Whenever David walks into a room, he lights it up. His zest for life spills into the passion he has for food. As I was reading this new book, I found myself filled with the same joy as David; you can feel his love for all good things jumping off the pages and in his recipes. Back Around the Table had me laughing in the kitchen and doing the happy dance.”—Michael Symon, author of Michael Symon’s 5 in 5
 
“I want to eat David’s book from back to front! From classics like Mississippi Mud Pie to newfound inspirations like his French Onion Soup Dumplings, each recipe is so well thought out, with ease in mind, and all are happy-dance-worthy! There’s happy comfort all over this book, really, and that’s why I love David. I’m so happy to have another volume of the recipes I see him share on his show, as well as some from his home kitchen. What do you mean Back Around the Table? He never left!”—Sunny Anderson
 
“Back Around the Table brings David’s personal comfort food stories to life with approachable recipes that will leave you excited to bring your friends and family back around your table.”—Emeril Lagasse
 
“I already knew I loved David. I love spending time with him in the kitchen. I love his friendly, fail-proof approach to delicious home cooking. In Back Around the Table, David shares the coveted recipes for some of his favorite comfort foods, reinvented with his signature gusto for good eats—which I knew I would also love. But then I discovered his Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake—it puts every other chocolate cake to deep, chocolaty shame. And now I know he loves me, too.”—Daphne Oz


From the Hardcover edition.
David Venable, a six-time Boston Marathon finisher, has completed nearly 50 marathon/half-marathon events. In the past decade he transitioned from a novice mid-pack finisher to a top 1% finisher at distances from the 10K to the marathon at major venues. With international marathon experience to running in the extremes of Death Valley, Venable has compiled excellent experience applicable for marathoners that seek improvement or need an extra push to achieve a life goal. Compelled to coach other runners to personal bests and/or Boston qualification(s), he has written Boston Bound. Over five years of research went into Boston Bound, where Venable has captured a balance of proven training techniques, personal experience, and strategic approaches for running a fast marathon, with an inspiring addition of motivational stories. Unlike the books from elite running/authors that fill the shelves today, Venable writes and provides guidance from a non-elite runner's point of view with the key focus to run your fastest marathon while being realistic with the balance of work and family commitments. This book is intended for all runners who have the vision and the desire to Run Their Fastest Marathon or qualify for the Boston Marathon and are searching for guidance to improve their performance in hopes of running at the most prestigious marathon in the world... Boston. Profits from the sale of this book will benefit (through donations via Goals That Give Inc.) selected organizations dedicated to fighting the battle against cancer.
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