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Hardcover The Desperate Housewives Cookbook: Juicy Dishes and Saucy Bits Book

ISBN: 1401302777

ISBN13: 9781401302771

The Desperate Housewives Cookbook: Juicy Dishes and Saucy Bits

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They may all have wildly different personalities and story lines, but the ladies of Wisteria Lane have one thing in common: food. In this book, the show's millions of fans will find recipes for all... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Something to please even the pickiest palate!

First off I have to say that I love the Housewives, so I had to get this book to finish my collection of memorabilia. I never actually thought I would be cooking any of the dishes, but I tried some. Bree's Muffins and Corn Chowder are to die for. The Lobster Risotto was very good too. The Tomato Bisque is next on my list of things to make. As I glance through the book I see alot of different styles of food. Even the pickiest eater should be able to find something that they will thoroughly enjoy. All in all, for the price and just for the novelty of this book, its worth it. Get it and try some recipes out, you will be pretty impressed.

Definitely a Hit

I received a copy of this cookbook for Christmas (Thank you, Santa.) The book was all that I was expecting it to be and then some. Cookbook fans and Desperate Housewives fans alike will enjoy this book, and if you are both, even better! It is an honest-to-goodness cookbook, with a twist. It's also like a Desperate Housewives "scrapbook", with photos, snippets from the show and some cooking history for each of the "Housewives." Obviously, the five "Housewives" of Wisteria Lane did not write these recipes, although they are presented as though they did. Christopher Styler is the creator of these wonderful recipes, capturing the style of each "Housewife". From Bree's perfectly fancy treats to Susan's fool-proof, simple dishes, there are a variety of cooking styles presented and a number of dishes available for each style. The photos of the dishes are great and reflect the appropriate housewife style even in presentation. (Check out photos of Lynette's dishes and you'll see a pacifier and plastic dinosaurs in the background.) I like the fact that the cookbook is arranged in six different "Housewife" sections, one section for each of the five principal "Housewives" of the show and one section for the "neighbors" of Wisteria Lane. As a result, this cookbook is effectively grouped by style, rather than by course or food category. You want something fancy and intricate? Go to Bree's section. You want basic family fare? Check out Lynnette's. You're looking for a seductive, romantic meal? Go straight to Edie's section. (By the way, if you do want to see a list of all the salads in the cookbook, just go to the index in the back and look under Salad.) Included in the collection are also recipes for dishes that have been either featured or implicated on the show, such as Susan's famous Macaroni and Cheese, Bree's muffins, Felicia's Macaroons and even Mrs. Huber's Smoothie (remember the blender?). I do have to tell you that the first time I used the cookbook; I decided to do a three-course DH meal, with each course from a different section. I used Bree's Boston Lettuce & Chili-Toasted Walnut Salad (everyone loved the walnuts!), Susan's Shopping Bag Chicken (which I doubled) and Felicia's Wisteria Lane Icebox Napoleon dessert (with which I took a "Lynnette shortcut" and used a pudding mix). My family and guests loved it all! The highlight was when I was cooking Susan's Shopping Bag Chicken. As I went to stir the chicken and veggies in the roasting pan after the first 15 minutes, my roasting pan (which is still very new) started to slide off the oven rack as I pulled out the rack. The whole thing started coming at me...and it was hot! I quickly said a couple of unprintable things, dropped my spoon, grabbed the other hot pad and managed to stop the roasting pan before it hit the floor. I pushed the pan back onto the rack, picked up two pieces of chicken off the floor, rinsed them, tossed them into the pan and with as much dignity a

Good Cookin' with the Desperate Housewives

I received this cookbook as a gift, and I absolutely love it! I'm a huge fan of the show, plus I'm a cookbook junkie. This cookbook really suprised me with how many good recipes is has. It includes foods and ideas that everyone can make and eat: family meals, comfort foods, healthy dishes, fancy feasts, and more.


If you are still desperately searching for a great Mom/Wife-type gift for any of the women on your List, check out THE DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES COOKBOOK: Juicy Dishes and Saucy Bits. It's campy enough, and priced right, to be perfect for just about any thirty-, forty-, or fiftysomething woman (or man!), particularly if she (he) is a DH fan. The cookbook is great as a legitimate cookbook, large and sturdy, with lots of great pictures and an excellent range of recipes, from Bree-complicated to Lynette-quick & healthy to Susan-foolproof (my kind of cooking!). Fans of the show will enjoy pictures from the show and profiles, DH background and insider's info (but not too much) -- a fun DH fix to have around between Sundays! -- Sherri Caldwell, Humor Columnist & Reviewer [...] Co-Author, The Rebel Housewife Rules: To Heck With Domestic Bliss!


I have this cookbook and the book is not only cute but the dishes are so tasty!
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