Item description for Offerings from the Oven by MaryAnn Koopmann...
In this day and age (of fast food, drive through, pre-cooked and frozen) nothing beats the aromas and flavors of a well blended casserole, bubbling away in the oven-or a specialty pie or baked bread cooling on the kitchen counter. Let the "kitchen-klassic" recipes of authors Wendy Louise and MaryAnn Koopmann invite you into the world of oven cooking.
Covering everything from their homemade staples of everyday fare to company-coming-for-dinner recipes, Wendy Louise and MaryAnn take you through recipe after recipe with clear instructions, old fashioned wit and wisdom, and just good-old, down-home, home-spun advice. Everything from snacks and appetizers to scrumptious desserts is covered in detail. There is even a chapter on the authors' "Top Twenty" Casseroles, a specialty section "Outside the Oven" filled with delicious details to add to your meal and a four page recipe devoted to the perfect turkey dinner.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.7" Width: 6" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Nov 20, 2006
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN 1932783911 ISBN13 9781932783919
Reviews - What do customers think about Offerings from the Oven?
Classic Cookbook Sep 22, 2006
Reviewed by Kelli Glesige for Reader Views (9/06)
"Offerings from the Oven" is a classic cookbook with recipes for every occasion. Authors Wendy Louise and MaryAnn Koopmann have explored their mothers' recipe boxes to come up with the basis for their "down home taste" cookbook. The authors state, and I believe most of us would agree, that nothing beats a home-baked pie, that special casserole, an aromatic loaf of fresh bread, or a tasty oven-baked, butter-basted chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy "just like Mom made." Can you smell it now?
The good news is that cooks today are not forced to create from scratch daily--for we can use conveniently packaged and prepared ingredients in our recipes to speed preparation and clean-up. Seasonal foods and ethnic ingredients are more readily available too, so we can choose to prepare a special favorite whenever we feel like it, not when something is in season or when we are in a certain area of the country.
I found "Offerings from the Oven" to be a great addition to my cookbook shelf. The recipes are good basic recipes that most cooks will find desirable and useful. The ingredients are items most of us usually have on hand if we bake often, or if not, they should be easy to find at any grocery. Baking is my favorite type of cooking, and this cookbook did not disappoint.
If you like spending time in the kitchen often or only occasionally, you should find "Offerings from the Oven" a helpful resource. The book is a standard paperback with 355 pages. Most recipes are complete on a single page. Interesting quotes and words of wisdom are sprinkled throughout to offer inspiration.
"Offerings from the Oven" includes chapters on recipes we would expect to find such as snacks, casseroles, and side dishes, but other interesting sections include: "The Top Twenty"...Twenty of Our Favorite Casseroles, "Kitchen Klassics" by Classic Cooks, "Company's Coming for Dinner; Let's Get Fancy", and even "Outside the Oven"...Adding that Special Touch. Of course, no cookbook is complete without desserts, and this book offers all the standard desserts bakers seem to look for again and again. And if it is your turn to host the annual holiday feast, a small section is devoted to preparing the perfect turkey dinner.
"Offerings from the Oven" deserves a "5 Star" rating in my book for content, quality and clear instructions of recipes. The only drawback is that like most paperbacks, it is not the easiest to prop open while trying to prepare a recipe from a certain page. However, that did not keep me from enjoying such a comforting book. I recommend this to all interested bakers.
A sumptuous repast of taste-tested dishes and practical advice, enthusiastically recommended Mar 7, 2006
Experienced cooks Wendy Louise and MaryAnn Koopmann present Offerings From The Oven, a cookbook devoted especially to oven-based dishes. In addition to recipes such as Alicia's Baked Chop Suey, Mediterranean Zucchini Bake, and Peach Coffee Cake, Offerings From The Oven features a baker's dozen of oven tips and "Conversations with the Cook" comments for every dish, such as "To easily peel peaches, dip in scalding water for 30 seconds, then plunge into ice water. Skins will peel right off." A sumptuous repast of taste-tested dishes and practical advice, enthusiastically recommended.
5 Star Cookbook! Feb 24, 2006
I am so pleased with this cookbook and the way my dishes have been turning out is totally a blessing for me and my family. The cookbook is packed with tips and author stories that warm your heart and soul. You must add this cookbook to your library of cookbooks.
Best Cookbook I have bought ! Feb 24, 2006
Awesome! Homemade Cooking at last. Old-fashion cooking with great recipes and real ingredients. I just found my new favorite cookbook here with this cookbook. I am so excited since I bought this book I have been cooking up a storm for my family. Buy yours today!
Totally Awesome Cookbook! Feb 15, 2006
I got this cookbook as a present for my birthday and I just love it. I love the stories the Authors added in on some of the recipes. MaryAnn Koopmann with her first cooking leeson on Honey Cookies was a blast! I am glad she didn't give up because this cookbook is totally AWESOME! Get one today and share a smile.