This is a sponsored post and contains affiliate links and/or images. All opinions are mine. They’re back! After three bestsellers, hosts Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz, and Michael Symon of ABC’s hit show The Chew have put together their newest book, The Chew: An Essential Guide to Cooking and Entertaining – and trust me, you’re not going to want to miss out. I am all up for entertaining and playing hostess, even if it means that sometimes, things can get a little crazy in the kitchen. At the end of it all, there’s nothing like sharing a good drink with great company, so the hectic struggles are absolutely worth it.
Great Recipes From Great Chefs!
In The Chew: An Essential Guide to Cooking and Entertaining, your favorite hosts have put together some of their best recipes for entertaining and threw in some very useful tips to make sure everything is set to perfection for your next dinner party. You’ll adore Daphne’s Easy Oven Roasted Turkey and you’ll probably feel nostalgic once you see Clinton’s take on Eggs Benedict.
The Chew: An Essential Guide to Cooking and Entertaining holds really versatile recipes from health-conscious meals to hard-to-resist desserts. You’ll even find recipes that were passed down from the hosts’ families, which is a great addition since they hold such high value and meaning. Do you find yourself constantly pressed for time? Look no further because The Chew: An Essential Guide to Cooking and Entertaining also features a handful of slow-cooker recipes that will save you some extra hours before the guests
I decided to make the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes (found on page 18.) I felt they would be the perfect balance between tart and sweet. I added a bit of the lemon curd to store bought whipped topping because we all love lemon flavor. As Carla puts it, the taste is “puckery!” What’s even better is that The Chew: An Essential Guide to Cooking and Entertaining doesn’t stop at recipes. Throughout the book, the fab five answers viewer questions, giving their insights on many of your culinary curiosities.
- 4 Tablespoons lemon curd, divided
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch of salt
- powdered sugar for garnish
- whipped topping
- In a jar with a lid, mix 1/2 of the lemon curd with 1/4 cup of the milk vigorously. Add to a medium bowl with remaining milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla and ricotta.
- Add the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Whisk together well. Add ricotta mixture and blend well.
- Preheat your skillet and melt butter. Pour batter onto hot pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until golden brown. Flip and cook 3 more minutes. Repeat with remaining batter. Garnish with powdered sugar and lemon whipped topping (store bough whipped topping with 2 tablespoons of lemon curd added.)
What is your favorite way to make pancakes? What do you top yours with? Please share in the comments below!
The Chew: An Essential Guide to Cooking and Entertaining: Recipes, Wit, and Wisdom from The Chew Hosts (ABC)GALBANI RICOTTA CHEESE WHOLE MILK 32 OZ PACK OF 2Stonewall Kitchen Farmhouse Pancake & Waffle Mix, 33 ozDomino Premium Pure Cane Granulated Sugar with Easy Pour Recloseable Top 16 oz. (Pack of 2)McCormick Pure Lemon Extract, 2 fl ozSimply Organic Pure Vanilla Extract, Certified Organic, 4-Ounce Glass Bottle