I didn't always live in England. For the first 45 years of my life I lived in Canada and I experienced a delicious Thanksgiving for every one of those years. I learned from my Grandmother's lessons and my mother's lessons and I built on that knowledge with things I taught myself. Over the past fifteen years I have continued to build on that knowledge through my work and experience as a personal chef for an American family as well as cooking for and introducing this lovely holiday tradition to my British family and friends and I think I can safely say that I have pretty much honed all of that experience and knowledge down to a level where I feel comfortable sharing it with my readers in this, my very first Thanksgiving Primer. My sister asked me, what was a Primer. A Primer is a how to book . . . an instructional book . . . filled with tips and how to's and this Thanksgiving Primer is just that . . . all of the experience I have accumulated through all the years in one easy to follow, instructional manual all about Thanksgiving and how to make it the best holiday ever.
A concise cumulation of my 40 odd years of experience at cooking Thanksgiving Dinners for family, friends, employers . . . and all that I have to share about doing it right, and with confidence, with no fail recipes and the right tools.
54 pages of knowledge, with colour pictures and art. With hints, tips and recipes for everything from kitting out your kitchen to what to do with the leftovers when you are finished and all is said and done. The only thing I can't do for you is cook it and clean it up!
Offered now at the introductory price of only £3, which is a £2 saving off of the normal price of my other cookbooklets. I really think you will be pleased with this Primer. I've been working really hard at getting it done and out here in time for you to be able to use it for your Thanksgiving this year.
It will come to you as a downloadable PDF file, which I will personally e-mail to you. I promise that all will be mailed within 24 hours of your payment clearing, which allows for the differences in time between North America and here in the UK. You will need to have the latest version of Adobe Reader enabled on your computer or device and you will also need to have my e-mail in your safe mail folder. (mariealicejoan at aol dot com)
Many thanks for looking! Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Cooking!
A ROYAL TEAPARTY
My very first Cookbooklet is one entitled "A Royal Teaparty." It was originally created in honor of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee It is filled with over 20 special recipes, including everything from delicious savoury offerings, to delectable puds and delights.
Also included are my own delightful water colour illustrations (Rule Britannia!), Teatime prose and folklore, Hints and Tips to make your tea party the very best that it can be, Teatime etiquitte, several crafts to help make your day special and unique, and your very own Tea Party Invitations that you can print and send out to your friends.
It comes via e-mail in PDF form, which you can either read or print out in it's entirety. Twenty Five delightful pages in full colour. Please note that you will need Adobe Reader enabled on your computer in order to read. The cookbooklet will be delivered via e-mail within 24 hours of your ordering it. Cost £5.00
THE GREAT BRITISH PICNIC
It's always summer somewhere in the world and picnic time! This cookbooklet is just the thing to help you picnic in style!
The British are great Picnickers! When the warm weather hits and the children are let out of school for their summer hols, we are all out hitting the roads with our portable feasts. Containing over 35 unique recipes for everything from cold drinks, to appetizers, salads, cold soups, sandwiches, cakes and other picky bits, interspersed with original water colour illustrations, it makes a delightful gift for yourself or for a friend.
Also included are my top tips and chic ideas for making this year's summer picnics the very best ever. It will be delivered as a downloadable PDF file, which you can print or not as you wish, to your e-mail within 24 hours of your payment clearing. (DO make sure you have adobe reader enabled and make sure my e-mail address is on your list of allowable senders!) In most cases it arrives a lot quicker than that. For the low cost of £5.00 you get 28 pages of tastiness and picnic joy!
CHRISTMAS IN THE ENGLISH KITCHEN
My third offering is a delightful Christmas Cookbooklet. Forty Eight pages, once again filled with lots of hints and tips to help to make your Christmas Celebrations the very best ever.
Interspersed between my hints, tips and recipes are my own charming little illustrations.
There are delectable soups and spreads. Holiday entrees from the traditional to the not so traditional and even something to please your veggie friends. Stuffings, sauces, vegetables. Tasty puds and traditional folklore abound. There is even a printable card for you to share with your friends. All at the same low price of £5.00.
Once again it will be delivered as a downloadable PDF file within 24 hours of your payment clearing. Do make sure you have adobe reader enabled.
Recipes to Keep
This is my newest cookbooklet, entitled Recipes to Keep. Over 40 recipes from my collection of tried and trues intermingled with some of my artwork. A 40 page downloadable PDF file containing recipes such as Cindy's Portuguese Gumdrop Cake, Runny Butter Tarts, Oven Fried Chicken, Farmhouse Pork and Apple Pie, Cindy's Zucchini Casserole, Mom's Barbeque Sauce, etc. All family favourites destined to become your family favourites as well.
Everything from delicious soups to beverages to tasty cakes, pies and cookies.
This will be delivered to your e-mail as a downloadable PDF file, ready to print or store on your computer as you desire within 24 hours of your payment clearing. You may purchse this at the same low price as my other cookbooklets of only £5. Once again make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Reader enabled.
Many thanks for looking. If you are not happy with what I send to you I offer a no quibble refund guarantee.
Just Desserts! I think this is my best one yet. It is certainly one of my largest ones with a total of 42 pages filled to overflowing with lovely dessert recipes, and handy hints and tips from my kitchen to yours.
It's broken down into no less than EIGHT delicious chapters, including . . . "It's only Fruit" . . . (Hot Buttered Cherries, and Stuffed Figs plus more) . . . "Indulgently Creamy" . . . (Chilled Rose Souffle's, Rhubarb Fool and more) . . . "Trifles" . . . ( three very different versions) . . . "Let Them Eat Cake" . . . (Sour Cherry Cake, Pineapple and Macadamia Cake, to name just two) . . . "Pies, Tarts and Crumbles" . . . (Bramble Pie, Plum and Almond Crumble plus more) . . . "Meringues and Clafoutis" . . . (Strawberry Meringue Cake, Chocolate Vacherin, Blackberry Clafoutis and yes, more) . . . "Cookies, Brownies and Bars" . . . (Spicy Aztec Brownies anyone?) . . . "Bits and Bites" . . . (all those finishing recipes for sauces, pastry, curd, etc.) All in all, there are FORTY THREE delicious recipes that are some of my family favourites and are destined to become yours.
Interspersed amongst the recipes are little snippets of art, hints and tips and delightful quotes. Have you always wondered what the secrets are to baking really good cakes? Wonder no more. All of my secrets to success are right here, and it's available to you now for the same low price as all of my others at only £5.
This will be delivered to your e-mail as a downloadable PDF file, ready to print or store on your computer as you desire within 24 hours of your payment clearing. If ordering please make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Reader enabled, and that my e-mail address is in your safe folder! Also as the file is rather large make sure you have enough room to receive it!
Cooking for Comfort
I'm really excited to bring you the latest in my line of cookbooklets, fresh off the press this morning! Entitled Cooking for Comfort, this is my largest one yet, containing 50 pages of scrumptious recipes, tips and quotes designed to help bring a spark of comfort to you over these next few months. I am really proud of this one.
With Seven Chapters, including Breakfast Fare, Comforting Lunch-ables, Jaffles, Dips and Spreads, In the Slow Cooker, Savoury Bakes and Casseroles and Sweets, there are over 45 recipes designed to make you feel all cosy and comforted. Recipes such as Cream Biscuits, Savoury Bread Pudding, Chicken and Barley Soup, Slow Cooker Nachos, Slow Cooker Ham and Scalloped Potatoes, Fish and Potato Pies, Barbequed Glazed Drumsticks, Saturday night special, Traditional Hot Pot, Creamed Chicken Hash, Blackberry Cobbler, Baked Apples, Chocolate Chip Brioche Bread Pudding and many, many more!
Designed to please, this new cookbooklet is available to you at the same low price as all of the others, at only £5. As with the others this will be delivered to your e-mail as a downloadable PDF file, ready to print or store on your computer as you desire within 24 hours of your payment clearing. If ordering please make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Reader enabled, and that my e-mail address is in your safe folder! Also as the file is rather large make sure you have enough room to receive it!
Also at this time I would love to offer you the opportunity to purchase four of my cookbooklet titles for the low price of £15 for four. This means that you are getting one for free. Just leave a message in the payment invoice to let me know exactly which four you would like for me to send you. This is a real bargain! If you already have some of my cookbooklets, this is a chance for you to complete the collection at a lower price.
WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS
I'm really happy to be able to show you today my latest cookbooklet, entitled "When Life Hands You Lemons." Yes, a cookbooklet totally devoted to all things lemon! This is my largest cookbooklet today and is composed of no less than 53 pages of recipes which use Lemons. With hints and tips for using lemons and Chapters including Delicious Beginnings, Something Savory, Let's Eat Cake, Tangy Tarts and Pies, Puddings and Custards and Cookies and Slices. Some forty recipes in all, most of them including photographs of the finished dishes. Interspersed between the recipes are little bits of my own artwork and I have also included my Lemon Curd Recipe Art Poster suitable for printing and framing.
There are recipes for delicious main dishes and beverages, condiments, delicious pies, scrumptious puddings, cookies and tasty bakes, all using that most lovely of all ingredients Lemons. If you are a lemon afficionado like I am you won't want to miss out on this tasty booklet. If you have already collected my other cookbooklets, you will want to add this latest one to your collection.
It comes as a downloadable PDF file direct to your e-mail box within 24 hours of your payment clearing, ready for you to print out and use as you desire, and all at the same price as the rest of my cookbooklets, of only £5. (You will want to add my e-mail address to your list of safe e-mails.) You will also want to have the latest version of Adobe Reader Enabled on your computer.
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Thank you so much for putting together these cookbooks. Can hardly wait to try many of the recipes; and the paintings are simply wonderful and well worth the price of the books all on their own.
Thank you for the four recipe books, I am loving reading them and will have so much fun and enjoyment cooking and baking from them for friends and family. They are treasures, and the touches you add and delightful illustrations are a joy. I cannot recommend your cook booklets enough.
Heartfelt thanks and blessings!