Cooking on Q—Spring Edition kicks off this Sunday! Not only does QVC have a full day of kitchen programming planned to prepare you for your upcoming celebrations, but I'll be joining you for a four-hour In the Kitchen with David at Noon ET! Of course we're continuing our spring entertaining series with a focus on sides. And we're also welcoming two very familiar faces—one, we're always thrilled to have on QVC, Rachael Ray, who has an incredible TSV, and the second is a Food Network star so many of you know and love…Giada DeLaurentiis! What an exciting show we have in store!
Along with hosting her own show, Giada is a wife, mom, and best-selling cookbook author. And we're featuring her new title, Weeknights with Giada (F09764) in "Cookbook Corner" this week. Giada's title contains 102 quick and simple recipes to revamp dinner, including Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Bacon, Toasted Ciabatta with Shrimp Tarragon & Arugula, Turkey & Pancetta Pot Pies, and Apricot Oat Bars! These recipes are deliciously different and exactly the kinds of dishes that will entice your family to run to the dinner table each night. Weeknights with Giadaships to you March 27. I can't wait for you to meet her!
"David's Recipe" this Sunday is very much like some of the traditional sides you might serve at your holiday table…with a twist. We're making my Sweet & Savory Bread Pudding in Rachael Ray's 4-qt. baking dish from her 10-piece Bubble & Brown TSV set (K36303). This dish has the sweet flavors you know and love at Easter, like sweet potatoes and pineapple, but we've added a savory flavor with coriander, sage, and a few other spices. You won't believe the difference a few little spices can make. Give this a shot…it'll certainly be the talk of your holiday table! The recipe, as always, is posted on QVC.com.
"Food for Thought" this week is something special…after all, we do have a special show in store! Lots of you told me how much you like my menu suggestions, so here's a springtime menu that's perfect for Easter and other special occasions. You can pick up the Smithfield Ham and Turkey on QVC.com (M26285). Look for the remaining recipes in David's Recipes on QVC.com.
Spring Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing
Side Stuffing with Artichokes & Cremini Mushrooms
Sweet & Savory Bread Pudding
David’s Baked Corn Casserole
Smithfield Turkey & Ham
Orange and Pineapple Ham Glaze
Springtime Lemon Coconut Raspberry Cake
Your blog question this week foryour Easter menu…specifically the sides. What are your family's favorites? Do you make green bean casserole, candied sweet potatoes, or asparagus? Or, do you make something a little more unusual—like my bread pudding? I love reading your comments…please don't hesitate to respond. Also, a Cooking on Q preview begins tomorrow on QVC.com. Shop early so you're sure to get what you want!
Keep it flavorful!
P.S. Speaking of sides (and more unusual dishes), our friend Grace Parisi, senior recipe developer at FOOD & WINE magazine, has a delicious recipe for Chipotle-Garlic Edamame. (Need some help with that title? Say it with me: chip-oat-lay, garlic, ed-ah-mom-may.) Besides asking Grace to say the name out loud a few times for me, I asked her how to make this, start to finish. We used the 6-qt covered stockpot and 3-qt sauté pan from the Technique 10-piece cookware set (K28706). Our handy slotted spoon was from Lori Greiner's five-piece no mess set (H17980).
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