Monday, November 14, 2011

Giveaway and Guest Post: Simmer: Recipes for the Teen Palate by TK Richardson

Simmer: Recipes for the Teen Palate by TK Richardson
Everything tastes better when it simmers. If you’re hanging out with friends and want a quick snack, or just want to eat something you have cooked, the recipes in this cookbook are simple and easy, but big on taste. A cookbook for teens and beginning cooks SIMMER is easy to follow, easy to use, and offers a variety of great recipes. Fast food is expensive and eats away money few teens have to spend. SIMMER can help! Mixed with step by step easy directions and common ingredients, these recipes will help the beginning cook prepare food that will satisfy and delight. From bacon cheeseburgers to simple spaghetti, or grilled pizza sandwiches to taco pie – these recipes are always a hit. Easy to prepare, even better to eat – the teen cook will have fun making their own meals. From my kitchen, where everything has a splash of olive oil, to your kitchen – I hope you find these dishes tasty.Simmer: Recipes for the Teen Palate contains over 70 recipes, including more than 30 vegetarian recipes.

I loved her YA novel Return the Heart, and she has graciously agreed to write a guest post and do a giveaway for her latest tasty book.

Cooking Up Characters and Main Dishes by TK Richardson
            Writing books is such an important part of who I am and I’ve had great fun writing my novels Return the Heart (2010) and Shield the Heart (2011). These books are geared for young adults and are filled with great characters. But when the opportunity presented itself to write a cookbook I couldn’t resist.
            Simmer: Recipes for the Teen Palate was so much fun to write and I found it wasn’t all that different from writing my fiction books, either. I cooked up main dishes like I cooked up my characters. I had to make them both easy to read and easy to relate to. And like my novels, this little cookbook is geared for teens.
            When asked why I wrote a cookbook for teens and beginning cooks the answer was simple: cooking is a basic life skill that many kids don’t learn anymore. Fast food is easy, but expensive and even worse – it’s unhealthy. So the idea for Simmer was born!
            My plan was to create an easy step-by-step beginner’s guide to cooking using common ingredients and simple instructions. In addition to this, I’ve listed which pots, pans, and utensils you’ll need for each individual recipe. No guess work involved!
            Cooking up characters and main dishes proved to tie together nicely. And to celebrate Simmer’s release in paperback and as an ebook I’m giving away a signed copy of Simmer along with a custom t-shirt that reads, “Everything tastes better when it simmers…”
            I hope you enjoy this cookbook as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Simmer: Recipes for the Teen Palate is available at Amazon in paperback for $8.99 or on Kindle for $2.99. It’s also available at Barnes and Noble and on the Nook.

About the author ~ When she’s not in the kitchen whipping up something new to eat T.K. Richardson can be found writing her next novel, visiting the beach, collecting books for, or hanging out with her children. Be sure to look for her first book for adults Imagine Short Stories & Poems due out December 2011.
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And now for the Giveaway!
Open internationally- signed copy!


1 comment:

  1. Hey
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    With Best Wishes
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