Friday, August 10, 2012

Cookbook giveaway: We have a winner

Crystal Brauer is winner of the cookbook "Ten Dollar Dinners," by Melissa d'Arabian. That means Crystal will get 140 recipes "to elevate simple, fresh meals any night of the week," as the cover promises.

Before I mail it off, I flipped through and noticed this handy bit for the weekend:

Five Secrets to Juicy Grilled Boneless Chicken Breasts
1. Pound them until they're about 1/2 inch thick. It's OK if one side is thicker than the other.
2. Temper the chicken, letting it sit at room temperature for 15 to 30 minutes before cooking.
3. Season with salt and pepper and brush with oil before grilling.
4. Grill the chicken breast so the thicker end is always over the hotter part of the grill.
5. Don't overcook and take the time to rest the meat before slicing or serving.

And my final tip: Check back again. We do book giveaways as often as I can find the time.


Barbara Palermo said...


Anonymous said...

This excellent cook will surely use this book to her and everyone's advantage! Couldn't have gone to a more deserving person :)

Kathleen Purvis said...

Barbara and Anonymous, thanks for being so nice. I appreciate it and I'm sure the winner does as well.