Books by Judi Strauss

The Charmed Kitchen: Cooking with Herbs and Spices – 2nd Edition. This book covers all you need to know on cooking with both fresh and dried herbs and spices. There are use charts, recipes for making your own herb blends and lots of recipes. 215 pages. $19.95  Available for Online Ordering Here (Print & eBook)

The Charmed Garden: If you are interested in learning how to plant grow and preserve your own herbs check out this book. It contains individual listings for dozens of herbs with lots of helpful hints. The author lived on an herb farm and shares her experience with you. $9.95  Available for Online Ordering Here (Print & eBook)

For many years I have sold my “Little Red Cookbooks” online and at my classes. Now I have taken the best 24 and am selling them on Amazon as ebooks. Each is full of recipes and concepts on a single theme!

A compiled print “BIG Red Cookbook” is coming soon!

Vol. 1 – It’s Soy Wonderful: Cooking with Soy and Soy Products
Vol. 2 – Cooking With Tortillas
Vol. 3 – Vegetarian Cooking
Vol. 4 – Appetizers
Vol. 5 – Saucy Sauces
Vol. 6 – Pasta Sauces
Vol. 7 – My Mother’s Polish Kitchen
Vol. 8 – Totally Terrific Tomatoes: Cooking and Canning Tomatoes
Vol. 9 – Sunday Brunch
Vol. 10 – Awash in Squash: Cooking with Summer and Winter Squash
Vol. 11 – Soup’s On
Vol. 12 – Seafood Made Easy
Vol. 13 – One Pot Meals
Vol. 14 – Gifts From the Kitchen
Vol. 15 – Holiday Baking
Vol. 16 – Cupcakes: Little Cakes, Big Flavor
Vol. 17 – Cookies, Cookies and More Cookies
Vol. 18 – Coffee House Treats
Vol. 19 – Chocolate Lover’s Cookbook
Vol. 20 – Chicken: Fun and Easy Recipes
Vol. 21 – Tea Time: Celebrating Tea and Tea Parties
Vol. 22 – Cooking With Apples and Pears
Vol. 23 – Bread Baking
Vol. 24 – Great Grains

The Little Red Cookbook Series
Pocket-sized charmers filled with quick and readable ready-to-cook recipes. All books are 8½ by 5½ inches with solid color cover. All approx 22-32 pages, ©2009. $3.00

Holiday Baking: A treasured collection of recipes for baked goods to serve and to give as gifts during Christmas, Hanukah, New Year’s, more. Recipes include Holiday Cranberry Bread, Christmas Tree Coffee Cake, Pumpkin Cheesecake; nearly 3 dozen recipes plus baking tips, too.

Appetizers: Good appetizers set the mood for the evening, and in this book they’re easy to make. Recipes include Crab Mousse, Brie with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Pesto, Rueben Dip, Spinach Puffs and more.

Soup’s On: A simmering pot of homemade soup? A soupçon? In this book you’ll learn how to make wonderful hearty soups and make stock from scratch. Feast on old-world Tomato Bisque, Cabbage Soup, Bean and Barley and many more.

One Pot Meals: Create tasty meals for your family without creating chaos in your kitchen. These meals cook in one dish for easy preparation and easy clean up. From casseroles to soups you’ll get recipes for Ethiopian Chicken, Ham and Cheese Strata, New England Corn Chowder, Tortilla Soup, even Crab Potage. Who needs to know it was easy?

Let’s Do Brunch!: For a few friends or the whole neighborhood, brunches can be a fun and economical way to entertain. Brunch Enchiladas, Easy Danish and Stuffed French Toast, plus a section on making crepes!

Cookies, Cookies, and More Cookies: What says “friend” better than a plate of warm, fresh-baked cookies? Recipes for making both traditional and innovative cookies including Holiday Fans, Ginger Cookies, Snow People and many more.

Pasta Sauces: You probably eat more pasta than ever! Choose from plenty of new recipes and ideas to make pasta special every night, including Indonesian Peanut Sauce, Almost Alfredo (a reduced-fat dish), even healthy Carrot Sauce and more!

Cooking with Apples and Pears: Pear Sauce? Did you say “Pear Sauce”? Wherever the harvest hits, these versatile fruits star in desserts, baked goods and even in main dishes. Recipes for every course show up with Autumn Chicken Salad, Cider Rice Pilaf, Apple Crumb Cake, more…

Totally Terrific Tomatoes! Tasty powerhouses of vitamins and nutrition served fresh, cooked or dried, they can be used in salads, sauces, soups or preserved for later. In addition to canning info here are recipes for Fresh Cream of Tomato Soup, Caponata, Tomato Relish, Greek Salad and more.

Chicken Quick and Easy: If you love chicken but are getting a little bored – Now cook it to quick and juicy perfection! Pacific Rim Stir-Fry, Lemon Chicken, Chicken Marsala and others.

Seafood Made Easy: Do you enjoy seafood when dining out but face disappointment when preparing it at home? Here’s recipes that make preparation easy! From Salmon Quiche to Creole Jambalaya – get recipes for many tasty seafood dishes and information on how to bake, broil, fry and poach many types of fish.

Coffeehouse Treats: This cookbook is loaded with recipes for all those baked goods we love. Recipes to have with that steaming cup of coffee include Tiramisu, Black and White Cookies, Russian Tea Biscuits, Easy Bear Claws, Oatmeal Orange Scones and more! Good stuff!

Saucy Sauces: More than sauces – this book is a collection of recipes that include relishes, barbecue sauces, marinades, chutney and dipping sauces. Most are quick and easy to make and will add a new dimension to your dinner. Recipes include Dill Gravy, Vidalia Onion Relish, Orange Barbecue Sauce, Cherry Dipping sauce and dozens more…

Chocolate Lover’s Cookbook: Chocolate is one of life’s great joys. From the basics of handling and working with chocolate to baked treats this cookbook will give you plenty of ways to indulge. Recipes include Chocolate Shortbread, Flourless Chocolate Mousse Cake, Frozen Mocha Cheesecake, Chocolate Pecan Pie and many more.

Tea Time: This English tradition is gaining popularity. Learn to make proper tea and the tasty treats that are part of a proper tea party.  From scones to lemon cake, cucumber sandwiches to crumpets, recipes and tips for the perfect tea party.

It’s Soy Wonderful: This book will show you how to incorporate more soy in your diet tastefully. Recipes include Miso Vinaigrette, Portobello Mushroom Pizza, Szechwan Spicy Tofu and many more. Information on tofu, tempeh, soymilk and other products.

Bread Baking: Nothing beats that aroma of fresh-baked bread! In this book you’ll learn how to bake a perfect loaf of bread every time. Family recipes include, Judi’s Herb Braids, Whole Wheat Swiss Bread, Croissants, and more, plus important information on ingredients and techniques.

Gifts from the Kitchen: Home-made gifts to make your friends gasp with lots and lots of ideas on easy homemade giving! Extend your love and thanks with Bavarian Mustard, Wine Jelly, Sesame Salt, Multi-Bean Soup Mix with Herbs and many more. Some are easy enough for kids to make! All are fun!

Cooking With Tortillas: If the only time you eat a tortilla is at a Mexican restaurant, surprise yourself to find that flour and corn tortillas found in the dairy counter at your grocery store can be used for appetizers to breakfast, sandwiches to desserts! This book also includes traditional recipes like chimichangas, enchiladas, plus less-thought-of recipes for blintzes, spring rolls and others. Yum!

Vegetarian Cooking: Chock full of tasty and easy to prepare meatless meals including veggie burgers, soups, salads and more. There is also helpful nutritional information and information on vegetable sources of protein. Some vegan!

My Mother’s Polish Kitchen: You don’t have to be Polish to love Polish food! This book is a collection of food from the author’s family. You’ll get recipes for all the traditional favorites from Kielbasa to Pierogis as well as recipes for soups, salads, main dishes and desserts.

Cupcakes: Get in on the hottest trend in baking: Cupcakes are loved by young and old, and can be the right dessert for casual and formal events alike. This book has recipes for a variety of cupcakes and frostings and plenty of suggestions for decorating them.

Awash in Squash! This book helps answer that age-old question: What do I do with all this zucchini? More than summer squash, this book has loads of recipes for winter squash, too.  Chocolate Zucchini Cake and Pumpkin Chiffon are just a few of the dozens of recipes.

Great Grains: Rich sources of fiber, vitamins and minerals have sustained the world for years. Explore an array of grains and how to make them a part of our diets. From rice to millet, quinoa to spelt, you get recipes for these grain and more.

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