Nachos For Dinner

It’s like a dream come true! First, because you now have an invitation to eat a plate of nachos as a real meal, and second, because here are dozens and dozens of recipes and ideas to transform this beloved snack into a nourishing sheet pan dinner. Plus dessert.

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Boy, do we love our s’mores. Americans buy an estimated 90 million pounds of marshmallows a year, and more than half are toasted and sandwiched with a chocolate bar between two graham crackers. Which inspired Dan Whalen to ask: What would happen if you kept the s’mores architecture—three layers of gooey, melty, and crunchy—but changed it up? The result: Salted Caramel S’mores, Lemon Meringue S’mores, Kettle Corn S’mores, not to mention the Elvis—a bacon, banana, and peanut butter s’more.

In 50 playful recipes, photographed in full color and packaged in a puffy square format reminiscent of the original formation, S’mores! completely redefines what a s’more is

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The Comfort Food Mash-up Cookbook

Why choose when you can enjoy two comfort foods in one dish? Crush all your guilty pleasures right with these crazy good combos, such as Cheeseburger Onion Rings and Lasagna Tacos.

This exciting cookbook features 80 recipes that merge two classic recipes into a unique mouthwatering dish. Kick off your day with Breakfast Ramen or a Crispy Rice Sticky Bun. Snack on Breadstick Calzones, Corn Dog Jalapeño Poppers, or Reuben Tots. Devour Buffalo Chicken Pad Thai or Chili Risotto. Then treat yourself to a Blueberry Pie Milkshake or White Russian Cheesecake. The intro reveals the surprising history of mash-ups and gives you the blueprint, which explains the deceptively simple philosophy behind the concept and provides everything you need to create your own amazing creations. Comfort food never tasted so good!

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It’s a fact: Americans love tots, and last year consumed 3.5 billion of them. And not just at home. From fast-food joints to high-end restaurants, chefs are joining the tot trend, serving exotically spiced tots or fun mash-ups like Totchos. But now, prepare for TOT-al domination Created by mad-genius food blogger Dan Whalen, Tots elevates the friendly little tater to its place in the culinary spotlight.

This irresistible cookbook with a nubby tot-texture on the cover offers 50 delicious, playful, and surprising recipes for snacks, appetizers, inspired main dishes, and inspired sides, even desserts. Here are party dishes like Buffalo Tots and Tot Poutine next to Comfort classics like Chicken Tot Pie and Tater Tot Pizza.

Every recipe uses frozen commercial tots–but Dan Whalen also shows die-hard tot lovers how to make tots from scratch and then alter their creations with different spices and sauces.

It’s TOT-ally awesome.
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What do other people have to say about Stuffed?
“Dan Whalen is a true knight in the Sandwich Realm, and an American comfort food master.”
–Jeff Mauro, host of the Food Network series Sandwich King

“The recipes in this book are craveable and fun. A no brainer for a home-cook.”
— Jamie Bissonnette, chef and owner of Coppa and Torro, and James Beard Foundation Best Chef award finalist

“I’ve been addicted to Dan’s recipes ever since I first stumbled across his blog years ago. There are so many recipe databases and blogs out there, but Dan has found a truly original niche. Every dish he makes melds together so many cultures and ideas that his results are always humorous, outrageous, and most importantly, downright delicious.”
— Rachel Leah Blumenthal, Editor, Eater Boston


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