In the Kitchen with David: QVC's Resident Foodie Presents Comfort Foods That Take You Home: A Cookbook

In the Kitchen with David: QVC's Resident Foodie Presents Comfort Foods That Take You Home: A Cookbook

by David Venable, Paula Deen

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Overview

David Venable will be the first to tell you: He loves his food. And as the beloved host of QVC’s popular program, In the Kitchen with David,® he’s put that passion on mouthwatering display, welcoming some of the greatest names in the food world. But Venable’s own culinary skills—honed in the Carolina kitchens of his mother and grandmothers—are nothing short of remarkable and tantalizing.
 
Now, in his anticipated debut cookbook, Venable shares 150 delicious recipes of hearty, easy-to-make, comforting dishes. In the Kitchen with David covers everything from appetizers and breads to soups and salads to main courses and sides, as well as his lifelong love of bacon (The Divine Swine!). You’ll get ideas for quick Monday-to-Friday dinners, let-it-cook-all-weekend suppers, savory breakfasts and brunches, cocktail party fun, game-day eats, and family reunion feasts. And of course, no Southern-influenced cookbook is complete without a little something sweet. Venable’s favorites include
 
Party Starters: White Bean and Sun-Dried Tomato Dip, Chicken Nachos, Cheddar-Broccoli Poppers with Ranch Dipping Sauce, Cheesy Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Supporting Players: Summer Squash Fritters with Garlic Dipping Sauce, Scrumptious Hush Puppies, Mom’s “Browned” Rice, Sweet Potato-Pineapple Casserole
Main Events: Breaded Pork Cutlets, Chicken Marsala, Braised Beef Short Ribs, Low Country Boil
Sweet, Sweet Gratification: Deep Dish Apple Pie, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Banana Pudding Cheesecake, Peach Cobbler
 
Loaded with gorgeous photographs, helpful “Dishin’ with David” tips, and personal anecdotes, In the Kitchen with David encourages you and your family to gather around the dinner table for great meals and, more important, great memories. After all, the portions are generous; the options are limitless.
 
Foreword by Paula Deen

Praise for In the Kitchen with David

 
“David Venable’s unbridled love for good, hearty comfort food is absolutely infectious. He knows what delicious food tastes like, and one peek at the recipes in his book had me positively drooling. I haven’t been this excited about a cookbook in a long, long time!”—Ree Drummond, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks
 
“David definitely knows his way around the kitchen, and he sure gets cooking with some comfort food in this book. And that’s saying something coming from the two of us comfort food lovers!”—Pat and Gina Neely, hosts of Down Home with the Neelys

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345536297
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/09/2012
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 904,517
File size: 81 MB
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About the Author

David Venable joined QVC as a program host in 1993 and has since helped establish and build the multimedia retailer’s gourmet food business. His hit show, In the Kitchen with David,® offers a unique interactive viewership experience and features the latest in gourmet foods, cookware, kitchen gadgets, and cookbooks. While not a chef, Venable, well-known as QVC’s Resident Foodie, loves to cook, and his passion revolves around all things food. Prior to joining QVC, Venable was an anchor/reporter for WOAY-TV in Oak Hill, West Virginia, and CBS-affiliate WTAJ-TV in Altoona, Pennsylvania. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and lives in Pennsylvania.

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appetizers

party starters! 

Cooking and entertaining go hand in hand for me. I love doing both! No matter the occasion, gatherings at my home always start with some fantastic appetizers. Delicious dips, piping-hot poppers, and crispy potato skins are just some of the starters I’ve included in this chapter. All are easy. All are tasty. And all are sure to keep your guests coming back for more.

I usually figure on four or five appetizers per person with before-dinner cocktails. Give your guests just enough small bites to tempt their appetites, but also leave room for the rest of the meal you’ve prepared. If I’m throwing an appetizers-and-drinks-only party, then I double the amount of appetizers.

The secret to throwing memorable parties? Organization. That means planning ahead. Way ahead. Creatively balance your menu with made-the-day-before dips and hot appetizers. Do as much prepping and cooking ahead of time as you can. You don’t want to spend the entire party pulling trays of Cheddar-Ham Cups, Skewered Buffalo Chicken Tenders, and Chicken Nachos from the oven while everyone else is laughing it up in the living room. Dips taste best when made in advance so the flavors have time to develop. Fill and fry the Cheeseburger Dumplings a day or two ahead, then pop them in the oven when the first guests ring your doorbell. Then get the party started!

guacamole cups

with pico de gallo

When you’re hosting a party, it’s fun to make dishes that are “out of the box.” This recipe is one of those—and it’s right out of a muffin pan. Your guests will think you spent hours making these cups, but actually, the process is simple. Just press egg roll wrappers (look for them in the produce section of your grocery store) into a mini muffin pan and bake. The filling for these cups is a classic, garlicky guacamole topped with a bit of pico de gallo—a fresh salsa. Some folks like a smooth guacamole, others chunky. I like the best of both worlds—smooth with a little chunkiness. Concerned about the heat? Cut back on the jalapeño.

Makes 36 cups

Vegetable oil spray

1 pound package egg roll wrappers

4 ripe avocados

Juice of 1 lime

3/4 cup jarred pico de gallo

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon seeded and minced jalapeño

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream

Cilantro sprigs

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray mini muffin pans with the vegetable oil spray. If you have just one muffin pan, the cups will need to be made in batches.

Cut the egg roll wrappers into quarters. Place a square in each of 36 mini muffin cups, gently pressing the wrappers against the bottoms and sides. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, until light golden brown. Remove the cups from the pan and cool on a wire rack.

Halve the avocados, remove the pits, and scoop out the flesh into a bowl. Sprinkle the avocados with the lime juice.

Add the pico de gallo, garlic, olive oil, jalapeño, and salt. Using a fork, mash the mixture to the desired smoothness or chunkiness. Fill each egg roll cup with a spoonful of the guacamole. Top each one with a bit of the sour cream and a sprig of cilantro before serving.

white bean and

sun-dried tomato dip

When you’re asked to bring an appetizer to a party or a family gathering, wow them with this easy-to-put-together dip. Pops of color from sun-dried tomatoes and bright green herbs make this savory spread a winner, and guests will no doubt hit you up for the recipe.

Makes 3 cups

1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 garlic cloves

1 teaspoon onion powder

Pinch of cayenne



1 3- to 4-ounce jar sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil, drained and patted dry

1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives

Toasted pita chips

Put the beans, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, onion powder, cayenne, sun-dried tomatoes, rosemary, salt, and black pepper in a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is smooth.

Put the dip in a serving bowl. Before serving, garnish with the chives and serve with a basket of toasted pita chips. The dip can be refrigerated up to one to two days.

artichoke-spinach dip

in a bread bowl

While you’ll find this popular appetizer in many restaurants, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to make at home. The hardest part is hollowing out the bread and not eating all the pieces!

Makes 4 cups

1 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup (1 ounce) freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

1/4 cup (1 ounce) freshly grated Pecorino Romano

1 garlic clove, minced

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 14-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

1 10-ounce package chopped frozen spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry

1/3 cup (21/2 ounces) shredded mozzarella

Bread bowl (see below) or pita chips

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 1-quart ovenproof baking dish.

Mix together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, Parmesan, pecorino, garlic, basil, garlic salt, kosher salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Gently stir in the artichoke hearts and spinach. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the mozzarella on top.

Bake for 25 minutes, until bubbly and lightly browned on top. Transfer the dip to a bread bowl (if using) or serve warm with pita chips or small toast.

cheesy pepperoni dip

with pizza dippers

One of my favorite foods on the planet is pizza. I love it hot. I love it cold. Thin or thick crust. In any form or fashion. In true foodie tradition, I also love being creative with pizza. This recipe includes everything I want in my pie—in the form of a mouthwatering dip. It’s cheesy, it’s flavorful, and it’s fun.

Makes 32 dippers

Pizza Crust Dippers

2/3 cup (about 2 ounces) freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

2 13.8-ounce cans refrigerated pizza dough

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Cheesy Pepperoni Dip

12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

1/2 cup (4 ounces) sour cream

2 teaspoons dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried basil

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 garlic clove, minced

3/4 cup prepared pizza or tomato sauce

11/3 cup chopped pepperoni

1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper

1/4 cup sliced scallions

3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Cheddar

3/4 cup (3 ounces) plus 1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded mozzarella

Preheat the oven to 425°F.

To make the dippers, combine the Parmesan, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder in a bowl. Set aside. Roll out one pizza dough on a lightly floured work surface and cut into 18 squares. Then cut each square in half diagonally to form 2 triangles. Arrange the triangles on a baking sheet and brush each one with olive oil. Sprinkle the Parmesan mixture over the triangles. Repeat with the remaining pizza dough. There will be a total of 72 triangles. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

To make the dip, whisk together the cream cheese, sour cream, oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, garlic, pizza sauce, pepperoni, bell pepper, scallions, Cheddar, and 3/4 cup of the mozzarella in a bowl. Evenly spread out the mixture in a shallow 2-quart ovenproof dish.

Bake for 15 minutes, until bubbly. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella. Bake for 5 minutes more. Serve hot with the dippers.

chicken nachos

You know how I love to feed crowds. Well, one of my all-time favorite crowd-pleasers is a ginormous platter of my cheesy, zippy, crunchy nachos. While nachos are often made with ground beef, I like to mix things up every once in a while by using shredded chicken for a different flavor profile. Leftover chicken or a store-bought rotisserie chicken makes these nachos easy to prepare.

MAKES 6 TO 8 SERVINGS

2 teaspoons chili powder

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon kosher salt

2 cups cooked and shredded chicken

1 13.5-ounce bag tortilla chips

2 poblano peppers, roasted (see below) and chopped

2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced

1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 8-ounce package shredded Mexican cheese blend

4 to 5 scallions, minced

3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Stir together the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt in a small bowl. Add the shredded chicken and toss evenly to coat.

Spread the tortilla chips in an even layer on a large baking sheet. Evenly top the chips with the chicken, followed by the chiles, tomatoes, and black beans. Finish with the cheese and scallions. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the nachos are heated through. Remove from the oven and top with the cilantro. Using a wide spatula, transfer the nachos to a serving plate.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

Advance praise for In the Kitchen with David
 
“David Venable’s unbridled love for good, hearty comfort food is absolutely infectious. He knows what delicious food tastes like, and one peek at the recipes in his book had me positively drooling. I haven’t been this excited about a cookbook in a long, long time!”—Ree Drummond, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks
 
“David definitely knows his way around the kitchen, and he sure gets cooking with some comfort food in this book. And that’s saying something coming from the two of us comfort food lovers!”—Pat and Gina Neely, hosts of Down Home with the Neelys
 
In the Kitchen with David truly represents David’s love of food and family. It feels like a little slice of Southern heaven. Easy, delightful, and delicious!”—Anne Burrell, author of Cook Like a Rock Star
 
“Over the years we have loved getting in the kitchen with David and sharing some of our favorites recipes. Now it’s his turn to wow us with his very own comfort food classics.”—Jamie and Bobby Deen
 
“When it comes to comfort, no one dishes it up better than David! Filled with warmth and scrumptious recipes, this book is guaranteed to make you do the happy dance.”—Marlene Koch, author of Eat What You Love and Eat MORE of What You Love

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In the Kitchen with David: QVC's Resident Foodie Presents Comfort Foods That Take You Home 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I used a recipe out of it and loved it i just loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent cookbook.Well written and illustrated.Great recipes.highly recommend this cookbook..
oxtinaxo More than 1 year ago
i love this cookbook. i hesitated to buy it because of the mixed reviews but i took a chance anyways, as i am a huge fan of the show. so glad i ordered it. i have tried a couple recipes so far and they turned out great!  and as for the tiny small print people keep mentioning..i dont see the problem? it is not that small or light so that i cannot read it and this is coming from someone who does wear glasses.  always something to complain about i guess.  overall i highly recommend this cookbook. easy to cook recipes!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great recipes, great guy!
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I have watched David on QVC many times and enjoy his large, friendly personality and his skill in the kitchen. I have been married for 38 years, have always enjoyed trying recipes from different cookbooks and this one is my favorite! They are the kind of true southern delicious cimfort food recipes I've been looking for for a long time. I've made about eight of the recipes so far and as expected each one has been excellent! I think David should receive more attention than he does right now, he is a wonderful chef.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First: The publisher should have known better than to print a book like this with tiny and very light print.....its very difficult to read and I'm not in need of glasses..... Second: the much hyped macncheese recipe is not good at all (Velveeta, really?), meatloaf sucks, corn casserole has been around for centuries, weird ingredients, too much info on David and not enough photos of the recipes.....wasted my money on this one!!! I'm a hugh fan of David's QVC shoes, however, his cookbook sucks....sorry, David.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never been so disappointedin a cookbook.This was more talk than recipes.