PHOENIX -- August 27, 2007 -- It's a day that often passes as just another Sunday. What's it all about? Those loving, eccentric, wizened oldsters who lead our families deserve an honor. Need an idea? On Sunday, September 9, treat them to a day of decadence and a plateful of goodies from Grandma's Favorite Desserts cookbook. A new release from Golden West Publishers, its pages are filled with delectable recipes, a collection of colorful "memories," and frolicking illustrations by award-winning artist, Debbie Bell Jarratt.
Compiled by Phoenix chef, Michael J. Liddy "and a lot of grandkids," Grandma's Favorite Desserts is the second in a series of family-oriented recipe books. Preceded by Grandma's Favorite Country Recipes, the books are available now at major bookstores and www.GoldenWestPublishers.com ($14.95 each). Liddy's own grandma, says the book's bio, was witness to his budding gourmet style "when at age eight, his grandmother caught him frying baloney in a pan. She affectionately called him "Baloney Bubble" and from then on, he hasn't stopped cooking!"
A free recipe from the Grandma desserts book, "Apple Pudding," is available on the Golden West Publishers' site; and visit the "Free! Free! Free!" page on Cookbooks USA's site for "Citrus Sundae," another refreshing dessert recipe. Grandparents Day, instituted in 1978, is meant to be nostalgic, full of laughter, and shared with loved ones. Grandma in the kitchen may be a universal vision-but the sweet memories of her chocolate chip cookies, golden popcorn balls and spicy pumpkin pies bring texture to the image. Savory suggestions even offer two ways to prepare your pumpkin: shopping the grocery aisles for canned, or taking a trip down memory lane, with fresh pulp.
Debbie Bell Jarratt perfectly blends whimsy and warmth in expressive charm that accentuates recipes like "Carmel Bread Pudding," "My Mother's Special Devil's Food Cake," and "Delicious Pumpkin Pie." Familiar with nostalgia, Jarratt's portfolio includes The Franklin Mint and Hallmark Cards. Displaying an old-fashioned look, the book's blue-and-white checkered border follows the pure vintage Grandma design that characterizes the series.
Golden West Publishers is bringing back memories of Grandma in the kitchen, sharing her hot apple pie and sage advice. Grandma's Favorite Desserts will soon be followed by Grandma's Favorite Holiday Recipes. Golden West's extensive cookbook inventory features over 80 recipe books in categories that include Southwestern; BBQ and Chili; Vegetarian and Low Fat Recipes; and even special cookbooks dedicated to the fabulous foods of Christmas.
More than four million cookbooks and Southwest adventure books have been sold by Golden West Publishers since 1974. CEO, Bruce Fischer, and COO, Bobbi Fischer, are available for interviews and comments. For more information, requests for review copies and available images, visit: www.GoldenWestPublishers.com, call LinDee Rochelle, 858.292.5288 (CA), or the Golden West Publishers office, 800.658.5830, nationwide.