Synopses & Reviews
Enjoy more than 200 cranberry recipes, from creamy cheesecakes and hearty soups to salads and dips. In addition, youíll also reap the health benefits of cranberriesí antioxidants, certain bacteria inhibitors and added vitamin C and calcium.
New cookbook features "The Tangy Red Treat By ANGELA WEBSTER angela@newnan. com Now that grocery store produce aisles are stocked with fresh, ripe cranberries, it's a good time to experiment with a new recipe with these healthy red berries. They've long been associated with the Thanksgiving table, but cranberries can be enjoyed year- round. A good source of calcium, potassium and vitamin C, cranberries are among the fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants. Fans of cranberries will want to check out "The Joy of Cranberries" by Theresa Millang (Adventure Publications, $12.95), which offers more than 200 recipes for muffins, salads, dips, salsas, biscotti, truffles, punch and yes, sauces, all made with cranberries. Angela Webster
COOKING UP SUCCESS New Cookbook 'Joy of Cranberries' joins Kearney woman's lineup of well-received recipe books; next watch for 'Joy of Strawberries' By KATRINA CAMPUZANO Hub Staff Writer KEARNEY - Cranberries are one fruit that always comes to mind during the holiday season. Theresa Millang, 72, of Kearney proves cranberries aren't just for the holidays anymore in her book, "The Joy of Cranberries" ($12.95 Adventure Publications). The spiral-bound book, one in a series of five, contains recipes for soups, desserts, muffins, breads, appetizers, salads, drinks and more. Millang, originally from Louisiana, began writing cookbooks in the early 1980s as a hobby. Her first book, full of Cajun recipes, was self-published and sold around Minneapolis. "That's when Cajun cooking was really hot:' Millang said. "So I thought, 'Well, I'm Cajun, so I can do that.'" Millang then found a publisher to print her postcard- formatted book, "The Muffin are Coming" "That one did really well. We sold 76,000 copies," she said. "Usually if you sell 3,000 you're doing pretty well." Today, 14 books and one publisher later,Millang is seeing much success. Her fruit series includes books on blueberries, rhubarb, apples, cherries, cranberries, and the latest, "The Joy of Strawberries:' is currently being printed. Millang said she plans to continue writing cookbooks and has several ideas for books already in the works. "I'm always into something," she said. Theresa Millang's books, including "The Joy of Cranberries:' are available at Walden Books in Kearney, bookstores across the nation and at www.amazon.com. e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org The Newnan Times
COOKBOOK REVIEW Celebrating the cranberry By NICHOLE GOLDEN email@example.com 'Tis the season for cranberries. Theresa Millang has devoted an entire cookbook to the tangy cranberry. "The Joy of Cranberries" ($12.95, Adventure Publications) includes recipes for desserts, muffins, breads, appetizers, soups, salads, drinks, sides, sauces and more. Millang, who has also written cookbooks about Cajun cooking, blueberries and rhubarb, details the many health benefits of cranberries this time around. "Cranberries. which are loaded with antioxidants, can help protect our bodies from damage caused by harmful levels of free radicals,". writes Millang. A few of the featured dishes are cranberry risotto, ginger cranberry tea, venison with cranberries, grilled cranberry shrimp, and white chocolate cranberry cheesecake. Katrina Campuzano - Kearney Hub
Cookbooks on Review by Mary Jones If cranberries only grace your dinner table once or twice a year, you're missing out! For starters, cranberries are high in antioxidants, which are thought to prevent cancer, heart disease and age-related disorders. In addition, they are considered a good source of vitamin C, calcium and potassium, and they contain a chemical compound that inhibits bacteria that cause urinary tract infections, peptic ulcers and dental plaque. But more importantly, there are over 200 delicious recipes in The Joy of .. Cranberries - The Tangy Treat, by Theresa Millang and you are sure to find at least one dish you will enjoy eating throughout the entire year. Wisconsin is one of the largest producers of cranberries and harvest begins in September and continues into October and November and is part of the reason cranberries are served over Thanksgiving and Christmas. We like to eat them when they are available; thus, the reason cranberry relish is served at most Thanksgiving meals. Turkey and stuffing go hand in hand, and Theresa includes delicious recipes for this traditional side dish. Try Cornbread Cranberry Sausage Dressing, Pecan Cranberry Stuffing or Wild- Rice Apple Cranberry Stuffing. Cranberry side dishes are a great accompaniment to pork, chicken, beef or turkey. If you want to try something new, why not prepare Carrot-Cranberry-Raisin Salad, Sandra's Cranberry Salad, AppleCranberry-Sweet Potato Bake, Cranberry Acorn Squash, Cranberry Risotto or. Sweet Potato Cranberry Cake? Cranberries are delicious in breads and muffins. Try Blueberry- Cranberry Muffins, Fresh Cranberry Muffins, Orange- Cranberry Oat Bran Muffins, Banana-Cranberry Bread, Chocolate Cranberry Bread or Pumpkin Cranberry Bread And I couldn't forget to include some of Theresa's recipes for dessert. Apple-Cranberry Cobbler: Caramel Cranberry Crunch, Apple-Apricot-Cranberry Crumble, Applesauce Cranberry Cheesecake, Applesauce Cranberry Bars, Coconut Cranberry Bars, Pineapple- Cranberry Bars, Lemon-Cranberry Squares, Pecan Cranberry Jumbles, Cranberry Cheesecake Pie, White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Pie, Apple Cranberry Tart or Cranberry Lizer Torte is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. The Joy of Cranberries, is a 240-page soft cover book (ISBN 1-59193-055-3) is available for $12.95 (plus $2.00 shipping). To order write: Adventure Publications, Inc. 820 Cleveland Street, South Cambridge, MN 55008 Or call 1-800-678-7006 to place an order with MasterCard, Visa or Discover Card. Nichole Golden - The Newnan Times-Herald
For cooks who only grace their tables with fresh cranberries once or twice a year, "The Joy of Cranberries" offers more than 200 recipes for tasty soups and sauces, muffins, crunches, salsas--even cranberry cheesecake. Spiral binding.
About the Author
Theresa Millang is a popular and versatile cookbook author. She has written successful cookbooks on muffins, brownies, pies, cookies, cheesecake, casseroles and several on Cajun cooking. Theresa has cooked on television and contributed many recipes to food articles throughout the U.S.A.