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Cookbook Book Club with Kate McDermott

Halloween is over, and chances are you’re already thinking ahead to Thanksgiving. STOP IT. Put your hands over your ears, shut your eyes, and banish all thoughts of guest lists, meal planning, and how-am-I-ever-going-to-get-it-all-done. We have something to offer first, and it’ll remind you what Thanksgiving is all about. Food, family, friends, and fun.

On Sunday, November 11th from 4-6pm, our Cookbook Book Club will gather for a festive potluck with special guest Kate McDermott. Based in Port Angeles, Washington, Kate is a pie legend (her bestselling Art of the Pie is an essential holiday tool). She’ll be with to us to celebrate the release of her second cookbook, Home Cooking with Kate McDermott and we can’t think of a better way to get Mercer Island ready for the holidays. This book goes beyond dessert to share Kate’s style of cooking at home, where she always keeps an extra place at the table for guests. There’s nothing fancy about her Kitchen Sink Nachos, Make-Ahead Layered Salad, Winter Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie, and Berry Good Coffee Cake. It’s all about comfort and ease. “If you are looking for quick, satisfying recipes, for mainly one-dish meals, to please even the pickiest of eaters, you have come to the right place,” she says.

Now, since we’re talking recipes, here are the step-by-step instructions for participating ... continued