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Introducing the All-New AZ Cookbook!

All New Azcookbook

Happy New Year, guys! Hope you  had a wonderful celebration and are ready to start another beautiful year.

I have great news to share with you. AZ Cookbook has a brand new design now! The new blog is clean, easy to navigate, and mobile friendly. A big thank you goes to my husband Murat and the team at Meltem Technology for working day and night to produce what you see and what I really like.

Also notice our brand new logo, designed by one amazing designer, Alina Bayramova. I am in love with it.

So, here  are some useful features the new blog  offers for your convenience:

1. You can browse the recipes by Ingredient, by Type, and by Monthly Postings.

2. Also note our Picture Gallery - my favorite addition to the blog!

3. Check out our Resources: How-To, Conversion, and Where to Find Ingredients.

4. Our new series – the AZ Cookbook Tablescapes - has its own place on the blog, too.

5. Don’t forget to join AZ Cookbook on social media. Click on the icons in the header to do so. Let’s keep in touch.

Please browse the blog and let me know what you think. We are still working on eliminating some small  glitches here and there and doing minor touch-ups to the design. But overall it is ready.

If you come across any broken link, please let me know  and we’ll fix it. We all know broken links are a curse of a website transfer.

The brand new AZ Cookbook has a lot of recipes in store to share with you in the new year. Stay tuned! Enjoy!

 

  • My First Cookbook Signing Event
    December 8, 2014
    My First Cookbook Signing Event
    Guys, I am super excited to announce that soon my first book signing event will happen! I hope it will be fun and casual (I am saying these to myself to not be nervous). The event is going to take place in the best small bookstore in my home city of Long  Beach, Gatsby Books. You are all invited. Come...
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  • Cranberry-Chocolate Sweet Buns
    December 3, 2014
    Cranberry-Chocolate Sweet Buns
    I am one of those people who go grocery shopping with two separate lists: a physical list of things to buy and  a mental list that forms up in your head spontaneously—when you see something you don’t need but cannot keep yourself from buying it, thinking you may need it soon. For me, most of the time that “soon” comes...
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  • Links to Reads: November 2014
    November 30, 2014
    Links to Reads: November 2014
    Goodbye, November. Hello, December! November Links to Reads are ready! Enjoy! * Know your pumpkins and squash through these pictures. * A captivating food photo tour to New Orleans by National Geographic. * Most foods labeled natural actually contain GMOs! Ouch! * A journey through the history of American food in 100 bites. * The Native American side of the...
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  • Curried Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
    November 26, 2014
    Curried Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
    Thanksgiving is here. I can’t believe it. I am so not ready. I’ve lost the count of calendar days. Literally. Thankfully, for a good reason. My cookbooks arrived in Los Angeles and I am shipping all the pre-orders away. This is, perhaps, the most exciting part of my book publishing adventure, because you guys can soon (some already can) cook...
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  • Swirled Pumpkin-Cream Cheese Cake Bars
    November 14, 2014
    Swirled Pumpkin-Cream Cheese Cake Bars
    We’ve made our pumpkin puree, so we are now ready to use it. Right? Right. Let’s start with luscious, cream cheese—swirled pumpkin bars. Bars, but caky. Super delicious caky. Swirled into the batter before the cake goes in the oven, the cream cheese does the amazing—it makes the bars super tender, almost creamy in texture! We also have two of the fall’s...
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  • Homemade Pumpkin Puree
    November 12, 2014
    Homemade Pumpkin Puree
    The other day at the supermarket, as we were passing by huge stacks of canned pumpkin, my daughter said enthusiastically, “Let’s buy canned pumpkin and make a pumpkin pie!” My daughter then quickly realized that my  usual “Why buy if we can make our own pumpkin puree from scratch!” sentence was about to come out, so she quickly added, “It’s...
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  • AZ Cookbook Tea Blends Giveaway! (Winners Announced)
    November 7, 2014
    AZ Cookbook Tea Blends Giveaway! (Winners Announced)
    Giveaway Closed I have super exciting news! It’s a giveaway time on AZ Cookbook! I am giving away exclusive AZ Cookbook tea blends created specially for my tea-loving readers out there! They’ve recently been launched in my online store and have been very popular! Full of flavor, exotic, unique—now free for you! Holidays are just around the corner—these tea blends...
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  • Pomegranate with Eggs (Narnumru)
    November 3, 2014
    Pomegranate with Eggs (Narnumru)
    Tell me what your first reaction was when you saw this picture of pomegranate with eggs. If you said “Wow!”—then thank you. Glad you liked it. If you said, “Together? What? How? Why? Hmm.” Thank you anyway. It’s not your fault. Because, really, who could have thought to combine these two completely unrelated products in one dish? If I didn’t know somebody could, I...
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