Emeril Lagasse doesn’t need an introduction. He’s an amazing man, with quite a resume under his belt. Emeril is a TV chef and an author of 15+ cookbooks, and one of those cookbooks is Emeril’s Potluck, which I am now the proud owner of.
I love this cookbook and it’s huge offering of crowd-pleasing meals, appetizers, side dishes, drinks and desserts. All are perfect for any gathering involving food. And seriously, what’s a gathering without food?
When I first opened the cookbook, I was pleasantly surprised at the sheer number of recipes he has included, at least 150, though I’m sure more. And there is something for everyone which is always good.
I couldn’t decide what to make first, but Cowboy Chicken Casserole, Retro Ambrosia and Honey Spice Cake are at the top of my list of to-try soon. For now I made Emeril’s Champagne punch, which is absolutely perfect for New Year’s and is on our menu to share that night again. This cookbook is actually perfect for New Years with all of it’s great dishes perfect for family and friend time.
Guess what? I am giving away a copy of Emeril’s Potluck to one lucky Daily Dish Recipes reader TODAY only. Here’s how to win:
- Mandatory Entry: Follow me on twitter and join in the #SundaySupper chat on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 7pmEST. Retweet my cookbook giveaway shout out during the chat and you are automatically entered to win Emeril’s Potluck from me. I will make it clear which one I want retweeted.
- Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment below and tell me what your favorite Emeril recipe is and what makes it so special to you.
- Extra Entries (not mandatory): You can get extra entries in addition to the above mandatory entries by liking me on facebook, following me on pinterest, tweeting this recipe post and leaving me a comment on another recipe on my blog. That is four additional entries. Just make sure you come back and tell me what you did so I can include those entries too. Good luck!
Guess what else? I made no variations to the original Emeril recipe, because it is absolutely perfect as written. You and your guests will love it!
A wonderful, full flavor champagne punch by Emeril Lagasse from his cookbook Emeril's Potluck. Perfect for holiday's or brunches or to celebrate just because. Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, Emeril’s Potluck, William Morrow Publishers, New York, 2004
10 minPrep Time
10 minTotal Time
- 1? cups fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup superfine sugar
- 1/2 cup orange liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier)
- 1/2 cup Triple Sec
- 1/2 cup cognac
- 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
- 2 bottles chilled dry Champagne or sparkling wine
- Orange or lemon slices
- Fresh strawberries, optional
Combine the lemon juice, sugar, orange liqueur, Triple Sec, cognac, and orange juice in a non-reactive bowl and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the Champagne and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
Pour into a decorative bowl or pitcher. Garnish with orange or lemon slices and fresh strawberries, if desired. Serve in Champagne flutes, wine glasses, or punch cups.
Please be sure and check out the other great blogs who are sharing an Emeril recipe today.
Recipes are being shared from Emeril’s Potluck: Comfort Food with a Kicked-Up Attitude and Emeril’s Kicked-Up Sandwiches: Stacked with Flavor. (click the links to purchase either of these titles).
25 Bloggers will be giving away 25 copies of Emeril’s Cookbooks TODAY! (I’m one of them!)
Sunday Supper NYE Potluck Drinks:
- Champagne Punch by girlichef
- Champagne Punch by Daily Dish Recipes
- Champagne Punch by Midlife Roadtrip
- Champagne Punch by Family Foodie
- Chi Chi Cocktails by The Messy Baker Blog
Sunday Supper NYE Potluck Starters:
- by The Cookie A Day Challenge
- Spiced Nuts by Small Wallet Big Appetite
- Spiced Nuts by Home Cooking Memories
- Spiced Nuts by Mama.Mommy.Mom
- Prosciutto Breadsticks & Spiced Nuts by Galactosemia in PDX
Sunday Supper NYE Potluck Dishes and Sandwiches:
- Sopressata and Genoa Salami Calzones by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Paul’s Make the Whole Crew Happy Sausage Meatballs with Red Gravy by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- by The Meltaways
- Paul’s Make the Whole Crew Happy Sausage Meatballs with Red Gravy by Craving’s of a Lunatic
- Three Cheese Veggie Sandwich by Supper for a Steal
- Three Cheese Veggie Sandwich by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Three Cheese Veggie Sandwich by Diabetic Foodie
- Three Cheese Veggie Sandwich by From Fast Food to Fresh Food
- Three Cheese Veggie Sandwich by In the Kitchen with Audrey and Maurene
- by The Foodie Army Wife
- Columbia Street Grinder by The Weekend Gourmet
- Columbia Street Grinder by She likes ruffles, he likes truffles
- Columbia Street Grinder by Momma’s Meals
- Emeril’s Columbia Street Grinder Kicked Up a Notch New Orleans Style by The Catholic Foodie
- Eggplant Muffuletta by Mom’s Test Kitchen
- by Ninja Baking
- New Orleans Style Garlic BBQ Shrimp by Comfy Cuisine
Sunday Supper NYE Desserts:
- New Orleans-Style Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce by Magnolia Days
- New Orleans-Style Bread Pudding with 2 Sauces by Juanita’s Cocina
- Angel Cake Sandwiches by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping and Brown Sugar Glaze by Damn Delicious
* The bloggers with a red blog title will be giving away a copy of one of either the Emeril’s Potluck: Comfort Food with a Kicked-Up Attitude or Emeril’s Kicked-Up Sandwiches: Stacked with Flavor during the Chat. Details on individual blogs, on Sunday.
Please join on us on Twitter using hashtag #SundaySupper all day today, December 30, 2012 . In the evening we will meet at 7pm EST for our #SundaySupper chat where we always have a good time! We are so excited to have you join us for Emeril’s Potluck Celebration. All you have to do is follow the hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.
Please feel free to share with us and our followers your favorite Emeril recipe on our #SundaySupper Pinterest Board. We are excited to have you join us Around the Family Table for this fun celebration.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of Emeril’s Potluck from the publisher along with another copy for the giveaway. All opinions are my own, and reflect my honest opinion of the product.