18 May 2012

Book-to-Recipe: Perfect Ten Dauntless Chicken Skewers

Love books? Like cooking? Then you're like me and have been itching for a peak inside The 2012 Book Blogger's Cookbook. Well I have a treat for you. Straight from the 2012 edition, I bring you an easy chicken recipe (called the Perfect Ten Dauntless Chicken Skewers) that is perfect for summer. Enjoy! We sure did. Mr. Whimsy and I will definitely be making this recipe again.


Have you ever made or created a recipe inspired by a novel?

The 2012 Book Blogger's Cookbook features all sorts of recipes (soups, meat, baked goods). To purchase The 2012 Book Blogger's Cookbook visit AmazonTo learn more about Christy Dorrity visit Christy Dorrity.com.

Please note: This skewers picture was taken by and for Tales of Whimsy.com. The book has much clearer photography.

41 comments :

  1. Great book, thanks for sharing!
    barbarapalermo at gmail dot com

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  2. Wow this book certainly looks interesting! I had no idea what it was till now!
    Recipes inspired by books? I would love to see all the books they used!
    Might be worth buying.

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  3. Interesting marinade! Sounds delicious!

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  4. Looks yummy! And this book looks exciting, I've been seeing it a lot around lately! The first time I read about The 2012 Book Blogger's Cookbook, it reminded me of my participation in the Alice in Wonderland Week 2 years ago : each day, I posted a recipe related to Alice in Wonderland. It was so fun that I hesitated at the time to make it a regular feature. I didn't, though. :)

    Recipes and books go so well together! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. What fun! I love the recipes you shared. :) Thanks for the link.

      They sure do go together well! :)
      It's just another fun way to let books inspire our lives.

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  5. MMMM- looks good and now Im hungry! This might be great for a grill night in the casa....:)

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  6. I'm loving the recipe graphic you posted! Thanks for having the cookbook on your site today! And I'm loving your new header! Glad you enjoyed the chicken skewers.

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    1. Thank you thank you :) And thank you for allowing me to share the recipe.

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  7. You had me until the soda but then I remembered that my dad always cooked hams in Coca Cola...and kielbasa in it, too...so it must be a secret ingredient!

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    1. I've done hams in Coca Cola before. It's delicious. Gives the ham a sweet glaze. It did a similar thing with the chicken skewers. It gave it a sweetness that the soy sauce helps balance and enhance.
      :)
      I've never tried it with sausage! Yum!

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  8. I'm always in search of delicious and nutritious recipes to prepare for my family. Thanks for the inspiration and heads up on the new book.

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    1. No prob :)
      I'm like that too!
      Side note: If you're trying to cut the salt, low sodium soy sauce works great too.

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  9. What a cool idea. thanks for the recipe! I am going to check out the tour.

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  10. I had no idea there even was a book bloggers cook book. How creative. Too bad I'm not a bog fan of food since my kidneys failed. This seems like it would be fun to work through the recipes. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Awwww boooo!
      *hug*
      I do hope you're feeling better.
      I've been wondering about you.

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  11. I had no idea there was a book blogger cookbook! I want to get it. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  12. I love the whole idea of this book bloggers' cookbook thing. And I love horseradish, so...yeah, I'm going to have to try this asap. Also? Your new blog header is superbly adorable. :0)

    M

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    1. I was afraid of the horseradish but it realllly worked in this recipe. It gave it a subtle kick. :)

      Thanks :)

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  13. Looks like an easy dish that even I can make. I wonder how Divergent inspired this recipe since I haven't read the book yet.

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  14. this cookbook sounds so cool!! i'm glad you enjoyed them!

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  15. Oh I love cookbooks! I hope you share if you try more recipes. I like to see photos done by real people rather than professionals because it tells me how it will really look :)

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    1. Me too :) A good photographer can make anything look good :)

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  16. I can't cook so I admire people who could make something edible out of an idea in a book!

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  17. What a fun idea! These sound so very delicious!

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  18. Oh goodness - that sounds delicious! I don't have a grill, but this may be just the impetus I need to prep and go steal a friend's patio for an evening. *grin*

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    1. According to the recipe you can also broil them in the oven too.
      But stealing a patio sounds like more fun.
      I know I would let you steal my patio if you promised me skewers. ;)

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  19. Book Blogger's Cookbook? Now that's a new idea! I had no idea there was something like this.

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  20. What an awesome concept for a cookbook! I'll have to check it out, especially since those Dauntless Chicken Skewers look amazing :)

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  21. Lemon lime soda? Huh, interesting. I definitely need to try this.

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    1. It's amazing what soda can do to meat. I did a ham with cola once and it was fab fab fab. :)

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  22. What a cool book! I love cooking. Definitely checking this out.

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  23. i've definitely been inspired to make things from books although for some reason my cooking skills never turn out to be as good as the characters in the book! i'll have to check out this cooking book though. maybe it'll be better if i follow a recipe rather than try it on my own.

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  24. Oh wow, sounds like the perfect book for me. I love finding pretty much ANYTHING that relates to a book I love, from recipes to crafts/gifts to music. :)

    -Lauren

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  25. Now there's a novel idea....goes right along with the string of book inspired cookbooks I'm seeing recently. Harry Potter, Game of Thrones....nice find!

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    1. Game of Thrones? You don't say! I should look that one up.

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  26. Great idea for a cookbook! Haven't heard of it until now, and I'm searching for ways to do chicken. something new and different. Thanks sweetie!

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    1. Me too. You can never have too many ways to prep chicken.

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