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By October 2003Comments

Following the success of its first cookbook, Celebrate San Antonio, which sold more than 100,000 copies and received the Walter S. McIlhenny Tabasco Hall of Fame Award for community cookbooks, the San Antonio Junior Forum has produced another book of delectable treats, Clean Your Plate.

Quips from “momma” such as “When I was your age, I didn’t let any food go to waste. I was a member of the ‘Clean Your Plate Club,’” and “You can’t start the day on an empty stomach,” provide a little reminder of home. The book includes themes and ideas for entertaining guests and family, and keys to planning and organizing a party. There are also etiquette tips for both guests and hosts.

With more than two hundred pages of recipes, Clean Your Plate covers appetizers and beverages, salads and dressings, soups and stews, main dishes, pasta and grains, brunch and breads, vegetables and side dishes, cakes and pies, cookies and desserts, and a little something extra (favorite recipes from Celebrate San Antonio like Swiss Cheese Spread, Calabaza con Puerco, and Milky Way Squares). Some of the recipes you can find in Clean Your Plate include:

Cranberry and Orange Salsa
Bubbly Tea Punch
Black-Eyed Pea Salad
Tortilla Soup
No-Peek Turkey Stew
Stuffed Veal Chops
Skillet-Seared Crab Cakes
Picante Shrimp Rigatoni
Chicken Spaghetti to Die For
Asparagus and Tomato Quiche
Crème brûlée French Toast
Peppery Cheese Bread
Peaches and Cream Tart
Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Pie
Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle

Proceeds from this cookbook will be given back to San Antonio through the community, cultural, and educational projects of the San Antonio Junior Forum.

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