There are two ways to use Stop and Smell the Rosemary: Recipes and Traditions to Remember, the spectacular new offering from the Junior League of Houston. First, you can use the cookbook part to prepare any of the five hundred excellent recipes. Second, you can concentrate on the menu and party plans and go the full-bore, Martha Stewart route, dazzling your guests by creating things like a hollowed-out watermelon lantern decorated with star motifs. The contents of the volume span continents and levels of sophistication, from homey to haute. Honey sesame pork tenderloin offers an Oriental interpretation of a Southern classic, and it pairs beautifully with Parmesan mashed potatoes in rosemary butter. The book will be in stores by mid-September, priced at $26.95; get a sneak preview at the League’s World Wide Web site,

Try these two recipes from Stop and Smell the Rosemary
Honey Sesame Pork Tenderloin and Rosemary Mashed Potatoes