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New Pampered Chef celebrity cookbook for a cause

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Celebrity recipes

What do celebrities Courteney Cox, Scott Wolf, Katie Lee, Mario Batali and The Pampered Chef have in common? A new celebrity cookbook that is part of The Pampered Chef’s Round-Up from the Heart campaign to help feed the hungry. By cooking your way through this cookbook for a cause, you'll not only feast on celebrity-fave recipes, you'll also help raise funds for Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Ready to cook like a red carpet star and help feed hungry children, families and the elderly across the country? Here’s how to get your copy of The Pampered Chef's Round Up From the Heart Cookbook for a Cause.

Celebrity cookbook

Pampered Chef and celebrities partner to raise 10 million pounds of food

The Pampered Chef is no stranger to helping the hungry. Since 1991, the kitchen-centric company has teamed with Feeding America through its Round-Up from the Heart campaign, raising more than $16 million. This year, the goal is to donate 10 million pounds of food for the nearly 49 million Americans at risk for hunger; this includes more than 14 million children and 3 million senior citizens. Celebrities who have joined the cause this year include Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Scott and Kelley Wolf, Mario Batali, Alison Sweeney, Katie Lee, and Samantha Harris. These A-listers have shared their favorite personal and family recipes, which you can cook up in your own kitchen while supporting the fight to end hunger.

Make a difference at your dinner table – for free

Available August 1 through September 30, 2010, you can download the The Pampered Chef's Round-Up from the Heart Cookbook for a Cause for free. The Pampered Chef will donate one meal to Feeding America for every cookbook that is downloaded. Tell your friends, family and co-workers – there are only 140,000 cookbook downloads available.

Celebrity cookbook available at www.pamperedchef.com/celebcookbook for a limited time.

Fans of The Pampered Chef products can also support the cause by purchasing limited-edition Round-Up from the Heart trivets ($13 each). For every trivet, The Pampered Chef will contribute $2 to Feeding America.

Hungry for celebrity recipes?

Courteney Cox, the lovable cougar on ABC's new show Cougar Town, will always be remembered as the neurotic best friend and chef on NBC's Emmy-award winning comedy Friends. Not just a great cook on TV, Courteney Cox and her husband David Arquette spend time cooking in their own kitchen. One of Courteney's favorites is this shrimp and cheesy grits recipe.

Courteney Cox's Alabama Shrimp Skewers with Parmesan Grits

For shrimp skewers:

  • 3 dozen U-15 Alabama gulf shrimp or any fresh shrimp
  • 1 medium shallot, minced
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Zest of one lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Black pepper as desired
  • A handful of chopped flat-leaf parsley

For creamy Parmesan grits:

  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup white stone-ground grits
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup - 1/2 cup grated Parmesan (Courteney's favorite is Parmigiano-Reggiano)
  • Fresh ground salt and pepper as desired

Directions:

  1. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails on or off, and place shrimp in sealed bag. Place other ingredients in small food processor and pulse until it just comes together. Remove marinade and mix well with shrimp. Marinate in fridge for 1 hour.
  2. For the grits: In a medium saucepan, bring water to boil. Add the salt, then whisk in the grits in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly to prevent clumps. Bring grits to a boil while whisking, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon until grits are thickened and tender.
  3. When finished cooking, add the butter and Parmesan, stirring until well combined. Add salt and pepper as desired. Remember to add just a little salt and pepper -- you can always add more, but you cannot take away.
  4. Heat grill to medium-high. Grill shrimp on both sides for a few minutes until opaque in the center. Grab some bamboo skewers, put some shrimp on the end and have fun dipping them in the Parmesan grits!

Other drool-worthy celebrity recipes include David Arquette's BBQ Sauce, Samantha Harris' Crème Brûlée French Toast and Mario Batali's Pizza Margherita.

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