If you've spent a day In the Kitchen with David, then you know you what's most important to David Venable: delicious food shared with loved ones. But we all know that the hassle of cooking of a meal and cleaning up after it can take away from the precious time with family and friends.
Leave it to QVC's Resident Foodie to find a solution.
His brand-new release, , features 110 comfort food recipes with simple supermarket shortcuts to make your life (and grocery shopping) much easier. And get this: Each dish, including David's own Philly cheesesteak, baked ziti, and melted strawberry ice cream cake, can be made with 10 ingredients or less.
Because everyone needs to take a few shortcuts, especially when you discover you forgot to whip up a dessert for your kid's bake sale ... an hour before it starts. Sound familiar? For David, these recipes were a nod to his mother and grandmother who taught him that delicious food doesn't have to break the bank — or eat up your time. "My mother worked full-time when I was a little boy. She raised us alone. We really had to rely on a lot of these shortcuts before they were cool, ya know," .
"We live in a fast-paced world, and it is so important to take a break and enjoy the company of those you love," . "Food has a way of bringing everyone together, which is why I worked so hard to develop recipes that provide all of the flavor and quality of traditional comfort food but with simple shortcuts, so you can get back to the things that matter most."
Hear! Hear! Valerie Bertinelli, two-time Golden Globe winner and Venable's real-life BFF, couldn't agree more. He asked the actress-turned-QVC regular to pen the book's foreword.
The book was initially on August 5. Within the first 24 hours, approximately 75,000 copies were ordered. And that number has been multiplying in the days since. QVC informed GoodHousekeeping.com that as of August 13, 135,700 copies have been sold.
Clearly, no one's as excited as David. (We're still waiting for you to bust out a Happy Dance, David!)
And if this book is anything like his previous two releases — and — then it's a must-have for foodies everywhere (even the most novice cooks!). Although the book doesn't ship until November 27, if you pre-order right now, you can save $5 and have some of your holiday shopping out of the way before the madness begins. We're sold. HBU?