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Thanksgiving Delights Cookbook (Cookbook Delights Holiday Series - Book 11) [Kindle Edition]

Karen Jean Matsko Hood
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Book Description

For this thankful time of year, author Karen Jean Matsko Hood presents a unique cookbook that is full of tasty and satisfying recipes. Inside are page after page of mouth-watering recipes that, when prepared, will certainly be a hit with family and guests alike during this special season. Written for the novice and the accomplished chef alike, Thanksgiving Delights Cookbook will be appreciated by all. The ingredients for each recipe can be found at your local market or grocer throughout the year. Thanksgiving Delights Cookbook is sure to be a valuable addition to your kitchen library and a great gift idea for the chef on your giving list.

Editorial Reviews


Thanksgiving is the holiday that Americans associate most with the idea of feasting with family and friends. Thanksgiving is a perfect subject for a cookbook. Whispering Pine Press, Inc. has taken the traditional Thanksgiving feast and added new and unique dishes to tantalize the taste buds and stimulate conversation. ---- A.S./Reviewer

I loved Thanksgiving Delights Cookbook because I was able to try all new recipes on my family this year. Our family had become tired of turkey and the old standards. We tried several new dishes and updated our favorite traditional dishes. Thanksgiving is completely different now that we enjoy so many different types of fantastic dishes. ----S.V./Customer/Hershey, PA

I tried a turkey recipe from Thanksgiving Delights Cookbook, and this year's turkey was the best I've ever made. My family loved it, and so did I. I can't wait to try out more recipes from this book. Some of the recipes I plan to use all year round! ----S.P./Customer/Peachtree, GA

From the Author

Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time of year!  Family and friends gather together to share food and recipes in the spirit of community sharing.  I hope you will enjoy this collection of Thanksgiving recipes for the holiday and throughout the year.
     Thanksgiving has an interesting history of facts and folklore.  Some of this Thanksgiving folklore is included in this book. As a poet, I found it enjoyable to color this cookbook with poetry so that readers could savor the metaphorical richness of Thanksgiving as well as its literal flavor.  Also included in this Thanksgiving Delights Cookbook are some articles on history, cultivation, and botanical information, along with interesting facts about Thanksgiving.

Product Details

  • File Size: 5658 KB
  • Print Length: 330 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1594341656
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Whispering Pine Press International, Inc. (December 7, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,106,307 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great cookbook!! February 12, 2014
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I love this cookbook!! I have two of her books now, this one and Halloween Delights, i love them both!! Just like the other one, there are a ton of yummy recipes in the book that look really easy to make. I would definitely recommend this cookbook to others!!
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More About the Author

Karen Jean Matsko Hood began writing as a shy author, but has now developed a voice all her own. Her writing exhibits a unique story as well as a voice of empathy and purpose. Hood's writing is strong-minded. She is a meticulous wordsmith and combines stories with compassion. Hood has always loved children and her life is devoted to their needs. With this passion, she channels her efforts to include children's book and poetry. Hood writes both fiction and nonfiction adult and children's books.

Karen Jean Matsko Hood was born in Great Falls, Montana, where she attended St. Gerard's Elementary School and graduated from Great Falls Central Catholic High School. Hood received scholarships from the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota, and also attended St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota.

After student teaching high school biology in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for four years, she married James G. Hood, her college sweetheart, in her home state of Montana. From there, Hood and her husband moved to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, where they both taught junior high and high school math and sciences. They then moved to Iowa City, Iowa, where she worked as a research assistant and a part-time teacher for four years.

In 1980, Hood and her husband moved to Spokane, Washington. She currently lives in Greenacres, Washington with her husband, sixteen children, and foster children. Her many experiences have inspired her to continue to conduct research and write amidst her busy family and professional schedule.

Ms. Hood has continued her education by taking a variety of postgraduate classes at Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Washington; University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Spokane Community College, Spokane Washington; Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, Washington; Taylor University, Fort Wayne, Indiana; Lewis-Clark State College, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; and University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. She is currently working to complete her Ph.D. in Leadership Studies through Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.

Ms. Hood is an active child advocate and has worked as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in the Spokane Juvenile Court System. She and her husband have also provided a home for many foster children. Along with their five biological children, they have adopted eleven children into their family from the United States, Korea, India, and Ethiopia.

About the Author:

Karen Jean Matsko Hood began her professional writing career later in life than she expected. She is now a prolific writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for adults and children. Hood's first books of poetry present a distinctive combination of themes and poetic formats. Both her fiction and nonfiction exhibit a unique voice of compassion and purpose. The recurring theme in Hood's nonfiction is providing a voice for those whose struggles are otherwise ignored. Hood's writing is strong-minded yet lyrical. She is a meticulous wordsmith and writes with passion. She is versatile in her writing style and deals with a wide range of themes and topics. Her writing has been published in a myriad of magazines and publications and on an international level.

About the Poet:

Hood's writing reminds us of the importance of our link with nature and the environment in our daily lives. Her blend of traditionalism and modernism brings a current freshness and uniqueness to her poetic voice. Demonstrating common crises essential to our core, her poetry also voices outrage at social injustices, and inequalities. Karen Jean Matsko Hood's poetry brings poignancy to the most hopeless of situations. She is optimistic in her quest for dignity and pragmatic social justice. Hood also writes about personal and spiritual themes, is a passionate feminist and an ardently active child's rights advocate. She writes with a proud regionalism, yet expands her writing to international concerns. Hood reveals her twin hearts in her writing: One is in awe of the beauty of life and nature, while the other struggles with social injustice and inequity in our flourishing meritocracy.

About the Researcher:

As a researcher Karen Jean Matsko Hood places her focus on child abuse and neglect and domestic violence. She also researches to find possible solutions to these growing social problems. Hood has incorporated the studies and findings of research and drug abuse with families in her writings. Hood's research topics include such diverse topics as education, attachment disorder, attachment disorder therapy and treatment, the foster care system, human development, parenting, adoption, health, and historical topics. She is also interested in food and nutrition research, which she uses for her epicurean writing. Hood uses her B.S. Degree in Natural Science along with her research training in her Ph.D. program to conduct research on various plants and animal topics including equine, canine, and botanical research.

About the Cook:

Karen Jean Matsko Hood has always enjoyed cooking, baking, and experimenting with recipes. Hood entertains large groups of people and especially enjoys designing creative menus with holiday, international, ethnic, and regional themes. At this time Hood is working to complete a series of cookbooks that blends her skills and experience in cooking and entertaining.
In the Cookbook Delights Series, each cookbook emphasizes a different food ingredient or theme. The first cookbook in the series is Apple Delights Cookbook. Hood is also working to complete another series of cookbooks titled Hood and Matsko Family Cookbooks, which includes many recipes handed down from her family heritage and others that have emerged from more current family traditions. She has appeared on television giving cooking demonstrations. To view some of these, visit

About the Teacher:

Karen Hood is a certified teacher in Washington and Idaho. In the State of Washington, Hood is currently certified to teach grades 6-12 in the areas of anthropology, psychology, sociology, biology, and comparative religions. In the State of Idaho, she is certified to teach grades 6-12 in the areas of anthropology, sociology, psychology, and biology science. She is especially interested in combining the principles of leadership and finding improved methods in education. She is also passionate about finding ways to improve the current educational system. Hood is also a member for the Center for Organizational Reform (COR), which advocates using leadership skills to bring about positive changes in organizations, companies, and schools.

About the Speaker:

As a speaker Ms. Hood appears on many talk show radio interviews throughout the nation. She has been invited to speak on talk radio shows on various topics, and favorite recipes from her cookbooks have been prepared on local television programs. If you would like to invite Karen Jean Matsko Hood to speak to your group or organization, we invite you to contact Ms. Hood. She would be happy to get in touch with you to set up arrangements for speaking to your group.

About the Child Advocate:

Karen Hood is an avid child advocate. She works with children as a foster parent in the State of Washington as well as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer in the juvenile court system in Spokane County. Hood and her husband have a strong passion to fight for the plight of abused and neglected children and the rights of all children on a local, national, and international level. Hood is also Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) and a CASA volunteer for abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system. Hood is an advocate of literacy for children and has written many articles and books on this subject. She also has written many articles on the rights of children and is currently working on books about the plight of children.


Karen Jean Matsko Hood resides in Greenacres, Washington, along with her husband, sixteen children, and foster children. Her hobbies include cooking, baking, collecting various collectibles and antiques, photography, indoor and outdoor gardening, and the cultivation of unusual flowering plants and orchids. She enjoys raising several specialty breeds of animals including Icelandic horses, bichons frisés, cockapoos, Icelandic sheepdogs, Newfoundlands, Rottweilers, and a few rescue cats. Hood also enjoys bird-watching and finds all aspects of nature precious. She demonstrates a passionate appreciation of the environment and a respect for all life.


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