|Focusing on healthy, easy-to-prepare dishes, this lavish cookbook contains 87 recipes for timecrunched cooks faced with the challenge of preparing a meal for a special occasion. In keeping with Marie's commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle, the recipes include fresh, accessible, vitamin-packed ingredients. The 87 recipes are all created by Marie or a member of her family.
Each recipe includes a "Note from Marie," a story or occasion that prompted the recipe. Recipes also include "Marie's suggested occasions," gatherings which range from picnics or casual dinner parties to weddings or baby showers, where that recipe would be most appropriate; or "Goes well with" in which Marie lists several dishes that complement the featured recipe; or "Q&A with Marie" in which Marie gives advice on entertaining, dating and cooking tips.
MARIE HEJL spends her days practicing law in Austin, Texas, but on the weekends, she inspires and entertains audiences worldwide as the host of "Cooking with Marie," an award-winning cooking show. Marie's knack for connecting with diverse audiences has transformed the program into the second most-widely distributed public access show in the world.
Marie graduated from The University of Texas McCombs School of Business with high honors and The University of Texas School of Law with honors. She has been featured in Country Living, Food & Wine, Lucky magazine, and Southern Living and has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show. She currently cooks and entertains in San Antonio, Texas.