Books

Note: You can buy signed copies of Eliza’s books at the Happy Simple Living Shop.

101 Things To Do With Bacon – over 50,000 copies sold

Bestselling bacon cookbook 101 Things To Do With Bacon101 Things To Do With Bacon features everyone’s favorite — crunchy, crispy bacon. Part of Gibbs Smith’s bestselling “101 Things To Do With…” series, this book features fresh twists on old favorites and inventive new recipes for appetizers, salads, soups, dinners, sides, breakfasts – and even desserts! Try Maple Bacon Waffles, Chicken Bacon Caesar Salad, Bacon Reuben Sandwiches, Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Candied Bacon, Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf and more. 101 Things To Do With Bacon is available at a discount through BENSA, the exclusive society for bacon lovers.

Just released! Small Bites: Skewers, Sliders and Other Party Eats

Small Bites cookbook by Eliza Cross

Small Bites includes 75 easy appetizer recipes, all with elements that can be prepared in advance so you can have fun at your party instead of being stuck in the kitchen.

With 128 pages of beautiful four color photos, offerings include Baby Mexican Tostadas, Candied Bacon Pineapple Spears and Mini Crab Cakes with Mango Chile Salsa — all perfect for casual gatherings or sophisticated soirees. Also included are recipes for party basics like miniature slider rolls, crostini, and choux puffs. Let’s throw a party!

 

BERRIES: Sweet and Savory Recipes

Berries cookbook by Eliza Cross

This colorful new cookbook features a fresh collection of recipes celebrating the sweet, tangy, irresistible flavor of nature’s most delightful fruit. Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, boysenberries, strawberries and cranberries star in pies, cakes, pastries, desserts, preserves, salads, main courses, sauces, salsas and smoothies.

Learn how to choose and pick berries at their prime in the wild or garden, and enjoy tips for prepping and storing the delicate fruits to preserve their incomparably sweet flavor. With 128 pages of beautiful four color photos, detailed recipes, and helpful tips, you’ll be inspired to incorporate berries in dozens of creative new dishes.

Pumpkin It Up!

Pumpkin It Up pumpkin cookbook

Savor the taste of autumn all year with 75 pumpkin-infused recipes. Let Pumpkin It Up! help you discover sweet and savory ways to enjoy the incomparable flavor of pumpkin at every meal. With both traditional favorites and unexpected twists, these recipes will please even the pickiest of pumpkin eaters.

Stock your spice rack with Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice, keep breakfast classic with Pumpkin Pancakes, liven up dinner with Pumpkin Tortilla Soup, and tempt your friends with Pumpkin Tiramisu for dessert. You can even make your own Pumpkin Spice Latte, any time of year. Whatever your pumpkin craving is, you’re covered!

 

The Quinoa Quookbook

The Quinoa QuookbookBanana Maple Quinoa Pancakes. Cheesy Quinoa, Ham and Artichoke Bites. Quinoa Crab Cakes. BBQ Chicken Quinoa and Corn. Bacon Quinoa. Raspberry Quinoa Streusel Bars. These are just a few of the recipes featured in The Quinoa Quookbook, highlighting nutty, delicious, nutritious quinoa.

100 quintessential recipes feature breakfasts, breads, appetizers, soups, salads, dinners, sides and desserts—plus helpful cooking tips, information about the different types of quinoa available, organic quinoa sources, and charming illustrations by Betty Crosslen. Experience quinoa’s versatility and appealing flavor, and discover why it’s called the “super food.”

 

101 More Things To Do With Bacon!

101 More Things To Do With Bacon cookbookBacon’s BACK! The long-awaited sequel to 101 Things To Do With Bacon offers 101 more reasons to make bacon your star performer, with recipes for bacon-y appetizers, soups, salads, main courses, sides, desserts, and sweets. Friends and family will squeal with delight when you serve up a plate of Bacon Pecan Sticky Buns, Bacon Potato Bombs, Grilled Bacon Peanut Butter Sandwiches, and Bacon Caramel Cookie Brittle.

As part of the insanely popular 101 Things to Do With… series, home cooks can depend on 101 More Things to Do with Bacon to add extra sizzle to every meal.

 

101 Things To Do With Beer

101 Things To Do With Beer cookbook

Take your love of the suds to the next level by infusing your favorite libation into breakfast, lunch, and dinner with 101 Things To Do With Beer. With recipes for appetizers, breads, soups, main courses, sides, desserts, and sweets, this book will help you add some “hop” to every meal.

Give each dish the boost of flavor it deserves, from Beer Battered Apple Fritters to Beer Simmered Chicken Tacos, Garlic Parmesan Onion Rings, Beer Cheese Fondue, German Potato Salad with Beer Dressing, and even desserts like Chocolate Stout Ice Cream. Raise your fork and say “cheers.”

101 Things To Do With Beans

101 Things To Do With Beans cookbookLove legumes? You’ll enjoy the easy-to-make recipes in 101 Things To Do With Beans starring green beans, garbanzos, pintos, Anasazis, black, navy, cannellini and other great bean varieties. Try Crispy Mini Empanadas, Green Bean “Fries,” Antipasto Salad, Tamale Bean Soup, Tex-Mex White Chili, Pork Lovers’ Maple Baked Beans, Best Green Bean Casserole, Cola Beans and more.

101 recipes feature appetizers, salads, soups and stews, dinners, side dishes and even desserts—plus helpful cooking tips.

 

101 Things To Do With Pumpkin

101 Things To Do With Pumpkin cookbookCelebrate the flavor of pumpkin year-round with the sweet and savory recipes found in 101 Things To Do With Pumpkin. Easy to prepare and oh-so-delicious, you’ll enjoy making Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Crispy Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll-Ups, Pumpkin Toffee Blondies, Pumpkin Crunch Cheesecake, Creamy Pumpkin Mac and Cheese, Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes, and more.

101 recipes feature beverages, breakfasts, breads, soups, dinners, sides, cookies, desserts and sweets—plus helpful cooking tips so you can make and stock your own pumpkin puree and enjoy its homespun flavor any time you like.

101 Things To Do With A Pickle

101 Things To Do With a PickleDills, gherkins, bread and butters, cornichons, spears, chips, garlic, spicy, kosher, sour, or sweet—you’ll relish the recipes in 101 Things To Do With a Pickle.

Try Batter-Fried Pickle Spears, Deluxe Cheeseburger Salad, Barbecued Pickle Porkwiches, Dill Pickle Meatloaf, Pickle Fondue and more. Pregnant women will appreciate the surprisingly tasty Sweet Pickle Ice Cream. This dill-icious collection of pickle appetizers, sandwiches, salads, dinners, and even desserts is available at independent bookstores and from Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

The Rusty Parrot Cookbook

From pecan coffeecake to crispy crabcakes to a decadent, grown-up version of S’mores, The Rusty Parrot Cookbook contains over 90 sumptuous recipes from the award-winning Rusty Parrot Lodge and Spa‘s intimate Wild Sage dining room. Published by Gibbs Smith Publisher, the 224-page, 9- by 12-inch coffee table book by Darla Worden and Eliza Cross features hundreds of beautiful images shot by Jackson photographer David Swift, detailed recipes by Executive Chef Jeffrey Blackwell, wine pairing recommendations and tasting notes from sommelier William Lucius, history and lore about the Jackson Hole area, plus sidebars about the Rusty Parrot’s trademark brand of Western hospitality. Available at The Rusty Parrot Lodge & Spa.

Family Home of the New West

Family Home of the New West is a four-color, 144-page design book with hundreds of photographs and ideas for comfortable, practical, stylish living. As families and architectural styles have changed, so has the definition of what a family home should be. Today’s living spaces must function for families whose members span different generations, interests, work, and school schedules. You’ll find abundant inspiration from the family-friendly homes in this book — for everything from tiny details to major remodels. From the desert vistas of the Southwest to the high country panoramas of the Rocky Mountains, homeowners open their doors to share living spaces that are stylish and personal, yet inherently practical. You’ll discover solutions to common challenges and ideas that translate to varying budgets, with the details and resources to help you develop your home’s own personal style and character. This book won the Colorado Authors’ League Top Hand Award in 2007.

Food Lovers’ Guide to Colorado

Food Lovers Guide to ColoradoWinner of the Colorado Authors’ League Top Hand Award, Food Lovers’ Guide to Colorado was first published by The Globe Pequot Press in 2003; an expanded new edition was published in 2006. The guide featured hundreds of listings for a wide range of products, venues and activities: cooking classes, wine tastings, neat little shops, Colorado-based food producers, farm stands’ and farmers markets, wineries, breweries, food festivals and events, a little trivia and lore, unusual recipes, and a handful of Colorado’s landmark restaurants.