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Big Night In

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In Big Night In, author Domenica Marchetti shares more than 100 recipes for simple, comforting, delicious, Italian-inspired meals. 

Drawing on memories of her childhood — when her Italian-born mother often cooked up homemade ravioli, lasagne, and roasts, invited everyone over, and always made them feel at home with her warm and open personality — Marchetti shows readers how to host with ease, whether the meal at hand is a romantic dinner or a feast.


h1.Featured recipes

Seaside Salad
Slow-Roasted Arctic Char



p(blue). This week's Cookbook Friday drawing is for a copy of Big Night In from Chronicle Books. Enter to win the book by adding at least one new friend on your Culinate member page.  And if you add 5 or more new friends before February 10, you might win a KitchenAid Artisan mixer (see details at Mixer Madness).

You can check out our new [/culinate/sitetour "site tour on inviting friends"] to Culinate, or you can just follow the steps outlined below:

1) Log in to Culinate. Click on "My Culinate" above your name in the upper right-hand corner of the homepage, and you'll be taken to your member page.

2) Once on your member page, click on the "Invite your friends to Culinate" link on the left column. Add the emails of people you'd like to invite; it's up to you whether you also write a personal note. Then, click on "Send," and you're done.

We'll send your friends emails inviting them to accept your friend invitation on Culinate. To accept, they have to register on the site. Once they've registered and accepted your invitation, their user names will appear in your friends section on your member page — and you'll appear on theirs. 

p(blue). That's it — you've entered! (All entries must be made between Friday, February 6, and noon PST on Friday, February 13, 2009.)  Check back each Friday for a new drawing announcement and chances to win new prizes.


p(green). This drawing is now closed.  Congratulations to our winners this week:  [/user/foodeater9 Laur], [/user/8703 Richard], [/user/Joey%20Risotto Joseph], [/user/ChefBliss Tiersa], and [/user/bcjohns Barbara].  Check back each Friday for a new drawing announcement and chances to win additional prizes.

Want to learn more about recipe queues and other member-page features on Culinate? Check out one of our [/user/kim "staff pages"], or the member [/culinate/faqmemberpages "FAQ page"] for more information.

h6. \Entry closd at noon PST on Friday, February 13, 2008. Winners were then be drawn from all valid entries. Eligible winners must have U.S. mailing and addresses and reside in the U.S. Please note that all standard Culinate contest rules apply to this drawing.