This is a sponsored post and contains affiliate links and/or images. All opinions are mine. They’re back! After three bestsellers, hosts Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz, and Michael Symon of ABC’s hit show The Chew have put together their newest book, The Chew: An Essential Guide to Cooking and Entertaining – and trust me, you’re not going to want to miss out. I am all up for entertaining and playing hostess, even if it means that sometimes, things can get a little crazy in the kitchen. At the end of it all, there’s nothing like sharing a good drink with great company, so the hectic struggles are absolutely worth it.
Great Recipes From Great Chefs!
In The Chew: An Essential Guide to Cooking and Entertaining, your favorite hosts have put together some of their best recipes for entertaining and threw in some very useful tips to make sure everything is set to perfection for your next dinner party. You’ll adore Daphne’s Easy Oven Roasted Turkey and you’ll probably feel nostalgic once you see Clinton’s take on Eggs Benedict.
The Chew: An Essential Guide to Cooking and Entertaining holds really versatile recipes from health-conscious meals to hard-to-resist desserts. You’ll even find recipes that were passed down from the hosts’ families, which is a great addition since they hold such high value and meaning. Do you find yourself constantly pressed for time? Look no further because The Chew: An Essential Guide to Cooking and Entertaining also features a handful of slow-cooker recipes that will save you some extra hours before the guests
I decided to make the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes (found on page 18.) I felt they would be the perfect balance between tart and sweet. I added a bit of the lemon curd to store bought whipped topping because we all love lemon flavor. As Carla puts it, the taste is “puckery!” What’s even better is that The Chew: An Essential Guide to Cooking and Entertaining doesn’t stop at recipes. Throughout the book, the fab five answers viewer questions, giving their insights on many of your culinary curiosities.
- 4 Tablespoons lemon curd, divided
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch of salt
- powdered sugar for garnish
- whipped topping
- In a jar with a lid, mix 1/2 of the lemon curd with 1/4 cup of the milk vigorously. Add to a medium bowl with remaining milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla and ricotta.
- Add the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Whisk together well. Add ricotta mixture and blend well.
- Preheat your skillet and melt butter. Pour batter onto hot pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until golden brown. Flip and cook 3 more minutes. Repeat with remaining batter. Garnish with powdered sugar and lemon whipped topping (store bough whipped topping with 2 tablespoons of lemon curd added.)
What is your favorite way to make pancakes? What do you top yours with? Please share in the comments below!
The Chew: An Essential Guide to Cooking and Entertaining: Recipes, Wit, and Wisdom from The Chew Hosts (ABC)GALBANI RICOTTA CHEESE WHOLE MILK 32 OZ PACK OF 2Stonewall Kitchen Farmhouse Pancake & Waffle Mix, 33 ozDomino Premium Pure Cane Granulated Sugar with Easy Pour Recloseable Top 16 oz. (Pack of 2)McCormick Pure Lemon Extract, 2 fl ozSimply Organic Pure Vanilla Extract, Certified Organic, 4-Ounce Glass Bottle
Paula Schuck saysJune 17, 2016 at 2:58 pm
That looks absolutely delicious! Lemon is my favorite flavor, and I’d love to wake up to a plate of these for breakfast.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysJune 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm
That sounds yummy. I have never heard of pancakes made with ricotta before. This almost feels like a danish type situation. Yummo.
Pam saysJune 17, 2016 at 3:08 pm
These sound so good! I love ricotta in pancakes, it makes them look so light and fluffy.
Catherine S saysJune 17, 2016 at 3:27 pm
This looks amazing. This will make a perfect addition to our Father’s Day brunch. Thanks for the recipe.
Lisa Joy Thompson saysJune 17, 2016 at 5:07 pm
I’ve never had pancakes with ricotta before, but I bet they’re awesome! I’m sure the lemon gives them the perfect amount of zing!
Jennifer H. saysJune 17, 2016 at 5:29 pm
I like making spinach and artichoke dip!
Julie Lundstrom saysJune 17, 2016 at 5:37 pm
I like to use the slow cooker and make things for when I have guests over. I also like to make hotdishes that go far with many guests over.
Marcie W. saysJune 17, 2016 at 6:01 pm
Oh goodness, these pancakes look beyond amazing! They seem so light and airy, perfect for summer.
Heather saysJune 17, 2016 at 6:40 pm
We received this cookbook and I just bought the ingredients to make the same recipe! Lemon ricotta pancakes are my fave!
Amanda Love saysJune 17, 2016 at 8:26 pm
That’s quite a bit of lemon but I’m loving it. I just love anything with lemon, it’s actually one of my favorite citrus when it comes to dessert. I might be making this. Thank you.
Theresa saysJune 17, 2016 at 8:41 pm
I have never had ricotta in my pancakes before, but I’d sure love to try this! The pancakes look so light and delicious!
Val saysJune 17, 2016 at 10:45 pm
What an interesting recipe idea, never thought to have pancakes like this. They look yummy!
Crystal saysJune 17, 2016 at 10:59 pm
I love watching the show so I know I’m going to love the cookbook. Those pancakes look gorgeous, by the way.
Beeb Ashcroft saysJune 17, 2016 at 11:55 pm
I have really been surprised by how many people love lemon flavored food. I love pancakes and lemon so I will have to try this recipe and then share it 🙂
CourtneyLynne saysJune 18, 2016 at 12:18 am
Omg can we say yummy?!?! These pancakes look beyond delicious. So need to give them a try!
Pam saysJune 18, 2016 at 2:05 am
Wow, do these pancakes look amazing. I have never had pancakes with lemon whipped cream before. This is something I really want to try.
Nicole Escat saysJune 18, 2016 at 5:12 am
If these were mine, I will not wait but eat all of them! I am craving for these.
Seattle Travel Blogger saysJune 18, 2016 at 6:44 am
I would not think to use ricotta cheese for this – interesting recipe.
“The Chew” sounds like a wonderful reference to have on hand.
Natalie saysJune 18, 2016 at 9:05 am
I love making beer bread or fruit. Salad for. Parties
monique s. saysJune 18, 2016 at 9:11 am
My tip is to make sure you have enough drinks and ice they always seem to run out and quickly so be prepared with backups
Lauryn R saysJune 18, 2016 at 12:30 pm
These pancakes sound delicious! I love lemon and I am really interested to see how the ricotta makes them taste, light and fluffy I bet! 🙂 I don’t entertain much, but I always like a good cook out in the Summer! It’s a great way to feed a lot of people, and you can grill almost anything!
Angela Marie saysJune 18, 2016 at 3:36 pm
I just love ricotta pancakes and the lemon is just perfection. Wish I had a plate of these right now!
Sarah Bailey saysJune 18, 2016 at 4:24 pm
Oh wow how amazing do they sound <3, I had to admit I love pancakes and the idea of them with lemon whipped cream YUM! x
Jennifer H. saysJune 18, 2016 at 6:42 pm
RAGÚ® Homestyle Thick & Hearty Traditional Sauce
Michele Baron saysJune 18, 2016 at 6:47 pm
My favorite tip is remembering to have both regular and decaf coffee and tea….
Tina W saysJune 18, 2016 at 7:45 pm
I have a few ‘go-to’ easy appetizers like salami rollups that everyone loves.
mary saysJune 18, 2016 at 11:17 pm
oh my these look so good. I can’t wait to try this out with my family
Ann Bacciaglia saysJune 19, 2016 at 12:13 am
These Lemon Ricotta Pancakes look so delicious. I am excited to try this recipe on the weekend. It is going to be a big hit.
Tonya saysJune 19, 2016 at 12:21 am
I love lemon. Lemon muffins, lemonade and it looks like I’d love lemon ricotta pancakes too!
Cinny saysJune 19, 2016 at 12:50 am
That sounds delicious! Who wouldn’t love a lemon ricotta pancake!?
Cat C. saysJune 19, 2016 at 3:20 am
Planning is key to successful event.
krystal saysJune 19, 2016 at 9:25 am
I LOVE The Chew! I have never made pancakes with lemon OR ricotta, but it actually sounds really good! A different kind of breakfast for sure!
Sharon Kaminski saysJune 19, 2016 at 11:02 am
My tip is to make as much as you can ahead of time so you can enjoy your family or friends.
Nancy Marcho saysJune 19, 2016 at 4:04 pm
My tip is to always have at least one thing your guests can customize, i.e., sundae bar, taco bar, etc. People love to make their food exactly the way they like it.
Lisa Rios saysJune 19, 2016 at 9:00 pm
The Chew sounds like an wonderful cookbook with important guidelines on cooking & my goodness I love that pancake so much right away. It looks so much delicious with those lemon whipped Cream topping over it. Would love to give it a try!
Marielle Altenor saysJune 19, 2016 at 10:57 pm
Ricotta in pancakes? I’m going to have to try this recipe myself. It does look really good though!
rosey saysJune 20, 2016 at 6:47 am
I like lemon in anything. I haven’t tried them in pancakes, but I’m game!
Ashley C saysJune 20, 2016 at 7:23 am
I don’t know that I have a go to entertaining trick or anything. The one thing I always do is serve freshly grated cheese with whatever our meal is. People always seem to think that is super impressive.
Laura saysJune 20, 2016 at 7:20 pm
I like making spinach lasagna rolls. Yum!
Laura saysJune 20, 2016 at 7:21 pm
I would like to try the HOMESTYLE THICK & HEARTY FOUR CHEESE SAUCE. Yum!
Richard Hicks saysJune 21, 2016 at 11:24 am
My fav tip is to always accommodate your vegetarian fr& gluten free friends too
parpar de real saysJune 21, 2016 at 6:29 pm
This is absolutely looks cute. I will tell this to my wife.
Lauren Olivia Wood saysJune 21, 2016 at 9:06 pm
My trick is to always have a pot of coffee with all the fixin’s ready!
Ann saysJune 23, 2016 at 12:01 am
If I’m having people over and am in a pinch, I first recognize and understand that my guests ALSO know that I’m in a pinch!
I make sure to have plenty of drink options out and ready for my guests to choose from. I’ll do a quick cleaning-sweep, and turn on some nice music (plus put out a stack of different kinds of CDs). If I have time, I’ll try and run down to the little store up the street and get some fresh flowers. That always livens up the place and brings some extra cheer!
Becca saysJune 24, 2016 at 1:51 am
My mom has taught me to make a few things people always love. One is a hash brown casserole and one is a spinach artichoke dip. Her spinach artichoke dip is better than most restaurants.
Becca saysJune 24, 2016 at 1:52 am
I would like to try thick and hearty four cheese. I love cheese!
Selinda saysJune 24, 2016 at 6:46 am
My go to dish is turkey meatballs! Either with pasta or in meatball muffins!
Nathan Kirsch saysJune 25, 2016 at 1:23 am
My go to entertaining strategy is to get some of my co-workers to help me make some of their favorite dishes.
Heather Poindexter saysJune 26, 2016 at 7:49 am
My family loves anything hot. Spicy hot! So my go to is jalapeno dip and deviled eggs with pimento cheese and jalapenos. Easy but both get gobbled up.
Heather Poindexter saysJune 26, 2016 at 8:10 am
I’ve tried all the RAGU homestyle sauces, my favorite is the traditional!
Angela Saver saysJune 27, 2016 at 5:42 pm
My go-to dish for entertaining is Alabama Dip served with tortilla chips!
Angela Saver saysJune 27, 2016 at 5:43 pm
I’d love to try the Homestyle Thick & Hearty Traditional Sauce!
Denise S saysJune 29, 2016 at 10:16 am
My go-to entertaining trick is to have everything I need for cooking sitting out and ready to use.
Natalie K saysJuly 2, 2016 at 12:05 am
Looking forward to trying this recipe
Ashleigh Hack saysJuly 2, 2016 at 1:15 am
Entertaining tip would be alcohol.
Meghan Buchman saysJuly 3, 2016 at 9:04 am
My tip? Buffet style for everything. Makes life so much easier 🙂
Meghan Buchman saysJuly 3, 2016 at 9:07 am
For Ragu…it’s got to be 4 cheese!
Alison Meltcher saysJuly 3, 2016 at 5:24 pm
Perfect dish for my birthday breakfast!
Sharon C saysJuly 4, 2016 at 12:37 am
My go to is to ask my husband to prepare something. He is a fantastic cook and I am terrible so he has to be willing to be the cook.
Barbara saysJuly 4, 2016 at 4:42 am
Having a cheese board of some kind is the only thing that’s always a hit at every single gathering I have, big or small, casual or formal. Everyone apparently loves cheese!
Tina Wood saysJuly 5, 2016 at 3:44 am
I want to try the Roasted Garlic sauce.
Patricia Mingozzi saysJuly 5, 2016 at 4:37 pm
My go to entertaining dish are meatballs in marinara sauce.
Patricia Mingozzi saysJuly 5, 2016 at 4:39 pm
I want to try the meat sauce.
Mary Songer saysJuly 5, 2016 at 10:37 pm
When we throw a big party I like to serve great food and my go to trick is to set up a dessert buffet, decorated with pedestals and fancy tableclothes.
Mary Songer saysJuly 5, 2016 at 10:40 pm
I think I would like Ragu Thick and Hearty with Meat.
susan smoaks saysJuly 6, 2016 at 12:50 pm
when i entertain i ask people to bring things so i don’t have to do it all by myself.
Karen D saysJuly 7, 2016 at 10:38 am
LOL – You should follow the experts tips, not mine. All my get-togethers are chaos! 🙂
Jennifer J saysJuly 7, 2016 at 11:25 am
My entertaining tip is to make it a potluck, have everyone bring a dish, so you don’t have to do everything! Thanks!!
Katherine Riley saysJuly 7, 2016 at 5:58 pm
Get as much ready before the party that you can.
Kim Keithline saysJuly 7, 2016 at 8:24 pm
My go to entertaining tip or trick is cheese I always have a lot of cheese on hand that i can whip up a nice cheese tray they look nice and almost everyone loves cheese
maria simon saysJuly 8, 2016 at 6:49 pm
I think my dad would love these pancakes he loves lemons and I think these would be perfect thank you
Leanne Godfrey saysJuly 8, 2016 at 9:33 pm
My go-to entertaining tip is to be prepared for impromptu gatherings at all times!
Pam Flynn saysJuly 8, 2016 at 9:58 pm
I always try to have a beverage table ready with various types of drinks…cold water, lemonade, tea, etc. arranged in different & fun containers, glasses, Ice, & napkins all arranged in easy to reach heights for all ages to access. It’s been my go to for many years.
Sand saysJuly 8, 2016 at 11:11 pm
p to have but very simple food. Have a lot of ice and toilet tissue handy.
Grace H saysJuly 10, 2016 at 3:45 pm
My go to dish is slowcooker spinach dip because it can be cooking while I prepare or make the other dishes. Also it’s delicious!
Grace H saysJuly 10, 2016 at 4:14 pm
I would like to try the Ragu thick and hearty traditional sauce
Richard Hicks saysJuly 10, 2016 at 10:41 pm
I want to use their TOMATO, GARLIC & ONION SAUCE
Toni | BoulderLocavore.com saysAugust 6, 2016 at 8:20 am
This looks like a great way to start my day! I love pancakes!
shannon fowler saysNovember 12, 2016 at 5:29 pm
These look absolutely delicious. I haven’t had pancakes in forever. They used to be a favorite. I need to make these.
cheryl larimer saysNovember 28, 2016 at 8:57 pm
Those pancakes would be perfect for having neighbors over for a Saturday breakfast.
Lynne B saysJanuary 3, 2017 at 3:02 am
This recipe sounds so delicious. I’d love to try this out. I love the combination of lemon and ricotta.
Tara L saysJanuary 3, 2017 at 11:23 pm
I have not tried Lemon pancakes before but I would most deff try it because I love lemon flavor and if lemon cookies are good then so will pancakes (: I have to try these.
Kimberly Flickinger saysJanuary 6, 2017 at 6:25 pm
These sound delicious, will definitely try this recipe. Thank you for sharing.
anne saysFebruary 20, 2017 at 12:17 am
Another recipe that I really can’t wait to try!! Thank you again for posting these recipes.
Michelle J. saysFebruary 26, 2017 at 9:28 am
That cream looks yummy!
Lula Ruger saysMarch 13, 2017 at 5:35 pm
The pancakes look amazing I would love to try them . All of the recipies sound wonderful
Jerry Marquardt saysMarch 15, 2017 at 12:58 pm
I would definitely would love to try the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes With Lemon Whipped Cream. I think it is a great plate, of which it’s on my menu later in the week.
Sohair saysMarch 25, 2017 at 5:43 pm
I make a lot of pancakes, and this would be nice to use this recipe to change it up ty
rebecca s saysMay 31, 2017 at 9:03 pm
I have never heard of something like these pancakes. To me pancakes were just pancakes so this is news for me. Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe, I’ll have to try it sometime
Lynne B saysAugust 11, 2018 at 6:34 pm
I’ve always wanted to try to make ricotta pancakes. I always end up making lasagna because I forget about the pancakes. My SIL is a huge fan of The Chew and was saddened that it was canceled.
Ashley Gebauer saysAugust 11, 2018 at 8:36 pm
Those lemon ricotta pancakes look to die for! There are two things in this world I love & that’s ricotta & lemon! I never would have thought to make a pancake out of them!
Jackie Godbout saysAugust 12, 2018 at 1:32 am
Omgggggg I don’t know if I am happy I saw this post because now i know such a delicacy exists, or if I’m wishing I hadn’t because it is 1:30 am and there is no way I could even possibly try and make them for at least another 7 or 8 hours when the grocery store opens. Lemon and cheese are my 2 favorite things and this recipe is godly.
Peggy Nunn saysAugust 12, 2018 at 4:20 pm
This sounds so good. I think I will make these for something different. Thank you for the recipe and the idea.
Dana Rodriguez saysAugust 13, 2018 at 3:59 pm
These sound so decadent and delicious! Thanks for another great recipe!
AJ saysAugust 15, 2018 at 12:44 pm
I’ll bet the editor wishes Mario Batali had been airbrushed from the cover before the book’s release.
Peggy Nunn saysNovember 15, 2018 at 4:48 pm
This looks good every time I look at it. I am making this. Thank you for the post.