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Katie Lee celebrates Hollywood’s biggest night

Five Delicious Recipes Made with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Help Movie Fans Host Award-Winning Home Viewing Parties

Englewood Cliffs, NJ (February 21, 2012) – As the excitement grows for the glitz and glamour of the red carpet on Hollywood’s biggest night, culinary and entertaining expert Katie Lee and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® spread are unveiling award-worthy recipes to help movie fans celebrate with festive at-home viewing parties.

“I’m a big fan of the movies nominated this year, which is why I created five recipes inspired by some of these fabulous films,” said Ms. Lee. “With these dishes, you can toast to the brightest moments in movies with your friends and take part in the Hollywood glamour of this special night.”

Katie Lee, known for her sophisticated, yet casual, approach to home entertaining, has been throwing award show viewing parties for as long as she can remember. “I’ve always loved to cook, but as I get older I’m more aware of the ingredients I’m using,” added Ms. Lee. “I make better choices through simple substitutions, like I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! in place of butter.

It’s featured in every dish of my award show viewing party menu because it offers fresh butter taste with 70 percent less saturated fat than butter.”Recipes for Ms. Lee’s nod to the Best Picture nominees can be found at Facebook.com/ICantBelieveItsNotButterUSA and include three appetizers and two desserts:

  • Brie and Chutney Toast a la Paris, inspired by “Midnight in Paris”
  • Chili Parmesan and Peanut Popcorn, inspired by “Moneyball”
  • Unfried Chicken and Homemade BBQ Sauce, inspired by “The Help”
  • Spotlight Cookies, inspired by “The Artist”
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes, inspired by “The Descendants”

Ms. Lee will be sharing these best picture nominee-themed dishes during Toast to the Red Carpet – LIVE, a first-of-its-kind online red carpet viewing party presented by I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST, on Sunday, February 26. The online broadcast will offer insider access to the red carpet through an exclusive roundtable of Hollywood stars, including beauty expert Brooke Burke, fashion expert Carson Kressley and model and actress Molly Sims.

Visit Facebook.com/ICantBelieveItsNotButterUSA to view Ms. Lee’s full recipes and to watch Toast to the Red Carpet – LIVE on Sunday, February 26.

Katie Lee

Katie Lee is an author and a television food and lifestyle contributor. Katie shares recipes and entertaining tips in her bestselling “The Comfort Table” cookbook series, and in June 2011, she released her first work of fiction “Groundswell.”

She hosted the first season of Bravo’s hit reality series “Top Chef” and has appeared on “Oprah,” CBS’ “Sunday Morning,” “The CBS Early Show,” “The Talk,” “The Rachael Ray Show,” “The Nate Berkus Show,” and “Iron Chef America.” She writes a regular entertaining column for Cosmopolitan, and her recipes have been featured in publications such as People, Vanity Fair, Food and Wine, Town & Country, and InStyle.

Unilever Soft Spreads

Unilever manufactures soft tub spreads under the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!®, Shedd’s Spread Country Crock®, Brummel & Brown®, Promise®, Promise activ®, and Imperial® brand names. Most soft spreads are made with a blend of nutritious vegetable oils including soybean and canola, and contain 70% less saturated fat than butter, have no cholesterol, and are rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, with many providing excellent sources of Omega-3 ALA. 

All Unilever soft (tub) spreads have 2 grams or less of saturated fat per serving (between 5 and 8 grams of total fat per serving), and with this formulation change, will contain no hydrogenated oils and no trans fat per serving.

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