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No Time To Cook Cookbook [Spiral-bound]

Joanne Abrams
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Sept. 1 1998
This cookbook was designed for the lifestyle that people are "really" living in the '90s--with each recipe having a maximum of five main ingredients. From soups to salads to entrees, here are over 170 fast and healthy recipes. Features 16 color photos and illustrations by John Wincek.

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The busy housekeeper whose demanding day job leaves little time to contemplate the family's evening meal too often falls back on prepackaged "helpers" or frozen entrees. Abrams and Caratozzolo show that with a bare minimum of planning, the cook can serve varied, nutritious, and attractive meals. Most of the secret lies in keeping a pantry stocked with plenty of staples so that only a few fresh ingredients need be ready in the refrigerator or picked up quickly at the grocery store on the way home. For those who haven't caught on to this "secret," the authors lay out a list of staples to keep on hand, and they provide recipes that can move to the table in 20 to 45 minutes. Speed doesn't mean that sound health need go unacknowledged, so each recipe carries a helpful nutritional analysis. Mark Knoblauch

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5.0 out of 5 stars Simple yet delicious recipes! May 26 2004
Format:Spiral-bound
Easy recipes that don't require exotic or hard-to-find ingredients. Great variety of recipes too, from soups and sandwiches, to dinners, to desserts. An invaluable resource!
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This cookbook is a great addition to every cook's library. It is a delightful combination of the basics and newer style cooking. All recipes have used nutritional facts, lower-fat and sodium staples. I have tried the recipes and they are quick! So, if you are interested in spending your time at home instead of in a checkout or fast food line, give this book a try!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quick, low-fat, everyday recipes for working families. June 10 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Spiral-bound
This cookbook is a great addition to every cook's library. It is a delightful combination of the basics and newer style cooking. All recipes have used nutritional facts, lower-fat and sodium staples. I have tried the recipes and they are quick! So, if you are interested in spending your time at home instead of in a checkout or fast food line, give this book a try!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth Every Penny Aug. 21 2008
By E. Blake - Published on Amazon.com
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I found this book in my sister-in-law's kitchen and started flipping thru it. At first, I was prepared to just copy down a couple of recipes for myself, but after looking thru most of them, I felt compelled and excited to read the introduction. There was such a wealth of knowledge dispensed on those first pages, and scattered throughout the book that I knew, I had to own it. And since my sis wasn't about to give her copy up (as she loves it too) I bought my own.

My boyfriend and I have made several of the recipes and they've all been delicious. Not only are they quick and easy to make, but they're nutritionally conscious as well - as detailed at the bottom of each recipe. And there is a great variety of dishes to choose from. Shopping is made easy as the ingredients are divided into "staples" (of which one would most likely have on-hand) and "main ingredients" (which you might need to buy). But the ingredients are not hard to find and often times, we already have them, so we could whip up any number of recipes.

With our crazy schedules, it has been a new-found, fun activity for us to pick a new recipe out of the book and make it together. And it has definitely saved us a lot of money from going out to restaurants just for convenience, and a lot of fat from those enticingly fast fast-food places. We can have a delicious, healthy meal prepared and ready to eat in practically the same amount of time it would've taken us to get in the car, drive over there, order, wait, pay, wait, get it and drive back home.

The authors put a lot of thought into creating this book, even down to the spiral binding, which allows it to lie flat and stay open! I look forward to experiencing many more of the other dishes offered in this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simple yet delicious recipes! May 26 2004
By Tammy Cook, Renaissance Mind - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Spiral-bound
Easy recipes that don't require exotic or hard-to-find ingredients. Great variety of recipes too, from soups and sandwiches, to dinners, to desserts. An invaluable resource!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A solid, simple and balanced beginner's guide to cooking Feb. 11 2010
By Ali John Chaudhary - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
I purchased this book because I figured it was time to learn to cook. Faced with the looming question of what to eat this week, by my girlfriend, I felt shameful in having to say "I don't know". And the truth was, I simply DID NOT know what to cook! What should we prepare? What's needed in such and such recipe? These aren't things I think about during the week, as work keeps me busy. And if you're like me, you eat to live, and not vice versa.

This book became the perfect solution for me, in that these recipes are simple to make, require little ingredients, and most of all little experience in cooking! They are giving me a solid base for an arsenal of various recipes to use and to answer that not so nearly as dreadful question for me.

Bon Appétit!
4.0 out of 5 stars Cookbook for quick recipes May 24 2011
By Michael E. Califfsr - Published on Amazon.com
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Book arrived in good condition and after several glances at things inside, will certainly be making some meals from this book.
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