Dinner Made Simple: 35 Ingredients, 350 Easy Recipes

The Editors of Real Simple. Oxmoor, $24.94 (352p) ISBN 978-0-8487-4689-6
The editors of Real Simple have relinquished the anxiety that often comes with getting dinner made while keeping it healthy, quick, and easy. This volume teaches readers to easily make new use of numerous common ingredients already in their refrigerators. Readers will enjoy the straightforward recipes, which include a range of cultural flavors from Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Mediterranean, and many more. Clear lists and vibrant pictures also help home cooks learn how to store certain household staples and for how long. For example, a Fuji apple is the only apple that should ripen on the counter, and the rest should live in the fridge; greens are freshest when packaged in a clamshell. The range of tastes continues in jerk chicken with seared pineapple; a cauliflower and sausage flat bread; or baked ricotta with parmesan and herbs. There are also savory twists on oatmeal like the oatmeal with cheddar and scallions. And such a compilation wouldn't be complete without a sweet finish, including pumpkin seed toffee and peanut-buttery buckeyes.This book nicely serves as a home cook's treasured keepsake with its apples-to-zucchini spread of delicious, easy options. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 03/14/2016
Release date: 04/19/2016
Genre: Nonfiction
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