cover image Preppy Kitchen Super Easy: 100 Simple and Versatile Recipes

Preppy Kitchen Super Easy: 100 Simple and Versatile Recipes

John Kanell. Simon Element, $35 (336p) ISBN 978-1-66802-682-3

Bestseller Kanell follows up Preppy Kitchen with an impressive and memorable collection of flavor-packed recipes made with minimal fuss. Plenty of sweet and savory options—including skillet steaks with garlic-herb butter, balsamic-roasted zucchini and chickpeas with soft cheese, and piña colada macaroons—are quick enough that they can easily be prepared on weeknights. Other dishes, such as overnight cinnamon rolls, Cuban-style pork roast, and grilled peaches with honeyed ricotta, require extra time, but instructions are a breeze to follow. Throughout, Kanell shares dozens of suggestions for adapting the recipes to suit a variety of preferences. For example, there are instructions for making the crispy orange-glazed chicken strips in either the oven or the air fryer, and readers can swap out gouda and thyme in the drop biscuits for crumbled feta and dill or pepper jack and basil. Sidebars offer tips and tricks (apple cider or unsalted broth can be used in place of whiskey for the whiskey-glazed chicken thighs) and boost confidence (for best results on the seared scallops with browned butter linguine, Kanell advises readers to look for dry sea scallops). This will be a go-to for busy home cooks looking to spice up their repertoire. Agent: Janis Donnaud, Janis A. Donnaud & Assoc. (Aug.)