When it comes to busy moms trying to create family meals, Six Sisters' Stuff blog is the go-to location for seven million readers every month. Their latest cookbook is a compendium of quick, easy, and delicious family dinner entrees, with all the organization, all the taste-testing with kids, all the hacks to cut the prep time, done by the Six Sisters. The complete family meal game plan is arranged along seven popular categories: 30 Minutes or Lessincluding recipes for: Skillet Pork Lo Mein, Parmesan Pork Chops, Ham and Pineapple Pizza Roll-ups, Mini-Spinach Calzones.5 Ingredients or Lessincluding recipes for: Easy Gnocchi Casserole, Sweet and Tangy Meatballs, Baked Sloppy Joes, Marinated Pork Loin.Pantry Essentialsincluding recipes for: Seven-Can Tortilla Soup, Crispy Coconut Strips with Pina Colada Dipping Sauce, French Dip Crescents, Chili Mac Skillet.Slow Cookerincluding recipes for: Honey Garlic Chicken, Tuscan Soup, Teriyaki Bowl, Mongolian Beef, Chipotle Pulled Pork, Salsa Verde Chicken.Freezer Mealsincluding recipes for: Kung Pao Chicken, Country-Style BBQ Spareribs, Beef and Mushrooms, Ham and Cheese Potatoes, Honey Ribs, Beef Stew.One Pan, One Potincluding recipes for: One-Dish Baked Fajitas, Sunrise Skillet, Mushroom Asparagus Chicken Stir Fry, One-Pan Chili Beef Pasta, Skillet Pizza.Casserolesincluding recipes for: Cheesy Chicken Quinoa Casserole, Country Breakfast Casserole, John Wayne Casserole, Chicken Tetrazzini, Chicken and Stuffing Bake, Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole.Each recipe is accompanied by a color photograph."
Our mothers—and grandmothers—put up food in the freezer to economize on time and money. In a recessionary environment and in a world of dual-job families, there’s even more reason to do so today. But we don’t have the same tastes as our moms. We eat a wider range of foods, drawing on a variety of ethnic and global cuisines, we include more produce and grains in our diets, and we use fewer processed and fatty foods. Jessica Fisher’s Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook is the perfect guide for economical home cooks with any or all of these new tastes in foods that take well to freezing. Competing books on freezing sell strongly and steadily. Typically, they are based on a very specific plan—cooking for a family of four for a month ahead in an afternoon of work in the kitchen, for example. They offer orderly plans with decent, if largely unimaginative, food. Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook offers two advantages over these books. First, Fisher lays out lots of easy-to-follow guidelines for diverse families with varying needs and desires, taking into account how long you want to spend in the kitchen—there are 2-hour, 4-hour, and daylong plans—as well as how far out ahead you want to cook for, the size of your household, the size of your freezer, your budget, and even your taste for one-dish meals versus multi-course meals. The emphasis is on facilitating flexibility without sacrificing clarity and ease-of-use. Second, Fisher’s 200 recipes deliver flavorful and healthy food in abundance. She takes readers beyond mom’s beef-pork-chicken triumvirate, with lots of ideas for lamb, fish, shellfish, and vegetarian main courses. There are homey and family-friendly dishes, like Cheddar Cheese Soup with Zucchini, Broccoli, and Carrots, or Crumb-Topped Cod Fillets, fancy dishes for company, like Seasoned Steak with Gorgonzola Herb Butter, and lots of globally inspired creations like Salsa Verde Beef, Red Lentil Dahl, and Hoisin-Glazed Salmon. While the emphasis is on dinner, there are breakfast and brunch recipes, too, and plenty of ideas for breads, quick breads, and desserts that freeze well. Ample sidebars address such matters as finding good freezer bags and containers, labeling frozen food, whether to invest in a new freezer, and how to thaw safely. The author’s story—cooking for a family of eight, including six home-schooled children under ten, and serving as the creator and writer of the popular blogs Life as Mom and Good Cheap Eats—fits the topic and the book perfectly. Fisher is a woman who knows all about budgeting time and money efficiently, at the same time serving up delicious food with warmth, love, and an appreciation for the pleasures of the table.
Author: Jamielyn Nye
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
Release Date: 2016-09-06
More than 100 inspiring recipes and crafts to cook, bake, and create during that precious hour known as naptime. Every parent knows how magical naptime is-that blissful hour when the house is quiet and you actually have a few moments to yourself. Now Jamielyn Nye, founder of the popular blog IHeartNaptime.net and mother of three, is making naptime even more delicious with her highly anticipated first cookbook. With millions of visitors a month, I Heart Naptime has become a favorite online destination for readers who can't get enough of Nye's easy, kid-pleasing recipes and adorable crafts. From Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits to BLT Salad with Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing, One-Pot Cheesy Bacon and Chive Macaroni, and Cookies 'n' Cream Cupcakes, THE I HEART NAPTIME COOKBOOK features more than 100 recipes that have you covered for any meal, snack, or sweet craving-and many will even inspire your kids to help in the kitchen! In addition to recipes, Nye's charming crafts like DIY plates, napkins, and aprons transform any meal into a celebration and makes it easy to give the perfect gift, from a basket of homemade toffee to birthday cupcakes. An indispensable resource for home cooks and busy parents, THE I HEART NAPTIME COOKBOOK will make it easy to answer that age-old question, "What's for dinner?"
Author: Corky Pollan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2014-10-28
A BookPage Best Cookbook of 2015 Winner of the Gourmand International Cookbook Award 2015, Best in the World, Best First Cookbook A gorgeous, fully illustrated collection of recipes, cooking techniques, and pantry wisdom for delicious, healthy, and harmonious family meals from the incredible Pollan family—with a foreword by Michael Pollan. In The Pollan Family Table, Corky, Lori, Dana, and Tracy Pollan invite you into their warm, inspiring kitchens, sharing more than 100 of their family’s best recipes. For generations, the Pollans have used fresh, local ingredients to cook healthy, irresistible meals. Michael Pollan, whose bestselling books have changed our culture and the way we think about food, writes in his foreword about how the family meals he ate growing up shaped his worldview. This stunning and practical cookbook gives readers the tools they need to implement the Pollan food philosophy in their everyday lives and to make great, nourishing, delectable meals that bring families back to the table. Standouts like Grand Marnier Citrus Roasted Chicken, Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Chips, and Key Lime Pie with Walnut Oatmeal Crust are easy to make yet sophisticated enough to dazzle family and friends. With hundreds of exquisite color photographs, The Pollan Family Table includes the Pollan’s top cooking tips and techniques, time-tested shortcuts, advice for those just starting out and market and pantry lists that make shopping for and preparing dinner stress-free. This instant kitchen classic will help readers create incredible meals and cultivate traditions that improve health, well-being, and family happiness.
Author: David Joachim
Release Date: 2002-06-17
A Man, a Can, a Plan, inspired by an article in the most popular mens magazine, Men's Health, is a cookbook that presents 50 simple, inexpensive recipes featuring ingredients guys have right in their cupboards--canned food. Great and healthy food can be had for a low price and minimum effort, and A Man, a Can, a Plan lays it all out, in pictorial, easy-to-follow steps, for the culinary-challenged. It features special sections on cooking for her and cooking for the morning after for dudes with a lady on their minds. Author David Joachim received the 1999 James Beard Award for Steven Raichlen's Healthy Latin Cooking, so he knows his stuff and makes it accessible to beginners and experienced guys as well. Get your can openers ready to rumble!
Author: Linda Sue Park
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2010-11-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.
Top food bloggers, chefs, cookbook authors, and kitchen creatives share recipes, and tips for making everyday celebrations special. No matter how big or small the get-together, celebrations create lasting memories.
Author: Sherman Alexie
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 2012-01-10
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.
The blogger behind "Half Baked Harvest," shares over one hundred and twenty-five recipes for dishes that include pan-fried feta with thyme and greek marinated olives, steak shawarma bowls, and gooey chocolate coconut caramel bars.