Inspired by her beloved blog, dinneralovestory.com, Jenny Rosenstrach’s Dinner: A Love Story is many wonderful things: a memoir, a love story, a practical how-to guide for strengthening family bonds by making the most of dinnertime, and a compendium of magnificent, palate-pleasing recipes. Fans of “Pioneer Woman” Ree Drummond, Jessica Seinfeld, Amanda Hesser, Real Simple, and former readers of Cookie magazine will revel in these delectable dishes, and in the unforgettable story of Jenny’s transformation from enthusiastic kitchen novice to family dinnertime doyenne.
Author: Laura Keogh
Publisher: Appetite by Random House
Release Date: 2017-07-04
From the authors of the bestselling cookbook How to Feed a Family and the bloggers behind The Sweet Potato Chronicles comes the cookbook that will help parents navigate the perils of the busy school year, one meal (and snack) at a time. The School Year Survival Cookbook is a fail-proof guide to the calendar-packed time that can break a parent's spirit: the school year. For families, cooking from September to June is about way more than just packing lunch boxes. It's trying to shoehorn a healthy dinner into already tight schedules that go in multiple directions; it's getting everyone fed before the school bus arrives; it's fuelling kids up for soccer practice and figuring out dinner when you get home after the dance recital. This book addresses every major food dilemma parents face during the 300-plus days of the school year, with 110 recipes and road-tested, guaranteed-to-work, effective strategies that will keep families on track even during the most hectic weeks. Learn how to become a lunch ninja that packs school lunches even the pickiest kid will love; master the art of the meal prep to save your sanity; celebrate the humble leftover and transform it into lunches and dinners that no one at the dinner table will ever complain about; fuel your active kids so that their brains and bodies are fed. From strategic dinners that become school lunches to double-duty baking that puts the "fast" in breakfast, The School Year Survival Cookbook is an indispensable guide for every parent, kitchen, and family.
Author: Laurie David
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
Release Date: 2010-11-03
The producer of An Inconvenient Truth, Laurie David's new mission is to help America's overwhelmed families sit down to a Family Dinner, and she provides all the reasons, recipes and fun tools to do so. Laurie David speaks from her own experience confronting the challenges of raising two teenage girls. Today's parents have lots to deal with and technology is making their job harder than ever. Research has proven that everything we worry about as parents--from drugs to alcohol, promiscuity, to obesity, academic achievement and just good old nutrition--can all be improved by the simple act of eating and talking together around the table. Laurie has written a practical, inspirational, fun (and, of course, green) guide to the most important hour in any parent's day. Chock-full chapters include: Over seventy-five kid approved fantastic recipes; tips on teaching green values; conversation starters; games to play to help even the shyest family member become engaged; ways to express gratitude; the family dinner after divorce (hint: keep eating together) and much more. Filled with moving memories and advice from the country's experts and teachers, this book will get everyone away from electronic screens and back to the dinner table.
Written by a mom and registered dietitian who specializes in family nutrition, 101 Healthiest Foods for Kids is an interactive guide for parents and kids to discovering what fruits, veggies, whole grains, and more are best for fueling kids' minds and bodies. Plus, find tips for selecting, serving, and prepping these wholesome foods; answers to your biggest nutrition questions; and strategies for encouraging picky eaters. Do you and your kids love living a healthy lifestyle (or are you looking to make that a goal)? Are you curious about which foods are ideal for childhood nutrition? Let 101 Healthiest Foods for Kids be your handbook to everything whole food, no matter where you may be on your journey! This family-friendly guide includes informational sidebars with great tips and tricks for getting kids to try new foods and make healthy choices, as well as answers to questions, like: Is juice healthy?, Does my child need a multivitamin?, and Do kids need more protein? From fruits and veggies, to whole grains and protein-rich foods, you’ll find 101 full profiles on foods such as: Sugar snap peas Zucchini Sweet potato Papaya Pomegranate Dates Farro Lentils Sunflower seeds And so many more! On top of all that, you'll also find more than 25 quick and easy recipes you can make as a family, from Beet & Berry Smoothies to Cauliflower Nuggets and Red Lentil Snack Cookies. Keep this colorful, easy-to-skim guide in your kitchen to grab again and again. Pick a food that's new to you, or one you love and want to get the kids excited about, and let the fun begin!
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Three signs you need this book: 1) Chicken fingers qualify as adventurous. (Hey, they’re not nuggets.) 2) You live in fear of the white stuff touching the green stuff. 3) Family dinner? What’s family dinner? When Jenny Rosenstrach’s kids were little, her dinner rotation looked like this: Pasta, Pizza, Pasta, Burgers, Pasta. It made her crazy—not only because of the mind-numbing repetition, but because she loved to cook and missed her prekid, ketchup-free dinners. Her solution? A family adventure: She and her husband, Andy, would cook thirty new dishes in a single month—and her kids would try them all. Was it nuts for two working parents to take on this challenge? Yes. But did it transform family dinner from stressful grind to happy ritual? Completely. Here, Rosenstrach—creator of the beloved blog and book Dinner: A Love Story—shares her story, offering weekly meal plans, tons of organizing tips, and eighty-plus super-simple, kid-vetted recipes. Stuck in a rut? Ready to reboot dinner? Whether you’ve never turned on a stove or you’re just starved for inspiration, this book is your secret weapon. Praise for Dinner: The Playbook “Your hard-to-please crew will wolf down these inventive ways to introduce ‘fancy’ foods. Jenny Rosenstrach created them for her family, and she swears you’ll be shocked by the clean plates. . . . Dinner: The Playbook mixes ‘You can do this’ inspiration, practical planning, and easy recipes [with] hard-earned wisdom for getting a kid-pleasing meal on the table, night after night.”—Redbook “The master of simple, low-stress cooking. You might know her from her blog, Dinner, A Love Story; her new book, Dinner: The Playbook, is full of the same secret strategies for busy women.”—Glamour “Families and novice cooks who accept Rosenstrach’s challenge will definitely find a few ‘keepers’ here.”—Library Journal “Jenny Rosenstrach has truly mastered the art of the happy family dinner. This is the most sensible advice on cooking for kids I’ve ever seen: no gimmicks, no tricks, just practical advice for working parents. I wish this book had been around when my son was small.”—Ruth Reichl “This book is for anyone who loves the promise of a home-cooked dinner but gets bogged down by the day-to-day reality of it: picky kids, picky spouses, the extinction of the nine-to-five workday, and the pressure—oh, the pressure—to get it on the table before everyone collapses into a hangry (hungry + angry) meltdown. Which is to say that this book is for me, me, me. And I bet it’s for you too.”—Deb Perelman, author of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook “Well, Jenny Rosenstrach, on the behalf of my whole family, thanks for the most practical—and yet still inspired—cookbook on our shelf. You are singularly responsible for my return to the kitchen.”—Kelly Corrigan, author of Glitter and Glue “Jenny Rosenstrach is warm, wise and a genius when it comes to dinners.”—Joanna Goddard, blogger, A Cup of Jo From the Trade Paperback edition.
Kitchen Coach Jennifer Bushman can help you get good food on the table Monday to Friday and enjoy making it! She'll help you set up an efficient kitchen and identify the weeknight cooking challenges you may face--working late, keeping to a budget, pleasing picky eaters, juggling family schedules--then guide you to great recipes to suit your need or mood of the day. You and your family will be glad you cooked! * "What to Cook" chart to solve your "What's for dinner?" questions * Meal-planning cues--from Easy Preparation to Something Special * 150 simple, healthy recipes for all kinds of weeknight situations * Sensational salads, hearty pastas, fresh fish entrees, and tempting chicken recipes * Themed dishes for "comfort food" or sophisticated "spa cooking" nights, and more * Fun foods for kids--including wraps, tacos, pizza, and foods-on-a-stick "Jennifer is a working woman's dream. . . . There is something for everyone's palate in this book. If you love to cook, or just love to eat, this is all you need!" --Elizabeth Vargas, anchor, ABC News "Jennifer Bushman's creative dishes can stir even the most jaded, overworked cook. This is an invaluable book to help survive our rushed, stressed modern lives." --Shirley O. Corriher, author of CookWise "Finally a book that matches . . . [Jennifer's] vibrant, lively, and creative personality. . . . Every kitchen needs Jennifer as their 'kitchen coach'!" --Joanne Weir, host of the PBS series Weir Cooking in the City and author of Weir Cooking in the City "Jennifer Bushman's . . . enthusiasm reaches right out from the page and there is no reason not to cook once you have Jennifer's book in hand." --John Ash chef, teacher, and author of John Ash Cooking One on One "Jennifer Bushman, champion cooking teacher, personifies a true Kitchen Coach: always guiding, encouraging, and inspiring." --Flo Braker, author of The Simple Art of Perfect Baking and Sweet Miniatures
A simple approach to summer cookery features a wide variety of delicious recipes for dishes that incorporate fresh ingredients and relaxing, easy-to-prepare cooking techniques, including Memorial Day Coleslaw, Pan-Fried Crabcakes, Grilled Lamb Chops with Olive Butter, and Perfect Peach Pie. 25,000 first printing.
This mouth-watering cookbook, showcasing the very best that Southern cooking has to offer, presents 60 soulful, comforting and simple recipes for such Southern favorites as Black Eyed Peas with Stewed Tomatoes to Country-Style Pork Ribs and Molasses Gingerbread. Original.
Pizza, Pancakes, French Toast, Lasagna, Ice Cream, Brownies—you thought they were off-limits forever but now they’re back on the menu! The Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free Kitchen offers more than 150 flavor-packed recipes created especially for those who must avoid dairy and gluten in their diets—proving that you no longer have to abandon the foods you love, even when you do have to give up the dairy and gluten that doesn’t love you. Denise Jardine’s The Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free Kitchen addresses these issues and many more, demystifying the confusing and often conflicting data about what defines healthful eating. Along with a deliciously varied selection of dishes, Denise shares her “master” recipes, including her all-purpose Gluten-Free Flour Mix, Dairy Milk Alternative, Fiber-Rich Sandwich Bread, Creamy Macadamia Pine Nut Cheese, and Soy Velvet Whipped Cream—key staples that make Classic French Toast, Mushroom Kale Lasagna, Rustic Heirloom Pesto Pizza, and Pumpkin Cheesecake possible. In addition to being entirely dairy- and gluten-free, each recipe has been calibrated to reduce or eliminate the need for refined oil and sweeteners. And for those who must avoid eggs, nuts, and soy products, recipes that are free of these components are clearly labeled. So whether you’ve been diagnosed with a particular food intolerance or sensitivity, or you’re just trying to consume a less refined, more healthful diet, The Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free Kitchen has something for just about everyone!
With The Yummy Mummy Kitchen: 100 Effortless and Irresistible Recipes to Nourish Your Family with Style and Grace, Marina Delio provides a collection of easy-to-make, wholesome, and mostly meatless recipes, as well as inspirational advice from her grandmother, the original “Yummy Mummy.” Delio, founder of the popular blog Yummy Mummy Kitchen, demonstrates that it is possible for women to put deceptively simple and delicious dishes on the table for their families, while holding on to their own style and grace, even in the most unglamorous of times. This gorgeous cookbook, with gorgeous color photographs, recipes for every meal of the day, and lifestyle tips, proves that meal preparation can be easy and stress-free.
A call to action for parents, kids, and anyone who eats to start cooking their own meals again For families, eating right has become a monumental challenge. Cultural messages convince us that we no longer have time to cook, and food marketers spend billions persuading us that packaged, processed food is convenient, satisfying…and the key to happiness. Half of all our meals are now eaten outside the home. The result? Skyrocketing rates of heart disease and diabetes and unprecedented levels of childhood obesity. This crisis is movingly portrayed in author and activist Laurie David's new documentary (co-executive produced with Katie Couric), Fed Up! Luckily, we have a solution: Studies have clearly shown that eating home-cooked meals reduces obesity and develops lifelong healthy eating habits. There is an exciting movement afoot that involves a skillet, a few good knives, and some fresh ingredients: Home cooking is making a comeback. In The Family Cooks, David inspires parents and kids to take control of what they eat by making it themselves. With her long-time collaborator, Kirstin Uhrenholdt, David worked up more than 100 recipes that are simple, fast, “low in the bad stuff and high in the good stuff,” and designed to bring kids into the cooking process. The authors also demystify cooking terms and break down basic prep techniques, creating stress-free meals that foster health, togetherness, and happy palates. The Family Cooks is the ideal companion for unseasoned chefs of all stripes, whether they're parenting or being parented.
Author: Rhee, Chungah
Publisher: Time Inc. Books
Release Date: 2016-09-06
The debut cookbook by the creator of the wildly popular blog Damn Delicious proves that quick and easy doesn't have to mean boring.Blogger Chungah Rhee has attracted millions of devoted fans with recipes that are undeniable 'keepers'-each one so simple, so easy, and so flavor-packed, that you reach for them busy night after busy night. In Damn Delicious, she shares exclusive new recipes as well as her most beloved dishes, all designed to bring fun and excitement into everyday cooking. From five-ingredient Mini Deep Dish Pizzas to no-fuss Sheet Pan Steak & Veggies and 20-minute Spaghetti Carbonara, the recipes will help even the most inexperienced cooks spend less time in the kitchen and more time around the table.Packed with quickie breakfasts, 30-minute skillet sprints, and speedy takeout copycats, this cookbook is guaranteed to inspire readers to whip up fast, healthy, homemade meals that are truly 'damn delicious!'
For nearly a decade, Leah Eskin has been serving up chronicles of everyday life, along with mouthwatering recipes, to the readers of her “Home on the Range” column in the Chicago Tribune. Now she has whipped up Slice of Life, a collection of her columns covering everything from her early married days to parenting adolescents—and everything in between. From “Best Friend Biscuits” to “Recovery Paella” to “Sullen Child Oatmeal Squares,” there's always a recipe to cope with life's sticky situations: the dinner party gone awry, the mortifying soccer match, the houseguest who eats nothing, the teenager who won't listen. She tells the story of family life through its ordinary disasters—and pleasures. Slice of a Life is both a charming memoir told through food, and with more than 200 recipes, it's also a delectable cookbook that will enchant anyone who appreciates the big and little moments of life.