30-Minute Meals 2

30-Minute Meals 2

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by Rachael Ray
     
 

A new collection of recipes, many featured on her popular show on the Food Network, capture the fun of home-cooking.

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A new collection of recipes, many featured on her popular show on the Food Network, capture the fun of home-cooking.

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ISBN-13:
9781891105104
Publisher:
Lake Isle Press
Publication date:
06/15/2003
Edition description:
Second
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.78(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.74(d)

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30-Minute Meals 2 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received this book years ago at my bridal shower and it was left in the bookcase for years until.....I had a baby. All of a sudden I needed easy, quick meals that didn't require tons of ingredients. Rachael's book is full of quick & delicious meals. I have used her recipes over and over.
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Enthusiast1 More than 1 year ago
I always stand by my moto: if you have nothing good to say, don't say anything at all. But, I'm a Big Fan of Rachel Ray's shows - I love how organized she is, and how she teaches little tricks with food, and the timing of when to start cooking what - it's amazing! Therefore, I have too leave a review. I've made some of her meals, because I love to cook, and, unfortunately, they were ALL BLAND. The tastes just don't come together! Like you make it once, but won't make it ever again! I'm surprised she has a section on her website regarding spice substitution. I believe that if you know the taste of each spice, each vegetable, each fruit, and food in general, really well, you would know what to combine with what and it would taste marvelous. Anyone, who knows how to cook or not, can make a meal in 30 minutes, for example cooking up some pasta, but if you add the wrong ingredients you will not remember that pasta's tast at all, it would be bland. To be a great chef, I believe, it requires a skill on how to pair Foods together. Sorry Rach!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is by far the best cookbook I own. Every time I have someone over, I make something from this, and I've never had someone who didn't rave. My personal favorites include the Cheesy Orzo and the Herb and Goat Cheese Toasts. There's also this pecan-encrusted chicken with maple barbeque dressing. There's pictures of some of the dishes, and it never gets old.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've made quite of few of the recipes and they were great! Not too many ingredients; easy to prepare, and FAST! I love Rachael's TV shows and I think she is a kick! Keep going Rachael!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I watch 30 minutint meals with rachael when ever i can and some some of the meals look good icn't wait to by some of her books and try some of the recipes.joanna.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to admit that lately I have been cooking more then usual and with the help of a few books, it is a snap. This book is a gift. Easy and very detailed, enough for me to be able to cook and not spend the whole day in the kitchen. Great book and great gift for someone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What I love about this cookbook is that the recipes are organized as meals. So there is a main dish, then a dessert, drink, appetizer, or side dish to go with it. I usually end up making two of the three things and it is more than enough food. The hardest thing for me has been figuring out what to cook with what and she takes the guesswork out of it. Her recipes have helped me eat way more vegetables and cook with more olive oil and less butter. I highly recommend this cookbook to someone who is not an expert chef and who wants meals that are tasty and easy to make.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best for everyone and anyone who needs quick recipes. Highly recommended!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love her books and her recipes! The thing I love most is that she is a regular girl, with a regular job, and she makes regular meals. I love it! With lives as busy as they are, who has time to take 2 hours to make dinner during the week (even on the weekends!) Her meals are real, fun, and really tasty and when I want something healthy (sometimes) versus take out, I 'take out' her cookbooks and whip something up. It takes just as long to make her meals as it does to order and get a pizza delivered. May favorite thing is that her meals are real. I watched Martha the other day after her show and she was frosting a wooden board to be able to display a 2 foot cake. Who has time to make a 2 foot cake, find a wooden board to display it, while, making th board look pretty. Not me. 30 Minute Meals are the best and this cookbook is her best yet!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't stand that 'I wanna be your pal' thing she does and some of her recipes and food handling is SCARY. But I admit that I bought this and I use it in a pinch. Sometimes I adapt the recipes, using real food like fresh tomatoes instead of canned or making a real cake (which takes about 7 minutes longer than stirring up a cake mix, FYI.)This is NOT any great culinary offering but you don't always have time...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book. As a working mom I can plan ahead and get in and out of the kitchen in no time flat - that's what I'm talking about!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cookbbook is by far the best of any book recently.Rachal Ray has written to suit any cook,wether for fast cooking or healthy cook- ing.It certainly is the greatest cookbook. A variety of great dishes and menus too! She is fun to watch but this book is next to it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I watch the show all the time and get the recipes online. I was so excited about the book. But in the introduction, she said that she tried to use ingredients that are readily available and that even 'kids' can cook-- I'm 18 and live in a small southern town. I can't get good Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, or pancetta, or all these flavored liqueurs. They're just not available to me. I guess the food is good, but I don't know, since so many of her 'readily available' ingredients aren't so available when you leave New York City.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of Rachael Ray's show on Food Network, and purchased 2 of her cookbooks. This book is organized in such a way that you can take a quick look for ingredients needed for the whole meal at a glance. It's fantastic. The only downfall, is that I find most of the meals take me more like an hour to make, not 30 minutes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I never used to cook, but Rachael Ray's no muss, no fuss cooking style makes it fun. The book has recipes normal people eat with ingredients you can get in a regular grocery store. Plus her cooking style is such that you learn to experiment on your own. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Her recipes are NOT for the professional chef. But they are just perfect for the people who don't have all day for cooking just like me. That's what she says all the time in every show and her recipes are just for that purpose. It may not be fancy but full of fun!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a regular viewer of Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Meals program, and I have prepared dozens of her recipes with great success. This cookbook contains many of the recipes from her most recent shows. When I bought this book, I had already made more of the recipes contained in it than I have from most of the other cookbooks I own. These are easily prepared, family friendly weeknight dishes, and, although I sometimes go over the 30 minute mark in preparing them, it's usually not by much. I feel certain that this will be one of the most used cookbooks on my shelves.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I work and live in NYC, which means, not much time or a big enough kitchen to cook in. Rachel has helped me manage my cooking time, so that I can cook something nice for me and my boyfriend and be out the door full and content for our night on the town within an hour. I recommend the ROAST POTATOES WITH ROSEMARY, as a side, but make enough because you'll want it again to with you for lunch tommorrow! Thank you Rachel for your GREAT show, and this book is a wonderful complement. I am a novice, and it has opened the door to cooking and the heart-healthy benefits of EVOO.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have all Rachael's books, and I MUST say, her recipes are easy, REALLY only take 30 minutes... my family thinks I slaved for hours! AND TASTY!!!! Everything is so flavorful..reminds me of my own mama's good home cooking. Her ingredients are easy to find at the local grocery store as well. The best part, is almost everything she makes is from scratch or pretty close to it.... and still in 30 min. KEEP WRITING RACHAEL... can't wait for your Entertainment book to hit the shelves in the fall.. !!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the book was great! I used many recipes in my cooking. The food had plenty of flavor and was certainly not bland. This was one of the best cookbooks I have ever bought. The recipes were quick and simple. All recipes you receive should taste this good and be so simple! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have dozens of cooking books. This is the first one I really find myself going back to often.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are many 'little' things that go in to making this book easy to follow and fun. From Rachael's personal anecdotes, to the highlighted ingredient 'keywords' in each recipe that help me figure out what I'll need at a glance (she also uses many ingredients over in different ways to help me build a pantry and keep $$$ down!) I love to make gourmet, restaurant style food and have taken on some difficult cooking projects in the past. I'm now headed back to work part-time with two small children and Rachael has provided me with the standard I love AND the shortcuts I need. My husband was thrilled to have Chicken (Veal) Marsala with Egg Fettucini and Broccoli with Garlic and Asiago, for a weeknight meal. We even had the Quick Tiramisu for dessert! Rachael is really likable and down-to-earth, she is the first person to tell you she's a home taught cook, just like many of us! I find her recipes leave room for me to make them my own and I am also pleased that many (but not all) of the recipes fit my desire to cook healthy meals! I can't wait until her 'Entertaining' book is released. If I had one wish, it would be that she DID enjoy baking, but hey, she included quite a few recipes for quick and easy desserts--I'm happy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed with my purchase of this book. Rachael Ray attempts to sound professional and knowledgable. Do not buy this book unless you are already an intuitive chef. Her recipes DEFINITELY need to be doctored and flavored up. They tend to be bland. Her overuse of EVOO is a bit extreme. While EVOO is healthy. I believe she confuses viewers. Too much is NOT healthy. Moderation is key. There are many more delightful cookbooks out there. Bottom line: Find something else!