Quick, Cheap Comfort Food: 100+ Fresh Recipes for Meals in a Hurry

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Want to cut costs? Eat healthier? Save time in the kitchen?
 
Quick, Cheap Comfort Food is the solution for every hurried, hungry household craving delicious, nutritious meals. These recipes are the alternative to too many take-out meals and frozen dinners. Enjoy a diverse selection of quality, ...
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Overview

Want to cut costs? Eat healthier? Save time in the kitchen?
 
Quick, Cheap Comfort Food is the solution for every hurried, hungry household craving delicious, nutritious meals. These recipes are the alternative to too many take-out meals and frozen dinners. Enjoy a diverse selection of quality, satisfying food for a fraction of the cost of eating out.
 
What do you do when you hear that last minute call of "What's for dinner?"
 
• Use the detailed lists for stocking your pantry and freezer and you'll never be without a quick and delicious meal to cook up and serve.
 
• Choose your favorite from the multitude of comfort food meals that take fewer than 30 minutes to prepare and cook.
 
• Take advantage of money- and time-saving tips so you'll always have just what you need for the right price.
 
• Come home to a perfectly cooked meal with make-ahead and slow-cooker recipe options.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435152250
  • Publisher: Sellers Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/24/2014
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 553,829
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Victoria Shearer wore several professional hats -- elementary school teacher, advertising agency account executive, cooking magazine copy editor -- before combining her passion for food and travel with her love of writing. She has been a frequent contributor to the travel and food sections of national newspapers and magazines and is author of several books, including Quick, Cheap Comfort Food and Slow Cooker Classics from Around the World.
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  • Posted March 26, 2011

    Good Quick, Basic Family Recipes

    This cookbook is a collection of easy and affordable recipes with an emphasis on main dish meals with some salads, side dishes, and desserts included. Each recipe comes with a "cent" icon to indicate approximate cost per serving with most, according to the book, costing less than $3 per serving. There are also icons to indicate whether the dish can be made ahead, those suitable for crock pot cooking, and those that take as little as 15 "hands-on" minutes to prepare.

    My concern at first was that this might be another "quick and easy" collection of recipes that relied on canned condensed cream soups but thankfully, it isn't one of those. While it isn't exactly "health food" fare, the recipes can be easily adapted with low-fat, low-sodium versions of some ingredients and can have more fresh vegetables included instead of canned. In reading through the cookbook, it seemed that all the recipes were easy to prepare and used familiar ingredients one could find at a local grocery store. The only recipe I tried so far was the sloppy joes and my family gave it a thumbs-up. I look forward to trying other recipes such as the Mac 'n' Jack baked macaroni and cheese that uses five different cheeses, including pepper jack, and the Southeast Asian Chicken Salad that uses a store-bought rotisserie chicken. I also like that many of the recipes can be doubled with the extras frozen for another meal.

    The only negatives for me with this cookbook is that there are no photos and the book does not lay open easily. (There should be a law that all cookbooks be spiral or ring bound so they lay flat while in use, but I will save that debate for another time.) However, the recipes themselves are just what the title promises: quick, cheap comfort food that will appeal to family members of all ages.

    I received a copy of this book for review from the publisher but the opinion of it is my own and was not solicited nor was a positive review required. If I didn't like the book I would say so.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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