The Dinnertime Survival Cookbook: Delicious, Inspiring Meals for Busy Families

The Dinnertime Survival Cookbook: Delicious, Inspiring Meals for Busy Families

by Debra Ponzek
     
 

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Accessible recipes using only a few simple ingredients, transforming them in minutes into delicious restaurant-quality dishes.

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Accessible recipes using only a few simple ingredients, transforming them in minutes into delicious restaurant-quality dishes.

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Publishers Weekly
In her new book (written with Mary Goodbody), professional chef and mother of three Debra Ponzek aims to alleviate dinnertime anxiety for busy families by providing new, simple-to-prepare dishes that will appeal to everyone at the table. “Who wants to make the same thing week in and week out?” asks the author. “That’s what this book is all about: easy, accessible recipes you can add to your weekly rotation. That will help you survive the challenge of planning meals day after day.” Chapters are arranged by ingredient or technique. “Easy Soups and Salads” are familiar and comforting but also have flair, like spicy cucumber, avocado, and mango soup; white bean and arugula soup; and Kale salad with fennel and almonds. Dishes from “The Fish Market” chapter include elegant miso-marinated cod and sesame-orange scallops. All-time favorite crowd pleasers like the perfect roast chicken, chicken piccata, and chicken and biscuits are a few examples from the chapter. “Let’s Grill Tonight” suggests chipotle, lime, and honey grilled flank steak; grilled leg of lamb with mustard and garlic; and superstar teriyaki salmon. Other chapters include “On the Slow Side,” featuring hearty chilis and stews, as well as pork chops marinated with apple cider, Sunday pot roast, and braised short ribs to name a few. “Pasta and Beyond,” “Everybody Loves Burgers,” and the always-enjoyable “Breakfast for Dinner” round out the selections. A charming book full of fresh, inspired, and tasty recipes that is sure to shake up your family’s dinner routine. (Apr.)
From the Publisher

Bobby Flay
“I love when talented chefs show us a little behind-the-scenes glimpse of their family meals. Debra Ponzek is the perfect chef to guide you through the rough-and -tumble chore of feeding your household—no one will want to leave the table.”

Sarabeth Levine, author of Sarabeth’s Bakery
“Creative simplicity is what makes award-winning chef Debra Ponzek’s cooking so delicious and perfect for everyday. This recipe collection will be kept within arm’s reach on my kitchen shelf to enjoy with family and friends for years to come.”

Publishers Weekly
”A charming book full of fresh, inspired, and tasty recipes that is sure to shake up your family’s dinner routine.”

Booklist
"This first-time cookbook from an East Coast restaurant chef turned caterer is simple and sophisticated. Ponzek emphasizes using the best ingredients in straightforward ways, often with enough of a twist to keep things interesting…evening meals for families, couples, and singles don’t have to be something microwaved. Any level of home cook, from novice to professional, can relax and execute these 125 recipes, which are full of goodnesses and local seasonal ingredients."

BookPage
“If you get the dinnertime blues, there’s good news, and it’s all spelled out in The Dinnertime Survival Cookbook (Running Press, $22, 256 pages, ISBN 9780762444755), Debra Ponzek’s collection of accessible recipes and tips for taking the blahs, boredom, bother and quotidian quandaries out of getting a good dinner on the table every night.”

Everybody Eats News.com
“I find this cookbook as comfortable as my favorite pair of bedroom slippers. The recipes are approachable. They’re sophisticated without being difficult.”

BostonGlobe.com
"This is a good, well-organized book, maybe even one of the better ones of its kind... helpful and a good value for the price. And for many busy families, that combination is bound to be a winner."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762444755
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
04/02/2013
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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