The Dinnertime Survival Cookbook: Delicious, Inspiring Meals for Busy Families [NOOK Book]

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Have a fridge full of staples, a family of finicky mouths to feed, and only a few minutes to get something on the table? If this sounds all too familiar, chances are you’ll find dinner and more in this can-do approach to mealtime. The Busy Family’s Survival Cookbook is designed with the modern-day family in mind—too busy, with not nearly enough time to eat together—and makes delicious meals come together in a snap. With a focus on accessible recipes with only a few simple ingredients, this guide takes the humble...

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

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Overview


Have a fridge full of staples, a family of finicky mouths to feed, and only a few minutes to get something on the table? If this sounds all too familiar, chances are you’ll find dinner and more in this can-do approach to mealtime. The Busy Family’s Survival Cookbook is designed with the modern-day family in mind—too busy, with not nearly enough time to eat together—and makes delicious meals come together in a snap. With a focus on accessible recipes with only a few simple ingredients, this guide takes the humble pantry staple and transforms it in minutes into delicious restaurant-quality dishes.

The more-than 125 recipes are organized, not by course or time of day, but by the way people really cook: categories like pasta, vegetable dishes, salads, chicken, slow-cooking, fish, and more make the dinner dilemma easy. Try Butternut Squash and Pear Soup, Bronzino Veracruz, Baked Wild Mushroom Risotto, Roasted Chicken Enchiladas, and Meatloaf Burgers. This revolutionary approach will change the way you see dinnertime.


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Editorial Reviews

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.)
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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: 9780762448272
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/2/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 14 MB
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Meet the Author


Debra Ponzek is a busy mother and former chef at New York City’s Montrachet, where she became, the first female chef to be awarded three stars by the New York Times. She now owns the East Coast gourmet take-away shops Aux Delices. She lives in Connecticut.

Mary Goodbody is a frequent co-author of more than thirty titles, including Running Press’s Choclatique. She lives in New York.

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Table of Contents


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Chapter 1: Easy Soups and Salads 00
Spicy Cucumber, Avocado, and Mango Soup 000
Curried Zucchini Soup 000
Grilled Corn and Cheddar Soup 000
Chilled Tomato Soup 000
Spanish Gazpacho 000
White Bean and Arugula Soup 000
Spring Asparagus and Pea Soup 000
Butternut Squash and Pear Soup 000
Charred Pepper, Tomato, and Sourdough Bread Salad 000
Sweet Potato Salad with Mango 000
Watermelon, Tomato, and Feta Salad 000
Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Apples and Parmesan 000
Farro Salad with Corn and Asparagus 000
Kale Salad with Fennel and Almonds 000

Chapter 2: The Fish Market 00
Southwestern Salmon Tacos with Avocado Salsa 00
Black Sea Bass with Ginger and Soy 00
Easy Roasted Salmon 00
Thai Crab Cakes with Mango Sauce 00
Bronzino Veracruz 00
Miso-Marinated Cod 00
Sesame-Orange Scallops 00
Roasted Cod with Bacon and Leeks 00
Whole Roasted Red Snapper with Romesco Sauce 00
My Husband’s Shrimp Scampi 00

Chapter 3: If You Love Chicken 00
The Perfect Roasted Chicken 00
Basil and Goat Cheese–Stuffed Chicken with Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette 00
Parmesan and Cornmeal–Crusted Chicken Breasts 00
Roasted Chicken Enchiladas 00
Enchilada Tortillas 00
Turkey Meatballs 00
Turkey and Sausage Meatloaf 00
Chicken Cacciatore 00
Chicken and Biscuits 00
Spiced Apricot Chicken 00
Chicken Piccata 00
Lemon-Rosemary Chicken Breasts 00
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps 00
Pan-Roasted Duck with Cherry Sauce 00

Chapter 4: Let’s Grill Tonight 00
Grilled Rib Eye Steaks with Rosemary Chimichurri 00
Grilled Curried Shrimp 00
Grilled Leg of Lamb with Mustard and Garlic 00
Yogurt and Spice Grilled Flank Steak 00
Chipotle, Lime, and Honey Grilled Flank Steak 00
Superstar Teriyaki Salmon 00
Buttermilk Grilled Chicken 00
Grilled Chicken Paillard with Nectarine Chutney 00
Chicken Tiki Kebabs 00
Soy and Sake Grilled Tuna 00
Vegetables in Sesame Vinaigrette 00

Chapter 5: On the Slow Side 00
Pumpkin Chili 00
Turkey Chili 00
Baked Wild Mushroom Risotto 00
Sunday Pot Roast 00
Easy Beef Stew 00
Braised Short Ribs 00
Apple Cider Pork Chops 00
Moroccan Lamb Stew 00

Chapter 6: Pasta and Beyond 00
Baked Mac and Cheese 00
Lamb Ragu with Rigatoni 00
Linguine with Green Beans and Potatoes 00
Ricotta Gnocchi with Summer Corn and Peas 00
Simple Spaghetti with Arugula and Parmesan 00
Classic Cheese Lasagna 00
Quick Pasta with Basil and Lemon 00
Rigatoni with Caramelized Onions and Roasted Tomatoes 00
Farfalle with Zucchini and Clams 00
Pasta with Walnut Ricotta Pesto 00

Chapter 7: Everybody Loves Burgers 00
Meatloaf Burgers 00
Sloppy Joes 00
Bacon Burgers with Fried Eggs and Pesto Mayonnaise 00
Greek Lamb Burgers 00
Southwestern Turkey Burgers 00
Double-Smoked Bison Burgers with Caramelized Onions 00
Cajun Crab Burgers 00
Barbecued Chicken Burgers with Coleslaw 00
Open-Faced Grilled Portobello Mushrooms on Sourdough 00

Chapter 8: Breakfast for Dinner
Asparagus, Leek, and Feta Frittata 00
Soft-Poached Eggs with Sweet Potato Hash 00
Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes, a.k.a. Perfect Pancakes 00
Apple Soufflé Pancake 00
Lemon Ricotta Silver Dollar Pancakes 00
Blueberry Streusel French Toast 00
Apricot, Honey, and Almond Granola 00
Cinnamon-Walnut Quick Bread 00
BLT Bruschetta 00
Dinnertime Burritos 00
Goat Cheese, Pear, and Prosciutto Strata 00

Chapter 9: Side Shows 00
Carrots with Ginger and Black Currants 00
Sweet Corn Succotash 00
Stir-Fried Green Beans 00
Parmesan and Balsamic Roasted Cauliflower 00
Grilled Asparagus with Orange Gremolata 00
Broccoli with Lemon and Pine Nuts 00
Grilled Zucchini with Chile and Mint 00
Pesto Smashed Potatoes 00
Oven-Baked Fries with Parmesan and Rosemary 00
Roasted Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes 00
Ricotta Corn Cakes 00
Butternut Squash and Farro Risotto 00
Polenta with Sage and Bacon 00
Golden Almond Couscous 00
Sour Cream Cornbread 00

Chapter 10: Something Sweet 00
Apple Bars 00
Chocolate-Chunk Ice Cream Sandwiches 00
Coconut and Lime Cream Pie 00
Deb’s Flaky Pie Crust 00
Lemon Bars 00
Nectarine and Blackberry Crisp 00
Strawberry Semifreddo 00
Chocolate Marshmallow Pudding 00
Tangelos with Lemon and Ginger 00
Chocolate Espresso Bars 00
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies 00
Fresh Ginger Cake 00
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