What’s better than serving your family food they rave about? Keeping it simple, of course! Sure, there are times when you want to spend all day noodling around in the kitchen, but most days we want more oomph with less effort. In The Simply Happy Cookbook, Steve Doocy and his wife, Kathy, provide more than a hundred recipes for their favorite dishes that are just as comforting to make as they are to eat—using fewer ingredients, simpler preparations, and less time in the kitchen.
Just as in their previous two cookbooks, they share family photos and stories along with their recipes, so the time and energy saved in the kitchen can be put toward what’s important—reading charming and funny stories about their family and (sometimes famous) friends.
The Doocys offer recipes for every occasion, including appetizers, breakfast, sandwiches, sides, casseroles, slow cooker meals, pasta, pizza, and desserts, so you’re covered no matter what you’re looking to make. Some of their low-effort, all-American comfort dishes include:
- Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls
- Lasagna Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- Buffalo Chicken Pot Pie
- Single Skilled Shrimp and Cheesy Grits
- Bacon and Burst Tomato Tortellini
- Pretzel Crust Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
Perfect for low-stress solo dinner prep, or for luring the cooking-averse into the kitchen to create happy memories around more than just the dinner table, The Simply Happy Cookbook is sure to please.
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About the Author
Kathy Doocy co-authored The Mr. and Mrs. Happy Handbook and was previously the host of ESPN's Sidelines and worked at NBC. She started her career as a Ford model and actress starring in many commercialsshe threw the rental car keys to OJ and lip-synched "You Deserve a Break Today" for McDonald's. When Kathy and Steve got married and the kids came along, she became a stay-at-home mom and the family CEO.
The Doocys have three grown children and more than twenty-five recipes for pot roast. They live in New Jersey.