Synopses & Reviews
Today, many people find they don t know kitchen basics, much less know how to cook a meal. Betty Crocker comes to the rescue in Cooking Basics, covering all the information anyone needs to cook, whether they are just leaving home, or discovering a need to cook at any age. Using the 100 appealing recipes here, anyone can learn to cook a complete meal. Nothing is intimidating, and every technique, term and ingredient is clearly explained. Each recipe has its own two-page spread, complete with a photo of the finished food and how-to photos of techniques used in the recipe. It s never been simpler to create a great dish!
Betty Crocker interviewed inexperienced cooks, to get just the the right recipes for this book, the ones novice cooks really want: hamburgers three way broiled, grilled or fried; Quick Lasagna; Teriyaki Chicken Stir-fry; Quick Chicken Soup; Shrimp Scampi; Quesadillas; Mashed Potatoes; Strawberry Shortcakes, and other tempting treats. Anyone can cook a dinner -- even entertain -- with these sure-fire recipes.
Did you think only gourmets tackled Thanksgiving dinner? Not with Betty Crocker. Included is a complete Thanksgiving feast, with a timetable so everything comes out just right. Whether you want to host the show, or bring a dish to help out your host, this Thanksgiving meal is perfect for everyone.
Also covered is how to set up a kitchen, how to read a recipe, a glossary of ingredients and a complete explanation of food preparation terms. Learn about fresh herbs--what they look like and how to use them -- plus complete easy-to-read listings of pasta shapes and salad greens. Sections on grilling, entertaining, table setting, and refrigerator and freezer storage guides complete the book, and make new cooks feel confident on all fronts. No longer does anyone have to be afraid of the kitchen. With Betty Crocker know-how and experience, you can cook up a great dinner!
The One Cookbook
You Need to Start Cooking with Confidence!
Do you want to fix your favorite foods, but aren't quite sure how? This new edition of Betty Crocker Cooking Basics is just what you need. Inside, you'll find easy recipes for all your favorites, including crowd-pleasers like Guacamole, Meat Loaf, Pad Thai and Strawberry Shortcake. For each recipe, illustrated techniques and goof-proof instructions guide you step by step to delicious resultseven if you're a total kitchen beginner. You also get lots of helpful kitchen tips, tricks and information that take the mystery out of meal preparation. Here is everything you need to start cooking with confidence.
112 simple, tasty recipes for the foods everyone loves
How-to photographs for each recipe illustrating key steps
Complete game plans for entertaining, including Thanksgiving Dinner
An illustrated guide to all the equipment you need to set up a kitchen
Photographs that demonstrate basic cooking techniques
Cooking times and nutrition information for every recipe
The lowdown on ingredients, cooking terms, food storage and more
Betty Crocker Helps You Cook with Confidence!
Your Guide to Easy and Delicious Everyday Cooking!
Do you yearn to cook something simple yet tasty for dinner, but aren't quiet sure how? Then Betty Crocker has the book for you!
We created COOKING BASICS because we heard from so many of you that you'd like extra help and guidance in the kitchen—whether you're a new cook or have some experience but would like to cook with greater confidence.
We began by asking new cooks what they'd like to know about cooking basics. You told us to include:
- The 100 recipes you must want to cook
- How-to photographs that show preparation techniques for each recipe
- Cook time with every recipe
- A complete Thanksgiving Dinner—you can do the whole thing yourself, or take a home-cooked dish to a friend's house or family gathering
- A do-ahead dinner that's perfect for stress-free casual entertaining
- All the equipment you need to set up a kitchen, including helpful photographs
- Photographs showing most basic cooking techniques
- Nutrition with every recipe
- Cooking ingredients and menu terns
- The scoop on herbs, spices, food storage—everything you need to feel at home in the kitchen
Let Betty Crocker make you a confident cook with this picture perfect book! You'll turn to make it again and again for everyday cooking that easy—and delicious
Betty Crocker Cooking Basics, Second Editionis the only cookbook you need to help you begin cooking with confidence, even if you barely know how to boil water. Fully updated to include 112 simple and tasty favorites like guacamole, meatloaf, and strawberry shortcake, the second edition of this comprehensive cooking guide even includes how-to photos for every recipe, advice on kitchen equipment, a reference to cooking terms, food storage tips, and cooking times and nutrition information. With game plans for special events like Thanksgiving Dinner, you will never go hungry!
Table of Contents
1. The Basics of Geting Started.
2. Beef and Pork Main Dishes.
3. Poultry and Seafood Main Dishes.
4. Pasta and Meatless Main Dishes.
5. On the Side.
6. Snacks and Desserts.
7. Beyond the Basics.
Glossary of Ingredients.
Glossary of Cooking Terms and Techniques.
Understanding Restaurant Menus.
Helpful Nutrition Information.
Metric Conversion Chart.
Check It Out For Confident Cooking.
Do-Ahead Vegetable Lasagna Dinner.
Common Preparations Techniques.
Twelve Terrific Herbs and Top Five Spices.
About Salad Greens.
Yields and Equivalents.