Synopses & Reviews
An update of the million-selling series from the 1950s, "Make It Now, Bake It Later! The Next Generation answers the needs of today's busy home cooks with more than 200 mouthwatering recipes you can prepare in advance and put away till later. The roster of make-ahead dishes runs the gamut from starters and salads to main courses and desserts, and includes a number of much-loved classics, such as Cocktail Pizzas, Blue Cheese Roll-Ups, Barbecued Butterflied Lamb, Lasagna Lollapalooza, Shrimp and Cheese Casserole, Eggnog Mousse, and Chocolate Iclair Cake. Each recipe indicates exactly when to refrigerate or freeze the dish and how to cook it or otherwise prepare it before serving. This efficient, practical approach to mealtime frees up hours that might otherwise have been spent slaving over the proverbial hot stove!
In 1958, homemaker Barbara Goodfellow self-published the first "Make It Now, Bake It Later! cookbook in an effort to raise money to fight cystic fibrosis. The original book and subsequent sequels went on to sell more than 1.5 million copies. Barbara's son Scott and his wife Ann were inspired to revive the phenomenon with all-new dishes adapted for today's palate when they realized that the family was still receiving requests for favorite recipes even though the books had long been out of print. Considering the emphasis on convenience in this century, the concept couldn't be more modern.
"This updated version of the million-selling 1950s cookbook series (Scott Goodfellow's mother wrote the first one in 1958) shares over 200 recipes that cooks can assemble ahead of time and put in the oven right before serving. The range of time between 'now' and 'later' varies Burgundy Mushrooms can be frozen for up to three months; Garlic Blue Cheese Dressing may be refrigerated up to one week; New Orleans French Toast may be refrigerated up to one day. While the recipes have presumably been modernized to jibe with today's tastes and available ingredients, they do have a 1950s feel. There are a good number of casseroles (e.g., Chicken and Spaghetti; Potluck Ham; Shrimp and Cheese), as well as such dated numbers as Beef Brisket; Yummy Fruit Dressing (which calls for Marshmallow Fluff, mayonnaise, ginger and orange zest); and Eggnog Mousse, a molded holiday dessert. Still, for modern readers who are pressed for time, this cookbook delivers." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
DESCRIPTIONIn 1958, homemaker Barbara Goodfellow self-published her first Make it Now, Bake it Later cookbook in an effort to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. The book and its subsequent sequels went on to sell 1.5 million copies. Barbara died a few years ago, but her family still receives numerous requests for recipes from the original books--even though they've been out of print for 20 years! Those requests are what prompted Barbara's son, Scott, and his wife, Ann, to revive the Make it Now, Bake it Later phenomenon. Make it Now, Bake it Later: The Next Generation will include more than 200 new recipes that have been updated for today's palate, as well as a few of the most-requested recipes from the original books. These are wonderful, "where-did-you-get-that-recipe" dishes you can make ahead of time, put in the refrigerator or freezer, and take out to cook (or otherwise prepare) right before serving. Each recipe will indicate exactly when (and how long) to refrigerate or freeze the dish, making it incredibly easy to make great food and also free up several hours you might have otherwise spent in the kitchen. With today's emphasis on convenient food preparation, this completely updated cookbook pursues a tradition of delightfully satisfying entertaining, and is sure to be a must-have for every busy person's cookbook shelf.
In 1958, homemaker Barbara Goodfellow self-published her first "Make it Now, Bake it Later" cookbook in an effort to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. With today's emphasis on convenient food preparation, this completely updated edition pursues a tradition of delightfully satisfying entertaining, with 200 easy and delicious recipes.