Synopses & Reviews
In this irresistible collection Rachael continues to work her 30-minute magic with nearly 100 awesomely delicious brand-new recipes. From pasta to pizzas, soups to sammies, and chicken, fish, and meat, youll find a 30-minute-meal to suit every appetite.
But what if you dont have even 30 minutes? No worries, Rachael has you covered with her quickest-ever 15-minute meals. Why order pizza when you can have Provencal Tuna Melts, Italian Surf ‘n Turf Salad- even a fabulous paella- on the table in just 15 minutes? Youll never reach for the take-out menus again when super speedy Pea and Parsley Soup with Canadian Bacon and Skillet Tamale Pie are the delicious alternatives.
And what about those days when you want to slow things down a bit? Rachaels got the perfect recipes for those times, too. Her 60-minute meals like Paprika Chicken Stew with Potato Pierogies, Chicken, Corn and Tomatillo Lasagna, and Swordfish Rolls with Spaghetti Squash dont require any more effort from the cook, but they tale advantage of a little extra time in the oven or simmering on the stove to develop those great, deep flavors we all crave on lazy days. Among these dishes are some of Rachaels “Double Duty Dinners,” recipes that you cook once, serve twice, but look and taste so different that no one will be the wiser (such as Chicken in Creamy Mushroom Sauce with Chive Egg Noodles in which the base magically morphs into Tarragon-Tomato Chicken and Bread Soup another night).
Youll also fine fun Rachael Ray signature meals like:
BLD (meals you can eat for breakfast, lunch, or dinner)
MYOTO (Make Your Own Take-Out Meals) that feature ethnic flavors but no mystery or fats
Date Night Dinners and Fancy Fake-Outs that are every bit as elegant as the fare from your favorite little bistro
The Kids Will Eat It meals (besides chicken nuggets) that will bring even the pickiest eaters to the table
This is Rachaels most versatile book yet, the one that will help you get the very most out of every minute you spend in the kitchen- whether youre rushing to the beat of the clock or taking advantage of a little extra time to stop and smell the veggies roasting. Either way youll be dishing up some of Rachaels most appealing recipes ever- and all on your own schedule.
"Cookbook dynamo and television personality Ray (30 Minute Get Real Meals, 365: No Repeats, etc.) is back with another collection of dishes, this time offering plenty of her trademark 30 minute meals, give or take a few 15- and 60-minute dishes, virtually all of which are within the capabilities of most cooks, provided they have a well-stocked pantry. Doubling her typical prep time, Ray's able to whip up work-intensive fare such as Crab Stuffed Shells, as well as straightforward dishes requiring longer cooking times such as Sausage, Mushroom and Polenta Lasagna, and Roasted Poblano and Sliced Steak Chili. Most of Ray's recipes are solid, family-pleasing fare, though her Grilled Eggplant Roll-Ups, in which the vegetable is stuffed with a slice of ham and a ricotta cheese mixture, may prove frustrating and messy. Still, the hits outweigh the misses, and if readers enjoy (or can at least tolerate) Ray's tendency to make up and overuse cutesy food terms ('EVOO,' 'sammies,' 'stoups,' etc.), they will find this to another solid, reliable source for everyday meals." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Ray shares extra-easy recipes that take 15 minutes, offers a heaping helping of 30-minute meals, and provides a tempting selection of double-duty dinners--recipes that are prepared once, served twice, and taste so different no one will be the wiser. 30 full-color photos.
About the Author
RACHAEL RAY is the host of the Emmy-award winning syndicated show Rachael Ray as well as the popular Food Network programs 30-Minute Meals and Tasty Travels. Editor-in-chief of the acclaimed magazine Every Day with Rachael Ray, Rachael is also the author of 13 cookbooks, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers 30-Minute Get Real Meals, 365: No Repeats, Express Lane Meals, and 2-4-6-8: Great Meals for Couples or Crowds. She also has a successful line of cookware and knives. In the spring of 2007, she launched The Yum-o! Organization, a charity aimed at improving the way America eats. Rachael lives in New York City with her husband, John, and dog, Isaboo.