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Delicious dinner ideas for every night of the week that taste like they're made from scratch
If you have a family or a full-time job, you know what a chore it can be to come up with new ideas for family dinners five nights a week. In Semi-Homemade Weeknight Wonders, Food Network star and New York Times bestselling author Sandra Lee helps solve the question of what to cook from Monday through Friday with a wealth of ideas that save time using her patented Semi-Homemade combination of fresh and ready-made ingredients.
In each chapter, Semi-Homemade Weeknight Wonders provides entrees and side dishes that can be combined for a complete meal in minutes. Plus, the book includes recipes for appetizers, daytime snacks, and delicious desserts that will satisfy any sweet tooth.
- A comfort food section offers quick and easy recipes for hearty classics
- Celebrates America's melting pot with new Italian, Asian, Mexican, and other international recipes
- Sassy Southern-style cuisine and Midwest classics
- Fresh seafood recipes that anyone can make from coast to coast
- TV tray snacks and finger foods
Family dinners should be fun and relaxing, not stressful. Sandra Lee has revolutionized how people think of "homemade." Semi-Homemade Weeknight Wonders continues to make mealtimes quick and easy-and will have the family asking for more.
In the newest book in the Semi-Homemade cooking series, Sandra Lee sets her sights on solving the dilemma of countless homemakers, what to cook for dinner from Monday to Friday. Who better to come to the rescue than Sandra, with her signature 70/30 philosophy, which combines 70% ready-made products with 30% fresh and creative touches? Each chapter provides entree and side dish recipes that can be combined with a pre-packaged salad plus a favorite dressing for a complete weeknight meal. Additionally, Sandra offers appetizer and snack recipes, as well as something to satisfy any sweet tooth in the desserts chapter. The comfort foods chapter evokes simpler times of sit-down meals and the family dinner. Sandra also celebrates regional pleasures that are the hallmarks of American Cooking. She shows how to jazz up family's taste buds with delicious Cajun and Southern favorites. The Mid-West Classics chapter salutes the homecooking of America's heartland. She celebrates the American melting pot as well, introducing new favorites in chapters like Little Italy and Asian America.
Employing her signature 70/30 philosophy, which combines 70 percent ready-made products with 30 percent fresh and creative touches, Lee provides entree and side-dish recipes that are quick and easy to prepare for each night of the week.
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Delicious dinners that will save you time and money while delivering hearty, home-cooked meals in a hurry
With Sandra's wonderful Weeknight Wonders, you can createfresh family dinners every night of the week. Sandra solves all your dinnerdilemmas with time-saving recipes usingher Semi-Homemade combinationof fresh ingredients with everyday pantry favorites. It's all here: heartyall-American classics, Italian and Mexican favorites, Southern-style comfort foods, family-sized snacks, and made-in-a-flash finger foods.
Dinner time can be fun and easy with Weeknight Wonders. Meals are now amazingly quicker with recipes that will keep the whole family asking for more.
About the Author
Sandra Lee is host of two popular shows on Food Network, Sandra's Money Saving Meals and the Emmy-nominated Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee. A New York Times bestselling author and editor in chief of the Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade magazine, she is the foremost expert on how to make all areas of home life more beautiful and enjoyable for a fraction of the cost and time. For more information and great recipes, please visit the official Sandra Lee website at www.SandraLee.com.
Table of Contents
Letter from Sandra.
Quick Nibbles and Sippers.
Chapter 1: Dinner Delights.
Chapter 2: Asian American.
Chapter 3: Coast to Coast.
Chapter 4: Desserts.
Chapter 5: Sassy Southern Style.
Chapter 6: American Classics.
Chapter 7: Family Snacks and Finger Foods.
Chapter 8: Taste of Italy.
Chapter 9: Amazing Mexican.
Chapter 10: Comfort Food Favorites.