Synopses & Reviews
Dietary denial is not part of the American dream! And now, thanks to internationally renowned food writer Jeanne Jones, Americans can have their cake and eat it too-- Devil's Food Cake with Fudge Frosting, that is. It's just one of more than 200 beloved comfort foods-- from Deviled Eggs and Barbecued Beef Sandwiches to Creamy Potato Salad, Stuffed Pork Chops, and Cinnamon Sour Cream Coffee Cake-- all "made over" to be significantly lower in calories, fat, and sodium without sacrificing any of the taste!
Each recipe is carefully explained with numbered steps, so there's never the possiblity of losing your place mid-dish, and each one includes an at-a-glance calorie and fat savings chart as well as a complete listing of the specific nutrients-- plus lots of serving ideas, recipe variations, storage tips, and cooking hints. Sprinkled throughout you'll also find charming American recipe lore, fascinating behind-the-scenes stories of how the most popular recipes were created. And in addition to her expertly-planned party menus, there's an extensive chapter of 33 amazing dessert recipes that includes Apple Crisp, Boston Cream Pie, and Strawberry Shortcake.
"How can old-fashioned cooking be good for you? Leave it to Jeanne Jones to show the way. Here, the 'Cook It Light' columnist takes on everything from macaroni and cheese to oysters Rockefeller and manages to lighten them tastefully. My favorite feature is the Homestyle Makeover notes that give the calories and fat of the original recipes and the new version. There is something very gratifying about saving all those fat grams and then getting to eat a real dinner!"--Susan Westmoreland, Director, Food Department, Good Housekeeping
"Jeanne Jones is the Houdini of recipes-- she makes the fat and calories disappear! She used her magic to transform my readers' popular red velvet cake into a lighter and healthier version, and we love her for it!"--Heloise, "Hints from Heloise"
About the Author
' nationally syndicated recipe makeover column, "Cook It Light," reaches 30 million readers a week. She is a menu consultant to Canyon Ranch Spas and the Holland-America Cruise Line, as well as a contributing editor to Cooking