The Everything Almost Homemade Cookbook

The Everything Almost Homemade Cookbook

by Linda Larsen

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Everyone loves home-cooked meals—but who has the time to make them from scratch? With this cookbook, you can whip up delicious dinners and desserts in record time. Based on shortcut ingredients, such as prepared mixes, sauces, and soups, these 300 mouthwatering recipes cut prep time to the bone.

You will enjoy such almost-homemade dishes like:
  • Caprese Pizza
  • Shrimp Louis Salad
  • Caramelized Onion Fish Sandwiches
  • Caramel Banana Parfaits
  • Instant Tiramisu

This jam-packed cookbook also includes quick and easy shortcut mixes and sauces you can prepare yourself—to save even more! Dinner at home doesn’t have to mean hours in the kitchen!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440500091
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 12/18/2009
Series: Everything®
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Linda Larsen (Northfield, MN) is the acclaimed author of The Everything Quick and Easy 30-Minute, 5-Ingredient Cookbook, The Everything Meals for a Month Cookbook, The Everything Tex-Mex Cookbook, and The Everything Low-Fat, High-Flavor Cookbook, 2nd Edition. Her aim in the kitchen is to make quick, healthy meals using shortcut ingredients. Ms. Larsen holds a degree with High Distinction in food science and nutrition from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in biology from St. Olaf College. In addition to her many cookbooks, Ms. Larsen has written articles for Woman’s Day and Good Housekeeping, was a member of the Bake-Off Staff at Pillsbury, and is the Guide for Busy Cooks.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 What Is Almost Homemade? 1

2 Make Your Own Convenience Foods 17

3 Start with Condiments 33

4 Start with Pasta Sauce 47

5 Start with Canned Soup 57

6 Start with Frozen and Dried Pasta 71

7 Start with Breads and Bread Mixes 85

8 Start with Frozen and Refrigerated Dough 97

9 Start with Canned Beans 111

10 Start with Precooked Chicken 125

11 Start with Seasoned Beef Products 139

12 Start with Frozen Precooked Meatballs 153

13 Start with Marinated Pork Products 167

14 Start with Canned Meat 181

15 Start with Breaded and Frozen Fish 195

16 Start with Prepared Produce and Greens 209

17 Start with Prepared Potatoes 221

18 Start with Refrigerated Sweet Dough 231

19 Start with Sweet Baking Mixes 245

20 Start with Ice Cream 265

Index 286

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