For added ease, Hoffman reveals her ingenious cooking shortcuts, and organizes the chapters around cooking time. She also includes menu suggestions and recipes for appetizers, soups, beverages, and desserts to accompany the main course. A small chart specifying the amount of calories, protein, carbohydrates, fat, cholesterol, and sodium per serving accompanies each recipe.
The Crockery Cook even provides tips on browning, sauces and gravies, food presentation, and entertaining. It’s a terrific boon for working singles, two-career couples, or retirees who are always on the go.