This long-awaited cookbook, an essential reference for anyone who wants to get the most out of time spent in the kitchen, is about the way Americans eat today: what excites us when we sit down at the table, what we need when we're in a rush, and what we want when it's time to
celebrate. From Roast Side of Salmon to Creamy Chocolate Tart, every dish is straightforward and contemporary, with a minimum of ingredients and maximum flavor--home cooking at its best.
Sheryl and Julie know exactly what busy cooks need: little nibbles like Spicy Pecans, which can be served at the drop of a hat; easy meals for frenetic weeknights, like Chicken Roasted on a Bed of Apples; simple side dishes like Potato Crisps with Fresh Herbs; and baked goods everyone can master, such as Warm Gingerbread Cake with Blueberries. The authors also share a multitude of tips to get the job done, from how to pit olives to how to choose the best (and least expensive) vegetable slicer.