Cookbooks for Busy People

SLCL offers cookbooks for special diets, holiday cooking, ethnic recipes, and entertaining. There are cookbooks for make-ahead meals, food for freezing, portable foods, and cooking for two. But one of the most consistently popular categories is cookbooks for people in a hurry. So, if you want home-cooked meals and are pressed for time, take a look at a few of these titles.

"Family Cookbook" by Caroline Bretherton addresses many challenges of cooking for a family. With more than 700 recipes, this collection offers advice on allergies, picky eaters, healthy meals, and leftovers. It has an attractive design and is fully illustrated.

In his new book "What's For Dinner? Delicious Recipes for a Busy Life," Curtis Stone organizes his recipes by the days of the week. Motivating Mondays are all about healthy meals; Thrifty Thursdays feature good food on a budget; and Five-Ingredient Fridays recommend quick meals to start off the weekend.

"Mom's Best Made Easy" from Taste of Home collects 387 variations on classic recipes. Each recipe has been adapted to feature common ingredients and simple preparation. Combining nostalgia and practicality, this book offers recipes for every meal of the day.

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