Cooking Out of the Box: The Easy Way to Turn Prepared Convenience Foods Into Delicious Family Meals

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Prima, 2002 - Cooking - 193 pages
Today, sharing the dinner hour is more important than ever for families who prefer the comfort of home cooking to eating out. But those doing the cooking would rather spend time with family than slave over a hot stove for hours.

Award-winning cookbook author Bev Bennett shows readers how to use convenience foods from the grocer's shelves as a base for delicious and easy-to-fix meals. By adding three or four ingredients to a box of Rice-a-Roni, scalloped potatoes, or cornbread mix, families will feel like they are eating sumptuous home-cooked meals that used to take hours to prepare.

Sample recipes that start with a box include:
-- Southwestern Brunch Casserole
-- Pasta with Clams and Wild Mushrooms
-- Country Ham and Noodle Dinner
-- Minted Pea Soup
-- Tunisian Tuna and Bean Salad with Couscous
-- And many more!

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Contents

Stocking the Out of the Box Kitchen
4
Appetizers and Snacks
11
Soups for Starters or the Whole Meal
29
Simple and Savory Entrées
51
Casseroles Skillet Dinners and Stews
63
Salads and Sides
119
Desserts
137
From Your Bakery
163
1o Menus and Recipes for Entertaining
175
Index
185
Copyright

About the author (2002)

Bev Bennett is the author of five cookbooks, including the bestselling The Joy of Hors d'Oeuvre & Cocktails. A former food editor for the Chicago Sun-Times, she lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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