The Complete Idiot's Guide to Cooking—for Guys: Easy, Man-Size Recipes for the Campsite, the Firehouse, or the Big Game

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Penguin, Oct 5, 2004 - Cooking - 352 pages
Whether it's nachos or crock-pot kielbasa, a party, something quick for the kid's lunch, a romantic date night, or dinner-for-one, this guy-friendly cookbook features over 230 real-food recipes for everything from vegetables, pasta, and desserts, to leftovers, appetizers, and grilling. Instead of relying on shortcuts, canned food, or unhealthy processed ingredients, it pares down complex cooking instructions; explains basic cooking terms; figures in prep time and cook time; and allots larger portion sizes. Notes high salt or high cholesterol recipes ;Includes more than 230 recipes; Provides special tips, advice, and recipe construction for beginners, plus bigger portion sizes for hungry men.
 

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Contents

Starting Line Basics
1
Ingredients Tools and Ground Rules
3
The Appeal of the Meal Seasoning Secret Sauces and Secret Weapons
15
NeedtoKnow Recipe Basics
27
The Great Pasta Sauce Competition
39
Method and Madness
51
A License to Grill
53
Stove Top 101
67
Leftover Living
139
Food Your Kids Will Eat
149
Food the Ladies Will Love and Hate
159
MexicanInspired Dishes
173
Biq Games and Big Themes
185
The Big Game
187
Firefighter Food
197
Lets Take It Outside Campground and Picnic Food
211

You Can Stand the Heat Microwave Oven and Broiler 101
77
Thick as Pea Soup Soups Stews Chowders and Slow Cooker Recipes
89
Eat Your Vegetables
101
Desserts Even a Guy Can Make
113
Survival Rations
125
Weeknight Food JumpStart the Meal
127
Food for Love Date Night
225
How Do You Like Your Eggs?
241
Holidays and Dinner Parties
255
Food and Wine
269
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Tod Dimmick's work has appeared in Cape CodLife, Cape & Islands Home, Townonline.com, and the MetroWest Daily News. His weekly 'Gourmet Cooking on a Budget' e-newsletter for wz.com is read by over 75,000 subscribers. He is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to 20-Minute Meals.

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