Kitchen Coach

Kitchen Coach : Weeknight Cooking

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Kitchen Coach Jennifer Bushman can help you get good food on the table Monday to Friday and enjoy making it! She'll help you set up an efficient kitchen and identify the weeknight cooking challenges you may face - working late, keeping to a budget, pleasing picky eaters, juggling family schedules - then guide you to great recipes to suit your need or mood of the day. You and your family will be glad you cooked! This title presents a 'what to cook' chart to solve your 'What's for dinner?' questions; meal-planning cues - from easy preparation to something special; 150 simple, healthy recipes for all kinds of weeknight situations; sensational salads, hearty pastas, fresh fish entrees, and tempting chicken recipes; themed dishes for 'comfort food' or sophisticated 'spa cooking' nights, and more.It also features fun foods for kids - including wraps, tacos, pizza, and foods-on-a-stick. 'Jennifer is a working woman's dream...There is something for everyone's palate in this book. If you love to cook, or just love to eat, this is all you need!' - Elizabeth Vargas, anchor, "ABC News". 'Jennifer Bushman's creative dishes can stir even the most jaded, overworked cook.
This is an invaluable book to help survive our rushed, stressed modern lives' - Shirley O. Corriher, author of "CookWise".'Finally a book that matches ...[Jennifer's] vibrant, lively, and creative personality...Every kitchen needs Jennifer as their 'kitchen coach'!' - Joanne Weir, host of the PBS series "Weir Cooking in the City" and author of "Weir Cooking in the City". 'Jennifer Bushman's ...enthusiasm reaches right out from the page and there is no reason not to cook once you have Jennifer's book in hand' - John Ash chef, teacher, and author of "John Ash Cooking One on One". 'Jennifer Bushman, champion cooking teacher, personifies a true Kitchen Coach: always guiding, encouraging, and inspiring' - Flo Braker, author of "The Simple Art of Perfect Baking and Sweet Miniatures".
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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 213.4 x 266.7 x 17.8mm | 748.44g
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Hoboken, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0764543148
  • 9780764543142

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Wouldn't it be great to view weeknight cooking as a pleasure rather than a chore? Or to break away from takeout and convenience foods and enjoy making home-cooked meals that fit into your schedule and your life? Now you can! Jennifer Bushman--the Kitchen Coach--can show you how.Bushman knows that with all your family has going on, it can be a challenge to cook regularly on weeknights. In Kitchen Coach: Weeknight Cooking, she provides you with the core essentials of efficient techniques, creative recipes, and lots of tips to make you a confident cook, but also goes beyond that to give you the inspiration you need to make it happen. Bushman encourages you to lose yourself a little more in the sensory experience of cooking--the fragrance of a deliciously garlicky sauce, the sounds of sizzling stir-fry--to make it more personally satisfying. And she gives you tools to help you prepare dishes that work with the real situations you face in your life--whether you are tired, busy, stressed, or have picky eaters in your family. Check the "cheat sheet" up front for some great suggestions for a variety of weeknight challenges.The 150 family-tested recipes are also grouped together by theme or situation to make it easier to prepare dishes that fit into your life. Have you got chicken in the freezer? Then look to "It's Chicken, Tonight!" for ideas. Do you feel like making something a little exotic? Try the "Flavors of the Mediterranean" or "Asian Express" chapters. There's something satisfying to make on every page, from Fettuccine with Mushroom Cream Sauce to Lemon Roasted Chicken to Moroccan-Spiced Grilled Strip Steaks with Couscous. And they can all be made on a weeknight! Being a mom, Bushman also offers recipes and ideas for when your children want to cook, or you need to prepare lunches or snacks for the kids on a school night. Follow her lead and help them make Oven Fries with Cheese or serve the class Mom's Peanut Butter Cookies; they will eat every bite and love you all the more for making the effort.Each recipe features tips on ingredients and techniques to help cooking go more smoothly. Every recipe is also tagged with meal-planning cues--Easy Preparation, Make-Ahead, Take Along, Something Special--to help you choose a recipe.So don't let daily hassles keep you from enjoying fresh, real food. Cook something, with the help of the Kitchen Coach.
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"Practical tips trump celebrity gloss in this handy first offering from Bushman." (Publishers Weekly, June 7, 2004)
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Kitchen Coach Jennifer Bushman can help you get good food on the table Monday to Friday and enjoy making it! She'll help you set up an efficient kitchen and identify the weeknight cooking challenges you may face--working late, keeping to a budget, pleasing picky eaters, juggling family schedules--then guide you to great recipes to suit your need or mood of the day. You and your family will be glad you cooked!"What to Cook" chart to solve your "What's for dinner?" questionsMeal-planning cues--from Easy Preparation to Something Special150 simple, healthy recipes for all kinds of weeknight situationsSensational salads, hearty pastas, fresh fish entrees, and tempting chicken recipesThemed dishes for "comfort food" or sophisticated "spa cooking" nights, and moreFun foods for kids--including wraps, tacos, pizza, and foods-on-a-stick"Jennifer is a working woman's dream. . . . There is something for everyone's palate in this book. If you love to cook, or just love to eat, this is all you need!"
--Elizabeth Vargas, anchor, ABC News"Jennifer Bushman's creative dishes can stir even the most jaded, overworked cook. This is an invaluable book to help survive our rushed, stressed modern lives."
--Shirley O. Corriher, author of CookWise"Finally a book that matches . . . [Jennifer's] vibrant, lively, and creative personality. . . . Every kitchen needs Jennifer as their 'kitchen coach'!"
--Joanne Weir, host of the PBS series Weir Cooking in the City and author of Weir Cooking in the City"Jennifer Bushman's . . . enthusiasm reaches right out from the page and there is no reason not to cook once you have Jennifer's book in hand."
--John Ash chef, teacher, and author of John Ash Cooking One on One "Jennifer Bushman, champion cooking teacher, personifies a true Kitchen Coach: always guiding, encouraging, and inspiring."
--Flo Braker, author of The Simple Art of Perfect Baking and Sweet Miniatures
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About Jennifer Bushman

JENNIFER BUSHMAN and her husband own and run the Nothing To It! Culinary School and Center in Reno, Nevada. Jennifer Bushman is the producer and star of the Kitchen Coach TV news food segments. She is also a culinary ambassador to Fine Cooking magazine and the spokesperson for the American Heart Association. SALLIE WILLIAMS is a food writer and cooking instructor and the author of six cookbooks, including Vegetables on the Side and The Complete Book of Sauces.
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Table of contents

Acknowledgments.Introduction.Why Cook?Is Your Kitchen Ready?Sensational Salads.The Sandwich Board.Wrap It!Tacos and Enchiladas for Everyone.Midweek Pizza Party.On a Stick-Skewered Foods.Wok Works.Mix-and-Match Pastas and Sauces.Hearty Pasta and Noodle Dishes.It's Chicken, Tonight!Catch of the Day.Meat Dishes for Every Day.Asian Express-Takeout at Home.Flavors of the Mediterranean.Comfort Food.No-Meat Nights.Spa Cooking.Breakfast for Dinner.Vegetables and Sides.Sweet Endings.No-Trade Lunches.Kids in the Kitchen.Classroom Snacks.Index.Metric Conversion Guide.
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