In these harried, frantic, and over-committed days a properly cooked dinner sometimes is just too much effort and takes way too long. The result is a boring, this-will-do meal night or more greasy takeout for what should be the most special meal of the day. Not any longer. Ed Halmagyi shows just how easy it is to create hundreds of yummy dishes in a mere 10 minutes, from assembling the ingredients to plating up the inviting offering. More than 200 knockout recipes celebrate soup, seafood, fish, veggies, pasta, meat, and poultry. There's even a chapter on dreamy desserts—after all, Ed spent 10 years as a pastry chef. And there are no cans of soup or bottled sauces in sight, just fresh, quality, healthy ingredients to cook from scratch in a flash. Recipes include Spinach Soup with Artichoke and Gorgonzola Toasts, Pork Meatballs with Creamy Tomato Sauce and Fried Italian Bread, Spaghettini in Rocket Pesto with Smoked Trout and Walnuts, Blue Cheese Polenta with Extraordinary Mushrooms, and Instant Chocolate Cheesecake with Pistachio-Crusted Strawberry Ice Cream.
All cook books are second hand, and are in excellent used condition.