Two Home Cooks Share Their Tried-and-true Weeknight Recipes and the Secrets to Happiness in the Kitchen

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Presents a collection of recipes, drawing on the expertise of chefs and the authors' own experiences to provide adaptations of classic dishes, old favorites, and one-pot convenience meals that can be prepared on busy weeknights.

McMillan Palgrave
Whether they're parents, married without kids, or single, most people want to do better at mealtime—they want to put good, nutritious food on the table, they're looking for a more diverse repertoire of dishes to prepare, and they'd like to enjoy the process more. The problem is they don't believe they have the time or ability to do it night after night. But it can be done, and Keepers will show them how.

Drawing from two decades of trial-and-error in their own kitchens, as well as working alongside savvy chefs and talented home cooks, Campion and Brennan offer 120 appealing, satisfying recipes ideal for weeknight meals. There's an array of master recipes for classic dishes with options for substitutions, updated old favorites, one-pot meals, "international" dishes, super-fast ones, and others that reheat well or can be cooked in individual portions. Along with timeless recipes, Keepers is filled with invaluable tips on meal planning and preparation, all presented in an entertaining, encouraging, and empathetic style.

gives cooks all of the tools they need to become more efficient, confident, and creative in the kitchen. It will help them survive the Monday-to-Friday dinner rush with their sanity and kitchens intact, and also have some fun along the way.

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A collection of 120 accessible, affordable recipes for families, written by two award-winning food journalists, draws on the expertise of professional chefs and the authors' own home-kitchen experiences to provide adaptations of classic dishes, old favorites and one-pot convenience meals that can be readily prepared on busy weeknights. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York, NY :, Rodale :, Distributed to the trade by Macmillan,, [2013]
ISBN: 9781609613549
Characteristics: xiv, 240 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Campion, Caroline


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Sarah_CT Aug 25, 2016

Keepers was a breath of fresh air. Written by former magazine editors, Keepers was beautiful and practical. Not all of the recipes were super creative but they were easy and tasty. This book is great for the new cook and includes tons of tips for time saving and organizing weekly meal plans. This books is great for beginning cooks and families!

wangmary Jul 15, 2014

I've made several recipes from this book already and they are absolutely delicious. Highly recommend the: broccoli and cheddar quiche, green beans and shrimp green curry, Italian bread salad, and Japanese meat and potatoes. I'm getting hungry just thinking about them!

May 07, 2014

We picked up several go-to weeknight meals from this cookbook. Not specifically for vegetarians but many recipes stand up to substitutions.

Feb 04, 2014

This is a great cookbook. I like to have leftovers that I can take for lunch the next day and this is perfect for that. So many great recipes, particularly the Skillet Lasagna.

Jan 09, 2014

I bought my own copy of this book because it contains so many recipes I could see myself cooking over and over again. I can't wait to try some of these!


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