The Complete Make Ahead Cookbook

Author: America's Test Kitchen
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 9781940352886
Release Date: 2017
Genre: COOKING

There's lots of dishes you'd like to make ahead, only the recipe doesn't tell you how to store it after baking-- or how to bake it after storing-- and not end up with a cold center or a soggy crust. The experts at America's Test Kitchen eliminate the guesswork with these company-worthy appetizers, roasts, and desserts.

The Complete Slow Cooker

Author: America's Test Kitchen (Firm)
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 9781940352787
Release Date: 2017
Genre: COOKING

The staff at America's Test Kitchen have reimagined slow cooker meals. The result goes beyond pot roast and chile with foolproof recipes for everything from appetizers to desserts. Let the experts show you the way to slow cooker success!

Menu Cookbook

Author: America's Test Kitchen
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 9781936493142
Release Date: 2011-10-01
Genre: Cooking

Takes all the guesswork out of putting together flavorful and practical menus When you're entertaining, there's no room for failure--you want your food to deliver on taste and presentation--yet you want the recipes to be approachable enough so that you can enjoy the party, too. Menu planning is hard even for very experienced cooks, but with The America's Test Kitchen Menu Cookbook, we have taken the guesswork out of entertaining. The recipes are built and tested so that they complement each other, and all the logistics have been sorted out. You don't need to worry about oven space or temperature issues--we've done all that for you. And to keep the process stress-free, make-ahead instructions are built into individual recipes as well as each menu's game plan. Want to host a fall dinner party but don't want to get up at the crack of dawn? Try our Rustic Fall Pork Dinner. Simple ham and cheese palmiers made with puff pastry are a sure-to-impress starter, while the main course is an easy but elegant entree and side combo you can make on a sheet pan: roast pork loin with sweet potatoes and cilantro sauce. Tired of stressing out over Thanksgiving? Follow our timelines from start to finish and you'll be sipping a glass of wine along with your guests while the bird roasts. Want to bring the party outdoors? Try our Beat-the-Heat Grilled Shrimp Dinner or Dinner from the Garden. And themed menus like our Tapas Party, Pizza Night, Mexican Fiesta, and more are both fun and manageable. Stumped by appetizers but tired of serving crackers and cheese? You'll find plenty of options here, like our Simple Caramelized Onion Tart with Fig Jam, Blue Cheese, and Prosciutto (store bought pizza dough makes this a snap). Or try our contemporary take on smoked salmon canapes that features an easy creme fraiche dip, potato chips, and sliced smoked salmon. Organized around the seasons with menus that serve eight, plus a special holiday and for-a-crowd chapter, this volume is packed with tips that will help you shop and budget your time, this book is a must-have for anyone who likes to entertain.

Not Your Mother s Make Ahead and Freeze Cookbook

Author: Jessica Fisher
Publisher: Harvard Common Press
ISBN: 9781558328105
Release Date: 2012-11-06
Genre: Cooking

Our mothers—and grandmothers—put up food in the freezer to economize on time and money. In a recessionary environment and in a world of dual-job families, there’s even more reason to do so today. But we don’t have the same tastes as our moms. We eat a wider range of foods, drawing on a variety of ethnic and global cuisines, we include more produce and grains in our diets, and we use fewer processed and fatty foods. Jessica Fisher’s Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook is the perfect guide for economical home cooks with any or all of these new tastes in foods that take well to freezing. Competing books on freezing sell strongly and steadily. Typically, they are based on a very specific plan—cooking for a family of four for a month ahead in an afternoon of work in the kitchen, for example. They offer orderly plans with decent, if largely unimaginative, food. Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook offers two advantages over these books. First, Fisher lays out lots of easy-to-follow guidelines for diverse families with varying needs and desires, taking into account how long you want to spend in the kitchen—there are 2-hour, 4-hour, and daylong plans—as well as how far out ahead you want to cook for, the size of your household, the size of your freezer, your budget, and even your taste for one-dish meals versus multi-course meals. The emphasis is on facilitating flexibility without sacrificing clarity and ease-of-use. Second, Fisher’s 200 recipes deliver flavorful and healthy food in abundance. She takes readers beyond mom’s beef-pork-chicken triumvirate, with lots of ideas for lamb, fish, shellfish, and vegetarian main courses. There are homey and family-friendly dishes, like Cheddar Cheese Soup with Zucchini, Broccoli, and Carrots, or Crumb-Topped Cod Fillets, fancy dishes for company, like Seasoned Steak with Gorgonzola Herb Butter, and lots of globally inspired creations like Salsa Verde Beef, Red Lentil Dahl, and Hoisin-Glazed Salmon. While the emphasis is on dinner, there are breakfast and brunch recipes, too, and plenty of ideas for breads, quick breads, and desserts that freeze well. Ample sidebars address such matters as finding good freezer bags and containers, labeling frozen food, whether to invest in a new freezer, and how to thaw safely. The author’s story—cooking for a family of eight, including six home-schooled children under ten, and serving as the creator and writer of the popular blogs Life as Mom and Good Cheap Eats—fits the topic and the book perfectly. Fisher is a woman who knows all about budgeting time and money efficiently, at the same time serving up delicious food with warmth, love, and an appreciation for the pleasures of the table.

The Complete America s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001 2016

Author: America's Test Kitchen
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 9781940352374
Release Date: 2015-10-27
Genre: Cooking

This newly revised edition of The Complete America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook features all 16 seasons (including 2016) of the hit TV show in a lively collection offering more than 1,100 foolproof recipes, dozens of tips and techniques, and our comprehensive shopping guide to test kitchen–approved ingredients and equipment. All your favorites are here—from Coq au Riesling and Tuscan-Style Beef Stew to Whole-Wheat Pancakes, Foolproof New York Cheesecake, and Cherry Clafouti. With this newly revised and updated edition, you’ll have 16 years of great cooking and expertise from America’s most-trusted test kitchen.

The Make Ahead Cook

Author: America's Test Kitchen
Publisher: Americas Test Kitchen
ISBN: 1936493845
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Genre: Cooking

A revolution in make-ahead cooking, The Make-Ahead Cook goes way beyond the freezer with 8 smart new strategies and more than 150 recipes for the time-pressed cook.

100 Recipes

Author: America's Test Kitchen
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 9781940352336
Release Date: 2015-10-13
Genre: Cooking

A provocative, handpicked collection of relevant (and surprising) essential recipes for today’s cook. We have countless recipes at our disposal today but what are the real keepers, the ones that don’t just feed us when we’re hungry or impress our friends on Saturday night, but inspire us to get into the kitchen? At the forefront of American cooking for more than 20 years, the editors at America’s Test Kitchen have answered this question in an essential collection of recipes that you won’t find anywhere else: 100 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Make. Organized into three recipe sections—Absolute Essentials, Surprising Essentials, and Global Essentials—each recipe is preceded by a thought-provoking essay that positions the dish. For example, Treating Pasta Like Rice Simplifies Everything; A Covered Pot Is a Surprisingly Good Place to Roast a Chicken; and Re-imagine Pie in a Skillet to Simplify the Process. You’ll find useful workday recipes like a killer tomato sauce that’s almost as easy as opening a jar of the store-bought stuff; genius techniques for producing amazing flavor—try poaching chicken breasts over a garlic-and-soy- spiked brine (trust us, it’s that good); and familiar favorites reinvigorated—the best beef stew comes from Spain (and it’s even easier to make than the stateside stew you’ve been eating for years). Gorgeous photography (shot right in the test kitchen) accompanies every recipe, revealing the finished dish as well as highlights of its preparation. Likely to stir debate among anyone interested in food and cooking, 100 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Make provides a snapshot of how we cook today and will galvanize even the most jaded cook to get into the kitchen. From the Hardcover edition.

Slow Cooker Revolution

Author: America's Test Kitchen
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 9781936493159
Release Date: 2011-02-15
Genre: Cooking

The 200 recipes in this family-friendly collection deliver a revolution in slow cooking like only America's Test Kitchen can! Who doesn't like the idea of throwing ingredients into a slow cooker and coming back hours later to a finished meal? Too bad most slow cooker recipes deliver mediocre results you'd rather forget than fix again. A team of ten test cooks at America's Test Kitchen spent a year developing recipes, and what they discovered will change the way you use your slow cooker. Did you know that onions garlic, and spices should be bloomed in the microwave for five minutes before they go into the slow cooker? This simple step intensifies their flavor and requires no extra work. Did you know that a little soy sauce mixed with tomato paste adds meaty flavors to almost any stew and can often replace the tedious step of browning the meat? And do you know the secret to a moist slow-cooker chicken? Start the bird upside down to protect the delicate white meat from drying out.

Just Add Sauce

Author: America's Test Kitchen (Firm)
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 9781945256240
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Cooking

"175+ modern sauces, 100 easy dinners"--Cover.

Food Processor Perfection

Author: America's Test Kitchen
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 9781940352909
Release Date: 2017
Genre: COOKING

Is your food processor gathering dust in your cabinet? This collection of recipes will harness its many powers and teach you what your multipurpose appliance can do. You'll find innovations for recipes that typically require specialty tools, and you'll also get buying advice backed by the test kitchen's in-depth testing protocols. It's like having a mechanical sous chef in your kitchen!

Nutritious Delicious

Author: America's Test Kitchen
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 9781945256110
Release Date: 2017-11-21
Genre: Cooking

Presents a collection of 125 recipes for dishes made up of superfood combinations, with a discussion on the health benefits of using fresh fruits and vegetables and advice on stocking a pantry with nutrient dense foods.

Better Homes and Gardens Make Ahead Meals

Author: Better Homes and Gardens
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544456846
Release Date: 2015-08-04
Genre: Cooking

Simple, smart, stress-free cooking to have dinner ready when you are Better Homes and Gardens Make-Ahead Meals is a must-have recipe collection for anyone looking to get homemade dishes on the table with ease. Filled with over 150 recipes and 100 gorgeous photos, plus tips and tricks for quick food prep and complete meals, this book makes planning dinner a breeze. Make-ahead cooking isn’t about stocking the freezer with pre-made meals that don’t keep well. This book shows cooks how to plan and prep prior to serving, through techniques like freezing carefully to preserve freshness, creating refrigerator casseroles, or using a slow cooker in the morning for dinner that night. Make-ahead cooking also saves money. For time-strapped families, these strategies can be the difference between a home-cooked meal and spending money on packaged meals or ordering in.

The Perfect Cookie

Author: America's Test Kitchen
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
ISBN: 9781940352954
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Bars (Desserts)

Learn the key steps of preparing any cookie, brownie, or bar! These recipes have been tested and re-tested at America's Test Kitchen, so you know you'll not only find the best recipes (both classic and modern) but also tips and techniques to help you bake the perfect cookie, any time, every time.

Fast to the Table Freezer Cookbook Freezer Friendly Recipes and Frozen Food Shortcuts

Author: Becky Rosenthal
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 9781581575217
Release Date: 2016-05-31
Genre: Cooking

A stocked freezer is a busy cook’s best friend—frozen ingredients are the key to a quick and delicious meal. Make your freezer work for you. If you buy groceries in bulk, discover how to break down your purchases into usable, smaller servings that you can freeze and incorporate into dishes for later. If you love to get your fruits, vegetables, meat, and more from a farmers’ market, but have a hard time eating everything before it spoils, learn how to freeze your produce yourself or prepare meals to freeze. And if you need more of a shortcut,buy frozen ingredients to use for recipes like these: Beef Pot Pie with Peas, Carrots, and Pearl Onions (from the freezer: piecrust, beef, vegetables) Corn Cakes with Pulled Pork and Cherry Salsa (from the freezer: pulled pork, cherries, make-ahead corn pancakes) Fisherman’s Stew (from the freezer: fish fillets, shrimp, scallops, vegetables, fish stock) Peach-Blueberry Cobbler (from the freezer: fruit, either bought or prepared from fresh) This is freezer-to-table cooking at its best.