Martha Stewart's Dinner at Home: 52 Quick Meals to Cook for Family and Friends by Martha Stewart

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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Dessert; Spring; Italian
    • Ingredients: dry white wine; vanilla beans; rhubarb; heavy cream; fromage blanc
  • Pasta with mint pesto and fava
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Main course; Spring; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: fava beans; roasted almonds; pecorino cheese; mint; angel hair pasta
    • Accompaniments: Turkey and pancetta meatballs
  • Turkey and pancetta meatballs
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Side dish; Spring; Italian
    • Ingredients: ground turkey; pancetta; breadcrumbs; sage
    • Accompaniments: Pasta with mint pesto and fava
  • Spring salad with fresh mozzarella
    • Categories: Salads; Appetizers / starters; Spring; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: mâche; buffalo mozzarella cheese; scallions; radishes
  • Coffee ice cream affogato
    • Categories: Ice cream & frozen desserts; Dessert; Spring; Italian
    • Ingredients: coffee ice cream; sambuca; espresso beans
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    • Categories: Mousses, trifles, custards & creams; Dessert; Spring
    • Ingredients: eggs; lemons; heavy cream
  • Roast beef with horseradish sauce
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  • Currant scones
  • Baked cinnamon apples
    • Categories: Baked & steamed desserts; Dessert; Spring; Irish
    • Ingredients: store-cupboard ingredients; ground cinnamon; cinnamon sticks; apples
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    • Categories: Salads; Appetizers / starters; Spring; Mediterranean; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: butter; dried dill; carrots; radishes
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Side dish; Spring; Mediterranean; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: artichokes; dry white wine; green olives; thyme
    • Accompaniments: Herbed lamb and pita
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Dessert; Spring; Greek
    • Ingredients: Greek yogurt; clementines; pistachio nuts
  • Shrimp in saffron broth
  • Couscous with golden raisins
  • Asparagus-Parmesan tart
  • Apricot-almond ice cream sandwiches
    • Categories: Ice cream & frozen desserts; Dessert; Spring
    • Ingredients: brandy; dried apricots; apricot jam; vanilla ice cream; thin almond butter cookies
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Notes about this book

  • mrshalf on July 20, 2022

    I feel this book is a treasure trove of classier ideas for family meal times. Some of the recipes are skill stretchers but so far all I've made have turned out to be quite delicious. I highly recommend this older selection over some of the newer flashier cookbooks of today.

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Sauteed spinach and vidalia onion

    • mrshalf on July 20, 2022

      I found this to be super easy. That said I would have paid more attention to cartelizing and not burning the onions as the difference between the two is only a minute. I also will double the amount of spinach next time and can see that baby spinach might lead to a more refined result.

  • Roasted potato wedges

    • mrshalf on July 20, 2022

      Who doesn't love roasted salted potato wedges? I could have placed these on a different rack. For some reason they came out a bit...chewy? instead of as creamy inside as I would have liked. I'll try the recipe again, there were no leftovers!

  • Pan-roasted chicken pieces

    • rionafaith on September 30, 2017

      p. 65 -- Quick and easy version of roast chicken... roasting only pieces rather than a whole bird means this cooks in less than half an hour. I used only thighs as those are my favorite. Very tasty, though the pan sauce was a bit thin despite mounting with so much butter.

  • Tomato, basil, and white bean salad

    • mrshalf on July 20, 2022

      Beautiful result with homegrown cherry tomatoes and fresh basil. A definite repeat!

  • Balsamic mushrooms

    • mrshalf on July 20, 2022

      Delicious and easy use of the abundance of mushrooms here. I would opt for the best balsamic as this flavor really shines through.

  • Arugula and roasted sweet-potato salad

    • Nancith on October 01, 2015

      A lovely salad! Fabulous combination of flavors & textures. Substituted black currant vinegar since I didn't have sherry vinegar. Only thing off-putting for me was the outer layer of the roasted leeks--too chewy for me.

  • Roast chicken breasts in creamy tarragon sauce

    • Nancith on May 13, 2015

      My husband raved about this dish. Chicken was moist and flavorful. I used oregano instead of tarragon (not fans of tarragon), and half-and half instead of heavy cream. Definitely on the list of favorite chicken recipes. Would be a nice dish for an dinner with friends.

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  • ISBN 10 0307396452
  • ISBN 13 9780307396457
  • Published Dec 01 2009
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 272
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Random House
  • Imprint Clarkson Potter

Publishers Text

Two hundred recipes perfect for dinner when you have a little time—but not all day—to cook.

For meals that are meant for sharing with friends and family but created with busy cooks in mind, Martha Stewart's Dinner at Home is a new classic that cooks of all levels will depend on. Whether you're making a Sunday supper or hosting a casual get-together, Martha Stewart has put together 52 diverse menus that make the most of each season's flavors—and the various ways we like to cook as the weather changes.

The menus—featuring starters, main courses, side dishes, and desserts—are cleverly designed with a simple preparation schedule that enables you to plan and cook dinner so that it is on the table in about an hour. Using easy-to-find ingredients from the grocery store or farmers' market (and Martha's helpful tips and shortcut techniques), each meal is fresh and inspiring without demanding too much effort. Examples include:

  • Watercress-Cauliflower Soup, Roasted Pork with Sage and Garlic, Braised Fennel and White Beans, Pears with Candied Walnuts and Gorgonzola
  • Asparagus-Parmesan Tart, Shrimp in Saffron Broth, Couscous with Golden Raisins, Apricot-Almond Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Roast Chicken Breasts in Creamy Tarragon Sauce, Warm Lentils with Spinach, Caramelized Endive, Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce
  • Avocado and Lemon on Toasted Rustic Bread, Seared Tuna in Tomato-Basil Sauce, Green Beans with Lemon Butter, Peaches in Honey Syrup

Martha has put so much thought into Martha Stewart's Dinner at Home that cooking for family and friends will be something you look forward to doing again and again.

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