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Not Your Mother's Weeknight Cooking: Quick and Easy Wholesome Homemade Dinners by Beth Hensperger

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  • Mustard-soy glazed salmon with brown sugar and ginger

    • Nancith on May 24, 2014

      This was easy to put together and enjoyed by all who partook of it, but the recipe made a ridiculously large amount of glaze, way too much for 4 salmon fillets.

  • Salmon teriyaki with cabbage salad

    • Nancith on August 31, 2018

      Hubby really like the combination of teriyaki salmon & the crisp, lightly Asian-flavored slaw. Nice contrast in textures, & the flavors worked well together. Simple & relatively quick to put together for a weeknight meal; this was excellent with a light, crisp Pinot Noir.

  • Shrimp Provençal

    • Nancith on August 20, 2018

      This had a lovely fresh taste. Couldn't find spinach fettucine which would have been a nice touch visually, & added a little taste nuance, but regular worked fine. I only used half the amount of canned tomatoes & 3/4 lb fettucine, which turned out to be plenty for 3 people. Great with a simple salad.

  • Ultimate warm potato salad with quinoa and peas

    • Nancith on May 24, 2014

      Very tasty and filling. I used half sweet curry powder & half garam masala.

  • Mustard honey-glazed pork tenderloin roast

    • Nancith on November 20, 2014

      Very easy, and much appreciated by the meat-eaters in the family.

  • Blackberry-glazed pork tenderloin roast

    • Nancith on June 29, 2017

      Hubby really like this one. The sauce was sweet with a bit of a kick, and a bit out of the ordinary-nice enough to serve to guests. Having no blackberry preserves, I cooked some frozen blackberries with sugar & a bit of cornstarch before adding the other sauce ingredients. The sauce was probably looser than it should have been, but apparently the flavor did not suffer.

  • Suppertime fried rice with tofu and vegetables

    • Nancith on June 23, 2015

      Good fried rice recipe--I doubled the amount of veggies called for, left out the oyster sauce, & used a little stir-fry sauce instead. Makes 4 very healthy sized servings. Didn't have a large enough non-stick pan-the regular skillet had some issues with sticking, even with all the oil called for. Still turned out well.

  • Vegetarian beet and cabbage borscht

    • Nancith on January 06, 2016

      Really tasty soup, and, after all the peeling & chopping, easy to prepare. Nice proportion of broth and veggies. I used golden beets since that's all my grocery offered, so no red broth for me, & also perhaps a milder beet flavor. Also out of red wine; substituted dry vermouth which was reasonable, but next time, red wine & red beets it will be!

  • Tomato vegetable soup

    • Nancith on January 13, 2016

      Excellent soup. Great flavor & body. Used whole fire-roasted tomatoes & should have chopped them finer. Used mock chicken broth & added a little white wine, plus a lonely leek & broccoli stalk. Very filling & warming on a cold night!

  • Chinese chicken salad

    • Nancith on June 09, 2014

      Yummy! The dressing really makes this dish! Great for a summer dinner, and it's even good without the chicken. I made it with all napa cabbage, since no iceberg lettuce was in the house, & substituted chives for the scallions.

  • Creamy cheese enchiladas

    • Nancith on July 01, 2015

      The method for assembling the enchiladas gave me a lot of trouble. Maybe it's inexperience, but dipping the tortillas in hot oil, then the sauce resulted in half of them tearing; it also made them a challenge to roll up. Flavor of the dish was good, but almost too rich, with 2 kinds of cheese in the filling & sour cream in the sauce. Too much of a good thing perhaps.

  • Jiffy no-cook pizza sauce

    • Nancith on June 06, 2014

      very quick, very easy, thick & flavorful, although I didn't have any garlic powder, alas.

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  • ISBN 10 1558323686
  • ISBN 13 9781558323681
  • Published Sep 25 2008
  • Format Paperback
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Harvard Common Press,U.S.
  • Imprint Harvard Common Press,U.S.

Publishers Text

This book features 125 entree recipes for healthy, delicious meals that are quick to make, easy on the budget and have plenty of appeal for both adults and kids. Hensperger takes the hallmarks of the Not Your Mother's slow cooker books - fresh, healthy ingredients and contemporary flavors - to create recipes including Roast Turkey Tenderloin with Citrus Wine Sauce, Baked Halibut Parmesan, Pan-Sauteed Lamb Chops with Blackberry Sauce, Ravioli with Quick Tomato Basil Sauce, and Portobello Mushroom Sandwiches with Cranberry Dijon Mustard. Home cooks will turn to this book time and again for simple, wholesome dinners for any night of the week.

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