About the Book
Friendly, soothing and convenient to make, casseroles are perfect for busy lifestyles.
Home life is especially challenging when a negative economy combines with intense time pressures. Casseroles offer relief by delivering great comfort foods with convenient prep times. These dishes are perfect for busy home cooks looking for great make-ahead dishes for a quick and easy weeknight meal or when entertaining during the weekend. Households on the go can prepare and freeze single or full servings, ready to accommodate everyone's schedule.
Most of the recipes in 300 Best Casserole Recipes feature ingredients that are already in pantries, cupboards or freezers. There are entire chapters devoted to breakfast and brunch casseroles, vegetarian and gluten-free options, classic chicken dishes and even desserts. Some of these tasty dishes are:
- Smoked gouda mac and cheese
- Ratatouille casserole
- Beef pot pie
- Black bean enchilada casserole
- Southwestern shepherd's pie
- Crab strata
- Bacon and leek quiche
- Twice baked potato casserole
- Corn spoon bread
- Stuffed spareribs
- No-pasta lasagna
- Paella with sausage
- Bread pudding with whiskey sauce
- Caramel rocky road bars
- Pecan pie brownies
Many of the recipes also include alternatives and tips to help make them lighter and healthier.
My Take on the Book
I grew up on different casseroles. Lately, I have not had the opportunity to have many casseroles, but this book will change all of that. As a parent of two I am always looking for ways to make our lives easier, especially when it comes to dinner and I know that casseroles will change that. These casseroles are so varied, and there are so many to choose from. I am particularly looking forward to the Reuben Casserole for one, but there are so many more that look amazing.
On top of the variety I loved that the recipes were filled with healthy ingredients and the book also gave a ton of tips and ideas regarding preparing and freezing what you make.
This book will give you a ton of ideas that you will help you to make some very creative meals for the whole family. You can truly tell that the author loves what she is doing and what she is sharing, and with all that you see and read you are drawn in and and are definitely motivated to start transforming your own family's eating habits!
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