Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - 125 Best Casseroles and One-Pot Meals

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Book Review - 125 Best Casseroles and One-Pot Meals

125 Best Casseroles and One-Pot Meals
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About the Book
Great recipes for one of the most friendly, soothing and convenient ways to prepare a meal.

Casseroles and one-pot meals are the ideal solution for busy home cooks who want wonderful food with a minimum of fuss and maximum taste. Convenience, easy preparation, economy and portability make this method of cooking perfect for today's busy lifestyles.

These recipes and their results are very tantalizing and many are make-ahead. The wonderful variety includes big casseroles to delight a number of friends or to freeze in small amounts for future family meals, to long-simmering stews that will warm and comfort all on cold winter nights. The skillet meals range from small and quick dinners and stir-fries that are easy for novice cooks to elegant dishes that are entertaining worthy.

Baked Tortellini with Three Cheeses, Quick Mushroom-Beef Lasagna, Chicken and Shrimp Pad Thai, Pasta E Fagioli Casserole
Chicken and Turkey

Honey-Curried Chicken and Apricots, Individual Chicken Pot Pies, Quick Cassoulet, Turkey and Corn Enchiladas Beef and Veal

Meatball Stroganoff, Osso Buco-Style Braised Veal, Skillet Shepherd's Pie, Indian Corn Stew, Classic Cabbage Rolls Lamb, Fish and Seafood

Braised Lamb Shanks with Olives, Grilled Eggplant Moussaka, Salmon and Potato Strata, Seafood and Broccoli Lasagna Vegetarian

Garden Paella, Confetti Corn and Chili Pie, Squash and Bean Stew with Chipotle Cream, Roasted Summer Vegetable Lasagna. These outstanding recipes define comfort with the huge appeal of one-dish cooking.

My Take on the Book
In my family, my wife and I work, and often the girls have events in the evenings, so cooking a healthy and delicious dinner in a short period of time is necessary. Having recipes that are easy to make, can be made ahead of time, and even frozen to use later is important too. So Rose Murray's 125 Best Casseroles and One-Pot Meals was a cookbook I was eager to use.

The table of contents include recipes for: pasta, chicken and turkey, beef and veal,pork and lamb,fish and seafood, vegetarian, and brunch and lighter fare. There were many photos included throughout the book so you could view the finished product.

Rose's directions were well written and easy to use.

I found many recipes I plan to try with my family including recipes in the vegetarian section. To me ,this is definitely a cookbook that anyone could add to their cooking library and use often.

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