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Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
starts with an introduction by Wolfgang Puck! It then goes on to state that cooking
can produce fabulous meals using pre-packaged, brand name ingredients. After tips for making life easier, Lee starts with breakfast. The recipes are accompanied with suggestions for appropriate music, a ice touch. Using name brand ingredients the author creates a great
, and suggests
French Apple-Raisin Sandwiches
, using prepared apple pie filling.
Morning Glory Fondue
sounds like it would do for a brunch as well as breakfast. Lee asks her readers' opinions on her
Pumpkin and Cinnamon Pancakes
or lunch, her
Pepper-Peach Chicken Skewer
sounds wonderful; love to try it.
Southwestern Turkey Chili and Corn Bread
Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Pizza
- Wow! I'd sit at Sandra Lee's table any day. Barring that, I'll have to get busy making these easy dishes myself. For dinner, appropriate wine is suggested as well as music. The author has an interesting take on chicken with
Dijon Chicken and Mushrooms
Steak Pinwheels with Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffing
Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
look really good.
want to try the
Lemon Turkey Cutlets
Mushroom Steak and Sweet Mash
take me back to family dinners when I was a child. That's a long time ago, but the picture brought a smile to this wrinkled face. I love salmon, so the different
Tropical Salmon with a Chive Sauce
Rice with Tropical Fruit Mix and Peanuts
(along with the recommended Chardonnay) would more than make me happy.
has truly decadent desserts, easy to put together. Lead me to
Raspberry Trifle with Rum Sauce
. Gorgeous. Talk about nostalgia -
Vanilla Cream Pie
Berry Cookie Cobbler
- to die for. I can't resist fruit in most forms, especially with the filling bubbling over the rim of the bowl. Irresistible. The simplicity of
Gooey Mud Pie
belies the taste thrill on savoring it.
ppetizers and Cocktails - an array of these goodies featuring
Sesame Chicken Drumettes
Crabmeat Cucumber Rounds
Smoked Salmon and Olive Blinis
would go well with
. And I'm sure
would partner well with
White or Dark Chocolate Fondue
. The advent of cold weather brings thoughts of hot, hearty soups. Lee has wonderful choices of warming soups -
Cheddar Potato Soup
Santa Fe Five-Bean Soup
. Bring on the crusty bread. Or perhaps the following salads -
Bay Shrimp and Avocado Salad
Eggy Potato Salad
Pasta Gazpacho Salad
appeals to me. All the soups and salads are embarrassingly easy to prepare ... and look soooo good.
ow to my secret passion - Snacks.
- I can almost taste it.
Mini Biscuit Pizzas
Bagel Chip Dip
- bring them all on, or one at a time. Lee claims she can save or dress up any dish with the right gravy or sauce. These suggestions would enhance any food.
Creamy Mustard Sauce
can be poured over both meat and potatoes or rice. There is
Easy Warm Pesto
Vegetable Cream Sauce
Horseradish Cream Sauce
Herbed Tomato Sauce
- all quick and easy. For a surprise ending, Sandra Lee has included homemade pet foods - from
Kitty Tuna Cakes
his is a big, beautiful book, with lush photos. It includes easy-to-fix foods along with $ signs to signify whether the dish is expensive, or relatively inexpensive, to make; a good and welcome touch.
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