COOKING & FOOD

Dinner Tonight: 100 Simple, Healthy Recipes for Every Night of the Week

Morrow Cookbooks (A Defined Dish Book). Dec. 2023. 256p. ISBN 9780063278479. $35. COOKING
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Snodgrass’s third cookbook, after The Comfortable Kitchen, focuses on recipes and methods that simplify mealtimes, especially for busy family weeknights. She acknowledges that part of what can complicate a meal is the cleanup, so the collection includes lots of one-pan/one-pot dinners, as well as a suggestion to enhance homemade recipes with store-bought condiments. The recipes run the gamut—from salads, soups, and pastas to meats, vegetarian mains, and desserts—and meet a variety of dietary profiles, such as gluten-free, paleo, and Whole30. Recipes that correspond to these diets are labeled, but readers should note that they do not include nutritional information. Each recipe includes a clear list of ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions with tips, tricks, and modifications, as well as a beautifully styled photo of the completed dish. No special equipment is required for the recipes, though cooks will want to have a pantry well stocked with a variety of spices, vinegars, and oils. While it’s true that the recipes are mostly quick and straightforward, they are best suited to cooks with some experience.
VERDICT An excellent choice for home cooks looking for deliciously uncomplicated weeknight meals that can also be impressive enough for company.
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