Cheap & Easy
A Cookbook for Girls on the Go
Publication Date: March 30, 2004
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A gourmet-inspired cookbook for making meals on the cheap and easy
Girl, meet spatula.
With simple recipes for quick-fix meals and practical tips for stocking your freezer and pantry so that you always have what you need on hand, Cheap & Easy is an inspiration for those who are stymied by their tight kitchens and even tighter budgets.
Sandra Bark and Alexis Kanfer created the dishes in Cheap & Easy as an escape from too much takeout. Their recipes deliver maximum flavor with minimal work and include:
The Independent Pancake: bakes in the oven so you can hang out with your guests
Fred and Ginger Pumpkin Soup: perfect for a weeknight
Lazy Girl's Lasagna: a time-saving version of the classic
Blenderella: the margarita grows up and goes to the ball
Smart Cookie: one recipe, many flavors
From comfort food to elegant entrées, from wholesome salads to that first sweet bite, Bark and Kanfer cover breakfast, lunch, and dinner; brunch; cocktails; and brown-bag specials perfect for work and the beach. They include plenty of choices for vegetarians and carnivores alike, with "playing the field" sections so you can vary the recipes.
So delete the Chinese place from speed dial because whether you are preparing for a spur-of-the-moment dinner party, an evening with your sweetie, or a movie night for you and the dog, Cheap & Easy is the only cookbook you will ever need.
Sandra Bark is the author of Cheap & Easy: A Cookbook for Girls on the Go and editor of Beautiful as the Moon, Radiant as the Stars: Jewish Women in Yiddish Stories and Writers Workshop in a Box. She lives in Brooklyn.
Susan Jane Gilman
author of Kiss My Tiara
Behold. Funny, smart, no-brainer recipes for girls who want to bake their cake and eat it, too.
Michele Scicolone coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Sopranos Family Cookbook Even girls who just wanna have fun have to eat sometimes! This is the book for them, and for the rest of us who need fresh ideas for quick, wholesome, and tasty food. Packed with clever tricks, practical shortcuts, and multiple variations, Cheap & Easy is a guide to fun in the kitchen.