No surprises in this one, which is filled with a variety of mostly quick-to-prepare and easy-on-the-budget recipes, plus a...

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THE BEST OF FAMILY CIRCLE COOKBOOK

No surprises in this one, which is filled with a variety of mostly quick-to-prepare and easy-on-the-budget recipes, plus a host of menu suggestions, helpful hints. While some recipes require the addition of a can of soup or ready-made stuffing mix, most call for fresh ingredients and cover standard favorites as well as some more innovative ones. Main courses range from Old-Fashioned Beef Stew to Duck with Orange Sauce. Starters and accompaniments include a Basil, Carrot and Chicken Pat‚, Monastery Lentil Soup and such vegetable dishes as Brussels Sprouts Souffl‚ and Ratatouille. Nutrient values per serving precede each recipe and many dishes are supplemented by microwave and freezing directions. As might be expected, desserts abound, with several chocolate cakes, a Raspberry Roll, Mimosa Cake, and cookies galore. The pies include Spiced Raisin, Sour Cream-Walnut and Chocolate Chiffon. And if all this disturbs the conscience, among the selection of lo-cal desserts is a Yogurt Fresh Fruit Pie and No-Bake Black Forest Refrigerator Cake; all made with or without artificial sweetners. In sum: 304 recipes, 84 menu plans and 105 helpful hints. Worthwhile.

Pub Date: Oct. 1, 1985

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: HP Books

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15, 1985