A straightforward approach to providing healthy meals at home.




A basic cookbook for the novice cook.

With the premise that children can be fussy eaters and that working parents can often be too harried to think of cooking a healthy meal, Workman, founding editor-in-chief of cookstr.com, provides readers with simple recipes to cover all meals. The recipes are basic and their equivalents are easily found in other cookbooks, but the author provides readers with a go-to book for those who “need a simple mom-and-family-friendly recipe, and don’t have the time or energy to sift through dozens of sources.” Workman has the solution at hand for those who don’t know how to make scrambled eggs or granola for breakfast or tacos for supper, or who need a quick brownie recipe instead of reaching for a box mix. “[W]e need to figure out how to capture some joy in the kitchen, because guess what? We get to make dinner just about every night!” With this in mind, Workman’s recipes are mostly comfort foods like spaghetti and tomato sauce or macaroni and cheese. Other dishes include fish, chicken, baked vegetables and salads. The author also adds useful sections to bring the kids into the kitchen, as well as tips on making parts of the recipes in advance, and how to divide a dish: part for the kids, part for adults with a more sophisticated palate. For parents who are too tired or stressed to even think of cooking a meal, this book provides simple solutions to the everyday question of what’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

A straightforward approach to providing healthy meals at home.

Pub Date: April 3, 2012

ISBN: 978-0-7611-6603-0

Page Count: 352

Publisher: Workman

Review Posted Online: Feb. 13, 2012

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 2012

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Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis...



Privately published by Strunk of Cornell in 1918 and revised by his student E. B. White in 1959, that "little book" is back again with more White updatings.

Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis (whoops — "A bankrupt expression") a unique guide (which means "without like or equal").

Pub Date: May 15, 1972

ISBN: 0205632645

Page Count: 105

Publisher: Macmillan

Review Posted Online: Oct. 28, 2011

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1972

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Noted jazz and pop record producer Thiele offers a chatty autobiography. Aided by record-business colleague Golden, Thiele traces his career from his start as a ``pubescent, novice jazz record producer'' in the 1940s through the '50s, when he headed Coral, Dot, and Roulette Records, and the '60s, when he worked for ABC and ran the famous Impulse! jazz label. At Coral, Thiele championed the work of ``hillbilly'' singer Buddy Holly, although the only sessions he produced with Holly were marred by saccharine strings. The producer specialized in more mainstream popsters like the irrepressibly perky Teresa Brewer (who later became his fourth wife) and the bubble-machine muzak-meister Lawrence Welk. At Dot, Thiele was instrumental in recording Jack Kerouac's famous beat- generation ramblings to jazz accompaniment (recordings that Dot's president found ``pornographic''), while also overseeing a steady stream of pop hits. He then moved to the Mafia-controlled Roulette label, where he observed the ``silk-suited, pinky-ringed'' entourage who frequented the label's offices. Incredibly, however, Thiele remembers the famously hard-nosed Morris Levy, who ran the label and was eventually convicted of extortion, as ``one of the kindest, most warm-hearted, and classiest music men I have ever known.'' At ABC/Impulse!, Thiele oversaw the classic recordings of John Coltrane, although he is the first to admit that Coltrane essentially produced his own sessions. Like many producers of the day, Thiele participated in the ownership of publishing rights to some of the songs he recorded; he makes no apology for this practice, which he calls ``entirely appropriate and without any ethical conflicts.'' A pleasant, if not exactly riveting, memoir that will be of most interest to those with a thirst for cocktail-hour stories of the record biz. (25 halftones, not seen)

Pub Date: May 1, 1995

ISBN: 0-19-508629-4

Page Count: 224

Publisher: Oxford Univ.

Review Posted Online: May 20, 2010

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1995

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