THE MOM 100 COOKBOOK by Katie Workman


100 Recipes Every Mom Needs in Her Back Pocket
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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, 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 3rd, 2012
ISBN: 978-0-7611-6603-0
Page count: 352pp
Publisher: Workman
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 2012


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