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Cooking Ahead - The Less Stress Way To Cook For 2 To 200 [Kindle Edition]

Arianna Guinn
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This book tells the story of how we learned to cook ahead for work, parties, the unexpected, and even a large wedding. Full of tips and tricks and over 60 recipes, including many crowd-sized recipes, it will help you save time and money with less stress. Scroll up and click "buy now" to start reading.

About The Author
Arianna has been cooking for her family and friends for most of her life. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer, her family and friends got to cook for her. With that loving support and a positive outlook, she won her battle against cancer and regained her health.

Product Details

  • File Size: 497 KB
  • Print Length: 112 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481088807
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: El Monito Enterprises; 1.0 edition (December 3, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A5A3OE4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #267,317 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More time with family less in the kitchen November 27, 2013
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I like how most of the recipes use basic ingredients because I do a lot of cooking from scratch. I cook for 10 people daily and am planning to use some of her techniques and recipes to get ahead on our meals. I am especially looking forward to having meals prepared ahead of time when we have 20 plus family members home for the weekend and I can spend more time with family instead of in the kitchen.

She tells how she got food ready ahead of time for 200 people, and takes us through her cooking process. Her crowd size recipes feed 40-50 people. I have had to cook for150 people a couple of times and it would have been nice to have her crowd size recipes!

One feature I like is the table of contents, when you click on a recipe in the book and it goes right to the recipe. She talks a lot about which foods she freezes ahead of time and which ones she prepares and puts into the frig. It would be nice if she were to add right in the recipe whether it freezes well, and if it needs to be thawed or if it can go straight into the oven or crockpot. I always wonder if I need to cook it and then freeze it, or partially cook it, or if it can just be assembled and frozen.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Four stars based on cookbook layout November 16, 2012
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There is a lot of potential, and plenty of good cooking tips, in the Cooking Ahead: The Less Stress Way to Cook for 2 to 200. Unfortunately the layout and design of the cookbook is a bit lacking. In particular it would have been a real plus to have had a linkable (active) table of contents for the recipes. Instead, the author chose to lump all the recipes in one chapter called Recipes. Yes, the recipes are there but you will have to dig through the chapter to find the recipe you want. The author also chose to link recipes throughout the cookbook using a menu format.

Below are some of the recipes you will find in this comprehensive cookbook:

Swedish Meatballs
Grilled Sirloin and Butter Parmesan Bow-Tie Pasta
Potato Salad
Permesan Green Beans with Bacon (I suspect the author meant Parmesan here)
Mongolian Sauce

You will also find tips and ideas on how to stock your pantry for almost any occasion. At the end of the book is a whole section on how to prepare and cook a meal for 200 people. I was impressed.

Recommend with caveats given.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great ideas... February 8, 2014
By Lucinda
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The book gave some really good ideas for planning ahead although it is difficult to imagine cooking that 200, the recipes look very good.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Love to save time? February 7, 2014
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Have not had much time to check this out thoroughly, but what I have read and glimpsed, I know it will be of value to us. My church congregation plans luncheons and dinners at least once a month, and I look forward to using this cookbook when we plan our next gathering.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Planning ahead, not my strong suit December 22, 2013
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With Cooking Ahead, I have had better success at getting things together to make what my maternal grandmother called "plan over" meals. She never had "leftovers"; she planned to have enough to eat at least one other time. Here is to Arianna Guinn and my Grandma for showing that it is possible for little, old me to do this, too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL December 4, 2012
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I've read the other reviews and I can't agree more! Beautiful piece of art. Please tell me there are more books to come. Great read. Excellent recipes. 10 out of 10. Just WONDERFUL
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, great tips and ideas! November 16, 2012
By Z3U5
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What a great read! Can't wait for my wife to start using the tips so I can have some of these delicious ideas for lunch (so much healthier than my current menu which consists of meals made by Wendy McDonald).

My personal feeling is that no person should have to live life without having a piece of Arianna's breakfast pizza. Simply put, it is to die for!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy read with great tips November 19, 2012
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As a person who has always struggled with cooking for myself and constantly defaults to eating out, I was able to find countless good tips within this gem of a book. Not only does this book provide a great read with great tips for just about anyone, it also provides delicious recipes that all will enjoy. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to add structure to their weakly meal planning.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars It kinda works for me
its all about the author on how he prepares food, I would want to say that this is just the authors opinion but somehow when I tried it, it really works. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Bryan-Arredondo
2.0 out of 5 stars It wasn't as useful to me for everyday cooking
It wasn't as useful to me for everyday cooking. It had great tips for someone pre-planning and pre-cooking for a large event (such as the wedding she cooked for) except you would... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Rita B. Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Cooking Ahead a cookbook with good ideas and recipes.
This book has loade of recipes to cook for 2 to 100. Lots of ideas and the recipes sound good.
Published 7 months ago by sheri
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing
Was extremely disappointed - this is not a good cookbook - it's recipes would not even satisfy a non- cook - they are so basic and not at all creative
Published 7 months ago by Elizabeth W. Hamilton
3.0 out of 5 stars Simple Recipes
A beginning point for those wanting to entertain. Seemed very Midwestern in recipes. Not fresh recipes. Used canned soups,canned pie fillings, etc.
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Cool idea
I don't throw many parties, but when I do this book will come in handy. Further, I don't know that I will ever cook for 200, but if I do, I will consult this book.
Published 11 months ago by Ina Nutshell
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I was looking for a book that helped explain what items in recipes should/could be prepped the day before or days before service. This book had very little information on that. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Justin smith
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for beginners!
If you are just starting out in the kitchen, this could be a very helpful book. Since I have been cooking for over 40 years, I have already figured most of this stuff out. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Cheryl Craig
1.0 out of 5 stars Nothing new for me
I do a lot of cooking ahead and thought I might find some new tips, it is more for people who "do not cook ahead"
Published 12 months ago by ESR
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, if you cook large amounts.
For those who are planning a big party, family get together or other large group function, there are some interesting and not too complex recipes. Read more
Published 12 months ago by A T
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