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The authors' technique, which calls for using convenience foods (canned, frozen, boxed, bagged, or jarred), is based on the idea that the time saved justifies extra cost and sacrificed quality. Their Desperation Pantry includes staples such as canned beans and broth, along with onion powder, frozen lemon juice, pre-shredded cheeses, and produce that is ready to use, such as chopped garlic and sections of citrus fruit. This is not great cooking, but the meals will rescue families from a surfeit of fast food and boxed-pasta dinners.
I am a busy working mom and my husband travels for work. If it weren't for this book, we'd never eat anything except fast food or Hamburger Helper. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Fredwina Sassington
I like the idea of this book, because I often feel desperate around dinner time.! I also like the idea of dinners that can be made faster than getting a pizza delivered. Read morePublished 5 months ago by F. Trembath
I will be using these recipes a lot. I can say this with certainty because they are a crowd pleaser when my friend cooks them for us.Published 5 months ago by Marilyn
If you're not a "foodie," just a normal person trying to feed a busy family on a budget, this is pretty much the only cookbook you'll ever need. Read morePublished 12 months ago by SLG521
We use this all the time when we want quick dinners. Some take a little longer than 20 minutes, and we've been more satisfied overall with the main dish recipes than the sides. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Rachel
This is the best cookbook for busy families or couples who don't want to make a big production of dinner. I haven't tried a recipe I didn't like in this book. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kara McCoy