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Express Lane Cookbook: Fast, Healthful Meals with Mimimal Cleanup Paperback – April 21, 1999


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (April 21, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395971748
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395971741
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 8.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,118,003 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Quick and easy." (The Washington Post)

About the Author

Sarh Fritschner lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

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I enjoy cooking, but most of the better recipes require a lot of time.
Ingrid & Bret
I originally checked this book out from the library and couldn't bear to return it, so I bought a copy.
C.E.
The recipes are written so it is easy to read the amount of ingredients and to follow the directions.
Robert

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82 of 83 people found the following review helpful By Robert on December 15, 1999
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Sarah Fritschner writes a regular food column in the Louisville paper and it was one of my favorite items to read when I lived there.
This book is ideal for anyone who wants to prepare great tasting food in a minimum amount of time with ingredients that one would usually have on hand. It is an ideal gift for a working person who loves to eat good, nutritious food without a lot of complications.
The book is divided into various sections: soups, vegetables,poultry, meat, fish and seafood, etc.. The recipes are written so it is easy to read the amount of ingredients and to follow the directions. At the end of a recipe, Fritschner usually suggests other foods that will complement the particular recipe one is working on.
I LOVE this book and I give it as a gift often. My copy is thoroughly stained and warped from countless uses.
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64 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Ingrid & Bret on October 24, 1999
This book is wonderful. I enjoy cooking, but most of the better recipes require a lot of time. Unfortunately, school and other commitments don't leave me much time to indulge in the kitchen. The Express Lane Cookbook, however, has brought pleasure into quick, hassle-free cooking. I always have the few required ingredients on hand, clean up is FAST and best of all, the food is delicious. Now I don't need to resort to tasteless, unhealthy meals when I only have 15 minutes to make dinner. Other cookbooks I own sit on a shelf gathering dust - this one I use at least once a week. I can't recommend this book strongly enough for cooks living in the fast lane.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By kiwanissandy VINE VOICE on March 13, 2008
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I accidentially purchased this cookbook twice. It was published with a different cover I think in 1996 and then again with an updated tan striped cover in 1999. I purchased the second version thinking it was a different cookbook or an updated one but it's exactly the same.
There are no pictures and the pages feel like they're recycled, off white and discolored. Don't get them wet because they have no coating on them they'll very quickly absorb any moisture on the counter or splatters. So I don't think I would give this as a gift just because it's not a visually pretty cookbook. However, it is a really good cookbook when it comes to the recipes.
It's not like the Rachael Ray express lane cookbook in which she tells you what to purchase on the way home (meaning the express checkout at the grocery store) so you can then come home and cook a meal. This cookbook is about cooking quick meals with things you have in the fridge or pantry already. That was the fallacy with the Rachael Ray cookbook because if I'm going to stop at the grocery and take the time to get out of my car, run in, purchase some items and then go home to cook dinner I might as well buy a whole meal from the deli or just go through a drive-thru. To me it's not a very practical way to "plan" dinner.
This cookbook on the other hand is meant to use what you already have on hand, in the pantry, fridge, freezer, etc to make a satisfying meal for your family. The spaghetti soup is a very cute idea and excellent 20 minute meal.
There are home-made vinaigrette recipes that can also be used as marinades. All very tasty. Most of the recipes call for fresh ingredients not the standard can of soup poured over chicken.
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I gave my copy of this cookbook and her vegetarian cookbook to someone who needed easy and healthy recipes. I missed my copies very quickly and ended up buying a second set for myself. They are the cookbooks that I use the most. I have several really good cookbooks but these recipes never fail, are easy to make, are faster and healthier than driving for fast food.
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