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Product Details

  • Paperback: 313 pages
  • Publisher: Taunton Press (March 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600850049
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600850042
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 1 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,406,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

The host of the Food Network's Quick Fix Meals has gathered 200 recipes and a host of tips for time-pressed home cooks who want healthy, tasty weekday meals with minimal prep time. Her solution: a strategic approach by way of shopping in bulk, cooking large batches and storing them until it's time for a quick thaw, and being flexible about what's for dinner. Key concepts include Make It a Meal Kit (chop vegetables, marinate meat and freeze until it's time to cook and serve) and Bank a Batch (double recipes, use the extra later). Miller also recommends slow-cooking and getting creative with substitutions. The nutritionist and author of six cookbooks provides recipes for soups, starters, salad, poultry, meats, fish and dessert. There's a healthy emphasis on flavor and variety—and plenty of vegetables and fruit. In each section, Miller assesses various foods' Quick-Fix-ability and shares favorite entrée-and-side-dish combinations. The index allows for searching by main ingredient, marinade, technique and more. It's a well-rounded resource for super-busy sorts who are organized enough to plan, shop and prepare meals in advance. (Mar.)
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"Set the timer for seven minutes. That's how long it'll take to have dinner on the table if you follow Robin Miller's "Make a Meal Kit" strategies in her new book Robin to the Rescue. The New York Times bestselling author and Food Network star of "Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller" provides do-ahead strategies for chopping, marinating and prepping, so that when dinnertime comes, you can have the meal on the table in no time. She also shows how to double a recipe and pop the extra in the freezer for another day."--The Modesto Bee (CA)
"Cookbook author, nutritionist and Food Network Quick Fix Meals host Robin Miller's mission is to help busy cooks get meals on the table. Her new book, Robin to the Rescue: Quick & Simple Ideas for Delicious Home Cooking, offers not only recipes but strategies to streamline your weeknight dinner routine."--Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, TX)
"Miller writes from experience as a busy mom, author and Food Network star. She has served up an essential guide for getting weeknight meals to the table quickly -- no fuss, no stress -- in this manual. Each recipe includes prep time, active cooking time and "walk away time" -- the food cooks without supervision while you spend time with your kids or do other things. Especially helpful are added tips following each recipe: Make a Meal Kit, start meal when you have time, package it and complete closer to serving time; Bank a Batch, double the recipe and store in refrigerator or freezer -- eliminating prep time when serving at a later date; Morph It, turn leftovers into delicious new dishes; and Have It Your Way, take recipes you love andswitch some of the ingredients for a new slant. Some recipes call for five ingredients or less -- and almost all ingredients and directions are on one page. Miller also shows how to switch some chicken/meat recipes to vegetarian dishes. Trained as a nutritionist, she emphasizes healthful eating (lots of fresh veggies and fruits) but her bottom line is serving delicious and flavorful food " --El Paso Times (TX)

More About the Author


Robin has been a food writer and nutritionist since 1990 and she is the author of Robin Takes 5 and the bestselling cookbook Quick Fix Meals. Her popular show, Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller currently airs on Food Network and she has a weekly blog, Robin's Healthy Take on www.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats.

Robin's recipes and nutrition features can be seen regularly in Clean Eating, Health, Cooking Light, Parade, Guideposts, Experience Life, Fit Pregnancy and Fitness magazines.

Robin has been a guest on hundreds of local and national television and radio programs. She has hosted home videos (for Jane Fonda), cable television vignettes (for Food Network and a variety of food companies) and spoken at media events in various markets nationwide. Currently, she appears regularly on local, network and cable television. Programs of particular interested include: The Early Show (CBS), Regis & Kelly, The View, The Today Show (NBC), Good Morning America (ABC), CNN, Fox News Channel, Food Network, Discovery Channel, and HGTV.

She has written nine books: Robin Takes 5 (Andrews McMeel, 2011), Robin Rescues Dinner (Potter, 2009), Robin to the Rescue (Taunton, 2008), Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller (Taunton, 2007), Picnics (Potter, 2005), Verdure (Potter, 2001), The Newlywed Cookbook (Sourcebooks, 1999 and 1991), The Daily Soup (Hyperion, 1999) and Jane Fonda, Cooking for Healthy Living (Turner, 1996).

Robin has a master's degree in Food and Nutrition from New York University, 1998.

www.robintakes5.com

Customer Reviews

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Microgirl on May 24, 2008
Format: Paperback
I guess I'm a little confused with the negative reviews for this book. I love it just as much as Robin Miller's first cookbook. I agree that some of the ingredient combinations sound odd, but every recipe that I've tried has been wonderful. This cookbook allows me to create home-cooked meals in a relatively short amount of time, and everyone loves them! I really appreciate that most of the ingredients lists are either fairly short or mainly rely on pantry staples that I always have. This cookbook is helping me keep grocery costs down as prices rise (even as I've had to give up some of my other favorite cookbooks because of the prices of required ingredients). Strongly recommended for adventurous eaters with smaller budgets and little time. :)
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By T. Pieron on March 30, 2008
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I picked this up at Target when it came out because most of the recipes sound like the way we like to eat; I usually have ingredients like fresh basil and cilantro, rice wine vinegar, shallots, lime,etc.,so these recipes don't scare me off (if you want plain food, get a Betty Crocker book!) So far, I've tried Spicy Chicken Meatballs with Tomato Lime Sauce, Flank Steak with Parsley Basil Chimchurri, and Pan-Seared Tilapia with Mango-Ginger Sauce. All were wonderful. Next on the list to try are:

--Green Beans with Pineapple Vinaigrette
--Spanish Chicken
--Grilled Pork Medallions with Avocado-Mango Salsa
--Chile Lime Skirt Steak
--Southwest Cabbage Slaw
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 29, 2009
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I am so glad that I bought this cook book! Robin gives suggestion for every recipe like how to make a big batch, how long the items will stay fresh in the refrigerator and freezer, and how to add variations to the dish. This book has helped me get supper on the table a lot quicker after a busy day at work. I definitely urge you to get a copy of this cook book! It was a wonderful addition to my kitchen!

One thing I will say of Robins recipes is if it doesn't turn out exactly how you think it should, try it again and add something else or try a different cooking method. For Example: The first thing I made was the spicy chicken meatballs with tomato and lime dipping sauce. I made them exactly as the recipe says to but I found that I didn't have enough room in my pan to make all the meatballs and it would have taken too long to make them all up in batches. So instead I put the rest of them in a 375 oven for 20 minutes, flipping once, and they turned out great! I've made adjustments to other recipes in the book and they've turned out perfectly! Don't be afraid to make it your own and change the recipes a bit!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By CMG on June 27, 2010
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A friend recommended this book to me; we shared lunch on Wednesdays and were always trying new things out on each other. This is one of the select few cookbooks I keep in my kitchen and use on a regular basis. Not only are the recipes truly innovative and easy, they spark the imagination and inspire creativity on an individual basis. I'd give this cookbook as a gift; I consider that high praise.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Christina Hunel on December 15, 2010
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I am a new cooking and I find her recipes REALLY easy to follow. So far all the recipes I have tried are really great. My ONLY drawback is the recipes are a bit bland (for my taste) so I always DOUBLE the herbs in all her recipes. They recipes are REALLY quick and perfect for weeknights when you are in a hurry.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. Strickland on November 18, 2008
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This cookbook is great for the non-cook as well as someone who is an experienced cook. The menus and various ways to use the extras without just reheating are great. I collect cookbooks and have over 300 at last count and will use this one often.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. Stevens on February 6, 2009
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This book is AWESOME!!! I would recommend it to anyone who loves to cook and is looking to be more efficient in the kitchen. Robin Miller makes meal variety easy.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 8, 2008
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ROBIN TO THE RESCUE: QUICK & SIMPLE RECIPES FOR DELICIOUS HOME COOKING comes from a TV Food Network kitchen strategist and bestselling author who offers 200 new, home-cooked recipes which are fast and easy. Organized by course and main ingredient, recipes here excel in 5 ingredients or less, yet many flavorful innovations. From Asian Pork Kebabs with Apricot Mayonnaise to Seared Chicken with Merlot and Raspberry Sauce, these are surprisingly quick gourmet delights with a fine centerfold of color photos for added attraction.
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