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Soap Opera Cafe: The Skinny on Food from a Daytime Star Hardcover – September, 1997

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Any fan of daytime drama will instantly recognize Robin Mattson. She's played homicidal Heather Weber on General Hospital, scheming Gina Timmons on Santa Barbara, and evil twin Janet Green on All My Children. Good as she is at portraying complicated women, Robin Mattson is an even better cook. A professional chef as well as an actor, Mattson has put together more than 150 of her favorite recipes in Soap Opera Café. Since the camera adds pounds, Mattson has become an expert at creating reduced-fat dishes that are light, fresh, and fabulous to eat: Pepper-Crusted Tuna Steaks, Ziti with Broccoli and Fresh Tomatoes, Hawaiian Flank Steak with Mango Salsa--these dishes and more will tickle your palate and satisfy your hunger.

In addition to her own mouth-watering creations, Mattson includes recipes from her costars and friends. And if you're looking for a little dish from a daytime star, she provides that, too, with plenty of anecdotes about her lifestyle, her career, and her colleagues. Soap Opera Café is fun for fans of daytime drama, but even folks who don't know Erica Kane from Citizen Kane will find plenty to appreciate in its delicious recipes.

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Low-fat recipes from All My Children's Janet "from another planet" Green.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Warner Books (September 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 044652056X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446520560
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #403,303 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on November 22, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I already have two favorites; ROBIN'S FIESTY PASTA, and FETTUCCINE WITH ZUCCHINI AND FRESH TOMATOE SAUCE. My family always welcome their arrival to the table and I enjoy cooking them. It was surprising how simple they were to prepare and how great tasting in the end. Being a fan of AMC for over 20 years, knowing more about Robin made it even more enjoyable. I plan to give it as a gift this Christmas.
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Format: Paperback
I found this cookbook easy to follow and the recipes uncomplicated. You can't go wrong with the Spicy Asian Meatballs, Garlic Cheese Spread, or the Low-Fat Cheesecake among others. I have used many of Robin's recipes for cocktail parties and they are a huge hit. Great advice and fun stories from her personal life all make a good read. Just wish Robin still had her cooking show on Lifetime. The fact that I have met her on several occasions and she is always warm and friendly, makes this all the more enjoyable!
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Format: Hardcover
Robin had wonderful recipes and I loved the stories she shared about her life. She is a good author and a great cook.
One recipe I loved was for Turkey meatloaves. Everyone shoudl try that. My parents loved it, too.
Robin is a great actress, author, cook, and an over all wonderful person!
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By A Customer on February 14, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent cookbook written by my favorite Soap Opera actress. It is obvious that Robin is a wonderful cook since I have already tried several of her recipes and they are great. If you want a great cookbook and a hint of who *Janet from another Planet* really is....buy this cookbook!
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