Additional cookbooks for busy people

I had no idea this morning when I posted the Semi-homemade cooking for busy people article that it would be such a controversial topic! Apparently, Sandra Lee is a hot button issue. Who knew?!

One of the good things that has come from those comments is that a handful of people have made suggestions for alternative cookbooks than the one I suggested. Instead of having you pore back through all of those comments, I decided to pull out the cookbooks that have been named. If you have other fast and easy cookbooks to add to the list, please feel welcome to put them in the comments to this post.

Hopefully this post will be more beneficial to our busy readers!

Fast and simple cookbooks:

54 Comments for “Additional cookbooks for busy people”

  1. posted by Peg Bracken Fan on

    I am amazed that no one has mentioned Peg Bracken’s ’60s classic, “I Hate to Cook.” It is readily available in used book stores. As Peg says, the book is for people who would rather wrap their hands around a dry martini rather than a wet flounder at 5:30 PM… i.e. people who like good meals but really don’t have the time–or are disinclined–to slave over a hot stove for hours.

  2. posted by Brooklynchick on

    I second the Moosewood Cooks at Home for vegetarians, and any of Mark Bittman’s Minimalist cookbooks. His international one is particularly good. (How to cook everything?)

  3. posted by Christine on

    Thanks to Carrie at Natural Moms Talk Radio for recommending Glorious One Pot Meals. I read through the entire list of comments because I knew someone would mention this book. I have a degree in Home Economics and my husband was a nutrition/diabetes educator for 25 years. It’s pretty much the only cookbook we use now because the recipes are soooo easy and the food is healthy, interesting and very tasty! We don’t have time to cook every night, so we always make enough to serve four. The nights we don’t cook, we eat (excellent) leftovers. We turned a friend on to this cookbook and she gave out 7 copies as Christmas presents! Before GOPM we used Cooks Illustrated 30-min Meals. We liked that book a lot, too.

  4. posted by WilliamB on

    For fast, simple meals for beginners, try the “365 Ways to Cook..” series. I particularly like the chicken one.

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