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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Weekend Cooking: Don't Panic! Quick, Easy and Delicious meals for Your Family by Susie Martinez, Vanda Howell and Bonnie Garcia

Our Spring here in Texas has lasted about 10 minutes and now we are already well on our way to Summer-time temperatures. And if there is one thing I hate is to spend time in the kitchen in the Summer. So I was thrilled to be asked to review the new cookbook "Don't Panic! Quick, Easy and Delicious Meals For Your Family."

About The Book:

We're all busy, but that doesn't mean we have to eat like we are. You don't have to settle for feeding your family commercially packaged meals full of sodium and preservatives or fat-laced fast food.

Quick and healthy meals from your very own kitchen are easy with delicious recipes like:

Southwestern Baked Cheese Dip
Thai Chicken Wraps
Walnut Spinach Salad
Homestyle Mac & Cheese
Slow Cooker Pork Chops
Oven Roasted Orange Chicken
Grilled Flat Iron Steak Sandwiches
Spicy Shrimp and Asparagus Stir-Fry
Fruit Pizza
Mexican Chocolate Mousse

and many more

From quick meals made on the grill or in the sauté pan to crockpot dishes that require little prep and cook while you're out for the day, the recipes in this cookbook are tasty and nutritious--and require less hands-on preparation than traditional meals.

Easy appetizers and desserts; one-dish casseroles and pastas; simple soups, salads, and side dishes; and even fast breakfasts round out the selections. Meals that are freezer-friendly are marked for those who want to make ahead.

Give your family the best--the easy way!

I decided to give the Apricot Glazed Salmon recipe a try, and I was so pleased at how easy the recipe directions were to follow, and how well the recipe turned out! 

Apricot Glazed Salmon

1 1/2 lbs salmon filets
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. pepper


3 T. unsalted butter
1 cup (8 oz.) apricot preserves
2 T. Dijon mustard
1 T. plus 2 tsp. soy sauce
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)

1/2 cup slivered or sliced almonds, toasted (for topping, optional)


Preheat grill to medium heat. Baste salmon with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Mix glaze ingredients together in a small bowl.

Grill salmon over medium heat, basting several times with glaze, until salmon is done and flakes when tested with fork. Served with toasted almonds sprinkled on top.

This recipe serves six. 

I was really impressed with this cookbook, and it will find a place on my frequently used cookbooks shelf.

I received a copy of this book from Baker Publishing for review. I was not compensated for my opinion.

This cookbook will be available April 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Weekend Cooking is a weekly meme sponsored by Beth Fish Reads http://www.bethfishreads.com/. Check out the other yummy recipes that fellow bloggers have posted!


(Diane) bookchickdi said...

This sounds like a terrific book, and the Apricot Glazed Salmon sounds tasty.

Peggy Ann said...

I will be making this salmon recipe! sounds so good and easy.

Libby Rodriguez said...

This sounds like a good 'workhorse' cookbook. The "Don't panic" reminds me of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe! LOL!

Carole said...

Looks very tasty indeed.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I adore salmon - it looks delicious!

caite said...

I love salmon, but oddly have never made a glaze for it.

Peaceful Reader said...

The salmon recipe you made sounds wonderful. I could make this book work for me! Many nights I do "the dinner panic."

Marg said...

That salmon looks delicious! Not to sure that my son would eat it though!

Beth F said...

That salmon looks wonderful. I'll have to give it a try; we eat salmon often and I like getting new recipes for it. I do like cookbooks that are great for weekday cooking.

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

Thank you all for stopping by! I was gone this weekend, but will try to pop by your blogs this week to see what goodies you have posted! :)