Casual Cooking Author:The Pampered Chef When the weather turns warm, our attention naturally shifts to making fun, flavorful and fresh food in a relaxed atmosphere. In Casual Cooking, we begin with mouthwatering recipes that capture the spirit of American cooking-the backyard barbecue. Sizzling steaks, juicy burgers and smoky ribs are accompanied by a collection of traditional side ... more »dishes that represent some of the best of our culinary heritage. To complement these outdoor classics, we've created an impressive chapter of fast, fabulous indoor recipes designed to take advantage of summer's best produce while featuring cooking techniques that will keep your kitchen cool. And of course we have not forgotten those delightful desserts that are sure to round out any type of family meal you prefer.
Whether it's a casual gathering of friends or a simple family supper, you'll find yourself turning these pages again and again for inspiration. All of the recipes in this cookbook have been developed, tested and tasted in the Pampered Chef Test Kitchens with foolproof results that will delight your family and friends. The tips, techniques and menu suggestions we've included with each bountifully photographed recipe will help you bring dinner to the table with a smile-guaranteed.« less