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Subject: Is there a cookbook out there for me?
Date Posted: 7/21/2009 8:05 PM ET
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I'm looking for  a cookbook that would be perfect for me. Something quick and easy and tells me what i need to buy to make it. sorta like those Cambell's cookbooks where they tell you to buy this and this to make that for this long, ect. I have a 2 year old with a husband that works all day so I need simple small meals. help?

Date Posted: 7/22/2009 8:53 PM ET
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Have you ever looked at any of Leanne Ely's _Saving Dinner_ books? She has several out. I think most of the recipes are for 4-6 people, but she gives a week's worth of meals (main dishes, with serving suggestions) at one time, complete with shopping lists. If you google her name and Saving Dinner, you'll find her web site. She has a service so that you can buy subscriptions to several sorts of menus, plus a number of print cookbooks. I'm pretty sure that a lot of her recipes are kid-friendly and quick to put together as well. It's worth taking a look at, at any rate. Another GREAT cookbook is _Whole Foods for the Whole Family, edited by Roberta Bishop Johnson. It's been one of my staples for years and years. Lots of great recipes as well as lots of information. HTH, Anne in (almost) Memphis
Date Posted: 7/23/2009 12:15 AM ET
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Check out Rachel Ray.   You can watch her first on food network and get and idea if you would like hter recipies.   She has alot of quick and simple receipies. 

Date Posted: 8/8/2009 7:57 PM ET
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I like the "A Man, A Can, A Plan" book, but sometimes it sneaks things in as ingredients it doesn't have pictured.  It's still obvious what you need, once you know it does it!   (I kinda didn't bother reading!)

I like fresh stuff too much to eat out of it daily, but we use it as emergency meals and it works quite well. The food is tasty and easy.

Date Posted: 8/19/2009 9:43 AM ET
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I heartily second Leanne Ely's Saving Dinner. She uses real ingredients to make simple healthful meals, i.e. no opening cans of soup filled with MSG & sodium. She does the menu planning, gives you the shopping list, and has alternatives available for different dietary restrictions, budget conscious, weight conscious, etc. The best part, is her recipes are easy. You don't have to be a good cook to make them. She also has a subscription service that's pretty affordable, if you want different menus sent to you on a regular basis.

Date Posted: 8/19/2009 12:07 PM ET
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thanks everyone!

Subject: Saving Dinner
Date Posted: 8/27/2009 11:20 AM ET
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... and there's a website!

http://www.savingdinner.com/