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  • 12/2015
  • 9780996911207
  • 188 pages
  • $24.95
The 8x8 Cookbook: Square Meals for Weeknight Family Dinners, Desserts and More--In One Perfect 8x8-Inch Dish
Kathy Strahs, author

Adult; Food & Cooking; (Market)

With The 8x8 Cookbook, author Kathy Strahs elevates the simple 8x8-inch square baking dish into a dinnertime secret weapon for busy families. Beyond the usual brownies and casseroles, the passionate force behind the blogs PaniniHappy.com and CookingOntheSide.com has created 64 modern “square meals”: easy weeknight one-dish meals such as Honey-Glazed Chicken with Root Vegetables, Sunday dinner recipes like Spinach-Pesto Lasagna, tasty recipes for sides such as Chard Apple Stuffing that would make a nice addition to the Thanksgiving table, brunch fare including Orange Custard French Toast, and Croissant Bread Pudding with Espresso Butterscotch Sauce for dessert.
Reviews
Strahs follows up her Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook with another collection based on a common kitchen item: in this case, the standard eight-inch-square dish most often used for brownies. Readers will find a brownie recipe here, but they’ll likely be surprised at Strahs’s other imaginative, practical uses for the dish. Whether readers choose to use a glass, ceramic, or metal pan (being mindful to reduce the oven temperature if the pan’s dark), Strahs offers dozens of tasty , simple recipes. Kid-friendly dishes include hot ham-and-cheese sliders, mac and cheese, and chocolate chip cookie bars. The book is dominated by simple main dishes, such as shortcut chicken enchiladas and spinach-pesto lasagna, but Strahs offers a few surprises, such as a roasted cod with gremolata and lemony orzo; smoked salmon, spinach, and herbed goat cheese phyllo pie; and carrot custard. The majority of the recipes call for just a handful of ingredients and can be assembled in a matter of minutes, though some (curried chicken pot pie, Greek pastitsio, overnight apple cinnamon rolls) require some planning. Rounded out with helpful tips on potluck-friendly and freeze-ahead dishes, this is a helpful resource that cooks of all skill levels can appreciate, and it will likely lead to many meals out of the oft-overlooked brownie pan. (BookLife)
Catherine McCord, Author of Weelicious and Weelicious Lunches

"Kathy Strahs nails it with her weeknight-friendly 'square meals'. The 8x8 dish is not only the perfect size for my busy family, but it's also just right for freeze-ahead meals and potlucks with friends. We could eat these dishes every night of the week!"

Cool Mom Eats

"The 8×8 Cookbook: A whole book of mouthwatering, one-pan family meals. Yes, please!"

News
04/12/2016
WINNER: Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Best First Book

Burnt Cheese Press earned a Gold Award at the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Awards. Founder Kathy Strahs proudly accepted the Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book -- Nonfiction, an award for the first book from a new press, for The 8x8 Cookbook.

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 12/2015
  • 9780996911207
  • 188 pages
  • $24.95

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