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Jyl Steinback's countertop magician
Steinback, Jyl.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Berkley Pub., [2003]

Physical Description:
xiii, 288 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
"A Perigee book."

"A busy mom's healthy cookbook"--Cover.

"More than 200 easy recipes using timesaving kitchen appliances"--Cover.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
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Item Holds
TX833.5 .S72 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Jyl Steinback shows how to make the most of kitchen appliances. With chapters such as Yearlong Indoor Grilling, Microwave Mania, and Smooth Sailing with Blenders and Food Processors, Countertop Magician can minimize the time spent slaving over a hot stove. At last, a cookbook that not only shows how to get kitchen gizmos in gear-it also has loads of easy healthful recipes to go along with them...

Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

Steinback, an author and magazine contributor who touts herself as "America's Healthiest Mom," here provides recipes designed to make the most of common kitchen appliances. While it's hard to imagine a busy mother who hasn't yet used her microwave or toaster oven to the fullest, Steinback's recipes are nevertheless creative and convenient. Her Spanish Rice and Seafood is colorful, with just a bit of spice, and her Creamed Zucchini Soup is appealing, especially in summer when zucchinis are everywhere. She makes use of common low-fat and low-sodium pantry items, and includes a shopping list for each recipe (which isn't truly necessary-who doesn't have black pepper in the house?). Not all of the recipes are winners: her Micro-Meatballs, for instance, contain grape jelly, and her microwaved fish dishes serve up limper fillets than their sauteed equivalents would-without any obvious gain in speed or healthfulness. Still, for people looking for quick and healthy dishes, this book gives numerous fresh ideas to serve at the end of a busy day. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved