Family Meals

Family Meals

Book - 2014
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Real homemade food for your family is easy to make!

Can't decide what to make for dinner that everyone in the family will enjoy? Are you craving healthy, simple and delicious recipes for breakfasts, packed lunches, snacks and weekday dinner when you're short on time? Are you looking for ways to make mealtime fun and get your family involved in the kitchen? Well, look no further. An advocate for simple, healthy cooking, Michael Smith knows that his most important job is family cook, so he wants to inspire and help you create great-tasting meals for your own family--and make some lasting memories along the way!

Michael is passionate about cooking real homemade food. In Family Meals, he shares easy-to-make recipes that he loves to cook for his own family, along with tips on how to make cooking together fun. Turn your kitchen into a gathering place for your whole family while you prepare and share meals.

Family Meals features 100 recipes straight from Michael's home kitchen. Kick-start your day with Nutmeg Waffles with Banana Butter, Nutty Seed Granola or Tropical Fruit Smoothies for breakfast; pack delicious lunches and snacks like Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Granola Muffins to get the whole family through their busy day. And, you'll find a variety of one-pot meals, hearty soups, stews, casseroles and quick, easy-to-make meals that are all great for a busy week. Your whole family is sure to enjoy dihes such as Weekend or Weeknight Beef Stew, Stovetop Chicken with Herb Dumplings, Tortilla Lasagna and Chia Veggie Burgers, plus treats your family won't be able to resist like Boston Cream Cupcakes and Fallen Chocolate Cake Stuffed with Whipped Cream.

Family Meals is a must-have for families to enjoy cooking and eating healthy, delicious food together.

Publisher: Toronto : Penguin, ©2014.
ISBN: 9780143184119
Characteristics: 256 pages :,colour illustrations ;,28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Szulc, Ryan. - Photographer

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WVMLlibrarianTara Apr 30, 2015

Michael Smith's weekend pancake recipe is my family's new go-to breakfast treat!

debwalker Oct 17, 2014

Brilliant recipes and ideas for engaging kids in the joy of cooking - specialist egg crackers!

ksoles Sep 10, 2014

Always an advocate for fresh ingredients, homemade food and family mealtimes, Michael Smith shares one hundred go-to recipes from his own home in his latest cookbook, "Family Meals." In Smith's kitchen, every member of the family participates in food preparation; thus, his mouth-watering recipes call for basic ingredients and equipment/utensils that most home cooks own. No need to scour specialty food markets or purchase a single-purpose kitchen appliance when following Smith's philosophy.

Smith divides his recipes into ten categories including Breakfast & Brunch, Meatless Mondays, Lunchbox & Snacks, Sweets & Treats and Cook Ahead. Beautiful, full-page photos accompany each recipe and, with a special touch, Smith also includes many heartwarming photos of himself and his family having fun in the kitchen. Finally, the book also contains tips on how to both make cooking a family effort and keep your family kitchen running smoothly during the week.

Following Smith's recipes, everyone from pre-schoolers to adults can contribute to a wonderful meal, whether it be Every-Day Egg Sandwiches, All-day Sausage Lasagna, Overnight Oatmeal or even Just-Add-Water Noodle Jars!

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