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CookSmart: Perfect Recipes for Every Day

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Perfection has never been so convenient.
Pam Anderson's infallible renditions of favorite dishes have made her America's most trusted cook. In COOKSMART, she returns with can't-fail recipes for everyday meals we all love, from spaghetti and meatballs, oven-fried chicken, and fajitas to foods for special occasions like crab cakes and vegetable lasagna. Pam knows today's coo
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Hardcover, 348 pages
Published May 10th 2002 by Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Linda Hartlaub
Mar 09, 2014 Linda Hartlaub rated it liked it
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The book was an eye-opener as far as the details of recipe development. The tedious testing and re-testing, trying different percentages of ingredients together with substitutions and note taking makes me glad that I am not a recipe developer.

The book had a selected number of recipes, not a major compendium like many books. Unfortunately I skipped over large sections of red meat recipes. The recipes are clear and concise and would make an excellent book for someone new to cooking. The author is
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Lucyzoe
Feb 15, 2010 Lucyzoe rated it it was amazing
When it comes to creating cookbooks, Pam Anderson is one of THE best. She's the author of my favorite cookbook, Perfect Recipes For Having People Over, and The Perfect Recipe. In CookSmart, Pam teaches you how she tested the recipes and came up with the final version. If you're an expert in the kitchen, you probably already know much of the "whys;" however, if you're still learning, you'll love taking the journey and finding the perfect recipe for every day meals. Enjoy!
Mary
Jan 26, 2010 Mary rated it really liked it
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I got a few recipes from this book that are super helpful in their explanations. I rated the few recipes I liked, but honestly the majority I didn't feel a great need to try. Very good for a beginning cook, though.
Jovy
Jul 09, 2013 Jovy rated it liked it
Not what I was expecting...but it does give you good tips on getting a meal ready. Pam takes all the cooking or chef language that is sometimes difficult to understand and makes it simple.
False Millennium
Nov 02, 2012 False Millennium rated it really liked it
Former Chief Editor for America Cooks, the recipes are well tested before offered to the public. I photocopied a ton out of this book...wanting to try all.
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PAM ANDERSON is the author of the best-selling The Perfect Recipe, Perfect Recipes for Having People Over, and the New York Times bestseller The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight and Eating Great. She has been the food columnist for USA Weekend for the last eight years, is a contributing chef to Fine Cooking and Runners World, and writes a weekly blog for the Asheville (North Carolina) Citizen-Time ...more
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