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"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Review: The Good-to-Go Cookbook by Kathleen Cannata Hanna

Take-Along Food,
Quick Suppers,
and Satisfying Snacks
for On-The-Go Families

Are you always on the run? That's the question in capital letters on the back cover of this cookbook. In this day and age I would guess that many people answer that with YES in capital letters. The best solution is to slow down but since that isn't always possible, this has some tasty solutions to that dilemma.

Inside the 327 pages are more than 300 family friendly recipes. The contents are divided into categories of meals, snacks at home and on the go, 15 and 30 minute dishes, one-pot meals, pastas, side dishes and desserts. The pages are marked by colored tabs on the side so it's easy to find each section.

The recipes are laid out very clearly and simply on the page. Each step is numbered and there are also helpful tips at the bottom of the page. They include ingredients that can be added or altered and optional ways to serve the meals.

Along with the recipes there are also helpful tips on organizing your kitchen, cooking tips and a metric conversion chart. There is a wealth of information that will allow you to eat well in less time. You and your family may not have to make that mad dash through the take-out window quite as often. With three busy teens in our house we do that more than we'd like to. I haven't made my first meal from this book yet but I have plans! Now I just have to decide which dessert to make first - Peanut Butter Pie or Picket Fence Apple Pie. Yum!

Thank you to J.Kaye of J.Kaye's Book Blog for the contest where I won this book.


  1. It has been so long since I purchased a cookbook (it seems like a lifetime ago that I enjoyed creating in the kitchen). This one, however, sounds like it could really help my mealtime rut. Thanks for the great review.

  2. This sounds like a great cookbook for my son.

  3. This sounds like a great cookbook.

    I have a slight cookbook buying problem, and I'm always looking for new cookbooks to buy.


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