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Cookbook Review – 3-Step Cooking with Flavor

Updated on November 15, 2008

Looking for easy family meal ideas? Want to enjoy home-cooked dinners, but feel overwhelmed by the thought of cooking after a hectic day? Tired of rotating through the same few recipes for at-home meals? If you can answer yes to these questions, consider adding the McCormick 3-Step Cooking with Flavor cookbook to your kitchen collection.

3-Step Cooking with Flavor is made for busy people who want to provide their families with healthful, home cooked meals that taste great but are also easy to make. You'll find hundreds of delicious recipes that are surprisingly easy to make in this attractive and simple to use cookbook. With nothing requiring more than three steps to prepare, even the busiest people can find time to make the delicious recipe ideas in this book.

What's in the Book?

Have you ever arrived home from work only to stare at the contents of your kitchen and realize that none of the ingredients you have are likely to combine to form anything edible? This book starts out with a detailed listing of staple supplies you should keep on hand in your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer so that you never have to worry about being unable to put together a meal from the items you have on hand.

The cookbook itself is organized by type of recipe, so you'll be able to quickly locate instructions for preparing specific types of meals. When you're ready to prepare a poultry dinner for your family, simply flip to the chicken and turkey section, and you'll find several tasty recipe ideas featuring poultry.

Favorite Main Dish Recipes

With so many wonderful recipes featured in 3-Step Cooking with Flavor, it's difficult to narrow down choices to a few favorites. Some of the best - and easiest to prepare-main dishes in this book include:

  • BBQ Turkey Meatloaf
  • Cuban Style Shredded Steak
  • Fish Enchiladas with Ranchero Sauce
  • Old Bay Shrimp Scampi
  • Pizza Meatloaf
  • Portobello-Tarragon Chicken
  • Salsa Chicken
  • Slow Cooker Chicken-Tomato Stew
  • Stuffed Acorn Squash with Spiced Beef

Other Recipes

Even though the bulk of the recipes in 3-Step Cooking with Flavor are for main dishes, there are also plenty of ideas for side dishes, first courses, and desserts. Some of the best dishes in these categories from the cookbook include:

  • Mediterranean Vegetable Saute
  • Pan Roasted Cauliflower with Penne
  • Quick Corn Chowder
  • Raisin Bread Pudding
  • Red Rice
  • Roasted Mixed Vegetables
  • Spiced Apple Bundt Cake
  • Stuffed Peach French Toast
  • Vanilla Pound Cake

Start Cooking?

Do these recipe ideas sound great to you? When you add 3-Step Cooking with Flavor to your cookbook collection, you'll be ready to start cooking these delicious dishes -- and many others - in no time at all.


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