Every mom should have an arsenal of family-friendly recipes that every member of your household loves. There's nothing worse than spending your precious time trying to cook a delicious meal for your family, only to hear groans and moans by some of them once you bring it to the table.
Pasta dishes have always been a big hit in my house, but to be honest, I wish I had a few more than my three tried and true favorites. Thankfully, Annabel Karmel authored a cookbook, entitled Top 100 Pasta Dishes, aimed at satisfying your entire family, even the kids. Sound too good to be true? Keep reading to find out!
Children (and parents) everywhere, even the pickiest eaters, love pasta. And there's no one more qualified to lead parents through the creation of fun and healthy pasta meals than Annabel Karmel in Top 100 Pasta Dishes, her latest collection of easy, family-friendly recipes.
Like the Super Nanny, Annabel has taken American moms and dads by storm, bringing her British can-do parenting spirit to the United States with a line of equipment for making fresh baby foods at Babies 'R Us, television appearances and, of course, her popular cookbooks. In Top 100 Pasta Dishes, Annabel offers creative and exciting new options for dressing up drab old noodles, and each recipe packs in extra nutrition with every spoonful.
She provides a bite-sized section just for babies, showing how pasta can be an excellent way of introducing texture to new palates; another for super-picky toddlers; and more for bigger kids. But with crowd-pleasing recipes like Hidden Vegetable Bolognese, Chicken with Butternut Squash Pasta Risotto and Sweet and Sour Meatballs, this collection is not just for kids - grown-ups will love them, too. With Annabel's use of meat, beans, fish and vegetables, there's no need to cook separately for the bigs and the littles - everyone can enjoy the same family meal together.
With tasty, nutritious, quick and economical recipes, Top 100 Pasta Dishes makes the perfect addition to any family's mealtime rotation. Here's how:
- Feeding your fussy eaters: Even the fussiest of eaters absolutely love pasta
- Concealing vegetables: With Annabel's colorful and tasty dishes, kids won't even know they are eating "yucky" vegetables
- One family, one meal: Mom, Dad, baby and teen can all eat and enjoy the same meal. No last-minute mac and cheese or take-out necessary
- Easy recipes for busy nights: Flip through the book on school nights and find a 30-minute meal at your finger tips
- Save money: With ingredients like bowtie pasta, sweet potato and brown sugar, these recipes will not break the bank
Filled with color photos, simple instructions, and clear notes on cooking and preparation times, plus symbols throughout to show which recipes are suitable for babies and younger children, and which recipes are suitable for freezing, this is the ultimate pasta cookbook for families everywhere. With Annabel’s help, dinnertime can finally be fuss free! :yay:
Disclosure: I received the Top 100 Pasta Dishes Cookbook from Atria Books in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!