Focusing on healthy, easy-to-prepare dishes, this lavish cookbook contains 87 recipes for time-crunched cooks faced with the challenge of preparing meals for special occasions such as dinner parties, wedding showers, birthdays, or holiday lunches. The recipes are organised into seven chapters covering breakfast, lunch, appetisers, soups and salads, side dishes, main courses, and desserts. Detailed, step-by-step photographs show how to prepare each recipe and close-ups of the finished dishes are provided.
Marie Hejl is an attorney and host of Cooking with Marie, an award-winning cooking show televised on cable channels in eighty markets. She has been featured in Country Living, Food & Wine, Lucky magazine, and Southern Living and has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show.