Recipes have been edited or annotated for clarity, but the ingredients etc. have not been altered from the original published version, and I have done my best to give credit where due.
Garlic puffs are an easy party hit.
Mushroom Persillade is an easy, quick-cooking sauce full of flavor.
Tortellini with Tomato-Cream Sauce isn't exactly light but it is quick, simple, and delicious.
Ziti with Broccoli and White Beans - vegetarian, high vitamin, and even the olive oil's supposed to be good for you. And the ingredient list is so easy even I can memorize it.
Fish with Roasted Corn and Peppers makes a good company meal; easy, colorful, and healthy.
Salmon with Molasses and Mustard gives a familiar fish a bit of a kick.
Chicken a la King - one of a hundred tasty ways to prepare this classic.
Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic. Yes, forty. It's fantastic.
Chock-Full Chicken Noodle Soup lives up to its name; it's more like a stew, actually.
Game Hens in White Wine with Herbs is classy without being fussy. I ended up making this on a Sunday when a sale meant game hens were cheaper than chicken.
Ginger Chicken Saute is another "no time for grocery shopping" main dish.
Honey-Mustard Baked Chickensimply scrumptious.
Noodles Chicken Divan is handy when you have leftover chicken.
Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Fennel and Rosemary
Spicy Thai Chicken Pasta is fast, tasty, and somewhat exotic.
Hoisin Beef With Shiitake Mushroom Sauce for two; well worth the effort on a weekend or special occasion.
Mom's Fast Chili is another good one to keep handy for emergencies.
Steak au Poivre, a simple, delicious classic.
A favorite from my childhood, Cookie Kisses are ever-popular.
Dark-Chocolate Soufflé Cake is perfect for special celebrations; don't be daunted by the ingredient list or the number of steps.
Country White Bread makes storebought seem boring.
Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies from the redoubtable Mrs. Fields.