Not Your Mother's® Weeknight Cooking

Not Your Mother’s® Weeknight Cooking

You really can have a hearty, delicious meal prepped, cooked, and served in under an hour.

Think it’s not possible? Test us out! Try Baked Halibut Parmesan, Hungarian Paprika Chicken, or, yes, the Ratatouille Tortilla Pizza.

Complete List of Recipes

Click on Chapter Title to see all recipes included in the book.

Chapter 1: Supper Specials: Fish and Shellfish
  • Mustard-Soy Glazed Salmon with Brown Sugar and Ginger
  • Baked Salmon with Avocado Fruit Salsa
  • Salmon Teriyaki with Cabbage Salad
  • Verde Salmon in Parchment with Green Olives
  • Grill-Pan Balsamic Salmon
  • Pan-Seared Peppered Tuna with Cucumber-Pickled Ginger Salad
  • Sake Swordfish with Asian Greens
  • Pan-Roasted Halibut with Chipotle-Lime Butter
  • Baked Halibut Parmesan
  • Fabulous Fish Tacos
  • Pan-Seared Sea Bass with Mashed Purple Potatoes and Green Yogurt Sauce
  • Snapper Veracruz
  • Red Snapper with Jack Cheese
  • Pan-Fried Trout with Hot Garlic Pecan Sauce
  • Herb-Coated Tilapia
  • Sole Dijon
  • Sole with Lemon Caper Butter Sauce
  • Coquille St. Jacques au Naturel
  • Jumbo Shrimp and Polenta
  • Shrimp Provençal
  • Scampi
  • Baked Crab Cakes with Caper-Dill Sauce and Red Pepper Coulis
Chapter 2: Supper Specials: Poultry
  • Palliards of Chicken with Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes
  • Chicken Piccata
  • Mozzarella Chicken Breasts
  • Baked Chicken with Parmesan Herb Crust
  • Hungarian Paprika Chicken
  • Lemon Chicken with Mint
  • Butterflied Roast Chicken and Creamer Potatoes with Herbes de Provence
  • Coq au Vin in Dijon Yogurt Sauce and Frisée Salad with Roasted Mushrooms
  • Spicy Chicken with Cilantro and Mushrooms
  • White Chicken Chili
  • Mexican Chicken with Beer Glaze and Sweet Potato Fries
  • Chicken Fingers with Orange-Miso Dipping Sauce
  • Oven-Fried Drumsticks with IOU Pasta
  • Sicilian Chicken Livers with Tiny Herb Pasta
  • Chicken Divan Casserole
  • Easiest Chicken Parm
  • Classic Chicken Pot Pie
  • Turkey or Chicken Marsala with Olive Couscous
  • Turkey Cutlets with Cherry Sauce and Saffron Mashed Potatoes
  • Roast Turkey Tenderloin with Citrus Wine Sauce
Chapter 3: Supper Specials: Meat
  • Rib-Eyes with Red Wine Pan Sauce
  • Pan-Seared Sirloin Shell Steak with Food Processor Béarnaise Sauce
  • Fillet of Beef with Mushroom Stroganoff Sauce
  • Roasted London Broil and Succotash
  • Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Cannellini Beans
  • Salisbury Steak and Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Flank Steak Broccoli Beef
  • Oven-Barbecued Beef Ribs with Veggie Packets
  • Horseradish Meatloaf
  • Veal Chops with Balsamic Vinegar Sauce and Quick Caesar Salad
  • Veal Scallops with Mushrooms and Madeira
  • Lemon Veal with Green Beans
  • Glazed Ham Steak
  • Mustard-Honey Glazed Pork Tenderloin Roast
  • Smoky-Hot Molasses BBQ Sauce-Glazed Pork Tenderloin Roast
  • Southwest-Style Chili and Herb-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin Roast
  • Blackberry-Glazed Pork Tenderloin Roast
  • Scallops of Pork with Raisins and Sherry Vinegar
  • Pan-Roasted Pork Chops with Homemade Applesauce
  • Dijon Pork Chops with Red Cabbage
  • Lamb Curry with Apples and Apricots
  • Mint and Lemon–Crusted Rack of Lamb with Mascarpone Creamed Spinach
  • Pan-Sautéed Lamb Chops with Blackberry Sauce
Chapter 4: Dinnertime Classics: Pasta, Gnocchi, Polenta, and Rice
  • Pasta with Pesto
  • Spaghetti with Zucchini, Basil, and Mint
  • Pasta with Broccoli Sauce
  • Better Fettuccine Alfredo
  • Angel Hair with Tomatoes, Basil, and Garlic
  • Penne Rigate Macaroni and Cheeses
  • Seven-Vegetable and Rigatoni Pasticcio
  • Buddha’s Delight with Buckwheat Noodles
  • Down-to-Earth Linguine with Clams
  • Shells with Tuna and Tomato Sauce
  • Pappardelle with Chunky Red Wine Meat Sauce
  • Italian Pasta and Turkey Meatballs
  • Little Ear Pasta with Sausage and Red Peppers
  • Chinese Spaghetti with Pork Sauce
  • Empress Chili and Spaghetti
  • Ravioli with Quick Tomato Basil Sauce
  • Ravioli with Mushrooms and Sweet Peas
  • Gnocchi with Lamb Ragu
  • Creamy Polenta and Weeknight Bolognese Sauce
  • Not Your Mother's Microwave Risotto with Asparagus and Mushrooms
  • Golden Risotto with Fresh Corn and Ginger
  • Fragrant Coconut Rice
  • Sauté of Corn, Rice, and Fresh Basil
  • Rice Pilaf with Raisins and Almonds
  • Saffron Rice with Green Onions
  • Lemon Rice
  • Italian Sausage and Red Sauce with Rice
  • Suppertime Fried Rice with Tofu and Vegetables
  • Vegetarian Paella
Chapter 5: The Soup Kitchen
  • Roasted Red Pepper Soup
  • Curried Carrot Yogurt Soup
  • Broccoli and Cheddar Soup
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • Crème of Asparagus Soup
  • Country Vegetable Chowder
  • Peggy's Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup
  • Garlicky Tortellini Soup with Tomato and Spinach
  • Chinese Dumpling Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms, Greens, & Tofu
  • Italian Potato Leek Soup
  • Red Lentil Vegetable Soup
  • Black Bean Soup
  • White Bean Soup with Greens
  • Corn Chowder
  • Vegetarian Beet and Cabbage Borscht
  • Tomato Vegetable Soup
  • Pumpkin and Hominy Tortilla Soup
  • White Clam Chowder
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Escarole Sausage Soup
  • Thai Chicken Soup
Chapter 6: Eggs du Jour
  • Zucchini and Tomato Frittata
  • Pasta Frittata
  • Denver Omelet
  • Sweet Potato Turkey Hash
  • Joe's Special
  • Egg Foo Yung
  • Lobster and Asparagus Benedict
  • French Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Chives
  • Individual Cheese Quiches
  • Wine, Bread, and Cheese Souffle
  • Green Chile Tortilla Pie
Chapter 7: Fresh Produce: Main-Dish Salads
  • Mediterranean Greek Salad
  • Fattoush-Toasted Pita Bread Salad with Falafel Balls
  • Double Tomato Baby Lentil Salad with Olives
  • Tuscan Tuna and Beans
  • Warm Garlic Salmon on Mixed Greens
  • Curried Turkey and Couscous Salad
  • Chinese Chicken Salad
  • Cobb Salad
  • Duck Breast Salad with Blueberries, Walnuts, and Currant Vinaigrette
  • Oriental Pork and Asparagus Salad
  • Italian Greens with Genoa Salami, Chickpeas, and Black Olives
  • California Taco Salad
  • Mexican Roast Beef Salad
Chapter 8: Supper Out of Hand: Sandwiches, Burgers, and Pizzas
  • Tofu Salad Sandwiches
  • Eggplant Sandwiches
  • Portobello Mushroom Sandwiches with Cranberry Dijon Mustard
  • Mozzarella in Carrozza with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
  • Potato-Crusted Tilapia Sandwiches
  • Chicken Fajita Pitas
  • Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
  • Open-Faced Hot Turkey Sandwiches with Tarragon Gravy
  • Turkey Ciabatta Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions, Cranberry, and Provolone
  • Vegetable and Tofu Quesadillas
  • Chile Relleno Sandwiches with Two Salsas
  • Creamy Cheese Enchiladas
  • Gold Beef Burgers with Cold Pea Salad
  • Lamb Gyro Burgers with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce
  • Tuna Burgers with Wasabi Mayo
  • Vegetable & Prosciutto Ciabatta Pizza
  • Ratatouille Tortilla Pizzas
  • Stuffed Pita Pizzas
  • The Great White Vegetable and Garlic Pizza
  • Classic Cheese Pizza