Barefoot Contessa: Make It Ahead by Ina Garten

Whether you're hosting a lavish special occasion or just trying to whip up dinner on a hectic weeknight, Ina Garten is here to make it easier. For the first time, the Food Network's Barefoot Contessa answers the number-one question she receives from cooks: "Can I make it ahead?" In this beautifully photographed book you'll find: Ina's professional secrets gleaned from two decades as a specialty-food retailer and 15 years of cookbook writing. Easy-to-understand instructions for exactly what you can prep, assemble, or cook ahead of time. 88 recipes for every meal, from cocktails and appetizers to mains and desserts. Highlights include summer rose sangria, Parmesan kale chips, wild mushroom and farro soup, French chicken pot pies and Ina's decadent (gluten-free!) chocolate cake with make-ahead whipped cream. Ina also includes recipes for the biggest cooking day of the year-Thanksgiving! Hardcover, 272 pages.
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December 6, 2014
Have made several dishes for years from Ina's books. Her time saving tips for Thanksgiving are priceless. We all struggle to have multiple dishes all on the table at the same time and remain warm. Her tips allow you to prepare a few days ahead, so you actually have time to visit with guests and not stress about having your turkey and all the side dishes warm and ready together. She's so brilliant that way! And so simple!
Pros: Easy to Use, so simple