Comments: After admitting that your own homemade sauces will always taste better, and giving you recipes to make the four sauces that underpin all the recipes in this book, the author sends you to the store to get all manner of prepared and fresh foods and sauces that you combine to make the 160 recipes in this book. Such is the game plan for the cookbooks that promise quick, convenient meals these days.
There's great variety among the recipes – main dishes from beef; pork; lamb; chicken and turkey; fish and shellfish; and pasta; as well as pizza, tacos, and sandwiches; soups and stews; and side dishes and salads. The four sauces, by the way, are marinara, pesto, alfredo, and cheddar cheese.
To our way of thinking, some of the combinations look questionable, but overall, these look like solid, quick recipes that you'd be happy to put together and eat on weeknights.