With Johanna Burkhard's Fast & Easy Cooking, you'll discover that when it comes to meals in a hurry, there really is a good alternative to commercially prepared convenience foods. In fact, it has never been easier to put homemade food on the table - and in less time than you might imagine. Here are 100 recipes specially designed for the needs of today's families. Looking for something quick to make with that ground beef in the fridge? You'll find a whole chapter (A Pound of Ground) of delicious ideas. There are meals that you can make ahead of time, ready at a moment's notice, that actually improve in flavor when reheated, in the chapter Stews, Casseroles and One-Pot Simmers. Throughout the book, you'll find hundreds of cooking and make-ahead tips that will make meal preparation faster and easier. As in Comfort Food Cookbook, Johanna Burkhard knows how to create recipes that are accessible, imaginative and, above all, great tasting. Just try her Big-Batch Minestrone or Spicy Asian Flank Steak. Kids will love Easy One-Pot Macaroni and Cheese. If you're looking for a quick backyard barbecue, try the Grilled Salmon with Cheese-Crusted Tomatoes and Romaine Salad. And for dessert, what could be better than Farmhouse Apple Tart? Current consumer studies consistently show that more and more people want good food fast. And that's precisely what Fast & Easy Cooking delivers.