All Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 26 and will remain closed on Thursday, November 27.
small text medium text large text

Fast & Simple Cooking

Not much time to cook? Check out our collection of quick recipes and time-saving suggestions.

 

Selected Books

For more than 600 additional titles, browse the library catalog under the subject heading: Quick And Easy Cooking.

Akis, Eric
Everyone Can Cook Midweek Meals: Recipes for Cooks on the Run
TX833.5.A35 2008x
Over 120 easy-to-follow recipes for dishes that are either easy enough to be quickly prepared after work, or designed to be made in advance and at the ready when needed.
 
Besser, Jean
The 5:30 Challenge
TX833.5 B4877 2005
Hard day at work? Check out this guide to an easy night in the kitchen.
 
Edmunds, Liz
The Food Nanny Rescues Dinner: Easy family dinners for every day of the week
TX833.5.E36 2008x
Liz Edmunds is a great proponent of sitting down together each night for a family meal.
 
Fairchild, Barbara
The Bon Appétit Fast Easy Fresh Cookbook
TX714.F3358 2008
Inspired by the popular "Fast Easy Fresh" feature in Bon Appétit magazine, this new compilation of more than 1,000 recipes is written in a user-friendly, approachable style and features recipes with a fun, modern spin.
 
Fishbein, Susie
Kosher by Design, Short on Time: Fabulous Food Faster
TX724.F4959 2006x
Fishbein has other Kosher by Design cookbooks but this one contains time-saving recipes.
 
Good, Phyllis Pellman
Fix-It and Enjoy-It! 5-Ingredient Recipes: quick and easy - for stove-top and oven!
TX833.5.G674 2008
In case you don't have a gourmet's spice cabinet and pantry, here are some recipes using only 5 ingredients.
 
Hensperger, Beth
Not Your Mother's Weeknight Cooking: Quick And Easy Wholesome Homemade Dinners
TX738.H5785 2008
Oh, Oh, it looks like the previous generation of mothers comes up wanting.
 
McDermott, Nancie
Quick & Easy Thai: 70 Everyday Recipes
TX724.5.T5 M33 2004
Do you just LOVE Thai food but don't know how to make it at home? Why don't you take out this book and see if it can replace Thai Take-out. And then you can move on to Quick & Easy Vietnamese.
 
Miller, Robin
Robin Rescues Dinner: 52 Weeks of Quick-Fix Meals, 350 Recipes, and a Realistic Plan to Get Weeknight Dinners on the Table
TX833.5.M5453 2009
Miller offers an organized approach to dinner for the time challenged with a year's worth of weeknight meals that make the most out of seasonal produce and cooking ahead.
 
Miller, Robin
Robin to the Rescue: Quick & Simple Recipes for Delicious Home Cooking
TX833.5.M5455 2008
Robin Miller has a program on the Food Network and specializes in cooking large amounts that will work for 3 meals.
 
 
Ray, Rachael
Rachael Ray's Big Orange Book
TX833.5.R389 2008
"Her favorite all-new 30-minute meals, veggie meals, holiday menus, dinners-for-one, kosher meals, rollover menus, and much, much more!"
 
Ray, Rachael
Classic Rachael Ray 30-Minute Meals: The All-Occasion Cookbook
TX833.5.R38255 2006x
150 of Rachael Ray's best 30-Minute Meals.
 
 

Videos

For more cooking videos, browse the Food Network Takeout Collection.

30 Minute Meals
These DVDs cover burgers, cooking for a crowd, pasta and one dish meals.
 
The Best of America's Test Kitchen. Best Weeknight Recipes
Fancy but easy dishes from the chefs at Cook's Illustrated
 
 

Web Sites