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From a reality TV star and mother of sixquick and easy recipes for busy working parents
On the first season of Hells Kitchen, working mom Elsie Ramos was clearly the audience favorite, though she didnt ultimately win. She even drew accolades from curmudgeonly chef Gordon Ramsay, who praised her no-nonsense approach to cooking and her simple but delicious Turkey Tacos and Chicken Soup. But while competing on the show may have been tough, it was no tougher than the challenge Elsie faced every night after a long day at workgetting a tasty dinner on the table fast for her longtime boyfriend and their hungry boys.
Now, in Elsies Turkey Tacos and Arroz con Pollo, Elsie shares more than 100 of her tried-and-true, Latin-inspired recipes for family-friendly weeknight meals. As a working mom, Elsie knows the pressures of putting satisfying, healthy meals on the table night after nighther kids typical greeting is not Hello but Whats for dinner? Elsies recipes offer ready-made solutions for great-tasting, easy-to-prepare meals, from one-dish favorites like Baked Ziti and Shepherds Pie to dishes that draw on Elsies Puerto Rican heritageArroz con Pollo, Fried Sweet Plantains, and Puerto Rican Baked Stuffed Meatloaf, among others.
With chapters on soups and stews, appetizers and sides, rice dishes, other main dishes, and drinks, along with Elsies rules for simplifying shopping and weeknight cooking, Elsies Turkey Tacos and Arroz con Pollo will be the go-to cookbook for parents everywhere who want real-world solutions for everyday dinner dilemmas.
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