From the author:
“I write novels about glitzy and glamorous people who go to wonderful restaurants and eat exotic dishes. But I keep my fancy cookbooks in my office for reference.
For my own cooking, I stick to tried-and-true, practical recipes that are fast and good, or they’re easy to fix, or they make a lot and freeze well so I only have to go through the slicing-and-dicing stages once in a while. And if you keep a pantry stocked with basics, most of these recipes don’t call for a special trip to the supermarket.
This book also includes a section of fast hacks (like how to make a cake mix taste like a professional baker’s product) and substitutions (like what to do when your recipe calls for self-rising flour and you don’t have any). I’ve also added a section called “Don’t Eat This!” which includes homemade green cleaning solutions and other do-it-yourself products, some around-the-house tricks for getting rid of pests, and some fun craft projects.”