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Cook Smarter: Solutions for Weeknight Dinners

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Learn smart strategies, meal planning solutions and exciting recipes for quick weeknight meals that amaze! Television star Sara Moulton shows you how.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class materials, including 20 recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Sara Moulton
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Tired of shopping after a long day at work, or scrounging for ingredients that only yield lackluster weeknight meals? Spice up dinnertime with quick and easy solutions from renowned chef and cookbook author Sara Moulton! Sara starts by sharing her pantry-stocking tips, her meal-planning strategy, and even shopping tricks to set yourself up for success. Then, learn how to whip up five-ingredient mains, salad suppers, pasta, eggs and more! Sara's Buffalo orzo with chicken, sausage-stuffed shrimp, chicken saltimbocca, seared scallop salad, veggie burritos and so much more will have everyone asking for seconds! Sara also shares tricks for turning humdrum veggies and grains into yummy sides to round out your meal. Plus, discover her solution for "cooking once, eating twice" by transforming leftovers, such as grilled lamb chops into tasty lamb burgers. What will you do with all the time you'’ve saved with these smarter, faster weeknight meals?

Lesson Breakdown

1. Need for Speed
Meet cookbook author and cooking show host Sara Moulton and learn to take charge of your weeknight dinners with a well-stocked pantry and sensible cooking strategies. Sara gets cooking right away with two easy favorites: buffalo orzo with chicken, and sausage-stuffed baked shrimp.
2. Smart & Speedy Side Dishes
3. Think Thin
4. Salad for Supper
5. Easy, Edible Eggs
6. No Meat, No Problem
7. Double-Duty Dinners

Recommended with this class

  • Food processor with grating disk (optional)

Taught by

Sara Moulton
Sara Moulton
Sara Moulton has been a chef, cookbook author and television host for more than 30 years. She worked her way through many high-profile restaurants before venturing into the world of television. There, she spent years behind the scenes first on Julia Child & More Company and then on Good Morning America, before going on camera herself. Sara has hosted shows on The Food Network, including Cooking Live and Sara's Secrets, and she currently hosts the public television show Sara's Weeknight Meals. She has also written several cookbooks, including Sara's Secrets for Weeknight Meals.

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