Katie Workman, Author of “The Mom 100 Cookbook” Offers Cooking Classes in DC this weekend!

Leave the kids at home and learn tips, tricks, and recipes that are sure to earn two thumbs-up from your family. For $55, you’ll receive a hands-on lesson in easy, flavorful recipes—as well as time-saving tips—that will have the whole family applauding. Katie’s tone as a mom is real.  She makes excellent food that kids WILL eat – snacks that don’t come in crinkly bag, fish that kids will actually like, to-die-for family favorites. After getting a chance to taste your crowd-pleasing creations in class, bring them home with you at the end of the event and let your focus group render the final verdict. You’ll also receive a copy of The Mom 100 Cookbook to take with you to help you build a new repertoire that’s sure to bring down the house. More info on the class here: http://www.livingsocial.com/cities/1-washington-d-c/deals/342526-two-hour-cooking-class-for-one-parent-cookbook

I’m sure you know that making the whole family happy at mealtimes can be tough, but did you know that over 83% of moms want more variety to serve at dinnertime?* It seems as though the majority of moms out there keep making the same dishes over and over again, and everyone is getting tired of it! Well, with THE MOM 100 COOKBOOK: 100 Recipes Every Mom Needs in Her Back Pocket by Cookstr.com founding editor-in-chief and mother of 2, Katie Workman, no meal will be boring ever again! Katie will be teaching classes at LivingSocial 918 F Street this coming weekend on Saturday, May 19th & Sunday, May 20th(*This online survey was performed by Survey.com. Data was collected from March 2, 2012, to March 6, 2012. A total of 1,000 completed surveys were collected. In order to qualify for full participation in the study, respondents needed to be a US resident and mother to at least one child aged 2-12 years old living in their household.)

THE MOM 100 COOKBOOK delivers solutions to the 20 most common cooking dilemmas that every modern mom faces, providing recipes and tips for parents who are so baffled by their kids’ food preferences that mealtime has become a minefield. Katie shows moms how to crack open the door for the salad rejecter and how to make an enticing entrée with whatever’s in the fridge. Her recipes include brilliant shortcuts, such as a four-ingredient casserole perfect for family and company, and cooking flank steak in the broiler—so quick and simple!  And with Katie’s straightforward approach to tackling everyday cooking dilemmas, it also makes for a candid read, with wise tips, personal anecdotes, and wry one-liners sprinkled throughout.

Because Katie knows what it’s like to be a mom in the kitchen, her recipes also include special Fork in the Road suggestions (which lets you make one basic dish while still catering to different tastes,) as well as Make Ahead sidebars (recipes you can prepare in advance and store in the fridge or freezer for a quick, tasty, and healthy meal during the hectic week) and What the Kids Can Do sidebars (so instead of them getting in your way, you can include the kids in cooking dinner!)

Each of the 100 recipes is complemented by mouthwatering color photographs taken by Todd Coleman, executive food editor of Saveurmagazine. The result is an attractive, easy to understand, indispensible resource that every mom will be grateful for every day of the week. Just one glance at this beautiful book, and I’m sure you will agree with Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, and Ina Garten—who are among her biggest fans!

And to get a quick taste as to what the book offers, here’s a link to 10 quick tips in the kitchen: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheMOM100Cookbook?feature=watch.

Recipes:

–          A mouth-watering Brisket that will please husband and kids alike (and also provides leftovers for sandwiches and a soup – recipes included.)

–          Roast Chicken Pieces with 5 options for rubs (because, really, who has time to roast a whole chicken after work?!)

–          Healthy, but tasty & fun snacks like Chickpea Poppers.

–          Simple and quick additions to regular dinner sides, like goat cheese or Dijon mustard in Mashed Potatoes.

–          And an award-winning (from everyone who has tried it) One-Skillet Cheesy Beefy Casserole! A delicious meal with only 1 pan to clean!

 

“One of the best cookbook authors of her generation, Katie Workman is the perfect person to help moms everywhere get delicious meals to the table. I’m waiting for my invitation to her ‘taco night.’” — BOBBY FLAY

 

“These are the 100 recipes everyone needs! They’re the classics your family wants with the volume turned up.” — INA GARTEN

 

“The recipes in Katie Workman’s smart, sassy new cookbook will have even picky eaters asking for seconds!” — GIADA  DE LAURENTIIS

 

“At first, Katie Workman’s terrific book made me wish I’d had it when my own kids were little. Then I thought: ‘No, wait. I wish Katie were MY mom’.” — SANDRA BOYNTON

 

“Katie Workman writes with the confidence of a mom who’s been in the kitchen trenches with two hungry boys and has emerged without a scratch. Katie should be given a trophy for not dumbing down the food she serves her kids, and you’ll want to hug her for all of her smart tips, opinions, and amusing commentary—‘enough with the frozen chicken nuggets’ indeed!” — AMANDA HESSER, cofounder of FOOD52.com and writer for The New York Times