The Short-Cut Cook : Make Simple Meals with Surprisingly Little Effort

By Jacques Pepin
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Jacques PÉpin, America's favorite French chef, makes your cooking easier with 150 timesaving recipes.

  • Make crackers by spritzing wonton wrappers with oil and bake until golden.
  • Use frozen butternut squash for quick soup.
  • Freeze salmon and cream cheese appetizer rollups for easy slicing.
  • Prepare cheese straws appetizers with frozen puff pastry.
  • Need an elegant entrÉe in record time?
    SautÉ pork cutlets with prunes and steak sauce.
  • Spoon a rich-tasting sauce of wine, ketchup, and mustard over grilled steak
  • Mix melted chocolate with whipped cream for quick chocolate mousse.
  • Fill a store-bought, hollowed-out pound cake with quick food processor lemon buttercream.