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No More Takeout!

(book, Stephen Hartigan & Jerry Boak)

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Face it: even the tastiest takeout food gets boring after a while — and expensive; all those repeat orders for burgers and buffalo wings can take a bite out of your bank account. But what if you don't really know your way around the kitchen? How do you start cooking your own meals?

No More Takeout! makes it easy. Created by chef Stephen Hartigan and Jerry Boak, this unique do-it-yourself guide walks you step by step through more than 100 simple but delicious recipes. Its hip, accessible style makes it easy and fun to get with the program and start cooking. Best of all, full-color photographs illustrate key steps in each recipe as well as finished dishes — and guide you to great results every time.

To help you build confidence, the recipes are divided into three levels. Level 1 offers super-easy recipes for simple snacks and favorite comfort foods, from Nachos with Guacamole and Fresh Salsa to Macaroni and Cheese to Chocolate Chip Cookies. At Level 2, you'll encounter more sophisticated techniques and flavors — and find recipes such as Butternut Squash and Ginger Soup, Crispy Chicken Cutlets with Mushrooms, and Chocolate Truffle Cake. And once you make it to Level 3, you'll be ready to impress the family — or that special someone — with elegant dishes like Mussels in White Wine Sauce, Prime Rib of Beef, and Lemon Tart.

Complete with kitchen-tested tips and sidebars, No More Takeout! is the illustrated cooking course you've been waiting for. It's just what you need to start cooking Roast Turkey with Stuffing — and go cold turkey on takeout!