Take the guesswork out of mealtime with over 100 essential, simple, and tasty one-pot and one-pan creations.
Sometimes it feels impossible to get a home-cooked meal on the table. Between preparing the ingredients, following elaborate directions, and cleaning up the mess of pots and pans, feeding your family or hosting friends can feel like more effort than it's worth. Fortunately, there's a satisfying solution to help make stress-free, mess-free, and tasty meals a reality: one-pot cooking. Using one of six cooking vessels--skillet, sheet pan, Dutch oven, baking pan, roasting pan, and casserole dish--with Jan Scott's effortless recipes, you can bring a complete dish to the table using easy-to-find ingredients and a variety of foolproof techniques. Preparing food in one pot not only saves time, both in the prep and post-meal clean up, but these recipes are flexible and endlessly adaptable too.
This collection of practical recipes, including Overnight French Toast Casserole, Barbecue Chicken Chili with Cornbread Dumplings, and Cherry Tomato and White Bean Skillet Bruschetta, brings ease, comfort, and bold flavour to everyday cooking. Whether you're braising Perfect Saucy Pulled Pork in a Dutch oven or whipping up Salted Chocolate Tahini Skillet Blondies, Oven to Table will reveal the wide-ranging versatility of just a few pieces of cookware. With dishes leaping from stove to centerpiece, Jan's wholesome recipes will streamline your kitchen routine and nourish your family and friends.
JAN SCOTT is a food writer and the creator of Family Bites, a blog devoted to no-fuss, family recipes and easy entertaining and party ideas. She is the food editor for The SavvyMom Group and has had essays and articles published in The Toronto Star, Canadian Family and What's Up: Canada's Family Magazine. She co-authored the cookbook Gatherings, which was nominated for a Taste Canada award in 2015. Prior to food writing, she worked for a private catering company for eight years. She lives in Toronto with her husband Rob, and their three sons.
"Jan Scott turns one-pot recipes into memorable meals that will fill your home with flavour, without filling it with dishes. At once immensely creative and cozily familiar, Oven to Table is chockful of contemporary family classics that will please everyone." —Allison Day, author of Modern Lunch
"Jan Scott makes everyday cooking so fun and delicious—and it couldn't be easier when everything is cooked and served in one pan or pot. These recipes are cozy, comforting, and packed with effortless flavour." —Claire Tansey, Cityline guest expert and author of Uncomplicated
"A brilliantly creative and approachable cookbook. Jan Scott understands the need for convenience, but doesn't compromise on flavour—or fun. This is the future of family food." —Aimee Wimbush-Bourque, author of The Simple Bites Kitchen
"Jan Scott knows what a family cook needs: meals that are easy to pull together and deliver delicious, hearty results—with a guarantee of leftovers. From breakfast to dessert, Jan's recipes never fail to excite me about getting in the kitchen. I know I'll be cooking from this stunning book for years to come." —Ceri Marsh, author of The School Year Survival Cookbook
"Jan doesn't just suggest one-pot cooking as a strategy, she describes the what, why, and how before you even get to the recipes. We gobbled up the Barbecue Chicken Chili with Cornbread Dumplings before the last of us even got home for dinner!" —Lucinda Scala Quinn, author of Mad Hungry
“If you have a busy schedule, are a working parent doing double duty or simply do not like cleaning up after cooking, Oven to Table is for you.” —Torontonicity