Dinner Solved!

100 Ingenious Recipes That Make the Whole Family Happy, Including You!


By Katie Workman

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Katie Workman is a gifted cook, a best friend in the kitchen, and a brilliant problem solver. Her Mom 100 Cookbook was named one of the Five Best Weeknight Cookbooks of the past 25 years by Cooking Light and earned praise from chefs like Ina Garten (“I love the recipes!”) and Bobby Flay (“Perfect . . . to help moms everywhere get delicious meals on the table.”). Now Katie turns her attention to the biggest problem that every family cook faces: how to make everyone at the table happy without turning into a short-order cook.

Expanding on one of the most popular features of the first cookbook, her ingenious “Fork in the Road” recipe solution, which makes it so easy to turn one dish into two or more, Katie shows you how Asian Spareribs can start mild and sweet for less adventurous eaters—and then, in no time, become a zesty second version for spice lovers. She shakes up the usual chicken for dinner with Chicken Tikka Masala-ish—and feeds vegetarians, too, by offering a fork where cauliflower is used in place of the chicken. Fettuccine with Shrimp and Asparagus is a blueprint for seven other easy mix-and-match pasta dinner combinations. Crostini for breakfast—truly an aha! idea—can go sweet or savory, pleasing both types of morning eaters. Have all the ingredients on hand? Make the insanely delicious Chocolate Carrot Cake. Missing chocolate? Don’t run out to the store—the basic Carrot Cake is just as satisfying.

Katie’s voice is funny and wry, and completely reassuring. Stunning full-color photographs show every dish. The result: no more cranky eaters, no more dinner table strife, no more unsure or stressed-out cook.


  • ​"Quite frankly, the most helpful and inspiring family-friendly cookbook on shelves today.” —Tasting Table

    "I am a big fan of Katie Workman, and as the mother of four, a big fan of delicious dinner recipes. So Katie writing a cookbook about dinner? A perfect combination and then some!” —Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman Cooks

    “Katie has written a stunningly good book for busy parents. Not only are the recipes smart and delicious, but they also include a lot of ways to personalize them to make everyone in your family happy!” —Ina Garten

    "What parent couldn't use a collection of great-tasting recipes that will make everyone at the table happy—even the picky eaters? Thanks, Katie!" —Giada De Laurentiis

    “The average American eats 60 pounds of chicken a year. That’s a lot of dinners to keep fresh. Mom of two Katie Workman comes to the rescue with recipes from her new cookbook, Dinner Solved!” —Parent’s Magazine

    "Meet your weeknight dinner fairy godmother. This new cookbook is packed with fast, appealing recipes—and candid advice—that will make even the pickiest eaters ask for seconds." —RealSimple.com

    "Wry and reassuring (Katie Workman) writes candidly from the family dinner trenches, and she's an ally to the beginners and experienced cooks alike." —Cooking Light

    "Katie Workman's Dinner Solved! will make the end of your day a little easier. Her books are great guides for busy parents." —The Splendid Table, Weeknight Kitchen

On Sale
Aug 18, 2015
Page Count
384 pages

Katie Workman

Katie Workman

About the Author

Katie Workman is the author of Dinner Solved! and The Mom 100 Cookbook. She is a columnist for the Associated Press, Eating Well magazine, and FoodNetwork.com, and a food writer whose articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, Cooking Light, Parents, Rachael Ray Every Day, New York magazine, and many others. She posts regularly on her blog, themom100.com. Katie is also the founding editor in chief of Cookstr.com; and a regular contributor to NPR.  She sits on the board of City Harvest, New York’s leading food rescue nonprofit, and lives with her husband and two children in New York City.

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