Curtis Stone Tells Us What's for Dinner (and We're Happy to Listen)

We're making these three great recipes from the swoony 'Top Chef Masters' host's new cookbook

"A home cooked meal is always worth the effort. Food simply tastes better -- and is better for you -- when you cook it yourself." So writes Top Chef Masters host Curtis Stone in his new cookbook, What's for Dinner? Delicious Recipes for a Busy Life. Of course, that's debatable, depending on who's doing the cooking, but we're totally behind the sentiment -- especially since the whole point of Stone's book is to give busy people (like us! Like you!) easy, delicious, go-to weeknight dinner recipes. Here, three of our favorites:

Roasted Cauliflower, Broccoli, and Pasta Bake with White Cheddar

Roasted Cauliflower, Broccoli, and Pasta Bake with White Cheddar

Quentin Bacon

Like mac n' cheese, only better -- because the addition of broccoli and cauliflower means you can feel a little less guilty about eating a huge helping.

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Steak and Green Bean Stir-Fry with Ginger and Garlic

Steak and Green Bean Stir-Fry with Ginger and Garlic

Quentin Bacon

Stone calls this recipe "Cantonese comfort food." We call it quick and easy, thanks to a 10-minute prep time and 10-minute cooking time.

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Spaghetti with Garlic, Lemon, Kale, and Parmesan

Spaghetti with Garlic, Lemon, Kale, and Parmesan

Quentin Bacon

Make this pasta dish your next Meatless Monday meal. (Or, if you must, eat it on Tuesday and add some Italian sausage.)

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Erika Rasmusson Janes is iVillage's interim senior food editor. Find her on Pinterest, Twitter and Google+.

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