Katie Workman: Editor-in-Chief, Cookstr.com

Katie Workman — coach for the iVillage Get Organized for the Holidays Community Challenge — is the founding editor in chief of Cookstr.com. She writes about food and cooking for websites and magazines, including The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, AOL Food, KitchenDaily.com, AARP.com, and New York magazine. She recently published The Mom 100 Cookbook.

Katie lives with her husband and two children in New York City, where she's developed such an open house reputation that all sorts of friends, neighbors, and families with kids in tow wind up at her table.

Katie sits on the board of City Harvest, New York’s leading food rescue nonprofit, and is an active supporter of Share Our Strength.

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About The Mom 100 Cookbook by Katie Workman:
Let’s face it: Most parents don’t actually have an expansive repertoire of creative, wholesome, and delicious recipes. The Mom 100 Cookbook by Katie Workman To many, a dinner at home is limited to a few tired dishes or, worse, involves a take-out menu or something from the supermarket’s frozen food section. And breakfast, when moms have three minutes to feed sleepy children, often results in choosing between sugary cereal or frozen waffles. But not any longer--help is here!

The Mom 100 Cookbook by Katie Workman, founding editor in chief of Cookstr.com and a mother of two, delivers solutions to the 20 most common cooking dilemmas that every modern mom faces, providing recipes and tips for parents who are so baffled by their kids’ food preferences that mealtime has become a minefield.

Solutions include:

  • The English muffin pizza as a breakfast alternative
  • Lunches that won’t get tossed or returned
  • Snacks that don’t come in crinkly bags
  • Entrées to feed the overnight vegetarian convert
  • Seafood mains that even fish-o-phobes will embrace
  • Best-shot vegetable dishes
  • The fudgiest brownies you’ll ever eat . . . made using only one pot!

Katie shows moms how to crack open the door for the salad rejecter and how to make an enticing entrée with whatever’s in the fridge. Her recipes include brilliant shortcuts, such as a four-ingredient casserole perfect for family and company, and cooking flank steak in the broiler—so quick and simple!

Katie’s straightforward approach to tackling everyday cooking dilemmas makes for a candid read, with wise tips, personal anecdotes, and wry one-liners sprinkled throughout. Exemplifying the deliciousness of simplicity, each of her smart, crowd-pleasing recipes masterfully combines basic ingredients and ingenious techniques for extraordinary results.

Because Katie knows what it’s like to be a mom in the kitchen, her recipes also include special Fork in the Road suggestions as well as Make Ahead and What the Kids Can Do sidebars.

A Fork in the Road recipe lets you make one basic dish while still catering to different tastes. Example: Your picky eater is less adventurous with couscous than the rest of your family. After the couscous is cooked, set aside a portion to be kept plain, then add the rest of the spices and vegetables to the remaining couscous.

What the Kids Can Do sidebars include ways kids can join in and help prepare the recipes. Example: When making Corn Chowder, kids can crumble cooled bacon, smash up cooked potatoes and vegetables, and sprinkle individual portions with scallions and chives.

Make Ahead recipes are ones you can prepare in advance and store in the fridge or freezer to eat sometime later—they’re even better than leftovers.

Each of the 100 recipes is complemented by mouthwatering color photographs taken by Todd Coleman, executive food editor of Saveur magazine. The result is an attractive, easy to understand, indispensible resource that every mom will be grateful for every day of the week.

The Mom 100 Cookbook is now available for order on Amazon.com.

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