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cover-5in10pastaThe 5 in 10 Pasta and Noodle Cookbook

This dandy little book marks my first effort at quick-and-easy cooking, and it is a gem. Unlike my other four books, it is a “package” project, in which the creator of a series hires authors to write each book.

The focus was creating speedy but delicious pasta dishes using a few everyday grocery store ingredients and a minimum of effort. Everything about this book is practical: The interior spiral binding, colorful, easy-care design, and of course, abundance of satisfying, anytime recipes. My husband and daughter turn to it often, and our dinner is pasta and salad two to three nights a week.

To my regret, this book is out of print. If you have it, you are in luck! If you don’t, look for it at your local library or in used book stores, along with several other 5 in 10 titles, written by good friends of mine.