WINNER: IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award (Gold Medal: Best First Book-Nonfiction)
With The 8×8 Cookbook, author Kathy Strahs elevates the simple 8×8-inch square baking dish into a dinnertime secret weapon for busy families. Beyond the usual brownies and casseroles, the passionate force behind the blogs PaniniHappy.com and CookingOntheSide.com has created 64 modern “square meals”: easy weeknight one-dish meals such as Honey-Glazed Chicken with Root Vegetables, Sunday dinner recipes like Spinach-Pesto Lasagna, tasty recipes for sides such as Chard Apple Stuffing that would make a nice addition to the Thanksgiving table, brunch fare including Orange Custard French Toast, and Croissant Bread Pudding with Espresso Butterscotch Sauce for dessert.
“Kathy Strahs nails it with her weeknight-friendly ‘square meals’. The 8×8 dish is not only the perfect size for my busy family, but it’s also just right for freeze-ahead meals and potlucks with friends. We could eat these dishes every night of the week!”
— Catherine McCord, Author of Weelicious and Weelicious Lunches