In an age where time is as precious as good food, enter Homemade in a Hurry, the secret to having more of both. With over three hundred recipes, from appetizers, soups, and salads to main courses, side dishes, and desserts, cooking from scratch is made easier with shortcuts for those who demand morea LOT morein less time. By jump-starting the cooking with high-quality prepared ingredients such as pestos, curry cooking sauces, and pre-chopped vegetablesall found at local supermarketsthe complicated is streamlined and what used to take hours in the kitchen is now ready in minutes. Author and cooking teacher Andrew Schloss has a knack for creating easy-to-prepare recipes that turn the same-old-thing into something special. Puree a can of navy beans with a little garlic, olive oil, and lime juice and voil, White Guacamole. Dress up a cup of stuffing mix for a turkey meatloaf that's in the oven in under ten minutes. A little mango and onion give new life to store-bought salsa making a perfect accompaniment to grilled salmon. And even after a delicious bit of Lasagna Bolognese, no one will guess it takes only minutes to prepare. Homemade in a Hurry is the essential home chef's companion guide to using the supermarket as a personal pantry for creating impressive dishes, whether for everyday meals or for full-on dinner parties.