“Simple and elegant is the name of the game here. Holly Erickson and Natalie Mortimer have created the ultimate use-everyday cookbook…If the veggie-forward, ‘beautiful, make-able’ recipes don't convince [you] to dive in, the luscious photography surely will.” —Food & Wine
Get the most out of your time in the kitchen with these 100 fast, instant-classic dinners that everyone will love.
For pretty much everyone, life gets busy—but you still want to cook up a good meal, ideally one that’s accessible, efficient, and doesn’t sacrifice any of the delicious flavors you love. The creators of the popular website The Modern Proper are all about that weeknight dinner, and now, they’re showing you how to reinvent what proper means and be smarter with your time in the kitchen to create meals which will bring friends and family together at the table.
The Modern Proper will expand your “go-to” list and help you become a more intuitive, creative cook. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, a busy parent or a workaholic, this book will arm you with tools, tricks, and shortcuts to get dinner on the table. Every ingredient is easy to find, plus you’ll find plenty of swaps and options throughout. Each of the 100 recipes (some all-time fan favorites and many brand-new) includes prep time, cook time, and quick-reference tags.
-Stuffed Chicken Breast with Mozzarella and Creamy Kale
-Stir-Fried Pork Cutlets with Buttermilk Ranch
-Sweet Cider Scallops with Wilted Spinach
-Tofu Enchiladas with Red Sauce
With recipes to feed a crowd, an entrée for every palate, a whole chapter of meatballs, and plenty of pantry essentials, The Modern Proper is the new essential cookbook for any and all food lovers.
About the Author
Holly Erickson lives in Austin, Texas, with her family, but was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She was ten years old when she took her first cooking class and has been in love ever since. In her adult life, her passion has only deepened. Her devotion to hosting parties and gathering friends, her subscription to every food magazine out there, and her short stint as a caterer joined forces to serve as an informal kitchen education. In 2012, she and her friend Natalie bonded over their shared passion for food, and The Modern Proper was born.
Natalie Mortimer lives in Vancouver, Washington, with her husband and three kids. Her love for food can be traced directly to her grandmother and the beautiful dishes she brought to the table at every family celebration. After years of soul searching, she found her footing in 2012 when she and her friend Holly launched The Modern Proper. With no formal education in food, but plenty of passion for good meals, Natalie and Holly have together successfully reached the homes of millions from all over the globe.
"The recipes in The Modern Proper are approachable, creative, and simple enough that anyone can make them. I literally want to make everything from this book! I already made a home for it on my bookshelf." —Gina Homolka, creator of Skinnytaste and author of the Skinnytaste cookbooks
"Together both Holly and Natalie have taken family dinners and turned them into easy, fun to create, and totally delicious to eat recipes. The Modern Proper is full of approachable, colorful and creative recipes that the whole family will love. I want to make everything from this cookbook!" —Tieghan Gerard, author of New York Times bestselling cookbooks Half Baked Harvest Super Simple and Half Baked Harvest Cookbook
"Holly and Natalie have created a beautiful cookbook that will transform your cooking experience. Each of these recipes are full of life and flavor that will make you giddy to gather around the table with your friends and family!" —Alex Snodgrass, New York Times bestselling author of The Defined Dish
"Recipes that are impressive yet easy, comforting yet nutritious, decadent yet unfussy, plus an entire chapter on meatballs! Natalie and Holly take the guess work out of what to cook for dinner or any occasion. This book is a must-have for all food lovers." —Ronny Joseph Lvovski, cookbook author and creator of Primal Gourmet
“The Modern Proper cookbook is too good to pass up. It’s filled with gorgeous photos, practical tips and, most importantly, delicious recipes that are simple for even the novice cook to whip together.” —New York Post
“In their debut cookbook, you’ll get an impressive roster of go-to dishes, ingredient swaps, pantry essentials, and kitchen shortcuts that will help you become a more creative cook.” —The Food Network