In a Snap! Tasty Southern Recipes You Can Make in 5, 10, 15, or 30 Minutes by Tammy Algood (Thomas Nelson Books, $24.99, 296 pages) offers recipes perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert. The recipes are divided by number of minutes expected to prepare the dish, and within those chapters are a variety of recipes for all meals including appetizers.
This book is for lovers of Southern food and anyone who wants quick recipes. Dishes take from five to 30 minutes. Those who like to entertain will enjoy the appetizer recipes, among others. Also perfect for those busy nights.
Recipes include turkey and cranberry sandwiches, stuffed hamburgers, seven-layer chicken and vegetables, hand-mashed turnips, Cajun shrimp and rice, cherry pecan Brie, country ham and peach salad, apple spiced tea, peanut vegetable stir-fry, homemade chicken nuggets, crunchy nut triangles, applesauce and golden raisin cookies, wok-seared spinach, grilled cheese and bacon on raisin bread, zippy chicken and gravy, buttermilk and Gouda grits, crawfish macaroni and cheese, individual peach crisps and mock “fried” okra.
— Ellen Folkman
Special to the St. Petersburg Times